Mother Tongue Language
|Chinese Language||Instructional Scaffolding|
|Tamil Language||Differentiated Instruction|
|Malay Language||Multiple Intelligence
Mother Tongue Fortnight 2020
Racial Harmony Day 2020
The Mother Tongue Language Fortnight 2020 was held from 7 July to 17 July. The theme for this year's MTL Fortnight was Multicultural Singapore-Our Heritage, Our Culture. P1-P6 students were involved in hands-on activities and they got to know more about the different ethnic cultures through a series of fun-filled activities. Our school commemorated Racial Harmony Day on the last day of MTL fortnight as well.
Student representatives were dressed in traditional costumes, together with Mrs Tan, Ms Tan and Mrs Beins. They introduced the different enthic costumes and the theme for this year’s MTL Fortnight.
Learning of Traditional Dance
Dance entitled Tarin Joget
Chinese Traditional Ribbon Dance
Indian Traditional Dance entitled Swakka Jathi
Students enjoyed learning their traditional dance, as they got to perform in class
together with the props that they have made.
Mother Tongue Fortnight Online Challenge
Students participated in an online challenge through Students’ Learning Platform.
They got to learn more about their languages.
Cultural Activities #1 Fan Making (P1-P6)
Cultural Activities #2 Bookmark Making
Students were engrossed in making their bookmarks and created their very own masterpieces.
Cultural Activities #3 Chopsticks Designing
Students got to know more about the history of
chopsticks and they learnt the proper way of holding a pair of chopsticks. They
decorated their own pair of chopsticks to bring back home.
Cultural Activities #4 Towel Craft
Students learnt to make different craft using towels. They made them into
shapes of a bear and cupcakes.
Cultural Activities #5 Making of Wedding Decorative Item- Bunga Manggar
Students learnt how the traditional wedding decorative craft is being made. Bunga Manggar symbolizes prosperity and it also serves as a directional landmark to help guests locate the wedding reception.
Students learnt how to fold traditional Malay kites, using colored papers.
Cultural Activities #7 Ketupat Paper Weaving
Students enjoyed the handicraft session and made colorful ketupats
Students painted the oil lamp with watercolour, coloured markers or pens. The oil lamps are often used as lighting for special occasions. In Deepavali, an oil lamp represents enlightenment, knowledge or wisdom.
Cultural Activities #9 Indian Decorative Hanging Décor
Students made door hanging decor using cardboard and string.
Cultural Activities #10 Indian
Earrings Making using Pottu
Students enjoyed the handicraft session as they made Indian earrings using pottus.
Students participated in the Stay Home and Read Challenge, they
completed a book review in their mother tongue language.
Conversational Chinese & Malay
Students were exposed to conversing in third language through simple activities
such as role play, songs and discussions.
Mother Tongue Fortnight Closing
Racial Harmony Day
Students were encouraged to dress in different ethnic costumes on 17 July. This helped them appreciate and understand cultures that are different from theirs.