English

The English program at EduFun is centred around three key programmes. All programmes are written in British English and focus on developing students’ English skills across reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Big English Programme (Primary 1 - 2)

  • Focuses on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), where students learn content alongside acquiring language.

  • Supports learning of 21st Century Skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, digital literacy and creativity

Covers the Core Areas of English Learning

Each unit is broken down to cover the core areas of English learning: vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, writing and grammar.

Covers the Core Areas of English Learning

Develops critical thinking, collaboration, digital literacy and creativity

Supports English learning through a rangy of activities and tasks

The activities for students include a range of vocabulary cloze procedures, grammar practices, listening comprehensions, reading comprehensions, and writing tasks

Focus Programme (Primary 3 - 4​)

  • Focuses on three key concepts that underpin the programme:-

    • Motivation, Memory and Meaning.

Motivates and engages students through learning in an authentic context

By providing texts and tasks on engaging topics to give meaning to the learning for the students. Language is brought to life through the inclusion of grammar animations and interactive videos. Students’ retention of language is targeted through specific vocabulary practice exercises.

Language is brought to life

Grammar animations and interactive videos

Specific vocabulary exercises

Each unit in Focus is structured to cover vocabulary, grammar (focus 1), listening language practice, reading, grammar (focus 2), speaking language practice, writing, language in focus, and the use of English. Units include a range of open-ended questions and tasks, cloze procedure exercises and multiple choice questions to support students’ preparation for end of year examinations.

Choices Programme for Primary 5 - 6

  • Encourages students to take ownership of their knowledge and skills development across the English language strands

  • Engages learning through a range of interesting topics and authentic video clips. 

Focuses on a theme relevant to the interests and lives of students

Units cover both language and skills development through a range of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. At the start of each unit, there is a focus on the use of topic-related vocabulary in real situations. This is followed by a grammar focus involving revision, practice and application to text. Listening exercises further support the students in their recognition of vocabulary and their comprehension of oral texts.

Take part in skills-focused activities on reading and writing

Develop students' ability to comprehend texts and summarise texts

Apply learning to the writing of texts

Each unit in Focus is structured to cover vocabulary, grammar (focus 1), listening language practice, reading, grammar (focus 2), speaking language practice, writing, language in focus, and the use of English. Units include a range of open-ended questions and tasks, cloze procedure exercises and multiple choice questions to support students’ preparation for end of year examinations.

Throughout the three programmes of learning, the students will receive breadth and depth in their study of English, supporting them to succeed in examinations and enabling them with lifelong English language skills. 

 

Mathematics

Maths learning at EduFun has been developed in line with the MOE syllabus to enrich the learning experience of students’ in school and support them in their preparation for age-level examinations. The programme has been developed in consultation with a local Singaporean expert in Heuristic Maths. 

Thinking skills and heuristics are essential for mathematical problem solving.

as stated by MOE in its most recent mathematical syllabus

Programme designed to focus on development of students’ heuristic skills.

It aims to promote the understanding of how, and when, to apply these in learning are skills that are explicitly taught across the P1 to P6 programme. Those of which include: Act It Out, Look for a Pattern, Make a List, Work Backwards, Guess and Check, Simplify the Problem, Solve Part of the Problem, Draw a Diagram, Make Suppositions.

EduFun covers the core maths strands of the MOE syllabus

Learning is progressive across six levels 

Application of heuristic skills in exam-styled questions

Primary 1 - 4

Programme

 

  •  Focuses on using heuristic skills within topic-specific lessons

  • e.g Model Drawing in a fractions lesson

Primary 5 & 6

Programme

 

  • Focuses on the application of the heuristic skills across a range of topics

  • e.g Practice the application of the Unit Transfer Method across a range of topic areas, such as fractions, whole numbers, decimals and percentages

In addition, the programme is delivered in Singapore’s renowned Science Centre, which boasts numerous facilities that can enhance the learning experience of students. Links to exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities within the centre will be incorporated into the programme of learning.

 

Science

Science at EduFun covers Lower Primary Science for students in P1 and P2 and Heuristic Science for those in P3-P6. It has been created in collaboration with local Singaporean experts in Heuristic Science and focuses on the development of key scientific process skills through hands-on experiments and investigations. Taking place at Singapore’s renowned Science Centre, the programme focuses on real learning experiences, incorporating student exploration of  various exhibits wherever possible.

Active and hands-on learning experience

Games and fun activities will be used to excite students about a range of science topics, teachers will provide explicit modelling of the process skills and will use carefully planned questions to extend students’ thinking. Hands-on experiments, investigations and visits to Science Centre exhibitions will be incorporated across the programme of learning. Opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and newly developed skills to exam-style questions will also be included each week.

The science programme at EduFun aims to make the learning of science truly come alive for students. In the inspiring setting of Science Centre Singapore, students will enrich their science learning and will learn to become real scientists  conducting real experiments!

Lower Primary Science

Programme

  • Introduces students to the process skills of observing, classifying, comparing, analysing, inferring and predicting.

  • Provides students with a foundation of science concepts across a range of topics.

  • P1 programme builds the foundation blocks for the learning that students will encounter at P3

 

  • P2 programme prepares students for the science concepts of the P4 level

Primary 3 - 6

Programme

 

  • Developed in line with the MOE syllabus. 

  • Focuses on the development of students’ science process skills.

  • Reinforces science learning from school and supports the students in securing their topic knowledge and understanding.

 

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing programme at EduFun has been designed by a UK Curriculum Specialist and incorporates strong literacy practice from the UK. The programme focuses on the development of the students’ creative writing skills, including reading as a writer, the planning process, independent writing, editing and presenting work. 

Students will deconstruct texts and recognise key structural features for a range of texts

They will analyse the effect of different structures on the experience of the reader and will reflect on the choices made by authors when writing the text. During this stage, the students will explore in-depth the grammatical and lexical author choices, including their appropriateness for the audience, context and culture and their impact on the reading experience.

Be inspired with writing ideas 

Use of National Geographic Readers

Access to exciting exhibits at the Science Centre

Teachers will use the gradual release model to take students through the writing process. Using model texts as inspiration for writing, students will write their own version of a range of text types, including reports, information texts, and stories. Teachers will model the writing process to students using a strategy called ‘think aloud’. Following this, students will engage in shared and guided writing practice as a class and in small groups, before applying the learnt writing strategies in their independent work. 

 

Students will the explore the editing and presenting phase of writing

  • Students learn to edit and revise their written work.

  • Improve their ability to identify errors in a text

  • Understand how changes to vocabulary and sentence structures impact the text 

 

Students will study 4-6 model texts and produce 4-6 writing pieces. Each unit of writing is approximately 6 weeks long and covers the strands of reading as a writer, planning, writing and editing. Units across the year will include both fiction and non-fiction texts to give the students a well-rounded creative writing experience. 

 

Prepares students for mid-year

and end of year examinations

  • Every lesson will include time for explicit exam practice.

  • Learn through explicit teacher modelling

  •  Engaging activities for practising new learning

  • Opportunities for students to apply what they have learnt through exam question practice

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