This question relates to the Early Years online course:

Most children come to school with a sense of the alphabet. So that by Term 3 (in the PLD sequence) when they are learning their alphabet sounds, it is ideal that they have a degree of familiarity with the alphabet, whether that is through TV, apps, parents or the environment.

For children who come to school without ANY concept of the alphabet, singing the alphabet, and tipping out a letter puzzle and filling in the letters in order while naming them is a useful experience. For this group of students, the semester 1 familiarisation of the alphabet which incorporates alphabet letter naming, is my recommendation.

If students come to school with some concept of the alphabet, these activities can be ignored in semester 1.'
Hope this clarifies.
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