iPads for phonics

Outdoors and technology are two of my favourite things in the EYFS. Naturally, I like to combine the two when I can. Reception class haven’t taken the iPads outside this year, until today.
We introduced the children to the sound ‘s’ today in letters and sounds. After we practiced writing it and reading it we thought we had better search for some items that started with it.
I then took a group of children outside, we went on a ‘s’ hunt. Children took part in a competition to find different items that began with a ‘s’.

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Once the children had found ‘s’ items that began with ‘s’ they had to take photographs to see who found the most.

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We came back together as a group to discuss which items we found.
After our discussion we went back inside and drew some pictures of things that begin with ‘s’ too. As you can see we found things such as saucepans, scarecrows, scooters, spades and so much more. Some of the children even labelled their picture with the initial sound. I was so proud of them!

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