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Lesson 4 - s
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Learn the sequence of shapes for the letter s and then link it to the speech sound that lets you know when to write it.

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Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to write the letter s in a style that links the letters.  Then listen in so that you will be able to recognise the speech sound that lets you know when to write it.  Use these skills to go on a Sound Search – a useful skill that will speed up your ability to recognise the sound in different positions in words.

We now have enough consonant letters to also learn two consonant blends – st and sm.  Practice these blends with the other sound to letter links in Building Speed so that you will be ready for any words in the following lessons that contain them.

Work through all the activities in the sub-sections on the right, or choose the ones that suit you best.

Practise all the letter shape and speech sound links

The first step in freeing up processing space for what we want to write is to make how we write each letter and blend an automatic response to the sound we hear.  You can do this for lower case and capital letters – LET’S PRACTISE.

Once you have the first written set of letters from working along with the film, you can ask someone to say the sounds so that you can write the letters again.