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Junior Infants

24-October-17

Hi everyone,

Just a note about sounds for the week.
We started with w today and we will cover 'ng' and 'v' this week also.
  • W - wish, wand, work, willow
  • ng - sang, king, long, lung
  • v - vat, vest, vent, video
So far the children have covered s, a, t, i, p, n, c, k, e, h, r, m, d, g, o, u, l, f, b, ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or and z. Please ensure that these sounds are practiced every night using the sound copy.
The activities we recommend you do each night are:
  • Say each sound individually - make sure to look for the sound, not the letter name
  • Trace letters with index finger and write with pencil, crayon and/or twistable.
  • blend sounds together to make words.
  • practice identifying sounds around you - in the home
eg 1: what do you see in the room that has the j sound? jug.
eg 2: What sound is at the end of this word? (fork) = k
Please also focus on the correct letter formation with your child.
  • It is very important that a child holds their pencil in the correct way. The pencil should be held in the “tripod” grip between the thumb and the first two fingers. The grip is the same for both left and right handed children.

  • A child needs to form each letter the correct way. The letter c forms the basic shape of some other letters, such as d, g, q, o and a. For these letters the pencil stroke must be anti-clockwise, not clockwise)

  • d (the pencil starts in the middle, not the top)

  • m, r and n (there must be an initial downstroke, or the letter m looks like the McDonald´s arches)

Kind regards
Peter and Susan
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