Primary 3 English

Primary 3 English

200 SGD / month

Mind Stretcher's Primary 3 English programme equips students with effective oral techniques and vast vocabulary to express themselves well by speaking with confidence and writing with flair.

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Programme outline

Coverage

1

Continued emphasis on solidifying knowledge on grammar rules and expanding students' vocabulary library with Mind-Stretching Vocabulary lists.

2

Mind Stretcher's Oral frameworks – R.E.A.P and P.E.E.R.S – help students develop good aloud reading skills and clearly structure their responses in a conversation.

3

Writing techniques and use of creative phrases are emphasised to encourage students to create relevant and interesting storylines.

4

More information-based text types are introduced in the English passages to help students appreciate factual texts and discuss real-world issues.

5

Up-to-date and relevant themes are woven into our English curriculum to build general knowledge on current affairs and a wide variety of topics.

Components

Paper 1
  • Situational Writing
  • Continuous Writing
Paper 2
  • Booklet A

- Grammar MCQ

- Vocabulary MCQ

- Vocabulary Cloze

-  Visual Text Comprehension MCQ

  • Booklet B

- Grammar Cloze

- Editing for Spelling and Grammar

- Comprehension Cloze

- Sentence Manipulation

- Comprehension Open-Ended

Listening Comprehension
  • MCQ exercise
  • Assessed on ability to understand spoken English
Oral Examination
  • Reading Aloud
  • Stimulus-Based Conversation

Lesson plans

Weekly Materials
  • Boost General Knowledge

    Our curriculum content weaves in up-to-date current affairs and a wide variety of topics to broaden students' general knowledge.

  • Expand Vocabulary Library

    Our Mind-Stretching Vocabulary Lists expand students' vocabulary library, enabling them to tackle multiple sections of the paper more effortlessly.

  • Develop Essential Writing Techniques

    Learn to effectively analyse questions, brainstorm storylines, use impressive opening hooks and vocabulary phrases to ace writing tasks!

  • Build Confidence and Speaking Abilities

    Mind Stretcher's Oral methods - R.E.A.P and P.E.E.R.S - enable students to read well, structure their thoughts clearly and communicate confidently.

Homework Booster
  • Homework Booster

    Supplementary worksheets with teacher-guided solutions are provided weekly on Mind Stretcher's E-Study Buddy platform for additional self-practice.

Progress Tracking
  • Assessment Checkpoints

    Mind Stretcher's Checkpoints are run quarterly to simulate exam conditions, practice time management, and do papers similar to school assessments.

  • Student Progress Reports

    Mind Stretcher's Progress Reports analyse strengths, weaknesses and benchmark students within our cohort, which is larger than a few schools combined!

Exam Preparation
  • Error Analysis

    Analyse common student mistakes and concept misunderstandings, and learn how to avoid them.

  • Trending Questions

    Stay abreast of questions set in examinations; we monitor and analyse trending question types and incorporate them into our revision materials.

  • Revision Notes

    Comprehensive revision materials that summarises and reinforces important content for exam preparation.

A/HA distinction
  • Additional challenging practices/questions

    More challenging questions and practices across various worksheet components – Grammar, Vocabulary, Cloze, Comprehension and Sentence Manipulation.

  • In-depth discussion

    Challenge students to voice their opinion and thoughts about a topic.

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Course roadmap

Journey through our Primary English course

P3 & P4 English

At the Middle Primary level, students will sharpen their foundational skills acquired from Lower Primary. Students will expand their library of vocabulary with our Mind Stretching Vocabulary list, and build upon their proficiency in grammar to effectively manipulate and transform sentences. They will be introduced to a broad range of narrative and information-based text types, to train their ability to analyse implied meaning, and respond critically.

Students will continue to hone their skills in communicating effectively, both in the spoken and written form. With the help of proprietary frameworks such as R.E.A.P and P.E.E.R.S, they will acquire good practices in reading fluently, and communicating their ideas in a structured and coherent manner. They will also be trained to effectively brainstorm, structure, and enliven their essays with writing techniques reinforced through our regular writing tasks.

P5 & P6 English

Our Primary 5 and 6 Programme will gear students up for the PSLE, and equip them with exam-smart techniques and skills to ace the examinations. Students will master core grammar rules, and continue to strengthen their knowledge of vocabulary, which will enable them to tackle multiple sections of the English paper more effectively.  

Students will become well-acquainted with trending PSLE composition themes and common mistakes made by students in the examinations. They will reinforce their techniques in analysing composition questions, and brainstorming storylines, and acquire more tools to ace their writing tasks, through the use of impressive opening hooks and good vocabulary phrases demonstrated through model essays. Through continuous practice with our R.E.A.P and P.E.E.R.S framework, students will also master the skill of communicating effectively, and differentiate themselves from their peers in the oral examinations.

Our testimonials

What our students & parents say about us

Mrs Shum is a very dedicated teacher. She has given me detailed feedback to improve my writing and her lessons are very engaging. I really appreciate the personalised feedback which helps me identify areas I should work on more. She goes the extra mile to share interesting facts every lesson which has helped expand my general knowledge in so many ways. With Mrs Shum's tips and MS Worksheets explaining how to master various components, I'm able to answer questions with greater confidence. Lastly, Mrs Shum cares deeply about our emotional well-being, and she always reminds us that trying our best is more important than the results.

Isabelle
I would like to thank the Chinese Language teacher very much for her effort, concern and encouragement for my child! He is very happy to be in her class and has enjoyed the Chinese Language lessons very much. He has tried his very best in the PSLE examination last year 2022 and his Chinese has improved. The constant encouragement from his Chinese Language teacher makes a difference and goes a long way!  Thank you Mr Kuek and all the teachers very much who has taught him and shared during the online bootcamp and the webinars! We really appreciate the effort, time, love and understanding put into preparation of the examination booklets and materials and staying behind after the online lessons to answer the students' questions! Wishing all the teachers and staff a very Happy blessed year 2023 ahead! 

Parents of U Hian
Dear Mrs Shum, thank you so much for all the guidance and support you’ve given me since i joined ms. Since i joined at a pretty late stage, i didn’t expect myself to acquire so much valuable knowledge that allowed me to learn English from a whole new perspective, as well as to perceive life in many different aspects. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing with us your personal experiences that engaged us during class, and making English such a fun subject for us explore the wonders of it! Thank you for taking the extra mile to further support me in English Literature as well, it really has been very useful!! It has truly been an eye-opening experience learning from you and I will remember these lessons as part of the unforgettable memories of learning in this subject❤️🥰

Rosanne
Mrs Shum is a caring teacher who is concerned about her students and their well-being. She has helped me improve in my English and has always been very caring towards me. She stresses on our mental health and has encouraged us a lot. Her teaching is amazing and i love how she shares interesting facts related to the topic we were studying and she exposed us to the basics of general paper too. To add, Mrs Shum gives specific feedback on our work which allowed us to know what we can improve on. The MS comprehension worksheets were also of great help as they allow me to know how to answer certain questions in a straightforward manner. Mrs Shum marks quite strictly which also further prepared me well for the O-levels where the marking is usually more lenient. As a result, I learnt how to do better and could gauge where i stand. Mrs Shum also made me realise that i was better in personal recount essays which allowed me to do well in the O-levels. Overall, MS worksheets were of great help and useful with specific tips and strategies. Thank you so much.

Sevvel Selvam
Hi Ms Mavis, I would like to thank you for the teaching. Your lessons are engaging and I can always focus on it. I still remember vividly your patience when answering all my questions. Even though I have a lot of questions, you still answer them using your best effort which I appreciate very much. You are a great teacher 👍 Thank you very much and wish you a great year ahead !

Tao Weiqi
Dear Mr Alvin, Just want to text you to say "Thank you for all you have done for all the kids! Elvyn scored AL6 for his 2022 PSLE!“ A special mention to Teacher Meili, Teacher Audrey, Teacher Ryan and 丁老师。Not only were they never annoyed by his endless questions and constant requests for ways to improve himself, they guided him and encouraged him to do more and better. We are so blessed to have met all of you! I had introduced friends to send their kids to MS and will surely help to promote MS in the future too!

Mother of Elvyn Ee
Teacher Wai Chu stays closely in touch with parents and giving her advice. My son loves her lessons because she encouraged students in the class with joyful activities

Parent of Dang Minh Quan
Teacher Mei Li takes the initiative to weekly update my child’s progress and also to keep us update on the homework assigned. I’m very happy my child is able to cope with her English. Thank you very much Teacher Meili 👍🏻👏🏻😊

Parent of Megan Wong Yan Yun
Teacher Wai Chu is very dedicated and systematic in her work . She conscientiously follow-up on the markings and corrections required, enforcing discipline in my son’s writings for neatness and clarity. This really showed her professionalism, dedication, positive attitude and hard work.

Parent of Koh Zi Rui
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