English

Objectives

  1. Develop four key language skills and proficiency of English.

  2. Arouse pupils’ interest in learning English.

  3. Cultivate pupils’ reading habits.

     

 

Reading Strategies:

  1. Read English books and watch English cartoons on Thursday morning and afternoon reading sessions.

  2. Train pupils to do book presentation and book sharing role plays.

  3. RaC ( Reading across curriculum) books are integrated into curriculum. The RaC readers are given to students for home reading periodically according to schedules.

  4. Conduct readers’ theatre and life-wide learning on selected modules.

  5. Display and appreciate good writing passages.

  6. Conduct Extensive Reading Scheme.

  7. Announce top five English online readers. Give awards to top five readers each term.

  8. Organise English reading activities and games.

  9. Shared reading and supported reading activities in PLP -R/W lessons co-taught by native English teachers and local teachers.

Curriculum

The curriculum is school based and tailor-made to suit the needs of our students. The focus is from reading to writing. Reading workshops are conducted in the whole school. Primary Literacy Programme- Reading and writing (PLP-R/W) is conducted in Key Stage 1. EERS ( Extensive Reading Scheme) is done in Key Stage 2.

 
 

Subject Schedule:

 
 

PEEG plan:

Teachers in 2020-2021 academic year

 

Activities

E-learning

E-learning

E- learning is integrated into activities to motivate and consolidate learning. Pupils mainly use apps in i-pads or do other online learning tasks to have extended what they have learnt.

Life wide learning

Life wide learning

PLP-R/W lessons in Key stage 1

PLP-R/W lessons in Key stage 1

NET teachers and local teachers co-teach PLP-R/W lessons. Many interesting tasks and activities are done. Pupils enjoy the lessons very much.

EERS (English Extensive Reading Scheme)

EERS (English Extensive Reading Scheme)

The reading scheme is done every week. RaC readers are taught and related activities are carried out. NET, ELTA and local teachers co-teach the lessons.

Book Presentation

Pupils do book presentation in class. It motivates pupils to read and build up their confidence in speaking. Pupils also upload their book sharing video clips in apps so that they can have more opportunities to practice.

Drama Club

Drama Club

It aims at training the communication skills of pupils and building up their confidence in speaking. They learn to cooperate with group members and enjoy the fun of role plays and performance art.

Story Telling

Story Telling

Story-telling club aims at building up pupils' confidence in using English in daily life naturally and upgrade pupils' language skills. Pupils listen to stories and do reading activities. They also play games ,show and tell and do presentations.

P. 6 Interview training

P. 6 Interview training

Teachers guide P.5 and 6 pupils to do better in interviews for secondary school allocation. Teaching videos are shown and pupils do the self – introduction and presentation of some topics as required by teachers. Pupils have mock interviews with the NET and ELTA so that they gain the experience to talk to new teachers.

Library visit

Library visit

Visiting the library is one of the ways to cultivate the reading culture. Teachers purposefully promote reading specific books for students to read on the topics related to the textbook modules.

Levelled activities

Different activities are designed for each level. P.1-2 have singing competitions. P3 has buying and selling activity while P.4-5 present readers’ theatre in the hall and p.6 has quiz. These activities motivate pupils to learn English in fun.

SCOLAR activity

SCOLAR activity

Our school joined the SCOLAR activity which was co-organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Students learnt about endangered animals. They created their own e-books by using an app. It was fun and they enjoyed the learning very much.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Workshop on reading strategies

Useful Websites

Language Focus Audio Files

Book 1A - 6B
 

Word Bank

Book 1A mp3 files
Book 1B mp3 files

 

Dictionary
 

Cambridge dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

Oxford dictionary
http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/

English Cobuild dictionary
http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/

 

Songs

British Council
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs

http://www.magickeys.com/books/jigsaws/

Animal games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac
http://www.magickeys.com/books/jigsaws/

 

Jokes and riddles

http://www.shabbir.com/jokes/riddles/set1.html

http://www.starfall.com

http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html#riddles

http://www.candlelightstories.com

http://www.meddybemps.com/5.1.html

http://www.lil-fingers.com/storybooks/index.html

Poetry

https://poets.org/text/animals-poems-kids

https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/children/

Stories

http://www.starfall.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/stories/paris.shtml 
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html#riddles
http://www.candlelightstories.com
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
http://www.meddybemps.com/5.1.html
http://www.lil-fingers.com/storybooks/index.html

 

Rhymes

https://allnurseryrhymes.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-a-to-z-index/z4ddgwx

Spelling games/word building

https://pbskids.org/superwhy/#/home

Crossword puzzle of food quantifiers

http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz%20center/foodcross.htm
 

Games

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/games
 

 

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