Workshop for Parents
The English department conducted 5 workshops for the parents during Parents’ Briefing cum Learning Fiesta every year:
How to help your child excel in the P1 English Oral Test
Developing Writing Skills through Drama at the P2 level
Primary 3 & 4
Narrative Writing Skills for P3/P4 Pupils
Understanding the P5 Open-Ended Comprehension Questions.
Understanding PSLE Synthesis & Transformation
The workshops were facilitated by our experienced teachers. The feedback received from our participants was favourable. It was indeed an enriching collaboration between the school and our stakeholders!
P1 STELLAR Programme
P2 STELLAR Programme
Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA)
P3 STELLAR Programme
The Primary Three STELLAR Programme aims to build a strong foundation in language skills, grammar and vocabulary. In the first semester, the Shared Book Approach (SBA) and Learning Centres (LCs) continue to provide meaningful contexts and rich content for language acquisition and writing.
In the second semester, pupils are introduced to Supported Reading (SR) and What I Know, What I Want to Learn and What I Did Learn (KWL), which are strategies used for providing meaningful contexts for teaching of language items. SR, which is often used for narrative texts, provides opportunities for pupils to make predications, read silently and participate in class discussions. On the other hand, KWL is used to identify what they have already known, what they want to know and what they have learnt.
The progression from SBA to SR and KWL allows pupils to gain independence and autonomy in their reading and learning.
Other Fun Activities
Using building blocks, pupils create different scenarios to build up description skills in writing.
Pupils are engrossed in building what they have in mind within the timeframe given
Pupils had fun exploring the building blocks
P4 and P5 STELLAR Programmes
P6 Mass Lecture
The P6 mass lecture for EL aims to expose P6 pupils to an array of good pieces of writing. Through this programme, pupils will analyse different writing styles, story ideas and good vocabulary used in effective compositions. This will ultimately help the pupils in their own writing and hopefully, develop them into better writers. In addition, the different techniques to excel in the different components of the PSLE Oral exams are shared with the P6 pupils.
The school curriculum innovation focuses on making learning enjoyable. To develop proficient and confident users of English and to infuse fun in learning, the school has leveraged on drama as a pedagogical tool to explore ideas for writing at the Primary Two and Three levels.
Yangzhengnites role-playing and dramatising with their peers
Using one of the strategies, Freeze Frames, to expand on ideas
P4 - P6 Little Red Dot Programme
The P3-P6 programme for English Language aims to deepen the teacher-student relationship through the discussion and reflections of articles in the Little Red Dot.
Extensive Reading Programme / Reading PALS
Parent volunteers who have a passion for reading will introduce books in the class libraries in P1, 2, 3 and 4 and organise book-related activities to sustain pupils’ interest in reading.
P1 to P6 Bridging Programmes
Post-exam activities in the form of bridging programmes were conducted so as to better prepare Yangzhengnites as they progress to the next academic level in the following year.
We know our Grammar rules!
Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) cum Library Week
The launch was kick-started with entertaining performances such as The Animal Farm by DramaArts during assembly.