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VISION

Students are competent in using the English Language to communicate effectively in various situations, with various people and for various purposes.   

MISION

To develop and equip students with language skills to become active listeners, confident speakers, avid readers and competent writers necessary for effective interaction and communication.

EFFECTIVE PEDAGOGY (STELLAR)

We believe strongly in getting the basics right so that our students will leave BHPS at the end of Primary Six equipped with effective language skills which will allow them to access knowledge, pursue a desired course in the next lap of their education and become a lifelong learner.

STELLAR (Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading)

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For more information on STELLAR strategies, please visit http://www.stellarliteracy.sg/

SKILLS ENHANCEMENT

Literature Programme

The objective to build a culture of reading among the students and is targeted at students with interest and strength in the English Language. Books are selected based on their interesting story-lines which also reflect values and skills such as friendship and teamwork.  Through the deep reading of the stories coupled with interesting language activities, the students also develop creative and critical thinking skills.

Individualised Reading Programme (SRA Reading Laboratory)

A multilevel reading package using a wide array of quality factual and fictional selections encourages students to learn independently and at their own pace.  The materials are organized into a series of colour-designated difficulty levels that range above and below the average for that grade or age group to interest students in reading.  It also helps to develop a sense of personal responsibility in learning as students take charge of their own learning.

Speakers’ Corner (P3 to P6)

Articles from newspapers are used to develop students’ voice and perspectives.  Students read and discuss the topic posted every term using Cort thinking skills activities e.g. Plus, Minus, Interesting (PMI) and Consider all factors (CAF) before they post their comments on line in the MC Online Forum.

Effective Communication Series @ BHPS (Assembly)

Our school has adopted the Whole School Approach to Effective Communication (WSA-EC) which is an initiative by the English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS).  With the rising trend of students using non-Standard English (Singlish), we hope to encourage our students to use Standard English by raising the awareness of the use of Standard English.  During morning Assembly, teachers share good English Language tips with students to help the students recognise the difference between Standard English and Singlish. 

Interdisciplinary Learning Journeys

Learning Journeys are organised to provide students with opportunities to extend their learning and use of the English Language outside of the confines of the classroom. A Interdisciplinary approach is adopted to learn beyond the constraints of a single subject or content area making learning authentic. The students would embark on various follow up activities after the learning journeys either by in writing or oral classroom presentations on their experience. 

Enrichment Programmes

  1. Debate Competitions (P5 &P6)
  2. Creative Writing through Drama (P3 & P4)
  3. Poetry Appreciation (P1)
  4. Readers’ Theatre (P2)

TARGETED SUPPORT

Learning Support Programme (LSP)
The LSP is a specialised early intervention programme aimed at providing learning support to students who enter Primary 1 with weak English language and literacy skills. Students are identified for LSP through a systematic screening process carried out at the beginning of Primary 1. The objective of the LSP is to equip students with basic literacy skills so that they could access learning in the regular classroom.

Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)
The RRP is aimed at supporting Primary 3 students who still face consistent difficulty in reading in the English Language despite having completed the LSP in Primary 1 and 2.  The programme exposes students to a range of coping strategies for reading comprehension which will enable them to better manage their daily learning.

School-based Dyslexia Remediation Programme (SDR) 
 The SDR is a two-year intervention programme for Primary 3 and 4 students. These students are identified for support through a systematic screening process for dyslexia conducted at the end of Primary 2.  The programme is conducted in small groups by trained school personnel using a remediation curriculum designed by MOE Reading Specialists.