The school adopts the STELLAR (STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading) approach in the teaching and learning of English. STELLAR aims to strengthen the students’ foundation in literacy skills through a variety of learner-centred and developmentally appropriate pedagogical approaches using Big Books and authentic children’s literature.
Students learn to read, listen, speak and write through a variety or engaging experiences and activities.
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Learning Support (LSP) and Buddy Reading Programmes
The LSP and Buddy Reading Programmes aim to provide additional assistance to students who require language and reading support. The department also works with parent volunteers to help students in their reading.
Public Speaking Programme
Students are equipped with the skills to speak confidently in front of an audience. They are given opportunities to speak, perform, present and lead their peers during school events and activities to practise their oral presentation skills.
Our students have access to thousands of online books and accompanying quizzes to increase their reading proficiency and comprehension skills.
More information about the Literacy Programme can be found on:
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Values Inculcation Through Storytelling (HEART VITS) Programme
Children understand and learn best about values through stories. Students are exposed to many stories that extol the school core values of Honesty, Empathy, Appreciation, Respect and Tenacity (HEART) during these storytelling sessions.
Reading under the Stars
The theme for this year’s event, held on 10 Nov, was ‘Disney’. The objective of this annual event is to promote child-parent bonding through reading. It was indeed heartening to see everyone putting away their mobile devices to spend time reading with their children. Teachers also dressed up as Disney characters and performed a Reader’s Theatre much to the delight of students and parents. A book swap was conducted and students took part in various reading-related activities.
Primary 3 Musical Theatre Experience
The Primary 3 students had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the English language through drama and music. They attended a musical, Chicken Little, performed by Singapore Repertory Theatre. Students enjoyed the energetic show and were enthralled by the colourful costumes and interesting stage props. The catchy songs performed by the talented actors also thrilled the audience.