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P4 Science / 30 August 2018 Thursday / Heat & Temperature

Heat & Temperature 101. Our students will never get tired of experimenting with the same topics over and over again, as this helps them to THINK & LINK concepts together. We had a p4 and a P5 together for this class, and no, this is nothing embarrassing. We mentioned our curriculum is such that it is a modular kind of system, and at any point of time, we will touch on past, present and past topics again. As this was also the end of CA2 for some schools, we run this class as a form of revision, as B, our P5 girl needs recap on.

Our “magic” cup never fails to draw attention from our students. This is really a handy tool for us to teach on the concepts of heat.

We did another experiment on the different types of heat gain/heat loss via 3 different types of materials.

We extended the experiment to 10 more minutes to make a better drawn conclusion.

Their final reflection and observation notes.

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P5 Science / 29 August 2018 Wednesday / Electricity

The girls turned mini film makers for the lesson. They volunteered to help us video their hands on experiment on electric circuits. That was a good learning life skill for the girls too, we had to give permission of course!

Take time to repeat the video to watch and observe how each circuit set up was different. Enjoy!


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P3-P4 Science / 27 August 2018 Monday / Life Cycles

We did a lesson on Life Cycles. We love to show real life specimen of organisms if possible, and we put in a lot of effort to source for suitable materials to bring the best to our students.

The girls studied the specimens carefully and drew comparisons to what they had learnt and what they actually saw. It was a totally different experience, they concluded, which is true for all our Science lessons. We make lessons alive by hands on and such.

Lesson was wrapped up after completing their Investigating Task activities.

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P3-P4 Science/20 August 2018/Monday – plant

The class learnt about parts of a plant part and it was a good recap for them. This is a mixture of P3 and P4 students. But it is not a concern for us, as we are using our flexible curriculum model that acts like a modular system for students to learn at any point of time.

We use our Investigative Task activity to guide our students to THINK & LINK what they have learnt into practice, making learning easier and more effectively for them to remember. Our girls’ interpretation of assembling the plant parts together. As the space given for students to paste the parts is small, we challenge our students to think out of the box and problem solve themselves. Both interpretations are interesting!

Finally, we went through the functions of the plant parts in details and they added extra information in their task activity sheet too.

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P1-P2 English/21 August 2018/Tuesday

It was Bat and Ball smackin’ time! As this craft if not handled properly may hurt others, we strictly educated our boys to be very careful with the bat, especially the rubber ball.

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We did the usual writing procedures and the lessons got easier for us, as ours boys know what to do. The only thing that remained unchanged is their eagerness to get their hands on the craft! We are strict in getting the class to check their work. Our aim at Sowing Seedz is to enforce careful checking of work to eradicate careless mistakes.

Once their written work was cleared, they moved on to complete their crafts. They got to colour the fixed images on one side, and the freedom to draw creatively on the other side. Look how lovely the packed bats were. They were incomplete, so we kept them for the next lesson to complete. We just had to give them some play time to satisfy their curiosity to discover how to play with the bat.

Of course, after play and fun, they got down to serious business of writing a story with the craft. Check out A’s work, great job!

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P5 Science/22 August 2018/Wednesday – materials

For us at Sowing Seedz, we take pride that our Science lessons are unique in a way, at any point of time, past topics are always revisited to refresh our students’ memory banks. Take for example our P5 class. Be it a P6 or P5 class, whenever we announce we are going to recap past year topics, especially P3 work, most will scoff and laugh that it is too easy for them. They had to take back their words when they were stumped with even classifying objects in their Investigating Task activities.

It took our P5 girls a good 15 minutes to classify correctly. We bounced off ideas and gave them many tips to classify the objects into groups correctly. They were honest in their reflection part, where they wrote it was not as easy as it seemed and they had to read back their notes.

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We gave them another P3 topic to complete, and this time, they were not as boastful as before. Lesson learnt, perhaps, but we explained to them it is nothing embarrassing to forget. Just face it, learn from it, and move on to remember. We taught them additional notes on the differences in the life cycles.

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23 August 2018/P4 Science/Thursday – light

There are many ways to deliver a lesson effectively, and one of them is via hands on. We believe that once a student is able to THINK & LINK concepts from play to work, half the battle is won. Thus, for our lesson, we had another round of hands on experiment waiting for them.

Before that, we went through some concepts on Light to recap as well, before they start working on their project. This is to help them THINK & LINK. As they were making a kaleidoscope, we got them to jot down key concepts on their templates, as a form of revision as well.

As they were busy pasting their kaleidscopes up, we caught a teeny weeny star in the mirror reflection. Can you spot it?

They were off to explore the unknown with their DIY survival tool. They were very excited to catch the reflected images in their tiny scopes.

We instructed them to find objects on their own and show us the images. Although the images were not clear, they were decent enough for us to observe the reflected images.

Observation and reflection time. Our students are used to this structure now. They are aware they need to THINK & LINK concepts to real life (process skills types of questions). But before they could do that, they need alot of information to boost their content knowledge.


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P3-P4 Science/6 & 16 August 2018/Monday & Thursday – materials & light

The Lower Block Science teaching delivery is always a tricky situation for all students in all Primary Schools. It used to be all schools start and end with the same curriculum, but with the ever changing rules from MOE, we have to adapt and be flexible in our lessons as well. At Sowing Seedz, we have tried our modular curriculum, and it has worked to our advantage thus far. As we all know that different schools now pick and choose topics within the designated topics to cover within their levels, Sowing Seedz goes with the flow.

For our Lower Block Science curriculum, we communicate clearly to our parents to inform us what their children are learning in schools so we can match their learning. With that said, we have designed a way to go about. There is always constant learning and revising, and students old or new, at any point of time, will still be able to benefit and not lose out learning. (Drop us a message if you are keen to know how.)

Back to our lessons, we covered Materials and Light for the 2 separate days. We believe in revising work all the time and our class got to do a hands on topic on Materials. After revising important concepts to them, they did their note taking in their Science Scrapbooks. We love how they interpret their learning with lots of colours.

The next lesson topic is on Light. The previous lesson was on Shadow Puppet Play. This time, using the same teaching concepts, but different hands on experiment – finding different angles using a fixed object with a torchlight. These question types are common in exam practices, and when our students see for themselves how the shadows are actually formed, they are able to THINK & LINK concepts more effectively! They had fun playing around the different angles too. Of course, along the way, we did the usual asking our students questions orally, to keep them on their toes.

After the experiment, there is always reflection time. Our students are used to making observations and recording of any kind for all experiments. This ensures they are applying what they had learnt, which we round off with seat work for them to complete.

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P5 Science/15 August 2018/Wednesday – Electricity

Systems – Electricity. A better way is to do a Show & Tell. After going through the necessary slides and notes, we did a mini experiment on electricity. Using our THINK & LINK strategy, we align our students to link what they have learnt over the lesson notes when they tried the hands on kit. It was just a short experiment as we have other topics to cover, and we will cover more on electricity the next lesson.

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