I hope that everyone had a restful school holiday! It was a busy but fruitful week at Thinking Factory with PSLE & SA2 revision. We also had Tr Nasreen (the newest edition to our teaching staff) conduct the Primary 3 & 4 writing and oral workshops via zoom.
As students gear up towards the end of the year slew of exams, the first and (probably the one with the least amount of practice) they will have, will be the Oral component.
In Primary 5, this component now consists of 30 marks, a jump from 16 marks in P4. It can be a great way to add on to your total mark. On the flip side, it can also be a way to jeopardise your English target grade, especially for next year’s new PSLE marking scheme.
To prepare for this component, we test our students individually in class (during the time that they write out their compositions) and also together as a class so that they can hear other responses from their classmates. Students follow the TREES approach as a guideline. Adding in their own humour and style are welcomed!
At home, parents can help their children by getting to read up on certain themes or even testing them at home like in an examination.
To give parents a better idea on what to work on with their children, below is the list of themes that the Primary 6 2020 at our centre worked on.
I usually categorise the main topics under:
- Personal/Responsibility & Family
- Health (Food)
The questions and themes are taken from past year’s SA1 and Preliminary Oral examinations from my students’ different schools.
Below is the list of themes that I worked on with my PSLE 2020 students throughout the year to prepare them for their PSLE Oral. We were lucky this year as the theme of performance appeared on Day 2 of the PSLE oral examination.
The oral posters and questions I create change year by year to mirror new content and current events.
I hope that the list can guide parents who are helping their P5 students at home with this component.
1. Gadget Addiction
2. Cyber Bullying
3. Lost & Found
4. Public Transport
5. Free Pet Shop
Personal & Family
6. Children’s carnival
7. Birthday Parties
Personal & Family
11. Outdoor movie night
12. Community Club
17. Annual Sports Day
20. Water conservation
21. Book Donation
23. Charity Event
24. Healthy cookies
25. Supplements and vitamins
Primary 5 English tuition class schedule
|Day||Start time||End time|
|Thursday - FULL||5.00 pm||7.00 pm|
|Friday||4.00 pm||6.00 pm|
|Friday - Zoom Class||4.30 pm||6.30 pm|
|Saturday||2.00 pm||4.00 pm|