The aim of the Malay Language Department is to ensure that Malay Language is creatively taught in an enjoyable way so that the pupils will be able to appreciate Malay culture as well as being an enthusiastic learner and confident user of the language. Since the focus of the Malay Syllabus, MEKAR, is on interactive communication skills, the programmes have been developed to ensure active oral participation among the pupils.
(1) Speech & Drama
The aim of this programme is to develop pupils’ abilities and confidence in oral communications through fun and creative activities. Pupils will be involved in activities which reinforce the skills of speaking clearly, audibly and expressively. The programme will conclude with short performances by the pupils.
(2) Using Folklore to instil morals & values
(a) As part of the Extensive Reading Programme (ERP), pupils are encouraged to read and watch Malay folklores to instil sound moral values. A reflective journal will also help children reflect on and internalise what they have learnt.
Reference links to some of the Malay folklore.
i. Hikayat Gagak yang Bijak
ii. Hikayat Sang Kancil dan Buaya
iii. Hikayat Sang Kancil dan Monyet
(3) Learning Journeys
Pupils will embark on various learning journeys to deepen their appreciation and understanding of the Malay language and culture.
(4) Mother Tongue Fortnight Activity
Through the Mother Tongue Fortnight Activity, Pupils will be engaged in Malay traditional games such as batu seremban , congkak , capteh , tapak kuda , tarik upih dan lastik . These games will not only develop their practical skills, but also enhance their knowledge of Malay heritage. On the other hand, cultural activities will be organised throughout the 2 weeks to promote pupils communicating in the Malay Language.
(5) Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Pupils will be provided with MP3 players to enhance their listening, speaking and reading skills.
Assessments will be conducted based on PERI HA recommendation where qualitative feedback will be used to help pupils improve and take responsibility for their own learning.