Take a glimpse into some fun time with the class of Nursery One (a group of 5 children who are barely 3 years old) as I incorporate Blossom’s 3 learning styles (VAK) into one of our English Language lessons for the letter shape ‘h’.
Displaying of flashcards on the wall for a print rich environment
My aim is to provide the children some prints to look at everyday, for them to eventually learn to recognise the shape of Harry Hat Man.
Visual and Auditory
The word ‘house’ is introduced as having the same beginning sound as Harry Hat Man’s ‘h’. To extend the children’s learning on the concept of a house, the story book ‘’This is Our House’ was read. The children learnt through seeing the pictures in the book and by listening to the story.
Letterland gives life to each letter as they associate each letter with a different Letterland character! For example: Harry Hat Man hides behind the letter ‘h’ His song lyrics are so catchy that even the very young ones will have no problems singing along.
The children not only see and touch but also have a more concrete learning of witnessing a 3D house being constructed with some reusable cardboard!
They gained awareness of the basic structures of a house eg: walls, roof, windows, door, etc.
After all the workout with the three learning styles, Yong Quan was seen pointing to the letter ‘h’ while browsing through a story book during quiet time.
To further aid in his recognition of letter ‘h’, I flipped to the next page and prompted him to hunt for the letter ‘h’, Harry Hat Man. He exhibited awareness of the letter shape and even attempted to sound its corresponding sound.
The children were also more spontaneous to actively seek for Harry Hat Man, either when they spotted one (the display of sandpaper and flashcard with the letter shape) or when I called out for the shape ‘h’.