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English Language

Aims

The school adopts a balanced and integrated approach in designing the English Language (EL) curriculum for the students. Besides STELLAR, the structured core programme designed by MOE curriculum specialists, the school also implements its own school-based curriculum in alignment with the school education philosophy of Play.Passion.Purpose. to develop students to be confident and expressive users of the English Language.

Department Programmes

STELLAR
The Strategies for English Language Learning And Reading ( STELLAR) programme aims to strengthen children’s language and reading skills as well as promote a positive attitude towards learning in the foundational years. Age-appropriate materials and research-based teaching strategies are used to engage student in the learning of English. The key strategies used in the lower primary classrooms are the Shared Book Approach (SBA), Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA) and Learning Centres (LC). As for middle primary levels, the key strategies used in the classrooms are Supported Reading (SR), Process Writing, Peer Conferencing, Know-Want to know-Learnt (KWL) and Retelling.

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For more information on STELLAR programme, please refer to http://www.stellarliteracy.sg/
 
Explicit Instruction for Component /Task Mastery
Besides STELLAR, a structured programme is also in place to help our students develop and master the various language skills. The strategies for each language component or techniques for each task will be explicitly taught by our teachers to ensure students have a strong grounding in the fundamentals of English. In-house learning packages are also designed to develop students’ skills in writing and oral communication in a progressive manner.




WOW@Springdale Programme

Visiting the school library, World of Wonders (WOW) , is one regular language activity at Springdale Primary School. To promote passion for reading and to entrench this habit of reading in our students, curriculum time has been set aside for students to engage in various reading activities like uninterrupted reading period, book talk and library visits.

Learning Support Programme (LSP) for English

This programme provides learning support for students who enter Primary 1 with weak English Language and literacy skills. Students are identified for LSP through a systematic screening process carried out at the beginning of Primary 1. The students will be equipped with basic literacy skills so that they could access learning in the regular classroom.

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Stellar website  The STELLAR website introduces parents to the national programme for English Language teaching. There are also resources like digital games for students to practise their language skills learnt in each unit of work.

http://www.stellarliteracy.sg
National Library Board (NLB) website
Access National Library Board (NLB) website for its NLB catalogue and a list of eResources for primary school students. One of the highly recommended resources is Tumblebook library which has a collection of animated, talking picture books. Young children will love reading the electronic picture books which come with animation, sound, music and narration.

http://www.nlb.gov.sg/
 Mrs Perkins' website Mrs Perkins' Dolch Words is a website dedicated for the teaching of Dolch sight words to young children. Besides word lists, there are also flash cards, worksheets and slides for parents to go through with their children.

http://www.mrsperkins.com/
 Starfall.com  Starfall.com is a free online resource that teaches children to read and inspire in them a love for learning. The resources have read-aloud capability, enabling children’s speaking, reading and writing vocabulary to grow as they explore the wealth of resources.  

http://www.starfall.com/
 LearnEnglish Kids LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun while learning English.

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/