# Our Programmes Structured weekly problem sums Use of ICT in Math Learning Support Math Olympiad training for selected high ability students identified.

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Our Programmes Structured weekly problem sums Use of ICT in Math Learning Support Math Olympiad training for selected high ability students identified by GE Branch Differentiated Curriculum

Rationale behind our Programmes Structured weekly problem sums Help students learn the different skills / heuristics Use of ICT Equip students with the necessary life skills Learning Support Provide support to students who need help

List of Approved Calculators Fx-95sg PLUS-Casio You may visit the SEAB website at http://www.seab.gov.sghttp://www.seab.gov.sg to check on the list of other approved calculators

Housekeeping Encourage your child to draw models. Model drawing is a useful tool to help students visualize the problem, and translate words into pictorial representation. Model drawing allows the child to see a faster and shorter solution in solving word problems. Insist on neat and legible handwriting and work. Writing neatly and legibly helps students avoid careless mistakes. It also helps students from losing marks if markers interpret the writing wrongly. Please sign your child’s completed work/tests when they are requested by your child’s Math teacher. Your child will feel encouraged as you show your concern. You are also given timely feedback on your child’s progress.

Differentiated Curriculum The purpose To allow students to work on skills appropriate to their readiness level and to explore mathematics applications. The content Students who require a lot of help – direct instruction (teaching step-by-step) in the teaching of SHPS Math curriculum Students who are average performers – SHPS Math curriculum Students who have an aptitude in Math – exploration and investigative work beyond SHPS Math curriculum

Heuristics to be covered 1.The 4 cases of ratio 2.Bags and Boxes (Simultaneous Equation) 3.Pattern Questions a. Linear equation b. Non – Linear equation c. Square number d. Quadratic equation 4. Working Backwards 5. Branching method 6. Model drawing

Files 1. Three Blue files a.Word problems b.MPAH c.SQ worksheets & Exam papers 2. Ring Files a.Mr Nizam’s personal worksheets Pupils will do filing whenever papers are returned to them after all corrections are marked. Parents will sign on the cover page placed in the files. All files will be returned 2 weeks prior to exam.

Scheme of Work P6 STANDARD MATHT1T2T3 ALGEBRACA1SA1PRELIMS ANGLES IN GEOMETRIC FIGURESCA1SA1PRELIMS NETSCA1SA1PRELIMS FRACTIONSCA1SA1PRELIMS RATIO SA1PRELIMS PERCENTAGE SA1PRELIMS CIRCLES SA1PRELIMS PIE CHARTS PRELIMS SPEED PRELIMS AREA AND PERIMETER PRELIMS VOLUME OF SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS PRELIMS

Exam Format (Standard Math) Important! Mathematical and word statements must be shown for ALL Fill In the Blank questions and problem sums.

P6 Science Program 2014 Science Syllabus Program Highlights Science Assessments (CA & SA) Science exam paper format How to score well in a Science exam paper Topical Test Papers Photos of some pupils in action. Why must we have homework Consequences of handing in late work Effective strategies

P6 Science Syllabus 2014 TermBlockTopic Resources (UB – Upper Block) 1 Interaction Chapters 2-4 - Environment -Food Chains & Webs -Adaptations in Plants & Animals I-Science Interaction UB TB & WB 2 Interaction Chapter 1 - ForcesI-Science Interaction UB TB & WB Energy Chapter 2 -Forms Of Energy -Conversion of Energy I-Science Energy UB TB & WB Interactions Chapter 5 -Man’s impact on the environment I-Science Interaction UB TB & WB

Science Assessment for P6 2014 BookletItem Type No. of questions No. of marks per question Weighting AMCQ30 Qns260% B Open ended qns 14 Qns (with sub- parts) 2, 3 or 4 marks 40 % Exam Format for all CA and SA, Prelims Pupils need to read and comprehend the question very carefully in order to answer specifically to what the question asked for. Diagrams, info /data given in table must be studied thoroughly.

BlockLevelTopicCA1SA1PrelimsPSLE Cycles P43 States Of Matter Cycles P5Water Cycle Diversity P3Living Things Diversity P3Materials Energy P5Photosynthesis Interaction P3Magnets Interaction P6Adaptations Interaction P6Environment Interaction P6Web Of Life Systems P3Plant System Cycles P5Human & Plant Reproduction Interaction P6Forces Interaction P6Man’s Impacts On Environment Energy P4Heat And Light Energy P6Energy And Its Conversion Systems P4Human System Systems P5Cells In Plants And Animals Systems P5Electrical System Systems P5Respiratory And Circulatory

Science Practical Test in Term 2 Results are graded in A, B or C in the report books

Program Highlights Topical Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) Hands-on Workstations Learning Journey to Botanical Rainforest gdn cum SS Learning Journey (Term 2, Wk 1) Environmental awareness project on Recycling New South Wales International Science Competition (Opt-in) Exam date in mid-April CoL & SDL lessons incorporating ICT skills

How to score well in a Science Exam paper Section A : 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 60 marks (2m per question) Aim for perfect score in Section A (i.e. 60 marks) Section B : Open-ended questions (OE) 40 marks Analyze : diagrams / data / results of given experiments Highlight key words in the stem question Use appropriate scientific terms Questions with “Explain”, “Give reasons”, “Why” require elaborated answers with Science concepts State Science concepts in relation to the question for “Explain” questions

Topical & Past Years exam papers Topical Papers are SHPS Past Years Exams Questions Topical Papers & 2014 CA1 and SA1 papers from various GEP schools will be given termly for practice. Please ensure that your child does these with diligence Purpose:  to prepare your child for the Written Examination in content & speed of completion  a good gauge for the child/teacher/parent on how prepared and ready your child is, for the PSLE in October.

Ecology Program @ Pasir Ris beach (2013)

Sc lesson on Mangrove Swamp (2013)

PSLE results YearMathScience250-259260-269Above 270 201141A*10A**20 1 201332A*25A*24100

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