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Team Introduction

Values and Approach EL Dpt

Vision and Mission

Vision

Confident and Competent Communicators in Internationally Acceptable English

Mission

The English Language Department seeks to equip our pupils with the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing so as to develop them into confident and effective users of the English Language in the 21st century.

Approach

We are guided by four interlinked principles (4A’s) – Appreciation, Acquisition, Application, Achievement – in our endeavours.

We believe in cultivating in our pupils an appreciation of the English Language which can ignite their passion for learning. We aim to be the agents which facilitate the pupils’ acquisition of necessary language skills, which can then be applied effectively in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Through the effective application of language skills, we hope that our pupils will be able to reach new levels of achievement in their learning. 

Specific Programmes

As part of our Whole School Approach to Effective Communication, the English Language Department is pleased to offer various programmes to develop our pupils’ competencies in the four language skills mentioned above. The details of some of these programmes are as follow:

ProgrammeWhat is it aboutTarget Group
Speak English Good Movement (SGEM)Activities that focus on speaking good English, in line with the national Speak Good English MovementAll pupils
Whole School Reading ProgrammeA collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB)
NLB librarians conduct various activities such as the following: 
- Mass Borrowing
- Story Telling
- Meet the librarian
- Read, Swap, Share
All pupils
EL Class Library All EL classrooms are stocked with age-appropriate books which pupils are encouraged to borrow and read All pupils 
Phonics @ Work 
  • In-house programme conducted in Term 1 by P1 teachers
  • Focuses on building pupils phonemic awareness 
All P1 pupils 

Name of staff

NameDesignation
Mrs Shaihba Naveen Head of Department, English Language 
Mrs Marion LimLevel  Head, English Language (Internal)
Mrs Maria ChuaSenior Teacher, English Language
Mrs PalaniandySenior Teacher, English Language


Primary 1

Primary 2

1A

Mdm No'rain

2A

Ms Tay Shwu Yueh

1B

Ms Toh Yi Ting 

2B

Mdm Azlifah

1C

Mdm Shamala

2C

Ms Dianne Loh

1D

Mrs Selva

2D

Mdm Puvaneswary

1G

Mrs Joanne Koh

2G

Mdm Gitty Khoo

1H

Ms Humairah

2H

Mdm Sufia

1Ix Mdm Mallika 2IxMdm Sunita 
  

2JMrs Naveen 

Primary 3

Primary 4

3V

Mrs Elaine Ong

4V

Mdm Renugga

3T

Mdm Lai Ke Xin

4T

Mrs Rita Chew

3S

Mdm Adawiyah

4S

Mr Adli

3R

Mdm Vanessa

4R

Ms Tan Si Ying

3O

Mrs Marion Lim

4O

Ms Mock Hui Li

3L

Mdm Freeda

4L

Mr Rizal

Primary 5

Primary 6

5V

Mr Rizal

6V

Mdm Veronica Eu

5T

Ms Shahirah Begum

6T

Mrs Shermin Poh

5S

Mdm Atiqah

6S

Mrs Ong Zhihui

5R

Mdm Siti Mazni

6R

Mrs Marion Lim

5O

Mdm Arul

6O

Mr Andy Lim

5L

Mrs Maria Chua

6L

Mr Adli


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The school year started in 2020 with the launch of our Hooked on Reading Programme. To develop a school-wide reading culture and getting pupils hooked on books, we have organised a series of activities to engage our pupils in reading. Besides the school library, which will be an interactive hub, promoting joyful reading through storytelling sessions and thematic book displays, there are also fortnightly reading periods promoting different book genres and an uninterrupted reading time. Pupils set their reading goals and reflect on the books that they have read through book reflections and reading extension activities. Just as Walt Disney famously said, There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.”


 
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The main goal of this programme is for pupils to understand the texts read at a deeper level. At the P1 and P2 level, all pupils subscribe to the National Geographic Magazine and teachers would select articles to discuss with the pupils. At the P3 level, they are involved in Spin-a-Tale Programme where every child is given a copy of a twisted tale for them to read and understand the point of view of the different characters. At P3, pupils also subscribe to the Whiz magazine where articles are shared to deepen their general knowledge.  

From the P4 to P6 levels, all pupils subscribe to a newspaper – Little Red Dot (P4) & What’s Up (P5 & P6). Again as a level, selected articles would be highlighted for explicit teaching. 


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