Assessment for Learning Resource Bank
Web-based Learning and Teaching Support

Learning and Teaching Activity – A Day on Cheung Chau (Hong Kong Adventure 3)

Module: We Love Hong Kong
Suggested Level: Key Stage 2

Learning Targets for Key Stage 2:
ISb -
To converse about feelings, interests, preferences, ideas, experiences and plans
KSb -
To interpret and use given information through processes or activities such as matching, sequencing, describing, classifying, comparing, explaining, predicting, drawing conclusions; and to follow instructions
KSc -
To identify ideas in simple spoken and written texts, form opinions and express them
KSd -
To recognize and solve simple problems in given situations, and describe the solutions


Learning Objectives:
Text Types
  • Captions
  • Riddles
  • Maps

Vocabulary Building Skills

  • understanding word formation:
    - Affixation
Vocabulary Items

Cheung Chau, Cheung Chau Bun Festival, bun tower, parade

Suffixed words
Words with suffixes -er, -or, -ist, -ian and -(r)ess,
e.g. reporter, actor, tourist, musician and waitress

Language Items and Communicative Functions
  • Use simple past tense to talk about past activities or events
    e.g. Climbers rushed up to the highest point of the bun tower.
Language Skills


  • Construct meaning from texts
    • use known parts of words or word association to work out the meaning of unknown words
    • work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

  • Locate information and ideas
    • scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated phrases


  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently
    • write paragraphs which develop main idea


Relevant Basic Competency Descriptors:


Using a range of reading strategies to understand the meaning of simple texts with the help of cues


Applying simple reference skills with the help of cues


Writing and / or responding to simple texts with relevant information and ideas (including personal experiences, imaginative ideas and evaluative remarks) with the help of cues
Activity Description
Suggested Duration (minutes)
Available for Self-Learning

Classroom Activity

Teachers' Notes

Activity Plan

PowerPoint Presentation


A Day on Cheung Chau

Susan took her grandpa to Cheung Chau on his birthday. By sharing the photos they took on that day, learners identify the use of suffixes in the photo captions and play riddles games focusing on suffixes -er, -or, -ist, -ian and -(r)ess.

Learners understand how to use suffixes to form words to refer to people or objects that do something. They also realise that the spelling of root words can sometimes be modified when suffixes are added.


Interactive Activity


Treasure Hunt

Susan, Tom and Danny have discovered a map left by Susan's grandpa. Help them hunt for treasure by solving puzzles and problems with knowledge on vocabulary building. Complete Level 3 of the game to consolidate the concept of suffixes.

In the game, learners' awareness of affixation (suffixes) is raised by helping a bear to locate its honey pot. They have to find the right paths by choosing the correct suffixes.


Useful Online Resource:

Resource Package on Enhancing English Vocabulary Learning and Teaching at Primary Level

Educational Television Programmes

Primary 5 – Getting Around by Tram

Primary 5 – Around Hong Kong in Seven Days


For permission to reproduce photos for this set of material, we would like to thank the following:

Michael Tse (PowerPoint Presentation)

Donald Chin (PowerPoint Presentation)

Larry Suen (Treasure Hunt)

Every effort has been made to trace copyright. In the event of any accidental infringement where it has proved untraceable, we shall be pleased to come to a suitable arrangement with the owner.