Primary 1 and 2
The first day of school is nerve-racking – both for parents and students. Gone are the days where the room is filled with fun toys and teachers singing songs. In a classroom filled with 30 wide-eyed 6-year olds, it is very easy for Primary 1 students to get distracted. Teachers’ attention for each student is stretched with the class size. In our culture, most students – especially at this young age – are too shy to raise their hands to ask questions or clarify any doubts.
This is where our teachers help our students – going over the text which is taught in school, plugging in gaps of understanding. In a small class of 8, our students feel more at ease asking questions and articulating their opinions. Similarly it allows our teachers to have better engagement and improve their understanding of each child’s learning style and needs. It is important for us that our teachers build their rapport with each student. When there is that mutual respect, students take more interest in their work, are more interactive and learn much faster.
Our syllabus includes:
- Chinese Characters Recognition & PinYin 汉字与汉语拼音
- Reinforcing School Syllabus 语文应用
- Budding Speakers 小小演说家
- Picture Expression 看图写话
- Exploring New Horizons 探索园地
- Show and Tell 展现与表达
- Different Question-Type Practice 专题训练
- Topical Review 单元复习
- General Revision 总复习
- Mock Examination 模拟考
Writing & Oral Class -Primary 2 only (Duration: 1.5hrs/week)
The Chinese syllabus has evolved. Chinese composition and oral place a higher emphasis on creativity. This class targets the 3 areas we see weakest in most students – oral, comprehension and composition.
Composition writing doesn’t come easily for some students. Having to string sentences together in a thoughtful and meaningful way to make a story come to life is difficult. Our Primary 2 students are taught the fundamentals of writing – starting from simple sentence construction to paragraph structuring. Our objective is for students to overcome the fear of writing and hone their skills of story-telling at the same time.
For comprehension it is all about understanding: understanding the comprehension passage, understanding the different types and ways questions are asked, and understanding how to best answer these questions. From simple MCQ to cloze questions to open-ended questions, we expose our students to different types of passages, writing styles and question phrasing. Our objective is for students to understand what they read while at the same time increase their vocabulary and tune their way of answering questions to what is expected of them.
Our syllabus covers:
- Understanding the fundamentals of sentence structure 句子结构
- Increase in vocabulary 增加词汇量
- Different techniques of writing composition 写作技巧
- Reading and pronunciation of characters 有感情朗读
- Confidence and fluency in oral conversations 有信心、流畅的表达各种类型
- Exposure to different comprehension questions 各类型阅读理解训练
- Correctly answer comprehension questions 精准回答问题