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LAPs

Purpose

LAPS ( L earning through A ctive P articipation in S chool-based activities) is a programme to provide pupils with opportunities to participate in school-based activities. Liken to “doing laps” in swimming or track and field to develop athletes, LAPS in Xinghua Primary School aims to:
  1.  Facilitate all-rounded development of pupils
  2. Develop Social & Emotional competencies through active participation in school-based activities
  3. Provide pupils with broad exposure and experiences through fun and varied activities covering 4 domains (see below)

 

Primary 1

Basic Gymnastics

 

 

In their 6 years of education in Xinghua, pupils will participate in various activities from LAPS 1 to LAPS 6 in 4 domains:
  • L anguage Arts
  • A esthetics (Music and Art)
  • P hysical
  • S kills (Life- S kills)

 

Primary 1

Speech & Drama

 

 

In Primary 1 and 2, the activities in the Life-Skills domain is categorised into 4 modules:
  • Healthy Living
  • Home / School Experience
  • Basic IT skills
  • Citizenship/Career

Primary 3 Boomwhackers 

Primary 2 Chinese Painting

 

 

The Nature of the Activities is as follows:
  • Hands-on
  • Fun-filled
  • Thought-provoking

 Primary 4 Inline Skate

Primary 6 Dragon Boating

 

 

The Tone of the Environment is such that it allows pupils to:
  • Experience
  • Explore (and Create)
  • Exemplify

Primary 5 Ethnic Percussion

 

Learning Outcomes

Apart from achieving the specific Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes in most of the activities, LAPS also aims to develop pupils’ character by cultivating values such as:

Confidence

gain knowledge in various fields and be able to communicate effectively

Curiosity

show positive attitudes to learn and be able to direct one’s learning

Cooperation

enjoy group experiences and be able to work as a team

 

  Primary 5 Adventure Camp

An Overview of LAPS in Xinghua

 

Language Arts

Aesthetics

Physical

Life-Skills

Primary 1 Speech & Drama (Part 1)

Body Percussion &

Creative Movements

 

Digital Art
Basic Gymnastics

Healthy Living

 

Citizenship/Career

 

Basic ICT skills

 

Adapting to New Environment
Primary 2 Speech & Drama (Part 2)

Orff Instrument

 

Chinese Painting

Basic Wushu

 

Rhythmic Movements

Healthy Living

 

Citizenship/Career

 

Basic ICT skills

 

Adapting to New Environment
Primary 3  

Boom-Whackers

 

Kolam

Swimming and

Water Safety

 

Hip Hop Movements

Water Safety

 

Teamwork

 

Cultural Understanding
Primary 4  

Ethnic Percussion

 

Batik Painting

Inline-Skate

Living an Active Life

 

Cultural Understanding
Primary 5  

Digital Music

 

Mural Art 1
Outdoor Adventure

Overcoming personal limits

 

Cultural Understanding
Primary 6  

Mural Art 2

(Artsrageous)
Dragon Boating

Teamwork

 

Cultural Understanding