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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 Language 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
Festival Celebrations - Deepavali All Levels Curriculum Time
Reading Programme P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Writing Package P1 – P6 Curriculum Time

Magazine Subscription and Reading P3 – P6 Curriculum Time
Newspaper Subscription and Reading P5 – P6 Curriculum Time
Comprehension Package P2 – P5 Curriculum Time
Oral Package P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
iMTL / SLS Portal P1 – P6 Curriculum Time
Remedial Programme Selected students After School Hours
Mother Tongue Support Programme P3 and P4 selected students Curriculum Time / After School Hours
Intensive Programme P6 June Holidays
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Festival Celebrations – Deepavali

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2015 Primary School Tamil 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 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

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Professional Learning Community

Through PLC, we hope to develop our teachers’ competencies in the teaching and learning of Tamil 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 Tamil 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 Tamil Language curriculum and assessment. Through the workshop, parents learn how to partner us in their child’s journey in learning the Tamil Language. We also share with them tips on encouraging their children to use the Tamil 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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