Primary Science Department


MOE Science Curriculum Framework

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Singapore International School (HK) adopts the Singapore Primary Science curriculum for students from P3 to P6. The Science Curriculum Framework is derived from the Policy Framework for the Teaching and Learning of Science. It encapsulates the thrust of science education in Singapore to prepare our students to be sufficiently adept as effective citizens, able to function in and contribute to an increasingly technologically-driven world.

Central to the curriculum framework is the inculcation of the spirit of scientific inquiry. The conduct of inquiry is founded on three integral domains of (a) Knowledge, Understanding and Application, (b) Skills and Processes and (c) Ethics and Attitudes. These domains are essential to the practice of science. The curriculum design seeks to enable students to view the pursuit of Science as meaningful and useful. Inquiry is thus grounded in knowledge, issues and questions that relate to the roles played by science in daily life, society and the environment.

Parents who would like to know more about the Primary Science Syllabus, please access:
Science (Primary) Syllabus (2014)

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Programmes

Science Programme for One and Two (SPOT)
Science is introduced to the P1 and P2 students in SISHK. There is one Science period allocated for every P1 and P2 class each week. The school has its own schemes of work for P1 and P2 Science.

Through introducing Science to the P1 and P2 students, we hope to:

  • arouse their curiosity and develop their interests for Science at a young age
  • help them acquire some basic Science process skills
  • shape them to become responsible and enlightened member of a “Green Generation”

Science Learning Journeys
Science is all around us in our daily life. Our SISHK students from Primary 1 to 6 get to learn Science outside the classroom. Through these learning journeys, we aim to spark the curiosity in our students and give them an opportunity to enrich their learning beyond the syllabus.

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Green Day

Why do we have Green Day?

  • We acknowledge that the world’s natural resources (including fossil fuels, trees, etc) are finite and hence we should use them wisely and not be wasteful.
  • We acknowledge that global warming is a very serious issue and that its consequences (which are already being seen) are disastrous.
  • We know that burning fossil fuels produces greenhouse gases which are responsible for the global warming.
  • We wish to show our students that we, as a school, are serious about doing something to reduce fossil fuel usage.
  • We acknowledge that indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides damages the environment and human health.
  • One way we acknowledge these things is by taking some action. Part of our action plan is to have a monthly “Green Day”.

What do we do on Green Day?

We address our concerns for the environment by:

  • Providing practical tips for conservation of resources.
  • Dressing in green / coming dressed in theme
  • Encouraging staff to take the stairs on Green Day instead of the lift
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Assessment Plan

Science Assessment for P6
  Semester 1 Semester 2
  Marks Percentage Marks Percentage
Alternative Assessment Science Practical Assessment 1
(SPA 1) (Skills)
  10%    
Common Test
(Term 2)
75 30%    
Alternative Assessment Science Practical Assessment 2
(SPA 2) (Skills)
      5%
Project Work
(Investigation)
      10%
End-of-Year Exam
(Term 4)
    100 45%
Overall   40%   60%

 

Science Assessment for P5
  Semester 1 Semester 2
  Marks Percentage Marks Percentage
Alternative Assessment Science Practical Assessment 1
(SPA 1) (Skills)
  10%    
Common Test
(Term 2)
60 30%    
Alternative Assessment Science Practical Assessment 2
(SPA 2) (Skills)
      5%
Project Work
(Investigation)
      10%
End-of-Year Exam
(Term 4)
    100 45%
Overall   40%   60%

 

Science Assessment for P4
  Semester 1 Semester 2
  Marks Percentage Marks Percentage
Alternative Assessment Science Practical Assessment 1
(SPA 1) (Skills)
  10%    
Common Test
(Term 2)
60 30%    
Alternative Assessment Science Practical Assessment 2
(SPA 2) (Skills)
      5%
Project Work
(Investigation)
      10%
End-of-Year Exam
(Term 4)
    80 45%
Overall   40%   60%

 

Science Assessment for P3
  Semester 1 Semester 2
  Marks Percentage Marks Percentage
Alternative Assessment Science Practical Assessment 1
(SPA 1) (Skills)
  10%    
Project Work
(Investigation)
  20%    
Science Practical Assessment 2
(SPA 2) (Skills)
      10%
End-of-Year Exam
(Term 4)
    60 60%
Overall   30%   70%
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Semestral Assessments Format and Topics

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