English Primary 3

We place additional focus on specific areas as the student develops. The areas of special importance are described for each level, as follows:

  • Listen to and view critically by evaluating spoken, audio and visual texts
  • Listen to, view and respond to a variety of texts at increasing levels of difficulty in different contexts, including information reports, explanations, factual recounts and expositions
  • Word identification, including decoding through phonics
  • Develop Close Reading and Viewing at literal and inferential levels with scaffolding and support from the teacher during Shared Reading of a variety of children’s literature
  • Respond critically to and demonstrate awareness of the language features and organisational structures of texts, and how language is used to achieve impact
  • Read and view closely reading-age-appropriate selections of literary and informational/ functional texts for children from print and non-print sources.
  • Read, view and respond to reading-age-appropriate texts and readers, i.e., poetry, personal recounts, narratives, procedures and information reports
  • Develop an awareness of the basic features of spoken language
  • Plan and organise simple presentations by identifying purpose, audience and context for appropriate delivery.
  • Plan and organise presentations by conveying facts, ideas and points of view and by integrating selected audio and visual resources, and verbal and/ or non-verbal cues for effective delivery
  • Interact and discuss with, and present and respond to different audiences to communicate meaning while observing appropriate behaviour and social norms
  • Produce and convey in multimodal ways a variety of spoken texts of increasing difficulty and complexity, i.e., factual recounts, information reports, explanations and expositions for different purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
  • Write fluently in cursive script. Apply spelling skills and learner strategies accurately for writing frequently misspelled and multisyllabic words.
  • Apply skills for idea generation, selection, development, organisation and revision so as to address the writer’s purpose, needs of the audience, context and culture in writing and representing.
  • Focus on enjoyment and learning to write. Construct texts jointly with the teacher and the class.
  • Use grammatical and vocabulary terms to talk about how language works at the text level and during editing and self-correction.
  • Use cohesive devices and grammatical structures to create links across different clauses, sentences and paragraphs. Identify and apply knowledge of language features in different types of texts during speaking, writing and representing. Show understanding of how the purposeful use of language shapes meaning in texts.
  • Develop vocabulary through the use of print and online resources.
  • Recognise and use literary language.

Programme details

Every Monday & Saturday
Monday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Subject to Package
Aestral Private School
273 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 #02-80

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