Primary 3-4 English Enrichment
Diving more deeply into language use and comprehension, our Pri 3-4 curriculum prepares students to be 1 step ahead of the MOE syllabus.
- Techniques of good storytelling with guided examples
- Intermediate ‘Show don’t tell’
- Thematic worksheets to master complex human emotions, ‘disgust, pain, dilemma, jealousy, embarrassment’
- Synthesis and transformation skills
- Direct speech basics
- Mastering word forms
- Introduction to conditional clauses (unless, if)
- Introduction to the upper primary comprehension requirements (true/false questions, sequencing questions, basics of explaining)
- Comparing choices for Stimulus Based Comprehension
Adding to the Foundation
Introduction to advanced grammatical concepts and ideas.
Introduction to Transformation
Introduction and regular practice on transforming words to different forms and when to use them.
Are there English exams for Primary 3 & 4?
Yes. Primary 4 children sit for both the mid-year and year-end exams, while Primary 3 students only have 1 exam at the end of the year.
Has your P3 English syllabus changed since there’s no more streaming?
No. We only change the syllabus or format if there are changes by MOE. We still try to endow our students with exam experience even if there is no mid year in P3.
Will you teach differently based on my child’s English banding?
Yes. While we use standard materials for each level, we customise class notes to suit each student. We also give different degrees of help depending on what they are weak in. Stronger students will be allowed more free reign of expression when it comes to composition writing. The struggling student will be given more helping words and ideas to form a good piece of writing.
What should a Primary 3 & 4 child know?
They should have mastered the usage of basic tenses, have little to no errors in Subject-Verb-Agreement and the common synthesis & transformation question types. This is not a complete list but if they know most of it, they should be fine- and, while, because, so, before, after, both, as well as, either/neither, basic reported speech.
Do I need to start preparing my child for PSLE English at this age?
Primary 3 might be a little too early. Primary 4 might be good depending on your child’s standards. If your child is consistently scoring high band 1 in primary 4, he/she has clearly outgrown its challenges. It could be a good idea to expose them to the PSLE syllabus in term 2.