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Programmes in EL Department


Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading -STELLAR

This new English Language curriculum is in line with the 2010 English Language syllabus for primary schools in Singapore. 

Currently,the curriculum is used in all P1 to P6 English Language classes in Peiying. 

It aims to move the learner towards independence through the use of quality children’s books and activities that would motivate the young learners.

Students learn reading and writing using rich and interesting books, with discussions led by the teacher.

  

Extensive Reading Programme (ERP)

A variety of interesting book titles have been purchased and provided for all levels in the school.

These books are found in the classroom library corners, with the English Ambassadors who coordinate the loaning of books borrowed from the corner.

 The programme is pegged with the TicTacToe reading activity, which encourages students to complete a set of connection activities given. These connection activities(such as designing a poster of the book read and writing a letter to the main character) are designed to provide differentiation for learning abilities and interests of students. 

 

English Language Fiesta

The Language Fiesta, a month-long event featuring a variety of activities, is organised to help students to learn the English Language in a fun way. It is in line with the national Speak Good English Movement, with the objective of encouraging students to use grammatically correct English that is universally understood.

All students are involved in a host of engaging EL activities at every level to raise awareness of the importance of English Language, and encourage students to continue to speak and write standard English throughout the year.

Various fun and meaningful activities are organised, which include Oratorical Contest,Reader's Theatre, Choral Reading and Poetry Recitation, quizzes and games,including ‘Spin the Wheel', ‘Spelling Bee' and ‘Tongue Twisters'. Games booths, designed and conducted by the EL Club members and EL Ambassadors,feature fun language games for the students to play during recess.


News Talk/Show and Tell
Learning Support Programme
The programme helps at-risk pupils in the English Language in P1 & P 2. The identification of pupils is through the School Readiness Test conducted for P1 pupils. The programme aims to close the knowledge gap of these pupils and raise their reading age to their expected level.


Little Red Dot /The Straits Times (P4 to P6)
Weekly subscription of the newspaper supplement Little Red Dot ensures P4 & P5 pupils are exposed to current affairs and expository writing.
There is an enhancement of grammar and vocabulary through exposure to the various articles targeted at the primary school pupils.
National Education messages are also infused into the EL lessons through the discussion of topics highlighted.


School-based Dyslexia Programme (SDR)
The School-based Dyslexia (SDR) programme, is a specialised literacy remediation programme currently conducted in Peiying Primary School for Primary 3 & 4 pupils with dyslexia. It aims to enable these pupils to become strategic decoders and spellers, flexible in the independent use of different strategies for reading, spelling and comprehension.
 
Objectives of the programme:

    • Equip these pupils with reading and spelling strategies and skills to monitor their reading comprehension
    • Enable these pupils to internalise and use the strategies and skills through practice

Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)

These activities are carried out during English Language lessons.

Lower primary pupils are encouraged to talk about various objects during the show and tell sessions.

Upper primary pupils share newspaper articles based on certain topics with their classmates.

These activities help promote the development of pupils' oral communication and public speaking skills from young.

The Reading Remediation Programme in P3 and P4 aims to provide support to pupils who are weak readers who do not have dyslexia.  It also aims to build the capacity of teachers to provide systematic and appropriate remediation to students with reading difficulties.