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ENGLISH PANEL MEETING - 4/2017

Date : 12th November 2017

Time : 1.30 pm

Venue : Meeting Room

Attendance : All English Teachers

AGENDA

1. CHAIRPERSON’S SPEECH

1.1 The chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting.The meeting started with
the recitation of Al Fatihah.
1.2 She thanked all English teachers for working closely together to ensure the
success of the activities and programmes held by the panel. She hoped for
continous support from all panel members.

2. HEADMASTER’S SPEECH

2.1 En. Kholib bin Abd Hamid thanked all the English teachers for their commitmen
and support.

2.2 The headmaster reminded all the teachers to get early preparations for the year
2018 as all teaching and learning process must be done on the first day of
school.

2.3 He informed the panel that the coordinators for each form must get ready the
annual scheme of work during the holiday and distribute to the respective
teachers during the first staff meeting which will be held on the 24th December
2017

Action to be taken by : All form coordinators


3. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

3.1 The chairperson suggested the previous minutes of meeting to be approved. En.
Pakrul Hisyam proposed the minutes to be approved and was seconded by Pn
Norlaili Ali.

4. MATTERS ARISING

4.1 The English Language Panel will continue carrying out the same activities for the
year 2017 as this year with a few changes.

Action to be taken : All English teachers

4.2 PBS 2017 – The chairperson also thanked the English teachers for completing
and sending in their PLBS class files and score marks.

5. DISSCUSSION ON CURRICULUM ISSUES

5.1 Post-Mortem of Peperiksaan Akhir Tahun

Pupils weak in vocabulary, reading, grammarYear 4-6


Weaknesses in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, constructing sentences,

How to overcome

Level 1
 Give more drilling and exercises.
 Use flash cards to attract their attentions.

Level 2
 More on reading and writing exercise.
 Question-answer activities orally to ensure they understand what
they read.
 Use interesting picture cards
 More grammar exercisers and usage of dictionaries
6. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (PLC)

6.1 Members have been reminded to choose the program in PLC such as Lesson
Study. It will begin in the next year. With this program, it will help each other in
panel to improve their teaching strategies and approach.

For the attention of : For the information


of :

Panel Head English Teachers

7. SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT (PBS)

7.1 Carry out continuously from year 1 to year 4 ( minimum twice a year)

7.2 Assess the pupils based on the Standard Prestasi and make it offline record.

7.3 Forms and template distributed by the Head of English Panel and can
downloaded from internet ( KSSR online)

8. UPSR 2018 PLANNING ACTIVITIES

8.1 Year 6 Teachers has planned to make the extra class for their pupils and all
year 6 teachers will attend.

8.2 English Language Workshop will be done in May and facilitator will be invited by
Year 6 teachers as they done before this.

9. Common European Frame Work of References (CEFR)

Introduction
- CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) = CEF (Common European
Framework)
= CFR (Common Framework of Reference)
- Need to create a comprehensive, transparent and coherent basis of understanding
as to what
being able to use a language at different levels, regardless of language or location
of
instruction (up to international standards)
- 40 countries around the world are influenced by the CEFR (aligned to educational
policy,
incorporated CEFR into educational system, identified ways to bring own
framework and CEFR,
CEFR- related projects)
- Increase mobility of people and need for mutual recognition of language
qualifications obtained
from other institutions and countries
- Developments in language learning (emphasizes on communication skills –
particularly in
listening and speaking skills)

Aims of CEFR
- To describe in a comprehensive ways (what do actually do when we speak to
each other)
- A common basis (language syllabi, curriculum guidelines, examinations, texbooks)
- To define levels of proficiency on a life- long basis (main things 1. Skills 2. Views)
- ‘roadmap’
o A ten- year plan ( 2016 – 2025 )
o By the year 2025 ( able to see outcomes of the roadmap)
o Adopt CEFR (Common European Framework References of Languages)
o High quality teachers + high quality learning materials + high quality learning
environment
- To familiarize teachers with CEFR in order to create awareness
- Vision (Professor John Leslie Melville Trim- Director of the Council of Europe's Modern
Languages projects
1971 to 1997)
o Central point of reference
o Open to amendment and further development
o Interactive international system
o Produces a solid structure of knowledge, understanding
o Practice shared by all
- Common uses of CEFR
o Evaluating language needs
o Developing learning materials
o Describing language policies
o Et cetera
View
- Communication as the goal
- CEFR provides a descriptive framework of levels of language
- Can do approach
A six level of framework

10. TASK ALLOCATION FOR YEARLY / ANNUAL SCHEME OF WORK

10.1. The respective teachers are required to prepare and distribute the scheme of
work on 24th December 2017 and make sure to include the date and week as
done in 2017.

Year 1 Sentosa Pn. Norlaili binti Hj. Ali


Year 1 Tekun Miss X
Year 2 Sentosa Miss X
Year 3 Sentosa Pn. Norlaili bt Hj. Ali
Year 4 Sentosa En. Pakrul Hisyam b Musa
Year 4 Tekun En. Navawi b Hamid
Year 5 Sentosa En. Pakrul Hisyam b. Musa
Year 6 Sentosa Pn. Norlaili bt Hj. Ali
Year 6 Tekun En. Pakrul Hisyam b Musa
10.2 First Staff Meeting will be held on 24th of December 2017

11. OTHER ISSUES

11.1 Hope all members can gather to discuss and can help each other to manage
the program and do the best for our school prestige.
The meeting was adjourned at 3.00p.m with Al-Asr recitation.

Prepared by : Checked By : Approved By :

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( EN. PAKRUL HISYAM BIN MUSA) ( PN. NORLAILI BT HJ ALI) ( EN KHOLIB BIN ABD. HAMID)

HEADMASTER