English in the early years

In our Early Years, we use a systematic synthetic phonics approach. We teach an evidence-based whole-class literacy program providing all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers.

More about our program

Our program incorporates daily lessons in phonemic awareness, reading and spelling as well as rich language instruction using children’s literature.

Our program incorporates the key components necessary for early reading instruction – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Our teachers use this approach to systematically and explicitly teach the alphabetic code in a set sequence. In addition to learning letter-sound correspondences and how these are applied to reading and spelling, children are introduced to common morphemes and simple grammatical concepts.