P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School

 
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
P4 and P5
Meet-The Parent 2020
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Fengshan’s DNA
                 School Vision
Anchored Hearts, Driven Minds, Leaders of Tomorrow

                School Mission
                Loyal Individuals
              Strength of Character

                 School Values
                  Perseverance
                     Respect
                  Responsibility
                    Integrity
                   Compassion
                     Equality
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Fengshan Graduate – Champion Mindset
                          Uses
                       Technology
                         Adeptly
  Appreciate the
  Arts and being                        Globally Aware
     creative
                     Being Good and
                     Morally Upright
                        Citizen by
                    Demonstrating the
                     School Values –        Effective
  Being Resilient        PR2ICE          Communicator
   and has the
                                          and Problem
  Drive to Excel
                                             Solver
                       Team Player
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Shifts in the Education Landscape
"In today's changing economy, we will see career pathways
becoming more dynamic and less predictable... What is
critical for Singapore's graduates would be to have
competencies in various areas,"

                                Professor De Meyer, SMU
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Learning
 Joy of
                         for
Learning
                       Mastery

                                                    Preparing Our
                                  Entrepreneurial
           Learning
            for Life                   Dare         Pupils for the
                                                       Future
Singapore             Learn
                   throughout
  Spirit               Life
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Our Belief
        Every child has a talent and can achieve

In Fengshan,

• We believe in our pupils
• We work towards helping them to discover and develop their
  talents
• The school provides our pupils with a variety of learning
  experiences
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Building The Champion Mindset

    •Building the ‘Can Do Spirit’ – The
     Fengshan Spirit
    •Having our pupils respond to challenges
     around them
    •Strengthening pupils mental and
     emotional resilience
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Our Focus
                        All Round Pupil Development…
                 Cognitive                                       Physical and Aesthetics
• Strengthen subject mastery                              • Platforms for creativity and exploration
• Equip them with 21st CC skills                          • Opportunity for talent development
• Learning experiences similar to the real world          • Appreciation of the Arts

            Social and Moral                                                 Morale
• Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)               • Quality school experiences
• Focus on student well-being                             • Support and thrive
• Engagement and building relationships                   • Motivation leading to self-directedness

                                   Creativity and Innovation
                            • Learn beyond the classroom
                            • Platforms to think do things differently
P4 and P5 Meet-The Parent 2020 - Fengshan Primary School
Our P4 and P5
Programmes
P4 Level Programmes
P4 Study Skills
To equip pupils with the appropriate skills to learn effectively and efficiently;
supporting in achieving their academic goals.
P4 Level Programmes
Kidzania Trip (Education & Career Guidance - ECG)
To develop awareness of work values/work expectations for the different
occupations/industries through role-play.
P4 Level Programmes
Road Safety Park
To create awareness on road safety through hands-on session.
P4 Level Programmes
 Learning Journey to Chinatown and Little India
 To learn about the cultural heritage of different ethnic groups in Singapore
P5 Level Programmes
Values-in-Action “Project BEG2IN”
(Be a Good and Giving Neighbour)
Main aim: To provide opportunity for pupils to care for their neighbourhood and keep it
clean and to allow pupils to make a difference in the community around them.
P5 Level Programmes
P5 Study Skills Workshop
Main aim: To inculcate good study skills in pupils, introducing tools such
as cluster mapping
P5 Level Programmes
Science Learning Journey (Diversity of Cells)
Main Aim: To understand what cells are and the application of using microscope to
identify cells.
P5 Level Programmes
National Education Show
Main Aim: To promote sense of belonging, love and appreciation of Singapore
P5 Level Programmes
NE/SS Learning Journey – Heritage Tours
Main aim: To learn about the cultural heritage of different parts of Asia and what
present day societies in Singapore have inherited from civilisations of the past.
PERI Holistic Assessment
• Holistic Assessment (HA) and Reporting
  provides a fuller picture of your child’s
  progress and learning throughout the year.

• As an extension of HA approach, the Parent-
  Teacher-Child Conference will focus on the
  Progress Report and HA Portfolio.
Assessment Structure 2020
Level      Term 1        Term 2           Term 3                 Term 4

                                                                   SA2
                                         Bite-sized
                                          Checks
                                       (Non-weighted)
 P4
                                                                 P4 Science
                                  P4 Math Performance Task
                                                             Performance Task
                                         (Weighted)
                                                                (Weighted)
          Bite-sized
           Checks         SA1
        (Non-weighted)                   Bite-sized
              T1                          Checks
                                       (Non-weighted)
                                             T3
 P5                                                               SA2
                                    P5 Science and Math
                                     Performance Tasks
                                         (Weighted)
Holistic Assessment Reporting 2020
Level        Term 1              Term 2               Term 3              Term 4

         Progress Report
 P4                        Mid Year Report Book   Progress Report

            Portfolio                                               Year-End Report Book
                           Parent-Teacher-Child      Portfolio

 P5           N.A              conference
Class Allocation Process
Level                               Process

        Most pupils will stay in the same class.
 P4
        At the end of P4, SBB exercise will take place (Parental choice)

 P5     At the end of P5, SBB will take place (School decision)
Subject Based
Banding (SBB)
Why Subject-Based Banding (SBB)?
• Every child is different and their needs vary. (Best fit)

• To provide more flexibility to pupils with strengths and
  abilities that vary across subjects.

• To recognise the different abilities of pupils

• To encourage greater interaction among pupils with different
  strengths
What Subject-Based Banding (SBB)
       means for your Child?
• Every child will be encouraged to do the subjects at the
  levels that best meets his or her abilities.

• A recommendation on the subject combination (Standard
  and/or Foundation) depending on the strengths of the child.
SBB Process
                              At Primary 4
• School recommends a subject combination based on P4 examination results
• Parents to select preferred combination

                              At Primary 5
             Pupil takes subject combination chosen by parents

                 End Primary 5 Going to Primary 6
               Final decision on subject combination by school
End of Primary 5
                        End of P5
Pupil takes a subject combination determined by the school

            Pupils who meet expectations
    Continue with the same subject combination at P6
End of Primary 5
                                 End of P5
         Pupil takes a subject combination determined by the school

                     Pupils who do not meet expectations
• The school makes the final decision on the subject combination to be taken
  by the child in P6 based on P5 SA2 results.
• The school may switch some or all standard subjects for the pupil to
  foundation subjects.
• The child may have to drop HMT if he/she is not coping well.
Class Allocation Process
Level                              Process

        Most pupils will stay in the same class.
 P4
        At the end of P4, SBB exercise will happen (Parental choice)
 P5     At the end of P5, SBB will happen (School decision)
UPDATES ON
PSLE SCORING &
S1 POSTING FROM 2021
IT’S PART OF
A BIGGER STORY

                 © MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT
                 GROUP, 2019
OVERVIEW
                     How PSLE Scoring Works

 All students
                     How S1 Posting Works
                     Presentation of results in Achievement Levels
                     Subject-based Banding (Primary Schools)
                             Scoring for Foundation Subjects

                               Eligibility for Higher Mother Tongue Language
                taking HMTL
                  Students

                                (HMTL) in Secondary Schools
                               Use of Higher Chinese Language (HCL) for
                                Admission to SAP Schools

                                       Scoring for Mother Tongue Language (MTL)-
                        MTL-exempt,
                         AsL or FL
                         students

                                       exempt students and students studying an
                                       Asian Language/ Foreign Language (AsL/FL)
                                       in lieu of an MTL                            2
THE PSLE CHANGES ARE PART OF A BIGGER STORY
Over the years, we have been fine-tuning the education system to help our
students discover and develop their strengths and interests, while moving
away from an over-emphasis on academic results.

Our PSLE scoring changes aim to:
 Reduce fine differentiation at a young age
 Recognise students’ level of achievement, regardless of how their peers
  have done

                                                        PSLE Microsite

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THE PSLE REMAINS
A USEFUL CHECKPOINT
 To understand where our children are at in
  their learning after six years of primary
  school

 Gauge their learning needs so that they can
  progress to a secondary school and take
  subjects at a suitable level

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HOW PSLE
SCORING WORKS
FROM T-SCORE TO WIDER SCORING BANDS

Reflects a student’s individual level of            RAW MARK
                                               AL
achievement                                          RANGE

Unlike the current T-score, students’ AL       1      ≥ 90
for each subject will reflect their level of
achievement, rather than how they have         2     85 – 89
performed relative to their peers.             3     80 – 84

                                               4     75 – 79

                                               5     65 – 74

                                               6     45 – 64

                                               7     20 – 44

                                               8      < 20

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FROM T-SCORE TO WIDER SCORING BANDS
 The PSLE Score replaces the T-score aggregate.
 It is obtained by adding the ALs of four subjects.
 The PSLE Score ranges from 4 to 32, with 4 being the best.
 Students will be placed in secondary school courses based on their
  PSLE score – Express, Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical).

                                PLACEMENT
                                                          PSLE SCORE
  ENGLISH           AL3          OUTCOME

  MOTHER TONGUE     AL2           EXPRESS                     4 – 20
                                  EXPRESS /
  MATHEMATICS       AL1                                       21 – 22
                                 N(A) OPTION

  SCIENCE           AL2              N(A)                     23 – 24

                               N(A) / N(T) option               25
   PSLE SCORE: 8                                    26-30, with AL7 or better in
                                     N(T)
                                                         both EL and MA

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IN SUMMARY…

 WHAT REMAINS               WHAT CHANGES

 Same 4 subjects are        The T-score Aggregate will be replaced
  tested, and scores are      by the PSLE Score, to reduce the fine
  awarded to guide            differentiation of our students at a young age
  students’ choices for       based on exam scores.
  the next stage of their
  education journey          Students will be assessed based on their own
                              achievement, instead of comparing them to
 Curriculum is               their peers.
  continually updated.
  This is not related
  to the PSLE scoring
  and S1 posting
  changes.

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HOW S1 POSTING
   WORKS
CHOICE ORDER OF SCHOOLS WILL MATTER MORE
 Academic merit, i.e. the PSLE Score, remains the first criterion for
  secondary school posting.
 If two students with the same PSLE Score vie for a place in a school, the
  following tie-breakers will be used:

  1. CITIZENSHIP
  2. CHOICE ORDER OF SCHOOLS (NEW)
  3. COMPUTERISED BALLOTING

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CHOOSING SECONDARY SCHOOLS
 Consider your child’s strengths and interests   MOE SchoolFinder
  when making school choices in order to find a         Tool
  school that would help your child learn and
  thrive best.
 Each school has its own distinctive
  programmes, culture and niche areas. There
  are many ways to find out more about
  secondary schools’ distinctive programmes
  such as:-
  i. MOE’s SchoolFinder tool;
  ii. secondary schools’ websites;
  iii. school open houses.

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PRESENTATION OF RESULTS IN
   ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS
SUBJECT-BASED BANDING
      (PRIMARY)
OFFERING DIFFERENT SUBJECT
       COMBINATIONS
SUBJECT-BASED BANDING (PRIMARY)
 Offers students the option of Standard and Foundation Subjects,
  depending on their strengths.

 Allow students to focus on and stretch their potential in the subjects
  they are strong in while building up the fundamentals in the subject
  they need more support in.

 The new PSLE scoring system will not change the considerations for
  deciding on a student’s subject combination.

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SUBJECT-BASED BANDING (PRIMARY)
 Schools will continue to recommend based on the following:
   Student’s aptitude, motivation and performance in each subject;
   Student’s ability to cope with a particular subject combination; and
   Whether the subject combination focuses sufficiently on literacy
    and numeracy, and facilitates the student’s articulation to
    secondary school and beyond.

 Offering subjects at Foundation level is not a disadvantage to the
  students. It enables them to focus on building up strong
  fundamentals in these subjects and better prepares them for
  progression to secondary school.

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SCORING FOR FOUNDATION
    LEVEL SUBJECTS
FOUNDATION SUBJECTS GRADED
IN 5 BANDS TODAY
 Under the current PSLE grading system, Foundation subjects are
  graded in 5 scoring bands from Grade 1 to U.

                        Current System

                                  Raw Mark
                     Grade
                                   Range
                       1           85 – 100

                       2            70 – 84

                       3            50 – 69

                       4            30 – 49

                       U             < 30

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FOUNDATION LEVEL SUBJECT GRADES
TO BE LESS FINELY DIFFERENTIATED
 Under the new AL system, to reduce fine differentiation among
  students, Foundation subject grades will be graded in 3 scoring
  bands from AL A to C.
 Like Standard subject ALs, the Foundation subject ALs will reflect a
  student’s level of achievement, rather than how they have
  performed relative to their peers.

                 Foundation Level
                                  Foundation Raw
                 AL Reflected on
                                    Mark Range
                    Result Slip

                         A             75 – 100
                         B              30 – 74
                         C               < 30

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FOUNDATION LEVEL SUBJECT GRADES
 For the purpose of S1 posting, Foundation level AL A to AL C will be
  mapped to AL 6 to AL 8 of Standard level subjects respectively, to
  derive a student’s overall PSLE Score.
 Similar to the current PSLE scoring system, this mapping is based
  on the learning and assessment load of the subjects, and informs
  students of their readiness to access the curriculum at the
  secondary level.

  Foundation Level                      Equivalent
                   Foundation Raw                      Standard Raw
  AL Reflected on                        Standard
                     Mark Range                         Mark Range
     Result Slip                        Subject AL
          A              75 – 100            6             45-64
          B              30 – 74             7             20-44
          C                < 30              8
SCORING OF FOUNDATION SUBJECTS
FOR S1 POSTING
 A student’s PSLE Score is the sum of the four AL scores across
  his/her Standard and Foundation subjects.
 Students taking Foundation subjects are eligible for the Express
  Course, as long as they meet the course placement criteria.
 With Full Subject-based Banding in secondary schools, students may
  also take subjects at a higher level for those that they are strong in.

                                     PLACEMENT
            ENGLISH                                PSLE SCORE
                            AL3      OUTCOME
            FOUNDATION      ALB      EXPRESS       4 – 20
            MOTHER TONGUE
                                     EXPRESS /
                                                   21 – 22
            FOUNDATION      ALB      N(A) option
            MATHEMATICS
                                     N(A)          23 – 24
            SCIENCE         AL5
                                     N(A) / N(T)
                                                   25
                                     option
            PSLE SCORE: 22                         26 – 30, with AL7 or
                                     N(T)
                                                   better in both EL and MA
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ELIGIBILITY FOR SECONDARY
  SCHOOL HIGHER MOTHER
 TONGUE LANGUAGE (HMTL)
ELIGIBILITY FOR HMTL IN SECONDARY
SCHOOLS
 The eligibility criteria for taking HMTL is intended to ensure that
  students can cope with the higher academic load, and takes
  reference from the current criteria.

            ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL HMTL

                (i) PSLE Score of 8 or better
                OR
                (ii) PSLE Score of 9 to 14 inclusive; and attain
                      AL1 / AL2 in MTL or
                      Distinction / Merit in HMTL

 For students who do not meet the above criteria, secondary schools
  will continue to have the flexibility to offer HMTL to students, if they
  are assessed to have high ability and interest in MTL and are able to
  take HMTL without affecting their performance in other subjects.

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USE OF HCL FOR ADMISSION
    INTO SAP SCHOOLS
USE OF HCL FOR ADMISSION INTO SAP                              CURRENT SYSTEM

SCHOOLS
                             New System
                The HCL posting advantage for entry to
                      SAP schools will continue          1st   7     NO HCL

               Students will be ranked taking into      2nd
                                                               8   DISTINCTION
                account their performance in HCL.
               This posting advantage applies before    3rd
                                                               8     MERIT
                the tie-breakers for S1 posting.
                                                         4th
                                                               8      PASS

                   Current System
         Students’ HCL grades give posting
                                                         5th
                                                               8     NO HCL

            advantage for SAP schools                    6th
                                                               9   DISTINCTION

       Currently, for admission to SAP schools,
        students are awarded bonus T-score
        points based on their HCL grade:
        3 points for Distinction
        2 points for Merit
        1 point for Pass
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SCORING FOR MTL-EXEMPT AND
 STUDENTS STUDYING AN ASIAN
LANGUAGE/ FOREIGN LANGUAGE
   (AsL/FL) IN LIEU OF AN MTL
SCORING FOR MTL-EXEMPT AND AsL/FL
STUDENTS
 For students who are exempted from MTL or take an AsL/FL in lieu
  of an official MTL, their PSLE result slip will only reflect the three
  subjects they have taken.
 However, for the purposes of Secondary 1 posting, these students
  will need an assigned MTL score so that they have a PSLE score
  comprising four subjects
       To determine the assigned MTL score, reference is made to
        MTL scores of other students who have achieved similar scores
        in English, Mathematics, and Science.
       This is the same approach taken in today’s T-score system.

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SCORING FOR MTL-EXEMPT AND AsL/FL
STUDENTS
 In reviewing the score assignment for these students under the new
  PSLE scoring system, we needed to strike a balance between:
      Acknowledging that students have valid reasons for seeking
       MTL exemption or taking an AsL/FL, and
      Ensuring some parity between       scoring   for   exemption,
       Foundation and Standard MTL.

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SCORING FOR MTL-EXEMPT AND AsL/FL
STUDENTS
 Under the new scoring system, the assigned MTL score will :
       Take reference from peers with similar scores for English,
        Mathematics and Science;
       While maintaining parity of treatment with students who take
        Foundation MTL (who will score between AL 6 to 8).
 Hence, students will receive an assigned MTL score between AL 6
  to 8 in PSLE.

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In summary                                                                      IN SUMMARY

FAMILIARISING STUDENTS AND PARENTS
WITH THE NEW SYSTEM AND GUIDING THEM IN
MAKING SUBJECT CHOICES

            2019                           2020                       2021
             Primary 4                     Primary 5                   Primary 6

 Scoring for Foundation level
                                School Results in             Release of Indicative AL
 subjects – to guide students
                                Achievement Levels (ALs) –    COPs – to guide students and
 and parents on whether to
                                to familiarise students and   parents in making school
 take Foundation level
                                parents to the new system     choices
 subjects at PSLE

 Eligibility for Secondary
 School HMTL – to guide
 students and parents on
 whether to take HMTL at
 PSLE
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IN SUMMARY

Reduce over-emphasis on academic results

• Achievement Levels (AL) will reflect student’s
  level of achievement, regardless of how his peers
  have done.
• PSLE Scores replace T-score          Aggregates,
  reducing fine differentiation.
• Choice order is a new tie-breaker to recognise the
  different considerations that students and parents
  have in making school choices.
We want our children to:

• Develop different aspects of their character.
• Know that there are different kinds of talents, academic
  and non-academic.
• Know that grades are just a part of their story.
• Understand that there are many paths to a fulfilling life.
Parents Teachers Community
Let us write the next chapter of this story Together…
Parental
Support
Support of Parents
• BE THERE. Spend time with your child.

• Be their Pillar of Strength and Support.

• Reinforce what your child learn in school
   Values emphasize in school (PR2ICE)
   Champion Mindset
   Bucket Filler mentality

• Set targets/goals in what your child wants to achieve
How Can Parents Support?
• Create the ideal environment for studying at home

• Motivate and encourage your child

• Monitor your child and his/her homework
Positive Parenting Programme
What is Triple P?
The Positive Parenting Programme is a parenting and family support strategy
designed to prevent behavioural and emotional problems in children.

What are the takeaways from parents?
Simple and practical strategies to help parents confidently manage their children’s
behaviour, develop and build healthy parent-child relationships.

Why is it effective?
• Backed by more than 30 years of research and implemented in 25 countries.
• Offers preventive programmes of different intensity to meet parents’ needs.
• Effective in reducing child behavioural problems and improve parental
  self-efficacy and satisfaction.
  (More details will be shared later in the year)
Parents Gateway
 Launched by Minister for Education,
   Mr Ong Ye Kung on 2 Jan 2019
Parents Gateway
• A digital service that connects parents and schools on key
  administrative matters (e.g. completing travel declarations, updating
  contact details etc)
• A one-stop mobile app (IOS and Android) for parents to better support
  their children’s educational journey
• Parents can use their SingPass accounts, SMS 2FA or OneKey Token to
  gain access to Parents Gateway.
• Through the dedicated account, parents will be able to receive
  information and perform administrative functions for their children, even
  if the children are in different classes or schools.
THANK YOU!
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