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Programme for Active Learning (PAL)


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The Programme for Active Learning or PAL is an integral part of the curriculum for Primary 1 and 2 pupils. PAL off­ers learning experiences that are active, hands-on and meaningful. PAL contributes to the development of soft skills in our pupils such as the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with others. The programme encourages pupils to have a lively curiosity about the world they live in and a belief in their ability to accomplish a task or deal with a challenge.


PAL@SV - An Overview

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Objectives of PAL@SV


PAL@Saims for pupils to:

a) Acquire the necessary social and emotional competencies 

The skills taught in PAL will help our young Southviens to better understand themselves as it helps build our pupils’ emotional literacy as they are able to express clearly how they feel. Our lessons expose our young Southviens to different scenarios in which they will learn how to manage their emotions and resolve conflicts.

b) Facilitate holistic and well-rounded development 

The aim of PAL integrated into our curriculum is to provide a more balanced curriculum that facilitates well-rounded development of our pupils. This is in line with the school’s mission, “Inspiring minds, Moulding Character” where we offer a balance between the academic and non-academic areas in the school.

c)  PAL broadens the learning experiences of our children

The lessons aim to open up our pupils’ access to decision making and positively influences their future experiences. When Southviens are presented with challenges in their life, pupils will be able to make good decisions and have the skills to manage their emotions and be able to act appropriately.

Overview of Lessons

 Here @South View, primary 1 and 2 pupils will go through 2 hours per week of PAL lessons from term 2-4. PAL provides a broad exposure of experiences to our pupils in the 4 domains: Sport & Games, Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

a) Primary 1

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b) Primary 2

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Learning Outcomes

The design and delivery of PAL modules aim to achieve the following learning outcomes which provide the purpose for learning through PAL:

 •      Exhibit confidence in what they do and express themselves effectively
 •      Exhibit curiosity and positive attitudes to learn
 •      Enjoy group experiences and teamwork

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The tables below are the SEL and SEC taught during each SV PAL lesson. 


Primary 1

Lesson No.

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Competencies

Specific Skills

1

Self- Awareness

 

Identifying and recognising emotions

 

We are learning to know our strengths and weaknesses.


  • Students will learn how to identify and express what they like and dislike.
  • Students will be able to verbalise I can______.

2

Self- Awareness

Identifying and recognising emotions

 

We are learning to identify the different types of emotions and to manage our emotions.


  • Students will identify what the different types of emotions.

Positive: happy, excitement

Negative: anger, sadness, jealousy  

  • Students need to know that it is normal to feel the negative emotions however they need to know how to manage and express them.
  • Identify the contributing factors to one’s emotions.

3

Self-Management

Impulse Control and Stress Management

 

We are learning to realise that our decision and actions will affect ourselves and others.


  • Students will learn how to Stop, Think, Do!
  • Students are to be aware of the decision that one makes and the reasons for them.

4

Social Awareness

 

Respect for others

 

We are learning to listen actively when someone is talking.

We are learning to speak only when it is our turn to do so.


  • Students will listen when someone is talking.
  • Students will speak only if it’s their turn to do so.
  • Students will raise their hands when they need to speak.

5

Relationship Management

Communication, social engagement and building

We are learning to take turns to speak or do an activity.


  • Students need to learn to wait patiently.
  • Students will need to learn turn taking.

6

Relationship Management

Working Cooperatively

We are learning to work together to achieve a common goal.


  • Students will need to work cooperatively as a team.

7

Combination of all they have learnt from lesson 1-6.

Reflection

We are learning to apply what we have learnt.


  • Students will need to exhibit most of the specific skills taught from lesson 1-6.


Primary 2

Lesson no.

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Competencies

Specific Skills

1

Self-Awareness

 

Identifying and recognising emotions

We are learning to know our strengths and weaknesses.


  • Students will be aware of what they are good at and what they need to improve on.

 

2

Self-Awareness

 

Identifying and recognising emotions

We are learning to identify the different types of emotions and to manage our emotions.


  • Students will identify what the different types of emotions.

Positive: happy, excitement

Negative: anger, sadness, jealousy 

  • Students need to know that it is normal to feel the negative emotions however they need to know how to manage and express them.
  • Identify the contributing factors to one’s emotions.

3

Social Awareness

 

Appreciating Diversity


We are learning to realise and respect that everybody is different and unique.


  • Students will recognise and express that everybody is different and unique.
  • Students will appreciate the differences in others by stating the advantages of being different.

4

Self-Management

 

 

Impulse Control and Stress Management


We are learning to realise that our decision and actions will affect ourselves and others.


  • Students will learn how to Stop, Think, Do!
  • Students are to be aware of the decision that one makes and the reasons for them.

5

Relationship Management

 

Working Cooperatively

We are learning to work together to achieve a common goal.


  • Students will need to work cooperatively as a team.

6

Relationship Management

 

Negotiation, refusal and conflict management

We are learning to handle disagreements.


  • Students will recognise what a disagreement is.
  • Students will learn ways to handle a disagreement.
  • Students will learn how to talk things out with their friends.
  • Students will learn how to resolve their disagreement

7

Combination of all they have learnt from lesson 1-6.

Reflection

We are learning to apply what we have learnt.


  • Students will need to exhibit most of the specific skills taught from lesson 1-6.
































































For more details, click here to access the PAL information slides.