Term One is all about learning to :
recognize all 26 upper and lower case letters
identify the dominant sound each letter represents
make plausible attempts at writing letters in Victorian Modern Cursive font
We have been using a cuing system created by Jane Passy called cued articulation to help students identify the type of sound each letter makes and to cue them into making this sound.
As a prep team, we have found that pairing a visual of the letter, it's name and finger cue has increased the students accuracy in recalling the letter names and sounds. A vital skill needed when learning to read and write.
You can learn more about Jane Passy and Cued Articulation by
visiting the Sounds for Learning website;
Below is a clip which demonstrates the formation of each cue. Some of the cues for the vowel sounds and blends are not used currently in the classroom with the students.