- To develop an ever-improving capability to use English;
- To provide students with the opportunity for the enhancement of their language proficiency and learning capacity;
- To enhance students’ whole-person and intellectual development.
English Language Learning Support
In order to promote students’ English writing competence through teaching self-regulated reading and writing strategies, facilitated by e-Learning resources, the school will cooperate with The Centre for Enhancing English Language and Teaching (CEELT) of the Faculty of Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in the coming year. The program is entitled ‘Using e-Learning to develop primary school students’ 21st century skills (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and self-regulation) in English language learning and teachers’ assessment literacy’. Subject teachers and Primary 5 students will be highly involved in the project.
Task- based Learning Approach
Task-based learning approach was adopted to facilitate the integrative use of language in meaningful and purposeful contexts. Different learning activities were designed to meet the objectives of the tasks. Coherence on vocabulary, text types, phonics, grammar items and language structures was ensured in the thematic tasks. Through these purposeful language and teaching activities, we hope to provide our students with a scaffold to develop, practise, recycle and consolidate the knowledge and skills needed for the completion of the unit tasks or extended task in the end. We believe that effective tasks lead to successful learning.
What should we put on the menu?
(A) Primary Literacy Programme-Reading and Writing (P.1-3)
Students in P.1-P.3 are taught by the NET in collaboration with their class English teachers. Reading and writing skills which based on the theme books are being taught during the year. Many of the activities are closely related to the skills planned by the NET and English teachers during meetings every week. Students participate in oral discussions, shared reading, group and pair work activities. Students’ work is examined and placed in an individual portfolio to be taken home at the end of each academic year.
(B) Reading Workshop for P.4-6
A part-time NET is employed to implement the Reading Workshop for P.4 – P.6 students. Different reading strategies are introduced to enhance the students’ reading skills.
(C) P.4-6 School-based STEM reading module
Our school-based reading programme will be optimised with the enrichment of STEM readers, science activities and tailor-made reading tasks. Two STEM reading module will be introduced. There is practical application of target grammar and language structures in scientific contexts. Students will be exposed to various scientific texts, carry out experiments and record the results and findings in their school-based booklets.
(D) e-reading platform
To promote e-learning and cultivate students’ reading interest, collections of fiction and nonfiction stories from the e-reading platform are provided to enrich the students’ reading experience. Students are encouraged to read according to their reading levels.
(E) Buddy Reading Program by Kids4Kids
Buddy Reading Program for P.3-4 students is conducted yearly by Kids4Kids. Volunteers of English speakers read stories and play games with students and thus they are exposed to the English language world and feel comfortable in speaking English.
Various kinds of activities are conducted throughout the school year, such as morning assembly, English mini talk, project learning, quiz competition and English Drama group. Activities are appropriate to their levels, reinforce students’ vocabulary and strengthen their language skills.
Every Wednesdays, we launch morning assembly and do prayer in English. Students immerse in the English language environment. There are booth games and clips appreciation occasionally. Students are eager to participate in the activities.
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All classes are invited to perform a play, share their personal experiences, opinions on hot topics, reflections upon a book they read or any topics they like to share. Both speakers and audience find the talks inspiring and interesting. The talks not only train students’ confidence in speaking English but enable them to improve their teamwork skills as well.
It aims at building up students’ generic skills and independent learning capabilities. By launching project learning in each level, students develop generic skills, acquire and construct knowledge through a variety of learning experiences like setting objectives, collecting and processing information, analyzing information, presenting ideas and reflecting their own opinions.
English Quiz Competition
To engage and enlighten the students, the English Quiz Competition was held for all P.1-6 students. It was conducted in an interactive way and the teams participated with great enthusiasm. The quiz comprised of various questions such as riddles and open-ended questions. Students thoroughly enjoyed the interesting and challenging rounds.
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This school year, we would like to provide more opportunities for our students to learn English alongside regular school studies. Therefore the Cambridge English Course is held. There are six classes including 2 classes of Starters, Movers and Flyers respectively, which are taught by experienced NETs. The course materials are designed under a topic-based curriculum covering all essential areas of the Starters, Movers and Flyers levels; listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. It also prepares our students for the internationally-recognised Cambridge English examinations.
Fun Fun English
Fun Fun English is one of the English programmes for P.1-3 and P.6 pupils. It is organised by a great team of volunteers from the church who are eager to dedicate to support the English Language development of children. They provide a language rich environment with various fun and interactive learning activities such as storytelling and singing English songs.
We believe that learning English can occur in many different forms. Students can definitely gain a lot from watching live drama performance of native English speakers. We enjoy a show created by The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) yearly. Not only can students be indulged in English language through the in-school pre-show workshops and the theatre performance, but they also can learn a moral lesson from the play.
We are so excited to watch a live show!