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Prepare for Primary One

Primary One Registration

Resources to help you select your child's Primary School

Parents/Caregivers as Personal Tutors

Bloom’s 2 sigma problem shows that one-to-one tutoring and formative assessment helps an average student (in a class) become an A student. In one-to-one tutoring, there is feedback and correction from the tutor to the student. The tutor can elaborate if the explanation is not understood. There is reinforcement and encouragement and active student participation. The problem is that personal tutors are expensive and do not scale well.

Parents/Caregivers are their child's first one-to-one tutors in language, counting and songs. Quality FREE online resources that align with MOE Primary One Syllabus allows every parent to continue as a personal tutor to help their child succeed in Primary One. Mastering the subjects at Primary One builds a strong foundation for the child's later years.

Parents should not confuse no exams at P1 with no assessments. There are several types of assessments. Formative assessments check and ensure a child masters the learning objective and process. Some examples of school formative assessment are homework/assignment and written test. Parent tutors use formative assessment to adjust their instruction until the child masters it. On the other hand, exams are summative assessments that report your child's grade and rank with cohort and has been removed in P1 and P2.

Chinese 听写 / English Spelling

Help your child Score in 听写

Guided Practice with Feedback
Uses MOE P1-6 Chinese Syllabus

Learn Spelling

Mathematics

Maths Manipulatives

Visualise abstract mathematical concepts
Count, Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide to 100

Learn Maths

National Education

In Primary 1, students learn to sing the National Anthem in their Music lessons and during morning assembly. Music teachers would revisit the National Anthem with their students in subsequent years, to go through commonly mispronounced words and help students understand the meaning of the lyrics. This will ensure that students understand the significance of singing the National Anthem daily. Reply from the Minister for Education

"... many Singaporeans admit that they do not understand the words they are singing, which are in Malay, our national language... Let's make sure we all know what our national anthem means, help every child understand it, and sing it with our hearts year after year!" Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam

" ... website to teach others the meaning of our national anthem by translating the Malay words to English. Readers can reinforce their learning via quizzes" PM Lee at 2019 National Day Rally

Our website mentioned by PM Lee demonstrates why parents need resources to be tutors. If you taught your child to sing and understand the Happy Birthday song, you can do the same for Majulah Singapura.

Learn Majulah Singapura

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Help your child Score in 听写

Guided Practice with Feedback
Uses MOE P1-6 Chinese Syllabus

Father writes catchy Chinese songs to help his 3 and 5 year old children learn Chinese in a fun way. His songs are on YouTube so other parents can benefit. Read more in this 联合早报 article 自创儿歌让子女爱上华文

Help your child Score in 听写

Guided Practice with Feedback
Uses MOE P1-6 Chinese Syllabus

Father writes catchy Chinese songs to help his 3 and 5 year old children learn Chinese in a fun way. His songs are on YouTube so other parents can benefit. Read more in this 联合早报 article 自创儿歌让子女爱上华文