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EC2 : REPORT

EC2 : REPORT

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The use of English Language is very important among school children.

Therefore it must not be used only in the classroom or when pupils are in school. It has to be practiced in their daily conversation regardless place and time. A consistent use of English Language will ensure pupils; at their tender age inculcate the essential skills needed. Reading, speaking, listening, writing and grammar in English Language are five important skills pupils should master. Therefore, an English Week was planned to be implemented in SK________ Aims There are two aims of the English Week. First, to make use of English in this school visible. Use of English can be in forms of reading, speaking, listening and writing. Second, to encourage all pupils to use English Language as a medium of interaction with their friends and teachers. This can encourage them start using English Language as early as 7 years old. Objectives There are a number of objectives of the programme. The objectives are based on the activities planned throughout the English Week. The table below shows the objective set for all the activities. No. Activities Objective(s) Target Group 1 Singing Competition - To promote use of English in forms of songs - Year 1 and Year 2 2 Story Telling Competition - To improve pronunciation and fluency - To improve confidence of pupils when presenting the story to audience Year 3- 6 3 Spelling Bee - To improve spelling skill - To enrich vocabulary - Year 4-5 4 Poem Recitation - To enable pupils to appreciate literature - Year 6 Duration of Programme The English Week was carried out from 18 April until 22 April 2011. All activities were carried out from 7.30 a.m until school session ended. The table below shows the details of the implementation of the programmes. No. Activities Date and time Place 1 Singing Competition 18 April 2011, 1.00 p.m - Main Hall 2 Story Telling Competition 19 April 2011, 1.00 p.m - Language Room 3 Spelling Competition - 21 April 2011, 1.00 p.m - Main Hall 4 Poem Recitation - 22 April 2011, 7.30 a.m - Language Room Report on implementation of Programme Singing Competition The singing competition was the first activity carried out during the English Week. The teacher-in-charge was Pn. Ang Bee Chee. The competition started

as scheduled. There were 5 groups of student participated in the competition. Each group was comprised of 8 to 10 pupils. The selection of songs was made by both the English Language teachers and the Music Teacher. Each group had to perform within 8 minutes. Participants were allowed to use gestures when singing. Use of costumes was optional. There were 3 judges responsible for the adjudication. The judges were teachers from neighbouring schools. The winner of the singing competition was group Merry from 2 Dedikasi. They presented the song titled “You raise me up”. The runner up went to group Cheerful from 1 Bestari with their song “ Flying Without Wing”. The second runner up went to group Daffodil, who sang “Hero”. Prizes were given away on the same day of competition. Story Telling Competition The story competition was carried out on 19 April 2011. The teacher-incharge was Puan Dalila Esmail. There were 12 participants for this competition. Participants were to tell their stories based on the themes set by the organising committee. The themes were courage, kindness and responsibility. The stories to be presented could be taken from old folklore or modern stories. This competition was the most interesting. There were many talented pupils who presented their story creatively. The combination of gesture, pronunciation of words and rhythms of sentences had attracted the audience which included some parents. Some of them gave full support for their children in order to give them more confidence. The judges had a tough time to decide on the winners. The champion for the story telling competition was Muhammad Aminur Salihin from 4 Cendekia. The story that he told was “Random Acts of Kindness”. The second place went to Nur Shakina Azhar from 5 Fikrah with the story entitled “King Arthur”. The third place went to Rukumani d/o Ponniahsamy from 3 Cendekia. The title of her story was “Kuruvi”. Spelling Competition The Spelling Competition was carried out in the school main hall. The teacher-in-charge was Encik Ramlan Abu Hanifa. There were many students watching this competition. The competition was divided into two rounds. The first round was the spelling of general words taught in primary schools. Each participant had to spell at least 5 words correctly to entitle them for the next round. In the second round each participant was given 45 seconds to spell the correctly. Out of 15 participants, there were only 4 pupils who managed to continue for the second round. The second round was a tough round. However there was one participant who managed to spell all the words correctly. Halim Bakri from 5 Bestari became the champion of the Spelling Competition. The runner

up was Hasnah Tahir from 5 Intelek and the second runner up was Fatihah Izhar from 5 Fikrah. Poem Recitation The Poem Recitation was the last activity carried out during the English Week. Only Year 6 pupils were allowed to take part in this competition. There were only 5 pupils participated in this competition. Each participant was allowed to recite the poem of their choice in 5 minutes. The champion for this competition was Nur Shaza Abdul Rahman from 6 Arif. The title of her poem was “Mama”. The second place went to Mohd. Zulkafle Noor from 6 Bestari who presented the poem entitled “Loneliness”. The third place went to Aina Shahmi from 6 Cendekia. Her poem entitled “Why”. Strengths and weaknesses of the programme The implementation English Week was a success. All the activities were carried out smoothly. However, there were some strengths and weaknesses found when carrying out this programme. The table below shows the strengths and weaknesses of the programme. Strengths Weaknesses All teachers gave full cooperation - All teacher had played their roles according to the organising committee set Not many “new faces” joined the activities Supports from PTA - Full support given by many parents in form of monetary and moral supports Equipments need improvement. i.e microphone and P.A system Sponsorship by local companies - Local companies operating nearby the schools sponsored the prizes for the winners. Suggestions and recommendations In order to make English Week more successful in the future, The English Language Panel would like to give some suggestions and recommendations. First, it is suggested that the duration of English Week to be extended to two weeks next year. That will enable more activities to be implemented during the English Week. Second, the choice of activities must be variety to promote more participation of pupils. The English Language would also like to recommend the school administration to allow activities to be carried out outside the formal school time table so that more pupils can watch all the activities at different time

and place. The school administration must also take immediate action to repair and improve the quality of the school P.A system for a better quality of pupils’ presentation. Conclusion It is hoped that the English Week 2011 implemented by the English Language Panel of SK ____ be benefitted by all students. The English Language Panel also hope that to further improve the English Week 2012 in order to make use of English Language more visible in this school.

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