Your child will be trained to execute key examination strategies and techniques in the run-up to the PSLE. Your child will reinforce his or her skills in examination components such as comprehension, composition, grammar and situational writing.

Content and Language Mastery
Students will learn advanced grammar rules and thematic vocabulary that will help them to build a strong foundation in the language. These include:
• rule of proximity
• reported speech
• conditionals

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

Speaking
Students will refine their communication and interview skills through DSA preparation classes. They will learn how to engage with the audience and present their opinions in a convincing and coherent manner.
Reading and writing
Students will learn to identify logic gaps when editing their own work. Students will also reinforce their application of writing techniques, and focus on their abilities to plan a coherent and interesting story.
Students will learn how to identify organisational patterns in a text such as chronological sequencing, compare-and-contrast, cause-and-effect 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:
• business and finance
• media and entertainment
• arts and humanities

Revision and Reinforcement
Students will go through intensive revision for the PSLE examination components. These include:
• recap of the requirements of the PSLE composition
• revision of grammar and synthesis and transformation rules
• recap of answering techniques and exam-savvy strategies
• emphasis on time management

In this important examination year, your child will be supported in his or her efforts to consolidate content knowledge and apply exam-centric skills with a focus on speed and accuracy in the exams.

Content Mastery
• Students will review topics from P1 to P5 and tackle new topics such as Algebra, Circles, Speed, Solid Figures and Pie Charts.
• Students will be exposed to noteworthy PSLE questions during revision.

Skills and Techniques
• Students will be trained to apply various heuristics to solve complex word problems involving multiple topics/concepts and tackle non-routine problems.
• Students will learn techniques for checking answers such as checking for reasonableness and working backwards.
• Students will analyse and reflect on how to apply the most efficient techniques for exams and to avoid errors.
• Students will be trained on other examination skills such as proper time management, effective stress management techniques and neat presentation of solutions.

Revision and Reinforcement
• Students will evaluate their content mastery through a series of quizzes and topical tests that include questions that test foundational knowledge and examination questions.
• Students will consolidate and revise concepts and key topics via concept maps, revision handouts and mock paper practices.

In this crucial exam year, your Primary 6 child will be given ample opportunity to practice key exam components. Your child will reinforce his or her skills in examination components such as oral, composition and comprehension.

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
– recount personal experiences in relation to topic of discussion
– use of appropriate vocabulary to articulate own opinions/views/feelings about the topic in discussion
– relate the topic in discussion to school and society
• Reading and Writing
– compare opinions, content and changes in characters
– comment on content
– summarise content (HCL)
– question analysis and answering techniques through skills-based modules
– write stories which include: introduction, rising action, climax, resolution and ending (with the learning points)
– use of good descriptors and good phrases to write more interesting stories
– addition of exterior and interior monologue in stories
– differentiated format and language used in different scenarios through skills-based modules
– use of written interaction to communicate
• Metacognition
– critical thinking skills
– analytical skills in examinable components – clue-sourcing, error analysis, answer precision, ability to answer inferential questions and analysis of assessment rubrics

Revision and Reinforcement
• mock examination practice each term to consolidate learning
• mock examination practice each term to target areas of improvement
• distribution of useful booklets on vocabulary, composition writing and oral skills for practice and revision
• exam techniques training for question analysis and answering techniques.
• practice for identification of common pitfalls and common errors made by students

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

During the year, your child will be mentored closely by teachers and learn within a structured syllabus schedule that sets the right momentum for tackling the major national exam.

Content Mastery
• Students will be introduced to new topics such as Sources and Forms of Energy and Forces.
• Students will acquire a deeper understanding of topics through comprehensive notes with examples of common questions and experiments.
• Students will be provided with tutorials for regular practise and extensive exposure to various questions.

Skills and Techniques
• Students will practice exam techniques such as data and question analysis as well as experimental skills.
• Students will analyse experimental set-ups and recognise how a controlled variable ensures a fair experiment and the purpose of a controlled variable.
• Students will be made aware of common pitfalls and learn how to analyse them in order to avoid losing marks unnecessarily.
• Students will be given extension practice to application questions where they approach questions with unfamiliar contexts.

Revision and Reinforcement
• Students will practise multiple mock examination papers to prepare for every exam in Primary 6.
• Students will undergo a systemic, topical-based revision of all topics, common and challenging questions from Primary 3 to Primary 6.

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