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EL Teacher

Name: Email: Mrs Shanti Prakash [email protected]

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EL Department

Primary 5 English Curriculum Briefing

29 January 2011

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EL Department

The briefing will cover: · P5 Curriculum and Books · What Your Child Will Take Home · Assessment at P5 · Home Support

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P5 Curriculum

1. 2. 3. 4. Reading ­ Class Library Books and Silent Reading during Assembly Speaking (Oral) ­ Reading, Picture Discussion and Conversation Listening ­ Listening Comprehension Practice Grammar, Vocabulary & Language Use through: Supplementary Unit Worksheets Chinese Cinderella storybook Longman Mastering Grammar & Vocabulary book Essential English Grammar book Composition Writing through: Writing Skills Exercises/ Activities Class Composition Publication Parent Scheme of Work (no Textbooks nor Workbooks)

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P5 Books/Files

· · · · · · · · · · Chinese Cinderella ­ Literature Book Essential English Grammar Longman Mastering English Grammar P5 Class Composition Publication Listening Comprehension (Spelling and Dictation Exercise Book) Journal Exercise Book (Writing to a Diary) Blue Ring File (for Supplementary Worksheets) Orange Ring File (for Compositions and Situational Writing) Supplementary Unit Worksheets Dictionary/ Digital Dictionary (every day)

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What your child will take home ­ P5

1. Supplementary Worksheets (to be filed in Blue Ring File) 2. Spelling Lists (common to all P5 Classes) 3. Spelling Book ­ Listening Comprehension Exercise Book 4. Compositions (from 1st draft to final draft ­ to be filed in Orange Ring File)

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Assessment at P5

· Term 1 ­ Common Test 1 (Pre and Post), Practice Paper 1 · Term 2 ­ Common Test 2 (Pre and Post), Practice Paper 2, Mid-year Exam 30% · Term 3 ­ Common Test 3 (Pre and Post), Practice Paper 3 · Term 4 ­ Practice Paper 4, Year-end Exam 70%

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Why have Common Tests?

1. Diagnostic 2. Provide feedback to parents on child's learning and progress

3. Marks are not computed for exams

4. Components that are usually tested: Grammar, Synthesis and Transformation and Comprehension Open

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Mid-year & Year-end Examinations

1. 2. 3. 4. Paper 1 (55 marks) Paper 2 (95 marks) Paper 3 ­ Listening (20 marks) Paper 4 ­ Oral (30 marks)

For the Exam Format, please refer to the Practice Papers.

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Paper 1

Composition (40 marks)

·Picture Composition (or) ·Situational Composition

Situational Writing (15 marks)

·Letter Writing (Formal and Friendly) ·Report Writing ·Postcard ·Email etc

Expectations (Content) - Fully relevant ideas

- Ample ideas - Ideas thoroughly developed

Expectations (Language) - Almost no errors in grammar, spelling & punctuation

- Wide & appropriate use of vocabulary - Very good sequencing, paragraphing & linking of ideas & facts

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Paper 2 ­ Grammar, Vocabulary, Language Use & Comprehension

Multiple Choice Questions ·Graphic Stimulus ·Grammar ·Vocabulary ·Comprehension Open-ended Questions ·Synthesis & Transformation ·Editing for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

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Paper 4 - Oral Exam

Reading Aloud (10 marks)

Good pronunciation Fluent reading

Picture Discussion (10 marks)

Accuracy in sentence structures Wide range of vocabulary

Conversation (10 marks)

Good interaction Confidence Personal responses

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Invaluable Home Support

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Home Support - READING

· Cultivate good reading habits · Protect time for leisure reading

· Monitor reading materials / books

· Encourage the borrowing of books on the Reading List

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Home Support

· Go to the library together · Have lots of books, magazines and newspapers in your home · Get your child books on their special interests

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Home Support

English language learning requires frequent exposure to listening, speaking, reading and writing opportunities and activities. Worksheets alone are not enough.

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Home Support ­ HOMEWORK

Guide, Supervise and Monitor: · your child's learning and progress · completion of homework and corrections · regular revision · help to ensure he/she hands in homework and corrections on time.

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Home Support ­ STRIVING for

ACCURACY & PROFICIENCY

· Promote the use of Standard English ­ British, not American

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Cultivate the good habit of referring to a dictionary, thesaurus and Grammar Reference Books

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Home Support ­ QUALITY &

ACHIEVEMENTS

· Insist on legible handwriting

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Home Support ­ QUALITY &

ACHIEVEMENTS

· Set targets with your child and remind him/her to always give of his/her best Cultivate the LOVE for LEARNING versus over-emphasis on achievements and results

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FREE Online Newsletter

· [email protected] Work newsletter http://www.938live.sg/eNewsLetter/English_Work/ 2011 · Excellent resource · Includes commonly misspelled words, commonly mispronounced words, commonly confused grammar, book recommendations, summary of educational talkshow on radio...

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EL Workshop for Parents

1. Co-ordinated by Parent Support Group 2. Workshop will focus on: Composition Writing Strategies Comprehension Open Skills Synthesis & Transformation 3. Target Audience: for Parents whose children are in Upper Primary 4. When: 12 March 2011[tentative]

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EL Department

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