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English

VISION

All students are confident and effective communicators.

  

MISSION

To equip students with English language skills and develop a passion for the language.

 

Department Members

No.

Department Members

Appointment

1

Mrs Janet Quek

HOD

2

Mdm Marlina

Level Head

3

Mdm Vicki Wan

Senior Teacher

4

Mrs Yow Hwee Peng

Senior Teacher

5

Mdm Nashita

Senior Teacher

6

Mrs Tan Li Min             

Assistant Year Head, Upper Consortium

7

Mdm Mary Chua         

LSP Coordinator

8

Mdm Nurul Nabila

Teacher

9

Mdm Aliz Lim

Teacher

10

Mrs Janis Chan

Teacher

11

Ms Nur Sakina

Teacher

12

Ms Pavitra

Teacher

13

Mr Low Meng Yen

Teacher

14

Ms Jen Gan

Teacher

15

Mr Razif

Teacher

16

Mdm Hartini

Teacher

17

Mr Seah Jin Yang

Teacher

18

Mrs Laura Bay

Teacher

19

Mdm Nurul Huda

Teacher

20

Ms Fronia Tang

Teacher

21

Mdm Harbans Kaur Kullar

Teacher

22

Mrs Amy Thomas

Teacher

Key Programmes


English Curriculum (Primary 1 to Primary 6)

The school adopts the Strategies for English Language Learning And Reading (STELLAR) which aims to strengthen our students’ foundation in literacy skills through a variety of learner-centred and developmentally appropriate pedagogical approaches using Big Books and authentic children’s text.

 

Learning Support Programme

Learning Support Programme (LSP) is an English Language early intervention programme aimed at providing learning support to students who do not have foundational literacy skills and knowledge for the Primary 1 English curriculum. 


Identified Primary 1 and Primary 2 students who are in the programme will attend English lessons conducted by our LSP teacher in small groups during curriculum hours so that greater attention will be given to each of them. 

 

School-based Dyslexia Remediation (SDR) Programme

School-based Dyslexia Remediation programme is a two-year intervention programme for Primary 3 and 4 students. These students are identified for support through a systematic screening process for dyslexia conducted at the end of Primary 2. The programme is conducted in small groups by trained school personnel using a remediation curriculum designed by MOE Reading Specialists.

 

Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)

The Reading Remediation Programme (RRP) aims to provide support for P3 and P4 students who still face consistent difficulty in reading in the English Language despite having completed the Learning Support Programme in P1 and P2. The programme exposes students to a range of coping strategies for reading comprehension which will enable them to better manage their learning in the regular classroom.

 

Little Red Dot (P3 to P6)

Each term, issues of Little Red Dot, a Straits Times supplement, is given to each class from Primary 1 to Primary 6 to expose students to current affairs and expository writing.  

 

D.E.A.R.

The first 5 minutes of the English lesson is set aside for silent reading. This aims to encourage the habit and love for reading.    


Good Morning, Rivervale!

 All Riverlites are given an opportunity to tell a story, recite poems, do choral reading or share a topic of their interest through zoom. Through this sharing, the students will develop and improve their oral presentation skills whilst boosting their self-confidence. Promotion of reading a wide genre of books is advocated through this platform.


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2021 Language Carnival

English department collaborated with the Mother Tongue department to hold a Language Carnival for Primary 1 and Primary 2. This aims to develop students’ passion for the languages, and arouse interest in learning them through these fun games. 


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