ENGLISH

Aim

It is our aim to provide our students with ample opportunities for extending their knowledge and experience of their surroundings as well as opportunities for personal and intellectual development in the English medium.

Objectives

The students will:
objective develop positive attitudes towards learning English;

  • enhance their four skills of English–listening, speaking, reading and writing – to communicate effectively;
  • think critically, creatively and reflectively in preparation for independent and lifelong learning;
  • appreciate and respect various cultural festivals and customs;
  • make connections to other areas of study and life experiences outside the classroom to construct knowledge and insightful understanding.
Implementation of Strategic Plan
  • Create an authentic and print-rich environment conducive to language learning
  • Continue to develop a positive reading culture by providing reading opportunities through Process Writing, KIP Programme , NET Reading & Writing Programme , Home Reading Programme Scheme, Doing the Announcement on afternoons and English Corner.
  • Enhance students』 reading skills through the implementation of reading strategies
  • Key Stage 1 (P.1-3): Book Concept, Predictions, Descriptions
  • Key Stage 2 (P.4-6): Skimming, Scanning, Inferring, Self-Correcting
  • Immerse students in various interactive and communicative opportunities, such as festive occasions and other school-based functions:
    1. Festive Celebration
    2. Process Writing
    3. Show And Tell
  • Provide competitive opportunities for students who are interested in putting forth their best talents
    1. North Point Government Primary School (Cloud View Road) Penmanship Competition
    2. Hong Kong School Speech Festival
    3. Talent Show
    4. Popcorn and Movie Scheme
School-based Curriculum
Reading and Writing Programme

Reading and Writing Programme is a reading programme designed for students in all levels . Its prime focus is on developing the necessary reading skills in our beginning learners who are just learning to listen, speak and read English, and in our intermediate students who are ready to become better readers. In this programme, the local English teachers and the Native English-speaking Teacher work collaboratively to design and implement lesson plans which cater to the all-around language needs of the students. More importantly, the print-rich classroom environment and various reading and writing activities help to create a positive and meaningful learning environment for our students.

Integrated KIP

NPCVR teachers have adapted and integrated the KP Programme from the NET Section into our School-Based Curriculum. The transition has been seamless and students are able to enjoy a consistent and language-rich learning as a result.

Home Reading

Over the years, NPCVR has seen great improvement in students’ reading levels. In order to enhance our students’ English reading abilities even further, students have been taking 2-3 books home to read every week.

English Announcement

Every week, English teachers selected students from P1-P6 to do an English Announcement broadcast. This year, the theme was “ 『3S』 – Self-motivation Self-discipline Self-esteem.” Students told stories, acted out skits, and gave learning anecdotes to their schoolmates during this time.

English Corner

During the lunch break, many fun-loving students go to English Corner to improve their English skills, and they do that through various learning activities that require them to interact with other students. The print-rich environment also helps to heighten students』 interest in English learning, and awareness of their surroundings

North Point Government Primary School (Cloud View Road) Penmanship Competition

The intent of this intra-school Penmanship Competition is to encourage students to submit their best neatly hand-written copy of a given piece of writing. Three winners were awarded to the P.1-2, P.3-4 and P.5-6 respectively. Good writing pieces were sent out to compete in the contest organized by Professional Teachers』 Union.

Hong Kong School Speech Festival

Like every other year, students from P.1-P.6participate in the Hong Kong School Speech Festival in Solo Verse Speaking and Choral Speaking.

Popcorn and Movie Scheme

A Popcorn & Movie scheme was initiated as part of the English Department events. Students had the opportunity to enjoy freshly popped popcorn and an English movie if they were able to read and re-tell an English storybook to Ms. Heleina. Every month, about 20 students worked hard to be a part of this scheme. Popcorn & Movie created many happy faces and tummies!

Show and Tell

Show and Tell was added to the English Room activities this year. Participating students brought in toys from home to share with their schoolmates. They even got a chance to play with the toys after the activity.

Process Writing

Since 2014, NPCVR started to use Process Writing as part of our Reading to Writing Programme in Key Stage 2. Students learn critical thinking skills through brainstorming and mind-mapping. Next, they put ideas into writing in the form of a draft. Teachers teach students some basic marking codes for self-editing and peer-checking. Then, students re-write and produce a final copy. Finally, students present their work to the class and exchange constructive criticism.

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