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Home > Programme > English Language Department

English Language Department

Department Vision

A Creative Thinker, an Independent Learner and an Effective Communicator


Department Mission

To empower every pupil to be linguistically competent and confident users of the English Language

 

Read@CTP

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Reading Programme@CTP is conceptualised with the aim of developing a reading culture in the school to develop lifelong readers, writers and learners. In support of the national curriculum - STELLAR (Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading), which uses age-appropriate texts to teach English, the school looks into developing a programme with engaging activities to entice more pupils to develop a love for reading. The school is also collaborating closely with National Library Board for its rich resources in the form of books as well as expertise in the area of reading programmes.  

Reading Period

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Reading Period is a one-hour weekly lesson which teachers use to read stories to their pupils. The texts chosen are based on the teachers’ as well as pupils’ choices. In the lesson, teachers model exemplary reading approaches and create opportunities for the infusion of socio-emotional learning, national education and the 21 st century competencies. Discussions and activities pertaining to the stories read are also held after the reading of the stories, allowing peer-to-peer as well as whole-class discussions.

BookCross

 

The Book Xross is a junction where pupils can pick up any interesting book to read and return it when they are done. The books at the Book Cross are donated by the pupils. Pupils are expected to return the books after reading and ensure that the books are well-maintained. This activity encourages responsibility, promotes book donations and ignites the passion to pass on the love of reading to others.

Library Enrichment Lessons

      

Pupils engage in small group activities to reinforce the learning that has taken place in the classroom. Through group work, pupils get to develop their communicative and interpersonal skills. They also learn to take turns and lead their group in various tasks.

Destination ImagiNation (DI)

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In a bid to expose our pupils to challenging situations in which they learn how to apply creative thinking, critical analysis, communication and collaboration skills, they are given the opportunity to participate in Destination ImagiNation (DI). This international competition comprises various challenges that fosters creativity, courage and curiosity through the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. 

Kids' Lit Quiz

   

The Kids' Lit Quiz is an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 - 13 years. In the competition, teams of four pupils are asked to answer 100 questions on children's literature from various categories, which vary each year. Examples of categories set previously include poetry, authors, titles, settings, characters, and nursery rhymes. For the past 2 years since Singapore participated in this international competition, Clementi Primary School has clichéd the championship in the national finals and represented our little red dot in Cornwall, UK and Connecticut, US.