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English

Head of Department

Miss Charmain Han (han_mingfang_charmain@moe.edu.sg)


Subject Head

Ms Wan Nurin (wan_nurin_zahian_wan@moe.edu.sg)

 

The English Department at Eunos Primary school aims to provide a student-centred curriculum that has breadth, depth and length.


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Links to the syllabus and MOE STELLAR (Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading) Programme

Syllabus

STELLAR

Reading for Life 

The department’s Reading for Life framework aims to develop students into successful and proficient readers by promoting a love for reading and developing a strong reading culture in the school.  

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Conducted at the start of every Tuesday, ‘Reading for Enjoyment’ is a mass assembly programme which inculcates values through stories and articles shared by teachers. Through this programme, students are transported beyond the four walls of their classrooms and are exposed to the stories of other people, places and cultures.  Our friendly mascot “Ollie the Owl” also comes on stage to present a bookmark to students who have been spotted reading around the school to affirm the habit of reading. The Reading for Enjoyment programme extends into a ‘Mystery Reader’ storytelling session at the library during recess periods.

Our school has also embarked on two reading portals: 
Myon Reader, an online reading platform which tracks students’ reading progress and generates individualised, interest-based book recommendations), and
Bookflix, an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks, 

These ensure that our students have access to just-right texts.

Assessment 

Our school-based assessments are aligned with the key features and principles of the EL Syllabus and aims to provide holistic, balanced and regular feedback on students’ achievement. They include:   

(a) Summative Assessments The Primary 3 to 6 Continual Assessments and the Primary 2 to 6 Semestral Assessments are conducted under formal conditions with the purpose of gathering information about a students’ level of mastery. The range of language skills tested through summative assessments include students’ ability to:      

  • listen, read and view critically and with accuracy, understanding a wide range of literary and informational/functional texts from print and non-print sources.      

  • speak, write and represent in internationally acceptable English (Standard English) that is grammatical, fluent, mutually intelligible and appropriate for different purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures.       

  • understand and use internationally acceptable English grammar and vocabulary accurately and appropriately as well as understand how speakers/writers put words together and use language to communicate meaning and achieve impact.    

(b) Formative Assessments Formative Assessments are used as assessments for learning to provide timely feedback to students and parents so as to improve student learning. These can be formal or informal processes that allow students to demonstrate their skills and abilities through meaningful, authentic tasks such as:
      
  • mastery tests that are conducted at the end of a few units of work 
  • performance-based assessments that assess pupils’ skills in carrying out an activity, e.g., staging a role play, Show & Tell, giving an oral presentation.        
  • student profiling through the use of checklists and rubrics          
  • self-evaluation by students