P3/4 Parents’ Briefing 31 Jan 2013
Briefing Outline: * Introduction of Form and Co-Form Teachers * Level Activities for P3 and P4 * Assessment Weighting for P3 and P4 * Format of Assessments and Programmesof English, Maths, Science, Mother Tongue and Physical Education Departments * Subject-based Banding for P4
P3A P3C P3B MdmLiyana MrKandesan MrsKathy Tham MrsCelestia Tan Ms May Tan P3D MdmZhang Sha P3E P3F Primary 3 Form and Co-Form Teachers MsHazel Neo MrJason Goh Mr Roger Tan MdmNorsena Ms Cindy Lim Ms Lam Wai Ling
P4A P4B P4C Mdm Farrah Ms Lim Sok Ping MsZakiyah P4D MrsKoh Ling Shan Mrs Cindy Seah Mrs Laura Tan P4E Primary 4 Form and Co-Form Teachers P4F Mdm Li Hui Wen MsRafidah Mdm Tan Kuan Bee Ms Lim Pei Wen MdmNurellysa Ms Cindy Ng
Primary 3 & 4 Level Events/ Activities Term 1 and Term 2
Primary 3 & 4 Level Events/ Activities Term 1 and Term 2
P3 & P4 ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING(For English, Maths, Science and Mother Tongue)
With effect from 2012, for P3 and P4, CA2 exam has been replaced with a range of alternative assessments.
English Language Primary 3 and 4 STELLAR Programme English Language Department 2013
Outline: * P3 & P4 STELLAR Programme * English Language Examination Syllabus (P3 & P4) * Modes of Assessment in P3 & P4 * Other EL Programmes for P3 & P4 What is STELLAR ? Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading –Developmentally appropriate –Research-based
P3 & P4 STELLAR Programme • Upper primary students can look forward to more interactive English lessons with the implementation of the revised 2010 English Language (EL) Syllabus at Pri 4 from 2013. • The new syllabus aims to enable our students to communicate effectively and confidently and be well prepared for the next stage of learning • Pupils will sit for the revised Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) EL papers in 2015.
P3 & P4 STELLAR Programme EL Syllabus 2010: A document that sets out what, when, how and why we teach English. STELLAR: A programme of instruction to deliver the desired outcomes of EL Syllabus 2010 STELLAR is aligned with the current & revised PSLE
STELLAR Website http://www.stellarliteracy.sg/ This website gives a list of tips to parents on how to support their children in their learning.
Primary 3 & 4 Allocation of Marks Total 100%
Primary 3 Allocation of Marks
Primary 4 Allocation of Marks
ORAL (P3 & P4)- READING ALOUD (6 marks)- PICTURE CONVERSATION (10 marks) * Reading aloud - To assess the ability to read aloud a given text with fluency, correct pronunciation, and appropriate stress and intonation to suit purpose, audience and context. * Picture conversation - To assess the ability to describe and interpret a picture.
Composition (P3 & 4) • To assess the ability to write: • - legibly, coherently and cohesively; • - narrative/personal recounts based • on a given structure to suit the • purpose, audience and context. • Total of 20 marks
English Paper 2 – Primary 3 Total 55 marks Duration of Exam : 1 h 30 min
English Paper 2 – Primary 4 Total 50 marks Duration of Exam : 1 h 30 min
Text-Type Writing(P3 & 4) • To assess the ability to: • - write effectively in Standard English; • - write legibly, coherently and • cohesively; • - select ideas, an appropriate focus and • format to write the target text; • - write with the purpose, audience and • context in mind. • Total of 10 marks
Storytelling in Class (P3 & 4) • To assess the ability to: • - understand and retell a story/ • poem; • - speak coherently and expressively • using the correct grammar and • appropriate vocabulary to hold the • attention of the audience. • Total of 30 marks
How to prepare your P3/P4 child for the written examination • Unit Worksheets (P3/4) • Other supplementary worksheets (P3/4) • Grammar Handbook for Primary 3 & 4 • Grammar Workbook (P3/P4) • Encourage your child to READ! (All)
EL Programmes P3 Programmes * Little Red Dot (in the Classroom) * Extensive Reading Programme (ERP) - termly visits to the school library - book exchange with friends - writing book reviews * Remedial Programme for selected pupils
EL Programmes • P4 Programmes • * Little Red Dot (in the Classroom) • * Extensive Reading Programme (ERP) • - termly visits to the school library • - book exchange with friends • - writing book reviews • * Remedial Programme for selected pupils • * Language & Literature Programme (P4A/B)
The belief and research on the power of reading and books underpin the STELLAR Programme. To enable your child to excel in English , encourage him/her to READ!
Format of Semestral Assessments (SA1 and SA2) P3 & 4 Duration of Exam : 1 h 45 min
Awarding of marks for Semestral Assessments Important Notes: • Method marks are given for Sections B and C word problems • Take note that in Section C, in alignment to PSLE marking, noanswer mark is given for correct answer with no working. • It is not compulsory for pupils to draw models to solve word problems in exams. However, model drawing is an essential skill to master when the pupils progress to upper primary.
Format of Standard Paper and Pencil Test (Mini-Test) in Term 3 P3 & 4 Duration of Exam : 1 h
P3 & P4 Standard Paper and Pencil Test (Mini-Test) • * Not as rigorous as the Semestral • Assessments • * Based on selected topics
P3 & P4 Maths Skills Tests • P3 & P4 pupils will be tested on problem solving skills (Heuristics) • For example, “Make a Systematic List”, “Guess & Check”, “Simplify a Problem”.
P3 & P4 Maths Skills Test • The format of the P3 & P4 Maths Skills tests are the same. • Pupils will be required to solve 3-4 questions on Heuristics. • The duration of the test will be about ½ hour.
P3 & P4 Maths Skills Test • The Test will be conducted in Term 3.
P3 & P4 Maths Skills Test • P3 & P4 pupils will be given practices in their Mathematics Process Skills Booklets starting from Term 1.
P3 & P4 Maths Skills Test • They are also given practices in our school production – YZPS Mathematics Supplementary Booklets
Sustained Support for Mathematics (SSM) Programme (P3 & P4) • Aims to engage learners in the learning and mastery of essential Mathematics concepts using well-researched pedagogical approaches. • Infused in daily lessons. • The worksheets for the various activities are given in the P3 and P4 YZPS SSM booklets.
Heuristics Programme • Our school places great emphasis in building the problem solving skills of our pupils. • For Primary 3 & 4 pupils, they will be exposed to solving non-routine problems using heuristics throughout the four terms.
Solve N Learn Portal • Pupils will be taught how to do problem posing by their class teachers. • Selected entries will be collated and published in “Solve N Learn” portal. • The “Solve N Learn” portal can be accessed via MC Online portal.
P3 and P4 Assessment Components for Science Diagnostic Test – 0% (Term 1) Semestral Assessment 1 – 30% (Term 2) Alternative Assessment – 20% (refer to next slide) Semestral Assessment 2 – 50% (Term 4)