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English Language

Vision

A confident and effective communicator of good standard English.

Mission

To provide a rich learning environment where pupils acquire and use the standard English competently and confidently.

Committee Members 

Head of Department 

Mrs Stella Chong

Subject Head 

Mrs Charlene Chua 

P1 Representative 

Mrs Joyce Lee
P2 Representative Mrs Monica Thio
P3 Representative Ms Tan Siew Lian
P4 Representative Ms Nur Fadhilah
P5 Representative Mrs Regina Julian
P6 Representative Mrs Charlene Chua

Members

Mdm Raihana

Mdm Tinawati
Ms Chew Bee Hwee

Mrs Sharon Chua
Ms Valerie Low

Mdm Lydia Natasha (AED)



Teaching Approach 

At CHIJ OLQP, we aim to develop a love for reading in our students and equip them with critical life skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in English through effective and engaging strategies that are developmentally appropriate. The teaching approaches and resources are designed to deliver the outcomes of English Language Syllabus 2010. The following strategies are employed in all our EL classrooms:

1. STELLAR

Through STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading (STELLAR), we hope to strengthen the foundation of language learning in both lower primary and upper primary.

Lower Primary STELLAR

Upper Primary STELLAR

2. Pedagogy– The use of Differentiated Instruction (DI)

The skills learnt in both reading and writing lessons are reinforced in the Learning Centres (LC) where activities are planned and differentiated for lower primary pupils. Other forms of differentiated instruction are employed in upper primary as well.



3. Extensive opportunities for students to use the English Language through enriching curriculum with school-based resources, print resources & integration of ICT. 

 
  1. Explicit teaching of the oral & writing Skills through customised Oral & Writing packages ( P1 to P6)
  2. Online Reading Assistant ( P1 to P6)
  3. Moo- O ( P1 to P2)
  4. NewsMaker ( P3 to P4)
  5. Newspaper-based EL lessons – Little Red Dot (P3 to P6)
  6. National Geographic Magazines ( P2 to P5) 
 

4. Holistic Assessment 

Guided by the principles of Assessment OF Learning (AoL) and Assessment  FOR Learning (AfL). The various modes of assessment include:
  1. Performance-based Assessment such as show-and-tell, presentation,  reading aloud, stimulus-based conversation etc.
  2. Pen-and-Paper Assessment which are mainly the Mid-Year & Year-End  Semestral Assessment (SA), as well as mini language tests.  


Programme Highlights 2017

Programmes / Activities
Level Involved Date
Moo-O programme
P1 - P2Ongoing
NewsMaker programme
P4Term 1
NewsMaker programmeP3Term 4 
Raz-Kids programmeP2 - P5 Ongoing 
IJ Spell-OffP4 - P6 3 February 2017
Wits & Words 2017P64 March 2017
Moo-O Awards 2017P3 10 March 2017 
National Spell-OffP5 - P6 11 March 2017
English WeekP1 - P6Term 2 Week 3 
PESA 2017 P3 - P6Term 3 
Primary School Debate Open 2017 (PSDO)

P4 - P5 Term 3 
NUS High School Oratorical Challenge  
P4 - P6                    

Programme Highlights 2016

Programmes / Activities
Level Involved Date
Spell-Off 2016P4-P6Term 1
Moo-O Awards 2016P3 Term 1
Babble & Speak 2016P3 - P4 Term 2
English Week 2016P1 - P6Term 2 
DebateP4 - P5 Term 2 - Term 3
PESA 2017 P3 - P6Term 3