|Vision:||Affective Learners, Effective Communicators|
|Mission:||To provide a condusive environment for the learning and use of the English Language|
|Tag Line:||Today A Reader, Tomorrow A Leader|
• Reading Programme [Vitamin E]
Vitamin E encompasses all the reading programmes planned for our E’Lights. These include discussions of current affairs in the English classrooms, introduction of differentiated magazines for every class as well as scheduled library periods to bring books closer to our students.
E stands for English and we hope that through these programmes put in place, students’ language competencies will be strengthened, just like how vitamins are essential nutrients for healthy living.
In order to provide authentic reading materials that extends beyond the curriculum, the department has adopted various reading materials. These include The Little Red Dot (for Primary 4 to 6) and an array magazines such as I Love Reading, I- Magazine, Whiz magazine, Ace magazine & Inspire magazine. These reading resources are targeted for different primary and progress levels and are well-liked by students for the interesting content, relevant topics and colourful graphics.
We hope that Vitamin E would help to inculcate the joy of reading in all our students.
- P3 Theatre Experience
The Theatre Experience is an English programme that aims to provide Primary Three students with a holistic learning experience that is essential to students’ development. By bringing students to watch a play, the programme aims to give students exposure to the performing arts. As students sing along with the actors in the play, they get to practise their oracy skills, learn about language expressions as well as expand their vocabulary.
In previous years, students have watched entertaining and educational plays entitled Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, The Ant and The Caterpillar and Three Little Pigs. Students also learned about the etiquettes of being a good audience when watching a play.
- Pizzamania Learning Journey
As part of the school’s English Programme, all Primary One students will embark on an educational learning journey to Pastamania annually where they will attend a pizza-making workshop. Learning beyond the classroom allows students to build new knowledge through the stimulated environment. Students will take part in hands-on activities and learn the procedural language of making a pizza in a fun and engaging manner. Aside from bringing home their pizzas, they will also learn useful vocabulary words, and write about their experience, guided by their respective English teachers after the learning journey.
- P4 Readers’ Theatre (Collaboration with Dunman Secondary)
This annual collaborative programme with Dunman Secondary School aims to introduce students to the world of Readers’ Theatre. This invaluable experience teaches students the importance of oral literacy. Reader's Theatre offers an entertaining and engaging means of improving fluency and enhancing comprehension. Secondary Two students from Dunman Secondary will put up an interactive Readers’ Theatre session for our Primary Four students. At the end of the session, our Primary Four students will be engaged in an interactive craft session where they will reflect and discuss about the values in the stories. The objective of this collaborative programme is to provide a platform to develop public speaking skills in the Primary Four students and for our school to foster closer ties with partners in the community.
- P1 & P2 Celebrating Talents
• External Competitions
In order to give exposure to our students to compete at a national platform, selected students will be given the opportunity to participate in external English competitions. Previous competitions that E’Lights have taken part it include the Babble and Speak Competition and National Straits Times Spelling Bee Competition. Students will be given ample training and practice to build up on their linguistic skills prior to the competitions. We hope through these platforms, students will learn to become confident, self-directed learners who learn important life skills such as perseverance, hard work and sportsmanship.
- English Week