Our phonics-based Pre-school Reading programme is available for children for the two terms prior to their starting school. The programme is designed to develop their confidence so that they can get off to a flying start.
Based on the award-winning Reading Freedom Program, phonics is used to develop the ability to identify individual sounds in words, and then to blend these into simple meaningful words. Interactive, hands-on and fun, the program uses phonics to develop reading and writing skills in pre-school children. The programme also establishes the foundations that enable children to become successful spellers.
The small classes (maximum four students) not only teach children the decoding skills needed to become successful readers, but also instill in them a positive approach to learning. They become able to develop and understand:
- the sounds made by each vowel and consonant
- identifying beginning, middle and ending sounds in words
- alphabet knowledge
- rhyming words
- a short list of basic sight words
- blending sounds together to make simple words
- reading and writing letters
- reading short stories
Sessions are held throughout terms 1 and 2 in 2018 for pupils beginning school in the second half of 2018, and in terms 3 and 4 for children who start school in 2019. Parents are welcome to attend, and there are both morning and afternoon sessions available.
Monday to Thursday during Term 3 and 4 2018 for children beginning school in 2019
Morning and afternoon sessions are available