Letters and Sounds
Every week in Acorn Class we learn about Phase 1 phonics by thinking about the sounds we can hear in the environment, the sounds we can make with our mouths and our bodies, or with instruments. We begin to identify the sounds that words begin with and then we start to break down the other sounds we can hear in words too.
We also learn a new letter using the Jolly Phonics program which we follow in the foundation stage and use to help us scaffold our learning in year 1.
We think about the sound a letter makes, its name and what it looks like. We take a letter sheet home for our grown ups to help us to continue our learning at home. We also bring in things from home that we have found beginning with the letter of the week.