Phonics Class in Singapore

Our specially designed phonics classes and reading programme helps students progress through all the stages of literacy from phonemic awareness to fully independent comprehension.

  • Proven system
  • Classes from 2.5 years old onwards
  • Small class size
  • Attention to each child’s learning needs
  • Promotion based on individual child’s readiness
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Components of our phonics class and Reading Programme

My First English Class

Classes of no more than six students are introduced to phonics, learn intonation, rhythm, pronunciation, and articulation through songs and rhymes. They learn how to confidently address a group aloud. Students build stronger vocabularies using pictures of animals, objects and people.

My English Foundation Class

Students gain the basic skills needed to progress to a complete phonics programme while building expressive, listening, social skills and phonemic awareness.

My Reading Readiness Class

Students gain the advanced phonics manipulation skills needed to progress to the reading class while building oral fluency, listening and comprehension skills.

My Reading Class

Students progress steadily through a series of lessons that give them the ability to decode the printed letters that make up any written word in English, whether or not they have ever seen the word before, independent of meaning or context.

The 5 Elements of Reading Instruction
  • 1.Phonemic
    Awareness
  • 2.Decoding through Phonics
  • 3.Fluency through Practice
  • 4.Vocabulary Expansion
  • 5.Reading with Comprehension
  • At these levels, students learn to…

    • Use basic spoken vocabulary
    • Hear and reproduce the sounds of English accurately
    • Isolate individual sounds of words (i.e. first, middle and last sounds)
    • Enjoy songs, sounds and rhymes
  • At these levels, students learn to…

    • Identify and produce the sounds of all the letters of alphabet accurately
    • Sound out words using letter sounds and common letter combinations
    • Recognise and apply common spelling patterns
  • At these levels, students learn to…

    • Use their phonics skills to practise reading independently
    • Focus on the meaning of what they read
    • Write answers to questions in complete sentences
    • Apply basic grammar concepts
  • At these levels, students learn to…

    • Recognise and understand an increasing number of words without conscious eff ort
    • Identify and use synonyms and antonyms of common words
    • Express curiosity about new words and discover meanings in context
  • At these levels, students learn to…

    • Understand texts of increasing length
    • Follow a text consisting of multiple parts
    • Make predictions about story events
    • Identify characters and settings
    • Engage with imaginative stories linked to a variety of cultures
The 5 Elements of Reading Instruction
1.Phonemic
Awareness
2.Decoding
through Phonics
3.Fluency through
Practice
4.Vocabulary
Expansion
5.Reading with
Comprehension
MFEC
MEFC
MRRC
MRC
MPPC
  • 1.Phonemic
    Awareness

    At these levels, students learn to…

    • Use basic spoken vocabulary
    • Hear and reproduce the sounds of English accurately
    • Isolate individual sounds of words (i.e. first, middle and last sounds)
    • Enjoy songs, sounds and rhymes
  • 2.Decoding through Phonics

    At these levels, students learn to…

    • Identify and produce the sounds of all the letters of alphabet accurately
    • Sound out words using letter sounds and common letter combinations
    • Recognise and apply common spelling patterns
  • 3.Fluency through Practice

    At these levels, students learn to…

    • Use their phonics skills to practise reading independently
    • Focus on the meaning of what they read
    • Write answers to questions in complete sentences
    • Apply basic grammar concepts
  • 4.Vocabulary Expansion

    At these levels, students learn to…

    • Recognise and understand an increasing number of words without conscious eff ort
    • Identify and use synonyms and antonyms of common words
    • Express curiosity about new words and discover meanings in context
  • 5.Reading with Comprehension

    At these levels, students learn to…

    • Understand texts of increasing length
    • Follow a text consisting of multiple parts
    • Make predictions about story events
    • Identify characters and settings
    • Engage with imaginative stories linked to a variety of cultures
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
— VICTOR HUGO (French romantic poet, novelist and dramatist, 1802–1885)

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