Primary 5 English

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Critical Years

Your child is making his or her preparations for the PSLE exams. In this year, programmes focus on sharpening your child’s focus on academic goals and exam skills. This year is about helping your child to pace himself or herself whilst empowering him or her to master key examination components.

Your child will begin intensive preparation for the PSLE with equal emphasis on developing real-world skills.

Content and Language Mastery

Students will learn advanced grammar rules and thematic vocabulary that will help them to build a strong foundation in the language. These include:

  • sensorial verbs
  • transformation of words in sentences
  • direct to reported speech and vice versa

Skills and Techniques

Students refine their skills in the following key areas:

  • Speaking
    Students will reinforce their communication and interview skills through DSA preparation classes and public speaking platforms such as debates. They will learn how to engage with the audience and present their arguments in a convincing and coherent manner.
  • Reading and writing

Students will learn how to write an engaging story with a clear structure and thoughtful use of writing techniques.

Learn to plan stories in a sequential and logical manner as well as identify logic gaps.

Practice creating story ideas that relate directly to the theme and visuals.

Students will also refine their use of writing techniques such as flashback, foreshadowing, twist, and hook.

Students will also be trained in situational writing and learn how to write different text types such as emails, letters, and reports.

Employ the WISE method (Writing = Ideas +Structure + Expression)

Metacognitive Skills

Students will hone their metacognitive abilities and develop skills that will help them evaluate their own work. These include:

  • error analysis
  • answer precision
  • the ability to identify logic gaps
  • the ability to answer inferential questions
  • analysis of assessment rubrics

Contextualized Learning

Students will be introduced to a wide variety of themes that will help them to contextualize their learning in the real world and raise their social awareness. Key themes include:

  • politics and economics
  • sport and entertainment
  • arts and culture