After Early Childhood Education, 1st course of Primary students are ready to take the next step. They are improving their writing and reading, and we have to take advantage of that, introducing the written English in the daily didactic units. We also have to introduce them some basic aspects of the English grammar, making this way a solid base for their future learning.
But we musn’t forget that they are already children, they learn by playing and interacting with their whole inmmediate world. Routines are also necessary, just in a upgraded way.
Our methodological basis are:
Kids already need the confidence and security of daily routines, organized with a clear structure. Our routines are:
my school and teachers
my beautiful family
our big planet
my brother and sister
my lovely pet
Children love and need repetition. If something amuses them, they want to do it again and again.
Convey the feeling that the world around us is fascinating.
Children need to be themselves. They learn by interacting with the world around them and opening more and more to others.
Setting realistic goals to help them success in their learning and feel that they can learn by trying things over and over again. The targets are set according to what they can do at every stage.
Children love prizes for doing the right thing. Stickers, a small diploma or verbal motivation help them to fix their learning.
According to this theory, kids acquire language if the verbal orders give then a physical response, throughout mime, actions and gestures as a part of the constant learning. Songs, the phonics letters sounds and new vocabulary are introduced this way.
They are activities designed to simulate real life situations through the treater (e.g. at the supermarket, a robbery at the toy shop) so children can practice effectively a guided real life speaking.
Designed so children can understand and connect properly the four skills of English Language: reading, speaking, writing and listening, as they came into the school. Following the Jolly Phonics methodology, created and designed in United Kingdom, children will be able to understand the different English letter sounds and digraphs so different that the Spanish ones. That will improve their pronunciation and listening understanding. It will make them become confident communicators.