In the P1-3 ‘Robust Readers’ Guided Reading Programme, students are immersed in a supportive and creative English learning environment within the school library. Divided by different levels of ability, each student is grouped accordingly and given various opportunities to read, speak and express themselves at their own level, with direct support from the teachers present. As readers are assigned to students based on their reading level, these classes ensure that all students enjoy the chance to read and explore English on their terms.
Keys 2 Literacy Development Programme
This programme is an important part of the KS2 Curriculum. A variety of reading and decoding strategies are taught in class which enrich student’s ability to approach texts with a broader scope. Through consistent scaffolding and reinforcement, students practise essential skills such as predicting and imagining outcomes, skimming and scanning for target language, identifying and inferencing key elements from the text. This process incorporates advanced reading strategies into the curriculum that extends students’ high order and critical thinking skills to prepare them for future challenges.
Self-Directed Learning through eLearning Environment
To provide the opportunity for collaborative participation in class, teachers use a variety of interactive e-learning platforms to motivate our students’ interest in learning. Padlet, Kahoot & Wordwall are just a few of the resources deployed in creating a modern, engaging and interactive learning environment. Epic and Highlights Library are extensively used to encourage students to read as well.
With three Native English Teachers, the school is well-equipped to provide a variety of English-language programmes for our students. The NETs are actively involved in the curriculum implementation. They lead two major programmes, P.1-3 ‘Robust Readers’ Guided Reading and P4-6 Keys 2 Literacy Development. Students also have ample opportunities to practise their listening and speaking skills throughout the school with the aid of an enriched English learning environment and regular interaction with the NETs.
P.1-6 Phonics Curriculum is incorporated into General English lessons, allowing for a more holistic approach to reading and learning - with phonic awareness arising as part of the reading immersion.
P.3-6 students are selected to join the English Drama training course. The aim of the drama classes is to develop students’ skills in communication, collaboration, creativity and cooperation. Students are provided with various opportunities to develop and strengthen their confidence and focus on all-rounded development through a variety of creative and expressive activities. The English Drama team will take part in the Hong Kong School Drama Festival and give an on-stage performance at the end of the school year.
English Enrichment Class
This class is led by the NET Team and LETs. The sessions are focused on preparing students for a variety of teams like English Ambassadors, Puppetry Teams, ICAS Assessments, Cambridge Assessments and Youth Forum to name a few.
The students involved are mostly from KS2. Some talented KS1 students are also encouraged to join to facilitate their language learning outside the classroom.