English Language Education Key Learning Area
The English Language Education Key Learning Area (KLA) is an integral part of the school curriculum that provides students with a wide range of learning experiences to enhance their:
- English language proficiency for study, work and leisure;
- personal and intellectual development, and social skills;
- cultural understanding; and
- global competitiveness.
The overall aims of the English Language Education KLA curriculum are:
- to provide every student of English with further opportunities for extending their knowledge and experience of the cultures of other people as well as opportunities for personal and intellectual development, further studies, pleasure and work in the English medium; and
- to enable every student to prepare for the changing socio-economic demands resulting from advances in information technology; these demands include the interpretation, use and production of materials for pleasure, study and work in the English medium.
The Subject Target of English Language is for learners to develop an ever-improving capability to use English:
- to think and communicate;
- to acquire, develop and apply knowledge;
- to respond and give expression to experience;
and within these contexts, to develop and apply an ever-increasing understanding of how language is organized, used and learned
I. P.1-3 (Space Town)
The Space Town Literacy Programme for KS1 (P.1-3) includes additional aspects such as e-learning, self-directed learning and a self-evaluation tool for students. The teaching of reading has been enhanced through the earlier introduction of guided reading and phonics strategies such as blending and encoding in P1.
The units of work have been revised to have two weeks of continuous shared reading lessons followed by two weeks of continuous process writing lessons with greater emphasis on the revising stage. More opportunities are provided for formative assessment within the lesson. The links between the textbooks and the units of work have been expanded through the introduction of comprehensive GE Support Packages. Space Town provides students with the opportunity to develop the ability to transfer their knowledge to new situations. In this programme, communicative language learning is the main focus, where the four skills are taught interactively and real-life situations are experienced in the classroom.
Our Native English Teachers co-teach with P.1- P.3 local teachers in the English Learning Centre, we align the G.E. curriculum with interesting readers to extend students’ vocabulary knowledge and provide them an authentic environment to use the language.
II. P.4-6 (Programmes)
P.4 Financial Education
The Financially Literate Schools Programme (2021-2022)
Financial education (FE) can help equip children with the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours, as well as values to better manage their money. School-based support from CUHK is provided to our school to ensure that they can formulate school-based action plans and guidelines for implementing FE in our school. The concept of this programme is based on the approach of ‘learn it, live it, teach it and embed it’. The programme combines five virtues; Prudence, temperance, honesty, diligence and responsibility, together with essential financial skills so that students can become good social citizen.
P.4 Seed Project (Network School)
“Building Character through Characters: Implementing Social and Emotional Learning in the English Language Classrooms through Stories” (2021-2022)
It aims to explore effective pedagogical practices with the use of story characters in support of values education and the development of generic skills.
P.4-P.6 School-based Support
EDB School-based Curriculum Development in Primary Schools (2018/2019/2020)
School support officers visit schools regularly to work closely with teachers in collaborative lesson preparation meetings and provide various kinds of services (e.g. talks, seminars, workshops, classes and sharing) to facilitate school-based curriculum development and investigate curriculum initiatives.
Native-speaking English Teachers (NETs) for Primary Schools
The objectives of the NET Scheme are as follows:
The Primary NET Scheme
- To provide an authentic environment for children to learn English;
- To develop children’s interest in learning English and establish the foundation for life-long learning;
- To help local teachers develop innovative learning and teaching methods, materials, curricula and activities suited to the needs of children in public sector schools; and
- To disseminate good practices in language learning and teaching through region-based teacher development programmes, such as experience sharing seminars/workshops and networking activities.
A Study Tour to Singapore
English Drama Show
English Quiz Show
English Fun Day
Space Town Go
Mr Josh’s English Site – Reading Heroes
Pearson Hong Kong (Longman Leap)
British Council learn English
HK Education City English Campus
BBC Story maker
Children’s story books
RTHK English in news
Starfall’s learn to read with phonics
The official Peppa Pig