Lessons at Erlenmoos, Wollerau - for our younger learners
Academic Year 2023-24
Class 2 : From 7 years
Day and time: Wednesday 13:00 - 14:15
Class 3: From 8 years
Day and time: Wednesday 14:15 - 15:30
KG 2 and Class 1
Day and time: Wednesday 15:35 - 16:35
Class 2 and 3
Day and time: Wednesday 16:40 - 17:55
Erlenmoos, Sihleggstrasse 4
Fun and motivating beginners' classes for younger children
These classes employ a multi-sensory, synthetic phonics approach in order to learn the underlying skills for reading and writing. We follow the UK Letters and Sounds Programme. In addition, the classes utilise art and craft activities, games, songs, rhymes, stories and puppets to make each lesson really fun and motivating. Children should be able to speak English reasonably well upon in order to be accepted.
What do these courses cover?
Phonemic awareness: Phonemic awareness is a subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest mental units of sound that helps to differentiate units of meaning.
Learning letter sounds: Children are taught the letter sounds and names. Each sound covered has a "story" and a corresponding action.
Letter formation: Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the upper and lower case letters.
Blending/segmenting skills to read and spell words: To develop underlying phonemic awareness many rhyming activities, segmentation and oral blending activities and phonic games are used.
Early reading and writing skills: We start with magnetic letters on white boards and progress onto writing words and, finally, simple sentences. Reading skills are taught in class and practised at home. We also use "real" books and fun poems in class and complete a variety of related writing activities.
Reading Practise There is a large collection of graded reading and library books which can be taken home. These are guided group readers with related activities or a free choice from a basket of similar levelled books.
Lessons are taught by qualified and highly experienced primary school teachers
What we offer
extensive resources including reading books to take home
fun, motivating lessons
homework helps to ensure progress