First Row from left:
Mr Premnath S/O Chandran, Mr Ng Kai Zhe Alan, Ms Janice Foo Mei Chien, Ms Jurveen Kaur, Ms Yong Lee Min, Ms Enda Wendy Chan, Mrs Winnie Teng (Leong), Ms Isabelle Gan Chai Hong, Mr Mohamed Rafik Osman Alkhatib
Second Row from left:
Ms Saranya D/O Asokan, Ms Siti Aisyah Binte Mohamed Yazid, Ms Sarah Chua Ai Tee, Ms Noor Amirah Bte Azman, Ms Viroshini, Ms Nur Diyana Bte Zakariah, Mdm Jamaliah Bte Sulaiman, Mdm Ralleeah Naina Mohamed, Ms Lin Shing Chi, Ms Chong Yoke Ting, Ms Gan Seow Ling
English is the common language that facilitates bonding amongst the different ethnic and cultural groups in Singapore. At the global level, English allows Singaporeans to tap into a knowledge-based economy where English is the main lingua franca of the Internet, of Science and Technology and of World Trade.
The English Language Syllabus 2020 for the Primary level focuses on the development, reinforcement and extension of language skills in the primary years through an enjoyment of the language and the promotion of extensive reading; and leveraging oracy, reading and writing skills to develop knowledge and independent use of the language.
Following the EL Syllabus 2020, the Westwood EL Department seeks to develop these competencies in our learners through the teaching and learning of EL to enable them to be:
Given the importance of 21 st century competencies, our desired outcomes for our learners will also include opportunities to develop the following core values:
At the end of their Primary School journey, all Westwoodians should be able to:
Listen to, read and view critically and with accuracy, understanding and appreciation, a wide array of literary and informational texts in standard English from print, non-print and digital networked sources
Speak, write and represent in standard English that is grammatical, fluent, intelligible and appropriate for different purposes, audiences, contexts and cultures
Use standard English grammar and vocabulary accurately and appropriately, and understand how speakers/writers put words together and use language to communicate meaning and achieve impact
‘The Creative Ink’ is an online compendium of wonderful writing pieces from our Westwoodians. This initiative aims to nurture budding writers in their creative expression and hone their critical thinking skills.
In this compilation, treat your senses to cleverly crafted acrostic and rhyming poems written by our lower and middle primary pupils. These poems are drawn from our pupils’ rich experiences and their close observations of the things around them. As you read the upper primary writing pieces, listen closely to what they have to say about topics close to their hearts. At Westwood, we believe that a writer exists in each of us. Through this platform, we are proud to showcase some of our flourishing writers’ works. As C.S Lewis aptly puts it, “Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things”. Our connoisseurs have dipped into their creative repository to pen down these pieces. We hope that this compendium will inspire Westwoodians to develop their passion for writing.
Photo Highlights of our EL Reading Bug Day (Term 1 2022)
Pupils came in a costume based on their favourite book. They get to share the love for reading by doing a book-sharing with their peers in class.
English Language Committee
Ms Yong Lee Min (HOD/EL)
Ms Jurveen (LH/EL)
Mr Mohamed Rafik Osman Alkhatib (School Staff Developer)
Ms Hiew Li Tiang
Ms Nur Diyana
Mrs Winnie Teng
Ms Noor Amirah
Ms Janice Foo Mei Chien
Ms Sarah Chua Ai Tee
Ms Ker Bee Lay