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Subject

Topic

Synopsis

SESSION 1

7.50am - 8.50am

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Year 1 English Literature

Poetry

During this lesson, students will learn that content, form and craft guide the reader/listener in negotiating meaning in a poem. Students were previously introduced to some types of sound devices, such as alliteration and rhyme. They will now learn to unpack the meaning of poems by identifying the effect of sound devices in a poem. The key instructional strategy of visible thinking will be used to guide students in this process of interpreting poems.

Year 4 Higher Chinese

试练习

本堂课将以强化口试技巧为目的,进行差异教学。
程度较好的学生将透过对同侪的评估,熟悉评改标准;
一般的学生将透过模拟测试,强化做笔记与口头报告的项目。
This lesson aims to strengthen HCL oral skills by using differentiation instruction. The group with a higher level of readiness will better understand the standardisation of oral examination by evaluating their peers. Other students will enhance their learning learning experience of note taking and reporting skills by going through a mock oral examination.

Year 1 Math

Apply Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations 

Graphically in Real World Context

Using a self-directed approach that is assisted by technology, students will engage in a hands-on activity to 
explore what it means for a point to be a solution to a system of equations.
The instructional process includes:
1) activate learning by connecting new knowledge with prior knowledge,
2) promote thinking and discussion using a video as a hook for student exploration,
3) demonstrate learning by getting students to graph a given scenario.

Year 1 PE 

Netball 

Participants will have the opportunity to observe a Year 1 netball end-of-module assessment, using a performance-based assessment rubric crafted based on stages of development.

SESSION 2

8.50am - 9.50am

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Note: Session 2 timing overlaps with Session 3

Year 1 Geography

Drainage Basin as a System

This first lesson in 'Rivers' reinforces the micro-concepts of inputs, processes and outputs that students learned in primary education and in previous Geography topics. Harnessing this understanding of the macro-concept of 'Systems', students are guided to question the following issue: Whether rivers are dynamic systems in equilibrium. This will be carried out using concept-based activities differentiated to the interests and/ or ability of students in the class.

Year 4 History

The Arms Race (Cold War)

This lesson will use the Structured Academic Controvery (SAC) approach to involve students towards resolution-making in the controversial issue of the "Mutual Assured Destruction" doctrine. Students will take on different perspectives and attempt at a resolution of the historical issue. This is also part of an essay skills development task.

SESSION 3

9.20am - 10.20am

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Note: Session 3 timing overlaps with Session 2

Year 1 General Music

Percussion - Introduction to 
rhythm and scales

In this first lesson of the Music Module, students will review the understanding of the design process and transfer the key understanding to the design of their percussion ensemble creation. They will learn their the construtivist approach and collaborative learning to exhibit their understanding of concepts such as maintaining a steady pulse, rhythmic subdivision patterns, creative technique such as brainstorming and musical structure.
 
 

Year 3 Geography

Settlement Studies

For the second lesson on settlement studies, students will use simplified topographic maps and concept development approach to uncover factors influencing locations of settlements, namely site and situation. Students will be working on the maps in group and the activity will be differentiated by ability of the students in class.

Year 4 Math

Applications of Integration: 

Area between curves and axes

Using a self-directed approach that is assisted by technology, students extend the process of finding the area between a curve and an axis. The instructional process include the following : (1) activate learning by connecting new knowledge with prior knowledge, (2) promote thinking and discussion through visualizing problems and generalizing solution paths, and (3) demonstrate the learned skills in tiered tasks.

Year 2 General Art Programme

Art tells stories about our world

For the inquiry-based learning activity in this first lesson of the Art Module, each student will tell a story about oneself through a paper strip and take turns to share it will the class. As they learn about each other's feelings, they will also be learning from one another how manipulation of physical qualities of the paper could use to tell the story well. Subsequently, the sharing will be linked to a discussion about why storytelling is important and examples of how artists have told stories across time and cultures to make sense of their lives and the world around them will be shared. The 'see-think-wonder' routine for a discussion about the 'Venus of Willendorf' will be used in this lesson.

SESSION 4

10.20am - 11.20am

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Year 1 English Language

Situational Writing

The lesson's key learning point is that a text is most effective when the author's intent matches the audience's expectations. The main pedagogical strategies that will be used to guide students to uncover the key learning point are activating prior knowledge, facilitating collaborative learning, and using questions to deepen learning. The lesson is part of a series that sensitise students to purpose, audience, context, and relationship in situational writing.

Year 3 Chemistry

Atomic Structure

In this lesson on the topic of atomic structure, a quick review of the evolution of Atomic Models and comparison of the Bohr’s model with quantum mechanical model would be done as a lesson recap. Students will explore the idea of quantum numbers and atomic orbitals in describing an electron’s location in an atom as a probability density or electron clouds.

SESSION 5

11.20am - 12.20pm

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Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy

Governance & Liberty

During this first lesson on Governance and Liberty, students will be presented with varioius case studies which they will discuss among themselves. The will then present on what might be a policy which could possibly and feasibly be implemented when it comes to individual behaviour.  They would also be asked on what principles or basis would this policy be based on.  If time allows, they would be introduced to John Stuart Mill's Harm Principle.

Year 2 English Literature

Poetry

This lesson, which constitutes the Poetry unit, centers on familiarizing and sensitizing students to the purposefulness of poetic visuality, as signified through formal/textual strategies such as the extended metaphor, through the application of creative production strategies such as SCAMPER and force-fitting. Students will be differentiated by readiness when engaging with and responding to poetic works.

Year 3 Higher Chinese

阅报练习

Newspaper Article Analysis/Current Affairs

This lesson aims to expand the vocabulary of students and strengthen the students’ oral skills through
the differentiated tasks designed for them. Two will choose the tasks according to their levels of interest,
readiness and learning profile. The students will write a 2 minute oral report based on the question given in a Google document. The students will also share their oral report in class if time allows.

Year 4 Higher Malay

Email Response Writing

This lesson aims at improving students’ thinking skills in email response writing. This type of writing usually requires students to solve a problem and give appropriate solutions to a given scenario. In this lesson, students are required to use problem solving strategies after  understanding and analysing the question or scenario given. They will then work cooperatively to provide solutions and choose the best solution. The students will be taught scaffolding strategies and thinking routines to guide them on the evaluation process and reasoning.

Year 3 Physics

General Wave Properties

Collaborative learning will be employed to introduce students to Electromagnetic Spectrum. The class will be divided into 7 groups, with each group being tasked to research on one type of EM waves. Students are given a worksheet to organise their findings. Dependent on the given time, selected teams will present their findings to the class. The teacher will identify and address any alternative conceptions presented by the students.

Year 4 Biology

Gene Expression

This lesson serves to consolidate students' learning of gene expression by means of an engaging game. Students will be divided into groups based on their readiness and each group will pick up a DNA/mRNA sequence. Using that sequence, the students will work out the complementary tRNA anti-codon sequence, with each anti-codon having a word attached to it. The tRNA anti-codons are scattered around the classroom and students will have to search around for them. If students complete the activity successfully, they will be able to form a proper sentence.

Year 4 Character & Leadership Education (CLE)

Experiential Learning Approach 

for CLE lessons

As a Form Teacher, one challenge I commonly face when planning for and facilitating CLE lessons is the lack of student interest and engagement due to the nature of the topics. To address this issue, I'll adopt the Experiential Learning approach whereby students will be guided to deduce the learning outcomes but, with lesser direct teacher-instruction. In today's lesson, I will be doing a milestone check with the class to see if they are on track with finishing the year well and we will wrap up the lesson with a hands-on activity focused on Self Awareness and Self Management.

Year 3 Character & Leadership Education (CLE)

Stress Management

The focus of this lesson is for students to set realistic expectations of themselves and to manage perfectionism by appreciating the progressive improvements that they aim to make. The overall facilitation strategy is to encourage students' voice - for students to share what they know and think about the topic. In one activity, a rubber band is used as a metaphor to compare with stress to prompt students to suggest the different effects stress can have on them. In the second activity, students are divided into groups to play a game of skill, after which they can make observations. In the last activity, students use the think-pair-share strategy to share coping strategies for stress management.

SESSION 6

12.20pm – 13.20pm

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Year 2 Math

Properties of a Circle

Using an exploratory approach, students will engage in hands-on activities to investigate important angle properties in a circle.
The instructional process includes:
(1)  taking measurement as a data collection process
(2)  using technological tool to deduce a relationship
(3)  collaborating to observe a pattern/trend