In the Pre-Primary the emphasis is placed on the spoken language and the development of pre-reading and writing skills.  During discussions and other activities prominence is given to the development of fluency, pronunciation, sentence construction and the expansion of vocabulary and comprehension skills. Auditory and visual perceptual skills as well as fine-motor skills, the fundamental underlying skills for effective reading and writing, are developed daily by means of music, dramatisation, perceptual, creative and movement activities. Phonics is taught at an auditory level with the emphasis on beginning and ending sounds of words.