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Lessons at our Wädenswil classroom for our middle and upper primary-aged learners


Classes at Wädenswil

Academic Year 2023-24

Lemurs' Reading and Writing Class

Class 4: From 9 years

Day and time:

Wednesday 12:15 - 13:30

Tigers' Reading and Writing Class

Class 2/3

Day and time:

Wednesday  13:30- 14:45

Leopards' Reading and Writing Class

Class 3 From 8 years

Day and time:

Wednesday  15:00 - 16:15


Orangutans' English Class

An emphasis on speaking, and listening skills  for non-native English speakers

Class 4 - 5: From 9 years

Day and time:

Wednesday 16:45 - 18:00

Iguanas' and Piranhas' Reading and Writing Classes

Class 4 - 6: From 9 years

Day and time:

Tuesday 17:45 - 19:00

Thursday 16:30 - 17:45

The reading and writing classes are for children who are able to read and write simple phonetically plausible words and simple sentences. There are eight classes so all different levels covering all the primary years are covered. There are age guidelines for each class but a free assessment can also be administered in order to establish suitability. 


What do these courses cover?


  • Class 1 - 3 : The components described in the Fun with Phonics course will still be an important and on-going element of each lesson but, in addition, more time will be spent on more advanced reading skills and independent writing. The UK Letters and Sounds programme is utilised with up-to-date resources and games ordered directly from the UK. "Links to Literacy" is extremely well resourced with books, there are multiple copies of each of  Oxford Reading Tree books so that children will be able to work with a book in the lesson, take the same book home to read with their parents and use it to complete their homework.

  • Class 4 - 6 : Spelling and phonics are still important skills that are taught, practised and revised every week. As well as games, puzzles and worksheets, spelling tests are surprisingly motivating. Online work is incorporated into the weekly plan. Grammar is also taught. There will be an additional emphasis on developing writing skills. Different genres such as stories, letter writing, recounts, poetry, report writing including explanatory and persuasive texts are covered in turn. Initially, children read various texts in a particular genre and the features are analysed in detail. Individual writing of each feature can then be supported with the use of writing frames, word banks and the use of draft copies and feedback. Children word process their work and share it electronically with their peers for comment and review. Reading is further supported with the Oxford Reading Tree with our guided group reading books as well as books from other reading schemes, and library and big books.  An International English Scheme is used alongside these other methods which support English learning. Interesting speaking and listening activities happen each week as a natural element of learning. 

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