Progamme for Active Learning (PAL)

What is PAL?

To encourage learning beyond the classroom, Programme for Active Learning (PAL) gives your child the chance to discover new interests, learn new skills and develop his character. Your child will have the opportunity during curriculum time to try out activities in sports and outdoor education, as well as in the performing and visual arts.

PAL aims to raise primary education to a new level, focusing more on engaged learning and teaching the whole child via a strong teacher and pupil relationship, and equipping our young with the necessary skills and values to thrive in a fast-changing and globalised future.

At Meridian, PAL is offered to all P1 and P2 students. It consists of modules of activities in two broad areas: Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, and Performing Arts and Visual ArtsThey are carried out within the curriculum time on every Friday simultaneous when the P3 to P6 pupils participate in the various Co-curricular Activities.

What is the purpose/rationale of PAL?

Broadly, the purpose of PAL is three-fold:

  • To provide pupils with broad exposure and experiences through fun and varied activities in Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts
  • To facilitate the well-rounded development of pupils in the five broad learning domains of physical, cognitive, social, aesthetics and moral
  • To provide varied avenues for pupils to develop social emotional competencies

What are the characteristics of PAL modules?

To achieve the learning outcomes of PAL, the modules of Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts are designed such that they are:

  • Experiential
  • Fun and enjoyable
  • Encompass learning in a creative way
  • Provide opportunities for children to create
  • Incorporate values education and social emotional learning

 

How is PAL carried out in Meridian Primary School ?

PAL lessons are conducted on Fridays (Year 2017) for 2 hours.  The schedule is as follow:

Level

Term 1

(6 sessions)

Term 2

(5 sessions)

Term 3

(5 sessions)

Term 4

(5 sessions)

P1

Performing Arts

Outdoor- Education Sports & Games

Visual Arts

P2

Visual Arts

Sports & Games Outdoor- Education

Performing Arts

 

Reflection

Students will be engaged in reflection by completing a worksheet after each PAL lesson.  This allows them to see their growth, strength, proud moments, and areas to improve on.

PAL in Action

P1_PA

P1 Performing Arts

Eco-Garden P2_VA1
P2_VA3 P2_VA2

Visit to Eco-Gardens, P2 Visual Arts Making

TB1 TB2

Team Building

Reflection 1

Reflection