1. Objectives for 2019-2020
• To enhance students’ reading and writing competence.
• To promote a positive learning environment
2. Implementation Plan
2.1 Implement Space Town in Key Stage 1.
• Different reading and writing strategies will be introduced to help students develop effective and self-directed learning skills.
• A wide range of activities will be implemented in each unit to arouse students’ learning interests.
• Unit-end reading and writing formative assessments will be implemented to provide students with timely feedback and inform them of their performance as well as how to make further progress.
2.2 Implement Keys 2 in Key Stage 2.
• Students will read four stories in different text types in a year so as to enrich their reading experiences.
• Different reading and writing strategies will be introduced to help students develop effective and self-directed learning.
• Process writing will be implemented to enhance their writing skills.
• I-Pads will be provided during the writing lessons so as to encourage students to use the online resources (e.g. dictionaries) to help them write.
• Editing code will be applied to help students improve their writing.
• Unit-end individual consultation on writing will be conducted to give students specific and constructive feedback to further enhance their writing competence.
2.3 Implement Reading across the Curriculum (RaC)—English & GS.
• A RaC theme-based reading program will be carried out in P.1 and P.2.
• A reading lesson will be scheduled for RaC every week.
• 10 suitable books with a variety of themes and text types will be selected by the English teachers and GS teachers at the beginning of the school year.
• Each student will have a learning portfolio to display their accomplishments.
• Co-planning and co-teaching will be carried out by the English teachers.
• Home reading will be carried out once in every three weeks.
2.4 Integrate Responsive Classroom (RC) into the English curriculum.
• Three major elements in RC will be utilized during the English lessons, i.e. teacher language, interactive modelling and energizers.
• The English teachers who have been trained in RC will be the mentors. They will have co-planning with the other English teachers to discuss how to integrate these three elements into the English lessons.
• Co-teaching and peer observation will be implemented in order to promote peer learning.
• Sharing session will be held after each summative assessment.
2.5 An Interesting Idiom a Week
• Mr Kelly will introduce an interesting idiom with the local English teachers or students during the morning assembly on the English Day.
• Students will be encouraged to use the idioms to make sentences or short story.
• The idioms introduced and students’ work will be displayed in the campus to show their accomplishments.
• We are Cool Reporters!
• Story Quest
• ‘Tell a Tale’ Children’s Storytelling Competition 2019/20
• Penmanship Competition
• 71st Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival
• 2019 Hong Kong Children and Youth English Speech Contest
• 2020 International Competitions and Assessments for School (UNSW)
• Story Writing Competition
• Cambridge English Language Assessment
• Super Story Tellers
- An Idiom A Day
It is our plan this year to introduce various idioms to our students in a methodical way. Below lists the 58 idioms in our curriculum along with the relevant materials.
- Under the weather
- Kill two birds with one stone
- Where there is a will, there is a way
- When pigs fly
- Nook and cranny
- Lion’s share
- I could eat a horse
- Drive someone crazy
- Double take
- Dog days
- Cold sweat
- It takes two to tango.
- Take a cat nap
- By chance
- Cost an arm and a leg
- We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
- All ears
- A bad hair day
- Blessing in disguise
- Drop of a hat
- Jump in
- Pull someone’s leg
- Think outside the box
- Let the ca out of the bag
- Knock socks off
- Make a beeline for
- Bundle up
- Call it a day
- A change of heart
- You can say that again!
- Your guess is as good as mine.
- Cold feet
- Child’s play
- To be a peach
- A wake-up call
- Get in shape
- Top banana
- Half a loaf is better than none
- A breath of fresh air
- The early bird catches the worm
- All in the same boat
- Cream of the crop
- Fingers crossed
- Tickle your funny bone
- Hold your horses
- Busy as a bee/Busy like a bee
- Hit the sack
- It’s a hard knock life.
- Back to the drawing board https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi1IYBb3ZbI
- Time flies when we are having fun.
- Don’t judge a book by its cover.
- A sweet tooth
- The sun will come out tomorrow
- Let your hair down
- Let’s go Dutch
- Hit the books
- Piece of cake
- It’s not my cup of tea.
- It is raining cats and dogs!
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away.