English Language
Aims and Objectives
  • To provide students with opportunities for personal and intellectual development, further studies, pleasure and work in the English medium
  • To enable every student to interpret, use and produce materials for pleasure, study and work in the English medium
  • To enable students to develop an ever-improving capability to use English
  • To develop students’ interest in learning English and establish the foundations for lifelong learning
  • To enrich students’ learning environment with a variety of online and offline English learning activities
  • To develop students’ interest in reading and appreciating language arts
  • To cater for different learning styles and needs of individual students
  • To empower students to take ownership of their learning process through self-directed learning
  • Features
    General English
    Using a set of theme-based textbooks as well as school-based learning and teaching materials, English teachers guide students in developing a solid foundation in vocabulary and grammar as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The curriculum introduces students to both knowledge highly relevant to their daily lives as well as knowledge about different countries around the world, preparing them to become global citizens in the future.
    English Literature
    The curriculum exposes students to a variety of texts by authors like Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo and Judy Blume, and movie appreciation such as BFG, Zootopia, and Ratatouille. Students will learn different reading strategies like making predictions, reading between the lines, locating specific information, and activating their schemata to decipher meaning from the story. Through class activities and assignments, students’ verbal and written communication skills will be strengthened. Also, they will learn to think and feel from the perspective of the characters in the story, thus cultivating empathy and compassion for other people. Moreover, through discussions, they can hone their critical thinking skills, as well as other generic skills such as having good moral values and respect for others. Finally, students will learn to be creative and imaginative through open-ended tasks and activities related to the books or movies.
    NET Lessons (Primary 1 to 5)
    During NET lessons, students have the opportunity to learn English in an authentic environment. Through fun and engaging activities, the NET motivates students in developing an interest in learning English as well as building their confidence and competence in English communication.