Primary 4 Camp
5th July 2019, the Primary 4 students experienced a fun-filled day of
activities during the Primary 4 Outdoor Adventure Camp. Students went through
various team-bonding activities in the morning before heading to Hougang
Primary School's Outdoor Adventure Site.
camp was an eventful one as students tried various outdoor elements such as
bouldering and rock walls, challenge rope courses and also the low elements.
Students were able to appreciate the activities for the day and got a taste of
high and low elements, which would be present in the residential Primary 5 camp
the following year.
|Team Bonding games in YCKPS.
|Observing safety while bouldering
||Students challenged themselves to complete the high elements
|Having lunch before heading out for high elements
||Keeping the ball in the air as a group
Visit to MK@Fernvale on 12 July 2019 By Lower Primary Teachers
A group of 10 lower primary teachers visited
MK@Fernvale Primary School on the 12 July. The objective of this learning
journey was for the lower primary teachers to understand more about the MOE
Kindergarten curriculum as well as some of the pedagogical approaches so that
they can better customize their lessons to engage the lower primary students.
Some of the
teachers shared that the students learn through play and authentic experiences.
The syllabus gets students ready for primary education. Some routines are
taught to the students so that they can better adapt to primary education. The
school has many colourful learning spaces that engage the students as well as
this allows the classroom to be very vibrant.
Science QQ Programme
The Science Department has been running the
Quality and Quantity (QQ) Programme for our P6 students since Term 2 to better
support them in their journey towards PSLE. The main objectives of this
programme are to have more targeted revision for the P6 students based on the
main PSLE topics and to help them further improve their grades. The science
teachers came together at the start of the year to design topical worksheets on
identified topics after analysing the PSLE papers for the past few years. The
P6 teachers also work with a
selected group of students on certain Thursday afternoons to aid them in their
Science Buskers Festival 2019
On Monday of Term 3 Week 1, three P3 students and five P5 students took
part in the audition round of the Science Buskers Festival 2019. The Science
Department participates in this annual competition where students do a “show-and-tell”
on any science topic in a creative and engaging manner. Our three teams put in
much effort to prepare and practice for their “show-and-tell”, and all of these
culminate in a splendid performance in front of the judges during their
the three teams that went for the audition round of the Science Buskers
Festival 2019 earlier in the term, one of them made it to the finals of the
competition! On Friday and Saturday last week, the team from Resilience-1
busked to the public and panel of judges at Plaza Singapura.
18th Elementz Science Project Competition & Exhibition
The Science Department took part in the 18th ElementzScience Project Competition & Exhibition organised by Anderson Secondary School. We sent out three teams of five students each, and these selected P5 and P6 students had been working with their teacher mentors on scientific investigative projects since Term 2.
The teams investigated on natural cures to fungal infections, ways to make eco-friendly bioplastics and approaches to improve the quality of recycled papers, and presented their projects to a panel of judges. They did us proud as they achieved a Gold Award, Silver Award and Bronze Award. The awards are a recognition of the depth of investigative design, conciseness of poster display and good oral presentation skills.
Global Sustainable Development Programme 2019
15 to 18 July, our Resilience-1 students participated in the Global Sustainable
Development Programme (GSDP) organised by Canberra Primary School. Besides the
students from the two Singapore schools, students from South Africa and China
also took part in the GSDP. Over these four days, our students made friends
with other students from different nationalities as they participated in
various learning activities in their groups. The students underwent a
challenge-based learning facilitated by Apple and built a model of sustainable
city for living, working and playing in the future. They also went on a
learning journey to Sustainable Singapore Gallery to enrich their learning and
flew kites there as they bonded further with their group mates. Additionally,
as part of our bicentennial commemoration, the students went on an Augmented
Reality trail at Singapore River. Throughout the group interactions, our
students were praised for being very helpful and well-mannered!
students from each school shared on their prides, with our school putting up
two skits on our very own NEWater and Changi Airport. The last day of the GSDP
ended with a cultural performance from each school. Our Resilience-1 students
performed a medley of Singapura, Chan Mali Chan and Rasa Sayang
using their ukuleles to showcase Singapore as a multi-cultural and multi-racial
society. Their performances were so wonderful that they received many
compliments from the staff and students from other schools!
students had a great time participating in the GSDP. Through the students’
reflection, they are now more aware of the need to take care of our environment
so that it will be sustainable for the future. The students also picked up 21st century competencies such as
teamwork, communication skills and respecting and accepting differences. Most
of them even commented that they will recommend this programme to their
Greening Schools for Biodiversity 2019
As part of our school’s ALP, selected P5 students participated in the Greening Schools for Biodiversity (GSB) Programme by NParks. The aim of the programme is to encourage student participation in appreciating and supporting local biodiversity. In the first week of July, these students were introduced to native biodiversity, and they learnt basic identification of flora and fauna before conducting a biodiversity audit of our school.
On 15 July, the same group of students attended a customised horticultural session conducted by a horticulturist from NParks. In this session, they learnt more about the flora in our school and designed a planting layout plan. These students will continue to carry out biodiversity audits, green selected parts of the school compound, and create a biodiversity trail for others in the subsequent phases of the programme.
Training For P3 and P5 class monitors
The teachers of the student leadership team, Miss
Mary Chia, Miss Lim Huey Ling, Miss Leong Bao Ru, Mdm Chen LiFen, Mdm Huda and
Mr Liu Huaqing organized and conducted a workshop for all P3 and P5 monitors. They
engaged them through role-play so that they could better understand their role
as a class monitor. The class monitors shared that they had learnt the skills
to manage their peers.
Training for P4 Monitors (Peer Support Programme)
The objective of the training is to provide the Peer
Supporters (P4 class monitors) a chance to surface issues that they or their
classmates experienced in class or out of class. They have been provided
training in listening and communication skills. They will be journaling their
reflections and sharing them with Mdm Raynitha who is the teacher in charge of
the programme. Mdm Raynitha will also be meeting up with the P4 class monitors
on a regular basis to touch base with them so that she can help them with their
issues as well as surface them to the form teachers and the year head.
Safety Leadership Programme For Prefects
60 prefects from primary 3 to 5 were involved in a
safety programme. Facilitators from the Workplace Safety and Health Council
conducted the training. The objective of the training was to develop the
awareness of the prefects in the various safety aspects in the school. Through
the training, the prefects were engaged and they learnt the key message of:
Look - Be mindful of your actions
Think - Look out for safety and people around you
Do - Act Safely
They were also involved in designing posters for
the various school locations and the safety precautions. Mdm Maheswari and Miss
Emily Ee were the teachers who organized and facilitated the session. These are
some photographs of the sessions.