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.

ICR Academy Preparing for PSLE English

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.

I Can Read Academy How to Prepare for PSLE English

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

I Can Read Academy Primary English

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, and 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.

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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.

I Can Read Academy Primary Tuition

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 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
Centre locations:

Ang Mo Kio
Block 728 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, #01-4216/4218, S(560728)

799 New Upper Changi Road, #02-18/19, Bedok Point, S(467351)

Bukit Timah
1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #02-01F, Bukit Timah Plaza, S(588996)

City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road, #07-09, City Square Mall, S(208539)

1 Maritime Square, #03-08, HarbourFront Centre, S(099253)

Hillion Mall
17 Petir Road, #02-25/26/27, Hillion Mall, S(678278)

90 Hougang Avenue 10, #05-07, Hougang Mall, S(538766)

Jurong East
135 Jurong Gateway Road, #03-339, S(600135)

Jurong West
762 Jurong West Street 75, #02-256E, Gek Poh Shopping Centre, S(640762)

205 Hougang Street 21, #04-00, Heartland Mall, S(530205)

Marine Parade
80 Marine Parade Road, Parkway Parade, #12-01, S(449269)

101 Thomson Road, #01-41/ 42,United Square, S(307591)

583 Orchard Road, #07-04, Forum the Shopping Mall, S(238884)

Punggol Plaza
168 Punggol Field, #02-08B, Punggol Plaza, S(820168)

Punggol Waterway Point
83 Punggol Central, #02-06, Waterway Point, S(828761)

30 Sembawang Drive, #04-06, Sun Plaza, S(757713)

11 Rivervale Crescent, #02-01B, Rivervale Mall, S(545082)

3 Tampines Central 1, #04-05, Tampines Plaza 1, S(529540)

Tiong Bahru
298 Tiong Bahru Road, #03-04, Central Plaza, S(168730)

Toa Payoh
500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #04-37, HDB Hub, S(310500)

West Coast Plaza
154 West Coast Road, #01-62, West Coast Plaza, S(127371)

White Sands
1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #05-07D, White Sands Mall, S(518457)

900 South Woodlands Drive, #06-09, Woodlands Civic Centre, S(730900)

2 Yishun Walk, #04-01, HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse, S(767944)

This post is brought to you by ICR Academy.

By Julia Chan.

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