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Overview of Core Programmes

At Woodgrove Primary School, we recognise that each child is unique and has different interests and learning needs. Aligned with the school’s vision of Every Child Succeeds – A Learner, A Thinker, A Leader with Character, the Science department provides a customised curriculum that meets the needs of each pupil to help him or her achieve his or her fullest potential.

Overview of Science Curriculum in Woodgrove Primary School

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Science Core Programmes

 

Level

Science Domains

P3

P4

P5

P6

Knowledge, Skills & Application

Process Skills

Ethics & Attitudes

Curriculum Model/ Framework

 

5E Model for Science Learning

(Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration, and Evaluation)

 

Primary Science Inquiry Package (PSIP)

 

HA Booster Package

P

P

P

School-based programmes

 

Learning journeys

P

P

P

Science Fiesta

P

 

P

Online learning

(Flipped Classroom lessons & Social Learning Wall)

P

P

P

 

TASK

(Teaching Activities for Science Knowledge)

P

P

 

Project Work

 

P

P

P

 

Integrated Leadership Education:

Be A Young Science Busker!

P

 

P

Talent Development

 

Excellence 2000 (E2K) Science Programme

 

P

P

P

 

Investigative Case- Based Learning (ICBL)

 

P

P

P

Intervention

 

Structured Remediation

P

P

 

Partnership with parents

Fun Time with Science

P

P

P

Teaching Activities for Science Knowledge (TASK)

TASK is a process-oriented curricula where activity-based lessons are used to improve skills, develop cognition and learn science though hands-on experiments.

 Primary Science Inquiry Package (PSIP)

This package involves pupils going through the Inquiry 5E Model of Instruction (Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration and Evaluation).

Project Work

Designed to help develop the pupils' process skills of observing, communicating, evaluating and generating possibilities, Project Work is part of our Strategies for Active and Independent Learning (SAIL) programme. It also provides the opportunity for pupils to work in groups and learn cooperative and collaborative skills.

Learning journeys

Learning journeys are organised to enrich pupils’ learning beyond the classrooms. The experiential learning provides opportunities for students to explore, discover and experience science in everyday life, and develop positive attitude such as care and concern for the environment, and developing a sense of global responsibility.

 Flipped Classroom

To encourage self-directed learning, pupils will learn key science concepts through structured online lessons in our LMS system, MCONLINE. An assessment of their learning will be conducted after each lesson online to provide diagnostic information for the teachers to better design lessons to address possible misconceptions.

To develop 21st Century Competency of Civic Literacy, Global Awareness and Cross-cultural skills, our pupils are also encouraged to participate in the level’s science blog. Pupils will reflect on ethical issues in the context of science through moral reasoning.

Integrated Leadership Education

Be a Young Science Busker!

Upper primary pupils will present interesting Science experiments or facts to their peers or lower primary pupils.  Through such activities, our upper primary pupils develop a curiosity and interest for Science and improve their creativity, communication skills and confidence.

Science Fiesta

Science Fiesta is held to promote an appreciation of science. We hope to ignite pupils’ interest in science through interesting fringe activities, quizzes, demonstrations and science fair showcasing our pupils’ investigations.

Partnership with our parents

Fun Time with Science

To heighten pupils’ interest and curiosity in science investigations, the department has consolidated a list of experiments that pupils can conduct at home with their family. This encourages bonding and for our parents to be involved in their children’s learning of science in a fun way.

Talent Development Programme

P4 pupils who demonstrate interest and ability in science will be invited to participate in our foundational Science enrichment programme focusing on Advanced Investigation Skills & Effective Communication Skills.

A selection process will then be carried out to identify suitable candidates for the E2K or ICBL Programme respectively. Both programmes are run by our own teachers.

 Excellence 2000 (E2K) Science Programme

The E2K Science Programme Singapore is a science enrichment programme developed by the Israel Centre for Excellence through Education (ICEE).

Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL)

Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL) is a variant of Problem Based Learning. It encourages students to develop questions that can be explored further by reasonable investigative approaches. ICBL methods include problem posing, problem solving, and peer persuasion. Teachers and students are collaborators in this three phase process, often providing additional insights and defining potential strengths and weaknesses in the design of the problem statement and the investigation. The resolution (or clarification) of the problem and its presentation extend opportunities for students to use and evaluate scientific approaches to problem solving.