English is taught as an integrated whole, through a thematic approach. The themes are used across the school. The whole-brained approached is adopted throughout, keeping the multicultural environment in mind. A combination of individual and group work is encouraged. Emphasis is on the student with the teacher as facilitator. Individual enrichment and extension is advised to keep faster students involved and fully extended.
An extensive library/”cave area” is housed in the English class and the children are encouraged to choose their own reading book. In addition to this, each child has a graded reader which is part of the Big Cat reading system. This encourages the love of reading and hones comprehension skills. The child moves from level to level. We listen, with the help of our reading moms, to the children’s reading every day and record their progress.