RRRRRRRoar for R week! We have had a blast. The little ones explored reflective surfaces and rolling while the preschooler revised his sounds as well as used ribbons and made a rocket.
In order to remember the sounds the children need to revise them. A revision element is featured in every Sounds Right Phonics Class and is good practise in every school phonics lesson too. This week we revised the sounds we have learnt to date using good old fashioned flash cards. However, to incentivise the boy he got a sticker for each sound he could recognise. We then worked on those that he couldn’t recall and revisited them the next day. Although not a fan of stickers on his shirt he loved stickers on the flash cards and this really motivated him. It was also a good way of me to remember which sounds he was finding tricky.
Gross motor skills are important to develop arm muscles and in turn aids writing. We enjoyed the sun and used ribbons in the garden to make huge letter shapes. Forming huge letter is so beneficial before he has to write them more formally on paper
Well the boy was in is element with this activity. I took it from him really as we worked together to turn a box into a rocket. It started simply with a cardboard box and two stickers on it but it soon developed and by the end the rocket had wings, a computer system and an escape ladder. I had to draw the line when he wanted to add balloons so it would “ really fly. “ This activity covered so many areas – imagiantion, creativity, problem solving, team work, construction as well as langauge enrichment and role play