Programme for Active Learning (PAL)

The Programme for Active Learning (PAL) is a major initiative recommended by the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee. It aims to address the need for greater emphasis on non-academic programmes for all Primary 1 and 2 pupils.

Being new to the school environment, we need to nurture the pupils' desire to learn, to be engaged in and enjoy what they learn, and develop a sense of competence and confidence. PAL also contributes to the development of soft skills in our pupils such as being a confident communicator and a cooperative individual. This is done through the experiential nature of PAL within the two broad areas of Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, and Performing and Visual Arts.

Philosophy of PAL

"Our children should grow up to be confident persons, adept at working in teams and be able to communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively. They should be self-directed learners who view education as a life-long process. They should be self innovative and enterprising individuals, able to cope with ambiguity and adapt well to change. At the same time, Singapore needs citizens who are morally upright, have a strong sense of civic responsibility and who will contribute actively to society."

Report of the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee (March 2009)



Level Week day planned for
PAL lesson
Time/Period planned for
PAL lesson
Primary 1 Tuesday
(1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G)
7:45am to 9:45am
(4 periods)
Primary 2 Thursday
(2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G)
8:15am to 10:15am
(4 periods)

Term 1 to Term 4

  • Visual Art (Food Art)
  • P1 Creative Movements or P2 Ethnic Dance
  • Outdoor education
  • Sports games


Since Term 1, the school has embarked on the above 4 PAL modules for different classes during the curriculum time.

These are the fun-filled learning PAL modules which provided the pupils with opportunities for exposure, to learn creativity, cultivating I-star values and discovering their apptitudes and interests.

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Left to right: Samples of Food Art made by Innovians, P1 Innovian proudly displaying his colourful cupcake,
P2 pupils in a Creative Movement PAL Lesson

Performing Arts PAL Modules

Mambo Jungle: Creative Animal Movements (Primary 1)

As the saying goes, "All the world's a Stage", and in Innova Primary School, the campus is a stage and the scene is a jungle. In this dance module, the pupils are taught the basic elements of dance and incorporating them in Creative Animal Movements. Working in their groups, pupils will create their own choreography using movements of their chosen animals. The different choreographies will then be combined into one final performance done in the last lesson of the module. arte1

Around Singapore in 80 days: Creative Ethnic Movements (Primary 2)

ethnice1 One of the many ways to preserve culture and heritage is through igniting the interest in the different Ethnic Dances. From Chinese Dance to Eurasian Dance, Malay Dance to Indian Dance, our Primary Two pupils are taught the basic ethnic dance movements. The pupils work in infusing all the dance movements that they have learnt into one final performance which is done in the last lesson of the module.
Visual Arts PAL Modules
Sports PAL Modules
Outdoor Education PAL Modules