Breaking down the challenges at Primary 5
Our P5 programme recognises the importance of helping children adapt to the new challenges posed at the upper primary level. By systematically highlighting the essentials in every key component, we seek to pull the children out of the possible dip as soon as possible. Our carefully crafted curriculum ensures that pupils are equipped with skills to meet these new demands for the language paper.
Equipping your P5 child with essential skills
Children will be guided through Situational Writing, the new component in Paper 1 along with essential planning and content skills for continuous writing. Other language skills for Paper 2 such as the identification of keywords, breaking down of passage, recognising the various questions types and checking of answers will continue to be taught and reinforced. To boost the Lil’ ones’ vocabulary, children will also have regular spelling based on vivid phrases for writing, phrasal verbs and vital vocabulary including figurative language suitable for the P5 level, sourced from past year examination questions.
Responsible language users
To help children connect language use in the classroom to the world at the P5 level, our Mighty Communicators™ Initiative emphasises on the topics of intention/purpose and practising responsibility in their language use as they participate in various authentic tasks.
Essential Features of the Lil' but Mighty Classroom:
1. Covers all components of English assessment except for listening comprehension.
2. Small class size - 6 children per class.
3. Strategies and step-by-step approach to tackle the key components of the MOE Primary English syllabus such as Composition, Comprehension, Cloze Passage, Oral, Grammar and Synthesis & Transformation.
4. Infusion of authentic resources (e.g. newspaper articles, informational texts, songs, etc.) and tasks to enrich and engage
It takes a village to raise and grow a child. At Lil' but Mighty, every child is capable of growth and the best part is that as teachers, we have the opportunity to do so with the children. Our teachers at Lil' but Mighty believe that every child is unique and building positive relationships with the children and parents opens up opportunities for learning.
Experienced and nurturing
Equipped with rich and relevant teaching experience, our nurturing yet dynamic teachers are always coming up with new and engaging strategies in teaching English. All teachers at Lil' but MIghty gather weekly to discuss and design materials that best tailor to children's learning needs. Alignment across the curriculum and different classes is ensured through the weekly reflection sessions.
Growing with your Primary 5 children
Learning is a never-ending process and this applies to our teachers too. To provide innovative ways of learning and to be kept abreast of the latest pedagogy in teaching, all teachers are required to attend English workshops and share the learning thereafter. We hope that as we hunger to learn, we will inspire our children to do so too.
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