Overall Objectives

  • To provide every student with the opportunity to develop the maximum degree of functional competence in English that he or she is capable of, given the constraints inherent in the situation. Competence in those domains of use which are specifically appropriate to the situation in Hong Kong will be emphasized.
  • Domains:
    –    English as a key to communication
    –    English as a tool for study
    –    English as a medium of pleasure and entertainment
  • To enhance our students’ ability of the four basic English lianguage skills: reading,
  • speaking, listening and writing
  • To develop competence in English as a medium of instruction for further studies
  • To provide an enjoyable atmosphere to motivate pupils’ interests in learning English
  • To apply English in daily life
  • To provide an opportunity to use English as a medium of communication with other residents

Objectives for this Year 

  1. To optimize the teaching and learning strategies and increase the effectivesness of teaching and learning
    1. To increase students’ knowledge of Chinese history and culture through reading across the curriculum
    2. To increase the learning effectiveness through e-learning
  2. To foster students’ positive values (empathy) and increase students’ well-being

Developing a school-based curriculum

  • Implement the developed English curriculum which focuses on reading to writing in a variety of interesting contexts. We join the gifted education school network this year. Teachers will have co-planning meetings with an expert from EDB and try out different innovative teaching strategies in class.
  • For P.4, we integrated the social and emotional strategies into the English curriculum last year. We will continue promoting those strategies in P.3 and 4 this year. Those SEL strategies can help build students’ confidence by teaching them self and social awareness.

Reading

  • Teachers will incorporate different reading strategies in the reading tasks.
  • NET teacher will have reading workshops in primary 1 to 3. Students will enjoy the reading workshop with our NET teacher, Miss Elizabeth. In order to raise our students’ interests in reading English, parents are invited to join our reading workshops to read and play with our students.
  • Miss Liz Time & English World
  • Reading Mums and Dads
  • A Reading Club is established to help promote English reading.

Writing

  • Teachers will incorporate different writing strategies in the writing tasks. The use of different graphic organizers will help students to gather information and organize their ideas for writing.
  • Students work in small groups on a shared piece of writing. After the class and the group writing, students are more confident and well-trained to do their individual writing.

Listening and Speaking

  • Listening and speaking skills are integrated in daily lessons. Students’ listening and speaking skills will be enhanced through the cooperative learning activities.
  • The Interview skills workshop equips our P.6 students with the speaking and conversational skills in English. There is plenty of chance for students to practice their speaking and conversational skills.
    • Students can visit “the English Corner” during recess and enjoy speaking in English with their classmates.

English Fun Day

  • English Fun Day was held in June. Students enjoyed learning about the story, Stone Soup. During the recess times, they played games on iPads as well as games related to soup and the story order. In the classroom, students enjoyed making their own Stone Soup booklet to take home and share with their families. Altogether it was a fun day and students were able to speak more English.

English Event Highlights