Mother Tongue Malay

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

Malay Language Programmes and Events



Mother Tongue Fortnight


Activities and Competitions include:

Malay Cultural and Language Camp

Poetry Recitation

Bookmark Making Competition

Choral Singing

Literature in Education Series

Malay Cultural Workshops

Traditional Games

Dikir Barat / Silat

P1 to P6

Curriculum Time

Intensive Reading Programme

Lower Progressing Students

Curriculum Time

Extensive Reading Programme

P1 to P6

Curriculum Time

Magazine Subscription and Reading

P1 – P6

Curriculum Time

iMTL Portal

P3 – P6

Curriculum Time

Writing Programme

P1  - P6

Curriculum Time

Motivational Workshops

P5 and P6

Curriculum Time

Intensive Programme  P6  June Holidays

Other than these school-based activities, the department aims to stretch students’ capabilities and cultivate their love for the Malay language through externally organised activities such as ML story telling Competition, writing competitions and Cepat Tepat.


2015 Primary School Malay 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 ML learning
  • Story characters set in real-life situations that students can relate to, so as to better engage students in their learning of ML
  • 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 Community

As the school journey along Phase 3 of Holistic Assessment, the ML PLC group 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. Since 2016, our ML teachers have been preparing for the assessment changes for 2017 New PSLE format. ML teachers will continue to work on designing an oral package to enhance Primary 5 and 6 students’ oral skills through the use of videos.