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Framework


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Focus for Each Level

P1 & P2

·       Nature (Plants and Animals)

P3

·     Diversity of living and non-living things

·     Diversity of materials

·     Cycles in plants and animals

·     Plant system

·     Human system

P4

·     Magnets

·     Cycles in matter

·     Heat

·     Light

 

P5

·     Cycles in Water

·     Reproduction in plants and animals

·     Plant and human respiratory and circulatory systems

·     Cell system

·     Electrical system

·     Photosynthesis

P6

·     Energy conversion

·     Forces

·     Interaction within the environment


Approaches

The Science Department programmes are planned using a 3-pronged approach of ‘Supporting’, ‘Enriching’ and ‘Stretching’ each student in the journey of learning Science. Under each approach, customised programmes are planned, implemented and reviewed to ensure its effectiveness and relevance for different profile of students. 


SUPPORT

ENRICH

STRETCH

·        P3-P6 Remediation Programme

·        P6 Pull-Out Programme (LP) 

 

·        Differentiated curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·        School-based Instructional Packages

 

·        P3-P5 Performance Tasks

 

·        Inquiry-based Lessons

 

·        Blended Learning

 

·        P1 & P2 PAL OE & LJs

 

·        P3 Adopt a Plot

 

·        P3-P6 LJs

 

·        P3 Budding Scientists (For selected students)

·        Integration of TLC-FA strategies

 

·        Self & Peer Assessments

 

·       P4 & P5 Science Olympiad

 

·       P4 & P5 E2K Programme

 

·       P6 DNA Programme

 

·       Science Competitions

 

·       Differentiated curriculum

 

·       P6 Pull-Out Programme (MP) 

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Assessment


Assessment of Learning
Assessment for Learning
Assessment as Learning
  • CA
  • SA
  • Prelim
  • PSLE
  • Diagnostic Test for Baseline
  • Science Practical Assessment (SPA@PVPS)
  • Performance Tasks
  • Topical Reviews
  • Performance Tasks
  • Science Practical Assessment (SPA@PVPS)
  • Quizes
  • Mindmapping
  • Science Journals
  • Pupils' Reflections


Environment

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Environment Care in PVPS

Park View wants to instill a strong sense of environmental conservation and promote awareness. The school provides opportunities to staff and students to apply knowledge, skills and values of care, protect and improve the environment through awareness and actions.


The school adopts the following 5Is Approach to fulfil our Sustainability and Environment Commitment:

 

Inclusivity – Everyone has a part to play; a whole-school approach involving all staff and students

Improvement – Improve the environmental footprints and leave behind a greener future for the next generation.

Involvement – Engage community partners such as NParks, NEA and parents to develop and support environmentally responsible actions together

Intrinsic – Promote a mind-set where everyone is intrinsically motivated to sustain environmental efforts and caring for the environment becomes a part of us.

Influence – Every PVPS staff / student will become Eco stewards, inspiring sustainability efforts beyond self & school

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Recycling Corners

To inculcate the culture of recycling in every student and staff, the school has set up various recycling points to make recycling a stone’s throw away. We have the recycling bins at the Recycling Corner for the different recyclables, reusable cartons in classrooms for paper, carton boxes in the staffroom, staff lounge and photocopying room for paper. A recycling corner was set up in the canteen and also behind the flagpole to encourage pupils to recycle paper and plastic bottles.


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Resources

Science Wall

Our Science wall reflects how the three main human systems in our body, Digestive System, Circulatory System and Respiratory System, work together to ensure our body can function properly with the help of energy. There is a detailed explanation with key concepts of how each human system works. The extensive graphics also provide better understanding of the concepts for visual learners. Each human system is also accompanied by an interactive activity.

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Science Garden


For pupils to have meaningful learning in science, it is important that they be allowed to experience the process of seeking answers to problems. This requires pupils to physically explore and discover knowledge, be it within their environment or in a laboratory. Besides having two indoor science laboratories, the Science Department has recently created an integrated learning trail weaving through the open spaces in the school.


There are different thematic gardens simulating various natural environments.

Blooms@Energy Hub is a floral garden characterized by an explosion of colours and fragrances. It comprises a flowering and butterfly garden.

Food@ Energy Hub has a herbs and spices garden and a mini vegetable plot with local fruit trees planted around the school.

Desert@Energy Hub located at the back of the school building houses desert flora with a variety of cactus.

Rainforest@Energy Hub showcases a slice of a tropical rainforest complete with a fernery garden and an eco-pond surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. A leaf litter habitat is also set up in the fernery garden for pupils to have first-hand experience in studying the conditions of a leaf litter habitat.

The Energy Pavilion is an outdoor classroom amid the shrubs and creepers. It is a place where teachers can carry out their lessons or briefing before adjourning to the gardens for practical sessions.

With the launch of the different “Hubs”, pupils can now just make a short trip down to see the plants that they study about in their books. This hands-on experience allows them to understand their lessons better. It is always good to be near Mother Nature.


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Blooming Garden

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Food@ Energy Hub
Herbs and Spices Garden

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Vegetable Plots

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Fruit Trees

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Desert@Energy Hub
Cactus Garden

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Rainforest@Energy Hub
Fernery Garden

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Outdoor Classroom

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School Pond

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Achievements

Our Achievements in Science Competitions

 Singapore Primary Science Olympiad 2021

 Gold Award

Tit Shao Ze

 

Silver Award

Koh Zi Le Zach

Deeptanshu Raj Appasani

 

Bronze Award

Chong Xiao Kuan

Peng Xingqing

 

Merit Award

Aldana Candace Judilla

Cheng Choi Yi Cerise

Germaine Cheong Ting Li

Haziq Rayyan Bin Mohammed Hairulnizam

Ren Zhi Hsien

Shaistah Nadia Binte Mohamed Hasim

Jessica Xiao Jing Han

Zhu Lixuan

Lozano Arieanna Zoei Rodriguez

Neha Awan

 

Raffles Science Olympiad 2021

 Merit Award

Jessica Xiao Jing Han

 

Our Achievements in Environment

Community In Bloom Award (Silver)
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NParks has been spearheading the Community In Bloom (CIB) programme to create gardening communities within housing estates, educational institutions and organisations in Singapore by partnering various stakeholders including residents, government agencies, grassroots organisations, schools and organisations.


Community In Bloom Awards aims to:

  • Recognise and reward gardening efforts by community gardening groups
  • Motivate and encourage community gardeners to enjoy gardening as a fun and healthy activity
  • Set & improve the standards of community gardens located in communal spaces
  • Spread the gardening bug to others in the community so that they too can discover the joy of gardening

 

Congratulations to Park View Primary School on being awarded the Community In Bloom (GOLD) in 2019!


Singapore School Green Awards 2021

The Singapore School Green Awards (SGA) is a voluntary environmental programme which serves as a platform for pupils to develop and showcase their environmental efforts, through customised activities which will help them gain better understanding of the environment.


 Students also engage or participate in various environmental programmes and/or activities to raise awareness about environmental issues within and/or to external communities and organisations.

 

Park View Primary School has once again achieved the Vanda Miss Joaquim Sustained Achievement Award in 2021.

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Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Award

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The BCA Green Mark awards recognises developers, building owners and individuals who have made outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability in the built environment.

Congratulations to Park View Primary School on being awarded the BCA Green Mark Award (GOLD) 2021 based on the Green Mark for Existing Schools (Version 2).


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Enrichment Programmes

Singapore Science Centre Learning Journey


P1 to P5 pupils will go on a learning journey to the Singapore Science Centre every year to attend practical laboratory session or lecture demonstration on the topics that they learn in their primary science education. The Science Centre enrichment programmes complement the school science curriculum with hands-on and inspiring learning experiences. The enrichment programmes aim to:

  • provide pupils with experiences which build on their interest in and stimulate their curiosity about their environment;
  • provide engaging and meaningful aquisation of scientific knowledge;
  • inculcate the spirit of scientific inquiry through the application of different process skills such as observing, comparing, classifying, analysing, inferring, evaluting and investigating.

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P3 Singapore Zoological Gardens Learning Journey


The P3 pupils went on a learning journey to Singapore Zoological Gardens. The objectives of the learning journey are to:

  • engage pupils in experiential learning of the characteristics of different animals;
  • learn more about endangered animals;
  • promote wildlife conservation.


P5 Marine Life Park Learning Journey


The P5 pupils went on a learning journey to the Marine Life Park at Resort World Sentosa to enrich the pupils in learning of Science.

The objectives of the visit are to:

  • Introduce pupils to endangered marine animals and have a better understanding about marine life conservation;
  • Understand how various marine animals adapt themselves to life underwater;
  • Increase pupils’ awareness of the marine biodiversity and marine habitats.

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P6: Ecology Trip & Coastal Cleanup

The P6 pupils went on a learning journey on Ecology to Pasir Ris Beach. The pupils also did coastal clean-up at the beach after exploring the mudflat.

The objectives of the learning journey are to:

  • Increase pupils’ awareness of the ecosystem of the seashore community in Singapore;
  • Learn about the diversity of life on the seashore and selected animals and plants’ adaptations to life on the seashore;
  • Relate and extend pupils’ Science knowledge to real life experiences so as to provide pupils with a deeper understanding about life around them;
  • Integrate a meaningful Community Involvement Project (CIP) where pupils take action for the environment.

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P4 and P5 Science Olympiad Training


Selected P4 and P5 pupils participated in Science Olympiad training.

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To develop pupils' interest, creativity, analytical thinking skill, spirit of learning
  • through discovery and challenge in Science;
  • To expose pupils’ with secondary science syllabus in attempt to broaden their
  • knowledge of Science;
  • To prepare selected pupils for Primary Science Olympiad competitions.

The lessons are based on the broad science themes in the elementary science curriculum. These lessons focused on introducing Physics, Chemistry and Biology to pupils as well as to enhance their general knowledge.

Selected P5 pupils may have the opportunity to participate in the Raffles Science Olympiad Competiton(RSO) or the NUS HIgh Singapore Primary Science Olympiad (SPSO).

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P4 and P5 Science E2K Programme

Selected P4 and P5 students are selected to participate in Science E2K programme.


The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • To develop scientific inquiry process skills among primary pupils in science
  • To acquire habits, attitudes and dispositions of scientists
  • To nurture other important 21st century competencies such as resilience and resourcefulness, critical and inventive thinking, and effective and communication skills

The E2K Science Programme is a science enrichment programme for upper primary students who demonstrate interest and ability in science. The programme is adapted from Israel’s E2K Programme which is developed by the Israel Centre for Excellence through Education (ICEE).


The lessons are based on the broad science themes in the elementary science curriculum. The students will collect and use evidence to address scientifically oriented questions, formulate explanations from evidence to address the questions and evaluate their explanations.


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P6: Ecology Learning Journey & Coastal Cleanup  

The P6 students went on a learning journey on Ecology to Pasir Ris Beach. The students also did coastal clean-up at the beach after exploring the mudflat.


The objectives of the learning journey are to:

  • Increase students’ awareness of the ecosystem of the seashore community in Singapore;
  • Learn about the diversity of life on the seashore and selected animals and plants’ adaptations to life on the seashore;
  • Relate and extend students’ Science knowledge to real life experiences so as to provide students with a deeper understanding about life around them;
  • Integrate a meaningful Community Involvement Project (CIP) where students take action for the environment.

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P6 DNA Science Enrichment Programme


Selected P6 pupils went through a 6-hour DNA Science Enrichment. The pupils played roles as Junior Crime Scene Investigators with emphasis on DNA Extraction & DNA Fingerprinting. The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • Introduction to laboratory techniques;
  • Introduction to DNA as genetic material;
  • Using of apparatus in the extraction of DNA;
  • Analyse thumbprint & understand how thumbprints are used to solve mystery.

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