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Mother Tongue

Department Vision

Pupils will be effective communicators of the Mother Tongue languages and be aware of and understand the basic concepts of their Mother Tongue culture and moral values.
 

Aims and Objectives

To plan and organize programmes suitable for pupils so as to arouse interest and desire for learning the Mother Tongue languages . In addition, to impart knowledge of the Mother Tongue culture and inculcate moral values in pupils to enable them to be well-balanced learners. 

Key Programmes

Main Mother Tongue curriculum

 

Department strategies

In line with our teaching philosophy and to achieve our MT vision and mission, these are the key strategies of the MT Department:

 

Key Area

MT Programmes/ Key Strategies

1

Producing quality results and developing HOT skills:

Answering inferential /Open-ended questions

·      SVO in letter (subject, variable, objective)

·      5W1H

·      Mind-mapping

·      Annotation

2

Customizing curriculum to students’ needs

·      Class Banding (P2-P6)

·      HMT (P5-6)

3

Harnessing ICT for engaged learning

·      Ezhishin.net E-learning and E-reading portal

·      Themozhi E-learning portal (TL)

4

Instill love and interest in learning MT language

·      MT Fortnight  activities (P1 – P6)

·      MT Cultural Camp (P4)

·      Reading Programme (P1-P6)

5

Building staff capacity

·      Lesson Study

·      Weekly Level Meeting (TTT)

·      Sharing sessions (Internal and cluster)

·     STAR sharing   


Programmes and Activities

Main Mother Tongue curriculum

·       P1 and P2 Holistic Assessment Programme

·       School based Oracy programme for P1-P6

·       Chinese Reading Programme for P1-P6

·       P5-6MT supplementary classes


Enrichment Programmes / Courses

·       P1 to P6 MTL Fortnight Activities

·       P4 MTL camp


Learning Journey

·       P4 Learning Journey


Other MT Activities

·       Chinese New Year Celebration

·       Deepavali Celebration

·       Hari Raya Celebration

·       Racial Harmony Day Celebration

·       Two Mother Tongue book fairs per year

·       Monthly MT Quizzes



Competitions

Internal

·       P1-P6 MT Creative Writing competition / Penmanship Competition

·       P1 : MT Penmanship Competition

·       P2 : MT Penmanship Competition

·       P3 : MT Conversation [Based on a given topic] competition

·       P4 : MT Conversation [Based on a given topic] competition

·       P5 : MT Think on the Feet competition

·       P6 : MT Quizzes


External

·       External competition organized by cluster (TL/CL/ML)

·       National Creative Writing competition (CL)

·       National Collaborative Writing competition (CL)


Assessment of pupils

Pupils are assessed through the different ways, rubrics are used in some of the assessment.

·       Pen & Paper tests for P3 to P6 pupils

·       Holistic Assessment for P1 and P2 pupils

·       Oral Examination

·       Composition Examination

·       Listening Examination


Resources


Subject

Website

Link

 

 

 

 

Chinese

Chinese Language Word Game

https://game.iflashbook.com/

Weekly newspaper

https://www.ezhishi.net/Contents/

Cultural Bridge   

https://cultureb.moe.edu.sg/cultureb/slot/u114/culturebridge/index.htm

Xuele

https://xuele.moe.edu.sg/xuele/slot/u107/index.html

Oracy Eland

https://oracyeland.moe.edu.sg/eland/slot/u212/index.html

Booklist

小学华文课外读物参考书目20160322.pdf 

 

 

 

 

 

Malay

Tinta

http://tinta.moe.edu.sg

e-cekap

https://tinta.moe.edu.sg/mekar/slot/u112/ecekap/index.html

MyBookShop portal

i3.sg

Sembang V portal

I3.sg

 

 

 

Tamil

Pazhahutami

Pazhahutami.com


For parents/students reference
:

Teacher’s Teaching Resources: Iflash Book

  • Online digital MT resources
  • MT Games set
  • MT media resources
  • MT Big Books
  • MT Class library books