English

Curriculum Objectives:

  • Construct a meaningful and authentic English language environment in school. Let students learn, love and live with English all the time.
  • Train students to be independent learner that they are eager to read, take initiative to think and love to write.
  • Raise student language proficiency, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, creativity and cultural awareness.
  • Help students to develop an ever-improving capacity to use English to think and communicate, to acquire, develop and apply knowledge, to respond and give expression to experience and within these contexts, to develop and apply an ever-increasing understanding of how language is organized, used and learned.
  • Develop students’ ability to understand, enjoy and appreciate literary or creative works in English by writers from different cultures and to give expression and respond to ideas and experiences in literary or creative works freely and imaginatively.

The major concerns:

  • Teach English language through literature – Use readers and authentic texts as teaching materials
  • Use multi-media and learning activities to enhance students’ learning incentives especially in writing.
  • Enrich students’ incentive in vocabulary learning

Features:

P.1 and P.2 School based curriculum

  • English language learning is the main focus of our school. We have been collaborating with different parties in various English projects to promote English teaching and learning. For the junior levels, the Primary Literacy Programme – Reading/Writing (KS1) is the skeleton of P.1 and P.2 curriculum. It is a programme provided by the Native-speaking English Section (NET) of the Education Bureau. They provide a literacy framework and approach that can uniquely and innovatively build on and reinforce the knowledge and skills that the students have accumulated. They help students acquire the language through reading, writing and group activities. Using this as a skeleton, we developed our school based P.1 and P.2 curriculum to cater for our students’ needs.

P.3 and P.4 Drama education

  • In our P3 and P4 curriculum, we use different process drama activities in our English lessons. Through different drama activities, students can use English in a more authentic and meaningful way. It also enhances students’ learning incentives. This year, we are very lucky to participate in the Drama programme conducted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The programme provides lots of useful resources and teacher professional training such as coplanning meeting and lesson observation.

English literature reading programme

  • This year, our School English Department cooperates with Oxford University Press to conduct an English literature reading programme in P5 and P6. In the reading programme, a story book is used as the teaching material. Different activities such as discussion, role play and games are used. Students develop their language skills and also their generic skills through different activities in a more interesting and authentic way.

Other Activities:

Outside school

  • 71st Speech Festival
  • Solar English Alliance 2019/20 – Story Monster for Primary Schools
  • Solar English Alliance 2019/20 – Language Lab
  • Hong Kong School Drama Festival
  • Inter School Reading Competition – Battle of the Books

In-school

  • English Wonderland
  • Choral Speaking classes (ECA and SMILE period)
  • Choral Speaking performance in Joy in Sau Tak
  • Drama lessons (ECA)
  • Drama performance in Joy in Sau Tak
  • English Elite Classes (Junior and Senior)
  • English Challenge (ECA)

Recap 2018-2019