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Program for Active Learning (PAL)

Program for Active Learning

      The PAL modules aim for pupils to exhibit confidence in what they do and express themselves effectively, exhibit curiosity and positive attitudes to learn, and enjoy group experiences and teamwork. There are a total of four modules offered at both P1 and P2 level during curriculum time. They are, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sports and Games as well as Outdoor Education.

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Module Brief Description
Visual Arts

Visual arts serves as a platform to introduce pupils to the culture, lifestyle, and unique features of various countries. Through this module, we hope that pupils will gain an appreciation for the different culture and way of life of the people in other countries, and recognize that there is much diversity in the world.

Performing Arts

The performing arts module aims to cultivate an appreciation of dance and music, as well as to recognize the effort each performer puts into the performance, regardless of the outcome. They will also learn performance etiquette and graciousness when they put on a mini-performance for their class at the end of the module.

Sports and Games 

There are three broad aims of the sports and games modules. It provides opportunities for pupils to express confidence in their work and express themselves effectively, exhibit curiosity and good learning attitudes, and to enjoy group experiences and teamwork.   

Through the activities during PAL lessons, we hope to promote a greater sense of awareness in pupils both about themselves and about others. Through the activities, we also hope to help pupils understand themselves better and to develop a sense of empathy in them.

Outdoor Education

The OE module aims to cultivate in pupils a deeper appreciation of nature around us, as well as educating pupils on how we can take better care of our natural resources and environment. This module also serves as a soft introduction to science, as pupils will employ the basic scientific skills such as observation and comparison in their PAL lessons. Lessons are infused with scientific concepts that are taught in a fun and engaging way so that pupils gain a basic understanding of the general concept.


Programme for Active Learning (PAL) – Primary One

 Teck Ghee Primary School embarks on Programme for Active Learning (PAL) this year for all our Primary 1 pupils.

Here are the details of the four modules:

  • Performing Arts Module 

Students will have a series of discovery throughout the 7 sessions as they travel around the world, namely Thailand, Philippines and Korea. They will encounter different sights, sounds and cultures. Students will learn about traditional Thai dance using paper nails, Korean pop culture and Philippines folk dance. Through the choreography and exploration of dance sequence, group formation and creative steps, students learn to work together and be confident communicators. In the process, students learn to persevere and take turns through the group activities. They are given the platform to express themselves by creating and improvising their own dance steps. 

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  • Visual Arts Module 

In the visual arts module, pupils will be issued a “passport” and then proceed to “visit” countries around the region and the world. They will be introduced to these countries through their arts, landmarks, culture, and other unique aspects of the countries. After learning more about each country, the pupils will have a hands-on session to create something that relates to each country, for example, a moon kite, or wau bulan, during the lesson when they “visit” Malaysia. Primary 1 pupils will be “travelling” to countries in the region, and Primary 2 pupils will venture further “abroad” to other countries of the world.

 

  • Outdoor Education Module 

The focus of the sports and games module in Primary 2 is to develop pupils’ self-management through group activities. During PAL lessons, pupils will be exposed to working in groups to complete simple activities and challenges. In the process, they will be presented with opportunities to resolve conflicts and find compromises, through which they will learn to recognize and manage their emotions and reactions to achieve a desirable outcome.

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  • Sports and Games Module  

The focus of the sports and games module for Primary 1 is to develop pupils’ self-awareness through games and physical activities. As part of the lessons, the pupils will be introduced to situations through which their teachers are able to question them and prompt them to think about and recognize their feelings and emotions, and why they feel that way.

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Programme for Active Learning (PAL) – Primary Two

Teck Ghee Primary School embarks on Programme for Active Learning (PAL) this year for all our Primary 2 pupils.

Here are the details of the four modules:

  • Performing Arts Module

Pupils are engaged in the exploration of sounds produced by different improvised instruments (unpitched) using recycled materials or existing objects as well as explore the pitch and various strumming patterns on the ukulele. Pupils will have opportunities to present their music pieces to their classmates. They will also learn about concert etiquette and being gracious to their friends. We believe that pupils will gain confidence as they are given more platforms to perform their music pieces.

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  • Visual Arts Module  

The aim of this module is to provide pupils with the opportunity to experience the creativity an imagination involved in the world of cartooning and doodling. Through this module, pupils will have the chance to discover their aptitude and interests, develop their confidence and creativity while working on improving their drawing and colouring skills through fun and engaging art activities. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is also incorporated in every lesson to promote positive social and emotional development in the pupils. 

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  • Outdoor Education Module

The outdoor education (OE) module for Primary 2 continues the theme of appreciating and protecting our natural environment. Pupils will revisit the themes of life cycles and the environment, as well as learn more about our food and how it is produced, and why we need to appreciate having enough food to eat.

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  • Sports and Games Module

The focus of the sports and games module in Primary 2 is to develop pupils’ self-management through group activities. During PAL lessons, pupils will be exposed to working in groups to complete simple activities and challenges. In the process, they will be presented with opportunities to resolve conflicts and find compromises, through which they will learn to recognize and manage their emotions and reactions to achieve a desirable outcome.

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