Course outline and Curriculum

Glory Singapore International School curriculum is based on Singapore Primary School Curriculum. It consists the following subjects; English language, Chinese language, Thai language. and culture, Mathematics, Science, Arts and Crafts, Physical Education, Health, Information Communication Technology and Music. This program provides a full range of courses to prepare the students to become fluent in English, Chinese and Thai for their future education. The children will be taught that learning occurs not only in the classroom but also in the world around them.

Singapore Primary School Curriculum

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Reference: http:/ /www.moe.gov.sg/education/primary/curriculum/

The inner circle centring on life skills ensures that students acquire sound values and skills to take them through life as responsible adults and active citizens. It comprises the non-academic curriculum.

The middle circle on knowledge skills seeks to develop students’ thinking, process and communication skills. This will enable students to analyse and use information and be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. It comprises skills-based subjects.

The outermost circle covers the content-based subject disciplines i.e. Languages, Humanities & the Arts, and Mathematics & Sciences. It ensures that students have a good grounding in content across different areas of study.

 

Primary school education is designed to give your child a strong foundation. This includes developing language and numeracy skills, building character and nurturing sound values and good habits. The primary school curriculum focuses on three main aspects of education – subject disciplines, character development and knowledge skills. Subject disciplines comprise subject areas such as Languages, Humanities & the Arts and Mathematics & Sciences which ensure that your child has a good grounding in subjects across different areas of study. With Subject-based Banding, English, Mother Tongue, Mathematics and Science will be taught at the appropriate level at both Primary 5 and Primary 6 according to the ability of your child. Knowledge skills focus on developing your child’s thinking, process and communication skills. These are all essential skills for learning. Knowledge skills are taught through a variety of subjects and often through a project work approach. This enables pupils to use the full range of knowledge skills, work together and clearly demonstrate what they have learnt. Character development is facilitated through daily teacher-pupil interactions as well as programmes in the non-academic curriculum. They focus on instilling sound values in your child, to take him through life as a responsible adult. Your child will have many opportunities to develop life skills through Co-Curricular Activities, Civics and Moral Education, Social Emotional Learning, National Education and Physical Education.

Partnering the school to support your child Help your child know his school environment

  • The earlier your child is familiarised with his new environment, the more positive he will feel about going to school.
  • Visit or tour the school grounds with your child or show him pictures of the school.
  • Talk to your child about the new routines he will be going through everyday, such as flag-raising and lowering, recess, assembly, school bus drop-off and pick-up points, timetable, and wearing the school uniform.
  • Encourage your child to practise schooling skills such as asking for permission, buying food, organising his school bag and passing messages between school and parents. Help him to know the sources of help available in school (such as his Form Teacher or School Counsellor) and how he can seek assistance. You can even role-play with your child.
  • Get him excited about new experiences, such as making new friends or learning new things.
  • Value your child
  • Value your child for who he is, not just what he has achieved.
  • Maintain a good relationship with your child. Respect his opinions and listen to what he has to say.
  • Love your child regardless of his results.
  • Appreciate your child’s effort – focus on the process, not the marks.
  • Avoid comparing your child’s performance with that of others.
  • Be generous with your praise.
  • Make time to play with your child and enjoy his company.
  • Encourage your child, especially when he is disheartened.
  • Know and understand your child
  • Understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Help your child develop his strengths further.
  • Have realistic expectations and achievable goals for your child.
  • Set step-by-step goals to enable your child to achieve them and experience success.
  • Listen to your child’s needs. Help and guide your child in his learning
  • Help your child to develop a routine for school and homework.
  • Create a conducive learning environment that suits your child’s learning style/habits.
  • Instil self-discipline by teaching your child to monitor his own behaviour.
  • Be alert to his needs and fears. Seek help from school personnel such as Head of Department (Pupil Welfare), Pastoral Care Coordinator, Learning Support Coordinator, Teacher Counsellor or other professionals, if necessary.
  • Discipline with empathy.

 

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