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PRIMARY COURSE SYLLABUS

A. DESCRIPTION

This program is aimed towards children under the age group 6-11 years old. This primary program is implemented to help students become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and receptive and informed global citizens. This developmental sequence of education is a holistic approach to nurture and spark children’s full potential using specialized subject areas namely: Science, Design & Technology, Math, English, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Chinese and Thai Studies.

 

 

B. SUBJECT OUTLINE AND LEARNING TOPICS 

Below are the proposed learning topics for each subject: 

 

ENGLISH

 

READING

      Reading signs and symbols around us

      Understanding

      Moods/emotions, picture

      Characters

      Polite expressions

COMPREHENSION (LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING)

      Wh questions

      Simple comparison

      Predicting outcomes

      Sequencing ideas

      Parts of the story

      ENGLISH

COMMUNICATION (LISTENING,READING,SPEAKING)

      Manipulating phonemes

      Phonics

      Intonations

      Oral reading

COMPOSITION

(WRITING)

      Punctuations

      Basic writing

      Organizing thoughts

      Creating word families

      Interpreting texts, gestures and pictures

 

SCIENCE

*UNDERSTANDING*

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

      The Plant and Animal Kingdom

 *Animal groups

*Animal feeding and animal movement

      The Environment

*Ecosystems, Eco balance

CHEMICAL SCIENCES

      Physical and chemical change

EARTH & SPACE SCIENCES

      Earth’s rotation

      Earth’s soils

      Night and Day

      Weather and Reason for Seasons

      The Moon

      Changing Landscapes

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

      Kinetic Energy

      Light Energy

      Sensing Light

      Sound Energy

      Musical Sounds

      SCIENCE

*HUMAN ENDEAVOR*

NATURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE

      Science involves problem solving

      What do Scientists do?

USE AND INFLUENCE OF SCIENCE

      How we use light

      Musical sounds

      Ecosystem balance

*INQUIRY SKILLS*

QUESTIONING & PREDICTING

PLANNING AND CONDUCTING

      Hypothesis

      Using informal instruments

PROCESSING AND ANALYSING DATA

EVALUATING

COMMUNICATING 

 MATH

NUMBER AND ALGEBRA

      Number and Place Value

      Fractions and Decimals

      Money and Financial Mathematics

      Patterns and Algebra

MEASUREMENT AND GEOMETRY

      Using units of measurement

      Shapes (3D and 2D shapes)

      Location and transformation

STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

      Chance           

      Data representation and interpretation

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

*HISTORY*

1. CONTINUITY & CHANGE

      Family structures

      Comparison of family in the past and present

      The relationship between family members

2. SIGNIFICANCE

      How present, past and future are signified

      Differences and similarities of students then and now

      Significant cultural events

3. EMPATHY

      Differences and similarities between student’s daily life during their parents and grandparents childhoods


*GEOGRAPHY*  

1. PLACE, SPACE, ENVIRONMENT AND CHANGE

      Natural and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for

      Weather and seasons of different places

      Activities in the local place and reasons of their location

2. SIGNIFICANCE

      How present, past and future are signified

      Differences and similarities of students then and now

      Significant cultural events

H.P.E

*HEALTH*

IDENTITIES

      Strengths and achievements

      Personal identities

CHANGES & TRANSITIONS 

      Physical and social changes

      Family and community involvement to growth

HELP-SEEKING

      Strategies to address feelings being uncomfortable and unsafe

      Safety drills, reading basic signs, asking for adult supervision

MAKING HEALTHY AND SAFE CHOICES

      Strategies to make healthy choices

      Recognizing opportunities to promote health, safety, and wellbeing


*PHYSICAL EDUCATION*

MOVING OUR BODY

      Refining movement skills

      Developing movement concepts and strategies

UNDERSTANDING MOVEMENT

      Fitness and Physical activity

      Elements of movements

LEARNING THROUGH MOVEMENTS

      Teamwork and leadership

      Critical and creative thinking movement

      Ethical behavior in movement settings

 

THE ARTS


*DANCE ARTS*

 

BODY

      Body awareness

      Body zones/parts

ELEMENTS OF DANCE

      Space

      Time

      Dynamics

      Relationships

FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS

      Locomotor

      Non-locomotor

TECHNICAL AND EXPRESSIVE SKILLS

      Using facial expressions

      Facing an audience

      Looking out to an audience as appropriate

CULTURAL GROUPS

      Safe dance practices

      Choreographic devices


*VISUAL ARTS*

REPRESENTATION

      Subject Matter

      Forms

      Techniques

      Visual Conventions

      Materials

      Technologies

PRACTICES

      Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks

      Create and display artworks to communicate ideas to an audience

VIEWPOINTS

       Respond to visual artworks and consider where and why people make visual artworks from Australia

Design and Technology

 

Explore and investigate technologies

  •    Materials
  •    System 
  •    Components
  •    Tools
  •    Equipment

Evaluate designed solutions using questions such as: 

  •    How does it work?
  •    What purpose does it meet?
  •    Who will use it ?
  •    What do I like about it?
  •    How can it be improved?

 

Generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling 

      Comparing and contrasting features of existing products to provide new ideas

      Communicating design ideas by modelling and producing labeling two-dimensional drawings using a range of technologies to show different views 

•   Identifying one common testing method and recording result 

 

 

 

*The composition of this syllabus is still on-going. Please wait for further updates.