1. School-based English Language Activities
Halloween Activity and Language Room Activity could arouse students’ interests in learning English. Students could learn and practise their phonetic and listening skills in a fun and interactive way. One-minute Talk (P.1-3) and Two-minute Talk (P.4-6) are held throughout the school year in order to enhance students’ oral presentation skills and boost their confidence in public speaking. This year, students will share proverbs and fables based on different themes so as to instill positive values and good qualities of being good citizens.
2. P.1-6 Self-Learning Programme
Pupils record new words learnt from GE/ readers/ storybooks/ newspaper etc. on a Self-Study Record Book. Challenges, which require students to integrate vocabulary items and the language focus of each chapter in solving various tasks, are also included. Those tasks could help develop students’ problem solving skills and creativity. Besides, grammar notes are provided for students so as to assist students in understanding the language focus.
3. P.1-6 Journal
Pupils can write on given topics to promote their writing skills and creativity.
4. School-based Process Writing Programme
Process writing is used which focuses on the development of pupils’ writing skills through the various steps involved in drafting, revising and editing a piece of work.
5. P.1-3 DTS Programme
Learning English in the NET scheme program at Hennessy Road Government Primary School (Causeway Bay) is purposeful and fun. The LETs and NET work together to provide an environment that is engaging and supports building the confidence of our students to take risks to communicate in English. The teachers implement a school-based English Language curriculum that embraces DTS (Development of Text Sets), which opens the door for rich multimodal resources that students enjoy out of school into the classroom. The themes and concepts of the DTS units are derived from the Primary Longman Elect text book topics and draws learning targets and objectives from the ELE KLACG's strands of experience, knowledge, attitude and values and language skills.
6. P.4-6 Enhancement Progrmme
A native-speaking teacher is hired to further develop pupils’ oracy skills through games and authentic language-rich environment established. Pupils are encouraged to communicate and express themselves in English fluently and accurately. Besides, Reading across the Curriculum will be implemented so as to expose students to authentic texts and connect knowledge learnt in other subjects with English Language learning.
8. Bridging Courses for P.1 and P.6 pupils
A bridging course is provided for Primary 1 in the first teaching week of September. They learn some basic greetings, classroom language, classroom rules and revised the alphabets with teachers. They also know more about the people at school in NET lessons. Dictation syllabus is given to pupils at least two weeks prior the dictation in order to let them get used to the format of dictation and enjoy more revision time.
For Primary 6 pupils, secondary school’s interview workshops are provided in order to prepare pupils to do self-introduction and showcase their strengths during interviews. Pupils can also develop presentation skills and interaction strategies in the workshops. To cater for learner’s diversity, speaking enhancement classes are provided for individuals after school. Besides, a student’s talk is organized for pupils to get familiar with the format and question types of Hong Kong Attainment Test.