Primary 1 English

Building a strong foundation in Primary 1 will help your child to manage key changes this school year. Increasing your child’s confidence in using the language will help in communication, interaction and learning. Find out more.

Content and Language Mastery

Students will learn basic grammar rules and thematic vocabulary that will help them to build a strong foundation in the language. These include:

  • parts of speech (such as pronouns, superlative adjectives, etc.)
  • tenses
  • idioms and synonyms
Skills and Techniques

Students refine their skills in the following key areas:


Students will develop their own personal opinions and gain confidence in public speaking.

Reading and writing
  • Students will learn to identify main ideas and key details of texts, as well as learn answering techniques.
  • Students will also learn basic plot structures, character descriptions and scene setting, and will be introduced to a variety of text types such as poems and posters.
Contextualised Learning

Students will be introduced to a wide variety of themes that will help them to contextualise their learning in the real world and raise their social awareness. Key themes include:

  • technology and science
  • captivating cities
  • sport and entertainment