In this course students will develop their phonic awareness and learn to recognise and pronounce 2-3 letter combinations. Students will be introduced to high frequency 'tricky words' with irregular spellings and begin to distinguish some spelling patterns. By the end of the course they will be able to write and read short sentences accurately.
Show and Tell discussions will continue to play a pivotal role in developing speaking confidence and socialisation skills.
By the end of K2, students will be ready to begin P1.
They will have a firm grasp of the Jolly Phonics sounds and will be moving towards becoming independent readers. They will develop their comprehension skills through story-related activities and be able to write simple paragraphs. Weekly spelling tests, that cover course content and irregular spellings, will help to enhance their literacy.
As with our other pre-school courses, Show and Tell sessions will continue on a weekly basis. In the second half of term, students will be asked to focus on the books they are reading with the aim of improving both their comprehension skills and speaking confidence.
Reading Booster (Kindergarten 2 only)
This course helps to reinforce literacy skills, for students who need extra support before beginning Primary 1.
The course will focus on:
- Blending phonics
- Practicing sight words (e.g. words that don’t follow phonemic rules)
- Developing reading fluency
This course consists of 8 one hour sessions that can be taken in addition to existing K2 courses.
It is expected that all the children who take this course have a basic grasp of phonics but are unable to transition to any reading fluency.
Pre-school enrichment is a 4-year programme ranging from N1 to K2. Our ultimate objective is to prepare our learners to enter P1 as confident and creative users of English. To achieve this we focus on developing their literacy skills and building their speaking confidence. We understand that genuine learning only happens when our learners are able to grasp the meaning of the passages they are reading. Therefore, comprehension tasks play a key role in developing this integral part of the reading process.
Our teachers are qualified, experienced English language practitioners who bring a caring and compassionate approach to teaching pre-school learners. In addition, we provide regular personalised feedback to parents to inform them of their child’s progress.
Our classes will give your child the speaking and literacy skills required to enter P1 with confidence. By the end of the pre-school programme we aim to have our learners reading with greater confidence and fluency.