Preschool, 3 Year Old classes
We use Milo’s Surprise Party picture story book to engage the children in learning a new letter and sound each week along with meeting a fun animal friend .
These classes incorporate
- show and share – where the children bring things from home starting with the sound from the prior week in their own little Milo Monkey box !
- the story sound page –learning the letter name and making its sound. handwriting – Upper and Lower case letter tracing
- Phonemic awareness activities such as , sound talk, syllable clapping and rhyming.
- Numeracy component. Counting rhymes, recognition and counting one to one correspondence, shapes and colours as a part of the Literacy program.
4 Year Old Classes
Classes are run Tuesday – Friday 9.30-10.30 am
1 hour session
NEW * Thursday 4-5pm 1 hr After Kinder class
This class teaches new children and revises for the children who have completed 3YO classes all the letters and sound links one week at a time. It also introduces word building, blending , segmenting and manipulating sounds.
- Phonemic Awareness
- Onset and Rhyme/Alliteration/Syllables/Rhyming
- Upper and lower case letter tracing, handwriting and writing their names.
- Craft/Music/Games and Fun!
We learn “Heart words” which are basic High frequency words – they are taught in a sequence which go hand in hand with our Little Learner readers.
The children learn how to construct basic sentences using the Heart Words and their skill in sounding out words .
After the first sequence of sounds is taught m s f a p t c i, we introduce our little learner readers. The children get to take them home and practise their sound and Heart word skills.
We cover the vowels and teach the digraphs and dipthongs ck ng th ch sh wh.
Numeracy component : counting rhymes, recognition of numbers and one to one correspondence. Shapes and colours.
The Little Learners love Literacy Program
Little Learners love Literacy is an Australian Developed program published by ACER. It was written by Maureen Pollard. This program has been tried and proven to be effective and is based on evidence based research.
The Little Learner Readers are decodable, sequential, brightly illustrated and the children love to read about the adventures of Pip and Tim.
The sounds of the letters are the primary focus in the program as the sounds are what the children use when reading words not letter names. They are taught out of the regular order to ensure the children learn the sounds and work with the ones that are easier to make first and this gets them ready to start to read the readers at the end of first term and progress with the remaining sounds, heart word and reader sequence.
The Readers can be downloaded through iTunes.
Tuesday 4-5pm 1 hour session After school
This program is designed to help support your child in learning the basics of reading,writing and spelling. It has a strong phonetic basis and in the first term we learn all letter names and sounds, segmenting and building of words including sound manipulation within words. As the year progresses, the children learn about blending of sounds, double consonants, digraphs and diphthongs.
The children learn and practise the high frequency words needed to link sentences together. We use Maureen Pollard’s Spell check program to support their spelling. The children will read the Little Learner readers in class and bring them home for further practise.
This program incorporates games, music, craft and fun!
Grade 1 / 2 Class
1 hour session after school
This program is an extension of the Prep/Foundation Program.
We revise sound letter links, blending, segmenting, sound manipulation, consonant clusters, diphthongs, digraphs and long vowel sounds.
The children are able to take home decodable readers from the Little Learner selection and from many others we have.
We cover synonyms, homonyms, homophones, antonyms.
We read the Little Learner Readers together.
Writing is also a component of this program teaching the basic recount and narrative genres and correct punctuation.
FAST TRACKERS TERM 4
This Program has been successfully run over the past 3 years and is designed as an intensive series of 1 hour classes covering most of our 4YO class content in both Literacy and Numeracy.
It is an opportunity for the parents of 4-6 YO children who did not begin at Love 2 Learn at the start of the year to engage in learning the term prior to school commencing.
These classes run for 1hr and 15 minutes.
Last Year we began running 2 hour sessions over 3 consecutive days during each of the term holidays.
These were theme based literacy activity sessions including craft, cooking and games. They were enjoyed by all who attended.
We give preference to children already at Love 2 Learn classes and offer the spaces to them first. If there are places left we will offer them to others.
Click here to express your interest in our upcoming Easter break program.
- April holidays – Easter Theme
- July Holidays – Giraffes can’t Dance-Positive Growth Mindset activities-Literacy/craft/cooking/music/games
- September Holidays –
- January Holidays 2018 ( Tues 23rd/ Wed 24th / Thurs 25th January 2018) – Beach/Pirate theme – Get ready to go back to school
Contact us using the form below for more information about our holiday program.
Private tutoring and Assessments in Literacy are available with Lisa Price from Preschool to Grade 3.
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