2017 Year-end Holiday Programmes

Our year-end holiday programme schedule is out! Check out the different holiday programmes we are running for N2 to P5 students by clicking the images below.

 

N2-K2 Fun With Ice Cream

This workshop for preschoolers is not to be missed. Centered around the theme of ice cream, there will be storytelling, speech and drama activities, arts and crafts, as well as a hands-on activity where children learn how to make their own ice cream!

 

P1&P2 Speech & Drama: Speak Right!

Equip your child early with all the necessary skills to be an effective speaker in a fun and nurturing environment. Combining teaching and practical exercises, the workshop culminates with students applying what they have learnt in a poetry reading and a Readers’ Theatre piece.

 

P2 to P5 Holiday Camps

Looking to give your child a head start for next year? Our intensive camps have a variety of English and Maths components that you can choose to give your child practice on – creative writing, oral presentation, English paper 2 preparation and Maths problem-solving heuristics.

 

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

Oral Tips: Show and Tell

SHOW AND TELL

 

Tip #1

Make Eye Contact

When you look at the audience you are talking to, it shows that you are trying to connect with them and they are more likely to pay attention to you.

If looking at someone’s eyes while talking makes you nervous, look at the spot between the eyes.

 

 

 

Tip #2

Good Posture

Stand firmly with 2 feet on the ground and your shoulders back. If you are using notes, make sure they do not cover your face.

Do not:

  • Stand stiffly like a soldier on a parade
  • Sway from side to side
  • Lean against anything
  • Shift your weight from foot to foot

 

 

 

Tip #3

Speak Clearly

Speaking clearly makes it easier for your audience to understand what you are saying.

Remember the 5 P’s when speaking:

  • POWER – loud or soft
  • PACE – fast or slow
  • PITCH – high or low
  • PAUSE – a break or rest in speaking
  • PRONUNCIATION – the way a word is spoken

 

Oral Tips: SBC

STIMULUS-BASED CONVERSATION

 

Tip #1

Formulate responses around an opinion (e.g. I think that littering is extremely irresponsible), then lengthen and spice up the conversation by giving a personal account or an example to support their opinion (e.g. I’ve witnessed so many people throwing their cigarette butts on the ground while rushing to board a bus).

However, it is important that points brought up are still relevant to the conversation topic. Students sometimes get carried away with their personal accounts and end up going on about irrelevant points.

 

 

 

Tip #2

Anticipate the examiner’s questions and prepare answers to these questions before being prompted. Students can guess at the topic of the Stimulus-based Conversation after going through the Reading Aloud section as the two will share a common theme. By doing so, the student is less likely to be blindsided by a prompt that could take the conversation in a direction he/she is less prepared for.

 

 

 

Tip #3

Using fillers is one way to stall for time. One way to do this is to repeat the question stem at the start of the answer. For example, if the question was ‘Why do you think a healthy diet is important?’, students can begin their answers with ‘I think a healthy diet is important because…’. Don’t overuse fillers though, as they can be distracting, make the conversation more tedious than it should be, or make you come across as hesitant or unsure.

 

Oral Tips: Reading Aloud

READING ALOUD

 

Tip #1

An important thing to watch out for is clear and proper pronunciation.  Students should avoid speaking too quickly, mumbling, or trailing off at the end of their sentences.

They should also pay attention to how they pronounce word endings. Leaving out end sounds, e.g. the ‘s’ in ‘students’; ‘t’ in ‘paint’ and ‘ed’ in ‘cooked’, is a common mistake.

 

 

 

Tip #2

It is important to remember the different ways of saying ‘the’. When ‘the’ comes before words beginning with a vowel sound, it should be read as /thee/ and not /thuh/. It is the sound that matters, not the letter used in writing the word.

Examples when we pronounce ‘the’ like /thee/:

  • ‘the ant’ = /thee ant/
  • ‘the egg’ = /thee egg/
  • ‘the HDB flat’ = /thee aich-de-bee flat/

Examples when we pronounce ‘the’ like /thuh/:

  • ‘the boy’ = /thuh boy/
  • ‘the car’ = /thuh car/

 

 

2017 PSLE Intensive Programmes: Jun

As part of the PSLE preparatory process, we will also be running a variety of PSLE intensive preparation programmes over the June holiday.

Each programme has 5 lessons, Monday to Friday, with lessons being 2 hours daily. All programmes have four start dates: 29 March, 5 June, 12 June and 19 June.

The programmes are designed to gear pupils up for key components of the PSLE and give them an edge in their exam preparation. The Maths Intensive will focus on topics such as Area and Perimeter, Whole Numbers/Fractions, Percentage, Speed and Ratio.

 

P6 PSLE Intensive Programmes

 

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

2017 March Holiday Programmes

Our March holiday programme schedule is out! Check out the different holiday programmes we are running by clicking the images below.

 

N2-P1 Storytelling & Craft Session

Come and enjoy a one-hour storytelling and craft session on the book The Watermelon Seed – a story about a crocodile whose greatest fear is materialised when he swallows a watermelon seed. Admission is free!

 

P3 to P6 Maths Holiday Programme

Targeted topics have been chosen for these revision sessions which are geared towards preparing your child for their Maths SA1.

 

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

LiteracyPlus Centre’s 10th Anniversary

We would like to express our deep appreciation to all our customers, teachers and friends as LiteracyPlus Enrichment Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary this month! Thank you for your loyalty and support this past decade.

 

To our former and current customers, a very special thank you. We would not have made it this far without you and we will continue to strive to improve our service and your child’s learning experience at LiteracyPlus.

 

Here’s to another decade of raising confident readers, writers and thinkers, and helping students discover worlds beyond the classroom!

 

2016 Year-end Holiday Programmes

Our year-end holiday programme schedule is out! Check out the different holiday programmes we are running for N2 to P5 students by clicking the images below.

 

N2-P1 Storytelling & Craft Session

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Come and enjoy a one-hour storytelling and craft session on the book Hop, Hop, Kangaroo – a story about a young kangaroo on a journey to look for his ‘hop’. Admission is free!

 

K2-P1 Superheroes Writing Programme

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Does your child have difficulty expressing himself/herself in writing? Taught in a safe and encouraging environment, pupils will learn how to write creatively on the theme of Superheroes. They will learn how to brainstorm descriptive words and phrases before putting their ideas into writing.  Using interactive activities such as storytelling, dramatisation and kinaesthetic games , pupils will have fun as they unleash their creative juices and expand their vocabulary.

 

P2 Junior Detective Writing Workshop

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Want your child to learn how to create suspense in their writing? Pupils will have fun making use of their imagination and applying detective skills to solve a variety of mysterious scenarios. Using role play, effective writing techniques and descriptive details, pupils will learn to imbue suspense in their writing and create endings with a twist.

 

P3 to P5 Holiday Camps

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An intensive English and Maths camp designed to give your child a head start for next year, the camp focuses on writing, oral and Maths problem-solving heuristics. Pupils may chose to come for any combination of these 3 components of the camp.

 

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

2015 Year-end Holiday Programmes

Want your child to do something fun and enriching over the year-end holidays? Check out the different holiday programmes we are running for N2 to P6 students by clicking the images below.

 

N2-K2 Tea with The Big Hungry Bear

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P1 & 2 Wild About Bugs!

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P3 to P5 Holiday Camps

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Programmes include:

MATHS: PROBLEM-SOLVING HEURISTICS This engaging holiday workshop focuses on teaching heuristics skills and strategies to solve higher-order, non-routine problem sums. Your child will be equipped with simple yet effective strategies to develop his/her mathematical reasoning and thinking skills. He/she will leave this short course with tips and tricks that will make solving complicated word problems a cinch.

ENGLISH: WRITING WITH DRAMA Many pupils struggle with writing and produce uninteresting compositions with dry content and flat characters. This programme will expand your child’s imaginative capacity through drama activities such as role play, skits and charades, enabling him or her to visualise and describe characters and scenes more vividly. Your child will also be taught writing fundamentals such as effective planning and description using sensory details.

ENGLISH: EFFECTIVE ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS In this programme, your child will first learn the basics of voice projection, eye contact, proper posture, facial expression and body language, then practise these delivery skills by giving an oral presentation. Lastly, he/she will be taught strategies to tackle Stimulusbased Conversation, increasing his/her confidence in taking the new PSLE-format Oral exam.

 

P6 Literature Appreciation: The World of Macbeth

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

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