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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



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

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

P3 – P6 selected students

After School Hours

Intensive Programme


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.

Level Roll-out Year Remark
Primary 1 2015

Roll-out completed

Primary 2 2016
Primary 3 2017
Primary 4 2018
Primary 5 2019
Primary 6 2020

Will be ready
before the start of each academic year

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.