Frequently Asked Questions (Kindergarten)

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We run our classes in a small class size of only 6 students ensure effective and focused learning.

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The goal of our Kinder Writer classes is to equip the children with a strong foundation in the English Language and to help them develop an interest for writing early on. Our fun and captivating lessons are also geared towards enabling a smooth transition into the primary school curriculum.

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The multi-sensory approach incorporates usage of the various senses into the learning process. This simultaneously activates different parts of the brain which will help to enhance memory retention and learning.

Every lesson is also activity-based. Children can expect to participate in activities such as whiteboard writing, story-telling, forming of story trains, manipulating cut-outs or making crafts etc. These will help to reinforce the literacy skills taught in class.

What does the Kindergarten curriculum cover? What is the difference between the K1 and K2 levels?

K1 K2
Phonics & Penmanship Spelling
Letter, word and sentence formation Sentence extension and varied sentence structure
Simple grammar and vocabulary Reading, story-telling and comprehension
Reading and story-telling Story-mapping and writing
Simple picture description More advanced grammar and vocabulary
Story booklet writing and making Preparation for P1

Is it too early for a kindergartener to learn how to write?

Learning to write is definitely not too early for kindergarteners. Providing positive experiences in writing during their early years is crucial for their literary development.

Writing is also a powerful tool to communicate ideas, knowledge and emotions. Being able to write well will enable the children to develop their motor skills, too.

Additionally, beginning at a young age will help to build the children’s stamina in writing. Our patient and dedicated teachers will encourage them to persevere through their initial difficulties and our classes allow them the time and space to grow at their own pace. This will also help to develop, in the children, a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset, as well.

If you are interested to find out more about the growth mindset vs. fixed mindset, here is an interesting video and a research article:

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWn_TJTrnU

Research Article:

https://www.learning-theories.com/mindset-theory-fixed-vs-growth-mindset-dweck.html

How do I know if my child is suitable for the class?

Your child is suitable if he/she is 5 years old (K1), and is able to recognise most of the alphabets and their associated letter sounds.

K1 children should be able to grasp writing instruments as they will need to trace and write different letter shapes.

K2 children should be able to write and copy down words independently.

Will this programme be suitable for my child if he/she is unfamiliar with Phonics?

If your child is in K1, yes, the programme is suitable. Building on his/her Phonics is a key component of our K1 curriculum.

However, if your child is in K2, it is recommended that he/she has prior exposure to phonics.

Is there a trial class?

Yes. Your child may attend one trial class before deciding if our programme is suitable for him/her.

What if my child is unable to make it for one lesson due to school activities (or other reasons)?

Make-up classes can be arranged in the same week. We run our weekly lessons from Wednesday to Saturday.

If you are going to miss your class on Saturday, you will need to let us know in advance so we can arrange for a make-up class. Students will not be able to attend a make-up class on Week 9 for a Week 8 lesson.

For valid reasons (school activities/unwell), we will credit the fees you have paid to the following month (maximum twice a term), with a photo of supporting documents. There will be no refund of fees. Emergency reasons are reviewed on a case by case basis.