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Mother Tongue

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Curricular Objective

The Mother Tongue Language Department seeks to develop competent Mother Language learners through instilling greater ownership of learning, as well as developing pupils' appreciation and promoting their interest in the learning of Mother Tongue Language and Culture. We believe that every child should strive to excel in the daily use and application of the Mother Tongue Language.


Holistic Assessment tasks for P1 and P2






-reading of Hanyu Pinyin and CL characters(CL)


-sight words(ML)




-short passages




based on a topic






 based on a picture


-Show and Tell(P1)

-Book Review(P2)


-listen to statements & choose the correct picture


-listen to statements & answer MCQ questions


-listen to short stories & answer MCQ questions



-Paper & pencil test


- sentence writing


-writing a paragraph based on a picture (P2)


- writing sentence(s) based on given pictures

Cultural Activities

(I) Celebrations of major ethnic events

- To promote racial harmony and cohesion, the Mother Tongue Department will anchor the  celebration of the four major ethnic events:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Hari Raya
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Deepavali

(II) Mother Tongue Language Fortnight

- During the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight, a series of fun filled cultural and language activities will be conducted to enrich the pupils' experience in the learning of the Mother Tongue Language.


MOE Recommended CL Booklist

2016/2017 小学华文课外读物参考书目 


Mother Tongue Language Committee

Mrs Yeo Poh San (HOD)

Mr Chow Kai Loon (LH-CL)

Mrs Jasmine Wong-Koh Hwee Ling (ST-CL)

Ms Swee Giok Boi

Ms Cheryl Teo Shu Ting

Ms Yap Hui Tee

Ms Ng Ley Huey

Mdm Sandy Lee Lay Kheng

Ms Wong Sheang Yun

Ms Li Hui Li

Ms Koh Kah Neng

Mdm Wei Junying

Mdm Vivian Lim

Ms Tong Jin Yi

Ms Anisah Bte Hamzah (ML Coordinator)

Mdm Suriati Bte Djuahir (ST-ML)

Mdm Elna Bte Hussin

Ms Siti Juwani Abdul Rahman

Mdm Khaizuran Bte Supa'at