Learning Support Programme
Buddy Reading Programme
The main aim of Buddy Reading Programme is to help the low progress readers in the Learning Support Programme to be a more competent reader. With the help of a Buddy Reader, who is a competent reader from Primary 5, the former will model for and listen to the latter as he/she reads from a list of pre-selected books chosen by the Learning Support Coordinator.
The programme which runs daily, from 7.10am to 7.25am, is managed by the Learning Support Coordinator who trains the Buddy Tutors and also monitors the reading progress of the pupils in the programme.
Read to Reap
STELLAR - Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading has been implemented in our school since 2007. STELLAR aims to move EL learners towards independence using authentic texts and learning activities that motivate and engage different learners.
The STELLAR Vision: Children who love reading and have a strong foundation in the English Language.
Through English lessons, pupils will have more opportunities to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using a wide variety of different types of texts.
For more information on STELLAR, please visit here Stellar Literacy
Reading Programme(Library Activities & NLB Whole-School Approach)
To build a pervasive reading culture and develop positive life-long reading habits in our pupils, the school has in place a Reading Programme to nurture pupils who love reading.
- Termly Thematic Library Activities:
During the weekly library period, pupils participate in a range of activities which goes beyond just reading. Pupils have fun completing activities such as Treasure Hunt, Show & Tell and Book Review.
- NLB Whole-School Approach:
Working in collaboration with NLB, the librarian from NLB makes regular visit to our school library to meet our pupils and conduct library activities such as Story-Telling, Reader Interest Profiling and Reading Fiesta.
Word 'Two' Day
In order to help our pupils increase their word bank, we implemented Word ‘Two’ Day. Pupils are introduced to two vocabulary words per day, from Monday to Friday, at the start of each English lesson. The lists of words from Primary 1 to 6 are progressive in level and are researched based precise reading words which have proven to be essential grade level vocabulary pupils must know.
The Musical Theatre programme for pupils in Primary 1 and 2 is part of the Project LEAP framework. The programme introduces our pupils to the world of stories, dramas and plays, as well as allowing them to exercise self-control and to recognise the characteristics of different emotions. Our pupils also discover and surface their inner qualities – unlocking their imagination and creativity along the way. Project LEAP culminated with a Learning Fiesta where the Primary 1 and 2 pupils staged performances for their parents and schoolmates.
Many adults fear public speaking. This fear could definitely be overcome with practice and skills. Hence, we want our pupils to learn the skills of public speaking and presentation, in line with one of the 21st Century Competencies of being an Effective Communicator.
Our pupils learn best when they have FUN! It’s not about the grammar, neither is it about the vocabulary. It’s about communication and whether the other party or parties understand you. In our Public Speaking programme, our pupils enjoy learning the skills of public speaking in a non-threatening and fun environment.
Creative Writing has been and will always be a very essential part of the English language. Pupils must learn how to express ideas clearly and effectively and communicate them in writing. To help our pupils build a stronger learning foundation.
The Creative Writing programme focuses on points of writing which make a difference. Pupils are taught how to plan, organise and write compositions based on written and picture prompts.
The Importance of Reading for Children - Introducing Books to Young Children in the Electronic Age
"You may have tangible wealth untold Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a Mother who read to me."
- Strickland Gillilan
The joy of reading and love of books is crucial for each child's development it is measured not only in school success but also in meaningful social interactions. This has been a decade of technological advances. From iPods to electronic readers children are bombarded with electrical images and stimulations. But the surprising truth is that even with all the advances in electronics and gadgetry, reading to children and having them read is still one of the most important skills to give a child.
Reading to a child can promote a children's cerebral and emotional development. While any positive interaction between parent and child is helpful, reading is always a sure fire way to gain a positive foothold into a children's life. Books open doors to new ideas, cultures and concepts. By reading to young children a parent helps instill a love of books in children and helps them want to read more.
The internet is a great learning resource for children as well as adults but a good reading ability should come first and foremost. Without a strong reading capability a child is unable to use the internet to its full potential.
Speak Good English Movement - Get It Right!
The aims of SGEM are
- To heighten pupils' awareness - the importance of speaking well, accurately and to be able to communicate effectively
- To make the learning of the English Language fun, interesting and authentic for our pupils.
You may refer to the following websites for more information