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ELOP – English Language Oracy Programme

Oracy is seen as one of the essential pillars of children’s early development today. Through ‘talking to learn’ in the social context of the classroom, children are active participants in developing understanding and making knowledge and skills their own.

Oracy is broadly concerned with the complex ways in which language skills, interpersonal skills and thinking skills work together and affect each other in the social context of school. It emphasizes the vital role of listening and talking in children’s learning. The ability to listen actively, speak clearly, communicate fluently, and engage in a meaningful two-way interaction with others is seen as a vital, integral part of the process of children’s learning and academic development in English Language.

This programme is a 5-year English Language Oracy Programme (ELOP) which provides a platform for students to
  • Appreciate the English Language through creative ways 
  • Express themselves creatively through the English Language 
  • Appreciate good quality works of literature.
  • Work with peers to create works of literature   




Primary 1

  •  Enhance speaking skills
  • Learn creative expressions of the language through movement and drama skills
  • Build confidence in using the language

Speech & Drama

Primary 2

  • Build confidence and promote collaborative skills
  • Explore language use for interpretation and self-expression
  • Learn a wide range of expressive language through different media

Choral Reading

Primary 3

  • Enhance their oral skills and learn to engage with texts in a unique, enjoyable and gratifying way.
  • Learn to use reading and speech to portray characters, narration or exposition.
  • Learn to present in storytelling style to bring clarity and purpose through oral interpretation.
  • Build their ability to express themselves with fluency and confidence through the medium of oral storytelling

Story telling

Primary 4

  • Exposed to process of news making
  • Understand what makes a story newsworthy
  • Understand newswriting structure and that it has to be clear, concise and correct
  • Develop presentation skills

Little Journalist

Primary 5

  • Greater reading exposure for knowledge and information gathering
  • Enhance critical thinking skills
  • Present thoughts and views with clarity


Character Alive programme 
In CPS, we celebrate reading in a big way. We strive to make reading fun for the students by having Characters come Alive during our annual English Language Week. It is a fringe activity to arouse their curiosity in interesting characters found in stories. We actively encourage all students to discover the fun in exploring the different genres of literature. Students are given an opportunity to dress up as a character in their favourite story book and have a fun-filled day.

Ink–it Programme 
Scheduled timeslots are allocated to each class to visit the School Mutli- Resource Library where students will be treated to a story reading session by the teachers and be engaged in reading related activities. 

Collaboration with Parents 
To ensure our students enjoy the learning of English and are confident communicators in the language, we need parents’ support. 

Parents can help your child gain proficiency by providing English language reading materials at home. Show your child that learning English is both enjoyable and useful in daily life. Provide opportunities for your child to listen, speak, read and write the language.