About this course
Nursery 1 (Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy)
As often a child’s first introduction to school, our Nursery 1 programme sets the foundation for a life-long love of learning and school. Children will be introduced to letters, numbers and shapes and take part in storytelling to form the beginnings of early reading and listening comprehension skills.
Classes will focus on developing speaking confidence through language and kinaesthetic activities and improve fine motor skills through the use of thematically linked arts and crafts projects.
In this course students will be introduced to the alphabet and learn single letter phonics through the Jolly Phonics approach. They will learn to recognise and pronounce these sounds clearly as well as write them accurately. We approach the learning of phonics and literacy skills thoughtfully and ensure that our students are challenged but not overwhelmed.
Learners will be encouraged to develop their speaking confidence through group activities and regular Show and Tell discussions. They will also develop their socialisation skills through fun games and activities that motivate them.
Nursery 2 (Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy)
We also offer an innovative approach to Early Years English learning. “Learning Time with Shaun and Timmy” is themed around the world-famous children’s film and TV characters, Shaun the Sheep and lamb of the flock Timmy.
As children progress to level two in this Nursery program, they will be introduced to single letter sounds both orally and in written form through our unique Timmy Time Phonics programme. Phonics learning is thematically linked to the lesson focus in order to give students’ context to their new sound and letter knowledge.
These thematic linked lessons will also build learners’ vocabulary, creativity and critical thinking skills through class discussions, role play and interactive games.
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.