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Mother Tongue



Curricular Objective

The Mother Tongue Language Department seeks to develop competent Mother Language learners through instilling greater ownership of

learning, as well as developing pupils' appreciation and promoting their interest in the learning of Mother Tongue Language and Culture. We

believe that every child should strive to excel in the daily use and application of the Mother Tongue Language.


Holistic Assessment tasks for P1 and P2






-reading of Hanyu Pinyin and CL characters(CL)

-sight words(ML)


-short passages




based on a topic




 based on a picture

-Show and Tell(P1)

-Book Review(P2)


-listen to statements & choose the correct picture

-listen to statements & answer MCQ questions

-listen to short stories & answer MCQ questions



-Paper & pencil test

- sentence writing

-writing a paragraph based on a picture (P2)



Cultural Activities

(I) Celebrations of major ethnic events

- To promote racial harmony and cohesion, the Mother Tongue Department will anchor the  celebration of the four major ethnic events:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Hari Raya
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Deepavali

(II) Mother Tongue Language Fortnight

- During the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight, a series of fun filled cultural and language activities will be conducted to enrich

the pupils' experience in the learning of the Mother Tongue Language.


MOE Recommended CL Booklist



Mother Tongue Language Committee

Ms Yap Hui Tee

Ms Koh Kah Neng

Ms Ng Ley Huey

Mdm Liu Hua

Mdm Nurul Aini Binte Ajmain

Ms Siti Juwani Binte Abdul Rahman

Ms Tan Sze Yi

Mdm Wei Junying

Ms Wong Sheang Yun