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English Language

Vision
 
Confident & Competent communicators of the English Language

Mission

To develop avid readers and effective communicators with a love for the English Language.

Key Programmes:

STELLAR Programme

STELLAR stands for “Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading”. The programme uses research-based teaching strategies and age-appropriate materials to engage children in the learning of English. It aims to strengthen children’s language and reading skills, as well as promote a positive attitude towards learning in the foundational years.

STELLAR at Lower Primary

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The lower primary strategies include the Shared Book Approach (SBA) and Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA), as well as the use of Learning Centres (LC). Pupils have the opportunity to re-learn, revisit or extend what they have learnt at their own pace and in differentiated ability groups.

STELLAR at Upper Primary

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The Upper Primary Strategies include: 
  • Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)
  • Supported Reading (SR)
  • Know - What to Know - Learnt (KWL)
  • Retelling (RT), Language Activities and Sentence Manipulation
  • Writing Process Cycle (WPC)

D.I.C.E. (Drama infused Curriculum in English)

Drama is a vehicle to inject an element of fun in language learning. Through drama infused curriculum, it can provide opportunities for students to learn English in authentic and interactive learning experiences and apply in context that makes it come to life.

It is a powerful teaching tool to capture the attention of students in the classroom to bring about effective language learning. In Kranji, drama is infused through the Stellar Curriculum, to make language learning fun and dynamic. A classroom can be transformed into an imaginary or real world setting for students to explore and develop ideas. Through DICE, students will overcome the fear and shyness to express themselves spontaneously and think critically in the shoes of another.

Our Drama activities include: 

Speech & Drama P1 & P2

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Speak Write! (P3)

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Support Programmes:

Learning Support Programme (LSP)

The LSP is a specialised early intervention programme aimed at providing learning support to pupils who enter Primary 1 with weak English language and literacy skills. Pupils are identified for LSP through a systematic screening process carried out at the beginning of Primary 1. Its objective is to equip these pupils with basic reading and spelling skills so that they can learn in the regular classes. 

Pupils are identified through the Early Literacy Indicators, a group screening instrument developed by MOE, at the beginning of each year. LSP lessons are conducted by trained Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs). The selected pupils attend LSP lessons about four times a week during curriculum time.  LSP lessons are conducted parallel to the mainstream English Language curriculum. Great emphasis is placed on phonics, reading, grammar and vocabulary. Lessons taught cover the same units and the learning outcomes in the English syllabus.

Pupils will be discharged from LSP at the end of P and P2 when they meet the following criteria:

  • Attain a pass in the schools’ overall EL assessments.
  • Attain age-appropriate reading age.

Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)

The MOE's School-based Dyslexia Remediation programme is a two-year intervention programme for Primary 3 and 4 students who still face consistent difficulty in reading in the English Language despite having completed the Learning Support Programme in P1 and P2.  The programme is conducted in small groups by trained school personnel using a remediation curriculum designed by MOE Reading Specialists. It exposes students to a range of coping strategies for reading comprehension which will enable them to better manage their daily learning. This programme is held four times a week after curriculum hours.

School-based Dyslexia Remediation Programme (SDR)

The MOE's School-based Dyslexia Remediation programme is a two-year intervention programme for Primary 3 and 4 students. These students are identified for support through a systematic screening process for dyslexia conducted at the end of Primary 2. The programme is conducted in small groups by trained school personnel using a remediation curriculum designed by MOE Reading Specialists. This programme is held four times a week after curriculum hours.