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Science

Vision & Mission

Vision 

A scientist in every student

Mission

To nurture and develop inquiring minds in Science and equip students with the necessary skills and attitudes to pursue Science knowledge.

Key Programmes

Inquiry-based Learning Curriculum

The school’s Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) Science curriculum seeks to stimulate students’ curiosity and interest in the world around them by building in students a strong foundation in scientific concepts, knowledge and skills to help them in the development of reasoning and analytical skills in problem-solving and decision making. It also equips them with ethics and attitudes to engage in Science-related experiences as reflective citizens.

The spiral curriculum from Primary 3 to 6 is based on the themes Diversity, Cycles, Systems, Interactions and Energy. Students explore and learn Science concepts and process skills by participating actively in differentiated learning experiences at the five stages of IBL. The stages include Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.

The IBL curriculum together with the other Science programmes, are aligned with the school’s teaching and learning approach, Expose-Enrich-Excel. The approach is contextualised into the Science curriculum as shown in the table and diagram below.

 

Expose

Engage students in core knowledge, skills and values

Enrich

Deepen students' learning through application

Excel

Enable students to demonstrate excellence beyond curriculum and/or beyond school level


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ICT-enriched lessons

The Student Learning Space (SLS) is pivotal to the learning of Science for students. The curriculum taps on the use of SLS to create a seamless learning experience for students in the learning of Science. Students learn Science concepts and knowledge before, during and after formal Science lessons in the classrooms. The SLS also provides the space for students to re-learn and revise topics learnt in class at their own pace.


Science Learning at Lower Primary

To ignite students’ interest in Science, Science learning experiences are integrated into STELLAR English Language lessons at Primary 1 and 2. Inter-departmental Learning Journeys are also conducted to introduce Science knowledge and skills as part of their early experiences to the learning of Science.

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Assessment Modes

Various modes of assessment such as self-assessment checklists, performance tasks, projects after selected topics and written assessments are used to assess students’ understanding and achievements in learning Science. With the varied and on-going assessments, teachers provide holistic and effective feedback to students to help them reflect and improve in their learning.