Your children’s English skills and ability to write are fundamental to future success throughout their formal schooling (in all subjects) and beyond. Hence, a solid grounding and explicit expert-teaching in the primary years is obviously going to equip students with a distinct advantage.
Our comprehensive English course provides an integrated approach to the teaching of English/writing skills. Each lesson a different type of text is examined where an example is provided and analysed. Students are taught to respond to the text in detail, using higher-order comprehension skills. Following this, students’ vocabulary will be enriched. Attention to relevant grammar and punctuation skills will also be examined. The purpose, structure and features of each type of text will be explicitly taught in order to equip students with skills and strategies. This will enable students to produce their own pieces of writing which adhere to the various conventions of each genre.
Our small-class approach enables us to cater to your child’s individual needs in order to ensure suitable remediation and enrichment is given. This course has been designed by an expert educator who has served as the chairperson of many English committees in a variety of prestigious independent schools.