English

 

2.1 Objectives

 

2.1.1 To enrich English language learning and teaching through:

a.    Incorporating the four key tasks of curriculum reform viz., moral and civic education, project learning, reading to learn, and IT for interactive learning into school-based curricula.
b.    Promoting life-wide learning.
c.    Implementing task-based learning and teaching.
d.   Catering for learner diversity.
e.    Developing the creative and critical thinking ability as well as the ability to communicate with others.

  2.1.2 To create a language-rich environment by:

a.   Providing greater opportunities for learners to use English for purposeful communication both inside and outside the classroom.
b.   Making use of learner-centred instruction to promote learner independence.
c.    Making use of literary and imaginative texts to promote critical thinking and encourage free expression and creativity.

  2.1.3 To develop the “reading to learn” culture through encouraging learners to read a wide range of materials with different subject content and text-types.
  2.1.4 To develop generic skills, positive values and attitudes through implementing school-based curriculum design and teaching activities.
 

2.2     Present situation

 

2.2.1 Strengths

a. Co-operation and sense of responsibility are strong among colleagues. Co-planning sessions are held frequently to further enhance the quality of English language teaching.
b. All teachers are experienced and hardworking.
c. Experts and our experienced library teacher design reading activities to promote reading skills and interest.
d. Sufficient resources like multi-media learning centre, computers, class library and school library are available.
e. Support from the Principal – sufficient space and funds for development and buying English resources.
f. Parent helper teams help reading stories to lower primary pupils and making teaching aids for all levels. g. Teachers are able to use solely English as a medium of instruction in lessons.
 

2.2.2  Weaknesses

a.    Most pupils have limited opportunity to use English in their daily life.
b.    Some pupils show insufficient interest in learning English.
c.     Some pupils are weak in phonemic awareness.
d.    Pupils are not enthusiastic enough to read English books.
e.     Pupils are diversified in learning and so teachers need to think of different ways to cater for learner diversity.

  2.2.3 Opportunities

a.   The Integrated English Language Programme and Learning to Learn English Language Project organized by the HKCECES, Chatteries and the Education Bureau provide opportunities for our teachers to equip themselves to cope with curriculum changes.
b.   Nine foreign teachers work closely with our local teachers to develop the English curriculum.

  2.2.4 Threats

a.   Some activities cannot be carried out due to the limited spaces in school.

 

2.3 Areas of concern this year

 

2.3.1 To cater for learner diversity

a. To enhance teaching effectiveness by incorporating the high order thinking strategies.
b. To arrange workshops for teachers to know the use of high order thinking strategies.
c. To enhance students’ satisfaction on learning by incorporating the high order thinking strategies.

 

2.3.2 To enhance students’ self confidence

a. To enhance students’ speaking ability through the teaching of presentation skills.
b. To encourage students to participate in different competitions.
c. To enhance students’ self confidence through reading.

 

2.3.3 The work plan

a.   To accelerate learning of English reading, writing, speaking and listening through adopting school-based curricula and develop favourable learning programmes and environment in support of curriculum changes
b.    To enhance students’ high-order thinking skills
c.    Designing more learning activities in context
d.    Developing strategies and engaging in self-access language learning on students’ own initiative
e.     Applying IT in learning and teaching to enrich learning in English and providing pupils with self-learning tools and encouraging them to make good use of them
f.    Encouraging students to communicate in English
g.   Designing more learning activities which enable the development of generic skills, e.g. communication skills and collaborative group activities.
h.   To enhance students’ academic standards by integrating the format of TSA and PS1 with teaching
i.    To enhance students’ speaking ability and expressing skills
j.    To cater for the need of students’ individual difference and provide assistance to the less able students to enhance their learning ability
k.   To encourage students to participate in different competitions, such as School Speech Festival, handwriting competition and writing competition for P.4-P.6 etc.
l.    To integrate moral and civic education in English Language learning to enhance students’ moral standard
m. To examine the policies of Gifted Education and plan a different curriculum for enhancing the academic standards of high ability students
n.  Through the implementation of Life Education, we hope to cultivate in children the importance of responsibility and mutual respect between themselves, the people around them, the environment and the space, so as to achieve a joyful and optimistic life.

The 20th Hong Kong School Chinese & English Penmanship Competition

 

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