The English curriculum is guided by the Singapore Ministry of Education’s English Language Syllabus Aims, Principles of EL Teaching and Learning (CLLIPS) and Teaching Processes (ACoLADE).
Teaching and learning is designed to be meaningful and relevant to the worldview of students. Teachers help students achieve effective use of English through adopting a balance between systematic and explicit instruction to build a strong foundation in the language skills, grammar and vocabulary; and a contextualised, holistic and experiential approach to learning that will provide a rich language environment for developing language skills, grammar and vocabulary. Students’ effective language use will be achieved through the following approach – “A Strong Foundation and Rich Language for All”.
Through attention to corrective reading skills and basic literacy, a greater focus on oral communication through presentation and practice and greater attention on suitable pedagogy for the students, we hope to strengthen their foundation in the language.
There is a larger emphasis on reading and viewing widely short texts and readers with a suitable high interest content and a controlled vocabulary as we believe that such language exposure will broaden students’ experiences and give them meaningful contexts for learning English. Teaching is also differentiated according to students’ needs, abilities and interests.
As part of our efforts to engage students in reading, our curriculum includes the following:
- A weekly reading lesson infused in the curriculum to allow students to read for pleasure and discover the joy of reading.
- National Library Board led reading activities in the school library to spark the interest of reading amongst students.
- Exposure to different modes of reading such as reading E-books.
- Providing students with access to levelled readers to give them an optimal reading experience.
As part of our efforts to engage in differentiated teaching, our curriculum includes:
- A thematic approach to designing lesson units comprising a variety of themes that cater to different student interests.
- Small group intervention for students with different abilities.
- Use of individualised instruction to an entire classroom of readers at different levels.
English Language is spoken in almost all countries by millions of people and is a necessity in our daily interactions. Our goal in Spectra is to equip students with literacy skills and to prepare them to become self-directed learners and critically thinking individuals who can communicate and express themselves effectively in English. In Spectra, language learning will take place in environments which encourage communication and create opportunities for success, independent as well as collaborative learning.
|Junaidah Bte Haji Mohd Ishak||Head of Department – Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sally Eng Li Hwa||Subject Head – Englishemail@example.com|
|Kevin Joseph Francis||Year Head firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Denise Germaine Ong||Year Head email@example.com|
|Asraf s/o Salavan||Assistant Year Head firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faizal Bin Mohamad||Teacheremail@example.com|
|Geeta Rani d/o Primdas||Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Muhd Sabar Bin Adam||Teacheremail@example.com|
|Nirmala D/O K Balakrishnan||Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tan Meng Liang Victor||Teacheremail@example.com|
|Nur Huda Binte Mohammad Sidek||Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nurul Huda Binte Mohamed Hud||Teacheremail@example.com|
|Teo Siew Kuang||Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Valentino Lee Hok Chiong||Teacheremail@example.com|