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Tamil Language

Lessons come alive and it’s full of fun over at Compassvale Primary School! The P1 & P2 Tamil students went to the Sengkang Sculpture Park situated just beside the school for fun games and activities as part of T@P (Tamil at the Park). 

The P1 students made their own kites and flew them at the park. The P2 students had a treasure hunt while striking off the lists of things they should spot on their activity fun sheet. The students tried to take conscious efforts to communicate in Tamil with their peers and teachers throughout the session. 


Reading Programme - Share A Story

All Tamil students form P1-P6 are engaged in a once weekly Library period in class. Students read Tamil storybooks and are given opportunities to share their favourite stories with their classmates. These story sharing sessions enable students to develop a love for reading Tamil books and build their confidence when they present their stories to their classmates. This boost in confidence could possibly channel itself into the students’ other key learning areas academically and non-academically.



Learning Tamil through craftwork

Learning of Tamil has always been fun at Compassvale Primary. Teachers combine craft with language learning and make the lessons fun and interesting. The P2 Tamil students had a craftwork during one of their letter introduction lessons. They made use of cardamoms to decorate the letter 7 which has the same beginning letter as the word “cardamom”. Incorporating craft encouraged students to interact and developed their fine motor skills which would further help them to enhance their penmanship skill – a skill so necessary when writing the Tamil letters.

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Learning the Tamil language through games

The P5 Tamil students played ‘Kabbadi’, a traditional game, with their fellow classmates. Students had to use the Tamil language in order to communicate and interact with their team mates spontaneously. Games create a meaningful context for language use and even reduce anxiety for students who find it a challenge to use their Mother Tongue.