Department: Tamil Unit (Mother Tongue Department)
Vision: Every child is able to use the Tamil language effectively.
Mission: To nurture passion and love for the Tamil language and the Tamil culture in our students.
“தமிழ் மொழி ஒரு நல்ல மொழி. அது என்னுடைய தாய்மொழி. தமிழில் புதிய சொற்களைக் கற்றுக்கொள்வதோடு நல்ல பண்புகளையும் கற்றுக்கொள்வதால் எனக்குத் தமிழ் மொழியும் தமிழ்ப் பாடங்களும் மிகவும் பிடிக்கும்!”
“Tamil is a beautiful language. It is also my Mother Tongue. I love Tamil Language and Tamil lessons as I can learn new words and virtues in Tamil!” – Mohamed Ameer Hussain, Primary 4
Description of Programmes:
Blended Lessons in Tamil
In Blangah Rise Primary School, blended lessons incorporating self-directed and collaborative learning, are carried out during Tamil lessons. Our students use the iPad, Student Learning Space (SLS) and other apps such as Kahoot and Nearpod for online activities.
Tamil Language Fortnight
The Tamil Language Fortnight is a platform to promote the use of the Tamil language and to instil passion in the language and culture. Our students gain new experiences through a variety of language and cultural activities. These activities help to motivate students to use the language in their daily lives.
“நான் தமிழ் மொழியைப் பற்றி அறிந்துகொண்டேன். எனக்கு விடுகதை பிடித்திருந்தது. பூக்கள் செய்வது வித்தியாசமான அனுபவமாக இருந்தது.”
“I’ve learnt about Tamil Language. I liked solving the riddles. Making paper flower was a new experience for me.” – Amelia Sudha, Primary 6
Tamil Language Camps
Our Tamil Language Camps provide a fun environment for our P4 and P6 students to learn and use the Tamil language more frequently. During the language camps, students go through various learning experiences, which enable them to better appreciate the Tamil language and culture.
Tamil Language Touch Typing
Tamil Language touch typing classes are conducted for our P3 students in Semester 1 annually. Students from P3 to P6 classes use their Tamil Language touch typing skills during Tamil lessons and in activities carried out annually during the Tamil Language Fortnight.
Inquiry Based Learning in Tamil
Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) engaged our students in self-directed and collaborative learning. With the authentic learning experience, IBL also promotes critical and inventive thinking skills in our students to solve real-world problems. In Tamil lessons, students carry out Inquiry-Based Learning in Tamil on a given topic. They gather information and data, based on the topic, and discuss with their peers to gain a better understanding. Teachers, as facilitators, provide the platform and guidance for students to ensure they head in the right direction with their data collection and discussions.
Quote from student:
“தமிழ் கற்பதற்கு மகிழ்ச்சியாக இருப்பதால் எனக்குத் தமிழ் மொழி மிகவும் பிடிக்கும்!”
“I like Tamil because it is so much fun!” – Velmurugan Saathvika, Primary 4