Stage 0 is aimed at FS1 nursery aged children and will cover Letters and Sounds Phases 1 and 2.
Stage 0 for pre-school children introduces the sounds of the alphabet through fun, age-appropriate games and activities that take no more than 5–10 minutes a day. The teacher handbook is split into three clear sections:
Part One: falls within the Communication and Language area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. It focuses on developing children’s speaking and listening skills and language comprehension through varied adult-led activities, rhymes, stories, poems and drama activities.
Part Two: marks the beginning of explicit phonics teaching, in which the children, once they are ready, begin to learn their 26 letter sounds (phonemes).
Part Three: is aimed at providing practitioners with ideas of how to implement phonics activities within the different areas of their setting.
The Song of Sounds Stage 0 Pack contains:
- Resource CD, including audio of the song
- Teacher Handbook
- Green word cards
- Phoneme stars
- Phoneme finder sheet
- Lotto game
- Pairs game
- Classroom frieze
- Picture cards