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A. Comprehensive Phonics Programme

PSBP - Phonic Smart Beginner’s Programme (Nursery)

If you're like most parents, you already understand that phonics helps children to read. Here at Phonic Smart, your child is introduced to the Beginner’s Programme. This marks the introduction to phonetics.The programme aims at introducing the letters of the alphabet and its phonic sound. Detailed attention is given at developing phonemic awareness and building vocabulary.

Contents of the Programme:

  • Introduction to upper case letters A-Z
  • Introduction to lower case letters a-z
  • Introduction to 26 letter sounds
  • Letter specific stories
  • Letter formation
  • Developing fine motor skills
  • Building pre-writing skills
  • Building vocabulary
  • Building perceptual skills
  • Building cognitive skills
  • Literacy games to promote phonemic awareness
  • Art and craft activities to promote literacy
  • Recognition of one’s own name
  • Story listening and narration
  • Speech development
  • Periodic assessments with review

Beginner’s Programme kit includes:

  • Notebooks
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Stationery
  • Learning centre material
  • Assessment material
  • Miscellaneous material
  • Course completion certificate

Course Fee:

Course fee is inclusive of all the materials listed under the Beginner’s Programme kit.

Batch Details:

Class: Nursery
Duration: 2 hours programme for 10.5 months
Batches: Once a week (June to April)
Timings: Please call us for details

PSEP - Phonic Smart Explorer’s Programme (Jr. KG)

The Explorer’s course is designed to teach the 42 letter sounds, along with its formation as suggested by Jolly Phonics. With this knowledge, children are taken through the method of blending the sounds of each letter to form words and simple sentences. An equal importance is given to “Phonemic awareness” in which children are taught to hear, identify and manipulate the smallest unit of sounds that can differentiate the meaning of a given word. This programme aims at enabling children to read pre – decodable as well as simple decodable readers.

Contents of the Programme:

  • Introduction 42 English sounds – stories
  • Introduction 42 English sounds – songs
  • Letter formation of 42 sounds: pre-writing and writing skills
  • Introduction to the concept of vowels and consonants
  • Building phonemic awareness
  • Building phonological awareness
  • Teaching the technique of blending the sounds to read words
  • Segmentation of sounds to help understand the spellings
  • Sight words- Identification and reading
  • Reading words, phrases and simple sentences
  • Reading simple decodable readers/books
  • Reading, recognition and writing one’s own name( first and second name)
  • Related art and craft activities
  • Literacy games and table top activities
  • Story listening and narration
  • Speech development
  • Periodic assessments with review

Explorer’s Programme kit includes:

  • Notebooks
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Stationery
  • Learning centre material
  • Assessment material
  • Miscellaneous material
  • Course completion certificate

Course Fee:

Course fee is inclusive of all the materials listed under the Explorer’s Programme kit.

Batch Details:

Class: Jr. KG
Duration: 1 ½ hours programme for 10.5 months
Batches: Twice a week (June to April)
Timings: Please call us for details

PSFP - Phonic Smart Flyer’s Programme (Sr. KG)

The Flyer’s course is a level extension to the Explorer’s programme. It teaches children to spell and write words as suggested by Jolly Phonics. Children read for comprehension and added vocabulary. A shift in focus is observed from helping children to “read the lines” to actually help them read ‘between the lines.” This is done through various activities designed to develop your child’s “Higher Order Literacy Skills” to derive the real “value” in the information read by the child. Training to read age appropriate books, construction of simple sentences, writing words; phrases and sentences, picture composition, picture comprehension, rhyming words, blends, diagraphs, diphthongs, sight words, etc., are some of the important components of the programme.

Contents of the Programme:

  • Revision of 42 English sounds
  • Identification and function of syllables in a word
  • Continuation on building phonological awareness
  • Introduction to blend sounds and its application
  • Reading age appropriate words and sentences with blends and 42 English sounds
  • Dictation of words and age appropriate sentences
  • Sentence structuring – Writing
  • Picture and text comprehension
  • Introduction to creative writing
  • Sight words – Reading and spelling
  • Introduction to level 1 alternate vowel sounds
  • Independent reading, shared reading and guided reading
  • Story listening and story narration

Flyer’s Programme kit includes:

  • Notebooks
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Stationery
  • Learning centre material
  • Assessment material
  • Miscellaneous material
  • Course completion certificate

Course Fee:

Course fee is inclusive of all the materials listed under the Flyer’s Programme kit.

Batch Details:

Class: Sr. KG
Duration: 1 ½ hours programme for 10.5 months
Batches: Twice a week (June to April)

Timings: Please call us for details

B. Grammar And Comprehension Enrichment Programme (GRACE)

GRACE Kids - Level 1 (Grade 1)

This programme introduces grammar concepts as needed in formal schools. Importance is given on building vocabulary and enriching comprehension skills using rudiments of grammar. Children continue to learn new spelling patterns (using new phonic sounds) that reinforces or builds their knowledge of words. Creative writing, paragraph writing and learning to read and write new sight words are vital ingredients of the programme. Topics to be covered are given below.

Contents of the Programme:

  • Phonics – Revision of all sound and detailed understanding on alternate sounds for fluency in reading and spelling
  • Revision of vowels and consonants
  • Introduction to new spelling patterns
  • Vowel digraphs
  • Alternative spellings of vowel sounds – Level 1 + 2
  • Alphabetical order : arranging words in the sequence of A to Z
  • Articles: a and an
  • Sentences – understanding what are sentences, Naming and telling part, asking and telling sentences
  • Nouns: Proper & Common nouns, Singular and Plural nouns, Nouns number & Nouns Gender
  • Pronouns: Personal pronouns, Singular and Plural Pronouns
  • Verbs: Action verbs , to be-to do-to have verbs, Verb tenses- simple present and past, Conjugating verbs, Irregular verbs
  • Adjectives : Describing words
  • Conjunctions : and; but
  • Adverbs
  • Preposition: Preposition of place
  • Punctuation mark: Capital letters, full stops and question mark
  • Compound words, Synonyms and Antonyms, word web
  • Parsing
  • Sight words: Reading, spelling and application
  • Creative writing: Picture composition and story writing
  • Comprehension skills
  • Articulation
  • Periodic Assessments

GRACE Kids Level - 1 Programme kit includes:

  • Notebooks
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Stationery
  • Learning centre material
  • Assessment material
  • Miscellaneous material
  • Course completion certificate

Course Fee:

Course fee is inclusive of all the materials listed under the GRACE Kids Level – 1 Programme kit.

Batch Details:

Class: Grade 1
Duration: 1 ½ hours programme for 10.5 months
Batches: Twice a week (June to April)
Timings: Please call us for details

GRACE Kids - Level 2 (Grade 2)

This programme is an extension of Grace Level 1 programme. It extends and refines the children’s understanding of various grammar concept as needed in formal schools. The rules of the language known as descriptive grammar, when taught to the kids, helps them to understand language, effectively. The programme introduces new rules of Grammar, teaches new spelling patterns (phonics), develops dictionary and thesaurus skills and improves vocabulary, comprehension and composition writing skills. Topics to be covered are given below.

Contents of the Programme:

  • Usage of Dictionary , revision of syllables
  • Phonics: New spelling patterns – ei & eigh(A), ture, (ch) , ey(ee), ch (k), /sh//zh/ for si, /sh/ for tion, /ou/ for /u/, -le for ool, /wa/ for /wo/or /w, for fluency in reading
  • Alphabetical order: Upto second sound comparison
  • Articles : a, an and the
  • Sentences: Subject, predicate, types of sentences, sentence and fragment, compound sentences and punctuation marks
  • Nouns: Proper, common, collective, countable and uncountable nouns, plural and singular- regular and irregular nouns, gender- common and neuter
  • Pronouns- subject and object, possessive and reflexive
  • Punctuation- full stop, question mark, exclamation mark, speech marks
  • Conjunctions – Co-ordinating conjunctions
  • Preposition : Preposition of time and place
  • Adverbs: Types of adverbs – manner, place and time
  • Verbs: Action and linking verbs, conjugating verbs, tenses- simple past, present and future, regular and irregular past tense, verbs ending with ing and y, to be-to do-to have verbs (application)
  • Adjectives: Describing words, noun-adjective relationship, degrees of comparison , types of adjectives
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Suffixes and Prefixes
  • Contractions
  • Homophones and homographs
  • Compound words
  • Parsing
  • Essay/Composition/story Writing
  • Comprehension Passages
  • Character traits & Word web ( vocabulary)
  • Articulation
  • Periodic assessment

GRACE Kids Level - 2 Programme kit includes:

  • Notebooks
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Stationery
  • Learning centre material
  • Assessment material
  • Miscellaneous material
  • Course completion certificate

Course Fee:

Course fee is inclusive of all the materials listed under the GRACE Kids Level – 2 Programme kit.

Batch Details:

Class: Grade 2
Duration: 1 ½ hours programme for 10.5 months
Batches: Twice a week (June to April)
Timings: Please call us for details

GRACE Kids - Level 3 (Grade 3)

This programme extends and refines the children’s understanding of English language. It introduces new elements and widens a deeper understanding of grammar previously taught. It teaches new spelling patterns (phonics), develops dictionary and thesaurus skills and improves vocabulary and comprehension. Topics to be covered are given below.

Contents of the Programme:

  • Phonics – New spelling patterns
  • Articles: Definite and indefinite articles
  • Alphabetical order
  • Sentences: Subject, predicate and object. Types and punctuation rules- full stop, comma, speech marks, exclamatory mark, semi colon, question mark
  • Nouns: Collective, concrete and abstract nouns
  • Pronouns: Personal, possessive, reflexive and relative
  • Adjectives: Position of adjectives, order of adjectives, proper adjectives, degrees of comparison, nouns acting as adjectives
  • Verbs: Present and past participle, conjugating verbs, simple and continuous tense, active and passive voices
  • Word web
  • Adverbs: Adverb and its types –manner, place , time and frequency
  • Conjunctions: Subordinating conjunctions
  • Prepositions: Preposition of time, place and direction
  • Homonyms: Homophones and homographs
  • Suffix and prefix
  • Synonyms and antonyms: Understanding and application
  • Creative writing : Steps to write essays and stories
  • Parsing
  • Narration enhancement
  • Comprehension passages
  • Sight words
  • Periodic Assessments

GRACE Kids Level - 3 Programme kit includes:

  • Notebooks
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Stationery
  • Learning centre material
  • Assessment material
  • Miscellaneous material
  • Course completion certificate

Course Fee:

Course fee is inclusive of all the materials listed under the GRACE Kids Level – 3 Programme kit.

Batch Details:

Class: Grade 3
Duration: 1 ½ hours programme for 10.5 months
Batches: Twice a week (June to April)
Timings: Please call us for details

GRACE Kids - Level 4 (Grade 4)

Knowledge of grammar brings the desired structure and meaning to the language. This knowledge is best achieved when the grammar system of the language is applied into reading, writing and speaking. The Grace Kids level 4, programme encourages the students to apply what they already know about grammar, and use it in their own speech and writing. It focuses in connecting the students’ knowledge of oral language to the written language, so that they can handle English language with better competence and confidence. Following are the topics that will be covered in the programme.

Contents of the Programme:

  • Phonics – New spelling patterns-schwa sounds
  • Sentences: Types of sentences, the subject and object of a sentence. Changing sentences, phrases and clauses
  • Nouns: Countable and uncountable nouns , abstract and material nouns, types of nouns
  • Articles: Definite and indefinite articles
  • Pronouns: reflexive interrogative and possessive
  • Adjectives: Common and Proper adjectives, qualitative, quantitative, demonstrative, interrogative and possessive adjectives, Degrees of comparison
  • Verbs: Tenses- simple, continuous and perfect tense, participles, changing verb tenses , parsing verbs, active and passive voice, infinitives, transitive and intransitive, subject verb agreement
  • Adverbs: Adverb and its types, degrees of comparison
  • Interjections : Introduction
  • Prepositions: Preposition, prepositional phrases
  • Suffixes and prefixes
  • Figures of speech: Simile, onomatopoeia and metaphor
  • Suffixes and prefixes: continuation
  • Punctuation: revision of others and introduction to hyphen
  • Conjunctions: Coordinating, subordinating and correlative
  • Homonyms: Homophones and homographs
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Creative writing
  • Word web
  • Narration enhancement
  • Sight words
  • Periodic Assessments

GRACE Kids Level - 4 Programme kit includes:

  • Notebooks
  • Worksheets
  • Workbooks
  • Stationery
  • Learning centre material
  • Assessment material
  • Miscellaneous material
  • Course completion certificate

Course Fee:

Course fee is inclusive of all the materials listed under the GRACE Kids Level – 4 Programme kit.

Batch Details:

Class: Grade 4
Duration: 1 ½ hours programme for 10.5 months
Batches: Twice a week (June to April)
Timings: Please call us for details