Every Child, An Effective Communicator
To nurture critical readers, creative writers and confident speakers
STELLAR Curriculum for P1 to P6
The overarching aim of the EL Syllabus 2020 is to develop effective and affective language use in the students. The school adopts the STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading (STELLAR) which aims to strengthen the students’ foundation in literacy skills through a variety of learner-centred and developmentally appropriate pedagogical approaches using Big Books and authentic children’s text.
The vision of STELLAR is to inculcate in children the love for reading and build a strong foundation in the English Language. STELLAR is currently being implemented from Primary 1 to 6.
P1 and P2 STELLAR teaching strategies include:
- Shared Book Approach (SBA)
P3 and P6 STELLAR teaching strategies include:
- Supported Reading
Journeys are also organised to enrich students’ learning. For instance, the P1
students embarked on a Learning Journey to the Singapore Zoo which was in line
with some of the Big Books in the STELLAR curriculum such as ‘Mrs Wishy Washy’
and ‘Walking Through the Jungle’. During their visit, the P1 students would
explore and gain more insights into the fascinating world of animals.
Meanwhile, the P2 had gone to the SEA Aquarium in 2019 and explored the
underwater world to further deepen their understanding of sea creatures (linked
to STELLAR Big Book, ‘Life in A Shell’).
For more details on KidsREAD, please isit http://www.nlb.gov.sg/kidsread/
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.
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.
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.
From March to April 2020, Zeyrian Faris Bin Mohammad Suhaimi (Primary 5 Resilience) represented the English Drama Club in the Mythos Junior Orators 2020, an online storytelling competition organised by Anglo-Chinese Junior College for primary school students. Participants had to showcase their abilities in delivering stories fluently and expressively in this competition.
They also had to engage viewers with their interpretations of the different characters. Zeyrian achieved the Top 20 Performers and the Top 5 Best Costume Awards for his rendition of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’.
Congratulations to Zeyrian!