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English

Focus


A Community of Confident and Competent English Learners 

Language is a means of making meaning and of communication. A proficient command of the language will allow pupils to access, process and keep abreast of information and to engage with the wide and diverse communities.


Objectives


To nurture confident and effective communicators with the love for reading 

In striving to build a strong foundation in the language through rich language learning, the department is guided by the Principles of English Language Teaching and Learning (CLLIPS) and the Teaching Processes (ACoLADE) in developing our curriculum. Pupils will be equipped with the receptive skills (listening, reading and viewing), productive skills (speaking, writing and representing) and knowledge about language (grammar and vocabulary). 


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Pedagogy Approaches


The school adopts STELLAR (Strategies for English Language Learning And Reading) in the teaching of English Language from Primary 1 to Primary 6 and supplements it with our own school-based packages.  

STELLAR aims to strengthen children’s language and reading skills while promoting a positive attitude towards learning using strategies and age-appropriate materials to engage children in the learning of English. 

Lower Primary Strategies 
Shared Book Approach (SBA)
Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA)
Learning Centres (LC)

Upper Primary Strategies
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)
Supported Reading (SR)
Know – Want to Know – Learnt (KWL)
Retelling (RT)
Language Activities and Sentence Manipulation
Writing Process Cycle (WPC)
Differentiated Instruction (DI)

Key Programmes


Support Programmes

Primary 1 and Primary 2

Learning Support Programme

(LSP)

For pupils with weak language and literacy skills

Primary 3 and Primary 4

School-based Dyslexia Programme (SDR)

For pupils with dyslexia

Priamry 3 and Primary 4

Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)

For pupils with weak language and literacy skills



 School-wide Programmes

All levels

Read @ APGS

Star Readers

 

In collaboration with National Library Board on Whole School Reading Programme

Books 2 Go

Book Buzz

To instill the love for reading

All levels

Speak Good English @ AGPS

Golden Nuggets

Spellbound

PESA Fiesta

To promote a culture of good communication




 Stretch Programmes

Primary 1 and Primary 2

Speech and Drama

To build pupils’ confidence and oral communication skills

Primary 3 to Primary 6

Speech and Drama with Trinity College Accreditation

To enhance pupils’ confidence and oral communication skills