To develop an ever-improving capability to use English:
1. To think and communicate;
2. To acquire, develop and apply knowledge;
3. To respond and give expression to experience;
4. To develop and apply an ever-increasing understanding of how language is organized, used and learned.
1. e-Curriculum for P.1-3:
Our school in collaboration with a e-platform provider 'Fun n' Friends' has developed a school-based e-curriculum for P.1-3 since 2009.
Online learning and classroom activities are blended together to enhance an interactive learning. Homework is in print-based and online modes.
The aim of implementing e-teaching in Moodle platform is to promote interactive learning to go with our school-based English Curriculum in and beyond the classroom.Self-designed exercises, Dictation sound tracks, links and learning resources were uploaded to the platform for enriching and consolidating students' learning.
3. Primary Literacy Programme - Reading (PLPR):
- The programme is facilitated by NET section of EDB and our school has joined this programme since 2003. It is implemented from P.1-3.
- The aim is to teach reading strategies and promote reading in order to improve students' English language proficiency.
- A double lesson is allocated for this programme every cycle and conducted by our NETs and local teachers. Classroom Assistants (CAs) will be assisting in the running of the programme as well.
- Teaching strategies such as big book shared reading, story telling and guided reading are used. Language arts, phonics and high frequency words are introduced.
- Students will be working in ability groups to maximize the effectiveness of learning.
- Students are given home readers in the hope of promoting reading.
4. General English Programme:
- Different strategies and activities are used to develop 4 language skills of our students.
- A systematic school-based phonics curriculum is explicitly taught throughout P.1-P.3.
- Cross-curricular learning is conducted in some levels.
- Cursive writing is taught in P.3.
- Dictionary skills are explicitly taught in P.4.
6. Cater for learning diversity:
Students are grouped according to their language ability. A tailor-made curriculum is developed to cater for learning diversity. More able as well as less able students are motivated and supported to reach their full potential.
‘Super Speakers’ : an after school extra-curricular activity held by our NET for our more able students
‘Smarties’: groups of more able students are selected to receive extra training by our NETs during VIP lessons
IRTP classes: small group teaching is applied to help the less able students
- English Activity Day is held each year to promote language learning through fun activities.
- English extra-curricular activities are held in Extra-curricular Activity Period on Day 4 as well as after school.
- Self-pay extra-curricular activities held by outside organizations are held on Saturdays or after school.
- Language-rich learning activities are held twice each year to promote the use of English to communicate outside classroom.