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Department Members

HOD
Mdm Rohanah Bte Mohd Ali

LSC

Mdm Aniza Bte Abu Bakar
Miss Khairiani Bte Abdul Hamid Ali

ST
Mdm Hirwati Bte Haris
Mrs Diana Lim

Miss Tan Kian Muar Miss Sheila Lim Shuping
Miss Serene Khoo Seok Ling
Miss Joan Koh Su Ling Miss Farhana Qadir Mdm Noriyanti Bte Yunos
Miss Angeline Lam
Mrs Hairina Singh
Miss Khairiani Bte Abdul Hamid Ali
Miss Michelle Chen
Mrs Karen Ng  Mdm Illia Sulastri (AED T&L)


Key Programmes

A Whole School Approach To Oracy


At Yumin, we adopt a whole school approach to the development of our students’ oral communication skills.   We want to develop our champions to be confident and effective communicators by:
  • developing speaking skills through differentiated T&L activities like Show & Tell, SBA activities, SGEM programme, oral presentations and in-house Speech & Drama for P1, P2 & P3).
  • modelling and reinforcing standard English through ‘Say-It-Right’ programme and SGEM activities.
  • providing conducive learning platforms for student showcase (Show & Tell, Poetry Recitation, StoryTelling, Drama Showcase) to affirm our students’ efforts.
  • enhancing speaking skills of our high achievers through the talent management programme 


An Intensive Reading Programme

 

Reading is the foundation for effective language acquisition. The Intensive Reading Programme aims to instill the love of reading in our students through the following approaches:

  • providing a print-rich environment through exposure to different genres and texts
  • celebrating the joy of reading by providing opportunities for our students to participate in reading activities
  • developing critical thinking skills through Philosophy for Kids, P4C
  • affirming avid readers and spot engrossed readers

In order to develop 21st century learners who are world and work ready, it is important that our students are aware of the happenings around the world. Teachers make use of The Straits Times and Little Red Dot during English lessons to discuss issues related to current affairs.  

Read for Rice 2016

Reading Challenge 2015


Reading Intervention Programme

The literacy support at Yumin is a reading intervention programme for our underachievers focusing on developing our students’ ability to decode words, read accurately, understand the meanings of words in a text and comprehension skills.

The LSP and Extensive Reading Programme is tailored to the needs of our emergent readers where they learn to decode words, read accurately and understand what they have read. This support is extended to P3 and P4 students through the Reading Remediation Programme and School-based Dyslexia Remediation where additional help focusing on word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension is provided. In order to aid these students in their reading, we assign teacher or student buddies to read together with them before our morning assembly. The Reading Power programme focuses on developing our students’ vocabulary and comprehension skills in their final years at Yumin. The differentiated remediation also supports students in their language use and further reinforces oracy skills.

 

Collaboration with NLB 

This year, we collaborated with Civica to run a range of activities. These activities aim to inculcate in our pupils the love for reading and the interest in reading. With the support of our parents, the activities went on smoothly and the pupils enjoyed themselves.

 

Lower Primary (During recess) Upper Primary (During recess)

1. Find it! Fix it!
The students are required to choose from a possible vocabulary and insert missing words into the passage provided.

2. An alphabet race!
Students are required to use the alphabet letters available to make as many words as possible in a given time period.

3. Books! Books!
The activity is designed to introduce the students to various parts of the book. Students are required to match the parts of a book to complete a puzzle.

1. Find it! Fix it!
The students are required to choose from a possible vocabulary and insert missing words into the passage provided.

2. An alphabet race!
Students are required to use the alphabet letters available to make as many words as possible in a given time period.

3. Jig-saw puzzle
Students are required to match the Dewey Decimal Classification to complete a puzzle.

 

The Development of Writing in Yumin

At Yumin, we develop our students’ writing skills progressively through the genre approach where our students are equipped with good writing skills and attitudes, and exposed to a wide variety of text types. 

P4 MLEA -  Ice-Cream Making 

Talent Management Programme

Structure

Verbal talent is the facility with language in its broadest forms – reading, writing and speaking that are recognisable by teachers. The verbally talented read well, avidly and at more advanced levels than their peers. They have advanced vocabularies that are evident in their writing and speech. They often write well, a reflection of their reading experiences. They often choose to read and write for pleasure. (MOE Gifted Education Branch, Curriculum Planning & Development Division)