- 2 classes/ week or 1 class/ week (Seedling Level only)
- 1 hour / class
What is Phonics?
Phonics is a system of relationships between letters and sounds in a language. It is vital that students remember the sound of each letter so that they can blend them to pronounce words
Phonics IntroductionSeedling Level 1
Students are familiar with the shape for each letter in the alphabet and know the corresponding sound that each letter makes. Students have developed their fine-motor skills and are able to hold and manipulate a pencil for writing.
Milestone 1After approx.
6 - 8 months’ study
Students can identify and recall all letter names and sounds. They are able to write independently and can differentiate the beginning sound from the rest of the word
Milestone 2After approx.
12 months’ study
Students have memorized short vowel sounds and can blend simple, four letter words naturally. Students can also read and spell these words quickly and accurately
Milestone 3After approx.
14 - 16 months’ study
Students are equipped to read and spell complex blends and can differentiate between them, as well as long and short vowels, with ease.
Milestone 4After approx.
18 - 24 months’ study
Students have a solid foundation of complex word groups. They are to read simple stories independently and fluently. Students pronounce blends naturally with correct intonation and are able to spell six letter words with precision.
Students are now ready to advance to more academically inclined courses. Material in such courses builds on their foundation in Phonics and develops skills related to reading and comprehension, speaking, writing and grammar.
Our Phonics classes incorporate a number of different tasks and activities to ensure that all our learning outcomes are met. After teaching the content, we focus most of the class on reading and dictation. Sufficient time is also provided for listening and writing activities. Every class includes time for reviewing, a related song and a fun game to reinforce what our students have learned.
Phonics Jungle Series
The in-house designed Phonics Jungle workbooks have been designed to teach and reinforce key phonetic skills.
Your child will be awarded a certificate of achievement for passing each level.
A passing exam ensures that they have achieved the language objectives.
Teacher’s Feedback Report
At the end of each month, our teachers will provide you with feedback regarding your child’s progress.