Presentation on theme: "P5 and P6 Parent Dialogue Session 13 Feb 2015"— Presentation transcript:
1 P5 and P6 Parent Dialogue Session 13 Feb 2015 Good Evening, Parents. Thank you for taking time off to attend this Parent Dialogue Session. The slides for this evening presentation will be uploaded onto our website and be made available to you from next week.Also present tonight are our Principal, Mdm Foo, Vice Principals, Mrs Pawa, Mrs Boey Lim and Mdm Tham, teachers and KP.
2 SESSION OVERVIEW Principal’s Address Addressing Key Concerns - Teaching and Learning- Key Programmes- Holistic DevelopmentPreparation for PSLE- Direct School AdmissionQ & ABreakout SessionAn overview of tonight’s session.The Principal will address us, who will share with us on the school focus and direction.Next we will update you on the school programmes and curriculum we had on preparing our students for PSLE.After which there will be a Q and A session to address your concerns and to answer any queries that you may have.We will also be addressing in our presentation some of the concerns that you have raised during the e-registration. Other concerns that are specific to individual classes will be addressed by the teachers when you meet up with them after the presentation.We would like to inform that there will be a separate Meet The Parents Session at the end of this term on the last day of school for the parents…an opportunity for parents to discuss with the form teacher in detail on the progress and issues concerning each individual pupils.
3 Principal’s Address Our Principal, Mdm Foo will now share with us… Welcome to the P6 Parents Dialogue Session. The rescheduling of date for tonight’s session was primarily to allow the teachers the space and time to understand our pupils better. It also allows our pupils to settle in for the new level and with the CA1 results, we can be more focus in our update on areas and aspects we are working on.
4 Visual Representation of Strategic Map Strategic PartnershipChongfu’s Torch:Visual Representationof Strategic MapStrategic PartnershipLet me first introduce the Chongfu’s torch, which was conceptualised towards the end of last year to give a visual representation of our strategic Map.The torch serves as a compass to chart strategic directions to move the school to next level.The flame on top shows the 4 C2015 student outcomes mapped out by MOE. We want our pupils to possess the attributes of – a Confident Person, Self-directed Learner, a concerned citizen and an active contributor.Our vision ‘A community of thinkers who are patriotic, gracious and global in outlook’, spells out clearly what we want our Chongfu pupil to be. and, mission ‘To develop our pupils in five core areas, namely moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetics are aligned to the C2015 student outcomes. The school vision A Chongfu pupil is a thinker who is patriotic, gracious and has a global outlook.To stretch our pupils’ learning potential, we have the High Ability Learning Programme.the firm grip on the torch symbolising our unyielding beliefs that the five strategic thrusts, together with a gracious culture in Chongfu, will propel us to achieve desired outcomes of education.In Chongfu School, we have 4 staff values namely: Lifelong learning, family togetherness, Thinking, Striving for Excellence, that anchor everyone in a culture that binds us as a family.
5 Core Values Chongfu pupils are to demonstrate and exhibit the values of being gracious, respectful, achieving, caring, innovative, obsevant …..
6 Highlights from PSLE 2014 Overall pass rate is 99.3 % Mean T-Score (all pupils) is 217.3Exit rate to the various courses (E/N(A)/N(T)) remained stable as compared to the previous year
7 Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Placement of Students Courses2014Express83.0N(A)10.6N(T)5.7Repeat0.7
8 Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Distinctions No. of Distinctions20143A*204A*105A*4
9 Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Results by Subjects & Grades (Standard Stream) A* - A %Pass %SubjectCFSNat’lEnglish61.044.197.1Mathematics61.344.795.685.3Science52.742.494.690.0Chinese84.376.596.496.6Malay85.774.192.997.4Tamil70.076.297.7
10 Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Results by Subjects & Grades (HMT) DistinctionPass %SubjectCFSNat’lChinese14.218.610098.5Malay13.985.797.8Tamil20.016.898.7
11 Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Results by Subjects & Grades (Foundation Stream) Pass %SubjectCFSNat’lFn. English3.110097.2Fn. Mathematics7.587.584.4Fn. Science4.989.8Fn. Chinese14.395.8Fn. Malay-98.3Fn. Tamil
12 Addressing Key Concerns-Part 1 Student Well-beingModes of CommunicationKey ProgrammesAsst Year Head/P5- Ms Filicia Yap
13 Student Well-being Social and Emotional Support Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP)Bonding Lunches/Teacher Student ConferenceLearning Series and Motivation SeriesSchool Counsellor and Learning & Behavioural Support OfficerCommunication with ParentsSocial & emotional supportFTGP are to provide quality interaction time between form teachers and pupils and help to equip pupils with social and emotional competencies.….. And bonding time with pupilsForm and co form teachers for this strategic level to ensure a smooth transition for our pupils as they proceed through the various level in their primary educationOther Motivational Elements –We get them to dream and aspire for a Secondary School they wish to go to after PSLE. This provides them with a purpose or immediate goal to motivate them to actively work towards achieving itWe also tap on MOE programme – Educational Career Guidance and Pathway - to help pupils to explore possible education options and the world of work, enabling them to become aware of their career interests, skills and values, and identifying their own strengths. This will further motivates our pupils and enable them to make more informed decisions about their future education choices beyond primary school.In the process, it not only motivates and inspire them, but also demonstrates personal, moral , social and ethical responsibility in decision making and actions.Also, we have the a full time counselors and a LBS Office to lend support to our pupils learning and emotional needs …Coping with Stress – teach pupils to be aware and identify the cause of stress and how to effectively manage stress through tips on relaxation exercise – hands on session
14 Student’s handbook/diary Telephone Email firstname.lastname@example.org How do we enhance the communication between teachers and parents? Modes of Communication Student’s handbook/diary Telephone Letters/ s from school School newsletterSchool website:
15 Key Programmes -Values in Action Cleanest ClassUse your handsFood & Toy Donation DriveSWAMI Home VisitCIP for MINDSGive a Card Project (KK Hospital)SWAMI Home – VIA project To allow pupils to possess skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to be gracious individualsTo understand the duties and responsibilities of a member of the larger communityGive a Card Project , our P6 pupils will create activity based cards for children who are long term patients of KK children’s Hospital as part of our VIA project. We want to inculcate care in them for children who may not be well). Last year, our pupils created cards for children in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Our community partners found it well received.We also engaged them as a caring and concerned citizens by getting them to host pupils from Woodland Garden School for a day in the Chongfu Immersion Programme for MINDs (CIP) as they serve as school ambassadors, empathize, care and help guide our guests through a one-day in school.
16 Key Programmes P5 P6 Camp iNspire – Outdoor Adventure (24th & 25th Jun)TIE TripNational Education Show (July)Project WorkLearning JourneyCamp iNspire –Motivation Camp(2nd & 3rd Jun)Etiquette Course1-day Overseas TripFor the P5, they will be experiencing a 2 day 1 night camp held at MOE Dairy Farm Adventure Centre. The objectives are to train our pupils to be resilient and independent. Through adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities such as Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Flying Fox and the Challenge Ropes, pupils learn to rough it out, gain self-confidence and awareness by overcoming their fears and obstacles. Through outdoor activities shown here, they learn to rough it out and gain self confidence by overcoming their fears and obstacles.We would like to take this opportunity to seek your support as parents to help and encourage our children to actively participate in our camp programme so as to help us achieve these objectives for them.
17 Camp iNspire Learning Focus LeadershipGRACIOUSLYCamp iNspire Learning FocusTeam Bonding &Decision MakingResilience & SportsmanshipIndependenceCamp iNspire is an outdoor education and adventure learning programme for the development of healthy, active and confident students.A progressive approach is adopted to enable students to experience camp life in different settings starting from within school to beyond school and culminating in an overseas experience for P6 students after the PSLE.CampiNspire, a school wide programme, is an outdoor education and adventure learning programme for the development of healthy, active and confident students that is aligned with the 21st century competencies to help students to emerge stronger both mentally and physically.The P1-P6 camp programme helps students acquire new skills and gives a sense of adventure to develop the tenacity to overcome challenges as a team and broaden their perspectives beyond the classroom. These camps take students out of the classroom with given hands-on experiences as they learn to adapt to a different environment, out of their comfort zone. Students are challenged by choice and this gives rise to opportunities for them to root for one another. The activities also allow our students to think on their feet, make decisions to overcome challenges and situationsThe objectives of the programme are to promote physical fitness, self-confidence, self-reliance, teamwork and leadership through a series of well-planned and challenging experiences.Activities conducted at each level focuses on different aspects of character development and are mapped to the school values GRACIOUSLY. ]In 2014, the programme for the lower primary block was designed and executed by teachers who are in a better position to help students in character development. The range of activities included life skills such as dining etiquette and tying of knots to help students acquire basic skills and knowledge.Caring for OthersCaring for Self
18 P5 Project Work- Theme: SG50 Ways to promote loving Singapore moreWhat makes us Singaporean?Encourage deeper understanding of Singapore & her identityDevelop self-directed inquiry and lifelong learning. Emphasis is on the student’s learning process.e introduced to help students see the interconnectedness of their learning across different subjects.From Primary 3 onwards, our children are exposed to Project Work which they will be collaborating with their peers.The emphasis of PW is on the pupils’ learning process.
19 P5 Internationalisation Programme Could you share the selection criteria for Internationalisation Programme?P5 Internationalisation ProgrammeCultural exchangePromote global outlookOur P5 pupils traditionally will go on internationalisation programme. We hope parents will give us your support when your child is selected for any of these trips.Timing of the trips - end of Term 2 in May after their SA1 exams, with the BiCEP trip for our BiCEP pupils on the 10th week.It is a cultural Immersion Trip, not a trip for sightseeing.Objective:To create opportunities for our pupils to be exposed to a different cultureTo Enable them to live and learn in a culturally different school setting and to allow them to interact with their peers from a different nationality
20 Addressing Key Concerns-Part 2 Academic Progress & Learning SupportPreparing for ExaminationPSLEDSAChoices of Secondary SchoolsYear Head/Upper Pri –Mr Jason Ng
21 Academic Excellence & Learning Support How would Chongfu help the students cope with the coming PSLE?Academic Excellence & Learning SupportP5P6Structured remedialRecommendation for subjects offered for PSLE – SBB OptionExternal CompetitionsFriends of ChongfuParent Support for MathSelf-directed Online LearningHoliday Supplementary ClassHUG ProgrammeP5 is the level which we will start our preparation for the children for 2014 PSLE.To support our pupils in their learning, we will provide remediation help for our targeted pupils. We also have enrichment programme to cater to pupils who are more advanced in their learning and who need to be challenged and stretched.Stretched goal to motivate and inspire our pupils in their learning.With close monitoring of pupils’ progress and learning through termly results analysis performed by the teachers and shared with the pupils as to whether they have achieved their targets and areas for improvement. We constantly monitor our pupils’ progress for underachievers so as to implement intervention measures promptly.Competitions outside of school and at national level – to provide the platform for exposure for our pupils. This is also relevant and useful for DSA.
22 Holistic Assessment Termly examinations Alternative modes of assessments (AA)Holistic ReportingStudent PortfolioIP Development CardsAttitudes towards learningPAM Development CardsLevel of skills attainmentCCE Development CardsIn view of this, assessment of and for our pupils’ learning no long just take the form of pen and paper or written examination. For a holistic assessment of our pupils learning and for constructive feedback into the learning, besides the 4 termly written examinations, we have alternative modes of assessment to assess and support our pupils in their learning. The respective subj teachers will brief you on the types of alternative assessment we have for the different terms during the breakout sessions in class.The pupils need to demonstrate consistency in completing their daily assignments and homework and possess a good attitude towards learning
23 Can school could address the quantum of homework allocated to the child on a daily basis, as the amount appears too much?Homework PolicyLevelsMon – Thurs, School DaysP1 – P2P3 – P4P5 – P61 hour per day1.5 hours per day2.5 hours per dayLevelsFri – Sun, WeekendsP1 – P63 hours per weekend
24 Important Dates to note What are the examination dates?Important Datesto noteSWAMI Home – VIA project To allow pupils to possess skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to be gracious individualsTo understand the duties and responsibilities of a member of the larger community
25 PSLE Registration • Students’ subject combinations The school will register our P6 students for PSLE from 9 March to 27 March 2015• Students’ subject combinations(Foundation and/or Standard) take into consideration their respective levels of mastery of content knowledge and skills• Students are therefore strongly discouraged from changing their subject combinations after PSLE registration
26 What are the examination dates? 2015 P5 Examination ScheduleExamDateCA 1Term 1 Week 9SA 1Term 2 Week 5 (Oral)Term 2 Week 6 & 7CA 2Term 3 Week 9SA 2Term 4 Week 5, 6 & 10Prelim or Revision test using SHHK 5-schools combined papers?Our Prelim exam will be conducted based on Chongfu school papers. However, to provide pupils with additional exam simulation, there will be a mock exam using SHHK 5-schools combined papers. This will be conducted under similar exam setting including centralised marking. The only difference would be that the score and marks will not be reflected in the result slips.This would allow the teachers the time to focus on helping our students to learn and improve on areas identified.
27 2015 P6 Examination Schedule What is the Preliminary Exam and PSLE date?2015 P6 Examination ScheduleExamDateCA 1Term 1 Week 9SA 1Term 2 Week 5 (Oral)Term 2 Week 6 & 7Preliminary ExamTerm 3 Week 5 & 6Mock ExamTerm 3 Week 9 & 10P6 Simulated Oral ExamTerm 3 Week 3(18/7 Sat)Prelim or Revision test using SHHK 5-schools combined papers?Our Prelim exam will be conducted based on Chongfu school papers. However, to provide pupils with additional exam simulation, there will be a mock exam using SHHK 5-schools combined papers. This will be conducted under similar exam setting including centralised marking. The only difference would be that the score and marks will not be reflected in the result slips.This would allow the teachers the time to focus on helping our students to learn and improve on areas identified.
28 PSLE Listening Comprehension 2015 PSLE Exam TimetableExamDatePSLE Oral ExamTerm 3 Week 8(20/8 and 21/8)Thursday & FridayPSLE Listening ComprehensionTerm 4 Week 1(18/9)FridayPSLE Written ExamTerm 4 Week 2 & 3(25/9 to 1/10)Thursday to Wednesday
29 -Overnight Motivation Camp Will there be remedial classes for P6 students during June holidays?2015 P6 Supplementary ClassesSchool HolidaysDate*June (1st week)-Overnight Motivation Camp2/6 to 3/6June (4th Week)22/6 to 24/68.00 to pm(Monday to Wednesday)September (1st Week)7/9 to 9/9
30 Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-Sec) 2015 Please provide the details of DSA application procedures and timeline.Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-Sec) 2015More information on DSA.It is an exercise introduced by MOE since 2004 to promote holistic education and provide students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a secondary school.The selection by the participating secondary schools for admission to Secondary One will be based on their achievements and talents before the PSLE results are released.
31 Direct School Admission Participating secondary schools have flexibility to select a percentage of their students for admission via their own selection criteriaSelection criteria can include diverse academic and non-academic achievements and talentsDSA schools to publish selection criteria(deadlines differ from school to school)Pursue and build track record in the child’s niche areaBuild up a substantial portfolioSelect schools which best meet his/ her needsSubmit application
32 Direct School Admission Specialised independent schools that admit students entirely or almost entirely through DSA– NUS High School of Maths and Science–School of the Arts (SOTA)–School of Science and Technology–Singapore Sports School
33 Direct School Admission The 3 stages of DSA-Sec are:Selection Stage (May to August)Tests /camps /interviews and outcome of selectionExercise School Preference Stage (October)If selected, student submits preference for up to 3 DSA schoolsResults Release Stage (November)Student collects result of DSA school allocated together with PSLE results3 stages of DSA-Sec exerciseSelection – short listed students goes for selection tests/camps or intereview at the DSA-Ssc school(s). Students will receive outcome of application from the school(s) he / she has applied to (those on confirmed or waiting list or rejected will be notified by August.Stage 2 – exercising of school preference stage, in October. This is when students are notified of the “Confirmed” Offers or who have been put on the “Waiting List”, they will receive a School Preference Form through their primary schools.On receiving this form, parents can indicate their child’s school preference for up to 3 schools in the Form.The last stage is the results release stage, in November. Parents / students will be informed together with their PSLE results. Students who are not successfully in the DSA exercise will participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise.
34 DSA-Sec ExerciseThink carefully before accepting a Confirmed Offer or Waiting ListOnce your child has exercised his/ her school preference, and is accepted, he/ she will not be allowed to make any school selection in the centralised S1 Posting Exercise, regardless of how well he/ she may have performed in the PSLE.As we do not want to subject our students to too many interviews and hence demoralising effect if they failed to get through the interviews. Which might be counter productive. Try not to subject them to many interviews, if none go thro will deal another blow to the child – demoralising effect, take care of the ‘hope’ – counter productive effect on child’s confidence – esp taking PSLE.Not more than 3 schools, sit many proficiency exam, interview, June holiday will be burned.
35 For more information regarding the DSA-Sec Exercise, please refer to the MOE website at:Will only be updated by May 2014
36 Post PSLE Important Dates Key EventTentative Dates*Release of PSLE results to candidates21 NovSubmission of S1 Option Form for choice of secondary schools21 Nov to 27 NovRelease of School Posting Results3rd week of DecStudents to report to Secondary Schools for Registration
38 Secondary School Streaming Guide Standard Stream Express – 200 and above Express/Normal Academic – 188 to 199 Normal Academic – 160 to 187 Normal Academic/Normal Tech – 152 to 159 Normal Technical – 152 and below Foundation Stream Below 113 and obtain Grade 4 or better in FEL, FMA and FMT• It is a placement examination to assign students into different courses according to their academic ability• It enables posting to secondary schools by merit and as far as possible into a school of their choice• Students and parents need to consider the relative achievement level of the students among his/her peers at the nationallevel
39 Factors to Consider when making an option Make your choices wiselyPosting is done based on aggregate score first, choose schools that are comparable to your child’s academic abilityChoose schools that are a good ‘fit’ for your child(strengths, interests, disposition)Consider–school culture–school niches and programmes–school’s PSLE cut-off pointAdmission based on demand and places available• Last student to get in= his/her aggregate score becomes the school’s Cut-off PointAs you can see, posting is primarily dependent on the pupil’s PSLE aggregate score. Hence it is most important to choose schools whose academic standard is comparable to the child’s ability. For example, if a child is expected to get a PSLE aggregate of 200, there is no point in choosing 6 schools whose cut-off in previous years are in the range of 240 or The pupil is not likely to be admitted into these schools and the 6 choices are in fact ‘wasted’.Because the 1st option is made before the PSLE result is known, it will be good to speak to the teachers to arrive at an estimate of the pupil’s likely PSLE score when he eventually sits for his PSLE. Once the parents have a gauge of the likely PSLE scores of their children, then they are in a better position to choose secondary schools, based on the secondary school’s cut-off in the previous year.The 6 choices should reflect a spread of academic standard, just in case the pupil’s PSLE result turns out to be better than expected, or worse than expected.
44 STELLAR STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading Children Who Love Reading and Have a Strong Foundation in the English LanguageHow does the school prepare students in the acquisition of basic literacy and numeracy skills?What is Chongfu doing to ensure that the students’ foundation in literacy and numeracy is sound?
45 Teaching Strategies Supported Reading – Text Deconstruction KWL (Know – Want to Know – Learn)Writing CycleRole of parents in supporting their child in his/her learningWhat do we need to do / take note of in order to help our child learn better?School's expectations of P1 students in terms of skills and knowledge, prior to start of P1
46 Holistic AssessmentStudents are given opportunities to listen, read, view, speak, write and represent to demonstrate their language competence.Example of tasks:Crossword Puzzle (Spelling)Language ItemsComprehending Short TextsSituational WritingListening ComprehensionPlot Structure
47 KEY PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES ENGLISH LANGUAGEReadingI Read ProgrammeLittle Red DotSpeakingAir timeICT-based lessonsWritingJournalsListeningPodcastingEnrichmentTheatrical Experience & ExposureSupportStructured Remedial Programme
48 Writing Workshop (P5) Date : 27 February 2015 Time : 7 p.m. – 8.30p.m. Venue : Tan Kah Kee HallOutline of WorkshopBackground and Rationale for ChangesMain changes in EL assessmentTackling the new components
50 LEARNING OUTCOMESStudents are able to solve mathematical problems using :Concepts and skills : 4 operationsHeuristic skills :Use a diagram/modelUse before-after conceptLook for pattern(s)Work backwardsGuess & CheckMake a systematic listSimplifying the ProblemMake suppositionsUse equations
51 MATHEMATICS Use a diagram / model Make a systematic list HEURISTICS SKILLS:Use a diagram / modelMake a systematic listLook for pattern(s)Work backwardsUse before after conceptUse guess and checkSimplifying the ProblemMake suppositionsUse equations
52 MATHS PROGRAMMES & ACTIVITIES MATHEMATICSMaths Games Day:- NumeroMaths WarriorTangramsEngaged Teaching & Learning:- Hands on activities (Manipulatives)
54 STRATEGIES Maximise Score Minimise Losses - Every question matters (Don’t leave blanks)- Method marks are more important than Answer markMinimise LossesRemember to write the correct unitsRemember to label your work correctlyRemember to shade correctlySEM(Skills, Exposure and Motivation)- Master all conceptual and heuristic skills- Pupils have been exposed to all types of questions from various sources- Develop good exam skills and Be resilient
55 WORKSHOP FOR P5 PARENTSWhat : Mathematics Workshop When : 25 April 2015, Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where : TKK Hall
57 Learning Outcomes Level Themes Skills / Processes Primary Science Syllabus (2008)LevelThemesSkills / ProcessesP5SystemsCyclesEnergyInvestigationDecision-makingCreative problem solvingCommunicating – written, verbal, pictorial, tabular & graphicalP6InteractionsSystemsA system is a whole consisting of parts that work together to perform a function.CyclesThere are repeated patterns of change in nature.The Earth is a self-sustaining system.EnergyEnergy makes changes and movement possible in everyday life.InteractionsStudying the interactions between and within systems enhances understanding of the environment and Man’s role in it.InvestigationThis involves formulating questions or hypotheses, devising fair methods and carrying out these methods to find out answers to the questions or to verify the hypotheses.Decision-makingDecision-making is the process of establishing and applying criteria to select from among seemingly equal alternatives.Creative Problem SolvingThis is a process of analysing a problem and choosing an innovative and relevant solution in order to remedy or alter a problem situation.
58 Support for LearningEncourage your child to read and take notes. Remember the Science facts and conceptsEmploy the RISE Strategy:Read the question and highlight clues in the stem.Identify main concepts and list keywords.Select the answer (MCQ) or determine the structure to use for answering the question.Evaluate your answer by ensuring the keywords are written down.
59 Key IP Programmes and Activities Lab lessonsICT-based lessonsOutdoor LearningLearning Journey to Singapore Science Centre :- Electric Carnival (P5)- Aquatic Plants and Animals (P6)
60 Science Workshop for P5 Parents Objective: To provide parents with an understanding of the current types of questions tested in the PSLE and how to answer them Date: 27 March 2015 (Friday) Venue: Tan Kah Kee Hall Time: 7pm to 830pm Registration via LMS
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