S’ is the first letter explored in the Jolly Phonics program. The children will meet Snake for the first time. He is one of the three main characters the children will meet in term 1. Practicing to write the letter ‘s’ is fun because it looks like our new friend Snake!
If you would like to practice the letter ‘s’ at home here is a clip that gives a “s s s super sound” and supporting visuals. Clips like this help children to associate the letter they see (the grapheme) with the sound they hear (the phoneme) which is an all important building lock for beginning to blend letters together and eventually read.
Cookie Monster also has a great video about the letter ‘s’. You can view it by clicking on the picture below.