STELLAR Curriculum (STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading)
STELLAR Curriculum (Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading)
The STELLAR programme aims to strengthen language and reading skills as well as promote a positive attitude towards learning. At the heart of the STELLAR programme is the belief that enjoyment is a fundamental aspect of shared reading and writing experiences. Age-appropriate materials and research-based teaching strategies are used to engage students in the learning of English.
- Shared Book Approach (SBA)
- Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA)
- Literacy Centres (LC)
- Explicit teaching of language items, structures and skills
- Show and Tell
Programmmes for Intervention
We provide language and literacy support to our students who require the additional boost.
Learning Support Programme (LSP) – Primary 1 and 2
The LSP provides additional support for students with weak literacy skills. Students attend lessons one period a day in small groups, and are taught by specially trained school teachers using strategies that are specifically designed to improve their reading ability.
The RRP caters to supporting P3 students who still face difficulties in reading in the English Language despite having been supported through the LSP programme in their earlier years. This specially designed programme introduced a range of different coping strategies for reading comprehension which will enable them to better manage their daily learning.
The MOE’s School-based Dyslexia Remediation programme is a two-year intervention programme catered exclusively for Primary 3 and 4 students. These students are identified for support through a systematic screening process for dyslexia that is conducted at the end of Primary 2 by trained specialists. This after school programme is conducted in small groups by a trained school teacher using the remediation curriculum specifically designed by MOE Reading Specialists.
English Language Week
Theme: Books Bring Us Together
Objectives: To reignite our students’ passion for reading and the English Language through games.
The week started off with Dress as a Book Character Day on 28 August 2023. Students and staff were encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite book character on this day. Pupils were also encouraged to be as creative as possible by making costumes or adapting clothes to fit in with their chosen book character.
There was also a drama performance ‘Pandora’ by our very own Speech and Drama Club. A school wide Spelling Bee was also conducted for all students during their respective EL Lessons.
Dress as a Book Character Day 2023
An adaptation of Pandora’s Box by the Speech And Drama Club for EL Week 2023
The Read and Shine Programme (P1-P6)
In this programme, students will listen to a story online while form teachers are taking their attendance and temperature. The aims of this programme include the following:
- Ignite pupils’ passion in reading
- Enhance pupils’ listening skills
- Expose pupils to the different genres (multiliteracies)
- Showcase the different styles of reading aloud to pupils
- Encourage pupils to come early to listen to stories
In this programme, our school will be participating in an even called Read for Books 2021. This charity drive will happen in the month of July and students are encouraged to build reading habits while doing going for the community. Each time a student is spotted reading for a certain amount of time, a book will be donated to the drive.
Little Red Dot and The Straits Times Online (Primary 4-6)
Little Red Dot is a special publication by The Straits Times specially catered for students. Students are exposed to current affairs and world events that allow for discussion in the classroom. These discussions encourage practical application of knowledge learned in real contexts. This programme also encourages students to read widely for knowledge and for enjoyment.
Speaker’s Web (Primary 4)
This programme aims to develop pupils who can communicate effectively and become eloquent speakers of the English Language. The objectives of this programme include the following:
- Develop opportunities to listen and respond to stories, songs and poems.
- Develop and promote the use of language skills required to narrate, describe, speak persuasively and express opinions.
- Help pupils’ present factual information clearly and logically.
- Develop speaking and listening skills, poise and confidence through fun and meaningful activities.
Mentor Text Writing Programme (Primary 5)
The programme aims to develop pupils to acquire the relevant skills to fine-tune and develop their writing. Students are selected based on their overall performance and recommendations by EL teachers. The objectives of the programme includes:
- To have pupils analyse mentor texts and identify what aspects of writing are effective.
- To teach pupils to model the styles and techniques used in the mentor texts by applying it in their writing.
- To learn how to elaborate their story ideas through building suspense and slowing down key scenes in their composition.
- To reinforce narrative structure, important story elements and different types of story starters and endings.