Part 1: Learning the letter sounds

Suggested storyline for the ‘p’ sound

It is a child’s birthday. Their mother has made a cake in the shape of a pig and has put five trick candles that relight when blown out. The child puffs the candles out, but every time the candles appear to have gone out, they light up again.

Flash Card: Teacher shows the letter ‘p’.

Action: Children imagine their finger is a candle and try to puff the trick candle out saying p p p p p p.

Letter Formation: Teacher shows how to form the letter ‘p’, and tells the children the ‘p’ has a down stroke which goes under the line. Children form the letter in the air.