Fun Filled Phonics

All about Phonics!


 

Most of us would have probably heard of Phonics, but do you really know what ‘Phonics’ is? Let me show you what Phonics is all about!

Phonics: is knowing the relationship between letters and sounds. Recombine them to form words, and string words together into sentences. It is the bridge that links what we say to what we read and write. Phonics teaches your child the basics of reading, and decoding the words he reads.

Reading is not as easy as it seems, especially to a young child; there are 26 letters in our alphabet, corresponding to 44 sounds, with 200 spelling patterns! Reading is taught just like any other complex skill such as dancing or learning to play the piano. One note, one step, or sound is learned at a time and very gradually combined into more complicated chords, routines, or syllables and words.

Through Phonics, your child will be able to grasp the techniques that help him to read familiar words at an appropriate pace, giving him the foundation to great articulation skills. It also equips him with the ability to spell words that he has never seen before!

 

When should children learn how to read?

Children as young as 3 years old can be taught the letter sounds, and children of 4 to 6 years old should be taught the blending skills in order to provide a solid foundation of reading basics.

All children in this age group love to explore; dismantling and reassembling things. This will be the proper age to teach them the letters of the alphabet, the sounds they make and how to mix and blend different letters.

Some children will be able to blend sounds together faster than others, and it may be months before they are able to read short phrases. With Phonics, children will be able to better master the fundamentals of reading and proper pronunciation.

 

Learning Modes

How students learn is different – but what students learn should be the same. Everyone should be able to decode the longest of unfamiliar words, syllable by syllable, whatever their learning mode is.

No test will be given to all levels but teachers will assess the children’s standard by their willingness and readiness to read and form words during class time.

 

Class Details:

Phonics:

  • Age:
  • 3 to 6 years old

    (N1, N2, K1, K2)

  • Duration of class:
  • 1 hour/ per lesson, once a week

  • Minimum number of children per class: 8
  • Maximum number of children per class: 15