P R EVERGREEN I PRIMARY M SCHOOL A R Principal’s Dialogue Y cum Briefing 3 Sessionand 4 12 February 2011
Agenda• Introduction of Teachers• School Focus and Expectation• CCA Matters• Curriculum Matters
KEY PERSONNEL Vice-Principal Vice-Principal Vice- HOD English HOD MathematicsMrs Chue Lay Na Miss AnneTeh Principal(Admin) Mdm Pay Gim Mrs Janice Chang Mr Tan Tuang Kin Hean HOD Science HOD Aesthetics & HOD PE HOD CCE(Int) Mdm Nornizah CCA Mr Samy Lim Mr Low Choon Said Miss Helen Tan Siong
KEY PERSONNEL LH-English SH-Chinese SH-TL/ML LH-Math(int) SH-NE/SS Mrs May Tan Mr Phua Soon Miss Ratha Miss Noraishah Miss Juliana Teo TeckSH Pupil Welfare SH-PCCG SH/ICT SH Visual ArtsMrs Doris Chong Mrs C Muru Mr Alan Pillay Miss Jaycee Tee
PRIMARY THREE TEACHERS 3 Care 3 Charity 3 Faith 3 Grace 3 HopeMdm Ashley Chan Mrs Miss Mdm Isnarti Mrs Grace Chua Soh Kai Xin (ALM) Juliana Teo (LM) 3 Joy 3 Love 3 MercyMiss Teo Tze Yee Mr Rezuan Mrs Celine Lim
PRIMARY FOURTEACHERS 4 Care 4 Charity 4 Faith 4 Grace 4 HopeMrs Tracy Lee Mrs Janet Chin Mr Khairil Mrs Irene Ang Mr Alan Pillay (ALM) 4 Joy 4 Love 4 Mercy 4 Patience Mr Alfiyan Miss Sally Tan Mrs May Tan (LM) Mrs Amy Liew
CLTEACHERSMiss Linda Tan Mdm Guan Mdm Wei Lin Mr Lee JK Mdm Lau-Leong Min HangMdm Patricia Miss Kong Mr Phua ST Fang Xue Wei
SCHOOL MISSIONTo nurture thinking individuals whoare confident and self-directedlearners with shared values andare active contributors to society.
SCHOOL VISIONA vibrant school whichinspires passion inlearning andcommitment towardsexcellence.
SCHOOL VALUES•Integrity our Core•Dare to Innovate•Excellence our Quest•Ardent Pursuit of Learning•Synergy for Success
School’s focus for 20111. LearningActive LearnersReflective LearnersSelf-directed Learners
School’s Focus for 20112. Character DevelopmentSelf-DisciplinedA Leader & A Team PlayerCaring Individuals, Care for Self, Others and the School
Co-Curricular Activities All P2 – P6 pupils are strongly encouraged to have at least one CCAPupils are expected to stay with a CCA till he/she graduates from Evergreen PrimaryCharacter Building
List of CCA Performing Arts Sports Clubs and SocietiesChoir Netball Art ClubChinese Dance Sepak Takraw LibraryMalay Dance Bowling WeiqiIndian Dance Table Tennis Scouts (Girls andAngklung Badminton Boys)Chinese Basketball Infocomm ClubOrchestraEnglish DramaClub
Modes of Assessment• Holistic Assessment to support learning• Semestral Assessments 1 and 2• Topical Tests• Practical Tests• IPW
TYPES OF ASSESSMENT & WEIGHTAGELevel Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 (SA2)P3 & 10% 30% 20% 40% P4 Topical Tests, Practical Test (Science), IPW, SA1 and SA2
Assessment Plan for Primary 3 (Term 1) Mode of Assessment Weigh Date/ Period of Subject ting AssessmentEnglish Topical Test 10% 7 Mar Unit 3 & 4Mathematics Topical Test 10% 18 Feb Addition and Subtraction within 10000Science Topical Test 10% 9 Mar Animals and Classifying AnimalsChinese Topical Test 10% 1 MarLanguage Unit 1 to 4Malay Topical Test 10% 1 MarLanguage Unit 3 & 4Tamil Topical Test 10% 1 MarLanguage Chapter 1 to 5
Assessment Plan for Primary 4 (Term 1) Mode of Assessment Weight Date/ Period of Subject ing AssessmentEnglish Topical Test 10% 7 Mar Unit 3 & 4Mathematics Topical Test 10% 11 Mar FractionsScience Topical Test 10% 16 Feb Matter and The Three States of MatterChinese Topical Test 10% 2 MarLanguage Unit 1 to 4Malay Topical Test 10% 2 MarLanguage Unit 3 & 4Tamil Topical Test 10% 2 MarLanguage Chapter 1 to 5
What Subject-based Bandingmeans for your child• Every child will be encouraged to do the subjects at the levels that best meet his abilities• Removal of streams in Primary 5 and 6
Why introduce Subject-basedBanding?• To provide more flexibility to pupils with strengths and abilities that vary across subjects• To encourage greater interaction among pupils with different strengths
Why introduce Subject-based Banding?“ We recognise different abilities... and help each student to proceed at a pace that he can manage.” Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam Former Minister for Education
Parent-School Partnership• Support from parents.• Work closely with the teachers for the benefit of the pupils.• Ensure all homework are done punctually and attend all remedial or enrichment lessons.• Parent Volunteers.
What is a STELLAR lesson like? Teacher uses text Supported to teach Reading Vocabulary -Sustained Silent Reading and grammar - Supported Reading - Follow up activities3. Language Use Activities 2. Shared Writing in Learning CentresThe teacher prepares mini lessons Experiencesbased on specific needs of childrento prepare them for reading & The teacher modelswriting activities; e.g. grammar, writing using children’svocabulary, word recognition, language. Childrendecoding skills, spelling engage in writing together and in writing independently
Modes of Assessment for P3 & P4 ENGLISH TYPES OF ASSESSMENT & WEIGHTAGELevel Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 (SA2) P3 Topical Topical Test Topical Test SA2 & Test 10% 10% 40% P4 10% SA1 IPW 20% 10%
Primary 3 SA 1 and 2 Main Paper (Language Use and Comprehension) Components No. of Total questions Marks Vocabulary MCQ 7 items 7m Grammar MCQ 5 items 5m Comprehension MCQ 5 questions 10m Vocabulary Cloze 5 blanks 5m Grammar Cloze 5 questions 5m Synthesis 3 3m questions Editing 5 questions 5m Comprehension Open Ended 5 questions 10m Total 50 mThe examination consists of ONE written paper comprising two booklets, Booklets A and B.
Primary 4 SA 1 and 2 Main Paper (Language Use and Comprehension) Components No. of questions Total Marks Vocabulary MCQ 6 items 6m Grammar MCQ 6 items 6m Comprehension MCQ 5 questions 10m Vocabulary Cloze 5 blanks 5m Grammar Cloze 8 blanks 8m Editing for Spelling and 5 blanks 5m Grammar Comprehension Cloze 5 blanks 5m Synthesis 5 questions 10m Comprehension Open Ended 5 questions 10m Total 65 mThe examination consists of ONE written paper comprising two booklets, Booklets A and B.
Preparation for Examination•Refer to unit overview attached to unit worksheets•Revise worksheets•Read and listen to good models
P3 & P4 Mathematics Examination FormatThe examination consists of ONE writtenpaper comprising Sections A, B & C: Number of Number of WeightingSection Item Type marks per Duration questions % question Multiple A 20 2 40 choice B Short-answer 20 2 40 1 h 45 min Word C 5 4 20 Problems Total 45 - 100 1 h 45 min
P3 & P4 Mathematics Examination FormatTypes of questions:QUESTION TYPE DESCRIPTORS Recall specific mathematical facts, concepts, rules and Knowledge formulae, and to perform straightforward computations Interpret data and use mathematical concepts,Comprehension rules or formulae in familiar situations Analyse data and/or to applyApplication and mathematical concepts, Analysis rules or formulae in unfamiliar situations
New Topics Covered• Primary 3 AREA AND PERIMETER PERPENDICULAR AND PARALLEL LINES ANGLES• Primary 4 FACTORS AND MULTIPLES RECTANGLES AND SQUARES SYMMETRY TESSELLATION TABLES AND LINE GRAPHS
What’s New for 2011?• Math Banding Pupils who are high achievers in Mathematics are identified and banded into 3 Math classes. Curriculum is customized to cater to the different learning needs of our pupils. Beyond curriculum, there will be enrichment programmes such as the Math Olympiad Training and banded Math remediation.
Modes of Assessment for P3 & P4 MATHEMATICS TYPES OF ASSESSMENT & WEIGHTAGELevel Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4P3 Bite-sized test Bite-sized test: Performance- SA2and (Topical test) (Topical Test) based task 40%P4 10% 10% (IPW) 10% SA1 Bite-sized test: 20% (Topical Test) 10%
What’s for 2011?• Tuition Programme (Self-help groups)• Activities For 2011: PRIMARY 3 Math Carnival (P1 to P3) Young Mathematician Badge (YMB) LTTA – Learning Through The Arts SAIL – Strategies for Active and Independent Learning Math Olympiad Training PRIMARY 4 LTTA – Learning Through The Arts SAIL – Strategies for Active and Independent Learning Math Olympiad Training
Preparing for Examination• Consistent revision• Daily practices• Time management when doing paper
An Overview of the Primary Science SyllabusFocus on 5 broad themes: Syllabus Requirement Themes Lower Block Upper Block (Primary 3 and 4) (Primary 5 and 6)Diversity • Diversity of living and non- living things (General characteristics and classification) • Diversity of materialsCycles • Cycles in plants and animals • Cycles in plants and (Life Cycles) animals (Reproduction) • Cycles in matter and water • Cycles in matter and (Matter) water (Water)
An Overview of the Primary Science Syllabus Syllabus Requirement Themes Lower Block Upper Block (Primary 3 and 4) (Primary 5 and 6)Systems • Plant system • Plant system (Plant parts and functions) (Respiratory and circulatory system) • Human system • Human system (Digestive system) (Respiratory and circulatory systems) • Cell system • Electrical systemInteractions • Interaction of forces • Interaction of forces (Magnets) (Frictional force, gravitational force, force in springs) • Interaction within the environmentEnergy • Energy forms and uses • Energy forms and uses (Light and Heat) (Photosynthesis) • Energy conversion
Modes of Assessment for P3 & P4 The modes of assessments consists of topical tests, semestral assessments (SA1 & SA2) practical tests and Inter-disciplinary Project Work (IPW) Level Term 1 Term2 Term 3 Term 4 P3 Topical Test Topical Test (10%) Topical Test SA2 (10%) (5%) (40%) SA1 (20%) Practical Test (5%) IPW (Knowledge Application) (10%) P4 Topical Test Topical Test Topical Test SA2 (10%) (10%) (10%) (40%) SA1 IPW (20%) (Knowledge (Practical Test Application) constitute 10% of (10%) the overall SA1 percentage)
Inter-disciplinary Project Work (IPW)Inter-disciplinary Project Work (IPW) is a learning experience which aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to synthesise knowledge from various areas of learning, and critically and creatively apply it to real life situations.It enhances pupils knowledge and enables them toacquire skills like collaboration, communication andindependent learning, prepares them for lifelonglearning and the challenges ahead.
Inter-disciplinary Project Work (IPW) Domains Pupils are expected toKnowledge Application • Search for and access information from print and non- print sources. • Apply and transfer knowledge and skills across disciplines. • Recognise the relevance and inter-relatedness of what is learntCommunication •Communicate ideas clearly and effectivelyCollaboration •Collaborate with othersIndependent Learning • Monitor own learning • Demonstrate a positive and responsible attitude towards learning and work
Examination Format – Primary 3 (SA1 and SA2) The examination consists of ONE written paper comprising two booklets, Booklet A and Booklet B. Booklet Item Type Number of Number of Weighting questions marks per (%) question A Multiple- 30 1 30 choice B Open- 10 2 20 endedI Booklet A consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Each multiple –choice question carries 1 mark.II Booklet B consists of 10 open-ended questions. Each open-ended question carries 2 marks Duration of Paper The duration of the paper is 1 hour 30 min
Examination Format – Primary 4 (SA1 and SA2) The examination consists of ONE written paper comprising two booklets, Booklet A and Booklet B. Booklet Item Type Number of Number of Weighting questions marks per (%) question A Multiple- 30 2 60 choice B Open- 14 2, 3 and 4 40 endedI Booklet A consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. Each multiple –choice question carries 2 marks.II Booklet B consists of 14 open-ended questions. Each open-ended question carries 2, 3 or 4 marks Duration of Paper The duration of the paper is 1 hour 45 min
P3 & P4 Science Examination Format Types of questions: QUESTION TYPE DESCRIPTORS Demonstrate knowledge and Knowledge With understanding of scientific facts, Understanding concepts and principles Apply scientific facts, concepts andApplication of Knowledge principles to new situations Use one or a combination of the basic process skills such as observing, comparing, classifying, using apparatusApplication of Process Skills and equipment, communicating, inferring, predicting, analysing, generating possibilities, evaluating and formulating hypothesis
Preparation for Examination• Consistent revision – use of graphic organisers e.g concept map to consolidate concepts of a particular topic.• Time management when doing paper and always think ‘Science’ when approaching a science question.
MUSIC Curriculum Music Textbook is used during lessons. Rubrics for testing: Sing and play instruments individually and in groups Able to sing or play instruments with expression and with consistent rhythm. Music composition Able to create sounds systematically and with good understanding of rhythm and pitch. Listening Able to describe / identify music heard. Able to distinguish music of various cultures and genres. Reflection Able to think and express thoughts on music either verbally or in writing.
Art Curriculum Art Techniques, skills and concepts taught in Primary 3 and 4 • Self Portrait, printmaking, Mixed Media Painting, Digital Art, Card Making, sculpture, Colour Theory - Intermediate colours, monochromatic colours Modes of Assessment • Rubrics to assess pupils’ artwork, process diary • Colour Mixing Practical Test • Quiz • Art discussion Primary 3 and Primary 4 Visual Arts Blog • http://p3artists.tumblr.com/ • http://p4artists.tumblr.com/
ICT Activities P3Learning with •Type and Edit paragraphs of text. MS Wordtext • Create and edit tables of text. • Combine text with picturesLearning with •Search engine can be introduced Internetsearches in P3 for research purposes ExplorerUsing • Online concept mapping and WebspirationCollaborative mind mappingtoolsLearning with • Combine text with drawings, MS Powerpointmultimedia pictures and sound in a presentation
ICT Activities P4Learning •Type paragraphs of text. MS Wordwith text •Edit and format paragraphs of text. •Create and edit tables of text •Combine text with pictures. •Pupils use data from Search TaskLearning •Use search engines and Internetwith keywords ExplorersearchesLearning •Combine text with drawings, MSwith pictures and sound in a PowerpointMultimedia presentation
ICT Activities P4Learning Using Excel for data MS Excelwith management and graphsspreadshee constructiontLearning Record pictures, sound and MSwith Data video for multimedia PowerpointCollection presentationToolsUsing Online concept mapping and WebspirationCollaborati mind mappingve tools
ICT – Learning Management SystemWebsite link:www.mconline.sgLogin id: Your child’s BC numberSchool id: egpsPassword: mconline