Wave Your Wand – The letter G

19th September 2018 - By 

Download a FREE resource featuring Magic Shapes Handwriting and Story Wizard Phonics resources for the letter ‘g’ by logging in or registering (download link is at the bottom).

Get children to create their own word wand (be as creative as you like) and then use it to trace the magic wand shapes in the air. This is their initial basic training towards creating magic symbols with their wands.

Once familiar with the basic shapes they can have a go at combining those shapes into a complete magic symbol! This magic symbol is the letter ‘g’.

The letter ‘g’ makes a short sound that is made with the mouth relaxed and the tongue pointing upwards towards the top of the mouth.

Word wizards can send their thoughts to other wizards by using symbols like these. One day your children will become word wizards!

The Wave your Wand activity is a fun way to introduce letters. The initial shapes can also be used for fine motor skills activities and resources are included to support this. Resources also include activities for cutting out letters and pasting them onto activity sheets.

These and other activities for the letter ‘g’ (and every other letter of the alphabet) are included in the Story Wizard Phonics scheme for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Magic Shapes Handwriting resources are also available independently in print, cursive and uppercase.

With Story Wizard Phonics, ‘G’ is introduced to children at the end of Set 2. In set 1 children will have learned the letters a,m,t,s,d. In set 2 they will have already learned i,n,o,p. At this stage they will have seen how the letters they have learned can combine into many words including: am, sat, in, pin and pig.

The Story Wizard scheme introduces letters progressively like this to enable children to constantly consolidate their prior learning and to become familiar with combining letters into words and having a go at blending from the very beginning.

In a few days time children can even have a go at creating their first story book!

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