Children who are weak in mother tongue get a leg-up

Support programme weaves more activities and games into lessons in small group sessions

Mrs Sriram Rekha and Mr Ramalingam Sriram with their two daughters Sriram Haritha and Sriram Gopitha.
Mrs Sriram Rekha and Mr Ramalingam Sriram with their two daughters Sriram Haritha and Sriram Gopitha.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MRS SRIRAM REKHA

Pupils who are weaker in their mother tongue are receiving help from a new programme that weaves more activities and games into lessons.

In this Mother Tongue Support Programme, Primary 3 and 4 pupils are taught in smaller groups of five to 12 using resources specially produced by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2020, with the headline 'Children who are weak in mother tongue get a leg-up'. Print Edition | Subscribe