Little Thinkers in the Pre-School at Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy have been joining in daily phonics sessions working on Phase 1 of the ‘letters and sounds’ Government phonics scheme.
The children have focused on developing their listening and attention skills, and developing an awareness of sound and rhymes.
Phase 1 also helps prepare the children for learning their alphabet sounds to learn to read later on.
Jessie, aged three, said: "We have to cross our legs and have our eyes looking and our ears listening."
The children identified sounds through a variety of interactive games and played 'guess the instrument', 'guess the animal sound', and clapping the syllables of their name.
Winne, aged four, said: "I love using the microphone to make sounds."
Kay Stage 1 Lead Bethan Williams said: "The children have been brilliant and are really engaged throughout every session. They are keen to learn and I have already seen an improvement in their listening skills in just a few weeks.
"It is a brilliant first step in our transition programme and it has been lovely getting to know all the children in pre-school."
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