The Kindergarten-Grade 2 Holistic English Program (also referred to as Butterfly) Stream aims to provide meaningful and purposeful learning opportunities to enable children to gain a strong foundation on which to build their literacy skills.
Butterfly’s four streams allow each child’s learning to become truly embedded, encouraging independence and mastery of English reading, writing, and speaking. These stages align with how children learn, ensuring that their developmental and academic needs are being met. Each stage has clear resources and learning objectives that are supported by best practice principles and research. They are developed in a systematic and sequential manner. The children will be engaged by having access to a range of creative resources, making learning fun, and ensuring that their mastery of English is meaningfully and confidently embedded. Online classes are available, please inquire for more information.
To enable young learners to apply their learning of the letters and sounds, leading them towards mastery of CVC
word reading and writing.
To introduce learners to the long vowel sounds and more complex digraphs to enable them to segment and blend more challenging words.
To continue to expose the children to the remaining sounds required to read with independence. The completion of this stage marks the end of systematic phonics teaching in the Butterfly stream. It also provides opportunities for revision and consolidation of long vowels, consonant digraphs, and vowel digraphs.
Exposes the children to silent letters and provides them with opportunities to consolidate previous learning. This
stream then develops towards the children applying all of their phonological understanding to read longer,
theme-based books with independence, and respond to them creatively. It exposes children to a wide range of texts so they can make connections and draw further meaning through literal and inferential comprehension.