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Reception Letters and Sounds

This week’s letters are...
b and f


Everyday, name each letter (as you hear it in the alphabet song) and say the sound it makes (phoneme).


To make the phoneme for the letter ‘b' imagine you are holding a bat behind a ball. Now, move you 'bat' back and forth, as if you are hitting a ball and make the short sound ‘b, b, b, b’.  You can hear this sound in the words ‘bun' and 'bring'.


To make the phoneme for the letter 'f’ imagine you have got a fat fish shaped ball in between your hands, push your hands together as if you are pushing the air out of the fish and make the long 'ffffffffffffff' sound. You can hear this sound in the words 'fat' and 'fun'.


Tuesday: Look around your house. Can you find any objects that begin with each sound? How many have you found? 


Wednesday: Write each letter over and over again. What would your like to use? A pencil on paper? A crayon? Use chalk on the patio outside. Pour a little flour on to a coloured surface (e.g. blue dinner plate, a green tray) and use your finger to write each letter. Could you paint the letter. 


Thursday: Use your school letter pack to think make some words using the sound tiles you have so far (c s a p t i n m d g o k ck e u r h b f) What words can you make? (e.g. fan, flan, bop, bet, get, tent, cot, tock, dock, mat, sad, am, as, it, tin, pin, sat, cat, can, pit, etc).


Friday: Draw or paint something that has each sound in it. It does not have to be at the beginning of the word, it could be at the end. Can you label your picture? Ask an adult to help you, if you are not sure how to write the letter ask the adult to write it for you and you can copy over the top of it.