Besides honing examination skills such as answering techniques and answer precision, your child will also focus on developing his or her critical thinking and metacognitive skills. Find out more.

Content and Language Mastery
Students will learn intermediate and advanced grammar rules and thematic vocabulary that will help them to build a strong foundation in the language. These include:
• relative pronouns
• question tags
• phrasal verbs

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 and learn how to present their opinions in a persuasive manner.
Reading and writing
Students will learn how to plan their stories in a sequential and logical manner as well as identify logic gaps when editing their own work. Students will learn how to apply advanced writing techniques such as employing a twist or flashback to make their stories more exciting and engaging. Students will learn how to identify organisational patterns in a text such as chronological sequencing, compare-and-contrast and topic sentences.

Metacognitive skills
Students will hone their metacognitive abilities and develop skills that will help them evaluate their own work. These include:
o error analysis
o answer precision
o the ability to identify logic gaps
o the ability to answer inferential questions

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:
• focus on the environment
• the world today
• the career series

Primary 4 Math curriculum expands on topics learnt in P3 with increasing level of complexity. Your child will also be introduced to new topics which requires the application of prior knowledge and the ability to make new connections. Find out more.

Content Mastery
• Students will master new topics such as Factors and Multiples, Decimals and Symmetry.
• Students will expand their knowledge on basic arithmetic to rounding off and four operations of decimals.
• Students will build upon fundamental topics such as Fractions, Area and Perimeter and Geometry.
• Students will solve word problems involving equal fractions, redistribution and part-whole relationship involving remainder value(s).

Skills and Techniques
• Students will apply heuristics such as Branching, Number  Value and Unitary Method in problem-solving.
• Students will use a protractor to measure and draw angles.

Applied Learning
• Students will learn and apply new skills through project-based learning, such as using the 8-point compass and other geometric properties to locate points on a map.
• New concepts will be reinforced through board games, online games and card games, such as War of Numbers, which requires students to match decimals and fractions of equal value.
• Students will appreciate the real-life application of Math through presentations as well as arts and crafts, such as cutting out symmetrical snowflakes from origami paper.

In Primary 4, your child will focus on honing key component-based skills that lead to the proficient and precise use of the Chinese language. Your child will also focus on developing his or her critical thinking and metacognitive skills.

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
– use of appropriate vocabulary to briefly articulate own opinions / views / feelings about the topic in discussion

• Reading and Writing
– understand the theme, main ideas and key details
– source for specific information and infer the meaning of words and sentences
– compare opinions, content and changes in characters
– 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 and interior monologue in stories
– use of some descriptors and good phrases in stories
– differentiated format and language used for various communication media
• Metacognition
– critical thinking skills
– analytical skills in examinable components – clue-sourcing, error analysis, answer precision and ability to answer inferential questions

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 transition from Primary 3 to Primary 4 involves the shifts from the ability to recall to the ability to apply knowledge for topics with abstract concepts. Find out more.

Content Mastery
• Students will be introduced to new topics such as Matter, Light and Heat.
• Students will revise topics covered in Primary 3 at a greater depth.

Skills and Techniques
• Students are given extensive practice on experiment-based questions to build their confidence in applying their knowledge and expressing their understanding of science concepts.
• Students will learn to draw relationships between variables based on the results of an experiment.
• Students will be exposed to application questions where they have to approach questions with unfamiliar context based on the concepts that they have learnt and answer in context of the question.

Applied Learning
• Students will learn by conducting experiments and observing abstract scientific concepts in action.
• Students will be aware of the science around them through fun passages such as the effect of heat during the process of making ice cream.

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