St. Margaret’s Primary School
Charissa Chan believes that fun and games are key to unlocking children’s enthusiasm for learning – when they are engaged, they learn more effectively. To develop a school of confident learners with a love for the English language, Charissa, together with a colleague, pioneered the Primary 4 literature programme in 2010. Besides developing an awareness and appreciation for the creative use of language, Charissa uses literature to teach comprehension skills and simple literary concepts. The lesson incorporates listening, speaking, reading and writing and engages all the five senses. The literature programmes has proven to be a success as many have expressed their desire to see it being implemented at the Primary 5 level as well.