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WRITING BOOT CAMP>> link

Improve your child’s creative writing by attending this 5-day writing boot camp. Your child will be taught to identify what it takes to produce a good piece of creative writing composition. Through hands-on activities, they will get to use their imagination and learn how to express their creativity and critical thinking in their writing!

Primary 1  

  • Introduction of oneself through the use of descriptive words
  • Using adjectives to describe an object and emote feelings
  • Using multiple perspectives in writing
  • Expressing oneself using verbs and adjectives to share a real experience

Primary 2  

  • Introduction of oneself through the use of descriptive language
  • Explaining a situation and the cause-and-effect of that situation
  • Writing a syllable poem to express a situation or feeling
  • Using verbs and adjectives to describe a scene
  • Using fine details to express an encounter

Primary 3  

  • Understanding the problems, emotions and actions to express in a story
  • Using emotion words and adding details to give life to characters
  • Understanding the many voices of writing
  • Applying ‘hands-on’ grammar to help improve writing
  • Understanding how your senses can add colour to characters
  • How to be original when writing under pressure
  • Plot planning and creation

Level

Date

Time

Venue

Investment

Primary 1 in 2019

10 – 14 Jun

11am – 1pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$300

Primary 2 in 2019

17 – 21 Jun

9am – 1pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$600

Primary 3 in 2019

17 – 21 Jun

2pm – 6pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$600

 

ACTORS CENTRE KIDS BOOTCAMP >> link

For N1 and N2  

This is a theme-based programme that uses: stories; songs; discussions; drama activities; craft work; movement; music and improvised adventures to develop Confidence, Creativity and Collaboration. Each day, your child will take home a craft created in class that is related to and used in their themed adventure activities.

In this bootcamp, your child will:

  • Learn to build characterisation through acting techniques based on the individual themes.
  • Improve emotional control through emotion-based explorations.
  • Improve vocal projection and oral language skills by speaking in front of their friends and in group settings.
  • Develop the confidence to express their ideas through open discussions, storytelling and improvisation.
  • Explore language and develop comprehension skills by taking part in interactive storytelling.
  • Develop gross motor skills through drama, songs and movement.
  • Develop collaboration skills by listening and accepting others’ ideas through various team-based theatrical activities.
  • Develop creativity by participating in exciting, improvised adventures.
  • Take home a daily craft related to and used in their themed adventure activities.

Level

Date

Time

Venue

Investment

N1 & N2

17 – 21 Jun

9am – 11am

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$250

For K1 and K2  

This is a creativity and acting skills-based programme that uses: stories; discussions; drama activities; movement; music; improvised activities, scenes and adventures to develop Confidence, Creativity and Collaboration. Every day your kid gets the opportunity to use, explore and engage with various props and costume pieces from the Creativity Chest.  These items are used as a stimulus to create monologues, dialogues and improvised scenes.  The Creativity Chest allows your kids to push their creative limits and lets their ideas soar!  Your kid will also prepare for and rehearse a short performance that parents can watch at the end of the bootcamp.  So, come and join us and watch your kid shine!!!

In this bootcamp, your child will:

  • Learn and expand characterisation through acting techniques based on the individual mini themes.
  • Improve and build emotional control through emotion-based acting explorations.
  • Improve vocal projection and oral language skills by learning proper vocal projection techniques, speaking in front of others and in a group setting.
  • Develop the confidence to express their ideas through open discussions, storytelling and improvisation.
  • Explore spoken language and their ideas by taking part in interactive storytelling and discussions.
  • Develop collaboration skills by actively listening, accepting others’ ideas, and developing teamwork through a multitude of theatrical activities.
  • Develop and cultivate creativity through improvised practical activities, scenes and adventures.
  • Use props and costume pieces from the Creativity Chest each day to create monologues, dialogues and improvised scenes.
  • Stage a short performance for parents at the end of the week.

Level

Date

Time

Venue

Investment

K1 & K2

10 – 14 Jun

9.30am – 1pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$450

For Primary 1 to Primary 3  

This is a creativity, improvisation and acting skills-based programme that uses: stories; discussions; drama activities; music; movement; improvised activities, scenes and adventures to develop Confidence, Creativity and Collaboration. Every day your kid gets the opportunity to use, explore and engage with various props and costume pieces from the Creativity Chest.  These items are used as a stimulus to create monologues, dialogues and improvised scenes.  The Creativity Chest allows your kid to push their creative limits and lets their ideas soar!  Your kid will also prepare for and rehearse a short performance that parents can watch at the end of the bootcamp.  So, come and join us and watch your kid shine!!!

In this bootcamp, your child will:

  • Learn and expand characterisation through acting techniques based on the individual mini themes.
  • Improve and build emotional control through emotion-based explorations.
  • Improve vocal projection and oral language skills by learning proper vocal projection techniques, speaking in front of others and in a group setting.
  • Develop the confidence to express their ideas through open discussions, storytelling and improvisation.
  • Explore spoken language and their ideas by taking part in interactive storytelling and discussions.
  • Develop collaboration skills by actively listening, accepting others’ ideas, and developing teamwork through a multitude of theatrical activities.
  • Develop and cultivate creativity through improvised practical activities, scenes and adventures.
  • Develop quick-thinking and problem-solving skills through more advanced theatrical activities.
  • Learn how the acting techniques taught in class can transfer to their classroom activities and daily life.
  • Use props and costume pieces from the Creativity Chest every day to create monologues, dialogues and improvised scenes (with a deeper emphasis on characterisation).
  • Stage a short performance for parents at the end of the week.

Level

Date

Time

Venue

Investment

Pri 1 to 3

10 – 14 Jun

2.30pm – 6pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$450

 

THINKING CAP WORKSHOP >> link

Through MindChamps’ proprietary Thinking Cap Programme, you can empower your child with the crucial learning, thinking and communication skills needed to excel in school and beyond. This fun-filled workshop is specially designed to introduce the Champion Mindset to P3 – P6 students. Students will gain self-directed learning skills, creative problem-solving, divergent thinking skills and boost their confidence though exciting activities. This forms a secure foundation upon which to build the learning behaviours that will lead to sustainable success in the all-important years of their academic life. 

Objectives

  • To introduce the champion mindset and how it can influence a child positively
  • To gain confidence through self-awareness and creativity exercises
  • To develop self-directed learning skills through creative problem-solving and divergent thinking skills
  • To learn the necessary principle of time management in achieving their goals

In this workshop

  • To direct learners towards creative flexibility and fluency and minimise barriers to creative thoughts
  • To build emotional resilience, effective communication skills, and affirmative behaviour patterns
  • Use of drama/story-telling/metaphors to illustrate the main focus of the lesson plan
  • To develop visual perception skills through fun activities and games
  • Brain Gym exercises are carried out in class to help develop child’s loco motor movements and increase alertness.
  • Use of Visualization to engage a child’s imagination and helps children to focus and concentrate better

Level

Date

Time

Venue

Registration Fee

Primary 3 & 4 in 2019

3 – 4 Jun

 

9am – 6pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$228

Primary 5 & 6 in 2019

6 – 7 Jun

 

9am – 6pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$228

 

PRIMARY SUCCESS WORKSHOP >> link

Let your P3 – P4 child stay productive this June Holiday and to be ahead of their peers for Term 3 2019! Our curriculum for this 2-day workshop is designed to enhance and further polish skills that are taught in school, deepen the understanding of concepts and foster collaborative skill though group or pair work.

ENGLISH

  • Learning to write creatively and to differentiate your child’s writing from their peers using figurative language
  • Equipping your child with a range of tools to write the best composition
  • Mastering grammar rules and learning the secrets to acing cloze passages
  • Learning the art of writing a good story
  • Brainstorming story ideas in pairs/groups and identifying if the ideas will contribute to a plausible plot                      
  • Revision on grammar rules
  • Learning how teachers set cloze passages and how to use contextual clues to derive the answers

CHINESE

  • Using imagination and learn how to exercise creativity and critical thinking through hands-on exercises to produce a good piece of composition
  • Introduction of external expressions through the use of descriptive language
  • Explaining a situation and the cause-and-effect of that situation
  • Using emotion words and adding details to give life to characters
  • Understanding the usage of idioms and proverbs
  • Applying of senses and colours in composition writing
  • Proper grammar usage in construction of sentences

MATH

  • Learning and applying the set concepts (heuristics) to solve problems sums
  • Developing thinking, reasoning and application skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving
  • Building confidence and foster interest in mathematics through concept formation activities
  • Using manipulatives to concretise the problem sums
  • Brainstorming and discussing in pairs/groups on how to solve the problem sums
  • Identifying what type of problem sums to apply to the set concepts
  • Using the set concepts to solve the problem sums

SCIENCE

  • Identifying a force as a push or a pull
  • Recognising friction is a force that oppose motion
  • Recognising that friction can occur between air and other materials
  • Recognising that friction can occur between water and another material (water resistance)
  • Practice questions and fun activity related to forces

Dates

Lesson Breakdown

Investment

PRIMARY 3

6 – 7 Jun

6 Jun

1pm – 3pm: Maths

 

7 Jun

1pm – 3pm: English, Concept Formation (Reading Comprehension)

3.30pm – 5.30pm: Science, Concept Formation (Magnets)

 

$189

6 Jun

6 Jun

3.30pm – 5.30pm: Chinese, Concept Formation (Creative Writing)

$60

PRIMARY 4

6 – 7 Jun

6 Jun

3.30pm – 5.30pm: Maths, Concept formation (Patterns)

 

7 Jun

1pm – 3pm: Science, Concept Formation (Magnets)

3.30pm – 5.30pm: English, Concept Formation (Reading Comprehension)

$189

6 Jun

6 Jun

1pm – 3pm: Chinese, Concept Formation (Creative Writing)

$60

 

READING BOOTCAMP >> link

Reading Boot Camp for K1 and K2

BACK BY PARENTS REQUEST

We are running our reading boot camp for K1 – K2. This reading boot camp aims to equip children with 8 critical aspects of reading – Engagement, Active understanding, Narrative Intelligence & Higher Order Thinking, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary-building and Structural Awareness. During the boot camp, expect a high energy session with hands-on activities, participation in various higher order activities and song. All these activities are the aim to provide children an environment of immersive learning

Level

Date

Time

Venue

Registration Fee

K1

24 – 28 Jun

2pm – 4pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$300

K2

17 – 21 Jun

2pm – 4pm

Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing, Level 17

$300

 

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