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Curriculum Forum Day 2019 & Parents' Workshop



Programme




Synopsis

English Language

English Language Workshops Synopsis
a) P1 - P2

Reading With Your Child

Come and be inspired to read with your child! The workshop provides participants with a suite of resources and tips on how they can support their young children in reading at home. Participants can look forward to several hands-on activities and take home a list of recommended books for young readers.

b) P3 - P4

Providing Home Support for Vocabulary Development

Understanding a written text is so much more than just reading the words. Understanding, or comprehension, is connected to a child's repertoire of vocabulary. Through the workshop, parents can gather ideas on how they can support their child’s vocabulary development and apply contextual clues as a reading strategy.

c) P5 - P6

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Composition

Have you ever wondered how your child can enhance his or her writing skills? Participants in this workshop will be given an introduction to how compositions are graded and some of the writing strategies students have learnt in school. Participants can enhance their understanding of task requirements in compositions and reinforce the various strategies at home. Come to learn how to bring out the flair for writing in your child!


Chinese Language

Mother Tongue Language Workshops Synopsis - Chinese Language
a) P1 - P2

Reading Chinese Storybooks With Your Child

At times, it is challenging to encourage our young ones to read a Chinese storybook! Parents can look forward to learning a set of tools they can use to make reading Chinese storybooks fun and more importantly, how they can cultivate the love for reading Chinese storybooks in their child. There would also be a sharing on the various reading activities, which the Chinese Mother Tongue teachers conduct in class and in school to encourage reading.

b) P3 - P4

Answering Techniques to Tackle Comprehension Open Ended

This hands-on workshop introduces the various answering techniques to tackle comprehension OE questions, which students will learn in Primary 3 and Primary 4. Some examples of these answering techniques include question analysis, the CUB strategy and how to apply contextual clues. Parents will be briefed on the exam format for P3 and P4 Chinese Examination.

c) P5 - P6

Useful Strategies to Enhance Composition

Through the workshop, parents will learn the elements that makes a good Chinese composition, writing techniques to enhance plot and how to use beautiful phrases to ‘add flavour’ to compositions. This would help parents provide better support for their child in their learning.

d) for Non-Native users of Chinese Language

Understanding Mother Tongue Language policy and the Learning of Mother Tongue Language

Parents will learn about the Ministry of Education (MOE) Mother Tongue Language policy, criteria for Mother Tongue Language exemption and examination formats for all levels. To assist non-native users of the Chinese Language in learning the Chinese Language, teachers will introduce some of the useful Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platforms that your child can use for revision at home.


Malay Language

Mother Tongue Language Workshops Synopsis - Malay Language
a) P1 - P2

Building up Vocabulary And Oracy Skills In Malay Language

The main focus for Primary 1 and Primary 2 learning is to build up the vocabulary skills of your child. With good vocabulary skills, your child can develop his/her oracy skills. In this workshop, the teachers will share with you on how vocabulary and oracy skills are taught. The teachers will also share how you can help your child at home to reinforce what he/she has learnt in school.

b) P3 - P4

Developing Oral Skills In Malay Language

Good oral communication skill is an important factor that contributes to the learning of your child. In this workshop, the teachers will provide you with an overview on how you can support your child to develop his/her oral skills to be able to communicate effectively in the Malay Language.

c) P5 - P6

Enhancing Oral Communication Skills In Malay Language

Being able to communicate effectively is one of the competencies that will help your child to thrive in a fast-changing world. In this workshop, the teachers will share with you on the examination format for the Malay Language Primary School Leaving Examination. The teachers will also share strategies on how you can guide your child through the thinking processes needed to achieve better outcomes the oral examination.

d) for Non-Malay Speaking parents

Supporting Your Child In The Learning Of Malay Language

How can you support your child in learning the Malay Language at home? In this workshop, the teachers will share with you on how to improve the vocabulary skills of your child to do better in his/her oral examination. The teachers will also share on the examination formats of all levels and MOE policy for Mother Tongue Language exemption.


Tamil & Hindi Language

Mother Tongue Language Workshops Synopsis - Tamil Language
a) P5 - P6

Preparing For Tamil Language eOral Examination

In this workshop, the teachers will share with you on the new eOral examination format and how you can support your child in the preparation for eOral examination.

Mother Tongue Language Workshops Synopsis - Hindi Language
b) P1 - P6

A representative from DAV School will be engaging parents to provide better understanding of the subject and exam-related matters, while providing useful tips on how parents can continue to support your children at home. There will also be opportunities for Q&A with the representative.

There are no workshops for P1 to P4 Tamil parents. The MTL Department will communicate with these parents separately.

Mathematics

Mathematics Workshops Synopsis
a) P1 - P2

Understanding Heuristics Skills As Problem Solving Methods At P1 & P2 Levels

Heuristics are problem solving ideas or methods. They are widely used to help students to translate and consolidate complicated information for better understanding. The P1 and P2 Math Workshop will introduce 3 heuristics skills: Act it out, Model-Drawing and Draw a Diagram. There will be hands-on activities for all participants.

b) P3 - P4

Understanding Heuristics Skills As Problem Solving Methods At P3 & P4 Levels

Heuristics are problem solving ideas or methods. They are widely used to help students to translate and consolidate complicated information for better understanding. The P3 and P4 Math Workshop will focus on sharing the application of 2 heuristics skills: Model Drawing and Restating The Problem. There will be hands-on activities for all participants.

c) P5 - P6

Enhancing Mathematical Thinking Skills Through The Development Of Spatial Visual Ability

Research studies have shown that spatial reasoning is important to the development of mathematical thinking. Spatial reasoning refers to the capacity to think about objects in two or three dimension and to draw conclusions about these objects from limited information. The P5 and P6 Math Workshop will focus on sharing some instructional activities that can be used to develop students' spatial visual ability.


Science

Science Workshops Synopsis
a) P3 - P4

Effective Science Learning Strategies for P3 & P4 Pupils

This workshop aims to let parents experience various strategies that they can use to support their child’s learning of science at home. One of the strategies include a memory recalling technique call “COINS”, when used together with concept mapping will help their child learn Science via science notes more effectively at home.

b) P5 - P6

Strategies In Answering Science Open Ended Questions

There is a shift in Science assessment to focus more on comprehension and application of concepts. It implies that pupils cannot just memorise and regurgitate concepts but be able to apply them in different and new situations. This workshop aims to share with parents some strategies in answering open-ended Science questions. Equipped with this knowledge, it is hoped that parents can better support and guide their children in the learning of Science at home.