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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 / Events Level Time
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 – P6 Curriculum Time
Festival Celebrations – Hari Raya AidilfitriAll LevelsCurriculum Time
Intensive Reading Programme
Progressing Students
Curriculum Time
Extensive Reading Programme P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
iMTL / SLS Portal P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Reading Comprehension Package P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Writing / Composition Package P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Speaking Package P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Motivational Workshops P5 – P6 Curriculum Time
Remedial Programme Selected students After School Hours
Mother Tongue Support ProgrammeP3 selected studentsCurriculum Time / After School Hours
Higher Malay Pilot ProgrammeP4 selected studentsCurriculum 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.

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Festival Celebrations – Hari Raya Aidilfitri

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2015 Primary School Malay Language Curriculum & Instructional Materials

  • Rolled out starting with Primary 1 in 2015
  • Whole roll-out process completed with Primary 6 being the last level to implement the change
  • 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

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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.

The PLC discussion focus will be on 3 of the 6 teacher development areas spelt out in the Work Plan Seminar, namely Assessment Literacy, Differentiated Instruction and E-Pedagogy. 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.

Parents’ Workshop

Our teachers engage our parents with workshop annually. Each year, we will organize workshop for parents so as to provide them with better understanding of the Malay Language curriculum and assessment. Through the workshop, parents learn how to partner us in their child’s journey in learning the Malay Language. We also share with them tips on encouraging their children to use the Malay language as a living language at home. It was very heartening to see parents take time off to attend the workshop and participate actively with us.

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