Phonics & Reading

Dear Parents,

You’ve landed on the right page if you’re looking for a literacy programme aimed to improve your child’s phonetic awareness, bring about word decoding skills, and improve his/her reading comprehension eventually.

The Letterland Programme

AGrader’s Kindergarten Phonics & Reading curriculum is based on the "Letterland Programme", an unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling for children age 5, 6 and 7 year old.

The Letterland characters transform plain black letter shapes into child-friendly pictograms and they all live in an imaginary place called Letterland.


Simple stories about the Letterland characters, explain the full range of dry phonics facts so that children are motivated to listen, to think and to learn.

These stories explain letter sounds & shapes, allowing children to progress quickly to word building, reading and writing.



Section 1: Letter Sounds (Revision)


Recognition and Hearing of Letters Sounds

a-z (Uppercase and Lowercase)


Simple stories about the Letterland characters ensure correct letter formation, avoiding confusion over similar looking letters


Section 2: Onsets and Rimes/ Rhyming Words


Learning of Onsets and Rimes

e.g. Onset of words like sn ail or t ail or

       Rimes like ack: add bl to read as bl ack.


Learning of Rhyming words

*Highly recommended to have a solid foundation in hearing words of similar or same sounds


Section 3: Beginnings, Middles & Endings


sh, ch, th (voiced and voiceless)

Shared sounds: ff, ll, ss


Section 4: Beginning Consonant Blends


bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl

br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr

sc, sk, sp, st

sm, sn, sw

scr, spl, spr, str

shr, thr


Section 5: Final Consonant Blends


ld, st, nt, sk

nd, lt, mp,

ft, ng


Section 6: Digraphs, Diphthongs and Trigraphs


Short and Long Vowels

Silent Magic “e” Concept


Long a              a-e, ai, ay

Long e              e-e, ee, ea

Long I               i-e, ie, y, igh

Long o              o-e, oa, ow

Long u              u-e, oo, ew, ue


ar, or, oor, ow, ou

oy, oi, er, ur, ir


oo, u

aw, au

air, ear



Class schedules:

AGrader Class Schedules 2017


More information can be presented to you in person; such as the worksheets that we use, teachers’ profiles, students’ testimonials as well as classroom environment (we have the most modern classrooms in the estates of Jurong & Yishun with SMART interactive whiteboards & ultra short-throw projectors). 


Jurong West (Jurong Green Community Club)

6 Jurong West Avenue 1 #B1-00 (S)649520

Ang Mo Kio (Djitsun Mall)

5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2, #03-02, Singapore 569663, Djitsun Mall

Yishun (Chong Pang)

102 Yishun Avenue 5 #02-125 (S)760102

Bedok (Bedok Reservoir)

742 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3111, Singapore 470742

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