Wednesday, 28 September 2011


English Week Report 2011
SJKC Gau San, Pontian.
English Week is a week where a variety of language activities are carried out in order to provide ample opportunity and time for the use and practice of English Language among the pupils. It is also organized to arouse realization of the importance of the English Language as a second language in this country and also as an international language.

1.   To provide enrichment activities and cultivating interest in the English Language.
2.   To build up the pupil’s proficiency and confidence in the use of the English Language.
3.   To promote unity and fellowship among teachers and pupils.
4.   To provide effective language learning and opportunities to the use of the laguage.
5.   To provide the opportunity to learn the language through ICT.
6.   To give a balance education to the pupils with emphasis on both academic and extra-curricular activities

“Having Fun with English”

Duration of the programme : One week ( 5/8/2011 – 15/8/2011)

Target Group : All students from Year 1 to Year 6

Advisors:                     Mr. John Wai Fong
                                       Madam Siti Nor Aman    
Head Coordinator:      Madam Teo Siw Luan 
Asst. Coordinator:      Madam Joanne Ng Siew Ling
Secretary:                     Madam Foo Ai Kheng
Treasurer:                     Mr. Muhamad Nurjuwaidi Bin Jaafar
Committee Members:   Mr. Neo Sau Ying
                                       Miss Lee Siao Chin
                                       Mr. Toh Wei Jye

1)         Prizes (Document Case) & Wrapping Paper                 RM70.00
2)         Prizes (Books for Spelling Bee)                                     RM33.2       
                                                            Total                           RM100.20       

1)         English Quiz ( Year 4 )
            Kaurunisan Binti Fasta              -           4 Merah
            Daniel Chew                                -           4 Merah
            Cheong Meng Hao                    -           4 Kuning 

2)         Spelling Bee ( Year 5 )
            Desmond Au                             -           5 Merah           -           1st
            Charles Ling Ling                     -           5 Kuning          -         2nd
            Gerald Chua                              -           5 Merah            -           3rd

3)         Scrabble Competition ( Year 6 )
              6 Merah

Activities Clues and Benefits
English Corner
English corner can help students to be more successful in many ways. Regular reading for pleasure can:
* improve vocabulary
* increase reading speed
*improving reading comprehension
*help improve reading
*give you a chance to gain more knowledge
*provide examples of the many different ways people speak and write in English
*Display pupils works
English Corner

Nursery Rhymes 
Learning nursery rhymes is good for children and helps them in learning language. Studies link knowledge of nursery rhymes to learning to read, spell, and phonological awareness. The rhyme and rhythm of the simple rhymes helps children develop language skills for reading and speaking. They help increase vocabulary in a fun and silly way that kids love. Reading and singing nursery rhymes to your child will help them learn and grow in their language and literacy skills.
Rhymes -The Little Teapot
Story Telling / Singing
Storytelling is an excellent way for students because stories ignite student interest, help students create vivid mental images and stories activate the thinking process. Stories form a framework for connecting events and concepts. This helps students better understand and later recall information. Stories provide depth to a concept going beyond a fact, a definition, or an outline of textbook material. Students also can create their imaginative skill in story telling.
                                                     Story Telling - The Tiger & The Wolf

Story Telling - The Wonderland
Song - Marry Had A Little Lamb
Scrabble Competition
  • Scrabble provides fun for the students, the game requires players to spell the words based on previous words that have been spelled on the board. It provides many advantages such as:-
The first and foremost advantage to Scrabble is spelling. The entire game is based around spelling. Not only are you required to spell words yourself, but you view words that other players spell as well. This serves to increase and boost up your vocabulary and have a better grasp on the spelling of words. This can be extremely advantageous for young children who are at a stage where their vocabulary is expanding at a rapid rate.
Scrabble Competition

Creativity and Strategy
One aspect of the mind that Scrabble forces the player to use is creativity. When playing each word, the player must be able to creatively think of a word that will play off of a previously spelled word. This requires creative use of the letters that the player has. Some players even seek to play words in specific areas—as different spaces on the Scrabble board can garner more points than others.

Especially useful for children, playing Scrabble also requires basic math skills. Each letter in the game has a point value, and spaces on the board will often require the player to multiply that point value; so players use math after playing each word. As the game requires basic addition and multiplication, it can sharpen any player’s math skills, while not over-burdening him with complex mathematics.
Scrabble - Spelling

 Tele-Match Games
Shared fun and laughter is healthy for individuals and groups. The main objectives are
to create teamwork, communication, sportsmanship, leadership, strategies and
being creative with their team members. Release tension and stimulates creativity are the benefits of this games.

Tele Match Competition
Fun with English (Using Computer) 
Games can be more than simple entertainment. Games can offer an opportunity to improve ESL skills through interactive play by using computer.
§           Hand-Eye Coordination - Yes, this is awesome. Research has shown that people who play video games more often have better hand-eye coordination than people who don’t play video games.
§           Language - Playing video games improves English; I know myself how much I have learnt from playing video games. So this is a great way to get your students to get going with the English language.
§           Stress - People who play more video games are less likely to become stressed. I believe this is mostly because a game can put you in a stressful situation sometimes (the good adrenaline-stress). This can then help to make some situations to be “less-stressful” for us, so it doesn’t activate any stress hormones like it usually does.
§           Faster/Better Reaction Time - Yes this is a very logic one, but a damn good one! As it says, you get a faster and better reaction time for playing video games more often. This can be good especially when it comes to reflexes. Faster reflexes can save a life one day, or maybe even saving you some money – avoiding something to drop onto the floor.
§           Solving, Motivation & Cognitive - Playing video games will improve your solving-, motivation- and cognitive skills. And improving your motivation “skill” is very good. Motivation is needed to live “better”.
§           Better Vision – You never expected this one I’m sure. But playing video games is said to improve your vision. I believe this is mainly due to the big attention spent with our eyes on the screen. Trying to pick out small details against the background and things like that.
§           Improved “Team-Play” - Playing video games improves your ability to work with others in team. Especially if you are playing video games that aim’s solo – pretty logic indeed.

Student Using ICT For English Lesson & Games

Summary of Advantages & Disadvantages of the programme
Students and teachers were also asked what of the activities in English Week they found most beneficial to them. The following represents some of the responses received.

Year 2 Merah – Wong Jia Jun
I think that the story telling is a very good experience for students because this helps
us to improve our English skill. I have learnt how to make my speech interesting. It has taught me how to be brave when standing in front of lots of people and making a speech. I am
confident in myself and am no longer afraid to stand up to present my speech in front of people. I think it is a good experience and taught me how to be a confident speaker.

Year 6 Kuning – Lee Shao En

Being at the booth and directing other students to play the scrabble games and explaining the materials of our board helped me absorb a lot of new vocabulary.

Year 3 Kuning – Lan Jia Wen

What I learnt was team spirit and cooperation and realized that without which, work remains an unfinished business.

Miss Lee Siao Chin – (Committee Member)

The English Day in 2011 was terrific! About 480students from SJKC GAU SAN participated in the activities organized by us. Before this, we were quite worried about conducting the activities, as we have little experience with holding such a big programmed, yet everything went smoothly. Every one of the leaders demonstrated great leadership skills and the kids were very active in attending the games. This gave us full confidence and we enjoyed the games with them too. Apart from having a joyful time, this prorgamme taught us how to be responsible leaders and helped us polish our Speaking skills. Lastly, we thank Mr. John Wai Fong and Pn. Siti Nor Aman for giving us this valuable opportunity and fortraining us. Without their valuable help and support us would not have been able to run the activity successfully.

Madam Joanne Ng Siew Ling (Committee member)
Overall for this programmed is good for students to boost their English, but there’s shortage of time to cover the English Syllables especially for exam class ( Year 6 ). This programmed need to be done in a week, the time is quite pack and rush for all the teachers to organize the activities.
Recommendations for future English Week

1.     Separate the activities in few weeks, so that the teachers may have well preparation for the activities.
2.     Set English Week as long term programmed in few months.
3.     Play English songs, story, rhymes, poem during recess everyday, so that pupils may learn more and listening more to improve their English.

Year 2011 English week was done successfully in SJKC Gau San, all the students were very active to take part of it. The students were enjoyable in this programmed, a variety of language activities are carried out in this week to provide a golden opportunity and time for the use and practice of English Language among the students. Most of the teachers and students try to use and speak English during the activities. It is a very good tried for the teachers and students to use English as the second language to communicate among each other. Hopefully this programmed will going
on year by year.


Nitoya Lee said...

This is my school English programme- English Week. All the teachers & students need to communicate in English in the whole week. It's really can improve our English if practice more. Practice make perfect!! Let's learn ENGLISH with FUN...

Post a Comment

Copyright 2010 FUN ENGLISH LEARNING CORNER. Powered by Blogger
Blogger Templates created by
Wordpress by Wpthemescreator
Blogger Showcase