Developing & Nurturing confident users of the Chinese Language.
Learning through play
The CL department believes that learning should be fun. Teachers incorporate hands-on activities into the lessons to promote interest in the learning of CL. The department has designed our own CL games to be used in P1 and P2 classes to reinforce learning. These games inject much variety and interaction in the classrooms which make learning meaningful and fun.
CL Reading Programme
“每天一首诗”is a reading programme catering to all P1 to P5 pupils. Through the daily introduction of poetry in class, pupils are exposed to numerous poems written by various famous poets. The main objective of this programme is to expose pupils to short, comprehensible reading materials that will pique their interest through the use of rhyme, imagery etc.
CL Oracy Programme
With the objective of nurturing confident and eloquent speakers, all pupils are encouraged to converse in their own Mother Languages on Mondays and Fridays. They will be awarded stamps on their “非说不可”cards by CL teachers for doing so. In addition, we have “小舞台、大世界”every Wednesday whereby pupils from P1 to P4 classes showcase their talents during recess. Pupils go on stage to present items such as poetry recitation, story-telling, cross talking or even sharing a joke. There is also a sharing session on interesting news articles every Friday morning during assembly by P5 & P6 pupils.
Speech & Drama Enrichment Course for P1 and P2
In our effort to nurture confident and eloquent speakers, a Speech & Drama Enrichment Course is infused into the P1 and P2 curriculum in term 1 and 2. Through these 10-week lessons, pupils will acquire the skills and techniques needed for story-telling, poetry recitation and acting. This course will culminate in a performance at the end of term 2 to showcase what the pupils have learnt.
Learning Journey for P1 to P4 pupils
Every year, the department will organise learning journeys to various places of Singapore so as to make the learning of CL authentic and fun. Places which pupils visit include Jurong Bird Park (P1), Hay Dairy Farm & Jurong Frog Farm (P2), Sentosa (P3) and Chinatown (P4).
Cultural Immersion Tour for P5 pupils
The CL department has been organising cultural immersion tour to China for selected P5 pupils annually since 2007. Places we have visited include Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Jiangsu, etc. Starting 2010, the department also organises tour to Taiwan. Every year, 60 selected P5 pupils will be given the opportunity to participate in either one of these tours with the main objective of gaining a better understanding of the Chinese culture beyond the confines of the conventional classrooms. During such tours, pupils attend lessons, enrichment courses and also participate in outdoor activities with their local buddies. In November 2013, 26 P5 pupils were selected for the China tour while another group of 30 pupils were selected to go Taiwan.
Updated as at Term 1, 2016