Punggol View Primary School Website > Our Curriculum > Science

Science

Curricular Goal


Reflective scientific inquirers
 
We want our students to be curious and to question and be aware of their own thinking.

Our Aims


  • To provide our students with experiences which build on their interest in and stimulate their curiosity about their physical environment

  • To provide our students with basic scientific terms and concepts to help them understand themselves and the world around them

  • To provide our students with opportunities to develop skills, habits of mind and attitudes necessary for scientific inquiry

Our Focus


Organisation of Topics
Themes Lower Block (Primary 3) Lower Block (Primary 4) Upper Block (Primary 5) Upper Block (Primary 6)
Diversity
  • Diversity of living and non-living things (General characteristics and classification)
  • Diversity of materials
  • Cycles
  • Cycles in plants and animals (Life cycles)
  • Cycles in matter and water (Matter)
  • Cycles in matter and water (Water)
  • Cycles in plants and animals (reproduction)
  • Systems
  • Plant system (Plant parts and functions)
  • Human system (Digestive system)
  • Electrical system
  • Plant system (Respiratory & circulatory systems)
  • Human system (Respiratory & circulatory systems)
  • Cell system
    Interactions
  • Interaction of forces (Magnets)
  • Interaction of forces (Frictional force, Gravitational force, Force in springs)
  • Interaction within environment
  • Energy
  • Energy forms and uses (Heat and Light)
  • Energy Conversion
  • Energy forms and uses (Photosynthesis)
  • Organisation of Process Skills


    P3 to P4 Block P5 to P6 Block
    • Observing
    • Comparing
    • Classifying
    • Communicating (verbal, pictorial, tabular and graphical)
    • Predicting
    • Using apparatus and equipment
    • Inferring
    • Analysing
    • Investigation (guided)
    • Observing
    • Comparing
    • Classifying
    • Communicating (verbal, pictorial, tabular and graphical)
    • Predicting
    • Using apparatus and equipment
    • Inferring
    • Analysing
    • Evaluating
    • Generating possibilities
    • Formulating hypothesis
    • Investigation
    • Decision Making
    • Creative Problem Solving

    Provision of Timely Feedback to Students and Parents


    We monitor students’ learning through appropriate formal and informal methods so as to provide them with timely and useful feedback for improving learning and closing learning gaps.  

    Some examples how we use various assessment methods to monitor students’ learning include:

    Methods Purpose
    • Effective Questioning
    • Check understanding of skills/concepts taught
    • Skills based assessment tasks (E.g. science practical test)
    • Monitor the mastery of skills

    Engagement Parents through the Parent-Teacher Conferencing (PTC)


    Besides providing timely feedback during PTC, we conduct curriculum briefing sessions for parents to communicate and update the assessment formats and scientific learning opportunities in school. We also conduct Parent Workshop to enable parents to understand what their child/children will be learning in class as well as to empower them to follow up at home via homework and revision.