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Primary Science

What is it about?

 

The ILLAC Program is a powerful and effective programme that uses the theories of neurology and psychology to help students learn better and faster. The programme stimulates children’s executive functions through hands-on activities and uses brain priming activities to prep the brain before working on the questions in the worksheets. A well-stimulated and prepped brain learns faster and absorbs better!

Throughout each session, your child’s working memory, mental flexibility and inhibitory control will be systematically stimulated through our specially-designed activities to ensure they not only excel in class but also in life. The programme also includes Speed Reading and Character Education to ensure your child is not only excellent in his/her studies but also has excellent decision-making skills in life.

Benefits of the Program

 

  • Your child will be able to reach his/her peak performance!
  • You will no longer need to worry about your child’s results because scoring ‘A’s are easily within reach!
  • Your child will no longer dread learning but look forward to every session with us!
  • Your child will have a solid foundation in whichever subject he/she is taking with us.
  • an enhanced Working Memory – able to analyse and make sense of complicated Science questions and give detailed Shorted-Answer Questions answers accurately.
  • a heightened Inhibitory Control – able to focus better and have a longer attention span in class.
  • an improved Mental Flexibility – able to learn and process different information easily and creatively.
  • An enhanced and stimulated development in executive functions places your child on the upper tier of the population in achievements from preschool, to university and even adulthood (Bailey, 2007; Eakin et al., 2004)!
  • Fantastic verbal and non-verbal reasoning – Able to express themselves comfortably and accurately
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved communication and social skills
  • improved social and moral competence

How exactly does it work?

In each 2 hours session, your child will be doing speed reading for about 10min, brain-priming activities for another 10 min and executive functions stimulation for another 10min. The rest of the time is used to learn Science concepts and its process skills. The teacher will also engage in one-to-one consultation with each student to address weaknesses and clarify misconceptions.

Every 2 hours of learning with us is packed with brain-stimulating work and learning that ensures your child is not only receiving tuition but real solid enrichment for the brain!

Primary Science

Primary Science Syllabus in Singapore focuses on the process skills that children need to obtain by the time they graduate. Each process skills taxes on at least 2 executive functions, above the knowledge needed to answer each question:

Venn diagram for primary science tuition singapore

 

Sample question:

The bar graph below shows the amount of digested and undigested food in the different organs of the human digestive system after a meal is eaten.

Based on the above graph, name the organs A and B. (1m)

Solution:

Besides tapping into their knowledge of the Digestive System, children will also need inhibitory control to ensure they observe the graph very carefully, noting all the similarities and differences of each bar. They’ll also need mental flexibility to be able to analyse 2 different items in each bar.

Answer:

A: Gullet
B: Small Intestine

 

Click here for more information of each level: Primary OnePrimary TwoPrimary ThreePrimary FourPrimary FivePrimary Six

Programme Outline for Each Level

 

These are the common skills needed:

  • Formulating hypothesis
  • Generating possibilities
  • Predicting
  • Observing
  • Using apparatus and equipment
  • Comparing
  • Classifying
  • Inferring
  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • Investigation

The above skills are needed for all these topics:

  • Diversity of living and non-living things
  • Diversity of materials
  • Cycles in plants and animals
  • Cycles in matter and water
  • Plant system
  • Human system
  • Interaction of forces
  • Energy forms and uses
 

These are the common skills needed:

  • Formulating hypothesis
  • Generating possibilities
  • Predicting
  • Observing
  • Using apparatus and equipment
  • Comparing
  • Classifying
  • Inferring
  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • Investigation

The above skills are needed for all these topics:

  • Diversity of living and non-living things
  • Diversity of materials
  • Cycles in plants and animals
  • Cycles in matter and water
  • Plant system
  • Human system
  • Interaction of forces
  • Energy forms and uses
 

These are the common skills needed:

  • Formulating hypothesis
  • Generating possibilities
  • Predicting
  • Observing
  • Using apparatus and equipment
  • Comparing
  • Classifying
  • Inferring
  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • Investigation

The above skills are needed for all these topics:

  • Cycles in plants and animals (Reproduction)
  • Cycles in matter and water (Water)
  • Plant system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)
  • Human system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)
  • Cell system
  • Electrical system
  • Interaction of forces (Frictional force, gravitational force,
  • force in springs)
  • Interaction within the environment
  • Energy forms and uses (Photosynthesis)
  • Energy conversion
 

These are the common skills needed:

  • Formulating hypothesis
  • Generating possibilities
  • Predicting
  • Observing
  • Using apparatus and equipment
  • Comparing
  • Classifying
  • Inferring
  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • Investigation

The above skills are needed for all these topics:

  • Cycles in plants and animals (Reproduction)
  • Cycles in matter and water (Water)
  • Plant system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)
  • Human system (Respiratory and circulatory systems)
  • Cell system
  • Electrical system
  • Interaction of forces (Frictional force, gravitational force,
  • force in springs)
  • Interaction within the environment
  • Energy forms and uses (Photosynthesis)
  • Energy conversion

All topics from P3 to P5 will be extensively revised on a weekly basis to ensure students are ready for PSLE!

 

We also include in our programmes:

SPEED READING

Speed Reading is a fixed component in our ILLAC program regardless of subject chosen. We train them to speed read using our very own Super Reader application on the iPad (you won’t be able to find it in iTunes, don’t bother ;).

We teach children to speed read using visualisation skills which broaden their ability to comprehend stories that they read in an instant.

Speed Reading takes place every single session (about 10min per lesson), hence the more times they come in in a week, the faster they are able to speed read!

But why speed read?

Imagine your child being able to read at half the time he usually takes, understand the demands and finish what is expected all in a jiffy.

You will not only save your breathe in chasing him to finish his work, he will have more time to relax and engage in other stuff which he likes!

BLISS…

Speed reading will also prepare your child for higher academic achievement by ensuring that he will be ready to read, visualise and understand anything that he needs to digest in order to prepare himself for the world-stage.

Character Education

You might think this is not important, or why would you need to sign up for an enrichment class that teaches “character”. Actually, character education is more than just teaching children to be good, our “Character Education” teaches students situational analysis, exposes them to current affairs, and guides them in developing decision-making skills.

Research shows that students who go through high-quality character education perform better academically due to their heightened ability in making good decisions in life.

Character Education in ILLAC takes many forms. Most of our Comprehension Passages and Cloze passages teach either a moral or is based on current affairs that stir thinking. Teachers will also take about 10min per lesson to conduct discussions in class using our Character Education materials. From there, students develop oratorial skills in presenting their thoughts.

What is the schedule ?

You can choose between once a week per subject, or twice a week, 2 hours each subject/lesson. Multiple combinations of classes are available, please click here for more information of each level: Primary OnePrimary TwoPrimary ThreePrimary FourPrimary FivePrimary Six

How to register ?

You can call, Whatsappemail or visit us at our centers at Vision Exchange #06-15 or West Coast Plaza #01-16/17/18.

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