Primary School Maths Camp (March Holidays 2020)

Primary School Maths Camp (16 – 17 March 2020)

 

Can’t keep track of all those Maths concepts? Is your child having difficulties solving word problems? Fret not, come join us this March Holidays for our 2-Day Primary School Maths Camp instead!

Happening on the 16th and 17th Mar, we will be using conceptual approach to help students improve their word problem solving skills by focusing on key Maths concepts.

  • P3: variety of Whole Number word problems
  • P4: Whole Number and Fraction word problems
  • P5: variety of topical word problems
  • P6: past PSLE questions, Speed and Percentage word problems

 

Primary School March Holiday Maths Camp

 

Primary 3 & Primary 4

Dates: 16 – 17 Mar 2020 (Monday – Tuesday)

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Cost: $115

 

Primary 5 & Primary 6

Dates: 16 – 17 Mar 2020 (Monday – Tuesday)

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Cost: $125

 

 

Spaces are limited, so call 6777 2468 or SIGN UP ONLINE today!

*Looking for timings not on the timetable? Please call or email us your interest. Classes may open at new timings if there is sufficient interest, subject to availability.

 

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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 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:

Writing Tips: Expository Writing (Secondary)

EXPOSITORY WRITING

 

 

Tip #1

Understand the different types of expository essays

  • Definition essays explain the meaning of a word, term, or concept.
  • Classification essays break down a subject or idea into categories and groups.
  • Compare & Contrast essays describe the similarities and differences between two or more people, places, or things.
  • Cause & Effect essays delve into the reasons that cause something and then discuss its results or effects.
  • “How to” essays explain a procedure, step-by-step process, or how to do something.

 

 

 

Tip #2

Ask yourself questions when proofreading and revising

  • Does my essay give an unbiased analysis that unfolds logically?
  • Are my facts and examples relevant?
  • Do I use effective transitions between sentences and paragraphs?
  • Does my conclusion communicate the value and meaning of the thesis and key supporting ideas?

If your essay is still missing the mark, take another look at your thesis statement. A solid thesis statement leads to a solid essay.

 

 

 

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

 

 

For more English 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

 

Current Promotions! – Facebook

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!

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Current Promotions! – Newsletter

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.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Quote <EARLYBIRDNEW> to enjoy this promotion!

 

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.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Quote <FREETRIALNEW> to enjoy this promotion!

 

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

 

Quote <HOL_PROMONEW> to enjoy this promotion!

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Quote <EARLYBIRD> to enjoy this promotion!

 

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.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Quote <FREETRIAL> to enjoy this promotion!

 

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

 

Quote <HOL_PROMO> to enjoy this promotion!

 

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

 

 

 

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