Critical Readers, Competent Communicators, Purposeful Writers
- To create opportunities for students to appreciate the English language
- To promote effective and engaging language teaching and learning
- To implement and review pedagogies to improve the instruction of language arts
- To nurture critical literacy, communicative competence and awareness of purpose in writing
Writing is an important part of communication. The department has implemented a structured writing programme, Joyful Writing, spanning across the six levels.The programme aims to promote joyful writing by exposing our students to different text types through different writing strategies, authentic sources and varied writing tasks.
Pupil Oracy Programme (PoP)
The Pupil Oracy Programme has been introduced to improve oracy in students. Using Making Thinking Visible routines as scaffolds, students learn to structure their thoughts and speak with greater confidence.
Current Affairs @ YNPS
Articles from the Little Red Dot and Straits Times are used to bring the world around us to students. Articles promoting values and diversity are used to facilitate discussions and reflections with teachers guiding students to identify main themes/topics.
Identification of Themes/Topics
The identification of themes/topics in the stories, texts and articles students read is important as it helps them to connect and interact with what they read. Students are also able to recall and use the contents from what they have read in discussions and writing.