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Science Syllabus

The Science syllabus in Ngee Ann Primary School follows closely to the Primary Science Syllabus as designed by MOE (2023 syllabus for Primary 3; 2014 syllabus for Primary 4, 5 and 6) in helping our students understand and address many of the local and global challenges they will face in the 21st century.

To navigate these challenges, we need to develop scientifically literate citizens who:

  • Can make informed decisions and responsible actions in their daily lives,
  • Participate in socio-scientific issues ethically and in an informed manner and
  • Apply scientific knowledge and skills, as well as adopt scientific attitudes and mindsets to innovate and push new frontiers.

These are the skills and habits of mind that are aligned to the desired 21st century competencies.

Overview of Science Syllabus







Diversity, Cycles, Systems Interactions, Energy


·      Diversity of living and non-living things (General characteristics and classification)


·           Diversity of materials


·           Cycles in plants and animals (Life cycles)


·           Interaction of forces (Magnets)



·         Plant system (Plant parts and functions)

·         Human system (Digestive system)

·         Cycles in matter and water (Matter)

·         Energy forms and uses (Light)

·         Energy forms and uses (Heat)

·         Cycles in plants and animals (Reproduction)

·         Cycles in matter and water (Water)

·         Plant system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)

·         Human system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)

·         Electrical system

·         Energy forms and uses (Photosynthesis)

·         Energy conversion

·         Interaction of forces (Frictional force, gravitational force, elastic spring force)

·         Interactions within the environment

The topics which are underlined are not required for students taking Foundation Science.