English

Our Vision: Confident Thinkers, Adaptable Individuals, Passionate Leaders

 

Our Mission: To achieve EL Syllabus 2020 Learner Outcomes: Empathetic Communicators, Discerning Readers, Creative Inquirers

Department Heads and Members

HOD / EL : Mr Vincent Chua
LH / EL : Mdm Toh Bee Choo, Ann
LH / EL : Mdm Nur Shirin Yaman Yuen
ST /EL : Mr Alan Yang Qidong
ST / EL : Miss Lim Weiqing, Eulindra
Mdm Nurashikin Mohd Zamrabi
Miss Harsharan Kaur d/o T S
Mr Muhammad Ali Bin Mohamed Yasin
Mdm Lim Suat Peng, Tina
Mdm Liyanna Bte Johan
 Ms Sandra Phong Pei Shan
Mdm Cheong Yueh Tinng Evelyn (CAJT)
Mdm Magdalein Goh (FAJT)

Key Approaches

Students are immersed in language learning and are exposed to a variety of genres that are engaging and age-appropriate. The use of different strategies and pedagogies with explicit instruction, as well as enriching language experiences, allow our students to appreciate the language within and beyond the classrooms.
As students progress across the levels, they learn to make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. They are eased into reading silently as well as reading longer texts without visual support. Teachers continue to provide students with guidance in the processes of planning, writing and reviewing before they apply these skills in writing independently.
Students are also given differentiated support at various points of instruction to optimise their learning. Teachers carry out Differentiated Instruction by designing appropriate activities to support, reinforce and extend their learning. They also harness e-Pedagogy design learning experiences that enhance student engagement, subject mastery and help students acquire and strengthen their 21st Century Competencies.
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Key Programmes

Read@Frontier - Young Readers and Young Writers Programme
The Young Readers Programme to encourage and excite Primary 1 students to be confident and enthusiastic readers. There will be weekly planned library visits for students to explore and appreciate different book genres. These visits will be paired with Speech and Drama activities such as Show and Tell, Readers Theatre to provide students with a joyful learning experience.
The Young Writers Programme aims to inculcate a love for reading and writing among our Primary 2 students. Apart from planned library visits, there will be opportunities to develop students’ creative voices, writing fluency, resilience and self-efficacy. Students will also be able to showcase their writing pieces during this programme.

Excel@Frontier - Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)

The Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) is held in conjunction with the English Language Week to encourage our students to speak standard and grammatically correct English. The objectives of this programme are to:
  1. encourage the use of Standard English in spoken and written form.
  2. excite learners to improve their quality of English through a week-long series of activities.
  3. create an environment in Frontier Primary School where good English is nurtured through reading and stories.
During the week, students will enjoy a wide variety of activities such as Book Character Day Spelling Bee Competition, virtual Book Talk and Assembly, and classroom activities to promote the use of Standard English in spoken and written form.

Excel@Frontier – English Language Stretch Programme

The English Language Stretch Programme aims to develop our students to become empathetic communicators, discerning readers and creative inquirers. Selected Primary 4 and Primary 5 students participate in challenging activities in Oracy, Writing and Literature in order to hone and strengthen their language skills. This programme also provides our students opportunities that allow them to challenge themselves further through the participation of external oratorical and writing competitions. They will also get the chance to be student emcees during school events.
The lessons in this programme are developed with a focus on:
  • Multiliteracies
  • Meta-cognitive strategies and
  • Inquiry through Dialogue
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Debating lessons during EL Stretch Programme
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10th Anniversary Celebrations Student Emcees
Mythos: Junior Orators 2021 Achievement Award (placement in top 10) Jayden Teo Chi Wun (5RE4)
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34th YMCA Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) 2021 Achievement Award Hu Min Li Bethea (5RE4)
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34th YMCA Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) 2021 2nd Runner-up Teo Cheng Wei (5RE4)
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Excel@Frontier – EL Curricular Innovation

The Primary 4 students participated in the MOE Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP) Pilot Study in 2021. Students were each equipped with a personal learning device (PLD). The Primary 4 English Language teachers designed lessons which harnessed on e-pedagogy for effective student engagement and collaboration.
With the use of Student Learning Space (SLS) and 1-to-1 PLD, the teachers have observed a positive change in students’ learning. Students have become more engaged and participative in the discussions. They are more confident to learn and are able to collaborate, synthesise ideas and respond to others’ responses respectfully. This pilot study will continue for our Primary 4 students in 2022.

Support Programmes

1. Learning Support Programme
The Learning Support Programme (LSP) is an MOE-initiated programme which aims to provide early intervention and support for selected Primary 1 and Primary 2 students in their learning. The objective of LSP is to equip students with basic literacy skills so that they can access learning in the regular classroom. These lessons are conducted in small groups daily during school curriculum hours by a trained Learning Support Coordinator (LSC).
2. School-based Dyslexia Remediation
The School-based Dyslexia Remediation (SDR) programme aims to provide support for Primary 3 and Primary 4 students who have been identified through a systematic screening process for dyslexia conducted at the end of Primary 2. This programme seeks to enable the selected students to acquire coping strategies in reading so that they will be better able to cope with their learning in school. Teachers will use a systematic set of strategies and activities which have been carefully designed by MOE in this programme.
3. Reading Remediation Programme
The Reading Remediation Programme (RRP) aims to provide support for Primary 3 and Primary 4 students who face consistent difficulty in reading despite having completed the Learning Support Programme in Primary 1 and Primary 2. This MOE-initiated programme exposes students to a range of strategies for reading comprehension which will enable them to recognise words and read grade-level texts with fluency and comprehension.
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