2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2007)

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by ChiefKiasu » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Lol. OK... whoever sets up the 2020 PSLE Discussions and Strategies thread will win 200 KP$ from me. But you must qualify hor... must really have kid going to P1 next year in 2015.

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by janet88 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:41 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:Lol. OK... whoever sets up the 2020 PSLE Discussions and Strategies thread will win 200 KP$ from me. But you must qualify hor... must really have kid going to P1 next year in 2015.
Not fair...I set up also no kiasu$.

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by FB555 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:01 pm

sembgal wrote:
jetsetter wrote:
sembgal wrote: It is the final PSLE results that determine the child's fate. Having a good 5 years to plan ahead and warm the engine slowly is definitely a better option than to step on the accelerator towards P5 level.
:goodpost:

Never rest on laurels.
A long distance relative's child woke up at 5am every morning with her parents to practise on past years exam papers before she went to school. Study for 8 hours or more a day on weekends in primary 6. Study about 4 hours on weekdays. No doubt I heard this child is doing very well in Raffles upper sec now. This child felt that she wanted to work hard to enter Raffles. So you see, there is this kind of rare case that exist. I'm not saying that I approve of what the child's parents and the child did but if this child could have begun her basic foundation revision early, would the child have to struggle in Primary 6?

We have heard stories of parents applying leave to study with the children in P5 or P6. I think that is too late.
Sembgal
Thank you for setting up this thread.
Agree with you that consistent practice and established a study regime should start early so as to prepare for a firm foundation for the challenging p5 and p6.

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by Blue Pearl » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:49 pm

Thank you Sembgal for setting up this thread.

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by Giggler1 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:17 pm

I'm IN... thank you sembgal for setting up this thread.


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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by ammonite » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:04 am

I have a little piggy and when I saw the thread title, I :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

But I do agree that laying the foundation early makes life easier towards the end. 可以好吃好睡 till the end.

On the other hand, different children really need different amount of work as strengths, weaknesses and personalities are different. Besides written work, don't forget oracy, especially for the shy child.
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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by janet88 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:09 am

create a weekly timetable when the child enters primary 1.
get the child to revise consistently...although there are no exams at p1/2, discipline has to be instilled from start. don't wait till dates are given for tests/exams to revise...that will be too late and too stressful.

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by mistyy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:22 am

After going through PSLE with dd1, it dawned on me that preparation should start fr p1. Thus, thumbs up for sembgal for creating this thread!

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by sembgal » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:09 pm

Actually P1 results are not important at all as there is no streaming. However, a lot of P1 parents are frantic and worry that their children cannot cope in P1. If the child relies on the parents too much in P1, no doubt the child can score for exams, it may result in an over-confident child at the next level P2. Too much handholding is not a good idea as children should be answerable for the homework that they have to do. In fact, P1 is not the time to worry too much about academic but to focus on working with the child on time management, organization skills, being responsible and showing resilience, having self-confidence and able to manage his/her own social and emotional skills. Being able to socialise and communicate is more important than focusing on academic skills in P1.

In P2, the results do determine which class the child goes to. Parents can push their children all the way to P6, but what happens after that when the child move on to Sec 1? If the child never learns how to WANT to achieve with a great drive, the child will just be a stationery bicycle, waiting for that push all the time. Instilling an internal drive within the child is better as the child takes initiative and responsibility for his/her learning.

Therefore, it is better to let a child experience failure earlier in life so that the child will want to work hard. A child who gains too much success in early life will be too complacent and over-confident.

These are just my thoughts. Wonder what are yours?

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Re: 2019 PSLE Discussions and Strategies (Children born in 2

Post by EatNonStop » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:27 pm

:goodpost:

I have a piglet too!!!...Already booked mark this thread! Hope to learn more strategies/planning/tips in laying a good foundation for my piglet. Thanks Sembgal for starting the thread

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