School Niche (ALP)
Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
BLISS - Bilingual Literature ApprecIation Student Series
Aligning to the GWPS vision of nurturing pupils to be Motivated Learners, Critical Thinkers and Leaders of Character, and mission of nurturing individuals to be lifelong learners, we have designed a literature appreciation curriculum for our pupils, BLISS (Bilingual Literature ApprecIation Student Series). Our Primary 1 to Primary 6 pupils have been introduced to Socratic Questioning and Philosophy for Children(P4C) to develop 21st century skills such as inventive and critical thinking, collaboration, communication and information skills and also construct meaning and opinions relating to the real world.
GWPS has observed that through Socratic Questioning and Philosophy for Children (P4C), our pupils have been able to relate children literature to our school values namely, Wise, Enterprising, Gracious, Responsible, Resilient and Open. In addition, pupils have been applying reasoning and argumentative skills to construct meaning and opinions linking these to societal concerns in the real world.
The BLISS curriculum runs from Term 1 to Term 3. In the delivery of the lessons, teachers use thinking routines to facilitate discussion based on carefully chosen texts or books. Teachers also use Socratic Questioning and P4C alongside the thinking routines to stimulate pupils thinking, enabling them to see things from different perspectives, evaluate the information and thoughts, and lead them to reflect about their thinking.
Sharing of Perspectives Explaining Their Stand Through P4C
Self exploration Using Augmented Reality App Sharing of Concerns
Crafting Big Questions Sharing of Perspectives
Values in the Woods (Cycle 2) - Pupils' creation after ALP BLISS lessons
P3 Wise_Chinese P3 Wise_Malay P3 Wise_Tamil
P6 Resilient_Chinese P6 Resilient_Malay P6 Resilient_Tamil
Click here for an overview of the ALP-BLISS programme.(English)
Click here for an overview of the ALP-BLISS programme.(Chinese)