Preparing for the PSLE should not be a last-minute effort. Layers of the foundation are built over the years to equip your child with essential skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing.
At the same time, enabling your child to learn independently and cultivating self-motivation will see him or her learn effectively during the Primary School years and beyond.
Whilst having a structured and cumulative approach is important to build a strong foundation in language skills and critical thinking, the question is how to instil curiosity and the love of learning so as to help your child gradually gain confidence in his or her academic journey.
How can you help your child prepare for a lifetime of learning and carve out their own path to success?
With ICR Academy – an extension of I Can Read, your child will be equipped with a strong foundation, skills and the ability to apply what they have learned. Its pedagogy encourages your child to learn and course-correct with the teacher’s support.
ICR Academy believes that by harnessing your child’s curiosity and making learning an adventure, it hopes to kindle a life-long love for learning. It aims to offer the best-in-class curriculum delivered by its well-trained teachers to meet the learning needs of your child to produce the best possible results.
What does my child need for PSLE success?
With ICR Academy, your child can master the 5 C’s for PSLE Success, which are:
1. CORE: Understand grammatical structures to answer grammar questions of varying types while gaining an in-depth knowledge of vocabulary to improve speaking and writing
2. COMPOSITION: Analyse, plan, write and improvise effectively; analyse questions to get to the root of their meanings, strategic planning techniques for well-structured writing; complete prompts that foster creativity by applying their imagination and experiences
3. COMPREHENSION: Read, analyse, dissect questions and answer confidently; read with understanding and purpose; formulate an adequate answer confidently; develop a love for reading through exposure to a wide range of literary genres and authors
4. CRITICAL: Build a wide repertoire of vocabulary to help in composition writing and oral communication; build critical skills with inferential skills from exposure to real-world issues at a deeper level; acquire mastery in using knowledge, vocabulary to answer stimulus-based questions in oral examinations
5. CHECKPOINT: Review and assess key concepts; put test-taking skills into practice; evaluate individual progress and set goals
How can my Primary School child master English for the PSLE?
The ICR Academy’s English programme builds a strong foundation in English for academic success in Primary School with an effective curriculum developed by former MOE teachers. The structured and skills-based curriculum coupled with a student-centred approach provides your child with a strong foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar.
With the 5 C’s: Core, Composition, Comprehension, Critical and Checkpoint, your child will learn to apply skills, strategies and techniques he or she has learned to analyse questions in detail, seek clarification when in doubt, produce responses appropriately and accurately and identify areas that require improvement. With mini successes, your child’s learning abilities expand.
ICR Academy conducts continuous assessments and mock exams for maximum preparation for school exams. These checkpoints help your child build test-taking confidence and gain a head start.
As the MOE syllabus changes, ICR Academy continuously updates its curriculum to also include current affairs and trending topics. Such topical content allows your child to hone critical thinking and oral presentation skills while fostering curiosity and encouraging him or her to ask questions proactively.
With the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting how students learn, I Can Read Online was launched to help students learn remotely across Asia. In the event students are unable to attend a physical replacement lesson, the I Can Read Online website enables students to engage with their lesson content from home with videos to support their learning.
To ensure your child masters the required skills and techniques to obtain the level of English proficiency needed to excel, learn more about ICR Academy and their programme at their website or:
Phone: +65 9710 4560
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By Julia Chan.
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