I need suggestion for my P4 child. I don’t know if she is doing well or just less then average student.
Her P4 SA1 result.
English = 67
Chinese = 80
Math’s = 87.5
Science = 89.5
She is very week on English composition. Thanks.
Not to alarm you, but in my opinion, 67 for P4 English is not a good score. There are 4 components in the English paper, and if your child does well in most of them, except writing, she should not be scoring this mark. I assume that your child's worst component is writing, but she is not scoring very well for the other areas.
1. Practise more on the Paper 2 aspect, especially synthesis & transformation, comprehension cloze and open-ended comprehension. You will want to avoid losing marks there.
2. Practise writing in chunks. If you feel that your child is not writing well enough, start her off in paragraphs, then after that complete a whole story. E.g. When your child has mastered an effective introduction, move on to the body and then work on her conclusion.
3. Gather "good" and "bad" compositions and get her to spot the difference. This will help her to see why her compositions are bad. Often, children are not able to sport their own mistakes.
4. Lastly, read, read and read. I cannot emphasize enough on how building a love for reading helps to improve your child's English. Select appropiate books, meaning at P4, your child should stop reading short stories and get started on novels already. Encourage her to keep a notebook of phrases which caught her eye and she might want to remember it for her next writing assignment.
Hope it helps!