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P4 and P5 Mother Tongue Learning Journey
7 Nov 2017
On 7th November 2017, our P4 and P5 pupils went for a learning journey to Live Images of Singapore and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum as well as S.E.A Aquarium respectively. The objective of this learning journey was to enable pupils to learn their Mother Tongue languages in a more authentic and engaging way beyond the classroom setting. With the learning journey, pupils were exposed to different kinds of vocabulary, which they might not have learnt in their textbooks.
With the S.E.A aquarium, pupils were exposed to various marine wildlife and environment. As for Live Images of Singapore, pupils acquired knowledge related to the historical events which took place as well as significant figures in Singapore’s past.
The MTL Learning Journey proved that the learning of one’s Mother Tongue could happen beyond the classroom walls but one could also learn through the use of technology. Keeping abreast with 21st century skills, pupils utilised tablets to answer the questions through NearPod during the learning journey.
Teaching and learning of Mother Tongue languages need to be kept relevant so as to cater to the needs of IT-savvy pupils.
MTL Fortnight Finale and Showcase
7 Jul 2017
To conclude the annual MTL Fortnight activities in Guangyang Primary School, the showcases for the three different languages were held concurrently on 7th July 2017. Parents were invited to the showcases and watched the fruits of labour by their children. Pupils of all levels had worked very hard and contributed in one way or another towards the showcases.
The highlight of the showcases was the different performances by various levels of Mother Tongue groups. Through performances such as drama and poetry recital, our pupils had opportunity to become confident speakers of their Mother Tongue Languages. The annual MTL Fortnight activities also aimed to instil a sense of pride amongst our pupils in their learning of Mother Tongue and expose them to their own cultures. All in all, it had been an enriching experience for both pupils and their parents as well.
17 Oct 2017
Guangyang Primary School celebrated Deepavali in Term 3. Few weeks before the celebration, pupils were diligently doing their Deepavali artwork during art lessons. These art pieces were used for the Classroom Decoration Competition. The Primary 1 and 2 pupils did colouring, the Primary 3 and 4 pupils made Deepavali cards for their Hindu teachers and classmates, while the Primary 5 and 6 pupils created Deepavali rangoli designs to add a pop of colour in their classrooms.
On the day of celebration, pupils and staff were dressed in their ethnic costumes. Pupils and staff then showcased their colourful costumes at the Fashion Parade. During the celebration, pupils also learnt about the significance of Deepavali.
The highlight of the celebration was the mass dance taught by the teachers, and pupils were taught simple dance moves. The whole school then danced a simple Indian dance item together.
The celebration ended with the school leaders giving out goodies to the staff and senior citizens from Bishan East CC. It was a joy celebrating Deepavali together!
Christmas Celebration cum P6 Graduation 2017
16 Nov 2017
Guangyang Primary School celebrated Christmas and P6 Graduation during the last week of school in Term 4. One week before that, Christmas decorations were put up and the whole school was immersed in the festive atmosphere.
On the day of celebration, pupils and staff were dressed in their festive clothing. During the celebration, pupils learnt about the origins of Christmas.
The highlight of the celebration was the recycled Costume Competition whereby every class competed within the same level to create the most interesting and creative Christmas-themed costume using recycled materials.
Through this activity, the school provided opportunity for pupils to display their creativity by using recycled materials. Most importantly, the pupils were able to display TEAMWORK through this activity as they worked together to create their own class costume.
P6 pupils also presented a wonderful performance as a closure of their primary school life. The thanksgiving segment was the most touching part of the celebration, whereby P6 pupils gave letters to their parents to thank them for their care and support for them. A video of their school life throughout the 6 years was shown, many pupils and parents were moved to tears.