Mother Tongue Chinese

Guiding Idea

A dynamic Mother Tongue Languages curriculum which builds a strong foundation in the languages among our students while providing them with a rich language learning environment to develop a love for learning the languages and appreciating the cultures.

Key Programmes

Chinese Programmes / Events Levels Time
Mother Tongue Language Fortnight


Activities and Competitions include:

Pen Calligraphy Competition

Chinese Calligraphy / Painting

Poetry Writing & Recitation

Essay Writing Competition

Puppet Making

Tea- Appreciation

P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme P3 After School Hours
Reading Programme P1 – P5 Curriculum Time
JoyReader Subscription & Reading P1 – P4 Curriculum Time / After School Hours
Magazine Subscription & Reading P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
iMTL Portal P4 – P6 Curriculum Time
Integrated Writing Programme P1 – P2 Curriculum Time
Integrated Composition Writing Programme P3 – P4, P6 Curriculum Time
Integrated Comprehension Programme P4 – P6 Curriculum Time
Intensive Oral Package P5 – P6 Curriculum Time
Intensive Study Programme P6 June Holidays


Other than these school-based activities, the department aims to stretch students’ capabilities and cultivate their love for the Chinese language through externally organised activities such as international online writing competitions, calligraphy competitions, drama workshops organized by cluster schools and/or external organizations.


2015 Primary School Chinese Language Curriculum & Instructional Materials

  • Greater emphasis on spoken & written interaction skills
  • Greater focus on authentic activities to better engage students and develop their communication skills
  • Continue to expose students to culture & values through MTL learning
  • Story characters set in real-life situations that students can relate to, so as to better engage students in their learning of MTL
  • Greater use of ICT e.g. videos, animations, digital interactive games etc.


Roll-out Year


Primary 1

Primary 2



Roll-out completed

Roll-out completed

Will be ready before the start of each academic year, i.e. 3A by the end of 2016, 4A by the end of 2017.

Primary 3


Primary 4


Primary 5


Primary 6



Professional Learning Communities

As the school journey along Phase 3 of Holistic Assessment, the CL PLC groups will continue to discuss and deepen their understanding and knowledge of assessment practices, so that assessment quality and learning in the classroom through Formative Assessment can be improved.  The focus will be on Primary 1 – Primary 4.

As ICT Master Plan 4 kicks in, all teachers will be engaged in designing quality teaching and learning with technology and sharing of teaching best practices during the PLC sessions. The focus will be on Primary 3 level where CL teachers will design quality teaching and learning activities with the aim of strengthening students’ reading and/or writing abilities.

Since 2016, our CL teachers have also been preparing for the assessment changes for 2017 New PSLE format. Primary 6 CL teachers will continue to work on designing an oral package to enhance Primary 6 students’ oral skills through the use of videos.