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Vision

Empathetic and effective communicators of the English Language.


Mission

To foster an enriching environment for pupils to be active contributors, self-directed learners and proficient users of the English Language.


Belief

Yishun Primary School’s English Department believes in providing a holistic curriculum that comprises breadth, depth and length. 

Breadth: A holistic education that develops each pupil’s potential. 
Depth: A values-driven education that encapsulates the Singaporean identity. 
Length: A continual education that prepares pupils for the future. 


Some of our Key Programmes:


STELLAR 2.0

The STELLAR 2.0 Programme acts as the core English curriculum for all primary levels in the school. It is an instructional programme specifically designed to help pupils acquire English Language skills through a range of learning opportunities.

Amongst the many pedagogical strategies incorporated into the STELLAR curriculum are the Shared Book Approach (SBA), the Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA) and Learning Centres (LC). Using a rich variety of print and non-print resources, authentic contexts are provided to the pupils thus aiding the development of media and visual literacy skills. 

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Learning EL through ExperienceLanguage Activities in the STELLAR Classroom
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 P1 Learning Journey to the Singapore Zoo  



English Language Festival Week

The English Language Festival is an annual event held and organised by the English Language Department to promote the effective use of the language and the love for reading. Anchored on a theme, pupils are engaged in recess activities which promote the love for reading. Pupils also have the opportunity to participate in Poetry Recitation, Story-Telling and Readers’ Theatre during the level activities. 

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Readers’ Theatre for P3 Pupils 

Recess activity – Character Hunt!


Read@YPS


      To expose pupils to a variety of lively and engaging reading activities with the primary objective of instilling a passion for books from a young age, the English Language Department plans a range of activities for the whole school. Some of these include:    

          ·       Book Buzz sessions by NLB

·       Storytelling sessions by NLB

·       Reading Bugs @ YPS

·       Story Time @ YPS

·       Voracious Readers Awards 

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Reading Bugs Designed by Pupils


Mastering English @ YPS


To instill the joy of learning in our pupils, the department is constantly tapping on the spirit of inquiry and innovation amongst the teachers to bring about customized teaching approaches to cater to specific learning needs of our pupils. These programmes aim to support the pupils in acquiring and mastering language

Programme

Level

We Can Read Phonics Programme

P1

Mastering Oral

P2-P6

Mastering Grammar

P1-P6

Mastering Comprehension

P1-P6

Mastering Writing (Traits Writing)

P2-P6


EL Bloom Programmes


Recognising the talents of our pupils, the EL Bloom programmes stretch the potential of pupils who display the flair for the language. Pupils also represent the school in various national competitions where their language skills are put to the test. 

Programme

Level

Poetry Appreciation Workshops

P4

Digital Storytelling Workshops

P5


Competition

Level

Singapore Moo-O Awards

P3

UNSW ICAS

P4

POSB Kids’ Lit

P5

Wits and Words Competition

P6



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Boot Camp for POSB Kids’ Lit Competition

Training session for Wits and Words Competition 


EL Bridge Programmes

To ensure that pupils are well supported in their learning of language skills, the EL Bridge programmes provide extensive support to pupils who require more support in the acquisition of language skills. 

Programme

Level

Learning Support Programme (LSP)

P1-P2

Reading Remediated Programme (RRP)

P3-P4

School Dyslexia Remediation Programme  (SDR)

P3-P4