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Overall Aims of the English Language Education Curriculum

Subject target

The Subject Target of English is for learners to develop an ever-improving capability to use English:

  • to think and communicate;
  • to acquire, develop and apply knowledge;
  • to respond and give expression to experience;

and within these contexts, to develop and apply an ever-increasing understanding of how language is organized, used and learned.

 

Features of English curriculum

  • The English literacy programme, Primary Literacy Programme – Reading and Writing (PLP-R/W), is carried out in P.1 and P.2. Students’ writing skills are developed through reading activities inside and outside the classroom.
  • 3 to P.6 students have one to two lessons with ELTAs every week. The lessons are conducted in an interactive and fun way so that students can practise their speaking and communication in English with native English speakers.
  • E-learning is promoted in Key Stage 2 (P.4 to P.6) to facilitate self-learning and enhance teaching and learning effectiveness.
  • English activities such as festival-related games and English Day are held to increase students’ exposure to English beyond the textbook contents and help them learn English in a fun way.

 

Foci of Subject Development in 2018-2019

  • Under the PEEGS fund, school based e-learning materials will be developed in Key Stage 2. Through incorporating e-learning elements into different stages of English lessons, we aim at enhancing students’ motivation, strengthening interaction among students and teachers, and facilitating feedback.
  • Cooperation with local institutions and an overseas primary school will be continued. We will invite foreign exchange students and students from a Singaporean primary school to visit our school and conduct English activities with our students. Students can take this opportunity to practise English. Also, we will organise an overseas study trip so that students can be exposed to an authentic English environment.
  • School-based phonics programme will be launched in P.1 at the beginning of the school year to develop students’ confidence and proficiency in reading and improve their spelling.

 English Activities in 2017-2018

 

E-learning in English lessons

 

Visit by exchange students from PolyU

 

Visit by students from Fernvale Primary School in Singapore

 

Study trip to Singapore and visit to Fernvale Primary School

 

Quiz competitions

 

Book sharing in assemblies

 

English Day

 

Self-learning resources

     A.Useful websites

1.General English & grammar

 

Longman Elect

 

MySmartABC

English Grammar Guide

BBC grammar gameshow


2.Dictionary
 

Cambridge online dictionary

(P1-P6)

 

Online collocation dictionary (詞語搭配字典)

(P4-P6)

Chinese-English dictionary (漢英字典)

 Rhyming Dictionary

(押韻字典)

 

3.Reading

(Login needed)

(Books read by native speakers)

(Online magazine for primary students)

 

 Learning websites for different levels

Level

Topic

Link

P1

Things I bring at school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41cJ0mqWses

 

P2

Sharing things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9-L1rETVxY

 

P3

Food

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/food

P4

Food and drinks

https://youtu.be/qh-H7c1VSgw

 

P5

Adverbs of manner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5p6dS48lUQ

P6

Either…or/
neither…nor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQKsyuH-ITw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNptCeJvS18

 (The links in the table will be updated monthly based on different learning topics.)