5–6 years old -

Courses for children 5–6 years old

Children at this age are like sponges; they absorb information very quickly! Our pre-primary courses are designed to be fun, using a mix of activities to maximize engagement, and delivered in an expressive way.

We lay the foundations of the English language, focusing on phonemic awareness (learning sounds) and letter recognition, while exposing students to new vocabulary and communicative situations.
Find out more about Meridian Courses schedule, syllabus and academic calendar below.

Class allocation takes both the student’s age and level of English into account. Test your child’s level of English now.

Schedule

Courses start every Monday. You have to book a course at least 2 weeks before your preferred course starting date. Each course booking is calculated as a fixed number of sessions. At the booking stage you will see your official course start and finish dates that take any public holidays or school closures in to account.
Below we present sample class times. Time changes happen according to UK Daylight saving system. We’ll notify you in advance if it affects your child’s class time. (Class time change will only happen in some countries).

3 times a week UTC +1

Calendar

If your course includes a UK public holiday there is no lesson on that day. You will be notified in advance. Summer Holidays take place in August. Check out our holiday calendar below.

What will your child learn at thE levelS?

• Can recognise numbers, prices, days of the
week, if they are spoken clearly and slowly.

 

• Can recognise familiar words accompanied by
pictures such as a picture book using familiar
vocabulary.

 

• Can produce short phrases about themselves,
giving basic personal information.

• Can understand and use familiar everyday
expressions and very basic phrases.

 

• Can introduce him/herself and others and can
ask and answer questions about personal details
such as where he/she lives, people he/she
knows and things he/she has.

 

• Can interact in a simple way provided the other
person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared
to help.

Primary Content Course 5–6 year-olds

Units 1-4

Course Title

 

ITE

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Hello
• My things
• My farm
• My family

• Classroom objects and
toys
• Shapes, colours and
animals
• Clothes and parts of the
body
• Family members and
food

• Say hello, introduce
yourself and talk about
your family
• Ask about and identify
things
• Describe the shape and
colour of different
objects
• Talk about likes and
dislikes

• Letters and phonics A-Z
• Numbers 1-20

Units 1 - 4

Course Title

 

Pre-A1.1

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• What do we like about school?
• What’s interesting about
families?
• How do we have fun?
• What do we like about animals?

• Classroom objects and
stationery
• Family member and
descriptive adjectives
• Toys and outdoor
activities
• Pets and farm animals

• ‘It’s a…’ and ‘have got/
haven’t got’
• ‘This is my…’ and ‘He’s/
She’s…’
• ‘Have you got…?’ and
‘can/can’t (ability)’
• ‘Like/don’t like’ and
‘They’re…’

• Consonant sounds /r/
• Long vowel sounds /ɚ/
• Consonant sounds /p/
• Consonant sounds /s/

Units 5 - 8

Course Title

 

Pre-A1.2

duration

 

12 weeks

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• What do we eat?
• How are people and animals different?
• How are we different?
• What are our homes like?

• Food
• Parts of the body
• Clothes and associated
adjectives
• Rooms in a house and
contents

• ‘What do you…?’ and
‘Do you like…?’
• ‘We / plural nouns’ and
‘Can they…? (ability)’
• Present continuous and
‘Has she got…?’
• Prepositions of place and
‘There’s/There are’

• Consonant sounds /tʃ/
• Consonant sounds /g/
• Consonant sounds /ʃ/
• Consonant sounds /ŋ/

Units 1 - 4

Course Title

 

Pre-A1.3

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Why do we like
birthdays?
• What’s fun about games?
• Why are towns great?
• How can we be healthy?

• Possessions and
adjectives (feelings)
• Jobs and toys
• Places in a town and
prepositions of place
• Sports and break time
activities

• Possessive adjectives
• ‘Is he/she…?’,
‘This is/These are…’
• ‘Is there a…?’ and
‘Are there any…?’
• Present Simple

• Consonant sounds /w/
• The sound /b/
• The sounds /m/
• Pronounce the /eɪ/
sound (game/play/train)

Units 5 - 8

Course Title

 

Pre-A1.4

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• Why are animals
amazing?
• What do we do at school?
• What’s fun about being
outdoors?
• What’s great about making things?

• Wild animals and things
they do
• School subjects and
activities
• Outdoor things and
weather
• Arts and crafts and
materials

• Present simple
• Present continuous
• Possessive pronouns and
‘Would you like a/some…?’
• Like + ing and
That/Those

• Pronounce the /h/ sound
• Long vowel sound /ɪ/ (meet/beach/me)
• Words with the /əʊ/ sound (phone/home/
coat)
• Pronounce the /ð/ sound (This/That/
These/Those)

Units 1 - 4

Course Title

 

A1.1

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18– 30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• How do we make friends?
• What are our routines?
• What’s fun about music?
• What’s fun about food?

• Activities and prepositions of movement
• Daily routines and
hobbies
• Musical instruments and types of music
• Food items and food
from around the world

• Present continuous and imperatives
• Present simple (question
forms)
• Present simple Wh-
questions and adverbs of
frequency
• Countable and uncountable nouns and
making requests with
‘would like’

• The sound /ei/
• The plural ‘s’ sound
• Long and short vowel
sounds /iː/ (Street) and /
ɪ/ (dancing)
• Consonant sounds /ʃ/
(Shares) and /tʃ/ (Chooses)

Units 5 - 8

Course Title

 

A1.2

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• How do we make friends?
• What are our routines?
• What’s fun about music?
• What’s fun about food?

• Beach activities and
associated adjectives
• Talents and personal
qualities
• Places and furniture
• Feature of a town and
the countryside

• Questions with ‘Want to’
and short adjective
comparatives
• Be good at + -ing and
short adjective
superlatives
• Past simple questions
(verb ‘be’) and Past simple of ‘be’
• ‘There was/were…’ and past simple regular verbs

• Vowel sounds /ɔː/ (walks)
and /əʊ/ (telephones)
• Short vowel sound /æ/
(Harry) and long vowel
sound /aː/ (large)
• ‘the’ before vowels and
consonants /ðə/ and /ðiː/
• Consonant sounds /p/ and /b/

Units 1 - 4

Course Title

 

A1.3

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• What’s exciting about
holidays?
• What’s great about
technology?
• What’s fun about
museums?
• How do we spend free
time?

• Camping activities and
types of transport
• Ways of communicating
and associated adjectives
• Museum activities and
words for rules
• Free time activities and
adventure parks

• Past simple irregular
verbs and past simple
questions
• Long adjective
comparatives and
describing ability with
‘could’ and ‘couldn’t’
• ‘be going to’ and ‘must/
mustn’t’ for rules
• Past simple with ‘last’ and
adverbs of manner

• Vowel sounds /ɜː/ (third)
and /eə/ (hair)
• Vowel sounds /ʊ/
(looking) and /uː/ (pool)
• Consonant sounds /d/
(david) and /ð/ (that’s)
• Vowel sounds /ɔɪ/ (toy)
and /aʊ/ (flower)

Units 5 - 8

Course Title

 

A1.4

 

duration

 

12 weeks

 

18–30 h

Core Themes Core Vocabulary Core Grammar Core Pronunciation

• What’s great about a zoo?
• Where do people work?
• Where can we go shopping?
• What’s fun about an
after-school club?

• Zoo animals and Zoo keeper jobs
• Places in a town and jobs
in a film studio
• Shops and containers
• Types of film and clothes

• ‘going to + affirmative,
negative and questions’
and ‘have to’
• Relative pronouns
‘Where’ and ‘who’
• Infinitive of purpose and
quantity
• Present continuous vs.
present simple and
expressions of frequency

• The /aʊ/ sound
• Words with the /ːl/ sound
• Pronounce the letters /y/
and /jː/ (yoghurt/jam)
• Pronounce and identify
the sounds /k/ and /g/

Not sure of your child’s level of English? Ask them to take our free level test or talk to our educational adviser place them in a suitable class.