Malay Language Curriculum and Aims
The Malay Language Curriculum (Primary) was developed by MOE to achieve our education philosophy which is to nurture knowledgeable person, active contributor and morally upright individuals. This philosophy is in line with the vision of the teaching and learning of Malay Language that is the Vision of Arif Budiman, namely the learned person who contributes to society. The vision sets the direction for teachers, parents and students to develop the language skills and knowledge and to internalise the values and culture.
The teaching and learning of Malay Language is to develop students to become active and proficient Malay language users. Students are expected to identify and understand the Malay language and culture as part of Singapore’s multi-racial society.
Critical Thinking Accelerated Programme (CAPtivate) (Primary 1 – 6)
CAPtivate aims to cultivate the love for reading and develop students’ thinking process to solve problems and make informed decisions as well as to enable them to communicate and articulate thoughts in written and oral form effectively and with confidence.
For ML department, activities under CAPtivate are:
- Daily Uninterrupted Sustain Silent Reading (P1 – P6)
- CAPtivate Booklet which is aligned to Paul’s Wheel and See-Think-Wonder (P1 – P6)
- ML Class Library (P1 – P6)
- Learning Festival (P1 & 2)
- Subscription to ML Magazine (P5 & 6)
ML booth during Learning Festival Completing Captivate Booklet
Mother Tongue Fortnight (Primary 1 – Primary 6)
The objective of the Mother Tongue Week is to enthuse our students in the learning of our Mother Tongue languages. It gives them the opportunity to explore their creativity as well as develop social skills and the ability to work in collaboration with others. During the MT Fortnight, students take part in activities such as games, songs, dramas and workshops such as dikir barat and shadow puppet
MTL Fortnight activities
Speech & Drama Workshop (Primary 1)
This programme is one of the strategies adopted to develop language skills and provide opportunities for creative and aesthetic development in our students. Language is taught through the world of literature through drama activities. In this workshop, students are taught to communicate clearly, expressively and effectively.
Our budding actors and actresses
Storytelling Workshop (Primary 2)
This programme will help students to develop their enjoyment of stories and storytelling, understand the art and some of the different styles of storytelling as well as build their confidence to tell stories.
Cultural Camp (Primary 3)
During the P3 Cultural Camp, students are exposed to the Malay rich cultural heritage through fun and interesting activities such as batik painting, traditional music and traditional games with the intentions of promoting awareness in Malay in Malay culture and enhancing students’ cultural intelligence.
Batik painting and kompang playing sessions
Workshop for Parents @ Unity Parents’ Symposium
In UPS, we conduct yearly workshops for parents on how they can help their children in Malay Language. We want to promote active involvement of parents in their children’s learning and collaborate with parents to enhance and support students’ learning for academic excellence.
- MOE ML teaching resources
- Singapore Examination & Assessment Branch (SEAB) Approved Dictionaries
- National Library Board(NLB) ML e-books
- Dewan Bahasa e-dictionary
Smartphone Apps by Malay Language Centre Singapore (MLCS), MOE
- Pintar Kata (Words Formation)
- Cerita Rakyat Nusantara (ML stories App)
- Pintar Peribahasa (Idioms App)
- Bitara Kata (ML Games)