Today the Maternelle Students wanted to show the College ones how hard they have been working in English in their phonic sounds.
We wanted to share with you the progress that two of our 4 years old French students have made on their journey to being able to read and write in English.
Phonics is an integral part of the the curriculum at Montessori International Bordeaux, over the past four years we have worked to create a unique program that is catered to support and progress the students learning. Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. By using a phonic system this allows us to support and help the students become fluent and confident readers.

When we read a written language it can be compared to us reading a specific code, this translates in to every language, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound when they’re combined will help children decode words as they read.

Understanding phonics will also help children know which letters to use when they are writing words.

Phonics involves matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters. For example, the sound k can be spelled as c, k, ck or ch.

Teaching children to blend the sounds of letters together helps them decode unfamiliar or unknown words by sounding them out. For example, when a child is taught the sounds for the letters t, p, a and s, they can start to build up the words: “tap”, “taps”, “pat”, “pats” and “sat”. We incorporate the phonics system in to lessons and activities for the students making it an enjoyable way to learn the English language!