1. The aims of the English subject teaching and learning in our school
They are based on the following:
1.1 English Language Curriculum Guide:
To provide every student of English with further opportunities for extending their knowledge and experience of the cultures of other people as well as opportunities for personal and intellectual development, further studies, pleasure and work in the English medium.
1.2 The school Areas of Concern for each year
1.2.1 Intensify Self-directed Learning and enhance students’ learning effectiveness
1.2.2 Create positive school atmosphere and develop students’ positive outlook on life
2. The Teaching and Learning Focuses of Different Levels
There are four Native-speaking English teachers working in our school.
To develop students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in daily life contexts, English teachers, in collaboration with the Native Speaking English teachers (NETs) of respective levels, carry out various classroom learning activities or engage students in effective language programmes, so as to help them use the target language items purposefully.
2.1 The Junior Levels
Students of P1 are engaged in the Space Town Literacy Programme, and students of P2 and P3 participate in the Primary Literacy Programme – Reading and Writing. The two programmes are initiated and monitored by the NET Section of the Education Bureau. There are two learning components in each of them – the literacy development modules and the General English Learning. In the first learning component, students learn six modules every year. They are collaboratively taught by the NET of their level and the Class English teacher, with the help of the Classroom Assistant, in a 70-minute lesson every week. In the General English Learning, the Class English Teacher helps students master the target language items with the help of the textbook.
2.2 The Senior levels
The development of students’ reading and writing interest and skills is emphasized. Students of each senior level (P4, P5 or P6) are taught collaboratively by the NET of their levels and the class English teachers in a 70-minute lesson every week.
Students may also be engaged in tailor-made learning programmes, initiated by the English Section of EDB or other education organization, with a view to enriching their General English Learning.
In the current academic year, Primary 4 students are engaged in the School-based Reading and Writing Programme supported by the Language Learning Support Section of EDB. Meanwhile, Primary 5 students participate in the learning programme initiated by the Faculty of Education, Chinese University, titled …
Using e-Learning to develop primary school students’ 21st century skills (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and self-regulation) in English language learning and teachers’ assessment literacy
3. English Enhancement Classes
Our NETs run classes within or after school to cope with learner diversity. The following classes are held this year:
3.1 Pull-out Classes
Our NET takes up Pull-out Classes to strengthen student’s English learning interest by engaging them in diversified learning activities that are on the themes of the textbook chapters, according to the teaching scheme.
3.2 Classes for more able students
There is an after-school class held for the more able P2 students, P3 and P4 students, as well as P5 and P6 students. The NET-in-charge arranges fun activities to upgrade students’ reading and writing skills, as well as their grammar knowledge.