Our P3 Science Programme – What We Do To Help Our Primary 3 Students
The Pique Lab’s Primary 3 Science Program is specifically crafted to unlock your child’s inquisitive mind through interacting with visuals and experiments which are closely aligned with the P3 Science Syllabus.
In each weekly 1.5-hour session, our specialists will engage your child through a step-by-step method of analysing each school’s question for better clarity in the concepts taught. This will allow your child to grasp the way of tackling Science questions in a more efficient & accurate manner. Our specialists at The Pique Lab will guide your child in acquiring and applying the right answering techniques which they would need to safeguard themselves as they proceed on to the different levels.
We work towards inculcating in them a deep interest in Science and believe strongly in strengthening their Science concepts for a solid foundation. We support our students in their learning by providing comprehensive notes and school examination questions for better reinforcements.
Our 2018 Primary 3 GAP™ Curriculum
LIVING & NON-LIVING THINGS (DIVERSITY)
Understanding Classification Tables
Learn & Apply Various Classification Charts & Diagrams
Classify Living & Non-living Things
Characteristics of Living & Non-living Things
Characteristics of Plants
Classification of Plants
List The Usefulness of Plants
Label The Different Parts of Plants
Exploring The Different Types of Plant Parts
FUNGI & BACTERIA (DIVERSITY)
Characteristics of Fungi
Characteristics of Microorganisms
Classification of Microorganisms
Usefulness & Harmfulness of Fungi & Bacteria
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION (DIVERSITY)
Classification of Animals
Exposure to Different Animals Based on Their Classifications
Differentiate Animals Based on Their Specific Characteristics
Properties of Materials
Using Objects to Test For Their Properties
Describe The Types of Materials
Classify Materials According to Their Properties
ANIMAL CYCLE (CYCLES)
Stages in a Life Cycle
Understand The Process in Each Stage of Life cycle
Differences & Similarities Between Each Stage in The Life Cycle
PLANT CYCLE (CYCLES)
Life Cycle of A Flowering Plant
Understand The Process In Each Stage of Life Cycle
Different Types of Magnets & Its Characteristics
Effects of Magnets
Classification of Magnetic & Non-magnetic Materials
How To Create & Destroy Magnets
Apply The Golden Rules Of Magnetism
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (SYSTEMS)
Understand The Flow In The Digestive System
Describe Each Organ Involved In the Digestive System
Explain The Functions of The Digestive System
SA2 REVISION (MIX)
P4 2018 PREPARATION
P3 2018 Grade Accelerator Program™ Details
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It.
Here’s What Other Parents Are Saying…
Enzo enjoyed the classes & found it interesting. He looked forward to attending the sessions each week. The notes were also well written & the presentation was appealing & that made it interesting for the child!
Mother of Enzo Mccully
“Answer With Ease!”
My son used to have a lot of difficulties answering OE questions. Now he is able to answer with ease. They gave him standard template answers and help him to be able to construct the answer clearly. He is more confident in handling his Science paper now. Thank you!
Mother of Nathan Kuak
“Grateful To The Wonderful Teachers!”
I’m really grateful to the wonderful Teachers at The Pique Lab for helping iron out some of the issues Max had with understanding some of the concepts and delivering his knowledge in providing the correct answers. Despite having to wake up early on a Sunday morning Max looks forward to his classes and enjoys the lessons very much. Through this understanding he has moved from a B to an A*. Thank you so much!
Ms. Michelle Tan
Mother of Max Lim
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re still sitting on the fence, perhaps these questions may help you out 🙂
Q: How are the fees computed for the P3 GAP™?
The Grade Accelerator™ Programme will be billed termly (i.e. every 3 months), in which you will be billed based on the number of lessons in each term. The fee of each lesson is $60 (nett – inclusive of GST). Each term, on average, works out to be approximately $720.
We have four terms in an academic year for Primary 3 students & they are segmented as the following:
– Term 1: January, February & March
– Term 2: April, May & June
– Term 3: July, August & September
– Term 4: October & November
If you were to enrol your child in the middle of the term, the fees will be pro-rated accordingly.
Q: Do you have lessons during holidays?
Lessons for Primary 3 students will take place from January till the last week of November.
Classes will still carry on during school holidays (i.e. March, June & September). However, if the lesson falls on a public holiday, there will be no class on that day. The materials for that session will be given to students as homework & they will be reviewed together in class in the next session.
Q: My child is very weak. Do you have classes catered specially for my child as I am afraid he/she will not be able to catch up with the pace of the class ?
We do not segregate the classes based on their ability.
The key objective of the GAP™ classes is introduce and expose student to the various forms of writing
and the techniques involved in tackling science questions.
As long as our students can understand what is being taught in class, they would do fine. In such situations, we would advise on the suitability of our classes after your child has attended a trial session.
Q: After joining your classes, how can I assist my child to ensure that he/she learns most effectively?
We would like parents to assist us in their child’s learning in the following 2 ways:
#1: Ensure that your child completes his/her homework on time
Homework is an essential part of the “feedback system” to our specialists. Through our specialists’ marking, we will be able to identify students who have not been able to execute the appropriate answering techniques independently.
#2 Review the corrections together with your child
We recognise that parents often find it challenging to coach their child on Science and we do not expect you to do so if your child is attending lessons with The Pique Lab.
However, we do hope that you can take some time to review with your child the mistakes identified through our marking. Your child should be able to explain what was missing in his/her answer. If it does not sound convincing, it is highly likely that your child needs to clarify those mistakes with their respective specialists again.
This reviews process helps us to avoid the situation where students make the same mistakes over and over again without gaining the insights to the areas of improvement.
Q: My child does not like to do homework. Will your programme still be helpful?
If your child is unwilling to cooperate with us, our programme will not be effective for him/her.
Completing their homework is an essential aspect of the learning process as it provides us the feedback on whether your child is able to apply the techniques and structures of writing independently.
This enable us to identify students who “fall through the cracks”, allowing us to raise the challenges and difficulties faced by our students, prompting closer communication and cooperation between us and parents.
Q: Do you offer trial lessons?
Yes, we can arrange for a trial lesson at a concessionary fee of $60.
The purpose of the trial lesson is to allow your child to better understand the teaching pedagogy that is adopted at our centre without a long term commitment.
Q: Do you offer make-up classes?
We allow two make-up lessons in a term [E.g. Jan – Mar (one term), Apr – Jun (one term), Jul – Sept (one term), Oct – Nov (one term)]The make-up has to be carried out within the same week in any of our existing group classes if there are available slots.
Please check with our admin, May on the availability before attending the make-up lesson. She can be reached via WhatsApp at 8181-2970.
If your child is unable to attend the make-up lesson in any of our existing group classes (despite having available slots), the materials will be handed to him/her in the next lesson.
Q: How would you assess my child? How do you know if he/she is progressing well?
During our lesson, our instructor will call on students randomly to answer questions. From your child’s response, we’ll have a brief idea of whether he/she is on the right track.
We assess from the following pointers:
– Your child knows the concepts
– Your child understands the concepts
– Your child is able to apply the concepts
We’ll also have in-class diagnostic tests occasionally to assess their level of knowledge. Homework will also be given in our regular classes.
Q: My child is doing well in school. How would your centre help him/her to achieve or maintain his/her A*?
Students who have been scoring A*s usually understand the concepts completely and are able to articulate their thoughts most of the time.
We categorise these students as high-achievers or high-performers. From our observation, these group of students typically face two key issues:
1) Extreme Carelessness
They do not take time to read and analyse each question carefully and tend to speed read through the question, choosing the first option that “seems” correct.
They hardly annotate the diagrams and highlight keywords when attempting those questions, often misreading the question.
2) They Don’t Know What They Don’t Know
It is easy for students to clarify their doubts if they are aware of their shortfalls. Given that the margin of error to achieve an A* is very small, It is often challenging to identify their misconceptions before they surface and lose their precious marks in exams.
How We Help Them
To overcome these challenges, our students at The Pique Lab are trained to annotate on their diagram accurately and effectively, such that they are able to lift sections of the question to form the structure of their Science answers. Paraphrasing is a big “no-no” as students tend to distort the intention and explanation of their science answers.
Students will also gain access to ample practice of writing the “end to end” thought process when tackling questions, regardless of whether the question is a 1 or 2 mark question. As what we always emphasize to our students – “The questions during practice should only serve as a reference for practice. Writing in full would help you train your ability to tackle questions that require a longer elaboration to be awarded the full marks.
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