2010 PSLE Discussion

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2010 PSLE Discussion

Postby lizawa » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:38 pm

To the parents with P5 children this year, when will you start preparing your children for PSLE ?

I note that the CL paper and HCL paper format will be changed from previous years, so our children will not have past year papers with the same format to practise on. Next year will be the 1st year with new format for Chinese.

Which publisher Chinese assessment books do you recommend ?

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Re: 2010 PSLE Discussion

Postby ApronMama » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:00 am

lizawa wrote:To the parents with P5 children this year, when will you start preparing your children for PSLE ?

I note that the CL paper and HCL paper format will be changed from previous years, so our children will not have past year papers with the same format to practise on. Next year will be the 1st year with new format for Chinese.

Which publisher Chinese assessment books do you recommend ?


Hi Lizawa,

My child falls on the same batch too and I have the same concern. So far I tried Victoria and EPH for their new format but I am still unsure of the kind of standard if they meet the actual PSLE since there is nothing to benchmark like you say.

What about enrichment centre? Which enrichment centre are you currently enaging and will be using for P6 preparation? how do you find their material?

Having gone through the P5 with the new format, do you find both of them easier or more difficult than the old one? And which assessment book have you been using?

What about Maths, do you find the introduction of calculator make the last 13 questions more difficult than yr 2008?

While 2009 PSLE is just over, could you share your plan for yout P6 preparation? When do you normally start?

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Re: 2010 PSLE Discussion

Postby MdmKS » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:09 am

Will you quit your job, or take no pay leave to help prepare for PSLE? Is it common ?

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Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:25 am

My child's not taking PSLE yet but I have quite a few students taking PSLE next year. We've started to prepare for PSLE 2010.

It's regular consistent work that is going to help them. Especially for those who do not have a strong foundation, they need to work extra hard now to play catch up before they move on to P6 syllabus.

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Re: 2010 PSLE Discussion

Postby lizawa » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:34 am

MdmKS wrote:Will you quit your job, or take no pay leave to help prepare for PSLE? Is it common ?


I didn't when my son was doing his PSLE last year. I don't know if I will do for my daughter next year. If I get retrenched, probably a good excuse to stay home till her PSLE is over.

But I know some of my friends do take long leave or no pay leave to coach their children, if company or boss is understanding.

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Re: 2010 PSLE Discussion

Postby lizawa » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:41 am

ApronMama wrote:Hi Lizawa,

My child falls on the same batch too and I have the same concern. So far I tried Victoria and EPH for their new format but I am still unsure of the kind of standard if they meet the actual PSLE since there is nothing to benchmark like you say.

What about enrichment centre? Which enrichment centre are you currently enaging and will be using for P6 preparation? how do you find their material?

Having gone through the P5 with the new format, do you find both of them easier or more difficult than the old one? And which assessment book have you been using?

What about Maths, do you find the introduction of calculator make the last 13 questions more difficult than yr 2008?

While 2009 PSLE is just over, could you share your plan for yout P6 preparation? When do you normally start?


ApronMama,

I will start this Dec holiday. I think 10 months will pass very quickly in the new year.

For Chinese, the teacher is saying last year's batch (Y2008) got the easiest format. Our children's batch compre will require more thinking. Especially for HMT, cannot lift from passage.

I use EPH assessment books also. but like you, I don't know if they are up to standard.

For Maths, I believe there are many factors. Who knows, maybe this year's PSLE Maths results will be the best among all other years.

But I seriously don't like the separation into 2 papers. Too distracting and sometimes give wrong impression or expectation that Paper 2 will be as easy as Paper 1.

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Postby Anxiousmom » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:54 am

In fact, I will start next week, since her exams will be finished by today. Will start her off with past years Eng papers first. Thereafter weekends will coach her on maths. I've actually trying to target to complete the mid year topics by dec. By Feb, will start her on 2009 CA1 papers from those top schs.. time is tight for Pr 6... so have to be kiasu... :oops:

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Re: 2010 PSLE Discussion

Postby ApronMama » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:59 am

lizawa wrote:ApronMama,

I will start this Dec holiday. I think 10 months will pass very quickly in the new year.



Is P4 CL included? Is the old list(2008) of cheng yu still valid? How will you begin your preparation by teaching P6 topics, or revise P4 & 5? New CL text book is always unvailable for this batch during year end vacation.

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Postby Herbie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi Anxious Mom

To complete the mid year topics by dec. Are you refering to P5 topics? See that really make me kanchang.

But if I start the revision now with my son... My hubby will probably think that I am super KS.

Worst of all is I very kanchang, but my hubby is very relax... he watches TV went he knock off from work and my kids get 'attracted' to the TV.



:-(

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Postby EN » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:31 pm

Hello

Can I know what type of books to buy in order to kick start revision to prepare for PSLE? Is there a 10 years series book for English, Science and Math?

How do I go about balancing current curriculum and preparing for PSLE at the same time?

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