The Learning Lab’s primary school English programme builds on the thirst for knowledge cultivated in preschool to build a strong foundation in English for primary school. Our English programme develops our students’ writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, enhancing their overall language appreciation and mastery.
With an unrivalled track record over the past 16 years, our curriculum is developed with a strong understanding of the MOE syllabus and applies the best practices from both local and overseas top-ranking schools.
Using a structured approach, our nurturing teachers equip our students with the skills to excel in critical examination components. Our curriculum includes hands-on practices, which reinforce essential examination techniques such as sentence construction skills, passage and question analysis, clue-sourcing, writing techniques and crafting exam-savvy responses. Students also hone their oral communication skills through activities like individual presentations that are done twice a term.
Our teachers employ interactive approaches to each lesson, incorporating visual media and in-class discussions of case studies on global figures and issues. This develops students’ critical thinking skills and an interest in current affairs. Teachers also introduce excerpts from some of the best works from children’s literature to encourage a love for reading. As part of revision, our teachers follow up closely with each child’s English Journal, a simple notebook that allows students to pen down key grammar rules and any new vocabulary learnt.
The Learning Lab’s curriculum is also specially developed to expose students to some of the best features of the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) and the mainstream curriculum. Ample focus is placed on the development of critical reasoning skills as well as creativity. Through case studies of current affairs as well as exposure to the best works from celebrated authors, students are introduced to interactive, thought-provoking lessons that will enable them to think beyond the confines of the classroom.
These are the steps we help our students take to become global and world-ready citizens.
Structured grammar and sentence construction modules to reinforce key grammar rules and concepts
Comprehension practices focusing on question analysis and clue-sourcing techniques
Cloze passage practices to help students reinforce clue-sourcing techniques and build up their repertoire of vocabulary
Composition and creative writing exercises to help students explore their creativity and hone their plot planning and writing techniques.
Key vocabulary phrases are introduced in word banks that students will receive with every composition practice.
Oral practices with personalised feedback before the mid-year and year-end examinations
Mock practice test papers every term to help students learn examination strategies and review key concepts and techniques
Media studies to reinforce comprehension and critical thinking skills through a visual medium