Reading & Writing
Sight Words/Word Attack Skills
THE KEYSTONE TO YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE IS LITERACY
As a child’s core learning happens in the formative years 0-8, it is vital to ensure children’s first few years at school are setting them up for success. Reading is not an innate function of the brain and it is vital for students to be taught the right way to read from the very start.
SWITCH YOUR CHILD'S BRAIN ON
Instilling growth mindset practises and beliefs into a child’s learning, leads to better student engagement and ultimately better student outcomes.
READING & WRITING
The Kindergarten Reading and Writing group program equips children with the necessary skills needed to be successful readers and writers. With a strong focus on phonics and phonemic awareness, your child will be taught the alphabetic code using a multi- sensory approach and will quickly learn how to read and write.
Multisensory learning involves the use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile pathways simultaneously to enhance memory and learning of written language.
Children are taught the five key skills for reading and writing:
Learning the letter sounds
42 main letter sounds. This includes the 26 alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as sh, th, ai and ue.
Learning letter formation
Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters correctly whilst learning correct pencil grip.
Listening for the sounds in words gives children the best start for improving spelling.
Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.
Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.
WORD ATTACK SKILLS PROGRAM
With a basic understanding of phonics - the relationship between letters and sounds, most beginning readers are able to decode unfamiliar words that follow the usual spelling rules.
Alternatively, sight words are commonly used words in reading that do not follow the usual letter sound patterns and therefore cannot be deciphered by sounding out. You must see them and say them automatically.