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Science

Science Department Programmes


The Science Department aims to nurture creative and values-driven learners with a life-long passion for science. Through our programmes and initiatives, as well as the provision of varied teaching & learning resources, we hope to deepen our learners' love for Science and cultivate a healthy inquiring mind about the things around them.

Vision

Every student has a lively curiosity about Science in their daily life, the environment and the society.

Mission

To guide students in acquiring scientific knowledge, concepts and methodologies, develop process skills in scientific inquiry and inculcate attitudes and ethics to engage in science-related issues as an active contributor and reflective citizen.

Inquiry Approach

Teaching Science as inquiry goes beyond presenting facts and scientific concepts. Students are provided opportunities to ask questions and are actively engaged in the collection and use of scientific evidence and formulate explanation based on scientific knowledge.

Teachers carry out the inquiry-based approach through hands-on learning, in realistic contexts for students to make connections with their own lives and environment in which they live.

Teachers use a variety of strategies to facilitate this inquiry process such as:

    • Field trip
    • Demonstrations & Investigations
    • Concept cartoons
    • Concept mapping
    • Projects, model making
    • Role play, drama, stories

Programmes & Activities


P5 Interdisciplinary Tinkering Project

This project for the P5 students aims to nurture the joy of learning and develop entrepreneurial dare in our students through working together in an open-ended task.

From term 1 to 2, they were tasked to work in groups to create a fun Science toy or showcase a Science phenomenon. At the end of their development cycle, they presented their learning prepared by them in a shared Google slide during their English class and also shared their projects with the P4 students during their recess.

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 “Tinkering” in Action!!Showcasing their creations to the P4s 

P4 Planting Programme during Environment Week

In line with the school’s Environment Week, P4 students worked as a class to prepare the planting plots and sow the seeds to start a new planting season in the school. They had learnt the school values of care and respect and are able to put these values into action.

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 Learning that their actions can have positive
impact on the Environment


 

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Learning Journeys – P3 classes visit Science Centre

Learning journeys provide critical experiences for students to connect their knowledge with the real world. Primary 3 students went to Science Centre to learn more about animals and their characteristics. The lessons allow them to observe real animals and reinforce the key ideas that they have learnt in school.

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