- To develop 21st century learners who love & appreciate Tamil Language
- To inculcate cultural values through authentic platforms
Curriculum Structure and Key Programmes
Besides the effective use of the curriculum materials,
guidebooks and resources from AST (TL unit), Manavar Murasu, OPAL, MK small
readers and Sutti Mayil magazine are additional support infused in the
curriculum for teaching and learning at the TL classroom.
|Key Classroom Focus||School-Wide Activities|
Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities (P1-P6)
Tamil Reading Programme (P3-P6)
Reading Awards (P3-P6)
Sutti Mayyil Supplementary Reader (P4-P6)
Cultural Camp (P2)
Cultural Exposure via Learning Journey (P5)
Pedagogical Approaches / Strategies
The Singapore Teaching Practice serves as a guide for our teachers to plan and customize their lessons for their classes. Lessons are customized to arouse students’ interest and ignite the joy of learning Tamil Language. The key focus are as listed:
Other Events / Programmes
- Enrichment Programmes
Mother Tongue Fortnight Activities (Term 1)The lower primary students participated actively in WOW (Week of Wonder) projects where they explored and learnt more about their culture beyond the classroom routines. They were curious and went in search for their answers using the IPAD, interviewed parents and visited the school herbs garden. Teachers conducted food demos at class to get students to learn on an authentic platform.
The Primary 4 students were engaged in word challenges using Tamil scrabble cubes and board games. Primary 5 students were exposed to theatre works appreciation where they learnt about the appropriate voice modulations and facial expressions necessary for a play. They were event treated to watch a play – Shadow Puppetry at the Tampines Hub by AKTheatre. The Primary 6 students went in search of the Evolution of the Tamil Language in Singapore and the People behind all the hardwork.Mini-classroom based research study by AST, MTTSSelected students from Primary 4 were engaged in a mini classroom based research study. Master teachers from AST conducted a 5-week session on enhancing writing skills of these students.
D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read Programme)
Use of MK readers to enthuse a keen interest in reading for selected Primary 4 students. Lessons are conducted weekly using the modified SBA.
[For Parents] – MTL E-Oral Workshop
Parents of students in Pri 5 and 6 were invited for the workshop so that they are well informed of the new MT exam format for PSLE Oral exam. They were also given pointers and support in helping to guide and coach their children at home.
- Participation in External Events or Competitions
Congratulations to all our participants:
1) Tamizhodu Vilaiyaadu Competition 2018 – Emerged as Quarter Final Winners
2) Tamil Translation Workshop for Primary 5 students in April 2018
3) E5 Tamil Language Cluster Festival in April 2018
4) Code & Play Programming workshop for Primary 5 students in September 2018
5) Tamizhodu Vilaiyaadu Competition 2019 – Emerged as Quarter Final Winners