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- To provide opportunities to integrate listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing into the language learning process
- To provide challenging and stimulating assignments and projects beyond the curriculum to enrich the learning experience of the English Language
- To infuse critical and creative thinking strategies through literature and oracy programme
- To identify and develop pupils’ talent in speaking & writing
READING – READING PERIOD ACTIVITIES AND LITERATURE PROGRAMME
To develop our students’ interest in reading, we have a Reading Period every week from Primary One to Six. During this period, students are engaged in the following activities:
- Reading Trees
- Book Buddy
- Book Date
- Book Picnic
Through our Literature programme, students are taught to appreciate and analyse good language use and to be sensitive and empathetic towards others through the stories of the lives of the characters. Our students go through the Literature Programme from Primary Three to Six. The literature texts covered are as follows:
- Stories Around the World
- Charlotte’s Web
- Sing to the Dawn
- The Enemy
We have a unique, in-house Oracy Programme which aims to develop our students’ listening and speaking skills. Students are given varied platforms to give oral presentations to a range of audience. Some of the modules covered in this programme include Choral Reading, Storytelling, Poetry Recitation, Readers’ Theatre, Jazz Chants and One Liners.
We have a week of fun-filled activities to promote the love for learning the English Language. Besides listening to Book Talks by invited authors, pupils dress up as their favourite character for Book Day (Primary 1 & 2) and Character Day (Primary 3 & 4). Fringe activities such as game booths and mock debates are held in the library.
This enrichment programme aims to develop the confidence and persuasive skills in the oral communication skills of the verbally talented students. It also aims to develop research and critical thinking skills through the rigour of preparation involved in formal debating. Selected students are given training and opportunities to participate in competitions.
YOUNG AUTHOR SCHEME
In line with our Talent Development initiative, we worked with a vendor to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for a select group of budding writers who are interested to hone their skills as writers and publish their own storybooks. During the lessons, our pupils engage in discussions with their mentors on how to improve their drafts and composition techniques. Their stories are then published into books with the pupils’ illustrations gracing the cover and contents of their storybooks.