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English Language

Curricular Goal


Confident and Effective Communicators of the English Language
We want our students to have a strong foundation and be proficient in the English Language so that they can communicate confidently and effectively in Standard English for different purposes, audiences and contexts.

Our Aims


Our students will be able to communicate confidently and effectively as a result of their development in the following areas of language learning:
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Language Use (Grammar & Vocabulary)

Our Focus


P1 – P3 Learn to Read P4 – P6 Read to Learn
  • Building a strong foundation in listening, reading, speaking, writing & language use skills

  • Emphasising on oral communication (listening, speaking skills)

  • Developing learning to read strategies (e.g. phonemic awareness)

  • Nurturing a love and enjoyment of the English Language
  • Building upon the strong foundation in listening, reading, speaking, writing & language use skills to extend learning

  • Emphasising on oral & written communication

  • Developing reading to learn strategies (e.g. comprehension skills without visual aids)

  • Nurturing a love and enjoyment of the English Language


Providing timely feedback to students and parents


We monitor students’ learning through appropriate formal and informal methods so as to provide them with timely and useful feedback for improving learning and closing learning gaps. 

Some examples how we use various assessment methods to monitor students’ learning include:

Method Purpose
• Effective Questioning • Check understanding of skills/concepts taught
• Rubrics/Checklist • Monitor progress against a set criteria and so as to provide useful feedback for improvement
• Skills based assessment tasks (E.g. Reading Aloud, etc) • Monitor the mastery of skills

We support our students in their learning through the use of ' Strategies for English Language Learning And Reading (STELLAR) 

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Lower Primary Strategies 

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Upper Primary Strategies