English is the language of the world, from science to diplomacy and tourism. It opens our world to other cultures, values and way of life.
The English Language is all around us.
How do we help our children make sense of the English Language and use it to their advantage in an unpredictable future?
Explore key ideas, vocabulary and details of the topic through videos, visual texts (eg, brochures) and news articles
Eg: Crime in Singapore
Perform guided research to deepen their understanding of the theme and present their findings to the class. Discussions will explore differing views on the theme
Eg: Variation in consequences relating to the severity of the crime
Which crimes are less severe? Why?
Applying the writing skills taught, compose an essay based on the theme. Upper primary pupils should weave in elements from previous themes to compose an original story
Eg. A moral dilemma (Witnessing your friend committing a crime)
MOULDING THE YOUNG INQUISITIVE MIND
Fluiiq is a creative thinking programme (for children age 6 – 8) designed to develop an adaptable mind to solve problems in different situations
In FLUIIQ, pupils explore real-world situations by
Deconstructing the problem to identify key aspects
Filtering information and make connections
Translating ideas into solutions and presenting it confidently
Critically evaluate alternative approaches to the issue
Fluiiq uses inquiry-based teaching to promote creativity and the sense of engagement in the whole learning process through:
Thematic – Introduction of knowledge through themes
Scenario creation/Role-play – Critical problem solving in a realistic context
Experiential – Exploration of idea through hands on activity