Phonics

 

IMG_1408 Preschool has begun our formal study of phonics.  OSC uses the Jolly Phonics program which associates movement to letter sounds and symbols.  We introduce one letter per week, and focus on it over the week using different methods including art.  Our aim is that the children show an understanding that print represents the real or the imagined world. They know that reading gives them knowledge and pleasure; that it can be a social activity or an individual activity. They use visual cues to recall sounds and the words they are “reading” to construct meaning.