We are not satisfied with just good grades. Grades are important, but your child can do even more.
That's why we have redesigned the way classes are taught. There are three parts to our classes:
1. Hands-on activities
Deepen your child's conceptual understanding
How do you explain the difference between heat and temperature? How do you check if your child understands how light and shadow works?
We've designed hands-on activities based on all the concepts taught in each topic (e.g. magnetism, heat etc). Your child will get his or her own set of materials, unlike in schools where they mainly observe the teacher. We have found that this really helps our students improve their conceptual understanding. About 49% of the students improved their topical quiz scores after just one class with us.
We'll also work with your child to find out if he has any misconceptions. Sometimes when these misconceptions are overlooked, it could mean a weaker foundation.
See an example of our lesson guide.
2. Fun quizzes and quests
Application of science concepts
Exam questions are good because they set a new scenario for students to analyse and apply science concepts.
However, these questions are dry. When kids are made to answer questions after questions, they get bored and they might lose interest in Science. It is also not enough if they merely complete questions and check against the answer sheet. It is up to the teacher to probe your child on his thought process, and check if there was any misconceptions.
Your child will be completing fun quizzes and quests, that test his understanding. These quizzes and quests are based on popular exam questions, but we have redesigned them to make them fun for kids. Some of our students like it so much that they try the quizzes more than twice.
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An example of our quest.
Even learning how to tackle open-ended questions can be fun too. They record videos of their explanation and share it with the class. In our classrooms, we see open-ended questions as opportunities to develop students' process skills - how they make sense of the information given to them.
3. Communication and analysis skills
Empower young minds
Science is not just about regurgitating concepts. It helps your child develop his logical thinking skills. As your child move along the primary school syllabus, you might also realise that the exam questions are increasingly more focused on their analysing skills. Project work is also becoming more of an emphasis in Singapore's education system.
Why not give your child a head start when you can?
Your child will be recording videos of themselves explaining their answers and how they've managed to work out some clues. See one of our students doing it.
We'll then work with them to probe them on their logical thinking process, and in the process, iron out any misconceptions they have.
Imagine what your child could be as a curious, confident and capable learner? That is what excites us as we design our curriculum and teaching methods.