Primary 3 English allows your child to learn PSLE question types and examination techniques and skills related to exam-readiness and answer precision. Despite the steep learning curve, we also aim for your child to have fun in the classroom through contextualised learning and encouraging him or her to develop an interest in real-world affairs. Find out more.

Content and Language Mastery
Students will learn intermediate grammar rules and thematic vocabulary that will help them to build a strong foundation in the language. These include:
• tenses
• subject-verb agreement
• synthesis and transformation

Skills and Techniques
Students refine their skills in the following key areas:

• Speaking
Students will hone their communication skills through public speaking platforms such as individual presentations.
• Reading and writing
Students will learn how to plan their stories in a sequential and logical manner.
Students will hone their writing skills by refining their use of writing techniques and sentence structure to make their stories more engaging.
Students will also become exposed to more challenging passages such as expository and personal recount passages.

• Metacognitive Skills
Students will hone their metacognitive abilities and develop skills that will help them evaluate their own work. These include:
o clue sourcing
o error analysis
o answer precision

Contextualised Learning
Students will be introduced to a wide variety of themes that will help them to contextualise their learning in the real world and raise their social awareness. Key themes include:
• a class apart
• overcoming adversity
• great authors, great books

Our primary 3 Math programme transitions from strengthening foundational knowledge gained at the lower primary levels to bridging the gap for upper primary by introducing advanced word problems.

Content Mastery
• Students will master new topics such as Number Patterns, Area and Perimeter, Angles, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines and Bar Graphs.
• Students will solve new word problems on Number Patterns, Area and Perimeter and Bar Graphs.
• Students will solve word problems involving comparison of multiple quantities, constant total, constant difference, unchanged quantity, equal stage, excess and shortage.

Skills and Techniques
• Students will apply heuristics including Complex Model Drawing, Make A Supposition and Form Equations in problem solving.
• Students will use folded paper and set squares to check for right angles.
• Students will use set squares and ruler to draw parallel and perpendicular lines.
• Students will develop critical thinking skills through topical challenging problems and GEP handouts.

Applied Learning
• Students will explore and sharpen their spatial sense through working with a set of takeaway puzzle with coloured cubes.
• Students will reinforce concepts learnt and the relation to core values through classroom games and activities such as participating in a class auction after learning the concept of money.
• Students will appreciate the real-life application of Math through data collection and presentation such as learning about Singapore food imports and presenting their daily food intake based on the concept of bar graphs.

The Primary 3 Chinese programme will help your child to grow in confidence and ability to understand and use the Chinese language. With structured approaches to building both language and skills mastery, your child will be able to interpret and respond to various reading, writing and speaking tasks.

Content and Language Mastery
Students will learn the complete MOE vocabulary list and basic grammar structure to help them to build a strong foundation in the language. These include:
• Hanyu Pinyin
• Thematic word banks
• Grammar synthesis
• Idioms and proverbs

Skills and Techniques
Students will refine their skills in the following key areas:
• Speaking
– effective communication skills for exams and real-world situations
– presentation and conversation topics
– accurate and fluent description, interpretation and evaluation of pictures and videos
– recount personal experiences in relation to topic of discussion
• Reading and Writing
– understand the theme, main ideas and key details
– source for specific information and infer the meaning of words and sentences
– question analysis and answering techniques through skills-based modules
– write stories which include: introduction, rising action, climax, resolution and ending (with the learning points)
– addition of exterior monologue in stories
– differentiated format and language used for various communication media
• Metacognition
– critical thinking skills
– analytical skills in examinable components – clue-sourcing, error analysis and answer precision

Contextualised Learning
Students will be introduced to a wide variety of themes that will help them to contextualise their learning in the real world and raise their social awareness. Key themes include:
• Captivating cities
• Technology and science
• Sports and entertainment
• Cultural awareness: China

The first year of formal Science education should be enriching, fun and interesting. Students begin to pursue their passion for this subject, which is tied so closely to the world around them. Find out more.

Content Mastery
• Students will be introduced to the theme on Diversity where they learn the key characteristics of animals, plants, fungi and bacteria and the properties of different materials.
• Students will cover topics such as Life Cycles, Plant and Human body systems and Magnets.

Skills and Techniques
• Students will learn to classify and compare living and non-living things based on similarities and differences.
• Students will be introduced to techniques that guide them in analysing questions.
• Students will learn how to express their answers using accurate science terminology and relevant keywords.
• Students will be taught to analyse information presented in tables, flowcharts, classifications charts and bar graphs.
• Students will learn to interpret experiment set-ups to identify the aim, variables and conclusion of the experiment.

Applied Learning
• Students will be familiarised with facts through games such as Human Body System Bingo and activities.
• Students will observe science concepts in action by conducting experiments.
• Students are encouraged to appreciate Science beyond the textbooks through fun passages that expose them to interesting facts about the real world.

We regularly conduct fun and enriching holiday programs for students of all ages. Find out more!

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