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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 HeadMrs Charlene Chua 
P1 RepresentativeMrs Patricia Cheong
P2 RepresentativeMdm Chew Bee Hwee
P3 RepresentativeMs Goh Mei Ling 
P4 RepresentativeMs Tan Siew Lian 
P5 RepresentativeMrs Jessica Lim
P6 RepresentativeMdm Raihana Snin 
Members

Mrs Regina Julian (ST/EL)

Mdm Tinawati Ariffin (AYH/ Middle Primary)

Mrs Monica Thio

Mdm Fadhilah

Mrs Joyce Lee

Ms Valerie Low

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
Lower Primary Stellar

Upper 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.

Pedagogy– The use of Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction

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

 Explicit teaching of the oral & writing skills through customised Oral & Writing packages ( P1 to P6)
  1. Moo- O ( P1 to P2)
  2. Raz-Kids Online Reading (P3 to P6) 
  3. Teaching language use and comprehension through teacher-developed Hocus Pocus Packages( P5 to P6)
  4. Newspaper-based EL lessons – Little Red Dot (P3 to P6)
 

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 Pick and Tell, reading aloud, stimulus-based conversation etc.

2.  Written assessments which are mainly the Mid-Year (MYE) & End-Year Exams (EYE), as well as mini language tests.  

 

Programme Highlights 2019

Programmes / Activities
Level Involved Date
IJ Spell-Off
P4 - P6Term 1 Week 4
Teachers Story Session on Mondays & Just Write P1- P6Ongoing
Innovation Corner P1-P6 Ongoing 
Moo-O programme P1 - P2Ongoing
English Week P1 - P6 Term 2 Week 3
Moo-O Awards 2019P3 March
Raz-Kids programmeP3 - P6 From Feb
PESA 2019P3 - P6 Term 3
Primary School Debate Open 2019P4- P5Term 3
National Spell-OffP4 - P6Mar  
Wits & Words P6 Feb - May
NUS High School Oratorical Challenge 2019P4-P6Aug 

Programme Highlights 2018

Programmes / Activities
Level Involved Date
Moo-O programme
P1 - P2Ongoing
English Week P1 - P6Term 2 week3
NewsMaker programmeP3Term 4 
Moo-O Awards 2018P3 March
Raz-Kids programmeP3 - P6 From Term 2
PESA 2018P3 - P6 Term 3
NewsMaker programmeP4Term 1
Primary School Debate Open 2018P4- P5Term 3
IJ Spell-OffP4 - P62 Feb 
National Spell-OffP4 - P6Mar  
Wits & Words P6 Feb - May
NUS High School Oratorical Challenge 2018P4-P6Aug