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Activities And Programmes 


Extensive Reading Programme 


The Extensive Reading Programme provides reading opportunities and oral language support to Primary One and Two pupils who need help with the English Language. The Programme takes place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11.30 a.m.  to 12.00 p.m.
 
There are two different reading activities in the Extensive Reading Programme - Buddy Reading and IBM Reading Companion.
 
Pupils attending the Buddy Reading activity are paired with good readers to read books from the Ginn Readers Graded Series. Besides reading, the buddy tutors also discuss the pictures in the books. After all the books in one level have been read, the pupils will complete a reading activity before moving on to the next reading level.
 
The IBM Reading Companion is carried out in the computer laboratory. Pupils read a selected range of e-books at their own pace. The software keeps a record of the books read by pupils. The software also tracks the sounds and words that pupils can and cannot read. At the end of the term, pupils are given the detailed summary of their performance.





KidsRead programme 


The KidsRead programme is a joint partnership together with National Library Branch (NLB). The objective of the KidsRead Programme is to promote the love of reading among the pupils in Primary One and Two who are from low-income families.


The KidsRead Programme takes place on selected Fridays from 10 a.m to 11 a.m, under the supervision of teachers and parent volunteers. Secondary school students are deployed as reading buddies. NLB provides the books and conducts the training for the reading buddies.
During each one hour session, pupils first listen to a story told by one of the volunteers. Next, pupils proceed to complete some activities related to the story, facilitated by the volunteers. Lastly, pupils do independent reading.


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Literature Programme


To encourage reading and promote the reading of age-appropriate books, we have a Literature Programme for Primary Three and Four pupils. Books such as award winning author EB White’s Charlotte’s Web and popular children’s writer Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are among some of the books that are used in the programme. Pupils start by discussing the plots and the characters, and work towards tasks such as writing scripts for readers’ theatre and dramatising scenes.

 


Recess Nursery Rhyme/ Story 


The Recess Nursery Rhyme/ Story Programme aims to provide reading opportunities and oral English Language support through nursery rhymes and stories for lower primary pupils. It is carried out on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the last five minutes of the Primary One and Primary Two recesses.

Held at Si Ling Esplanade’s performance stage, the teacher begins the session by reciting a nursery rhyme before getting the pupils to join in.
In Term 3, story reading will commence. The teacher will read excerpts from library books and encourage pupils to visit the library to borrow and read the books if they are interested in the story and wish to find out more.