Kindergarten school Programme
LISTENING & SPEAKING
During early stages of the Lemon Tree Way programme, young children learn how to demonstrate listening abilities by responding to teacher instructions, answering teacher questions and interacting with classmates.
Students learn to answer teacher questions clearly and respond to classmates using correct pronunciation, intonation and vocabulary. They further learn to speak full and complete English sentences based on the correct three-part (Subject-Verb-Object) English structure, an essential learning at this stage.
PHONICS, READING AND COMPREHENSION
Lemon Tree Way – Phonics Programme
The Lemon Tree Way Phonics Programme guides students through five specific stages of Phonics training and development which teach children to:
Recognise and pronounce consonant and vowel letter sounds correctly
Recognise and pronounce combined (consonant + vowel) sounds
Recognise (consonant + vowel + consonant) syllable structures
Recognise and pronounce blended consonant sounds correctly
Recognise and pronounce less conventional consonants and long vowels
To complement intensive Phonics training, students make use of the educational and entertaining Oxford Reading Tree (First Words - Stage 4) stories. They are also taught to read important language required for taking the Cambridge Young Learners (CYL) – Starters Exam.
Students learn the necessary speaking and listening abilities required to demonstrate basic comprehension of teacher questions, instructions as well as basic short stories, songs and activities practised at this stage.
WRITING AND GRAMMAR
As part of the Lemon Tree Way programme, children develop hand-eye coordination necessary for writing. They further learn to write letters, English words, short phrases, and eventually complete sentences all prior to beginning more formal writing development as they progress to the Lemon Tree Way Primary School programme.
English Structure & Grammar Development
Much emphasis is placed on children understanding correct English (Subject-Verb-Object) structure. This is a critical learning that greatly impacts students’ future speaking and writing development. Students also learn simple English grammar recommended for the Trinity Exam Grade 1 and CYL-Starters exam.
OTHER IMPORTANT ENGLISH
Primary School Interview Preparation
The Lemon Tree Way programme incorporates CYL-Starters Exam, Trinity Grade 1 Speaking Exam as well as ESF interview style preparation in order to best prepare young students to succeed in International and top-choice primary school interviews.