PROGRAMME FOR ACTIVE LEARNING (PAL)
PAL (Programme for Active Learning) is a major initiative recommended by the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee to address the need for greater emphasis on non-academic programmes for all P1 and P2 pupils. It focuses on engaged learning and teaching the whole child. It consists of modules of activities in two broad areas: Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, and Performing Arts and Visual Arts, which are carried out within the curriculum time.
PAL offers learning experiences that are active, hands-on and meaningful. It contributes to the development of soft skills in pupils such as the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with others and having a lively curiosity about the world they live in and a belief in their ability to accomplish a task or deal with a challenge. This engaged learning and teaching the whole child via a strong teacher and pupil relationship, equips pupils with the necessary skills and values to thrive in a globalised world.
- To provide pupils with broad exposure and experiences through fun and varied activities in Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts
- To facilitate the well-rounded development of pupils in the five broad learning domains of physical, cognitive, social, aesthetics and moral
- To provide varied avenues for pupils to develop social emotional competencies
To achieve the learning outcomes of PAL, the modules of Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts are designed such that they are:
- Fun and enjoyable
• Encompasses learning in a creative way
• Provide opportunities for children to create
• Incorporate values education and social emotional learning
PAL@ YN takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the Primary 1 and 2 students. Students look forward to learning through a fun and meaningful manner.
P1 Introductory lessons to PAL
What is a view finder and how do use it?
What is roleplaying? Let’s use our imagination!
P1 Music and Dance
P1 pupils putting on a Chinese costume and holding on to intricate fans and dance their own choreographed chinese dance.
P1 sports and games
Pupils are exposed to many different PE equipment and how to use them the proper way. Pupils also learn
how to work in teams together.
P2 OE and Visual Art
P2 pupils are exposed to the different genres of art forms used in different countries.
Pupils are working on Lion Dance costumes, Indonesia Batik Art, Recycling newspapers, LEGO,
India’s Rangoli Pattern.
P2 Outdoor Education
Pupils made camouflaging masks with leaves and twigs so that they can hide from predators.
First Aid skills are vital for survival! Don’t worry, I am quite good with bandages. You are in good hands.
Pupils building a shelter with bare minimum! Do join them!