We start off by teaching the sounds of the letters as opposed to the letters of alphabet. These 42 letter sounds are phonic building blocks that children, with the right tools, use to decode the English language. When reading a word, they recognise the letters and blend together the respective sounds; when writing a word they identify the sounds and write down the corresponding letters. These skills are called blending and segmenting.We start off by teaching the sounds of the letters as opposed to the letters of alphabet. These 42 letter sounds are phonic building blocks that children, with the right tools, use to decode the English language. When reading a word, they recognise the letters and blend together the respective sounds; when writing a word they identify the sounds and write down the corresponding letters. These skills are called blending and segmenting.
Children will be introduced to all the 42 letter sounds and can start reading after the first group of letters have been taught.
Once the first few letter sounds are learnt, children begin blending the sounds together to help them read and write new words.
When the children start reading words, they also need to start identifying the phonic components that make the word sound the way it does. By teaching blending and segmenting at the same time children become familiar with assembling and breaking down the sounds within words.
FUN & JOY
Fun and Joy are our core beliefs. Everyone, including children, learn the best when they are having fun. We want our children to leave the class happier than before they entered.
We use a multi-sensory approach and each letter sound is introduced with fun actions, stories and songs.
Songs and dance connect phonics with fun things, with things that they do. So that reading will come naturally to them. We introduce the sounds of letters to them in a fun way, in a gradual way. In a way that will keep them wanting to learn more sounds, learn more words.
We act. We play. We sing.
We make your child happier, and smarter.
WE BRING THE WORLD TO THEM
After learning the individual sounds, your child will be able to rattle off words of a chart. Impressive.But we don’t just stop there. Our curriculum is about interpreting the phonetics in ordinary spelling, so your child can attach meaning to the words, independently. Naturally and easily.
They will not only learn how to read individual words, but also learn the meanings. Our curriculum is structured in a way to introduce not only the words, but the world to them. They will learn to understand, to comprehend the world around them. We urge them to form sentences, to ask questions, to start being curious about things around them.
WE CONNECT THEM TO YOU
We are very clear about our end goal of phonics right from the start and heart: the human connection.
Every lesson includes a parent-child activity. These activities connect our children with the first most important people in a child’s life, You. Their parents.
WE CONNECT THEM TO THE WORLD
Learning phonics gives rise to reading abilities.
Reading abilities empower our children to gather, assimilate and process information.
In all of our classes, we start to instill a sense of confidence in our children. We encourage them to share their ideas, make connections between sounds/ideas, come up with new ideas. We encourage them to ask questions.
We inspire them to share what they have learnt with those around them. We embolden them to share their ideas with others.
We also teach our children to listen to others (and phonetic sounds), to empathise, to allow others a chance to present their ideas.
Our end goal: Connect our children with the world, connect with other people, and make a difference in the world. To be life-changers.