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English

Vision

Lifelong Readers . Confident Speakers . Effective Communicators

Area of Focus

Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing

Programmes

Key Programmes & Initiatives

STELLAR

Our school has adopted the STELLAR Programme for our English Language learning. STELLAR stands for Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading. It aims to develop the love for reading in children and also to help them to build a strong foundation in the English Language.

Each STELLAR unit includes the development of

  • The four language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Social Skills: oral interaction, turn taking
  • Independent learning: reading, writing, working at learning centres

 

STELLAR will help to encourage the learning of English Language through vocabulary learned in books and expression of thoughts in oral and written forms. It is further enriched through class discussions and informal peer interaction.

 

STELLAR LESSONS

Objectives:

1. To create awareness of the different sounds and sound patterns of the English language and how they are necessary for proper speech.

2. To introduce participants to the basics of acting and stage productions, creating in the process an appreciation for the performance arts.

3. To bring participants to a level of linguistic competence that allows them to use English intelligibly and fluently .

4. To provide pupils exposure to various text types such as poems, fables, short stories, plays and choral pieces.

5. To encourage confidence through literature and the collaborative nature of theatre.

Expected Programme Outcome

• Prepare each pupil to put up a short performance based on the selected STELLAR text at the end of the programme

How it supports the EL department:

• Children showcase their linguistic skills to an audience.

• It ties in with the primary school EL syllabus in Speaking and Representing, where speaking with accurate pronunciation and appropriate intonation is concerned.

Committee

The Team

Ms Rachel Gayathri (HOD/EL)
Ms Elsa Ang (LH/EL)
Miss Tseng Liao Alva (NPL)

Primary 1
Miss Koh Shiew Ling
Miss Siti Wazirah
Miss Melissa Ng
Mrs Grace Seah (CAJ)
Mrs Josephine Tan (AED)
Mrs Susan Bala

Primary 2
Miss Lin Huixian
Mrs Foong Ping Keow (CAJ)
Ms Ang Lye Eng (CAJ)
Mdm Siti Nur Haliza

Primary 3
Mdm Norlizan Bte Ahmat
Mr Sargunan

Primary 4
Mdm Suzana Su'ah
Miss Ang Shi Yin Pearl
Mrs May Ng

Primary 5
Mrs Jeya Lawrence
Mr Bernard Ng
Mrs Premila Onyekachi

Primary 6
Miss Nur Shameem