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Phonics and Reading

The Pre-Primary Phonics & Reading programme provides the ideal framework, making it easy for even the youngest learners to achieve literacy skills. Using multi-sensory methods, songs, games and interactive multimedia, children will gradually learn how to read, write and spell words confidently. 

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Journey through the 5 levels of our Phonics and Reading course

Level 1 - Budding

Our young ones will begin their journey as budding readers with an introduction to the letters of the alphabet. They will then move on and learn how to recognize the two main types of letters: vowels and consonants. Students will end the first level of this programme by learning to recognize the sounds of each individual letter in the alphabet!

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Level 2 - Beginner

At Level 2, our beginner readers are introduced to blends and digraphs. They are taught to recognize blends and their sounds, where consonants are blended together like where consonants are blended together like “S” and “t” in the word star. They will also be exposed to basic blending techniques, a critical technique we use in daily life when learning to pronounce unfamiliar words by putting individual letters and their sounds together.

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Level 3 - Fluent

At this intermediate level, it is crucial for children to feel confident in their own reading abilities, especially when reading aloud. Teachers will recap and reinforce the blending techniques taught in the previous level before introducing yet another reading essential, rimes. To help our young ones read with fluency and clear pronunciation, they will practice with words that occur most frequently in written texts.

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Level 4 - Proficient

At Level 4, our students will begin increasing their proficiency in reading by confronting more challenging words. They will be Introduced to short vowel sounds, ending consonant blends, word rimes and their sounds. They will also be answering open-ended questions which are crafted to encourage thoughtful responses and cultivate thinking processes that parallel their ability to read and speak.

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Level 5 - Champion

At the final level of our Phonics and Reading programme, our young ones will be transformed into champion readers with an introduction to long vowel sounds and exposure to words that are higher on the difficulty level. They will learn the importance of punctuation and using it to read with proper expression, accuracy and fluency. The skills learnt at this level help our students build a strong foundation to reading meaningful text which will serve them in their future academic journey and beyond!

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Our testimonials

What our students & parents say about us

Thank you Teacher Lucia for teaching Ming Xuan during the Phonics and P1 Prep classes – you always ensure Ming Xuan is attentive and engaged during lessons. Very much appreciated!

Parent of Chong Ming Xuan
Kevin has been with Teacher Lucia since three years old, and he will start Primary school next year. Thanks for teaching him Phonics, K2 English & Math!

Parent of Kevin Zhang Chengrui
Dear Teacher Lucia, thank you for teaching Marilyn. With your guidance, Marilyn is now able to read and write confidently. This would not have been possible without your good teaching.

Parent of Wong Qian Ying Marilyn
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