Primary 1 English


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Fundamental Years

Primary 1 programmes aim to familiarise your child with the academic and social conditions that are part of Primary school. Learning is informed by a strong sense of interest-building and helping your child to expand his or her awareness of people, places and things that are part of primary school curriculum as well as the wider world around him or her.

Building a strong foundation in Primary 1 will help your child to manage key changes this school year. Increasing your child’s confidence in using the language will help in communication, interaction, and learning. Find out more.

Content and Language Mastery

Students will learn basic grammar rules and thematic vocabulary that will help them to build a strong foundation in the language. These include:

  • parts of speech (such as pronouns, superlative adjectives, etc.)
  • tenses
  • idioms and synonyms

Skills and Techniques

Students refine their skills in the following key areas:

  • Speaking
    Students will develop their own personal opinions and gain confidence in public speaking.
  • Reading and writing

Students will learn to identify main ideas and key details of texts, as well as learn answering techniques.

Students will be taught how to write a story with logical sequence of events based on a series of pictures.

Learn basic writing techniques such as five senses description and dialogue to make descriptions more vivid.

Exposure to a variety of text types such as poems and posters.

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Contextualized Learning

Students will be introduced to a wide variety of themes that will help them to contextualize their learning in the real world and raise their social awareness. Key themes include:

  • technology and science
  • captivating cities
  • sport and entertainment