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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019

The Chinese New Year celebrations is one of the festive occasions that students in Bendemeer Primary School celebrate to raise awareness of the Chinese culture in multi-racial Singapore. Staff and pupils were treated to a fantastic array of programmes. Besides the much looked-forward to Lion Dance opening, the concert also featured our very own student performers – the God of Fortune, the Big Head Dolls and our fashion parade models walking the runway gracefully dressed in minority ethnic costumes. Audience had fun playing interactive games and learning about the significance of Chinese Reunion dinner dishes and the Chinese Opera Masks. The concert ended with a blast with a dance item finale by our teachers.

 

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Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Fortnight

Mother Tongue Language Fortnight is a key annual event to provide an engaging environment for the learning of Mother Tongue Languages (MTL). 

 

Key Highlights of MTL Fortnight:

MTL Fortnight Activities and Competition

A variety of activities are organised to encourage pupils to actively use MTL and appreciate its associated culture. Pupils also participate in various MTL competitions such as storytelling, choral recitation, singing, penmanship and creative writing competition.

 

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Cultural Appreciation Activities

Cultural activities allow pupils to experience their culture through hand-on activities. Different levels were exposed to different cultural activities such as tea appreciation, Chinese brush painting, bean art.

 

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Cultural booths

The Chinese calligraphy and paper-cutting booths were set up in the school canteen to allow pupils to learn more about the tradition and culture.

 

MTL Cultural Camp

Mother Tongue Language Cultural Camp is an annual key programme for our P3 pupils. It creates an exciting environment for pupils to learn and appreciate Mother Tongue Language (MTL) and its culture.

 

Conversational Chinese Programme

Conversational Chinese Programme is organised to expose our P3 and P4 non-Chinese pupils to Chinese Language and its culture. By exposing our pupils to different Mother Tongue languages, we hope to emphasise the importance of racial harmony to our pupils.

 

Reading Programme

The Reading Programme aims to instil a love for reading through structured curriculum reading periods, silent reading every Wednesday morning, coupled with other school-based reading activities such as buddy reading and reading mums.

 

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Useful Links

 

Digital Instructional resources (DIR) for the new CL Curriculum -http://xuele.edumall.sg/xuele/slot/u107/index1.html

EZhiShi - http://www.ezhishi.net/

iMTL - https://www.imtl.sg/login/index.php

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