2. Reading Programmes
Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in children. The ability to learn about new subjects depends on the ability to read. Hence, the school has initiated programmes such as KidsREAD, the Buddy Reading Programme and Star Readers Programme to cultivate an interest in reading amongst our students.
KidsREAD is a collaborative effort by the National Library Board (NLB) together with the People’s Association (PA) and four self-help groups to promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among children. KidsREAD is conducted weekly for selected P1 and P2 students.
Objectives of kidsREAD
● To promote the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans
● To leverage on the strengths of various partners to create a reading programme for children
● To provide an avenue for children from various races to interact from an early age.
● To help enhance the quality of life of the children and their families.
For more details on KidsREAD, please
Buddy Reading Programme
In partnership with Temasek Junior
College, a group of dedicated students read one-to-one with reluctant readers
on some Fridays after school. This initiative is aimed at providing additional
guidance for our students to improve in their oral and listening skills as well
as to inculcate in them a love for reading.
Star Readers Programme
The Star Reader Programme aims to:
interest in reading among students;
students to carry out self-directed activities in reading; and
opportunities for students to develop creativity and initiative.
The P1 to P4 students are encouraged
to complete a Star Reader Booklet over the school holidays. Students can earn
Star Reader badges (Gold, Silver and Bronze) when they complete the activities
in the booklet.
The P5 and P6 students are encouraged
to write book reviews as part of this programme.
Tokens are given to students
with the best book reviews.
All classes are stocked with both
fiction and non-fiction books for students to borrow and to read during
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) sessions. The books in the class library are
changed every semester to ensure that students are reading widely.
P4 Literature Programme
our Charlotte’s Web Literature programme, students analyse events and
characters, developing their critical thinking skills in the process. Putting
themselves in the shoes of the characters allows the students to be empathetic
and express personal judgement, honing their communicative competencies.
The learning journey for
our Primary 4 students to watch a play provides them with a learning experience
beyond the classroom when they watch the theatrical performance and engage in
an interactive drama-based role-play workshop. During the workshop, students
will also get a chance to explore the characters and themes of the story.
To cultivate a love for the English
Language through a fun, engaging and immersive way, the school offers Moo-O, an
interactive online application, to all Primary 1 to 3 students.
Our students are engaged in learning
to read and speak fluently, confidently and expressively through this
application. Students take on the characters of the story that they are reading
as their faces are mapped in real-time. With the playback feature, Moo-O also
provides our students with immediate feedback for self-assessment of
performance. Students can then choose to rehearse and re-record in order to
improve on their fluency, rhythm, pacing, intonation and expression, just like
how a professional presenter would have done it. The Read-to-Me function also
allows for students to learn independently the pronunciation of a word and/or
how to read expressively. Students also build up their vocabulary from the
photographic flashcards before taking the quiz to test their spelling skills.
Little Red Dot (P4 to P6)
As part of our efforts to broaden
English Language learning and expose students to current affairs, the school
requires our students to subscribe to the Straits Times Little Red Dot. The
publication delivers stories to address the significance behind important world
and local events and has elements of social emotional learning, values
education and National Education. It also emphasises the learning of specific
language skills such as reading, speaking and grammar by providing lesson
activities which the English Language teachers infuse in their classes.