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 – P6

Curriculum Time


Intensive Oral Package



P5 and P6


Curriculum Time

iMTL Portal

P1 – 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. 5A by the end of 2018, 6A by the end of 2019.

Primary 3


Primary 4


Primary 5


Primary 6



Professional Learning Community


Through PLC, we hope to develop our teachers’ competencies in the teaching and learning of Malay Language in their respective levels or classes. Through lesson design and collaboration on teaching and learning practices based on the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), we seek to bring about improvement in a common area of concern such as pedagogy, teaching strategies and assessment, within the Malay Language curriculum. We want our teachers to share best practices and carry out deep reflection on their craft, so that there is continual improvement made in students’ learning progress and their learning experiences.