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
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
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
Speak Write! (P3)
Learning Support Programme (LSP)
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)
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.