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Curriculum Approach



The science curriculum seeks to nurture the pupil as an inquirer. The starting point is that children are curious about and want to explore the things around them. The science curriculum leverages on and seeks to fuel this spirit of curiosity. The end goal is pupils who enjoy science and value science as an important tool in helping them explore their natural and physical world.

 The teacher is the leader of inquiry in the science classroom. Teachers of science impart the excitement and value of science to their pupils. They are facilitators and role models of the inquiry process in the classrooms. The teacher creates a learning environment that will encourage and challenge pupils to develop their sense of inquiry. Teaching and learning approaches center around the pupil as an inquirer.

  

 

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Framework source: Science Syllabus Primary


i) Lower Block Science (P3 - P4)

THEME

PRINCIPLE

SKILL

P3 Diversity

Diversity of living and non-living things

Plants, animals, fungi and bacteria

Exploring materials

Observing

Comparing

Classifying

Inferring

Using apparatus & equipment

Communicating
(verbal, pictorial, tabular & graphical)

P3 Cycles

Life cycles of some animals and plants

P3 Interactions

Magnets and their characteristics

Making magnets

P4 Cycles

Matter

P4 Systems

Plant System

Human System (Digestive system)

P4 Energy

Light Energy

Heat Energy and Temperature

 

ii) Upper Block Science (P5 - P6)

THEME

PRINCIPLE

SKILL

P5 Cycles

Reproduction in plants

Reproduction in animals

Water and changes of states

Observing

Comparing

Classifying

Inferring

Using apparatus & equipment

Communicating
(verbal, pictorial, tabular & graphical)

Formulating hypothesis

Predicting

Evaluating

P5 Systems

Plant transport system

Air and the respiratory system

The circulatory system

Cell system

Electrical system

P6 Interactions

Interaction of forces

Interactions within the environment

Food chains and food webs

Adaptations

Man’s impact on his environment

P5 & P6 Energy

Energy forms and uses

Photosynthesis

Sources of energy

Energy conversion