Learning to read has become fun with our colourful phonics programme. Our children are learning to read and write letters with their animal friends and stories with exciting character building. They are learning through fun activities in a vibrant, loving environment. Here in the ABCs they build on the skills they learned in Preschool, learning to read phonetically, to write and to do simple maths, including addition, subtraction and counting to 100. They continue learning through stories, songs and workbooks. When the ABCs pass their Post Test with complete mastery, they are ready to read and to join the Infant Learning Centre, progressing at their own pace. They become Mini Infants, as they put into practice all that they have learned and begin their reading scheme and the same core curriculum they will follow throughout the school.
The Preschool and ABCs join the Infants for break times and, after an afternoon nap, for those who need it, for afternoon lessons and complementary activities. There are a wide variety of interesting activities, ranging from learning through play and messy footprint painting to Information Technology, practical Science and Geography.
The ABCs of ACE Learning to Read Programme is designed to prepare children for learning independently using PACEs. The duration of this programme is approximately 12-15 weeks after which the student is given an ABCs Post Test, followed by Advanced Sounds. Children are taught to identify and correctly write the letters of the alphabet, say each letter sound clearly, and “blend” the sounds and letters they have learned together to form words.
As the student progresses, they learn to take responsibility for their own learning and begin to work through PACEs at their own speed. The Supervisor’s role is now to train students to set their own goals, assess readiness to take a PACE Test, praising, encouraging, motivating and building Christ-like character in the student.
The Preschool programme complements the ABCs programme by using the same phonics, animal pictures and letters.
Staff training and qualifications
- All school staff are DBS certified.
- All Supervisors receive external professional training to administer and facilitate the ABCs Learning Centre.
- All Learning Centre monitors receive in-house training to facilitate the ABCs Learning Centre.
- All Supervisors and monitors complete Reading Systems Training to administer the ABCs Learning Centre.
- All Supervisors have university degrees.
King of Kings School is an independent Christian school, preparing students to be leaders.
Jesus is at the centre of everything we do. Our Christian curriculum makes us stand out.
We are non-denominational and accept children from various backgrounds from all around Manchester.
The King of Kings School
142 Dantzic Street
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