Primary 2 English

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Fundamental Years

Primary 2 programmes introduce your child to key concepts needed for middle primary school years. Your child will work on mastering the basics of each subject while exploring various topics that help them make a real connection between what they learn in school and the world around them. Communication, presentation of ideas and interaction with others remain an integral part of learning and development.

Your child will continue building on his or her foundation in the language by learning new concepts and expanding his or her vocabulary. There will also be increasing focus on his or her writing and reading skills.

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:

  • infinitives
  • “I” versus “me”
  • prepositions of time, transport and place

Skills and Techniques

Students refine their skills in the following key areas:

  • Speaking
    Students will develop their own personal opinions and express themselves in a coherent and confident manner.
  • 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 identify the structure of a story and write in sequence.

Learn writing techniques such as show-not-tell, character voice, and dialogue tags to make descriptions more vivid.

Practice using short and complete sentence structures to accurately depict people, places, things, and events.

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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:

  • amazing animals
  • our weird and wonderful world
  • from awareness to action