英文

Aims:
  1. To enhance pupils’ speaking, listening, reading and writing proficiency
  2. To promote self-directed learning to enhance students’ learning proficiency
  3. To enhance classroom teaching to promote students’ high-order thinking skills
Characteristics of the English curriculum :
Curriculum Content
Promote positive education to live a fulfilling and rich life
  1. The Cross-curricular Approach will be launched from P.1 to P.6 to enhance the education on the theme: "ICARE".
  2. Different sub-theme of each grade:
    • P. 1, 4: Care
    • P. 2, 5: Esteem
    • P. 3: Responsibility
    • P. 6: Appreciate
  3. National Day Activities
Promote self-directed learning to enhance students’ learning proficiency To enhance students’ self-directed learning skills
  1. School based self-directed learning skills are designated in different grades. Teaching activities related to the designated self-directed learning skills are designed for the lessons.
  2. Self-study Corner is set up in the classroom to display and share the information the students have collected for their lessons.
  3. Students are encouraged to use notebook to help with their learning inside and outside the classroom.

E-Learning
  1. Some new apps, software and strategies are tried out and introduced to diversify students' e-Learning experiences. E.g. flip classroom. This year, P. 4-6 students need to apply flip classroom for lesson preparation.
  2. New teaching softwares will also be tried out and introduced during the demonstration lesson.
  3. Teaching and learning activities with e-Learning elements are modified, carried out and evaluated once per year in each grade.
  4. Teachers should also try to create chances for the students to learn with e-Learning elements in their preparation (before the lesson) and extension (after the lesson) process.
  5. PLP-R/W Programme Space Town Pilot Scheme (P. 1- P. 3) will have the e-Learning part of the curriculum reinforced, while the application of Apple apps and software in the teaching of phonics and writing in P.1- P.3 PLP-R/W lessons will be continued.
  6. Pupils’ self-learning habits could be built up through the use of I.T. in the following ways:
    • iLearn platform
    • Eclass exercises

Reading:

  1. Reading strategies for each grade should be mapped out.
  2. To build up students' interests and habit in reading, P.4-6 readers will be replaced with chapter books. Reading guidance will be given by teachers in the lessons, and Nearpod classroom activities are also carried out in lessons to check if students have read at home.
  3. A ‘Home Reading Record’ is designed as homework to be done, e.g. once a week. It also includes different speaking and written tasks. Students parents’ also need to sign as an approval. Little gifts were given to students achieving different levels.
  4. PLPR-W Home Reading Scheme level books and small books
  5. Strategies to promote online reading:
    • Six e-books which match the textbook modules are assigned to read in each level. These books are also marked on the Scholastic Bookflix booklist to let students read at home during the learning of each module.
    • The record of Bookflix books will be distributed to students as an independent booklet. This is to keep a record of the Bookflix books that they have read during their 6-year Primary school life. Every year, teachers have to retrieve the booklets for next years’ use.
    • Scholastic Bookflix online reading platform is also used in the following areas:
      • online reading program
      • P.5- P.6 book report writing
      • Home reading program
      • Book sharing in lessons and on Thursdays morning assembly.
    • Use of E-Library
  6. At lunch break, P. 1- P. 3 students will be arranged to go to the English Room to have Story telling activity by the part-time net teacher.
  7. Library support
    • Books related to STEM are introduced in English book display activity this school year.
  8. School Hall Reading Corner
  9. Whole school reading scheme
    • Lunch reading time every Wednesday:
      In alternate week , P. 1, 3, 5 and P. 2, 4, 6 pupils will take turns to bring English and Chinese books for the reading time.
To flexibly use various thinking skills to promote students’ high-order thinking
  1. Discussion language will be introduced to help students to process and organize information in group learning activities. When doing group discussion, students are encouraged to:
    • involve the five important elements of group discussion
    • use targeted discussion language throughout the discussion
    • use conjunctions and linking words to help them link up their ideas more smoothly during the discussion process.
  2. ONE learning activity related to the followings should be designed EACH TERM:
    • Information convergence
    • independent thinking,
    • knowing right from wrong and
    • expression of opinions
  3. The teaching content is suggested to be authentic, interesting and relative to daily life.
  4. To cater learners’ diversity
    • Grant Scheme on Promoting Effective English Language Learning in Primary Schools – A full-time teaching assistant will be employ to help refine the school-based P.1 and P.2 General English (GE) programme and deliver P.1 Bridging Programme for
      • catering for learning diversity;
      • smoothening the transition from kindergarten; and
      • enriching the language environment
    • Current assignments are improved to have different learning activities involving different thinking levels. E.g. To have graded parts / design extra challenging parts for more able students.
    • Enhancement after school activities of this year the focuses are as follows:
      • English Activities Class (P.3,4)
      • Writing (P.5)
    • More-able students are chosen and trained to be English Ambassadors. They will be assigned to help with the school’ s English activities.
  5. Workshops and lesson observation activities related to ‘Brain Based Learning’ strategies will be carried out to enhance teachers ‘teaching skills on ‘Creativity’ and ‘Critical Thinking’.
  6. At least one of the school’s English activity will contain ‘Creativity’ / ‘Creativity and critical thinking’ elements. Fantasy Land.
  7. Idioms and proverbs are introduced to students to improve their language use in writing.
  8. Teachers are encouraged to attend external seminars and workshops on their own initiative and share the ideas with the colleagues.
Bridging Programme for P.1
  1. A bridging programme will be carried out in P.1 English lessons in the first month of the first term. Lesson plans and worksheets are designed focusing on alphabets, vocabs revision and recognition, classroom routines and instructions.
  2. Grouping and leveling will be done on students to find out and cater for learner diversity.
Bridging Programme for P.6
  1. A bridging programme will be carried out in P.5, 6 English lessons (To be started in P.5 2nd term)
  2. In order to build up their knowledge and confidence in using English in a new secondary school environment, a worksheet is made to build up their vocabulary knowledge related to the theme "Secondary school life".
  3. The school also has activities providing a lot of opportunities for students to communicate with others in English to get ready for their secondary school life. For example, English Ambassadors, Little tutors, English Speaking Days, English Day (Drama Competition), Games Day, Summer Day Camp and some after school English activity classes...etc.

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