This literacy teaching pack for the Foundation Stage gets the children to read and respond to a story with a familiar setting and identify initial phonemes in different words based on When an Elephant Comes to School by Jan Ormerod. The class can role-play how to support visitors to the classroom.

Read and respond to a story with a familiar setting and identify initial phonemes in different words based on When an Elephant Comes to School by Jan Ormerod

Lesson One : New School

Read and respond to a story with a familiar setting and identify initial phonemes of names of the characters

Lesson Two : School Friends

Use a story with a familiar setting to identify initial phonemes of matching groups of words

Lesson Three : School Words

Use a story to identify and practise writing initial sounds for some of the objects that can be found in a school

Lesson Four : School Cupboard

Read and respond to a story about starting in a new school and identify initial phonemes of different words

Lesson Five : School Visitors

Role play events and activities that might happen in a school and identify initial sounds of matching cvc words

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