Yao Dao’s NET Team
Let’s meet Yao Dao NET team! They are Miss Silva, Miss Joella, Miss Ann, Mr Morgen and Miss Nisha. Our Primary One students start building up a sound phonological foundation in their everyday lesson with the NETs and local English teachers. Adopting Australia’s “Get Reading Right” synthetic phonics curriculum, students learn from the smallest unit of sounds and blend them to construct the sounds of words step by step.
Fun-packed phonics game – “Fly Swatter”.
“Get Reading Right” synthetic phonics curriculum – Miss Joella revisit the phonemes with 2A students.
Miss Ann and Miss Ho revisit the alphabets with 1C’s students.
Mr Morgen and Miss Wu help students to note the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters.
Miss Joella’s shares interesting books with students.
Phonics games with Miss Silva
Recess activities: board games with NETs
Miss Nisha helps students with their homework.
21-22 Book Character Day
To promote the enjoyment of reading, the Book Character Day was held in July. All P1-3 students had a memorable experience on that day. Apart from sharing their favourite books in class, three parallel sessions were arranged for students to have different activities. In the school hall, students dressed up as their favourite book characters and had a runway walk with their teachers and Principal Chung. Best costumes awards were given to students. In the covered playground, students played stall games and won prizes. They also watch a movie “Sing 2” in the activity room and participated in a fun quiz while they were watching the movie.
|In three parallel sessions, Primary 1-3 students took part in three different activities – Story Time & Book Character Fashion Show, Stall Games and Learning English through Movies.|
|Who’s behind the mask of the legendary superhero? Even the princesses are eager to find out.||Another Spider-Man is spotted lining up for stall games with Anna and Woody in the covered playground. Who knows they are besties?|
How many princesses can you spot?
They are EVERYWHERE!
|Lovely princessed posing for eager cameras.||Enjoying the moment with their teachers.|
|Lining up for fun-filled stall games.||Running down the stage? Is Rapunzel late for her date with Flynn?|
|Watch out Vegeta! Thor’s trying to ambush you from the back!||“Voldermort didn’t give me the iconic Harry Potter scar. My mum did it this morning with her waterproof eyebrow pencil!” explained the student.|
School-Based Curriculum And Task Books
Language Arts Curriculum (P1-2)
P1 and 2 students learn tartget vocabulary and grammatical items through picture books, chants, songs and story videos. In each term, a module is selected from the text book and students’ learning of the module is constructed with various language arts materials and e-learning games.
Language Arts Curriculum (P3-6)
Students learn how to use the target vocabulary and grammatical items from reading storybooks which are carefully selected by teachers. Through fun-packed shared reading sessions in class, interesting storybooks with thought-provoking morals are introduced to students. Coupled with levelled activity sheets, students’ learning are further consolidated.
“Arnie the Doughnut” by Laurie Keller
“Pig Will and Pig Won’t” by Richard Scarry
“The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson
Cross-Curriculum Reading And Writing
P5 – Journey to the West
After students read the classic story’s Chinese and English version, teachers guide students to summarize their learning of the main characters using drama-in-education (DiE) convention “role-on-the-wall”. They also wrote about their favourite character in the classic novel.
Additional Dimensions To Traditional Homework
|Introduce the favourite book character, Julian from Enid Blyton’s “Famous Five”, for Show & Tell video submission homework.|
|Confidently record a video for the recording homework “My Mother”.||Read aloud recording homework “In the Park” in a video and uploads to Seesaw.|
Yao Dao’s English Ambassadors shoulder the important responsibility of promoting our school to guests ranging from principals and teachers from other schools and parents of prospective students. They are all all-rounders who are proficient in English, Cantonese and Putonghua. They also have various opportunities to learn and take part in competitions and activities outside school. In their regular training, students are introduced to different genres such as English drama, English debate and poetry.
Various e-learning tools are adopted in English lessons to actively engage students to learn.
The competitive and interactive nature of these tools makes learning fun, exciting and most importantly, immediate feedbacks are provided for teachers and students to enhance learning effectiveness.
3-day Immersion Programme
(Singapore’s Admiralty School → Yao Dao)
The 3-day Immersion Programme is part of an annual exchange programme for students from Singapore’s Admiralty Primary School and Yao Dao’s students. Every year, our Singaporean buddies come and have lessons with their buddies. They experience what it’s like to be Yao Dao students in lesson time and also in recess time. Most importantly, students from both schools are able to have vibrant exchanges about the way they learn and their cultures.
Singapore English Study Tour
(Yao Dao → Singapore’s Admiralty School)
Another integral part of the Exchange Programme is the Singapore English Study Tour. After hosting the Immersion Programme for their buddies, some of our P5 students are able to experience the Singaporean way of learning in Admiralty Primary School with their buddies. They also learn English through interacting with the friendly and helpful Singaporean when they go sightseeing in various tourists’ attractions.
Adaptation Course (P1)
P1’s Adaptation Course enables a smooth transition for kindergarten students to adapt to their new English learning environment in Yao Dao. Students revisit their learning from the basics – how to write the upper case and lower case letters correctly, to simple greetings as well as basic classroom instructions.