The subjects and activities vary, each to develop specific skills, such as language, numeracy and phonetic/literacy skills, letter formation and handwriting pattern practice, Science based activities, creative and artistic activities, performing arts (music & dance) collective games and coordination activities. These are all part of the school curriculum. Extra- curricular activities (ECA) take place every Monday from 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm.
Assessment and Reporting
Continuous assessments are carried out and recorded by the class teacher.
A detailed annual report is issued at the end of the third term.
These are short meetings on a one-to-one basis between the parent and the class teacher held in the middle of first and second terms to discuss the child’s general performance, progress, adaptation and social behaviour. The meetings also help to establish a good rapport between parents and teacher. Therefore, meetings can also be done during the term depending on concerns about your child either from class teachers or parents, upon appointment set.
Usually a teacher works with a group over a period of two years, ensuring continuity of the learning programme and discipline. A child may be kept back if she/he does not meet the criteria for promotion to Primary 1. This is done in consultation with the child’s parents.
There is no formal homework at this level. However, in the 2nd year the children are given a book from the Reading programme to read at home to reinforce their reading skills, about twice a week. A written work can also be given at times. Be informed that the work sent home have already been introduced.
Educational visits are sometimes organized based on the topics within the curriculum. Usually a letter is sent to parents a few days prior to the date. Parents are welcome to join.
Swimming is introduced at K1 level in term 3 for about four orientation sessions. K2 children attend regular weekly sessions. Children are taught basic water safety and confidence in the water.
Swimming is a school curricular activity; it is compulsory from K2 up to P3. All children should take part unless he/she has a serious medical problem in which case a medical certificate must be presented.