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Workshop for Parents


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An engaging and enriching hands-on experience for our supportive parents


The English department conducted 5 workshops for the parents during Parents’ Briefing cum Learning Fiesta every year:

Primary 1
How to help your child excel in the P1 English Oral Test 

Primary 2
Developing Writing Skills through Drama at the P2 level

Primary 3 & 4
Narrative Writing Skills for P3/P4 Pupils  

Primary 5
Understanding the P5 Open-Ended Comprehension Questions. 

Primary 6
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

The Primary 1 STELLAR Programme aims to promote a love for reading among pupils and focuses on developing reading, speaking and listening skills. Through the Shared Book Approach (SBA), Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA) and Learning Centres (LCs), the pupils are provided with ample opportunities to engage in shared experiences which provide meaningful contexts and content for language acquisition.

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Using building blocks for Show and Tell


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                                             Presenting what has been created to the audience


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One of the big book titles that is used to extend pupils’ writing activities


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Working together to build rockets

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Launching the rocket balloon in class

P2 STELLAR Programme

The Primary 2 STELLAR Programme aims to promote a love for reading, speaking, listening and writing skills. Through the Shared Book Approach (SBA), Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA) and Learning Centres (LCs), the pupils are provided with ample opportunities to engage in shared experiences which provide meaningful contexts and content for language acquisition and writing.

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One of the big book titles that is used to extend pupils’ writing activities

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P2 Pupils Blowing Bubbles


Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA) 


In MLEA, the pupils will go through an experience related to the Big Book that has been read during Shared Reading. This shared experience provides the context and content for the children to think and talk about, using the target language structures and vocabulary they have been exposed to in Shared Book Approach (SBA).  

With the help of the teacher who transcribes the children's input, the pupils come up with a piece of class writing. This becomes the basis for group writing, when the children work in small groups, before they go on to individual writing.


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.


Supported Reading

P3 Pupils doing Supported Reading (SR)

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.


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Pupils are engrossed in building what they have in mind within the timeframe given

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Pupils had fun exploring the building blocks 


P4 and P5 STELLAR Programmes

These programmes aim to build a strong foundation in language skills, Grammar and Vocabulary. Through a variety of comprehension strategies like Supported Reading (SR), What I Know, What I Want to Learn and What I Did Learn (KWL) and Retelling, pupils are situated within meaningful contexts and content for language acquisition and writing.

 

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P4 pupils having hands on session on one of the topics

           

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. 

     
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Pupils attending a mass lecture in the hall  

TLLM Ignite4!

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.

 

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  Yangzhengnites role-playing and dramatising with their peers

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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.

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Yangzhengnites reading the Little Red Dot papers

Extensive Reading Programme / Reading PALS

Pupils will share stories and read with their classmates as part of their extensive reading programme in P4 and P5.

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.

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Yangzhengnites reading in the computer lab

 

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. 

 

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 Guessing games?

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We know our Grammar rules!

Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) cum Library Week

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The launch was kick-started with entertaining performances such as The Animal Farm by DramaArts during assembly.


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Fun activities were organised for every Yangzhengnite to participate in. Different stations were set up and manned by our steadfast parent volunteers. Who knew that learning English could be so much fun?


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And of course, there were awesome prizes to be won!


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Great Book Reviews deserve to be rewarded! Congratulations to our winners from each level! They indeed live up to our school motto From Each His Finest Effort.