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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 and 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 Passport and Reading Rainbow (P1-P2)
- Reading Bingo (P3)
- Book Buddy
- Book Date
- Book Snack
Through our Literature programme, students are taught to appreciate and analyse good language use and to be sensitive and empathetic towards others through character analysis. Our students go through the Literature Programme from Primary Three to Six. The literature texts covered are as follows:
- Whispers of Wisdom Series
- Charlotte’s Web
- Sing to the Dawn
Our Oracy Programme 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 activities covered in this programme include Book Reviews, Storytelling, Poetry Recitation, Readers’ Theatre and One-minute Speech.
To promote the love for learning the English Language, book talks are conducted by invited authors. Students in Primary 1 and 2 dress up as their favourite character for Book Day. Word games and activities such as Bingo, Taboo and Charades are carried out in class to inject fun in the learning of English.
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.
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 story books. During the lessons, our pupils engage in discussions with their mentor on how to improve their drafts. Their stories are then published into a booklet.