Nurture self-directed and creative thinkers with a sense of inquiry and passion for the learning of science
The Science curriculum at Shuqun Primary School seeks to nurture Shuqunites to be scientifically literate so that they are able to appreciate the role of Science in daily life and the environment around them. We hope to inspire students to enjoy learning science and have the passion to inquire and innovate to solve real-world problems. Through a myriad of meaningful learning experiences facilitated by our teachers, we hope to ignite and fuel their curiosity for the learning of Science.
As a Green school, we work towards nurturing all Shuqunites to become responsible citizens who show care for the environment around them.
Hands-On Minds-On Learning Experiences
Various ICT tools and online learning platforms are used to enhance Science teaching and learning and increase students’ engagement as well as having ownership of learning. ICT lesson packages are curated and made accessible to students via SLS.
Outdoor Learning Spaces
The department seeks to enhance students learning of science using the natural and physical environment in the school as the 3rd teacher. Our Green Spaces complement the teaching and learning of the science curriculum; it provides the avenue for students to engage in hands-on learning to nurture their care for the environment. Through our Greens@Shuqun programme, students learn to grow, observe plants growth until the crops are ready to be harvested and consumed.
Use of Sparkle Kits
Resources such as Sparkle kits are used to encourage students to explore and test out ideas. Students develop their ways of thinking and doing Science as they engaged in active learning and discussion.
E2K Science Programme is conducted for Primary 4 and 5 who demonstrate high aptitude and interest in Science. The E2K lessons are designed to engage students in scientific investigations to enhance their scientific thinking dispositions and 21st century competencies such as critical and inventive thinking and effective communication skills. The contents covered in this programme extend beyond the basic syllabus and students are engaged in scientific inquiry as they conduct research and experiments involving more advanced science concepts.
Lessons at Science Centre
Learning of Science extends beyond the classrooms. Students from Primary 3 to 5 attend lessons at the Science Centre targeted at selected topics within the syllabus.
Interest Group Learning Journeys
Learning journeys are conducted for students of different levels (Primary 3, 4 and 5) who display a keen interest in the environment and are passionate about learning more about the biodiversity in Singapore. We conduct learning journeys to Gardens by the Bay, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Youth for Environment Day (YED)
YED is an annual event to engage students in green efforts and commitment towards the environment. Assembly programmes and class discussions are conducted to increase students’ awareness of the environmental issues such as climate change and food wastage. Eco-Challenge, Clean Plate Campaign and Garage Exchange are some activities which provide opportunities for students to show how they can play an active role in saving our Earth.