A scientist in every student
To nurture and develop inquiring minds in Science and equip students with the necessary skills and attitudes to pursue Science knowledge.
Inquiry-based Learning Curriculum
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.
Engage students in core knowledge, skills and values
Deepen students' learning through application
Enable students to demonstrate excellence beyond curriculum and/or beyond school level
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.