English

Main Objectives Of This Year

1.          To cultivate positive values into the English curriculum.

2.          To cultivate pupils responsibility and ownership towards learning, nurture pupils to become self-regulated learners.

3.          To enhance teachers’ professional development via professional development workshops and sharing sessions.

4.          To help pupils enhance the speaking skills and cultivate good reading habit.

Related Strategies

1. To cultivate positive values into the English curriculum.

1.1. Conduct a Writing Competition on perseverance during Chinese New Year Holiday.

1.2. ‘Love Radio’ will be conducted at lunch time. Teachers have to choose one/some pupil(s) from each class to conduct the Love Radio Show. Pupils express on topics of perseverance, humbleness and social intelligence.

  1.3.  An ‘Interactive Activity board’ on positive values will be introduced every two months to promote positive attitudes.

2. To cultivate pupils responsibility and ownership towards learning, nurture pupils to become self-regulated learners.

  2.1. Lesson Plan (including preparatory resources, extended learning homework) will be discussed and designed three times each year during      the co-planning meetings to enhance pupils’ self-regulated skills and foster quality teaching and learning.

2.2.Pupils make use of ‘My Notebook’ to enhance their self-learning and notetaking skills. The

  skills include underlining or highlighting the main ideas in a text, use of bullet points,

  symbols or abbreviations, a variety of graphic organisers, etc. to organise their ideas and

  notes to facilitate their self-studying process.

  2.3.  Under teachers’ guidance, pupils in KS2 devise a project timetable which helps develop a clear sense of direction in the project, and to         support them in allocating time and duties and monitoring the progress at different time intervals.

  2.4.  Pupils’ preparatory work or self-learn information and materials should be posted in the classroom or shared during the lessons frequently   to encourage pupils self-learn and to enhance the learning atmosphere.

  2.5  Stickers will be awarded to KS1 pupils who can make extra notes to aid their learning in My Notebook.

  2.6  Stickers will be awarded to KS2 pupils who fill in the self-evaluation checklist and do the self-reflection at the Composition Booklet and      Comprehension Booklet.

3. To enhance teachers’ professional development via professional development workshops and sharing sessions.

 

3.1.A professional development workshop ‘Integrated Self-directed learning in classroom

teaching’ will be conducted to English teachers to enhance teachers’ teaching

effectiveness.

3.2. Establish an inviting culture for teachers to share good teaching practices e.g. preparatory

work or collaborative teaching, and teaching and learning resources during the co-

planning meetings and panel meetings.

4. To help pupils enhance their speaking skills and cultivate good reading habit.

4.1.  A full-time NET is recruited to teach reading and speaking in P.1, P.4, P.5 and P.6.

4.2.  An English Speaking Corner will be set up during recess in the English room. Students are encouraged to use English to communicate   with the NETs.

4.3.  One-minute Talk will be conducted during English lessons. Pupils will do the show and tell on a selected topic to build up their   confidence in speaking.

4.4.  Implement Cross-curricular activities (e.g. drama, folk songs) with Music Subject to widen pupils’ exposure to English.

4.5.  ‘Bookworm’ Reading Club will be carried out in KS1 and KS2. There will be 30 English books in each class. Pupils can take turns to   borrow the books.

Overview Of The English Activities

P.1-6:       Verse-Speaking Competition / PTU Penmanship Competition/

“We Can Do It’ Writing Competition / English Tuesday: ‘Love Radio’ /

English Tuesday: English Speaking Corner (Tue. to Thurs.) /

English Tuesday: Book Recommendation /

English Tuesday: Bookworm Reading Club /

       English Learning Corner ‘English Everywhere’/ Web-learning

       “Pop Ups” Writing Scheme / One-Minute Talk / ‘Pop Ups’ Writing Scheme / Mini Project / Interactive board (NET) / English Speaking Corner

P.1-2:       Buddy Programme

P.1, 4-6:     Speaking programme with Mr Richardson

P.4-6:       English Ambassadors

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