Current Promotions!

Whether you are looking for a year-end holiday programme or would like to sign up for English and/or Maths classes in 2020, here are our current promotions that you may be able to benefit from!

Click on the promotion you’re interested in or just scroll down to see all current promotions available.

Early Bird Promotion

Sign up for any of our 2020 Term 1 Programmes by 30 November 2019 and we will waive the $30 registration fee.

 

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Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or ENQUIRE ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

 

Free Trial Promotion

Would you like to try out our programmes before deciding to sign up? This is the time to do so! From 1-30 November 2019, enjoy a free trial lesson for any of our English or Maths Term Programmes.

 

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Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or ENQUIRE ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

 

Holiday Programmes Promotion

Sign up for more than one Holiday Programme and enjoy a 10% rebate on the second programme.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

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Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or ENQUIRE ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

 

 

Holiday Programmes 18 Nov – 06 Dec

Check out our holiday programmes catering to preschool to Primary 6 pupils! Promotions ongoing.

Click on the level you’re interested in or just scroll down to see the programmes available.

N2 & K1 Holiday Programme

 

N2 & K1: The Stone Soup – Storytelling, Choral Reading & Other Fun Activities

When: 6 December 2019
Time:   1.00pm – 3.30pm

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

K2 Holiday Programme

 

K2: The Big Hungry Bear – Storytelling, Readers’ Theatre & Other Fun Activities

When: 6 December 2019
Time:   9.30am – 12.00pm

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

P1 Holiday Programme

 

P1: Superheroes Writing Programme – Unleash Your Writing Superpower!

When: 21 November 2019
Time:   1.30pm – 4.00pm

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

P2 Holiday Programmes

 

P2 Head Start to P3 – Maths

When: 25 – 27 November 2019 (3-day programme)
Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

P2 Head Start to P3 – English (Writing)

When: 2 – 4 December 2019 (3-day programme)
Time:   9.30am – 11.30am

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

P3 Holiday Programmes

 

P3 Head Start to P4 – English Paper 2 (Reading Comprehension)

When: 18 – 20 November 2019 (3-day programme)
Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

P3 Head Start to P4 – Maths

When: 25 – 27 November 2019 (3-day programme)
Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

P3 Head Start to P4 – English (Writing)

When: 2 – 4 December 2019 (3-day programme)
Time:   9.30am – 11.30am

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

P4 Holiday Programmes

 

P4 Head Start to P5 – English Paper 2 (Reading Comprehension)

When: 18 – 22 November 2019 (5-day programme)
Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

P4 Head Start to P5 – Maths

When: 25 – 29 November 2019 (5-day programme)
Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

P4 Head Start to P5 – English (Writing)

When: 2 – 6 December 2019 (5-day programme)
Time:   9.30am – 11.30am

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

P5 Holiday Programmes

 

P5 Head Start to P6 – English Paper 2 (Reading Comprehension)

When: 18 – 22 November 2019 (5-day programme)
Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

P5 Head Start to P6 – Maths

When: 25 – 29 November 2019 (5-day programme)
Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

P5 Head Start to P6 – English (Writing)

When: 2 – 6 December 2019 (5-day programme)
Time:   9.30am – 11.30am

P5 Introduction to Debate

When: 2 – 6 December 2019 (5-day programme)
Time:   12.30pm – 2.30pm

 

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

 

P6 Holiday Programme

 

P6 Introduction to Secondary 1

When: 2 – 4 December 2019 (3-day programme)
Time:   2.00pm – 4.00pm

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

Secondary 1 Parent Workshop – 09 Nov

Get your child prepared for Secondary school. Come learn about Secondary School English at LiteracyPlus’ parent workshop!

 

Did you know that for secondary school Editing, errors are unmarked
and students have to be able to find the errors themselves as well as identify 2 lines that are error-free?

 

Did you also know that secondary school Visual Text Comprehension questions test
students’ critical thinking skills and their ability to evaluate the use of visuals and use of language for impact?

 

Get the scoop and find out exactly how different secondary English is from primary English by attending our workshop!

Details

Date:  09 November 2019 (Sat)

Time:  2:00pm – 3:30pm

Cost:  Free for existing customers,  $10 for guests

For:  Parents of graduating P6 pupils in 2019 (going to Sec 1 in 2020)

Speaker:  Ms Sophia Tan

 

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

Maths Parent Workshop – 02 Nov

MASTERING MATHS – Parent Workshop

Ever wondered how you can best help or encourage your primary school child with Maths? Come attend LiteracyPlus’ Maths parents workshop!

Learn essential tips from our Head of Mathematics, Mrs Edna Wong, a former HOD with more than 15 years of primary school teaching experience. Pick up skills and strategies which your child can apply to solve challenging word problems, and learn how to boost your child’s confidence in using Mathematics.  

The concepts of ‘Grouping’, ‘Overlapping Figures’, ‘Redistribution’ as well as recent PSLE question-type trends will be thoroughly covered during this workshop, catered to parents of P4 and P5 pupils.

Details

Date:  02 November 2019 (Sat)

Time:  2:00pm – 3:30pm

Cost:  Free for existing customers,  $10 for guests

For:  Parents of P4–P5 pupils

Speaker:  Mrs Edna Wong (Head of Maths at LiteracyPlus)

 

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today to register your interest!

Writing Tips: Narrative Writing (Primary)

NARRATIVE WRITING

 

Tip #1

Gather story ideas from reading the news

Read the news daily for story ideas, or at least skim through the headlines. For example, the following news stories would be relevant content for a compo prompt on courage:

  • Students who helped boy trapped under car receives SCDF awards
  • SCDF officers to the rescue as flood waters rise
  • 78-year-old woman fights off armed robber at convenience store

 

 

Tip #2

Flesh out the climax

Make sure your climax is engaging and has sufficient detail.

Did you…

  • include your characters’ feelings, actions and thoughts?
  • use the five senses (beyond sight) to paint a vivid scene?
  • break down important actions into smaller steps?

Negative Example: The robber demanded for money.

Positive Example: One of the burly men fished a gun out of his baggy pockets and pointed it at the shopkeeper’s forehead. Advancing slowly towards the shaking shopkeeper, he roared, “Fill my bag up now!”

 

 

Tip #3

Use figurative language

Use the acronym MS HIP to help liven up your writing.

  • Metaphors: The classroom became a zoo once Ms Lee left.
  • Similes: He avoided the water like the plague.
  • Hyperbole: Old Mr Ong has been working here since the Stone Age.
  • Idioms: Our star player had fallen sick at the eleventh hour.
  • Personification: Fear robbed me of my words.

 

 

Find out how LiteracyPlus can guide your child in overcoming the challenges of composition writing. Call 6777 2468 or enquire here.

 

 

For more writing tips on the various types of compositions students will have to write in either primary or secondary school, click on the following links below:

 

Primary School

 

Secondary School

 

English Paper 2 Tips (Primary – Reading Comprehension)

READING COMPREHENSION

 

 

Paraphrasing Strategies

#1   Mention the main idea

#2   Remove irrelevant details

#3   Structure it differently

 

 

Tip #1

Mention the main idea

Focus on stating the main idea in your own words.

 

The doctor involved in the cave rescue taught divers how to administer anaesthetics so they could sedate the boys mid-rescue.

Q: What role did the doctor play in the rescue?

A: He taught the divers how to use drugs to keep the boys calm.

 

 

Tip #2

Remove irrelevant details

Identify information that is directly relavant to answering the question and remove any irrelevant details in the sentence.

 

Kino defty slipped his knife into the edge of the shell, feeling the muscle tighten as he moved.

 

 

Tip #3

Structure it differently

Don’t let your Synthesis & Transformation skills go to waste! Use them to change the sentence structure (e.g. active to passive voice).

 

After three days of rescue efforts, on 10 July 2018, divers managed to safely extract all of the boys and their coach from the cave.

Q: What happened to the boys and the coach in the end?

A: All of them had been extracted safely from the caves by the divers.

 

 

 

Find out how LiteracyPlus’ EELS programme can support your child in their learning. Call 6777 2468 or enquire at here.

 

For more English Paper 2 tips, click on the following links below:

English Usage Tips

VOCABULARY

 

  • “Fewer” refers to items you can count individually

Incorrect: There are less pupils attending today.

Correct:  There are fewer pupils attending today.

 

  • “Less” refers to a commodity, such as sand or water, that you can’t count individually

Incorrect: My sister eats fewer rice than I do at dinner.

Correct:  My sister eats less rice than I do at dinner.

 

 

For more vocabulary tips, click the following links below:

For some grammar and punctuation tips, click the following links below:

Oral Tips

PRONUNCIATION

 

Commonly mispronounced words in Singapore:

 

Word Correct Pronunciation Incorrect Pronunciation
almond Ah-mond ELL-mond
composition com-po-SI-tion COMPO-si-tion
excel ex-CEL EX-cel
nonchalant NON-sha-lant non-CHA-lant
poem PO-em po-YEM
the (before a vowel) THEE THUH, DUH
the (before a consonant) THUH DUH
vehicle VE-hi-cle ve-HE-cle

 

 

For more pronunciation tips, click here.

 

For help on the various oral components that get tested in primary school, click on the following links below:

Maths Tips

PRIMARY MATHS HACKS

 

Watch out for these tricky elements that can appear in your child’s Maths questions! Take extra care not to fall into these traps.

 

MATHS HACK #1

John had 12 lollipops. He shared them with 3 friends. How many lollipops does each person have?

Key word: Share (so John is included)

Incorrect: 12 ÷ 3 = 4

Correct: 12 ÷ 4 = 3

 

 

 

MATHS HACK #2

The total age of John and Ken is 18 years. What is the total age of John and Ken 5 years later?

Correct: 18 + 5  + 5  = 28

Key point: Add the number of years twice because there are 2 people. Add 3 times if there are 3 people.

 

 

 

MATHS HACK #3

The distance between two trees is 8m. 5 trees are arranged in a straight line along the road. What is the distance between the first tree and the last tree?

Key point: Use your hand to identify the number of gaps between trees. The number of gaps in always 1 less than the number of points.

Correct: 4 gaps x 8m = 32m

 

 

 

For our previous post on PSLE Maths tips, click here

 

Click the following links for step-by-step video tutorials on how to solve these word problem concepts:

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