English Classes for Nursery 2 (Toddlers & Preschoolers)
At Nursery 2, your child is just at the beginning of his or her learning journey. At The Eton Academy, we believe in nurturing each child’s curiosity about learning through our classes.
Using investigative learning, interactive activities and discussions, our teachers will help your toddler to make authentic connections to the real world, as well as enable your preschooler to build confidence in asking questions and expressing his or her own thoughts and feelings.
Class Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Class Size: Maximum 8 students
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Nursery 2 English
We get your child interested in penmanship and writing by inquiring into carefully curated children’s books, learning from the best writing techniques and how to emulate them.
We incorporate phonics, sight words, songs and rhymes into our lessons to reinforce the phonics sounds learnt to help your child read and blend words easily, building a strong foundation and an interest in reading.
Our lessons include weekly inquiry themes and class discussions to encourage your toddler to be an active listener and an articulate speaker, developing their own voice and perspective.
Your child will be exposed to a wide range of themes to help your child to draw connections to daily life (e.g., biodiversity, young game-changers) to get them to think beyond the classroom academia.
After each lesson, parents receive a summary of what was covered in class, as well as suggested activities to reinforce learning at home.
Themes and Language Skills
Through the course of our N2 English programme, your child can look forward to learning the following:
- Phonics – sounding out, blending and decoding letter sounds, two-letter initial and final consonant blends
- Recognise sight words (e.g., “I” and “in”)
- Tricky words – recognising high frequency words such as “who” and “the”
- Prewriting penmanship – introduction to letter strokes and upper/lower-case letters
- Interactive show-and-tell presentations
- Share-and-inquire discussions to practice articulation
- Listening comprehension skills
- Some themes covered throughout the academic year include:
- Identity and Confidence
- My Family, My Community
- Traditions and Celebrations
- Discovery and Inventions
Through our N2 English programme, your child will:
Learn the best writing techniques and how to emulate them
Build a strong foundation and hone reading skills with integrated phonics components
Be an active listener and an articulate speaker, developing his/her voice and perspective
Be exposed to a wide range of themes to draw raw connections to daily life and think beyond the classroom academia
Enjoy investigative learning, interactive experiences and discussions. Our teachers will help your child make authentic connections to the real world and enable them to build confidence in asking questions and expressing their thoughts and feelings
What goes on in our English programmes?
Lessons are structured to help students investigate the craft of writing with examples from notable children’s literature
e.g. How did the writer make the character memorable? What were some of the writing techniques he used? How can we emulate them?
Students are encouraged to learn grammar through a mix of implicit and explicit instruction (e.g. noticing patterns in different sentences vs listing of grammar rules)
Students hone their reading skills with integrated phonics components that include catchy songs / rhymes to stimulate their interest
Students engage in a wide range of themes (e.g. biodiversity, young game changers) throughout the year to ignite their curiosity in the world around us
“Develop Your Voice” modules encourage students to be active listeners and articulate speakers