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English Language Department


Mission
To develop Qifa pupils to be able and confident communicators and active learners

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Curriculum Aims
A Strong Foundation and A Rich Language for All - Approach to EL teaching from EL Syllabus 2010

A Rich Language for All
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A Strong Foundation


English Language Programme

Writing Programme

MLEA (Modified Language Experience Approach towards Writing) at Lower Primary Levels

In MLEA, there is a shared experience that is linked to the Big Book that has been read during Shared Reading. The shared experience provides the context and content for the pupils to think and talk about, using the language structures and vocabulary they have learnt in Shared Book Approach (SBA).

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Pupils having experiential learning that is linked to the Big Book
that has been read during Shared Reading.

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                         Pupils learning vocabulary through picture matching
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                                  Fun way to learn sentence making


Writing Process Cycle (WPC) at Upper Primary Levels

Basing on the principles of the Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA) at the Lower Primary, WPC continues to guide pupils at the Upper Primary levels in the processes of planning, writing and reviewing before they apply these skills in writing independently.

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Using ICT tool to plan writing
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Collaborative learning through group writing


Speaking and Representing

At each stage of language development, the ability to communicate effectively is very important. The acquisition and development of oral communication skills are necessary for building a strong foundation in English Language learning.

Having the requisite speaking skills will enable pupils to convey and express their thoughts and opinions accurately, fluently and appropriately.

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Using ICT tools to teach oral communication
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Pupils using Let's Talk Cards to develop oral communication skills


Reading Programme

We adopt a whole school approach towards reading. Besides carrying out Shared Book Reading activities in class and having storytelling session in the school library, we also collaborate with National Library Board (NLB) to carry out Read, Swap, Share programme and mass borrowing activities.

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Teacher introduces and shares a Big Book with the pupils
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Bookalicious, a story telling session by parent volunteer
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NLB Mass Borrowing
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Pupils immersed in reading during NLB mass borrowing


Enrichment Programmes

There are also customised programmes and competitions to stretch our learners.

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Scrabble Training & Competition
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Babble and Speak Competition
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NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Oratorical Challenge

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Debate Training and Competition

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Stories Come Alive! A drama performance by P1 and P2 pupils


Theatre Experience

The English Department organises learning journeys to theatre for all Lower Primary pupils.  These theatre experience help to ignite the pupils’ passion for English and appreciate theatre work. The trips are followed by writing a reflection in the journal as a classroom activities.

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Primary 1 Learning Journey to ‘A Peter Rabbit Tale’ Play
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Waiting excitedly for the play to begin
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Posing and waiting for the play to start
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The stage set up. Ready to begin!