P5 & P6 Compiled List of SA1 2016 Composition Topics

I have compiled (with the help of all my kind students who made the effort to remember the topic and pictures!! : ) a list of the composition topics my students had written for their SA1. I have removed 2 from the list that I feel are quite challenging and will work with the students during my Writing & Oral Workshops in June. Those schools which used similar themes and pictures, I did not include on the list as well. I plan to work on all the themes with my P5 & P6 classes before the next examinations.

Looking at the P6 list, some composition topics are set in a very straightforward manner with pictures that can give the writer a lot of help in creating his story. For example, A Proud Moment. Yet others, are set with random pictures that challenge the writer to come up with a cohesive story to match the theme – for example, A Friendship.

In the more straightforward questions, my P6 students are (will be) encouraged to find ways to elevate their compositions so that theirs will stand out. A unique character? An unexpected narrator of the story? Heart stopping descriptions?

Curiously enough, the main theme in the P5 SA1 among a number of schools was something unforgettable. At this halfway point in the year, I would like my P5 students to decrease their grammatical mistakes in their compositions and use more complex descriptions to add depth and length in their writing pieces.
They also need to be very careful that they do not write out of point. This can simply be choosing just one picture and writing 2 sentences on that picture. So while the story may match the theme perfectly, ignoring the pictures given or writing just a few sentences on one picture will be taken as being out of point.

So, if you are wondering what composition topics you can use to work with your child during the June holidays, I hope that you find this list useful.

I will be posting some model compositions that my students have done or will do based on the list as well the Compiled List of SA1 Oral Topics soon.

P6


Red Swastika

Theme:
Write about a friendship

Pictures:
A plate of chicken rice / empty toilet roll / umbrella


CHIJ (OLGC)

Theme:
A Proud Moment

Pictures:
People clapping / Friends Hugging each other/ Note with Great Job on it


STSS

Theme:
An Astonishing Discovery

Pictures:
A broken water pipe/ A ring / A rat


SCGS

Theme:
A Dangerous Situation

Pictures:
A tent in the forest / a boy cycling / a candle flame


Keming Primary School

Theme:
Being Caring

Pictures:
A boy with crutches / a box with kittens / a thermometer


NYPS

Theme:
Being Neighbourly

Pictures:
Old man caring groceries / a box with words ‘Community Help’ on it / a sign post that reads ‘Help Me’.


Pei Hwa

Theme:
A Proud Moment

Pictures:
a soccer ball / clapping hands / a paper with the words ‘Good Job’ on it


RGPS

Theme:
Unforgettable Encounter

Pictures:
A haunted house / sailing boat / campfire with marshmallows roasting


P5


Henry Park

Theme 1:
Something New That You Tried

Pictures:
Baking / rollerblading / swimming

Theme 2:
An Accident

Pictures:
A bicycle / grandma on a wheelchair / a tooth fallen out


De la Salle

Theme:
Working in a Team

Pictures:
Arguing / a place filled with garbage / a trophy


Radin Mas

Theme:
An Unforgettable Experience

Pictures:
Riding a bicycle/ Helping out an old lady / train


NYPS

Theme:
A Celebration gone Wrong

Pictures:
A hamburger with an Aedes mosquito on it / firecrackers / 2 boys playing frisbee


Zhangde Pri

Theme:
An Unforgettable Day

Pictures:
A man with a shocked look on his face holding a paper / a girl holding some presents / a roller coaster


CHIJ (St Nicholas)

Theme:
An Act of Courage

Pictures:
A microphone / pickpocket / broken vase