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English Language

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EL Department

Primary 6 BiCEP Curriculum Briefing

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EL Department

Briefing will cover: · P6 Curriculum and Books · What Your Child Will Take Home · Assessments · Home Support

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P6 Curriculum

The curriculum - exam-focussed, fastpaced and largely supported by:

1. Literature and language activities 2. Longman Mastering English Grammar & Vocabulary Book (language reference notes) 3. Supplementary Worksheets ­ by components 4. PSLE & Class Composition Publications 5. Practice Papers (as meaningful drills for wide exposure, revision and reinforcement of the language components)

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Curriculum/Exam Schedule

1. Jan to June ­ Completion of Curriculum 2. July/August ­ Prelim Oral Exam, PSLE Oral Exam, DSA Application 3. September ­ PSLE Listening Comprehension Exam, Prelim Exam 4. September/October ­ PSLE Written Exam

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P6 Books

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Customised Supplementary Worksheets [ No EL Textbooks nor Workbooks] Literature ­ A Roald Dahl Selection Blue Ring File (for Supplementary Worksheets, Practice and Exam Papers) with 14 dividers Orange Ring File (for Compositions and Situational Writing) Longman Mastering English Grammar & Vocabulary Book P5/6 Listening Comprehension Exercise Book ( for Spelling and Dictation) Dictionary or digital dictionary (every day) Journal Exercise Book (for Journal Entries and target setting) PSLE & Class Composition Publications

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Assessments at P6

· Term 2 ­ Mid-Year Examination(30%)

Oral ­ Reading, Picture Conversation & Conversation [30 marks] Listening Comprehension ­ Aural [20 marks] Paper 1 ­ Composition and Situational Writing [55 marks] Paper 2 ­ Language Use and Comprehension[95 marks]

· Term 3 ­ Prelim Exam(70%) and PSLE Oral

Components of Prelim Exam are similar to Mid-year exam PSLE Oral Exam ­ 18 and 19 August 2011

· Term 4 ­ PSLE Listening and PSLE Written Examinations

PSLE Listening ­ 16 September 2011 PSLE Written ­ 29 September to 5 October 2011

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Exam Calendar

PSLE Exam Calendar [tentative]

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PSLE Oral ­ 18 and 19 August 2011 PSLE Listening ­ 16 September 2011 PSLE Written ­ 29 Sept ­ 5 Oct 2011

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What your child will take home ­ P6

1. Supplementary Worksheets (in the Blue Ring File) 2. Spelling Lists (within the composition publication) 3. Listening Comprehension Exercise Book 4. Composition Writing (from drafts to the final piece of Composition) 5. Homework - Supplementary Worksheets, Journal Entry, Literature-related Worksheets, Practice Papers

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Home Support - READING

1. Cultivate good reading habits 2. Protect time for leisure reading 3. Monitor reading materials/ books 4. Silent Reading Programme

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Home Support ­ HOMEWORK

5. Guide, supervise and monitor your child's learning and progress, completion of homework and corrections and regular revision.

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Home Support ­ STRIVING for

ACCURACY & PROFICIENCY

6. Promote the use of Standard English ­ British, not American 7. Cultivate the good habit of referring to a dictionary and Grammar Reference Books

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Home Support ­ QUALITY &

ACHIEVEMENTS

8. Insist on legible handwriting

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Home Support ­ QUALITY &

ACHIEVEMENTS

9. Set targets with your child

10.Always giving one's best

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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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Expectations for 6J

Everyone must put in 100% all the time.

We are running a race together for the next 9.5 months. We have to help and encourage one another so that everyone will succeed this year.

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Looking back

BiCEP 2010 (blue) produced the top pupil for the school 9 pupils attained 5A*

100% A & A*

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Expectations for 2011

100% A & A*

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Key areas to focus on:

~composition writing ~booklet B

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Q & A

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