Letters And Sounds Phase One
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:38 PM
I am working in pre-school and really want to get more done on letters and sounds. i brought our letters and sounds pack home this weekend and have scanned it and i like some of the activities. I just want to check if i am understanding this correctly.
we work through each aspect ? - how do we know when children are ready to move on? - is it just in knowing your children? - how long would you spend on each aspect (a week?, do you do it each day?)
Aspect 7 - would you expect to achive this in pre-school?
do you do your letters and sounds activities in small groups, i know it suggest this.
do they progress through each aspect in order, or will they master some quicker than others (i guess if this is the case then you would just revisit areas that needed building on.
does anyone track where their children are up to in phase one?, if so what format do you use?
any help on letters and sounds phase one would be really appreciated, i am anxious to do it, but don't want to do it wrong.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:53 PM
I start of with the first aspect because it's necessary that they learn about listening and differentiating sounds round them. The intention is to work through to aspect 7, but in practice we sometimes find ourselves jumping about as things naturally occur - for instance we're doing quite a lot of phonic stuff at the moment which has cropped up quite spontaneously.
I do keep track of where children 'are', just to see who has 'got it' and who needs some more practice, time or support with something.
If you've read your book, I don't think that there's much chance you'll do it 'wrong', Phase one is almost all what you would be doing anyway in Preschool, it just makes it more obvious and easy to track progress.
Edit to add - Shout if you cant find stuff - a search for 'letters and sounds' will turn up a lot of stuff as there have been many discussions on it
Edited by Cait, 15 January 2012 - 07:54 PM.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:28 PM
We used to plan one aspect per week, making sure we covered the 3 strands, (tuning into sounds; listening and remembering sounds; talking about sounds). It isn't hierarchical, except that I would leave aspect 7 to later on, but the other aspects we mixed up a bit to add variety.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:30 PM
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:54 PM
I also think revist too they as you say are fun activities,
also on my L&S planning i have singing nursery ryhmes and we have 2 big group sing song sessions a week instead of story
and L&S happen all the time in yr setting ...you know crunching on the leaves ouside splashing in the water and weeee down the slide (not literally)
Dont you wished you worked with someone like him!!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:17 PM
I wanted to pick up on aspect 6 and 7 which are crucial if children are to get off to a good paced start in reception to succeed in phase 2 and 3 by the end of the year, so yes I would expect children to be reasonably confident with those skills by the end of nursery.
ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE'S A CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT
Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:41 PM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:55 PM
Cait I like that idea..I am going to borrow it if that ok with you.
Haha - go ahead
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