English Curriculum

 

HEPS School-based English Language Education
HEPS School-based English Curriculum
Implementation of Space Town Literacy Programme
This is the second year of implementing the Space Town Literacy Programme in KS1. Students enjoy the interactive learning environment. They have cultivated a good habit in reading books. Moreover, they are learning process writing and become very familiar with the five stages in process writing. Their published work is displayed in the English Room and in classrooms.
The activities arouse students’ interests. They enjoy storytelling, blending sounds, phonics dictation and board games very much. These activities let students have chances to apply what they have learnt in lessons. Students are engaged in a variety of speaking and listening games, reading books and doing writing with teachers' support.
 
Enhancement of learning experiences
Life-wide learning activities are provided for students to enhance their learning experiences. The English outing gives students' opportunities to communicate with native speakers in an authentic environment. This extends students' learning experiences outside the classroom.
 
Enrichment opportunities 
An effective language learning environment is created to foster students' positive attitude and confidence in learning and using English. Students participate in English Drama Team, English Club, English Enhancement course and Speech Festival. They learn to enjoy teamwork and the ways to communicate with their peers. More importantly, their confidence in speaking English has been enhanced
 
School-based Curriculum Design
 
 
1. Implement Space Town Literacy Programme from P.1 to P.3
Local teachers work collaboratively with the NET and used different teaching strategies
and activities to provide an authentic and fun environment for English learning.
 
Local teachers co-teach with NET
 
 
Students are highly motivated in Space Town lessons.
 
Students are making origami in Space Town lessons.
Individual learning activities are assigned after shared reading.
 
Students learn how to make cupcakes in Space Town lessons.
 
Students develop their reading and writing skills in Space Town Literacy Programme.
 
 
2. Cultivate students’ reading habit
Reading is one of the fundamental skills students need to learn to be successful. Morning reading sessions,
extensive reading scheme, home reading scheme and big book sharing are introduced to develop students’ reading skills and habits.
Teachers read big books with P.1 to P.3 students in morning reading sessions.
Different interesting readers are introduced and students can borrow them in their classrooms.
 
3. Enrich students’ learning experiences
Regular theme-based activity weeks, English Day, outings and interviews with
tourists broaden students’ horizons and widen their views in knowing different cultures.
 
Students put on costumes at Halloween. 
NET and students enjoy the festive activities.
Principal Lee joins the festive activities with students.
Students feel excited in taking part in festive activities.
Students participate in Christmas stories sharing at Christmas.
Students meet the tourists in Stanley.
P.4 students take part in Joint School Activity (Speaking Fair).
Students perform in singing contest.
Students perform in singing contest.
English drama team has annual performance.
 
4. Appreciate students’ achievements
English Choral Speaking team was the winner in the 70th Speech Festival.
Students had excellent performance in the 71st Speech Festival.
 
Students got gold award in TOEFL Junior Standard Test.
Students’ writing pieces are published in English Newsletter.
 
Students have chances to perform in School Annual Talent Show.
 
5. Cater for learner diversity
Collaborative learning is practised in lessons and graded activities and assignments are designed in co-planning meetings so as to cater for learning diversity.
 
6. English activities
1. Theme-based Activity Week
2. Speaking Fair (Joint School Event)
3. English Drama Team
4. English Enhancement Programme
5. English Club
6. Festive Activities
7. Lunch Break Activities
8. English Talent Show
9. Annual outings
Theme-based activities              Theme-based activities
Speaking Fair (Joint School Event)     English Enhancement Programme
English Talent Show                English Drama Team
English Club                    English Club
 
7. Students’ Performance
1. Students are eager to learn and they are interested in exploring other cultures.
2. Students are confident in using English as a mean of communication.
3. Students enjoy having English lessons and actively take part in various learning activities.
 
8. Future
1. Further enhance our students to be proficient in English.
2. Create an authentic English-rich learning environment to let students develop a genuine love of English and use English both inside and outside the classroom.   
3. ‘Read to Learn, Learn to Read’ – Cultivate our students to be good readers and equip our students to be life-long learners.