Part 1: Learning the letter sounds

Suggested storyline for the ‘a’ sound

A family are going on a picnic. The children suggest food to be taken. They sit down and spread out the lunch. They start eating. One of the children feels a tickling on their arm and says a a a a a a ants. They jump up and leave the ants.

Flash Card: Teacher shows the letter ‘a’.

Action: Children pretend the ants are going up their arms and say a a a a a.

Letter Formation: Teacher shows how to form the letter ‘a’. Children form the letter in the air.

Further Phonics: The teacher tells the children that ‘a’ is a special letter called a vowel.