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English Language

English Language

 

Overview

The English Department has a vision to develop our pupils to be Communicative and Confident Learners through the four skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Activities and programmes are structured to provide the pupils with the confidence, purpose and enjoyment in a wide range of contexts and to convey and discover information.

Programme Structure

At Yuhua Primary School, we believe in the Whole School Approach in promoting the love of learning and the use of appropriate Standard English. We also believe that pupils will cultivate good reading habits.

The department embarks on the RAZ portal for the Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils. Both teachers and the pupils will be able to track and monitor the progress. The portal also encourages the pupils to be self-directed learners too.

STELLAR

P1 & P2 – Shared Book Approach, MLEA – Experiences for pupils before writing ( P1- Sandwich
Making and Ice-Cream Party) (P2- Bubble Party)

P3 – Shared Book Approach, Supported Reading ( 2nd Semester )
P4, P5 & P6 – Strategies Learnt include Supported Reading ( SR ), Know – Want to know – Learnt ( KWL ), Writing Process Cycle ( WPC ), Retelling ( RT ) and Differentiated Instruction ( DI )

Learning Support Programme ( LSP )
P1 & P2 – To support weak pupils in Reading for P1 and Comprehension for P2. The LSP is conducted daily during curriculum time.

Experiential Learning
The pupils’ learning is in line with the themes from the STELLAR Books
P1 – Learning Journey to the Singapore Zoological Gardens and Jurong East Regional Library
P2 – Learning Journey to the Singapore Science Centre
P3 – Musical of a fractured fairy tale, in line with the “Wolf’s Story”
P4 – Ice cream making following the steps and instructions in the “ Making Ice Cream”

Assessment Matters

P1- Holistic and Formative Assessment are carried out throughout the year. Formative assessment techniques are integrated into the lessons to assess pupils learning.
HA Components to assess the 4 skills in English (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing)

Assessments are bite-sized that it is manageable for the pupils and does provide the pupils with a sense of achievement. Feedback is given to pupils and parents in terms of rubrics and remarks.
Term 1 – unweighted assessments, Term 2, 3 and 4 – Weighted assessments

P2 – Holistic, Summative and Formative Assessment are carried out. Formative assessment techniques are integrated into the lessons to assess pupils learning.
HA and SA Components are used to assess the 4 skills in English (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing)

Holistic Assessments are bite-sized that it is manageable for the pupils and does provide the pupils with a sense of achievement. Feedback is given to pupils and parents in terms of rubrics and remarks.

Term 1 & 2– Weighted Holistic Assessments, Term 3 & 4 – CA and SA

P3 – incorporates formative and summative assessment.

Formative assessment techniques are integrated into the lessons and curriculum. The following component has been assessed accordingly:

Oral in Semester 1 – Marks are given but not weighted. Feedback on the pupils’ performance is meant for them to address their areas of improvement.
Oral in Semester 2 – Weighted

Formative assessment techniques are also incorporated into the pupils’ daily Oral and Writing. Pupils will be given timely feedback.

Summative assessments – CA1, CA2, SA1 and SA2 at the end of each term.

Others

Enrichment
P1 & P2 – RAZ Kidz portal (to encourage pupils to read a variety of books of different genres online)

P3 & P4 – Speech and Drama enrichment programme – Pupils are taught how to project their voice, speak confidently and dramatize in front of an audience

P5 – Debating Skills for 5E, 5F and 5G pupils

Competitions
Spelling Bee Competitions for the P1 & P2 level
Inter-school Debate Championship – Annual Wits & Words

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