What English Language Skills Are Essential To Your P1?

Find out more below.

What English Language Skills Are Essential To Your P1?

Find out more below.

Word Attack Skills

WHAT?

The ability to select and apply a variety of techniques to decipher text.

WHY?

When learning to read, your child must know and use a combination of word attack skills to enable them to decipher text. By acquiring these skills, your child will confidently distinguish between sight words (i.e. memory words) and decodable words, and apply their skills accordingly to improve their ability to read fluently with good comprehension.

Word Attack Skills

WHAT?

The ability to select and apply a variety of techniques to decipher text.

WHY?

When learning to read, your child must know and use a combination of word attack skills to enable them to decipher text. By acquiring these skills, your child will confidently distinguish between sight words (i.e. memory words) and decodable words, and apply their skills accordingly to improve their ability to read fluently with good comprehension.

Reading Development: Accuracy, Fluency And Comprehension

WHAT?

Reading is the ability to make sense of text. Accuracy, fluency and comprehension are required to become a competent reader.

WHY?

Mastering the reading process requires reading letters in sequence and enunciating all sounds clearly without hesitation and understanding the meaning of the text. Mastering the reading process enables your child to become an independent reader.

Developing Advanced Language Skills

WHAT?

Success Stage 1 is a complete literacy programme catering to primary school students who are competent, independent readers. Focus activities throughout the structured WorkBooks develop your child’s advanced English language abilities in all language components, primarily in the areas of Composition Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary Usage, Stimulus-based Conversation, Reading Aloud, Written Comprehension and Examination Preparation.

WHY?

Your child needs a rich language environment in which they sequentially develop a strong foundation in all aspects of English communication. All activities in Success 1, 2 and 3 WorkBooks are geared towards progressively developing your child’s skills in preparation for the PSLE. Complementing individual attention and feedback from our teachers, the style of the tasks and questions within the WorkBook activities follow the primary schools’ examination requirements and the STELLAR criteria, guiding your child to achieve their personal best in their respective final-year examination.

Developing Advanced Language Skills

WHAT?

Success Stage 1 is a complete literacy programme catering to primary school students who are competent, independent readers. Focus activities throughout the structured WorkBooks develop your child’s advanced English language abilities in all language components, primarily in the areas of Composition Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary Usage, Stimulus-based Conversation, Reading Aloud, Written Comprehension and Examination Preparation.

WHY?

Your child needs a rich language environment in which they sequentially develop a strong foundation in all aspects of English communication. All activities in Success 1, 2 and 3 WorkBooks are geared towards progressively developing your child’s skills in preparation for the PSLE. Complementing individual attention and feedback from our teachers, the style of the tasks and questions within the WorkBook activities follow the primary schools’ examination requirements and the STELLAR criteria, guiding your child to achieve their personal best in their respective final-year examination.

Expressive Writers, Impressive Writing

WHAT?

CreativeWriting instructs and guides your child to excel in composition writing. Your child will be explicitly taught the structured process of writing narratives. This includes the language features of narrative writing, as well as gaining an understanding of the crucial elements in writing a story that make the reader want to continue and enjoy reading it.

Equipped with a greater sense of language awareness, your child will produce addictively entertaining compositions through arresting introductions, gripping climaxes and captivating conclusions.

WHY?

CreativeWriting is designed as an all-inclusive narrative writing skills programme to take your child’s composition writing to an advanced level. CreativeWriting guides your child in writing an impressive narrative through: 

  • Brainstorming, discussing and evaluating narrative ideas;
  • Enhancing creative thinking skills; Developing descriptive and figurative language;
  • Applying dialogue and expressive vocabulary;
  • Refining proofreading and self-editing skills;
  • Applying LCentral’s writing tips and techniques; and
  • Analysing model compositions to achieve high standards.

Expressive Writers, Impressive Writing

WHAT?

CreativeWriting instructs and guides your child to excel in composition writing. Your child will be explicitly taught the structured process of writing narratives. This includes the language features of narrative writing, as well as gaining an understanding of the crucial elements in writing a story that make the reader want to continue and enjoy reading it.

Equipped with a greater sense of language awareness, your child will produce addictively entertaining compositions through arresting introductions, gripping climaxes and captivating conclusions.

WHY?

CreativeWriting is designed as an all-inclusive narrative writing skills programme to take your child’s composition writing to an advanced level. CreativeWriting guides your child in writing an impressive narrative through: 

  • Brainstorming, discussing and evaluating narrative ideas;
  • Enhancing creative thinking skills; Developing descriptive and figurative language;
  • Applying dialogue and expressive vocabulary;
  • Refining proofreading and self-editing skills;
  • Applying LCentral’s writing tips and techniques; and
  • Analysing model compositions to achieve high standards.

Two Levels Of CreativeWriting

EXPLORING NARRATIVES

Following the Primary 3 Composition writing criteria as determined by MOE, Primary 1, 2 and 3 students work towards achieving Primary 3 writing outcomes.

UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVES

Following the Primary 6 Composition writing criteria as determined by MOE, Primary 4, 5 and 6 students work towards achieving Primary 6 writing outcomes.

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