Lorna Whiston - Discussion

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Lorna Whiston - Discussion

Postby rawsalmon » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:54 am

hi,

please advice urgently on this 3 centres which i have shortlisted. Which centres is good? We are living in the East so looking at Lorna Whiston Parkway or Lcentral at Popular upstairs or icreative.... any one has sent their children to any of these 3 b4, pls advise. My child is 3 years and 3 months old. N2 next yr.

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Postby MMM » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:05 am

My K1 is also with LW at PP. I think they have a good reading programme eg. 2 books each week and they are expected to read to the teacher the following week. This led us to make a conscious effort to read with her to ensure she knows her work. However, in terms of literacy, I wonder how much she picked it up from LW since she does a separate phonics program at Jan & Elly. That has taught her to sound out her words.

Meanwhile for Lcentral, I heard they have a good progam to teach kids to recognise words. I contemplated if I should send my K1 previously however I didn't as my older kids have gone through Jan & Elly programme and I know that it's very solid foundation. But I observed that Lcentral has a very good K2 program that prepares the child for P1. The materials looks great and even touches on stuff like compre and compo.

I've the intention to switch my K1 (next year K2) from LW to Lcentral once she completes her advanced phonics program with Jan & Elly next year June.

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Re: Lorna whiston or Lcentral or icreative

Postby rawsalmon » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:42 am

[quote="rawsalmon"]hi,

Hi MMM,

Thanks for replying. But when ur child is N2, did you send him to LW already? Btw, Jan & Elly is quite out of place for us as we r East side pple. Do you know of any other good phonics centres?

I notice some forum posts say LW is more of fun for kids, not really academic, u think so? They just read and read, no writing, compre or homework? Lcentral , i notice is more academic based as they r all rounded, but dunno my N2 next year boy is suitable anot especially we done an assesment by Lcentral last week and they say my boy can get to Launchpad- for K1 kids.

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Postby MMM » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:05 am

My girl started with J&E phonics from Nursery.

I only put her to LW at the beginning of this year. As through experience, phonics alone is not sufficient. They did some reading but I don't find it "solid".

I think LCentral is more academic and structured. They are also using native speakers.

My P3 just started her Lcental lesson for 1 term. She has been with BC for coming to 2 years and we didn't see any improvement. So the learning for us is that some of these centres are not academic enough.

I saw Lcentral materials and it looks pretty solid so we will just continue to monitor her progress.

Looking back, it might be good to let the child start in Lcentral early so that he can progress through their system and hence do their pre-P1 preparation. Eg. in my case now, my K1 can read and sound out but it doesn't come naturally and we still need to prompt her. I've not put her through a Lcentral assessment. I would not want to re-start her on phonics in Lcentral but on the other hand, will she be able to pass their assessment on preparation for P1 program???? So i decided to explore during term 2 2011 when she almost completes her advanced phonics program.

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Lorna Whiston

Postby ConcernedLLB » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:49 pm

Hi hi

Was wondering if I could get some feedback on Lorna Whiston's english enrichment programmes for lower primary. I understand that they have developed a reputation in their speech and drama courses and I have colleagues who went through Lorna Whiston and turned out well. But I am wondering what they are like in the teaching of language.

Wld appreciate some input. Thx!

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Re: Lorna Whiston - Discussion

Postby lovinglife » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:08 am

LW has been so popular (at least for the branches I have seen every week) but so little discussion here?

Can anyone share on their Creative Writing programme for lower primary level?

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Re: Lorna Whiston - Discussion

Postby faithgurl » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:10 pm

lovinglife wrote:LW has been so popular (at least for the branches I have seen every week) but so little discussion here?

Can anyone share on their Creative Writing programme for lower primary level?


Hi,

Ya..totally agree that their centres are all so full but can't really find much feedbacks/reviews on their programs. I was actually sourcing for English enrichment / Speech & Drama class for my little one but can't seems to find much feedbacks about their programs. Can anyone share?

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