English Language Department
Key Events and Activities
Phonics Zoo Programme for Primary 1 and Primary 2 Pupils
The Phonics Zoo Programme is specially selected to equip pupils with decoding and word recognition skills. In this programme, pupils are taught each letter sounds through songs and engaging activities. Through the lessons, pupils will be able to decode unfamiliar words and be better readers.
Learning through the Arts for Primary 1 and Primary 2 Pupils
In the Learning Through the Arts programme, teachers use arts as a pedagogical tool in the teaching and learning of the English Language. Teachers are trained and equipped with the skills to conduct Arts-based English lessons where pupils explored the beauty of the English language and at the same time, learning more about the English Language.
Read and Respond Programme
The objectives of this programme are to promote critical thinking and to cultivate the love for reading. Critical thinking questions are posed to the pupils before the texts are given to them. While reading, pupils are to evaluate their thinking based on the questions posed. Teachers would then support and engage them in fruitful discussions in class.
To cultivate and nurture the love for reading, the department ensures that time is allocated daily for reading. Abundance of books with interesting titles is readily available in the class and school libraries. The school library also organises interesting activities to promote reading.
Enrichment Programmes for 2016
Several enrichment programmes are planned for the different levels to further enhance and enrich their learning.
- P1 : Bridging programme
- P3 to P4: Making Connections with text to facilitate Critical and Creative Thinking