Primary English

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Reading widely

At Primary 3, students will be encouraged to read what they enjoy.

We do this by weaving in captivating and thought provoking excerpts from a carefully curated list of classic and current literature that will excite and stretch 9-year-olds to read beyond Enid Blyton and Geronimo Stilton.

Group discussions will help students sharpen their oral skills. English Icon

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Comprehension & oral skills

At P3, we will be laying out a firm foundation for stronger comprehension skills. A variety of captivating and unusual comprehension passages will be designed from fiction and non-fiction sources

Our strategy is to make each lesson exciting by teaching the students new and unexpected topics via these comprehension articles.

Comprehension skills will involve more direct and factual questions and answers with some inferential skills to stretch them. Through these questions, students will learn to pick out contextual clues from passages.

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Composition skills

The students will be taught writing and planning skills for the composition component through a scaffolded approach.

Writing is particularly challenging for students at this developmental stage as many would have limited life experience and vocabulary.

We overcome this hurdle by exposing them to different settings and a variety of topics in specially customised and graphically appealing Cloze and Vocabulary worksheets.

Students will learn about characterisation through detailed analysis of specially written lessons that are based on movies, unique characters in literature or inspiring real life heroes.

We aim to teach them that writing is just another story telling skill.

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Grammar, synthesis & transformation and vocabulary

While the above components will inevitably appear in all our lessons, these basic but critical components will be reinforced through weekly homework worksheets.