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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROSPECTUS

Our Elementary School programme offers students a comprehensive and well rounded experience in and out of the classroom.

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Our High School programme offers students a comprehensive and well rounded experience in and out of the classroom.

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Mathematics is viewed as a way of thinking and a language for exploration and understanding. Our curriculum provides the platform to inquire into this language and to think in a way that is balanced and logical.

The broad aims of mathematics education in Singapore are to enable students to:

  • acquire and apply mathematical concepts and skills;
  • develop cognitive and metacognitive skills through a mathematical approach to problem-solving; 
  • develop positive attitudes towards mathematics.

In Elementary, we have adopted the MOE Singapore Mathematics curriculum standards as we believe it is a rigorous approach to teaching Elementary Mathematics. It places great emphasis on the development of problem-solving skills using the model approach, leading to an understanding of algebraic reasoning.

Mathematical thinking which is embedded in the Singapore Maths approach involves questioning, constructing a rational and logical system of investigation and problem-solving. These skills are vital to our future-orientation students who are living in an age of innovation, invention and scientific discovery.

The unique feature of the Maths curriculum is the spiral design, where a concept such as Fractions, begins on a very tight and small circle of the spiral, (i.e. parts of a whole). At the next level, the spiral opens up to revisit a prior concept taught (i.e. equal parts of a whole) and to introduce other related but more difficult concepts, for example as equivalent fractions, then progressing to the four operations of fractions. This continues to Grade 6 until all the related ideas are developed. Children are provided with opportunities to revisit concepts introduced in an earlier grade level and to build and extend upon them.

The Maths curriculum also includes Big Ideas that are central to Mathematics. They appear in different topics and strands, with a continuation of ideas across all grade levels. Big Ideas bring coherence and connect across different topics, strands and levels. One such Big Idea is ‘equivalence’ which appears in Grade 1 and continues through to Grade 6. For example, equivalence can be seen in the same value for two different numerical expressions, same part-whole relationship between two fractions, same measurement for two quantities in different units, and the same data represented in two different graphs.

Through the modelling approach of Singapore Maths, our students develop the following skills:

  • Visualisation
  • Looking for Patterns
  • Number Sense
  • Metacognition
  • Communication

The overarching goal of the Maths curriculum is to ensure that all students will achieve a level of mastery of mathematics that will serve them well in life, and for those who have the interest and ability, to pursue mathematics at the highest possible level.