The Language materials in our Primary classrooms use a phonetic approach, highlighting the sounds of the letters that allow children to move effortlessly into reading. The children at this level are taught phonemic awareness in a fun and interesting manner through hands-on language activities that include matching, sorting and labeling of pictures and cards. Children are provided vocabulary and nomenclature cards in the classroom in relation to the materials used in all subject areas, such as geometry, science, geography, botany, culture etc. Spoken language is developed as children communicate with each other individually and in small groups. Vocabulary cards and daily occurrence of reading books to the children in small and large groups provide enrichment of vocabulary. Enrichment of vocabulary across the curriculum is a constant focus in the Primary classroom. Handwriting is practiced through tracing sandpaper letters, shapes and using chalkboards. Moveable alphabet letters are used for creating words. In our Primary classroom, children experience writing before reading, gaining an ability to create words as they develop reading skills. This strategy is a whole language approach that helps children become independent readers.