2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

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2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby HAPPYH » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:23 pm

Dear All,

I decided to start this thread. Come on P3 parents! (of course, all parents ) Share the strategies that works for your DC. Hope this is the correct place.

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby HAPPYH » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:44 am

Hmmm....So quiet!

As there is a change in English curriculum for our DC's batch (2015 PSLE), did your school announce any news related to this? I did not hear anything from our school. Kindly share. Thank you

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby nansk » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:48 pm

I haven't heard anything about a change in the curriculum! Is there any MoE web page you can link to for more info?

If nothing, I just want to applaud your kiasu-ness in starting this thread. :) So hopefully my post will give the thread a bump.

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby yqyq » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:53 pm

my dd school has not brief us the changes, but her tuition teacher said will revamp her worksheet next year, she said the picture discussion will be v wide exposure.

anybody can share over here?

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby ponyo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:55 pm

My eyes nearly popped out when I saw this. Had to do a double take and check if it is really prepping the current P3 batch for PSLE :rotflmao:

Think still have enough time right? or are parents of current P3 really starting the prep work now (worry liao...) :yikes:

ok, since there's a question asked about the syllabus change, here's the announcement that I cut/paste from CNA:
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Singapore News

PSLE English Language paper to be tweaked for 2015 examination
By Sharon See | Posted: 03 September 2012 1437 hrs
SINGAPORE: The English Language paper for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be tweaked for the cohort taking the national examination in 2015.

The changes will reflect the 2010 revision of the English Language syllabus, which will be implemented for Primary Four students next year.

The Ministry of Education said the new syllabus has a sharper focus on 21st-century competencies, which includes critical thinking and communication skills.

For example, in the oral examination, students may not be asked to describe a picture, which is the current practice. Instead, they may be asked for their personal opinion after being shown a visual stimulus, such as a poster or book cover.

The written papers will also include open-ended questions where students may then be asked to write a narrative from different perspectives.

- CNA/wm

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:57 pm

ponyo wrote:My eyes nearly popped out when I saw this. Had to do a double take and check if it is really prepping the current P3 batch for PSLE :rotflmao:

Think still have enough time right? or are parents of current P3 really starting the prep work now (worry liao...) :yikes:

ok, since there's a question asked about the syllabus change, here's the announcement that I cut/paste from CNA:
***
Singapore News

PSLE English Language paper to be tweaked for 2015 examination
By Sharon See | Posted: 03 September 2012 1437 hrs
SINGAPORE: The English Language paper for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be tweaked for the cohort taking the national examination in 2015.

The changes will reflect the 2010 revision of the English Language syllabus, which will be implemented for Primary Four students next year.

The Ministry of Education said the new syllabus has a sharper focus on 21st-century competencies, which includes critical thinking and communication skills.

For example, in the oral examination, students may not be asked to describe a picture, which is the current practice. Instead, they may be asked for their personal opinion after being shown a visual stimulus, such as a poster or book cover.

The written papers will also include open-ended questions where students may then be asked to write a narrative from different perspectives.

- CNA/wm

what is this?? summary writing like sec sch??

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby nansk » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:02 pm

ponyo wrote:ok, since there's a question asked about the syllabus change, here's the announcement that I cut/paste from CNA:
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...For example, in the oral examination, students may not be asked to describe a picture, which is the current practice. Instead, they may be asked for their personal opinion after being shown a visual stimulus, such as a poster or book cover.


Thanks a lot for this info!

ponyo wrote:
The written papers will also include open-ended questions where students may then be asked to write a narrative from different perspectives....


Wow! Does that mean slanted narratives? Or stories written from the point-of-view of each main character?

Off to search the MoE web site for 2010 syllabus.

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby HAPPYH » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:04 pm

verykiasumummy wrote:
ponyo wrote:My eyes nearly popped out when I saw this. Had to do a double take and check if it is really prepping the current P3 batch for PSLE :rotflmao:

Think still have enough time right? or are parents of current P3 really starting the prep work now (worry liao...) :yikes:

ok, since there's a question asked about the syllabus change, here's the announcement that I cut/paste from CNA:
***
Singapore News

PSLE English Language paper to be tweaked for 2015 examination
By Sharon See | Posted: 03 September 2012 1437 hrs
SINGAPORE: The English Language paper for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be tweaked for the cohort taking the national examination in 2015.

The changes will reflect the 2010 revision of the English Language syllabus, which will be implemented for Primary Four students next year.

The Ministry of Education said the new syllabus has a sharper focus on 21st-century competencies, which includes critical thinking and communication skills.

For example, in the oral examination, students may not be asked to describe a picture, which is the current practice. Instead, they may be asked for their personal opinion after being shown a visual stimulus, such as a poster or book cover.

The written papers will also include open-ended questions where students may then be asked to write a narrative from different perspectives.

- CNA/wm

what is this?? summary writing like sec sch??


Will the parents be given a briefing by MOE or schools? I asked my DD's form teacher and he said that he is not so sure.

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby ponyo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:15 pm

HAPPYH wrote:
Will the parents be given a briefing by MOE or schools? I asked my DD's form teacher and he said that he is not so sure.


No announcement yet from my DD's school. I guess school still needs time to work this out and this is end of year period so teachers are busy with all the admin work. Guess they will do their work plan during the hols. Hence earliest possible announcement will be in 2014 when school re-opens. JMHO

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Re: 2015 PSLE Discussion and Strategies

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:17 pm

the moe should already train the teachers before making such announcement right?

they make announcement before training their teachers? why like that?

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