Features of English Curriculum

Deployment of NET in school

Three NETs are employed to take up the following duties:

  1. Co-plan and co-teach with P1 to P6 local English teachers
  2. Integrate phonics into lessons regularly.
  3. Help to implement the PM reading scheme in P2-P6 year bands
  4. To enhance teachers’ professional development
  5. Share-reading with pupils during morning reading time once a week
  6. Pleasant chat with pupils during recess, & PM reading lessons.
  7. To organize activities for pupils in morning assembly and life wide learning periods
  8. Help implement English activities with local teachers.

Extensive Reading Scheme
     1. The purpose is "reading to learn". Teachers encourage pupils to read books during PM reading lesson every week. When they finish reading the books, they need to complete the follow up activities such as writing simple book reports, designing book cover or bookmarks.We also have the Raz-Kids reading platform to encourage pupils’ independent learning and to cater student’s learning diversity. Teachers assign the storybooks to pupils according to their PM reading level. Pupils are required to read at least 1 story at home every week and finish the related exercises.

2. All 3 NETs are timetabled together to implement P2-P6 PM reading.

P2 – P3 PM reading classes:


Revise / learn the reading strategy through the graphophonic skill (e.g. phonics, blending, decoding, segmenting and word families) P4 – P6 PM reading classes:

Pupils are divided into 3 groups according to their reading ability (levels 1-9, 10-24, 25-30).
 While pupils are doing their independent reading, one local teacher takes 6 pupils of one group to do group reading once a week.
- While pupils are doing their independent reading, one NET do the reading running record for students frequently in order to trace their reading progress.

 Phonics Programme

The NETs have developed a phonic program for P1 to P6 pupils. The program is linked to the course book and the readers accompany it. A booklet with different phonic sounds and related tasks is distributed to every pupil every term.

Teacher Professional Development

  1. Relevant workshops about teaching and learning will be conducted for all English teachers.
  2. Every teacher is required to attend at least one English seminar / workshop held by EDB or other institutions.

New English Material Added to School-based English Curriculum

In order to raise pupils’ reading interestssample readings of different text types are introduced in a booklet named “Text Type Booklet” for each year band. Interesting topics such as invitation cards, diary, birthday cards, songs, poems or plays etc. are included in the booklet. Also, the “Writing Booklet” of different text types for each year band is used to help students develop writing skills in the systematic way.


 Peer Observation

  1. In order to encourage collaborative learning, four subject teachers of the same year band will prepare the lesson plan, design activities and discuss the teaching procedures together.
  2. Teachers observe lessons one another so as to learn and share teaching experiences from others. Every teacher needs to complete an evaluation form and give constructive comments after they finish watching lessons.

 English Enrichment Activities

  1. Pupils are encouraged to participate in school activities at different time. Activities include: NET-Chat Scheme, Penmanship Competition, Speech Festival, English Day, Writing Competition, Life-wide Learning, Scrabbles, English Drama, Odyssey of Mind, Puppet Theatre & New Zealand Study Tour etc.
  2. Joining these activities not only can help pupils relax themselves and build up confidence in speaking English, but also enable them to apply English to their daily lives.


English Fun Day                 New Zealand Study Tour         English Drama

Odyssey of Mind                Puppet Theatre                          Life-wide Learning