We aim to assist our students in improving their abilities and in appreciating English as a medium of communication, as well as a tool that they can use in their daily lives and activities. More importantly, we hope to develop confidence in students and to foster a lifelong interest in English.
We introduce a variety of reading materials, themes, and text types, and teach basic reading skills in order to help students decode words, foster their interest in reading and develop good reading habits.
We have a school-based writing framework, where all writing exercises have been specifically designed to match the vocabulary that students have learnt from their textbooks and dictations in order to better equip them to complete their writing exercises. Students are expected to be trained systematically and should be able to write individualized compositions using the spiral school-based writing curriculum and writing helpers under the teachers' guidance.
PEEGS – LEXILE
All students in our school have been assessed under the Lexile Reading Framework. This is a scale which assesses students' reading levels. Students' reading progression will be monitored regularly after reading 15, 30 or 45 English books.
In order to give students greater exposure to English and facilitate an increased depth of understanding for all our students, we have Ms. Josephine as the Native English Teacher (NET) in our school. Let's watch Ms. Josephine's self-introduction video.
Phonics : Read Write Inc (RWI)
RWI is a comprehensive phonics programme which aims to improve students' English pronunciation. This programme is implemented in KS1 (P.1 - P.3) in our school.
V-POWER is a vocabulary-building scheme which aims to facilitate students' learning of new English words. Through this scheme, we anticipate that our students will become more motivated to enrich their vocabulary bank. In collaboration with teachers and parents, it is definitely a tool to help students strive for better English.
Our native English teacher has a fun and healthy English breakfast with students. Together with local teachers, the students are encouraged to speak in English, share and taste different kinds of fruit, cereals and drinks. They can also learn table manners and practise their oral English in this unique programme.
Super V-POWER Scheme
This English enrichment programme is specially designed for strengthening elite students' listening, speaking and presentation skills.