MEET-THE-PARENTS SESSION
18 JAN 2014
Primary 5 Patriotism
(2014)
Form Teacher : Miss Soh Chern Hui
1) Teacher’s belief & philosophy
2) Key Programmes :
- Academic Excellence
- Holistic Development
3) Assessment
4) Targets...
Every child can succeed, in their
own ways
Class Motto
No Pain No Gain
Class Blog
http://www.missysoh.blogspot.com
Key Programmes : ENGLISH
Reading Skills
• Strategic Reading (Comprehension)
- Infuse Thinking Skills in Reading
 Sequenci...
Strategic Reading Symbols
Active Reading
Strategies
First Reading

Symbols

?
!
+

“Fix-up” Strategies

Symbols

Re – read...
Key Programmes : ENGLISH
Writing Skills
• Writing Skills
- Use writing strategies to scaffold pupils’
writing (SPACE)
- Wr...
Narrative Writing Structure
Grab the reader’s
attention
Setting

Questions are raised & curiosity
is aroused.

Description...
Other Programmes : ENGLISH
• Newspaper Reading
- (Whatsup Newspaper)
-

Development of critical reading skills
Build vocab...
Key Programmes :
MATHEMATICS

∗ Topical tests
- Rationale
 To check the understanding of pupils at the end of each topic
...
Key Programmes :
SCIENCE


Concept Mapping
-

Rationale
 To enable pupils to link & remember the basic concepts
of a par...
Key Programmes :
SCIENCE


Inquiry Based Learning (IBL)
-



Rationale
 To allow pupils to explore and learn scientific...
Key Programmes :
SCIENCE


Investigative Science
-

-



Rationale
 To apply the Science concepts and skills learnt in ...
Summary of Extra Classes


Supplementary (Mother Tongue)
-



Supplementary (English, Math and Science)
-



Target gro...
Key Programmes


Character Development
-

Model Class Award
Model Pupil Award
PRIDE Awardees (to encourage pupils to disp...
Key Programmes


Values in Action
(VIA)
-

Newspaper, Plastic bottles, Paper Recycling
Programme
Use Your Hands Campaign
...
Key Programmes:


Information Communication Technology
-



Skills to be taught by Term 1 during MCCA periods &
incorpor...
Key Programmes:


Modular CCA - curriculum time
-





Objective
 To expose pupils to a variety of CCAs and develop t...
Programmes & Activities


In-house 2-day Motivational Programme
(9-10 Jan)
Theme: I’MPOSSIBLE
Level Motto:
∗ See Possibil...
IMPOSSIBLE
Programme includes…
∗ Motivational video clips
∗ Talks
∗ Stories
∗ Activities with learning points
∗ Target-setting
∗ Leve...
Talks
Activities
Activities
Assessment :
English/ Math/ Science
& Mother Tongue
Weightage :

SA1

SA2

TOTAL

40%

60%

100%

Remarks :
In order to ta...
English Papers
English- Table of Specifications
Paper
1
Writing
(1h 10 min)
2
Language Use and
Comprehension
(1h 50 min)

...
English Papers
English- Table of Specifications
Paper

Component

3
Listening
Comprehension
(Abt 35 min)

Marks

Listening...
Assessment : Mathematics
Paper 1 (50 min)
Calculators not
allowed.

Paper 2 (1h 40 min)
Calculators are allowed.

Booklet ...
Assessment : Science


Booklet A
-



60 marks
30 MCQ questions (2 marks each)

Booklet B
-

40 marks
14 open-ended ques...
Targets – 5 Patriotism
EL

Math

Sci

Pass

38

38

38

A-A*
(75% & above)

16

15

14
Expectations
Group Work
- Contribution/Sharing
- Team work
- Know their roles

Homework
- Careful, neat and checked
- To b...
Guidelines for Homework
∗ Duration for each piece of work will be given to
pupils as a guide.
∗ Longer duration will be se...
E-Learning
∗
∗

AsknLearn
Quizzes
Assignments
Reflections
Shared blogs
Online research

∗ E-Learning Day
- Pupils are assi...
Parents as Partners
Home Reading
-

Daily reading is encouraged

Mastery of Concepts in Mathematics
-

Daily revision and ...
Contacts


Miss Soh Chern Hui
-



67830923 ext ( 318 )
soh_chern_hui@moe.edu.sg

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    1. 1. MEET-THE-PARENTS SESSION 18 JAN 2014
    2. 2. Primary 5 Patriotism (2014) Form Teacher : Miss Soh Chern Hui
    3. 3. 1) Teacher’s belief & philosophy 2) Key Programmes : - Academic Excellence - Holistic Development 3) Assessment 4) Targets & Expectations 5) Partnering with Parents
    4. 4. Every child can succeed, in their own ways
    5. 5. Class Motto No Pain No Gain
    6. 6. Class Blog http://www.missysoh.blogspot.com
    7. 7. Key Programmes : ENGLISH Reading Skills • Strategic Reading (Comprehension) - Infuse Thinking Skills in Reading  Sequencing/ Predicting/ Comparing/ Inferring - Infuse Thinking Behaviours in Reading  Managing Impulsivity/ Persisting  Applying Past Knowledge to present situations
    8. 8. Strategic Reading Symbols Active Reading Strategies First Reading Symbols ? ! + “Fix-up” Strategies Symbols Re – reading RR / rr Visualizing V Making Connections I don’t understand. / I need to read on. / I need more information. Wow! Really? I’m impressed! I know about this. / Yes, that’s right. / I agree. That’s new information. I didn’t know that. How / When to use them I should read the text again; to improve my understanding of it. I am able to form a mental picture of what I have just read. I have experienced this. (text to self) I have read about this. (text to text) I have watched a movie / documentary on this. (text to world). I can gather contextual clues from within the text to aid me in my understanding of it. Gathering Contextual Clues Infer How / When to use them I The contextual clues that I have gathered have led me to form a conclusion / form an opinion. Empathize I am able to understand the plight / thoughts / feelings of the characters / author. Research I need to use a dictionary / conduct further research / use other resources to find out more about it.
    9. 9. Key Programmes : ENGLISH Writing Skills • Writing Skills - Use writing strategies to scaffold pupils’ writing (SPACE) - Write a story based on a picture or situation • STELLAR Units with Thematic Cycles - 3 or 4 week cycle for various themes (e.g Fire, Crime etc)
    10. 10. Narrative Writing Structure Grab the reader’s attention Setting Questions are raised & curiosity is aroused. Description of Setting Elaborate with a snapshot of the character/object setting. It lets the reader experience he’s there. Build Suspense Purpose What is the story about? Give hints of what is going to happen. Make the reader wonder & worry along with the main character. The Main Event Actions Part by part mix of action, description and dialogue, and the main character’s thoughts and feelings. Action leading to conclusion Final action that closes the story. 1) Action 2) Dialogue 3) Questions 4) Thoughts/Feelings 5) Sound Effects Answer questions about story-critical character/object/setting. Show what feelings look, sound, and feel like. Don’t simply ‘tell’. 1) Character asking QUESTIONS. 2) Using ‘It’ 3) The Magic-of-Three Blend together the following: Action Dialogue Description The main character’s thoughts/feelings A close to the Main Event. Conclusion Extended Ending: Memories, hopes, decisions Emotions Include these: A memory of the main event The main character’s feelings The main character’s hopes/wishes A decision/defining action
    11. 11. Other Programmes : ENGLISH • Newspaper Reading - (Whatsup Newspaper) - Development of critical reading skills Build vocabulary Opinions and Standpoint Letters to Editor
    12. 12. Key Programmes : MATHEMATICS ∗ Topical tests - Rationale  To check the understanding of pupils at the end of each topic ∗ Weekend Revision Programme (WRP) - Rationale  To provide pupils with practices on Paper 1 Booklet A – MCQ questions (online AsknLearn Quiz)  Practices for Paper 1 Booklet B – short answer questions (printed as worksheets)
    13. 13. Key Programmes : SCIENCE  Concept Mapping - Rationale  To enable pupils to link & remember the basic concepts of a particular topic or sub-topic STEPS Package (Striving Towards Excellence in Process Skills)  - - Rationale  To expose and teach the pupils the techniques used in tackling process skills questions Strategy  Focused teaching of specific skills needed
    14. 14. Key Programmes : SCIENCE  Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) -  Rationale  To allow pupils to explore and learn scientific concepts through hands-on activities, exploration & discovery Fieldtrip - - Rationale  To integrate the topic on photosynthesis and expose pupils to Science beyond the text Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Science Revision Ws Hydroponics
    15. 15. Key Programmes : SCIENCE  Investigative Science - -  Rationale  To apply the Science concepts and skills learnt in their Science investigations Strategies  Teachers in the level will select 2 topics for the groups to work on and standardise the information that they need to have in their presentation Practical Science Test - This makes up 10% of the SA2 exam
    16. 16. Summary of Extra Classes  Supplementary (Mother Tongue) -  Supplementary (English, Math and Science) -  Target group: All pupils Day: Tuesdays Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm **HMT : 3.30-4.30pm Target group: All pupils Day: Thursdays Time: 2.30 to 4.00pm Morning Remedial (English & Math) - Target group: selected pupils Day: Wed and Fri Time: 7.30-7.50am
    17. 17. Key Programmes  Character Development - Model Class Award Model Pupil Award PRIDE Awardees (to encourage pupils to display school values) Habits Of Mind (HOM) cum FTGP lessons Leadership posts  NE Champions, ICT Leaders, PE Leaders, Monitors and Group Leaders  100% of the pupils to assume leaderships post at least once
    18. 18. Key Programmes  Values in Action (VIA) - Newspaper, Plastic bottles, Paper Recycling Programme Use Your Hands Campaign  Cleaning of classroom Cleaning of Campsite P1-P5 Buddy Programme ( 8- 10 Jan)
    19. 19. Key Programmes:  Information Communication Technology -  Skills to be taught by Term 1 during MCCA periods & incorporated into Interdisciplinary Project Work (IPW)  Windows Movie Maker Learning Journeys/ Fieldtrips - NE Show for National Day Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Science) Singapore River (Social Studies)
    20. 20. Key Programmes:  Modular CCA - curriculum time -    Objective  To expose pupils to a variety of CCAs and develop them holistically ICT – Windows Movie Maker Pottery Tae -Bo
    21. 21. Programmes & Activities  In-house 2-day Motivational Programme (9-10 Jan) Theme: I’MPOSSIBLE Level Motto: ∗ See Possibilities, ∗ Seize Opportunities ∗ Start with an end in mind ∗ Stretch your limits
    22. 22. IMPOSSIBLE
    23. 23. Programme includes… ∗ Motivational video clips ∗ Talks ∗ Stories ∗ Activities with learning points ∗ Target-setting ∗ Level cheer  level identity
    24. 24. Talks
    25. 25. Activities
    26. 26. Activities
    27. 27. Assessment : English/ Math/ Science & Mother Tongue Weightage : SA1 SA2 TOTAL 40% 60% 100% Remarks : In order to take the same subjects at P6, pupils must meet the minimum criteria set by the school.
    28. 28. English Papers English- Table of Specifications Paper 1 Writing (1h 10 min) 2 Language Use and Comprehension (1h 50 min) Component Marks Situational Writing 15 Continuous Writing 40 Booklet A (MCQ) Grammar Vocabulary Vocabulary Cloze Visual Text Comprehension 10 5 5 8 Booklet B (OE) Grammar Cloze Editing for Spelling & Grammar Comprehension Cloze Synthesis/ Transformation Comprehension OE 10 12 15 10 20 Weighting 27.5% 47.5%
    29. 29. English Papers English- Table of Specifications Paper Component 3 Listening Comprehension (Abt 35 min) Marks Listening Comprehension MCQ 20 4 Reading Aloud Oral Communication (Abt 10 min) Stimulus- based Conversation Total Weighting 10% 10 20 200 15% 100%
    30. 30. Assessment : Mathematics Paper 1 (50 min) Calculators not allowed. Paper 2 (1h 40 min) Calculators are allowed. Booklet A Booklet B Short Problem Answer Sums Questions 10 x 1m + 5 x 2m =20m 10 x 1m + 5 x 2m = 20m 5 x 2m = 10m 5 x 3m + 5 x 4m + 3 x 5m =50m
    31. 31. Assessment : Science  Booklet A -  60 marks 30 MCQ questions (2 marks each) Booklet B - 40 marks 14 open-ended questions Topics from P3 – P5 Thematic  Diversity, Cycles, Interactions, Systems and Energy Total duration: 1h 45min Note: Practical Test will make up 10% of SA2
    32. 32. Targets – 5 Patriotism EL Math Sci Pass 38 38 38 A-A* (75% & above) 16 15 14
    33. 33. Expectations Group Work - Contribution/Sharing - Team work - Know their roles Homework - Careful, neat and checked - To be handed in the next day (unless otherwise stated by teacher Parents signature - Spelling/Dictation/Unit Booklets/Reviews/ Topical tests - Files – at least once a term
    34. 34. Guidelines for Homework ∗ Duration for each piece of work will be given to pupils as a guide. ∗ Longer duration will be set aside for more tedious work (eg: practice paper; challenging problems) ∗ Space out practice papers to help pupils to cope. ∗ Total duration spent on homework to be capped at 2 hours per day. (additional 2 hours during weekend)
    35. 35. E-Learning ∗ ∗ AsknLearn Quizzes Assignments Reflections Shared blogs Online research ∗ E-Learning Day - Pupils are assigned work online on the days they need not come to school eg: Meet parents session in May; PSLE Oral exam days & PSLE marking days
    36. 36. Parents as Partners Home Reading - Daily reading is encouraged Mastery of Concepts in Mathematics - Daily revision and reinforcement Weekend Revision online quizzes & worksheets Other Ways of Partnering - Volunteering for field trips/excursions/school events - Daily checking of School Handbook for any entries - Daily checking of Homework/Personal File for Homework & Notices
    37. 37. Contacts  Miss Soh Chern Hui -  67830923 ext ( 318 ) soh_chern_hui@moe.edu.sg Handbook

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