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Vision

Everyone in Unity is a competent user of the English Language – at work and at play.

Mission

Provide a dynamic learning environment where staff and pupils demonstrate a love in acquiring and displaying confidence in using the language.

Programme Highlights/Enrichment activities

Primary 1

Broad-based Programmes:
  • Strategies for EL Learning and Reading (STELLAR)
  • Read A Book Because It’s Terrific (R.A.B.B.I.T)
  • PERI Holistic Assessment

Customised Programmes:

  • Learning Support Programme
  • Buddy Reading Programme
  • Focused Remediation

Primary 2

Broad-based Programmes:

  • Strategies for EL Learning and Reading (STELLAR)
  • Read A Book Because It’s Terrific (R.A.B.B.I.T)
  • PERI Holistic Assessment

Customised Programmes:

  • Learning Support Programme
  • Focused Remediation

Primary 3 and Primary 4

Broad-based Programmes:

  • Strategies for EL Learning and Reading (STELLAR)
  • Read A Book Because It’s Terrific (R.A.B.B.I.T)
  • SPELL UPS (Primary 3)

Customised Programmes:

  • Learning Support Programme (In-house)
  • Focused Remediation
  • Critical Thinking and Literature Programme (HP classes)
  • Oracy Intervention Programme (MP and LP classes)

Primary 5

Broad-based Programmes:

  • Strategies for EL Learning and Reading (STELLAR)
  • Read A Book Because It’s Terrific (R.A.B.B.I.T)

Customised Programmes:

  • Critical Thinking and Literature Programme (HP classes)
  • Debate Training (HP classes)
  • Oracy Intervention Programme (MP and LP classes)

Primary 6

Broad-based Programmes:

  • Strategies for EL Learning and Reading (STELLAR)
  • Read A Book Because It’s Terrific (R.A.B.B.I.T)

Customised Programmes:

  • Debate Training (HP classes)
  • Oracy Intervention Programme (MP and LP classes)

Read A Book Because It’s Terrific (R.A.B.B.I.T)

R.A.B.B.I.T is a whole school approach to reading in UPS. It consists of broad-based and focused activities. The objectives of R.A.B.B.I.T are as follow:

  • To introduce students to the wonderful world of books
  • To implement meaningful and exciting reading activities
  • To inculcate a life-long passion for reading

Broad-based Activities:

Extensive Reading (P1 – P6)

  • Promote reading – to cultivate the love for reading

Critical Thinking through Extensive Reading (P1 – P6)

  • To demonstrate the ability to use the elements of thought in developing students’ thinking process so as to solve problems and make informed decisions
  • To communicate and articulate thoughts in written and oral form effectively and with confidence

Focused Activities:

Reading Wide and Deep

  • STAR Reading (P2 – P5) – to help students read at the correct level and not at frustration level
  • Accelerated Reader (P3 – P5) – to enhance comprehension skills of students

Phonics Programme (P1 – P2)

  • Structured phonics programme adopted from Phonics Pathways to help students learn how to read
  • Students learn phonics skills and progress to word, phrase and sentence reading

Key Competitions

  • Big Spell (Spelling Bee Competition)
  • Wits and Words (Debate Competition)
  • Story Challenge Competition
  • Scrabble Competition

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Books 2 Go

Public Library comes to UPS

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Mass Borrowing (on left) & Briefing by NLB officer (on right)

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Critical Thinking and Literature Programme

Literature Texts:

  • Primary 3 – Charlotte’s Web
  • Primary 4 – Blubber
  • Primary 5 – Kite Fighters

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Students working in groups (on left) & Appreciating the Language (on right)

Reading Wide and Deep Programme

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Students attending AR Quizzes (on left) & Students reading AR books – books according to reaing level (on right)

NLB Activities to Promote Reading

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Storyreading in Action (on left) & Storytelling in groups (on right)

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Book Buzz – Assembly Programme

References

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