To facilitate the development of writing skills and consolidate the mastery of language forms, a cluster of well-planned tasks, together with a series of comprehensive school-based grammar books have also been designed to provide opportunities for students to put grammar to use for communication and internalize target grammar items and structures through practice.
Facilitating the development of a ‘reading to learn’’ culture, helping students acquire effective reading skills and develop good reading habits Develop students’ generic skills, values and attitudes and expose them to rich learning experiences Use a learner-centred and a task-based approach in the planning and organization of learning, teaching and assessment materials and activities Promote learner independence through the development of lifelong learning skills and strategies such as vocabulary building skills, phonics skills and information skills Create a language-rich environment through promoting Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently, participate effectively in a oral interaction Write a variety of text types Develop thinking skills and reference skills Real books with a variety of text types are used in the Reading Workshops for boosting students’ interests and reading skills, helping them become lifelong readers of English. Use Various reading activities and strategies to enage students in Reading Workshops Reading Workshops are conducted every week
Key Stage 1 - Primary Literacy Programme - Reading
Our school-based reading curriculum allows students in KS2 to read and learn English with teachers’ support through regular reading Workshops. Reading strategies such as reading aloud, supported reading and independent reading are incorporated into Reading Workshops. To help students develop critical thinking skills, challenging and stimulating questions related to application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the reading content are frequently asked during the workshops. Phonics and sight vocabulary teaching are also the key elements in our reading curriculum. Through meaningful and interesting activities such as role-play, games, group discussion, writing new story endings during Reading Workshops, students learn and acquire reading skills in fun ways.
Writing is an essential element in our curriculum as it reinforces the language structures and vocabulary that student acquire and enhances oral development. A series of creative writing tasks based on students’ imagination and experiences have been developed to stimulate their creativity and activate their linguistic knowledge in new contexts. Interesting activities carried outside the classroom are also incorporated into certain writing tasks to expose students to real-life language environment and encourage them to express personal ideas and feelings through writing.
P5 CW1 Sea_Animal 5A Wong Chi Yin P5 CW1 Sea_Animal 5E Ng Yau Nam
P5 CW2 Interesting Places Nam Wing Sze 5A P5 CW2 Interesting Places Wong Wing Wing Wing 5E
P5 CW3 Chan Kwok Fu 5D P5 CW3 Liang Hoi Yee 5A
P5 CW4 A Letter Li Yee Mei 5A P5 CW4 A Letter Wong Chi Yin 5A
Our school has invited Chunky Onion Production to hold an educational drama programme for our students since September, 2013. Twenty students are involved in this programme. Throughout the drama programme, those students can learn English informally and naturally through drama. They generally respond positively to learning through engaging in drama activities. During the learning process, they can also have the opportunities to develop their creativity, imagination as well as teamwork.
With a view to boosting pupils’ confidence and fluency in English and inspire them to reach their full potential in performing arts (foster a relaxing, collaborative English learning environment), we are proud to have formed an elite drama team comprising P.3-6 pupils from different classes in this academic year. A professional drama teacher, John W Purnell from Chunky Onion Productions Ltd has devoted his effort and energy to develop the language skills, creativity and team spirits among the pupils. In March, the team performed a drama called ‘The Video Game Kid’ in the Hong Kong School Drama Festival 2013/14. The drama was a great success. It was a real team effort as everyone contributed their passion to it. All the team members enjoyed the whole learning process and they fell in love with drama!
It is my first time to join the drama tea. I enjoy being part of the drama team. I think all the things are very interesting and relaxing. I have also learnt many things in the drama activities. I have learnt the reading skills, how to act and how to read the lines properly and clearly.Billy Lau 6E (11)
I really enjoy being part of the drama team because the teacher who comes from England teaches us how to perform a play. He is so professional. Besides, I have learnt a lot in the drama activities, such as how to act in the play and how to present in a better way.Brighton Lau 6A(16)
I enjoy being part of the drama team because during the training, I can learn how to act and we should behave well at the backstage. Also, my English has been improved a lot.Lai Wing Man 6A(14)
I think being part of the drama team is really enjoyable. I enjoy performing on the stage and let the audience know more about the story. I have learnt how to cooperate with my friends and respect each other in the drama team.Ying Jiawen, Lisa 6A (38)
Practice in drama makes me happy and it helps me forget those unhappy things in school. I have learnt to use my gesture and facial expressions to show my feelings and thoughts throughout the play.