2015 is a significant year in Singapore’s Primary English education and many parents with children in their primary school years will know why. It marks the start of the new PSLE English format for assessment. Without a clear understanding of the changes, it can be unnerving for both the parents and their children.
As a parent, how can you help?
Keep abreast of changes in the current English syllabus.
Empower yourselves with fundamental English knowledge that is relevant to primary school English assessment so that you are able to guide your children independently.
Encourage your children to learn English anywhere and anytime and not just for school assessment alone.
The Lil’ but Mighty Blog: Empowering Parents through English Tips
To address your needs, the Lil’ but Mighty English blog was started to help more parents be the first line of guidance for their children’s English education outside of school.
With weekly tips on parts of English such as comprehension, creative writing, grammar and oral, we hope to empower parents and children with the fundamental English knowledge that is needed for the assessment in school. The best bit – it’s all completely free!
Here are some examples of the content parents and educators can find on the Lil’ but Mighty Blog:
1) Essential information on the current examination format and past topics, such as this list of past PSLE Situation Writing Topics.
2) Free and easy-to-use resources, such as book-reading records and this oral stimulus-based conversation checklist.
3) Step-by-step guide to various strategies. For example, this guide on using ‘who’, ‘whom’ and ‘whose’.
4) Application of strategies on real examination questions (e.g. Grammar | Finding helping words the iDoT way`11)
If you seek additional support for your child, Lil’ but Mighty provides quality small-group English classes to children from Primary 3 to 6. Here are the features of our classes:
1) Small class size of 4
With a maximum class size of four, we ensure pupils get individual attention to build on their strengths and work on their weaknesses. The small group setting also provides opportunity for pupils to reinforce their learning by explaining and reiterating concepts they’ve learnt to their peers.
2) Step-by-step approach
Learning becomes simplified when it is broken down into clear steps. Lil’ but Mighty makes learning manageable by using strategies that enable pupils to break down questions into small parts.
3) Learning materials designed in-house
Lil’ but Mighty produces in-house learning materials that provide our pupils with targeted practice on answering specific question types for components such as grammar and comprehension. We achieve a balance between these focused-skill practices with past examination questions to ensure that pupils have ample practice.
4) English for the real world
Real-world challenges are issued to pupils from time to time to help them see how English is an integral part of the world. English games such as “Synonyms Bingo!” are often used during learning or to provide a breather to the children after some hard work in the classroom!
Our registration for 2016 classes is now open. Contact us now to make an enquiry and check on the availability of classes.