English Language Subject
Topic-based learning is adopted for all year levels in our school. We cooperated with EDB from 2006 to 2010 to refine a topic-based learning curriculum that was tailor-made for our students’ needs. The curriculum is designed to be systematic and effective. A relevant writing task is designed for each topic as well. Elements of process writing is also embedded in writing lessons. In the implementation of the English language curriculum, the use of a wide range of language arts materials such as songs, rhymes, poems, stories, tongue twisters and plays is advocated (CDC:P168) to make the lessons interactive, effective and fun.
P1-P3 Characteristics of English Language Subject Primary Literacy Programme – Reading
We promote students’ generic skills: creativity, critical thinking skills, communication skills through a Buddy Reading Programme and the PLPR. We were invited to join the Primary Literacy Programme – Reading (PLPR) that is organized by EDB. The aim of this programme is to enhance the reading proficiency of students through a suitable and sustainable literacy programme with a focus on reading. It also helps to develop positive learning habits at an early stage so as to establish basic literacy skills for future learning. Students have two reading lessons every week with our Native-speaking English teacher and local English teachers in English Room.
P4-P6 EEGS Reading Programme
In order to have an effective bridge between KS1 and KS2, a school-based reading programme is held for KS2 (P4-P6). We focus on teaching pupils reading strategies and vocabulary building skills so as to develop pupils self-learning skills. Students have a reading lesson with our NET teacher every week. Teachers provide graded readers and reading materials for students. A home-reading programme is held to build up students’ reading habit. For adopting a wide range of teaching-learning strategies, our native-English teacher and school teachers co-plan and co-teach lessons for students in P4 to P6.
Since teachers would like to encourage pupils to read more in English, P4 to P6 students are required to read at least 4-6 English books in a term. However, our teachers encourage pupils to read as many English books as they can for leisure so as to establish the habit of reading. A buddy reading programme is held to encourage P6, P5, P3 pupils to read for fun and gain rewards for reading.
To further strengthen our students’ English listening and speaking abilities, we have two full-time native speaking English teachers for all classes. Students are encouraged to participate in public English examinations such as the Cambridge examinations conducted by Trinity College of London or the British Council. Throughout the years, we have consistently gained excellent results.
LTM Reading Week
As teachers, we all believe that pupils should not just learn from the textbook. They can learn English through a pleasurable way so as to enjoy the process of learning. Therefore, an English Reading Week is held in the school once a term. This is a one week programme. Teachers teach and share a story book with pupils. We also design language arts activities or tasks for pupils in the lesson.
Create English Language Environment
England Study tour
The School places strong emphasis on reading and writing. We have organized a wide range of activities and students are encouraged to develop their talents in their fields of interest and to participate in activities of their choice. Student progress is closely monitored by our teachers in close liaison with parents.
小一至小三英語閱讀計劃 (Primary Literacy Programme – Reading)：
小四至小六英語閱讀計劃(English Enhancement Grant Scheme Reading Programme)：
－ 英語話劇 － 英語閱讀週 － 英語室
－ 戶外學習日 － 早會英語活動 － 語言室
－ 英語遊學團 － 每日英語天氣報告
－ 英語週 － 學生英語大使 \