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Nov-Dec 2019 Holiday Programme – Science (Growing Seeds)

Diversity – Plants

Cycles – Life Cycle (Plant)

Systems – Plant Reproduction

One experiment, multiple topics to learn from. A simple act of growing seeds, one can expect to learn about plant diversity, plant life cycle and plant reproduction. However, this is limited to the our P5-P6 students, as they would have already learnt the topics.

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P3-4 Science / Sept Holiday 2019 / Sowing Seeds

We love hands on, and an effective way to engage students is by giving them something tangible to touch and observe. We got them to sow seeds and they were of course, excited. We did some lessons on the topic of Plant Parts before getting their hands dirty – pouring the soil, watering the soil to get the moist texture, spreading the seeds, covering the seeds with the soil and doing the final touches. We reminded them to water their seeds and observe what would happen.


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P3/4 Science / 24 May 2019 Wednesday / Insects, States of Matter

Our P3/4 Science class doing an activity on insects, under Diversity. It was a form of recap for them and for us to gauge if they had recalled the characteristics of insects. We love their furry interpretations of pasting colourful pipe cleaners onto the insect templates and their mini comic sketches under CAP. We also taught on the different states of matter under Cycles, a P4 topic. For the P3s, they learn something new. For the P4s, it serves as a recap. Win-win. Check out their note takings on the topic too. Lovely!


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P5 Science / 21 May Tues 2019 / Insects

It is good to recap and revisit previous topics. Through simple hands on activities, we are able to gauge how well a student is able to grasp what he/she has learnt previously. We love the interpretation of Z, who created a mini habitat with an ant, a grasshopper and a a worm (although this is not an insect).

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P3-4 Science / 14 March 2019 Thursday / Seeds Dispersal

Post exam activity. Recapping on how different seeds disperse. We took out a sample of the different types of seeds to engage our students. We made it even more interesting by handling them magnifying glasses to observe the seeds in details. After which, they were to sketch and record down their findings.

Do not under estimate a child’s learning. Give him space to explore and he will surprise you!

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P3-4 Science / 24 Jan 2019 Thursday / Materials

Materials, a p3 topic and it is a good refresher for the p4s and new learning for the p3. So it is a win-win situation. For our Science classes, our lesson deliveries are always peppered with current and previous topics, to jolt our students’ memories and test for understanding each time.

Hence, for the lesson, we pulled out some materials and got our class to feel the different textures. We had them write down notes in their Scrapbook for further learning. The class also did a simple hands on Investigative Task and reflected their own learning.


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P5 Science / 23 Jan 2019 Wed / Acid Rain, Classification

What is acid rain and how does it affect our daily lives? This was something we discussed over lesson. How does acid get into the water cycle? We showed them how as well. It was always a pretty sight to catch their note jotting in action.

We moved on to P3 work on Classification as part of our recap motion. We always make it a point to recap previous topics over on going lessons to keep our students’ minds active. Cut, snip, paste!


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P3-4 Science / 17 Jan 2019 Thursday / Seeds & Light

One seed, many uses, in a way. We use seeds to teach across our levels. Science lessons are that versatile and fun! Whenever we hear any students telling their parents Science is boring before they come to us, we make it a mission to show them Science is FUN!

With this in mind, we got our P3-4 boys to grow their seed beans. The procedures were the same, but the aims and objectives were different. In this case, we wanted them to observe how tall the seed beans will grow, measure the heights and make their conclusions.

We also managed to have another simple hands on about Light. As our boys were observing via the DIY kaleidoscope, we ran through important key notes verbally. After which, they had to write and conclude any observations.


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P6 Science / 16 Jan 2019 Wed / Respiration & Photosynthesis

When one of our P6 girls entered the class, we went “whoa!!!!” when we saw her seed bean. It was beautifully grown! Hers was the most successful among the rest, including ours. We had to throw our rotten seed bean away. Who says Science teachers have green fingers? Heh… The shoot that sprouted and the leaves that grew, were just magnificent. Oh, and there are indeed words imprinted on the beans. Check it out!

Next on, we did a starch test on the items that we can found. Of course, we got the girls to make prediction on which items with starch being absent/present, and the colours that proved that. We reminded them the key words to remember. And lastly, the girls made their own observations and concluded their findings.


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