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English Language

Learning Outcomes

To equip our students with a strong foundation in literacy skills that will enable them to become linguistically competent and confident users of the English Language.

Teaching Approaches

  • Using systemic and explicit instruction to build a strong foundation in language skills, grammar, and vocabulary.
  • Adopting a contextualised and holistic approach to learning that provides a rich language environment and varied learning experiences for developing language skills. 
  • Using effective and engaging strategies that are developmentally appropriate to teach the critical life skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the English Language.
  • Providing platforms that focus on oral communication (listening and speaking skills) such as show-and-tell, dramatisation, and oral presentations for all levels.

Department Programmes/ Enrichment

The department has prepared a 6-yr development programme to enrich as well as to support our students in their acquisition of English Language.

 Enrichment Programme
 Learning Journey
The Singapore Zoo, Ang Mo Kio Public Library & Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West
 Learning Journey
 Jurong Bird Park & FairPrice Xtra @ AMK Hub

 Theatrical Experience
 The Gruffalo (Victoria Theatre)
 Museum-Based Learning (MBL) Programme
 Learning Journey to National Gallery Singapore
 Think! Contemporary Exhibition

InspiREAD Reading Programme

The InspiREAD Reading Programme is a school-wide reading programme initiated to promote and cultivate a love for reading as a lifelong habit in all students. Opportunities are created for students to read in and beyond the classroom, and they are introduced to a variety of quality books and interesting reading activities to broaden their minds and ignite the joy of learning.

Guest authors are also invited to the school on a termly basis to give school-wide assembly talks on their books and writing journey to inspire students to love reading and writing. The assembly talks are then followed by a highly-anticipated and well-received two-day book fair and interaction cum autograph session with the author at the canteen. 

In addition, the school’s Media Resource Library (MRL) committee collaborates closely with the National Library Board (NLB) through their Read@School initiative to promote reading amongst students. Through this initiative, students can enjoy a variety of exciting reading programmes that cater to their reading abilities and interests:

S/NNLB Read@School ProgrammeLevels
1Librarian’s Challenge
Learning journey to the public library where students will be introduced to the rich collection of books, NLB eResources and other NLB services through a self-guided tour
Assembly sessions that feature folktales, draw-and-tell stories, storigami and sing-alongs
 P1 – P3
 3Book Buzz 
Assembly talks that introduce students to current reading trends and good reads
 P4 – P6
NLB’s mobile library where a wide variety of books is brought to school for students to browse and borrow on the spot
 P1 – P6
5Read for Books
A charity book drive with the intention of raising awareness of reading and sharing the gift of reading with the less privileged
P1 – P6
6POSB-NLB Kids’ Lit Quiz 
An annual international literature competition where students pit their wits against one another to answer questions on children’s books ranging from classics to comics
P4 – P6

It is our hope that these programmes will provide students with a wider exposure to reading and enhance the overall reading experience to become a more meaningful and fun one

Support/ Intervention Programmes for Students who Require Additional Support

These programmes provide appropriate support / intervention for selected students to meet their individual learning needs so that they can access and respond to the curriculum as successfully as possible.

S/NSupport/ Intervention Programme (Selected Students)Levels
1Learning Support Programme (LSP)
A specialised early intervention programme to provide learning support for students who need additional help with the English Language. Students are identified at P1 through a systematic screening process conducted upon school entry.
P1 – P2
 2Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)
RRP provides support for P3 and P4 students who still face consistent difficulty in reading despite having completed LSP by equipping them with a range of coping strategies for reading comprehension.
 P3 – P4
 3School Dyslexia Remediation (SDR)
The SDR programme provides support for P3 and P4 students who have been identified as at-risk of Dyslexia by equipping them with a range of coping strategies for reading which will enable them to better cope with their learning in school.
 P3 – P4
Customised Support 
Support given to students who still face difficulty in reading at the upper primary levels
P3 – P6 

Supporting your Child in Learning

Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries


Mrs Perkins' Dolch Words


Starfall Education: Kids Games, Movies, & Books K-3


British Council LearnEnglish Kids


 Games to Learn English


 GrammarBank: Learning English Online


P1 Learning Journey to the Singapore Zoo


P2 Learning Journey to FairPrice Xtra @ AMK Hub


Varied Learning Experiences in the Classroom


InspiREAD Reading Programme