Mrs D's English Enrichment

Pri 5-6 English Language

PSLE EL Programme(new syllabus)
Class times: Fri 5.30pm/ Sat 11.15am

This is a two-year PSLE programme which is constantly updated just to keep my teaching fresh.  should there be changes, and I am a past-master with figuring out exam specs (specifications), I will finetune the programme to accommodate the higher/new demands.

A P6 pupil will follow a complete programme that prepares him/her for the PSLE at year-end.  The P5 pupils who join in P5 will follow the same programme but in the following year, another set of lessons designed for PSLE preparation will be taught.  It’s like preparing for the same sports meet in consecutive years.

What’s covered:

The most challenging sections of the PSLE paper which are the

  • Comprehension (Open-ended) (what parents know as Comprehension)
  • Comprehension Cloze (what parents refer to as Cloze passage)
  • Continuous Writing (commonly referred to as Essay or Story-writing)
  • Synthesis and Transformation 
    Lots of tips and strategies will be taught and shared - to save time, to direct student's focus, to stand out from the crowd, to pick out one' errors, to shorten the learning cycle, to maximise retention and most importantly, to keep the momentum!

Note for P4 students

While I appreciate why parents of P4 students may wish to seek help to boost the children's year-end P4 EL grade, high marks in P4 are not indicative of PSLE performance.  The most challenging sections, say, Continuous Writing, have not taken their place yet in the final marks.  Were I to write a P4 programme, the focus would go beyond the PSLE format per se  - there being an overemphasis on that in P5 and P6 already - to pay attention to fostering a language sensitivity and a foundation for good judgement about writing English essays.  If your child is currently P4, you should sms me at the start of school Term 4. That would be the best time to secure a place in the following year's PSLE EL enrichment programme.