This 60 minute phonics based playgroup consists of interactive activities which allow our teacher to introduce basic phonics concept to the 2-3 years old children. Children with more exposure to phonics at an early age can pick up letter sounds and develop their blending skills faster than other students. Our phonics based activities include singing and dancing, treasure hunting, making art and crafts and finger letter tracing. We aim to let young children start listening and verbally practicing letter sounds at an early age while having fun through learning and playing games.
Phonics is a foundation for children to develop their reading and spelling skills. Children without a solid phonics background often struggle in spelling and have difficulties in reading. They eventually lose confidence in reading and writing and their English suffers as a result. Our phonics workshop follow the Jolly Phonics material. Student will learn 42 letter sounds, letter formation, blending skills, word segmenting and tricky words in the elementary stage. They will eventually learn more tricky words, alternative letter sounds, words and sentences and comprehension in the advanced stage. It is not necessary for a student to begin from level 1 if he/she has some knowledge in phonics. We welcome children to come in for a free assessment to determine the most appropriate level for them to start learning phonics. To ensure students are learning confidently, an end of level assessment will be conducted to determine if the students are capable to be promoted to the next level.
Primary English Series 小學英語系列
This is a 60 minute program with a focus on developing children's communication skills in English. This course is open for two age groups - 4-6 years old and 7-9 years old. The teacher will run interactive activities with the children in each class and engage with them in discussion and reading aloud articles. The younger children are required to spend more time on practicing story sequencing and story telling while the older children are required to practice more on expressing ideas and debates. The teacher will also assist in improving the children's pronunciation and tone when speaking English. By having more conversations with our native English teacher, children will eventually follow the teacher's accent and use of vocabulary.
Children in Hong Kong often struggle with their compositions. The major cause is that our children do not spend much time on reading English books and thus, lack of vocabulary. Building up vocabulary allows yourchildren to use stronger and more descriptive words in their writing. We do not only introduce the skills of writing different types of articles to the students, we also ask our students to spend some time to read aloud articles in class and learn vocabulary. With more practice in writing and building up a vocabulary bank, students will gradually build up confidence in English. English Writing Workshop is one of our Primary English series courses. Level 1 writing is for P.1 to P.2 students starting with learning proper sentence structures and writing paragraphs. Level 2 writing is for P.3 to P.4 students to learn writing different types of articles and further their vocabulary. Level 3 writing is for P.5 to P.6 students to learn more about writing persuasive, explanatory and informational articles.
香港的學生往往在英文寫作上遇到困難，主要的原因是他們並沒有花太多的時間閱讀英語書藉而缺乏詞彙。學生若能建立詞彙庫，他們便能在寫作中使用更貼切和更具描述性的詞彙。老師在課上不但教導學生寫作不同類型文章的技巧，也要求他們花一些時間在課堂上朗讀文章和練習用字和修辭。透過多練習，學生將在英語寫作上逐步建立自信心。英語寫作班是我們的小學英語系列課程之一。第一級是教導小一至小二學生學習正確的句子結構和學習簡短寫作。 第二級是教導小三至小四學生學習寫作文章和學習用字及修辭。 第三級是教導小五至小六學生學習寫作有說服力、有描寫性和知識性文章。