Synthetic Phonics is a method of phonetical reading and writing used in our school for the learning of English.
Besides from the good results in the students’ levels of English, it has been a great back-up for us to find out that, after years of investigation, the Government of the United Kingdom approved by law this method to teach reading and writing in English as a native language in their schools.
This method uses sounds in a kinaesthetic way, making learning attractive, close and fun for the child. Each of the phonemes has a drawing, a gesture and a song, what helps children identify the different graphical symbols very easily, and at the same time with the most correct of pronunciations.
This method is implemented in Pre-School and first cycle of Primary, and continues in the second and third cycles to achieve a greater dominion of the English language.The people who teach it are native and specialized in the method.
Our curricular objective in Pre-School is that all our students will move on to Primary being able to read both in Spanish and English thanks to our phonetical method of bilingual reading and writing.
Curricular contents in our centre are taught in both languages; for this reason, our school takes special care of multisensory integration of phonemes throughout the first cycle by means of a supporting program of reading and writing in English, with the aim of enabling the children to show similar fluencies in both languages.
The exposing of children from a very early age to two different codes with both languages has led the team of teachers to design joint working lines in both languages, obtaining a positive synergy from the phonetic learning of both languages.
Both reading and writing processes are subject to periodical evaluations by the team of teachers, in order to prevent difficulties and continue finding new paths that will encourage the internalising of the language from increasingly earlier ages.