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Chinese Language

The school aims to cultivate pupils' interest in Chinese Language and further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through various platforms. 

Programmes are organised to engage pupils and support learning. These programmes include the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight programmes, language and cultural camps, overseas immersion trip, enrichment classes and Chinese theatre exposure programme. 

Key Programmes and Activities:

1) Mother Tongue Language Fortnight

Different programmes are conducted during the MTL Fortnight to create an environment for the learning of traditional culture.

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2) P3 Mother Tongue Language Cultural Workshop

Cultural activities are conducted to introduce traditional culture to Primary 3 pupils.


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3) P5 Hangzhou Immersion Trip (2018)

A Cultural Immersion Trip to Hangzhou was organized for selected P5 pupils during the June school holidays. During the six-day immersion programme, pupils and accompanying teachers were exposed to Chinese literature and culture. With a school-immersion trip to Jincheng Foreign Language School (金城外国语小学), our girls had the opportunity to experience school-life with their counterparts.

Touring Hangzhou was an incredible experience. The unique session on paper umbrella painting, scenic views of the West Lake and Leifeng Pagoda, and visits to Song Dynasty City and Tea Museum, had indeed captivated the hearts and interest of our pupils. On the last lap of the journey, pupils also toured the historic Mausoleum of General Yue Fei and learnt about his great contributions to the Song imperial government.

Apart from enriching pupils with knowledge, this platform has enabled them to cultivate self-reliance, independence and foster camaraderie.

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4) MT Reading Fiesta

The Mother Tongue Reading Fiesta is organised to promote reading of Mother Tongue storybooks amongst pupils, as well as to increase their confidence in using their own Mother Tongue.

Interactive and fun activities were planned to encourage pupils to read Mother Tongue storybooks. These include exhibition of pupils’ work; a prize redemption booth for pupils to redeem prizes based on the number of stars accumulated in their own reading booklets; borrow-a-book activity was available to encourage pupils to read more Mother Tongue books. Enhancing the fun element, a photo booth was available for students to pose with the provided props and take fun shots with their friends. Overall, students have enjoyed themselves during the fiesta.

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5) Chinese New Year Celebrations

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The Chinese New Year concert was a joyful event in SMPS. The performing arts group (Chinese Dance, International dance and Harmonica) put up a fabulous performance for the whole school. There were also sing-along sessions and acrobatics performances during the concert. This year, we invited the non-teaching staff to join us in our celebrations.

6) Learning with technology


Chinese reading activities were further enhanced with the use of an online reading tool where pupils were encouraged to read, attempt related activities and accumulate tokens. The tool provided a platform for cultivating good reading habits and motivated pupils to excel in reading. Other interactive platforms were also explored and used to provide greater support in learning of skills such as oral and writing through collaboration.

7) Level Competitions - P1 to P6

To create a vibrant MTL learning environment in school, level competitions are organised for all levels, such as story-telling, creative writing, language quizzes, etc. Besides aiming to raise pupils' Mother Tongue proficiency, the level competitions also serve as platforms for pupils to showcase their skills and talents.


Resources for Parents


1) Oracy eLand Parents brochure (English Version)
2) Oracy eLand Parents brochure (Chinese Version)
3) Reading list of CL Books 2018/2019. Click here to view the reading list.

Useful Chinese Websites

  1. 小学华文教材数码教学资源
    http://xuele.moe.edu.sg 

  2. 听说E乐园
    Oracyeland.moe.edu.sg 

  3. eZhishi  
    Index.html 

  4. 早报网
    www.zaobao.com.sg

  5. 我报
    www.mypaper.sg