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Preparing for P1 from K3

This is a big move for any child.

Many parents ask:

How can I best prepare my child for the English curriculum?

This advice applies whether or not your child is entering an elite school with English medium teaching or a mainstream school with Chinese medium teaching. 

JUST BECAUSE YOUR CHILD IS NOT GOING TO AN ELITE SCHOOL DOES NOT MEAN HE OR SHE CANNOT ACHIEVE THE SAME STANDARD! The key is preparation.

Every child is capable with the right encouragement.

Major differences in the English curriculum:

The curriculum will be more structured and will have more focus on:

  • Reading comprehension (usually the biggest challenge for students) 
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Tenses
  • Prepositions
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • A reading scheme

Learning may be more strongly related to textbooks also (less play-based learning)

Class sizes may be larger

Students need to follow instructions.

What you can do NOW!

Focus on writing - your P1 child will be expected to write paragraphs. My one-to-one guided writing program is available for K3 childen going into P1. See this link to request information.

Read, read and read with your child - the more you read and expose your child to English, the better his or her adjustment will be.

See my pages on general exposure.

For tips on appropriate reading you may request a copy of my free reading tips lists for Hong Kong students.


I have tailor-made a printable e-book with 20 full page exercises to give your child practice in preparation for Primary One. There are no books like this available in local stores. Giving your child one exercise a day will give them a head start. See below for details:

Click on any book to look inside

Printable PDF e-book with attractive colourful visuals, designed for Hong Kong K3 students moving to P1.

43 pages

Fully Printable with answer key.

HK$55

Mixed practice in:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Phonics (Vital to spelling)
  • Writing
  • Early Grammar (verbs, prepositions, adjectives)
  • Sequencing (thinking skills)
  • Sentence Structure

(Includes some challenging exercises)


Payment 

Secure online payment with automatic immediate download (click the cart to add the book to your cart)

You do not need a Paypal account. You only need a valid credit card.

P1 books and Early Writing Series books are also suitable for strong K3 students who will move to elite schools.

The book below is very useful for preparing students for the speech festival as well as for P1. 

Reading Comprehension Through Poetry Drills for Skills
(Printable PDF) HK$45

Click on any book to look inside

  • 8 challenging poems
  • Rhyming/Phonics
  • Multiple choice and long questions
  • Preparation for Speech Festival
  • Full Answer Key 

Payment 

Secure online payment with automatic immediate download (click the cart to add the book to your cart)

You do not need a Paypal account. You only need a valid credit card.


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