The Learning Support Programme
The objective of the Learning Support Programme (LSP) is to provide English Language support to Primary One and Two pupils identified through the School Readiness Test.
The Primary One pupils are taught phonological awareness, alphabetical knowledge and principle, decoding of regular words, recognition of irregular words and spelling. For these lessons, the pupils are taken out from their form class during an English period. Their progress is monitored regularly and Primary One pupils who meet the criteria will be discharged at the end of Primary One. Pupils who do not meet the criteria will continue to be in the programme in Primary Two.
The Primary Two pupils are taught syllabication to decode polysyllabic words. They are eventually taught to read aloud grade-appropriate reading materials accurately, at a reasonable speed and with comprehension. They learn to apply alphabetic principle, word attack skill and syllabication skills to read polysyllabic words, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing. Their progress is monitored regularly. Pupils who meet the criteria will be discharged at the end of Primary Two. Pupils who do not meet the criteria will be monitored closely as they move on to Primary Three and beyond.