10 Nov '11, 12am

Creating a conducive learning environment in primary school

Creating a conducive learning environment in primary school

School: Junyuan Primary School Location: Tampines PSLE results: Last year, slightly over half of its pupils qualified for the Express stream in secondary schools. Niche programmes: All pupils from Primary 1 to 3 go through weekly structured lessons in sports and arts. These lessons are in areas such as dance, swimming and badminton. Talent identification can also take place. The school has a mentoring programme for pupils who lack home support. Temasek Polytechnic students meet these children weekly and act as role models, guiding them in school work and imparting good values. Principal Law Li Mei said: 'We customise our programmes to fit the different needs of the children. For those with high ability, we do pull them out for lessons where they are taught higher-order logic and questioning techniques.' TEACHERS WHO CARE School: Horizon Primary School Location: Punggol PSL...

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