2020 English composition Preliminary Themes list
Firstly, congratulations to my students for their excellent Preliminary English scores. Some targets have been surpassed while others have been narrowly missed. And of course, there are also some disappointments. For those who are disappointed, don’t feel disheartened. There is still a month to go and a lot can be achieved in a month!
A positive outlook is essential in the last month before the PSLE. Like every year, this is the most important time to encourage the students and remind them to persevere on.
Whether they did well or missed their targets, September is an important month for revision. As the P6s missed their SA1 this year, their Prelims is their only indication on the areas that they need to improve on. It is important to listen to the teachers’ feedback and correct themselves. Prepare daily but also sleep early and find ways to de-stress.
Below is the list of my students’ Preliminary topics, kindly compiled by the students. Students can prepare at home or with their tutors their planning for the topics. This is what we will be doing again over the next few weeks at Thinking Factory.
It is a good way for students to feel confident should a similar theme come out for PSLE. We worked on the 2017 & 2018 Prelim topics in class before their prelims and this helped them to feel (and be) more prepared before their Prelim English.
Keming Primary School
Theme: A difficult decision
Pictures: money/text messages/ a timer
Pei Chun Public School
Theme: A dream come true
Pictures: Soccer/ Award on stage/ Shaking hands
Jurong Primary School
Theme: An achievement
Pictures: A running track/ a stage/ two people shaking hands
Ai Tong Primary
Theme: A memorable experience
Pictures: A boy with thumbs up saying I did it/ a family photo/ a wheelchair sign
Theme: An achievement
Pictures : a girl playing soccer/ a stage/ two people shaking hands
West Spring Primary
Theme: A proud moment
Pictures: a boy who has fallen down his bicycle and a boy talking to him/ rock climbing / a poster with the words Congratulations You did it
Theme : A plan
Pictures: children in a circle holding hands/ April Fool’s day/ a pen circling 10
Bukit View Primary
Theme: Being grateful
Pictures: a girl and a boy holding a trophy/ a fractured leg/ a boy crying
Raffles Girls Primary
Theme: Being thankful
Pictures: lost and found box with a teddy bear and toy car in it/ a boy about to punch a smaller boy/ a clock with the words The gift of time
Fairfield Methodist Primary
Theme: An encouragement
Pictures: Teacher helping a student/ a boy swimming in a pool/ ?
Henry Park Primary
Theme: A special friendship
Pictures: a group of people taking a Wefie/ a disabled boy and an abled boy/ ?
Theme: A friendship
Pictures: A taller boy glaring at a smaller boy/ a birthday party/ a mug with words on it
Nan Hua Primary
Theme: A responsibility
Pictures: a hamster/ a book/ students having a discussion
Pei Hwa PPS
Theme: Making the right decision
Pictures: a boy being bullied/ a fast food menu/ a boy using a phone
Methodist Girls School
Theme : Being patient
Pictures: a watch/ mother and son/ Please wait here sign
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