JOY OF LEARNING, JOY OF TEACHING
Empowering & developing students to be confident, empathetic and effective communicators.
Framework & pedagogical approaches
Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading (STELLAR)
In Yumin, we adopt the recommended STELLAR programme which helps to strengthen students’ language skills. Some of the strategies used in the lower primary classrooms include Shared Book Approach (SBA) and Modified Language Experience Approach (MLEA). As students progress up the levels, teachers reinforce the learning of language skills through Supported Reading (SR) and Know-Want to know-Learnt (KWL).
These programmes aim to support students in their learning of literacy skills.
|Learning Support Learning Support Programme (LSP) for P1 & P2 students
||Reading Remediation Programme (RRP) for P3 & P4 students
||School-based Dyslexia Remediation Programme (SDR) for P3 & P4 students
|LSP is a specialised early intervention programme that provides additional support for students with weaker literacy skills.
||RRP aims to provide support for Pri 3 and Pri4 students who may struggle in reading with understanding.
||Students are identified for support through a systematic screening process for dyslexia conducted at the end of Pri 2.
Key Programmes & Learning Experiences
Book Character’s Day
Safe management measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted school processes but at Yumin Primary, teachers and students have learned to take the new norm in their stride, adapt, and make the most out of each day. For the school’s 2020 & 2021 Book Character Day, staff and students brought characters from their favourite books to life, dressing up and sharing about these characters with each other. The extra-fun part? They got to meet these characters while performing everyday tasks such as temperature taking, eating during recess, and walking along the corridors! We were even featured on MOE Facebook!
Learning Values through Books & Celebrating Genres
Books are powerful – not only do they allow readers to pick up language skills, they also teach and enable readers to gain insights on values through the characters and circumstances in the story.
In 2021, the English Department introduced and celebrated the genre of ‘Fantasy’. Not only were students recommended to a variety of books to enable them to appreciate this genre, but the department also showcased texts related to this genre that highlighted the school values of Perseverance and Integrity. This was a great opportunity for students to identify, explore and internalise the school values while learning about the features of the Fantasy genre.
Not only that, Yumin Champions applied what they had learned about fairy tales in the previous term, and tried their hand at creating their very own fractured fairy tales in the form of stories or comic strips. The response was overwhelming and many of our students proved that they were budding illustrators and writers!
Speech & Drama
Our in-house Speech and Drama Programme (P1 & P2) provides students with an opportunity to learn techniques necessary for effective communication while having fun!
The Moo-O Plus competition is an annual event that aims to cultivate in students, the love for the English Language, and motivate them to read and speak fluently and expressively in English through fun and engaging activities.
You may access National Library Board (NLB) website for its NLB catalogue and a list of eResources for primary school students. Enjoy!
Starfall.com is a free online resource that teaches children to read!