Pupils be competent in their Mother Tongue Language and understand their culture.
In line with MOE Malay Language vision of ‘Arif Budiman’, at the end of primary school, we hope that the pupils will know and understand the language and culture as part of the multiracial community in Singapore. We hope that the pupils are not only knowledgeable but able to contribute positively to society.
The ML department uses student-centred approach which focuses on teaching Malay Language in an interactive manner. With active pupils’ involvement, learning Malay Language will be a fun and memorable experience. This will help pupils to be active and competent users of the language.
Differentiated learning caters to pupils with different learning profile and ability. This gradually builds pupils’ competency and understanding in the language. Explicit teaching of Malay Language will help pupils to improve on their mastery of the language.
The ML syllabus focus on listening, speaking, reading, writing, written interaction as well as oral interaction skills. These skills are taught so that pupils are able to communicate and interact effectively and with confidence.
Extensive Reading Programme (ERP)
To inculcate the love of reading among Malay pupils, ML department carry out ERP in class daily. A variety of books are provided for pupils for them to read. Pre and post activities are carried out to encourage pupils to read. Pupils presented their work in class as part of post-activity.
ICT in Malay Language
To harness ICT in teaching of Malay Language, teachers explore ICT tools such as SLS, iMTL portal, Nearpod and Draw and Tell. These tools facilitate self-directed learning, collaborative learning and peer interaction. Pupils were given the opportunity to give peer feedback using the tools.
To cultivate the love of the language and culture, our department conducted a wide variety of activities such Storyboarding, Storytelling, learning about spices, kite-making and mock market for the lower primary. The upper primary pupils had the opportunity of learning the Kompang and Dikir Barat. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed these activities.
P4 Cultural Camp
Pupils were exposed to Malay traditional art and craft as part of the Cultural Camp. Pupils were given opportunities to make Wau, batik painting and paper weaving.
MTL Learning Journey
Our pupils loved to go on learning journeys! These authentic learning experiences such as to Bollywood Veggies and Botanical Gardens gave them plenty opportunities to interact in Malay Language with their peers and teachers and learn new knowledge and words. Learning outdoors is fun!