Liew Siim Wii
Subject Head, Music
Xishan Primary School

Fiona Kwan Lok Mun
Music Teacher
Clementi Primary School

Chua Soo Bin April
Senior Teacher, Music
Fuhua Primary School

Ng Kay Gek Nancy
Senior Teacher, Music
Angsana Primary School

Engaging with Songs Programme: From Self to School to Society

Teachers on STAR’s Engaging with Songs Programme share on the far-reaching effects of singing on students’ character, school culture and community.

 

Motivating and Building Students’ Confidence Through Singing

Liew Siim Wii
Subject Head, Music
Xishan Primary School

What does a confident student look like? How does singing shape character?

Singing is a common activity in music classrooms. In Xishan Primary School, singing is used to motivate students and to build their confidence. With a well-thought through scheme of work and lesson design, students are exposed to a wider range of repertoire to allow them to experience singing through games, movement, dramatisation and music making. Various platforms for performances help establish the students’ self-confidence.

 

Towards a Singing Culture: A School That Sings

Fiona Kwan Lok Mun
Music Teacher
Clementi Primary School

How does school support impact the growth of a singing culture? How can a music curriculum be designed to support such growth?

Whole-school support is key to engender cultural change. Singing has been made the key activity in music lessons for all students from primary 1 through primary 6. Students were given opportunities to participate in various singing events. With these opportunities, students themselves become advocates of singing and music education.  Lessons and programmes are purposefully designed to place singing at the forefront of the music curriculum.

 

Learning through Collaboration: A stage for students’ holistic growth

Chua Soo Bin April
Senior Teacher, Music
Fuhua Primary School

What are the benefits of singing in a choir? How would inter-school choral exchange programmes impact students’ holistic growth?

As a spin off from the EWS programme, the school extended the students’ singing experiences to the Choir CCA. Collaborating with other school choirs and choral conductors, students experienced authentic learning through performances. This platform allowed students and teachers to build on their professional knowledge and exchange ideas and strategies that will ultimately further the singing culture in the school.

 

A Joyful Connection: Singing and Learning

Ng Kay Gek Nancy
Senior Teacher, Music
Angsana Primary School

How can singing be integrated, thus creating a deeper and more meaningful connections for student learning? How can we design shared learning experiences that can transfer between multiple classrooms?

Through the EWS programme journey, singing has been used to bring out the “musical child” in each student, by getting them to sing, move, play, listen and create.  Song Fiesta is one of the platforms designed to excite learning while cultivating the values of collaboration, appreciation of different cultures and national identity. Opportunities are created for students to perform as recording artistes, which enhances the joy of learning and builds self-confidence.

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