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Science

Vision

Ignite curiosity, nurture scientific inquirers.

Area of Focus

  • To provide students with experiences which build on their interest in and stimulate their curiosity about their environment
  • To develop pupils’ process skills, habits of minds and attitudes necessary for scientific inquiry.
  • To create a stimulating environment for the learning of science through inquiry

Programme

Programmes

Our Science programmes are aligned to the MOE Science Curriculum Framework and to our school mission

The following three integral domains are essential to the practice of science.
  1. Knowledge, Understanding and Application,
  2. Skills and Processes and
  3. Ethics and Attitudes
In essence, the framework aims to enable students to relate science to the roles played in daily life, society and the environment. The science curriculum seeks to nurture the student as an inquirer (ie being curious about and wanting to explore the things around them), and the teacher as the facilitator or role-model of the inquiry process in the classrooms.

Desired Student Outcomes
At the end of six years, our students should be able to:

  • Use scientific language to express their ideas confidently and persuasively
  • Gather and make sense of data, and to use and apply them appropriately
  • Demonstrate open-mindedness towards a diversity of ideas; and to apply scientific principles to narrow down their conclusions
  • Collaborate with others towards a common goal in the study and application of science
  • Relate their science knowledge and understanding to real-world phenomena


The department has various Instructional Programmes for pupils to develop and acquire skills for the 21st Century and learn Science through inquiry.


Little Einsteins’ @ P1 and P2
The Little Einsteins’ Programme at Primary 1 and 2 aims to build on students’ preschool knowledge, experiences and scientific skills to ready children for the start of the formal programme at Primary 3 and 4. Opportunities to develop skills, habits of minds and attitudes necessary for scientific inquiry start as early as Primary 1. Scientific inquiry supports the development of process skills. Students in Primary 1 and 2 have the opportunity to develop process skills such as observing, comparing and classifying.

P3 to P6
Learning of Science as Inquiry through meaningful use of resources, physical facilities and ICT.

Students are encouraged to:

  • ask questions about information and issues that relate to their daily lives, society and the environment
  • be actively engaged in collection and use of evidence
  • formulate and communicate explanations based on scientific knowledge

Mobile Learning
Mobile Learning @ TVPS promotes personal learning and provides learning experiences beyond the classroom in order to stimulate students’ curiosity about nature and the environment. Lessons are conducted in the school’s eco-garden, where the use of iPads is integrated with the eco-garden’s interactive trails to scan the QR codes at the various learning stations. 
 

The Chirpy Chicks corner teaches students about life cycles (from a chick to an adult, then laying an egg).


 

Achievement(s)

Twelve of our P6 students participated in this annual science research programme at Anglo-Chinese Junior College over 3 weeks. Three of them were awarded the Silver medal and one was awarded the Bronze medal.

3 Silver and 1 Bronze medalists
Students’ poster presentations at Little Professors 2013

Programmes

Head Of Department
Mrs Lata Krishnan
Mdm SuhaizanTalib (LH/ Sc)

Primary 2
Mrs Pamela Chan
Mr Kong Chee Meng
Mdm Hafizah

Primary 3
Mr Mohd Insani
Mr Dickson Tan
Mdm Hii Kiong Hui

Primary 4
Mrs Polly Chin
Miss Toh Xiao Ting

Primary 5
Mrs Maggie Tan
Mrs Marie Tan (NPL)
Mr Li Ruijie, Darren

Primary 6
Mrs Karen Anne Silva
Mr Lim Boon Hai
Mr Alan Lim