Mother Tongue Tamil

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

Tamil Programmes / Events Levels Time
Mother Tongue Language Fortnight


Activities and Competitions include:

Tamil Cultural Camp

Singing competition

Mask Making Competition

Characterization Competition

Story Telling Competition

Poetry Recitation

Bookmark Making Competition


Essay Writing Competition

Oratorical Competition

Scrapbook Making Competition

P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Storybook Reading Programme P2 – P5 Curriculum Time
Writing Programme P3 – P4 Curriculum Time
Magazine Subscription and Reading P4 Curriculum Time
Comprehension Programme P4 – P5 Curriculum Time
Intensive Oral Package P5 – P6 Curriculum Time
iMTL Portal P3 – P6 Curriculum Time
Intensive Study Programme P6 June Holiday


2015 Primary School Tamil 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 TL learning
  • Story characters set in real-life situations that students can relate to, so as to better engage students in their learning of TL
  • 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 TL 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. The focus will be on Primary 3 level where TL teachers will design quality teaching and learning activities with the aim of strengthening students’ reading and/or writing abilities.