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Pre-phonics (ages 3 – 4)

Pre-Phonics introduces students to the first phase of Phonics learning, where they will develop listening skills in line with the UK Letters and Sounds Curriculum. All children between the age of 3 and 4 in the UK learn pre-phonics skills in this manner. 

Children are made comfortable in an English-rich learning environment, allowing for greater ease when making the transition to Kindergarten.

Six areas of early phonics skills are developed such as environmental sounds, rhythm and rhyme and alliteration. These six phases of learning give children a very strong head start to their phonics studies. English speaking skills are also enhanced, allowing retention of a wide range of relevant vocabulary. 

English literature is taught right from the beginning, giving children the ability to sit, listen and comprehend story books from an early age. A love of books is fostered in children, giving them the desire to want to learn to read.

48 lessons in 6 stages (“aspects”)

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Environmental Sounds

Speaking Focus
Colours, Numbers and Shapes

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Instrumental Sounds

Speaking Focus
Animals

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Body Percussion

Speaking Focus
Body Parts and Clothing

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Rhythm & Rhyme

Speaking Focus
Food & Drink

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Alliteration

Speaking Focus
Around the Town

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Voice Sounds

Speaking Focus
People

48 lessons in 6 stages (“aspects”)

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Environmental Sounds

Speaking Focus
Colours, Numbers and Shapes

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Instrumental Sounds

Speaking Focus
Animals

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Body Percussion

Speaking Focus
Body Parts and Clothing

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Rhythm & Rhyme

Speaking Focus
Food & Drink

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Alliteration

Speaking Focus
Around the Town

8 lessons

Listening Focus
Voice Sounds

Speaking Focus
People

48 lessons in 6 stages (“aspects”)

8 lessons
Listening Focus:
Environmental Sounds
Speaking Focus:
Colours, Numbers and Shapes

8 lessons
Listening Focus:
Instrumental Sounds
Speaking Focus:
Animals

8 lessons
Listening Focus:
Body Percussion
Speaking Focus:
Body Parts and Clothing

8 lessons
Listening Focus:
Alliteration
Speaking Focus:
Around the Town

8 lessons
Listening Focus:
Rhythm & Rhyme
Speaking Focus:
Food & Drink

8 lessons
Listening Focus:
Voice Sounds
Speaking Focus:
People

Course Overview

Course Details

  • For Preschool students 2.5-4 years old
  • 60 minute lessons
  • Class size between 4-6
  • Lasting one year
  • Introduction to a native English speaker
  • Structured activities to develop listening skills
  • A weekly speaking focus
  • A fun and safe environment
  • Taught in line with UK curriculum
  • First step on the ‘Phonics Ladder’
  • Differentiating between different types of sounds
  • Daily conversational language focus 

Lessons Structure

  • Introduction/ Circle Time (10 mins)
  • Listening Activity (10-15 mins)
  • Story Time (5-10 mins)
  • Review/ Presentation of vocabulary (10 mins)
  • Practice Game (10 mins)
  • Worksheet (5 mins)
  • Closing (5 mins)