Programme for Active Learning (PAL)
PAL @ West Spring Primary School
In West Spring Primary School, the Programme for Active Learning (PAL) is an integral part of the Primary 1 and 2 curriculum that aims to broaden the learning experiences of West Springers through PLAY. This platform allows our students to embrace learning in an experiential manner through the domains of Music, Drama, Art, Outdoor Education and Sports and Games. Collectively, these experiences are building blocks that allow our West Springers to practise the school values of Resilience, Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Care and Harmony, as well as develop into confident, curious, creative and cooperative students, as represented by Westie, our school mascot.
PAL Sports and Games (S&G)
For PAL S&G, West Springers are engaged in fundamental movements and exploration, creative movements and games that extend their kinesthetic abilities in a fun and safe way. Opportunities are created for students to interact and take on challenges as a team. Time is provided for students to work out solutions to challenges and share their thoughts and feelings on specific activities and challenges.
|Students learning about playing by the rules during a game of Dodgeball||Students practising the value of care by helping their friends to pick the items up from the ground|
PAL Outdoor Education (OE)
The PAL OE domain provides for direct experiences in the outdoors from which students develop appreciation for nature and reflect on ways to care for themselves in the outdoors. Students engage their senses as they explore the varied environments around us. In West Spring, students are very fortunate to have sand pits that add to the varied landscapes for hands-on learning. Activities are facilitated as students reflect on their actions and the corresponding consequences to themselves, others and the environment.
|Students exploring the school garden and drawing their observations||Students enjoying flying a kite while learning about rai and wind|
|Students building sandcastles||Students observing the clouds during Outdoor PAL lessons|
PAL Visual Arts (VA)
In PAL VA, students are engaged through a variety of art activities that extend their visual and tactile abilities. Students work together to observe, respond, explore and create different works of art to express their ideas and feelings. PAL VA also presents opportunities for students to learn about art of different cultures, promoting awareness and harmony.
|Students working in groups to mix primary colours and paint the background of a garden||Students exploring the school garden and drawing their observations|
|Students displaying teamwork and building a town as a group|
PAL Performing Arts (PA)
In PAL (PA), students are engaged through a variety of drama, dance and music activities to challenge their creativity, expression, aural and kinesthetic abilities. Opportunities are provided for students to respond to different stimuli by using their bodies, props and varied instruments in creative and fun ways. As part of the creative process, students also brainstorm and exchange ideas, and build confidence while presenting their thoughts and performances to their peers.
|Student leading the drum circle as the group performs||Students building structures using Imagination Playground blocks as they acted out scenes in a story|
|Students imagining themselves as trees and flowers||Students performing a Chinese cultural dance after learning about it|
|Students exploring different musical instruments||Students in a discussion to present their version of Little Red Riding Hood|