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VISION AND MISSION

Confident, Competent Communicators 

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All Xishanites will have the confidence, passion and love for the English Language


STELLAR PROGRAMME

Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading

Language learning using rich and interesting books

Non-threatening, conducive environment

A wholesome cycle

More focus on children's interaction


PROGRAMMES AND INITIATIVES

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Shared Book Approach (SBA)

-Careful and intentional selection of titles

-Highlight of language items in use ad context

-Thinking skills through questioning

-Learning sheets for reiteration


Modified Learning Experiential Approach (MLEA)

-Hands-on activity

-Scaffolded writing process

-Sense of ownership

-Develop confidence in writing


Learning Centres

MLEA, Show-and-Tell

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Pupils engaged in independent learning at the Listening Centre

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Modified Learning Experiential Approach:
Hands-on experiences provide students authentic contexts to write about.

 

Show-and-Tell:
Personal experiences enable students to speak about them with confidence.

 

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Assessment 

-WHY? For teaching and learning to be effective

-HOW? Various modes

-WHAT?

Listening, Reading and Viewing, Speaking, Writing and Representing, Grammar and Vocabulary 


Upper Primary STELLAR Programme

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Supported reading, Collaborative learning

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Developing positive learning dispositions in group activities and nurturing a love for language-learning through authentic application experiences

 

 

 

POST-PSLE ACTIVITY: PUBLIC SPEAKING

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Learning how to

  • overcome stage fright and manage anxiety on stage
  • use verbal and non-verbal cues in a presentation
  • build a fair and sound argument or discussion
  • adopt persuasion techniques in a speech

 

 PARTNERSHIP WITH NLB:










Book Buzz and Books-To-Go

  • Book recommendations to create some suspense and inspire predictions
  • NLB books brought to school to encourage borrowing and reading

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LITERACY SUPPORT AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES

ü  Learning Support Programme

ü  School-based Dyslexia Remediation Programme

ü  Reading Remediation Programme

ü  Skills-focussed Enrichment Programme

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Happy participants of the Writing Enrichment Programme