Primary School Enrichment
P4C, Philosophy for Pupils:
We have adopted an approach to learning and teaching which enhances children's thinking and communication skills, boosts their self-esteem, and improves their academic attainment. During P4C lessons, we encourage philosophical questions that are open to examination, and enquiry
We have termly teacher-guided activities with children of mixed ages.
We have incorporated the Chess for Change programme in our curriculum and have noticed how this has enhanced our pupil's ability to problem solve and improve their critical thinking skills.
Singapore Maths Programme:
Although many countries acknowledge the importance of problem-solving in maths, Singapore has embraced this as the fundamental requirement when teaching maths. This is why Singapore has developed methodologies to effectively give its students the tools that are needed to become proficient problem solvers in maths and in all other aspects of their lives. Singapore Maths uses unique techniques to teach problem-solving. The Bar Model Method is one such technique. This method is used as a visual approach allowing children to understand, interpret and conceptualise word problems by translating the words of the problem into a visual representation. Visualisation is a much more effective tool compared to comprehension alone when decoding critical information in problems. Based on Singapore’s overall success, this decoding process proves transferable to other aspects of life. According to results of the two most reputable education studies in the world: TIMSS (Trends in International Maths & Science Study) and PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), since 1995, Singapore Maths continues to be recognised as the most successful national maths program in the world. The studies are based on more than 600,000 students in over 60 countries worldwide. Compared to a traditional math curriculum, Singapore math focuses on fewer topics but covers them in greater detail. ... By the end of sixth grade, Singapore math students have mastered multiplication and division of fractions and can solve difficult multi-step word problems. Concrete to model drawing to abstract is essential in all aspects of Singapore Maths.