Primary 5 Tuition English Maths Science

Tuition at eduKate Tuition centre for Primary 5 Singapore. Our tuition classes for Primary 5 are held at

  • Tuition in Punggol, Privé 33 Punggol Field, Singapore 821211
  • Tuition in Tampines, Pinevale 6 Tampines St73, Singapore 528825

Our Primary 5 classes follow closely with Singapore 2015 SEAB MOE PSLE Syllabus. Primary Students who attend our English Language courses are taught using the latest directives from the revised 2015 MOE SEAB PSLE Syllabus English Language plus our own in-house programme.

PSLE Student doing MOE SEAB Syllabus PSLE Mathematics Singapore in Tampines Tuition Centre Class for St Hilda Primary
PSLE Student doing MOE SEAB Syllabus PSLE Mathematics Singapore in Tampines Tuition Centre Class for St Hilda Primary

Our tutors are a group of university graduate tutors with expert knowledge in the current MOE syllabus. We teach to understand everything according to the syllabus and then move onto solving challenging sums that students will encounter in their exams.

Our classes are conducted in a fully air-conditioned environment with the average tutor/student ratio of 1:5.

For information on our Primary 5 courses and schedules, kindly contact Ms Teo Yuet Ling +65 8222 6327

Tuition classes offered at our eduKate Punggol/Sengkang Tuition Centre and eduKate Tampines Tuition Centre in Singapore: PSLE GCE IGCSE
Tuition classes offered at our eduKate Punggol/Sengkang Tuition Centre and eduKate Tampines Tuition Centre in Singapore: PSLE GCE IGCSE

eduKate Primary School Enrichment Empowerment Team Building Holiday Activity Programme

Team Building Dynamic Primary Students

edukate student goes up Climb Central for Holiday enrichment programme primary school PSLE SEAB
edukate student goes up Climb Central for Holiday enrichment programme primary school PSLE SEAB

At eduKate Tuition Centre, we believe that our students needs to combine both class work and dynamic character building to create confident, resilient and sociable personalities.

What to do during the holidays?

So we come up with holiday programmes when our students have extra time and our parents would like some extra enrichment and experiences that makes all the difference. Working closely with parents, and a collaboration with Climb Central, this is our programme for December 2014. We definitely are the Top, Most Progressive, Empowering and Nurturing Tuition Centre and we make sure our students get the best education.

For an experience of our dynamic classes and how we can empower your child,

  • Ms Teo Yuet Ling +65 8222 6327
  • admin@edukatesg.com

Climb Central-Indoor Rock Climbing Gym at our new Singapore Stadium. Kallang Wave Mall

eduKate Tuition Centre Primary Students gets to enjoy our extra curricular holiday programmes. Our holistic approach extends to marrying PSLE syllabus curriculum to real life activities and team building social skills.
eduKate Tuition Centre Primary Students gets to enjoy our extra curricular holiday programmes. Our holistic approach extends to marrying PSLE syllabus curriculum to real life activities and team building social skills.
P6 eduKate Students at Tampines Tuition Centre goes to Climb Central for eduKate Holistic Programme
P6 eduKate Students at Tampines Tuition Centre goes to Climb Central for eduKate Holistic Programme
eduKate PSLE Studetns getting Instruction on safety and equipment during social team building 2014 Holistic programme. Importance of staying safe and being responsible is learnt here.
eduKate PSLE Studetns getting Instruction on safety and equipment during social team building 2014 Holistic programme. Importance of staying safe and being responsible is learnt here.
last check before we head out- eduKate Students gets final safety check by Climb Central Staff. Learning a new skill, equipment and peripheral in a short amount of time is the lesson here.
last check before we head out- eduKate Students gets final safety check by Climb Central Staff. Learning a new skill, new equipment and peripheral in a short amount of time is the lesson here. Focus and concentration skills of students are put to the test here. Getting this right equates to safety and survivability.
equipment briefing and being taught about their equipment. eduKate PSLE tuition class goes for their enrichment class at climb central. They learn to be confident and never to give up till they reach the top. plus their own bodies and physical properties. Science combines with mental strength in a real world situation.
equipment briefing and being taught about their equipment. eduKate PSLE tuition class goes for their enrichment class at climb central. They learn to be confident and never to give up till they reach the top. Plus know their own bodies and physical characteristics. Science combines with mental strength in a real world situation.
Happy faces and definitely all rearing to climb some wall. All equipped and patience
Happy faces and definitely all rearing to climb some wall. All equipped and patient even though their hearts are jumping out just right now.
the girls too...
the girls too…
that's a rather long way up, but its the journey of learning that makes it all worth while-perseverance and mental strength being tested
that’s a rather long way up, but its the journey of learning that makes it all worth while-perseverance and mental strength being tested
being competitive and coming back strong is an important character trait. Primary students at Climb Central finds it tough to reach the top, but fights through the mental barrier and goes to the top
being competitive and coming back strong is an important character trait. Primary students at Climb Central finds it tough to reach the top, but fights through the mental barrier and goes to the top
I will never give up... Science, Mathematics, Strategies and Critical Thinking. Put all these items together and students starts to understand what they learn in eduKate, is actually useful when they are being challenged at Climb Central
I will never give up… Science, Mathematics, Strategies Mental Strength and Critical Thinking. Put all these items together and students starts to understand what they learn in eduKate, is actually useful when they are being challenged at Climb Central
I fell off a wall... and it was awesome! eduKate Student learns to fall and dust off the disappointment, persevere through the pain and get to the top
I fell off a wall… and it was awesome! eduKate Student learns to fall and dust off the disappointment, persevere through the pain and get to the top
I reached the top! eduKate Primary 6 students. We are proud of them when they achieve monumental feats. Positive reinforcement helps to empower our students.
I reached the top! eduKate Primary 6 students. We are proud of them when they achieve monumental feats. Positive reinforcement helps to empower our students. And fighting the mental barrier of height phobia.
learning to trust,  tutor Yuet Ling takes care of me... all the time. edukate PSLE student starts to get awesome.
learning to trust, tutor Yuet Ling takes care of me… all the time. edukate PSLE student starts to get awesome.
the first step is the hardest, but its all worth it. student's learn how to trust each other, taking care of each other and being responsible in a critical safety situation. eduKate builds students characters, and we definitely aren't your run-of-the-mill tuition centres.
the first step is the hardest, but its all worth it. student’s learn how to trust each other, taking care of each other and being responsible in a critical safety situation. eduKate builds students characters, and we definitely aren’t your run-of-the-mill tuition centres.
did you get a nice photo of me?? can you send it to my mom?? social skills, close ties with our parents and taking great care of our student's development. eduKate wants to make the best and smartest Singaporeans, one student at a time.
did you get a nice photo of me?? can you send it to my mom?? social skills, close ties with our parents and taking great care of our student’s development. eduKate wants to make the best and smartest Singaporeans, one student at a time.
eduKate Students gets more training and honing their skills. Techniques, repeating a new skill until it becomes muscle memory and perfecting  skill are being taught here.
eduKate Students gets more training and honing their skills at climb central. Techniques, repeating a new skill until it becomes muscle memory and perfecting skill are being taught here.
the best thing about today... is to know there's a good friend for me that will stop me from falling. eduKate Students develops deeper ties and acquire important social skills. Team building skills and gaining a deep trust of each other to keep safe is essential for children.
the best thing about today… is to know there’s a good friend for me that will stop me from falling. eduKate Students develops deeper ties and acquire important social skills. Team building skills and gaining a deep trust of each other to keep safe is essential for children.

Tuition for Poi Ching School at Pinevale Executive Condo

Poi Ching School Students at eduKate Singapore Tuition Centre

Primary PSLE Results SEAB Syllabus MOE English, Math, Science Tuition specific to Poi Ching School Primary Syllabus. We take pride as fine educators, wise mentors, supporting motivators and creative innovators with your child’s development turning them into top students, focussed and worldly-wise.

  • Tuition in Tampines, Pinevale 6 Tampines St73, Singapore 528825
  • SEAB PSLE 2015 All Subjects Schedule is found here: SEAB 2015 PSLE Exam Timetable

Classes PSLE Syllabus

  • Primary 1 English, Mathematics Tutorial, Preparatory
  • Primary 2 English, Mathematics Tutorial, Preparatory
  • Primary 3 English, Mathematics Tutorial, Preparatory
  • Primary 4 English, Mathematics, Science Tutorial, Preparatory
  • Primary 5 English, Mathematics, Science Tutorial, Preparatory
  • Primary 6 English, Mathematics, Science Tutorial, Preparatory, Intensive PSLE

Referrals and recommendations from our loyal clients abound with majority  of eduKate Tampines students coming from Poi Ching School.

P6 eduKate Students at Tampines Tuition Centre
P6 eduKate Poi Ching Students at Tampines Tuition Centre

Close to Poi Ching School at Pinevale Condominium

We also locate our tuition centre close to Poi Ching School so that your child has easy access to our top tutors from alma mater colleges RJC, ACJC, SMU, NTU. We are 50m away and takes 5 mins to walk over from Poi Ching.

Top Tutors, highly qualified, trained and current to PSLE Syllabus

We are a group of university graduate tutors with expert knowledge in the current MOE syllabus. We teach to understand everything according to the syllabus and then move onto solving challenging sums that students will encounter in their exams.

Our classes are conducted in a fully air-conditioned environment with the average tutor/student ratio of 1:5.

Our Current tutors

  • Ms Teo Yuet Ling: tutor from TPJC, UOL.
  • Ms Jeanine Cheok: tutor from RJC, SMU.
  • Ms Renee Kwek: tutor from TP, UOL.
  • Ms Yeo Hui Qing: tutor from TPJC, UOL.
  • Ms Kajol Singh: tutor from SAJC, NTU.

Our Custom Scheduling fits Poi Ching students perfectly

Our schedule in eduKate Tampines Tuition Centre caters specifically to Poi Ching’s school timetables and CCA’s. All new students will not have problems getting a suitable time slot in our class. One less headache for students and parents to attend our lessons.

Holistic Tuition Centre develops the total student

Give us a call to set up a tour around our centre and know more about  our unique tuition programmes.  Our quality programmes are developed to encapsulate a holistic development of your child’s psyche and let students gain confidence, enthusiastic in learning new things, become gracious and sociable.

eduKate Student from Poi Ching School gets good grades with the proper help from eduKate SG top tutors and developing a good attitude towards his studies.
eduKate Student from Poi Ching School gets good grades with the proper help from eduKate SG top tutors and developing a good attitude towards his studies.
eduKate Tuition Singapore with Minister of Education, Mr Heng Swee Kiat, MOE SEAB PSLE
eduKate Tuition Singapore with Minister of Education, Mr Heng Swee Kiat, MOE SEAB PSLE
SEAB PSLE Students doing MOE Maths Primary 6 tuition in Tampines eduKate Singapore Tutorial Class
SEAB PSLE Students doing MOE Maths Primary 6 tuition in Tampines eduKate Singapore Tutorial Class

Our eduKate Tuition Centre “Team Building and Empowerment” programme for PSLE Primary students:

Call us to join the most progressive tuition centre in Tampines:

  • Yuet Ling: +65 8222 6327
  • email: admin@edukatesg.com
Poi Ching Tuition at Tampines Maths Science English Primary PSLE Syllabus
Poi Ching Tuition at Tampines Maths Science English Primary PSLE Syllabus

eduKate MOE SEAB PSLE English Language Materials- Top 100 Vocabulary List of Character Traits

English Tuition Singapore

Compiled by eduKate SG Tuition Centre Tampines and Punggol for Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 students, used on Character Traits in eduKate SG Creative Writing Programme for kids Vocabulary worksheets. Best used to describe intensive characters effectively for PSLE SEAB English composition and vocabulary in the new Syllabus 2015 format.

The following Top100 list has expanded to 255 words and keeps growing.

  1. Active
  2. Adaptable
  3. Adventurous
  4. Affable
  5. Affectionate
  6. Aggreeable
  7. Aggressive
  8. Ambitious
  9. Amicable
  10. Amusing
  11. Annoying
  12. Arrogant
  13. Articulate
  14. Athletic
  15. Awkward
  16. Boastful
  17. Bold
  18. Bossy
  19. Brave
  20. Brash
  21. Bright
  22. Bored
  23. Broad-minded
  24. Calm
  25. Careful
  26. Careless
  27. Caring
  28. Cautious
  29. Charming
  30. Chatty
  31. Cheerful
  32. Clean
  33. Clumsy
  34. Colorful
  35. Communicative
  36. Compassionate
  37. Complex
  38. Complete
  39. Conceited
  40. Confident
  41. Considerate
  42. Conscientious
  43. Cooperative
  44. Courageous
  45. Courteous
  46. Cowardly
  47. Creative
  48. Curious
  49. Dainty
  50. Daring
  51. Dark
  52. Decisive
  53. Defiant
  54. Delusional
  55. Demanding
  56. Determined
  57. Devastated
  58. Devout
  59. Disgruntled
  60. Discerning
  61. Diligent
  62. Diplomatic
  63. Discreet
  64. Dynamic
  65. Eager
  66. Easy-going
  67. Efficient
  68. Embarrassed
  69. Empathic
  70. Emotional
  71. Enjoyable
  72. Enthusiastic
  73. Energetic
  74. Excited
  75. Exuberant
  76. Fair
  77. Faithful
  78. Fanatical
  79. Fancy
  80. Fashionable
  81. Fearless
  82. Fighter
  83. Forceful
  84. Forgiving
  85. Frank
  86. Free spirited
  87. Friendly
  88. Frustrated
  89. Fun-loving
  90. Funny
  91. Generous
  92. Gentle
  93. Giving
  94. Gorgeous
  95. Good
  96. Gracious
  97. Gregarious
  98. Grumpy
  99. Grouchy
  100. Handsome
  101. Happy
  102. Hard-working
  103. Helpful
  104. Honest
  105. Hopeful
  106. Humble
  107. Humorous
  108. Idealist
  109. Imaginative
  110. Impartial
  111. Impulsive
  112. Independent
  113. Intelligent
  114. Intellectual
  115. Intuitive
  116. Inventive
  117. Jealous
  118. Joyful
  119. Judgmental
  120. Keen
  121. Kind
  122. Knowledgeable
  123. Lazy
  124. Leader
  125. Light-hearted
  126. Likeable
  127. Lively
  128. Lovable
  129. Loving
  130. Loyal
  131. Loud
  132. Lucky
  133. Manipulative
  134. Materialistic
  135. Mature
  136. Mean
  137. Melancholy
  138. Messy
  139. Mischievous
  140. Modest
  141. Moody
  142. Naïve
  143. Nasty
  144. Neat
  145. Nervous
  146. Nice
  147. Noisy
  148. Noble
  149. Obnoxious
  150. Opinionated
  151. Organized
  152. Outgoing
  153. Optimistic
  154. Passive
  155. Passionate
  156. Patient
  157. Patriotic
  158. Pessimistic
  159. Perfectionist
  160. Personable
  161. Persistent
  162. Pitiful
  163. Pioneering
  164. Philosophical
  165. Plain
  166. Placid
  167. Pleasant
  168. Pleasing
  169. Plucky
  170. Poor
  171. Polite
  172. Popular
  173. Powerful
  174. Practical
  175. Pretty
  176. Prim
  177. Pro-active
  178. Proper
  179. Proud
  180. Questionable
  181. Quick-witted
  182. Quicksilver
  183. Quiet
  184. Radical
  185. Rational
  186. Realistic
  187. Rebellious
  188. Reflective
  189. Relaxed
  190. Reliable
  191. Religious
  192. Reserved
  193. Respectful
  194. Responsible
  195. Resourceful
  196. Reverent
  197. Rich
  198. Rigid
  199. Romantic
  200. Rude
  201. Sad
  202. Sarcastic
  203. Self-confident
  204. Self-conscious
  205. Self-disciplined
  206. Selfish
  207. Sensible
  208. Sensitive
  209. Serious
  210. Sharp
  211. Short
  212. Shy
  213. Silly
  214. Simple
  215. Simple-minded
  216. Sincere
  217. Smart
  218. Sociable
  219. Stable
  220. Straightforward
  221. Strong
  222. Stubborn
  223. Studious
  224. Stupid
  225. Successful
  226. Sympathetic
  227. Swift
  228. Tall
  229. Tantalizing
  230. Tender
  231. Tense
  232. Thoughtful
  233. Thrilling
  234. Tidy
  235. Timid
  236. Tireless
  237. Tolerant
  238. Tough
  239. Tricky
  240. Trickster
  241. Trusting
  242. Ugly
  243. Unassuming
  244. Understanding
  245. Unhappy
  246. Unique
  247. Unlucky
  248. Vain
  249. Versatile
  250. Warm
  251. Warm hearted
  252. Wild
  253. Willing
  254. Wise
  255. Witty
English Tuition eduKateSG Mee Toh Primary Students at Punggol Prive Condo
English Tuition eduKateSG Mee Toh Primary Students at Punggol Prive Condo

The importance of education and scoring well in PSLE and GCE O’ levels A* and A1, SG50

Tips, Hints, and Focus for the PSLE Examinations.

SEAB MOE Syllabus PSLE and GCE O’ levels Singapore for Primary and Secondary Schools is by far the main contributor to the social mobility of Singaporeans.

PSLE Student doing Mathematics MOE SEAB Syllabus Singapore in Tampines Tuition Centre Class
PSLE Student doing Mathematics MOE SEAB Syllabus Singapore in Tampines Tuition Centre Class

It is the first major exam that starts the path of development for a young individual by training, developing and constructing the psyche of the ultimate student and turning them into a complete Singaporean adult that is capable of competing in this 21st Century workforce.

With SG50, we have now witnessed the effectiveness of education in transforming us into a metropolitan first world country, one that only has human resource that drives this country.

We survived, and then thrived against all odds, whilst in the face of competition against many other resource-rich nations. All this did not come from just plain luck.

We have witnessed too, with the PSLE and streaming of students into secondary schools, how much their PSLE scores alter their outcomes when they grow up.

And I am sure we have to keep our education world class in years to come, even more so with the huge external forces from other markets within the burgeoning Asian region as well as pressures from the international market to keep up-to-date and solve every problem that we will face in the future.

We cannot be naive and think our problems can be solved with a normal, mediocre education, with a low-skilled and highly unmotivated work force. That is not the mark of a first world country. We need to have something special to keep competition at bay.

Dynamism is a highly valued characteristic our children should possess.

I shall loosely quote Gordon Ramsay, “You can’t run a “country” if you can’t even run your own bath.”

And hence, education, training, intelligence, creativity, innovation and persevering hardwork are the hallmarks of a successful country. We need to adopt the mentality that we are larger than what we are, that our world is not restricted to the red dot that makes Singapore a country. But rather, we are in a global community that requires global competitiveness and social skills. And that comes from a world class education.

We need a large canvas of intelligence and expertise, multitudes of captains of industries, pools of talents, and scores of highly skilled individuals to deal with the increasingly convoluted society and economy of the future. And that comes from a world class education.

We, as a nation, bear witness to social mobility, from our previous generations to current generations, and am sure, to our future generations, that doing well in education equates to better salaries, better standards of living and a stable economy. But this didn’t just happen to an individual, and the last 50 years, we have all moved up the social ladder as a collective community. And we have continued to be socially mobile. And that again, comes from a world class education.

As a nation, we have improved leaps and bounds, again, that didn’t just happen by plain luck. We have our PM Lee Kuan Yew to thank for that. But even more so, our society as a whole has taken those steps to rid ourselves of the third world status and decided that this should be the way to go, forwards. And that should always be the way to go, forwards.

All this leads to one conclusion, that of a student that does well in his/her education, will do well in life. That is a rule of thumb of any Singaporean student, and its the easiest and distinct way by far to move up the ladder and achieve success in life.

Let not detractors say that PSLE is getting too hard, for being soft only weakens our pool of talented future human resources. For in Singapore, strength comes from advancing together, and we have to be careful when a minority wants to re-invent the wheel and begs for an easy PSLE.

Let me quote some articles statistics that shows our education is working:

Forbes.com: Why Asian Nations Dominate Global Education Rankings-Not surprisingly, the top four countries overall – South Korea (No. 1), Japan (No. 2), Singapore (No. 3)….put an emphasis on their students developing basic skills….numeracy and literacy.

Straits Times: “Singapore takes third spot in global education rankings

Wikipedia.org: “Singapore’s education system has been described as “world-leading” and in 2010 was among those picked out for commendation by the former British Tory education secretary Michael Gove…As of 2012, both universities are ranked among the Top 50 in the world.”

Insing.com: Education minister pleased with Singapore’s PISA ranking “To do well, a student can’t get by with just memorisation; he must have real knowledge and the wits to apply that knowledge to unpredictable real-life problems. This is exactly what we want our students to learn in school — the real skills to think critically and creatively so they can succeed in the 21st Century,” said Heng Swee Kiat.

We do need changes to adapt to the ever changing world, and so our education shall be tweaked to allow such changes. But changing the whole system, on something that has worked well, is just suicidal and cataclysmic.

The problem with education is that the effects are not seen straight off, and only in 20 years time, and maybe another 5-10 years after that when the student graduates and starts climbing up their career and contributes to society. Only then will we feel the effect that will be shouldered by the next generation with a wrong education model.

We have come far from where we began 50 years ago, and our success has come from truly hard intelligent pragmatic work. The recipe for success did not come from being weak, or having a compromised education/society. We do have to be careful how any changes will alter our state, as if its for the better, no one complains; but for the worse, everyone pays, ultimately.

Generally, and critically, the higher the education of a Singaporean, the higher they climb up the social ladder. And that is fact. And that starts with the PSLE. And that, is one that parents should never waver in their child’s education.

Punggol Small Group Tuition English Mathematics and Science
Punggol Female Tutors attending to Primary students when they find it difficult to understand. Explain when they need it, or if we find they can do it, we will make them think independently

eduKate Tuition Centre Tutorial Classes for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB Ministry of Education, Singapore

duKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
eduKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools

Office Hours:

  • PUNGGOL +65 8222 6327
  • TAMPINES +65 9247 8997
  • OFFICE +65 6638 8814
  • MARINA BAY +65 9181 1929

or email us at

  • admin@edukatesg.com

Our addresses for eduKate Tuition Centre:

  • Punggol 33, Punggol Field, Singapore 821211
  • Tampines 6 Tampines St 73, Singapore 528825
  • Marina Bay, 2 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018987
duKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
eduKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
duKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
eduKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
eduKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
eduKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
eduKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools
eduKate Tuition Centre for PSLE Syllabus MOE SEAB English Science and Maths Tampines, Punggol and Marina Bay Primary and Secondary Schools

MOE 2015 syllabus- developing a 21st Century Singaporean child (Part 2)

This is eduKate Singapore Tuition Centre’s Child Development Technology for our English, Maths and Science tutorial classes for primary and secondary tutorial classes.

In line with the MOE’s 2015 English Syllabus, we have been developing new structures to teach students to develop them into 21st Century individuals that are gregarious, intelligent and exceptional.

Below is a list that we keep in mind when we teach our students, and also for all parents that are looking to teach a child to be a successful Singaporean in the 21st Century.

Interpersonal Skills

To Interact, Being a Leader and Team Player gets the work done.

  • culturally aware of multi cultural Singapore
  • sensitive to society/political correctness
  • integrate with society
  • take responsibility
  • acknowledge one’s mistakes
  • ability to solve problems of all kinds
  • participate in a team as team member
  • conduct meetings
  • commitment to a promise
  • loyalty to family, friends, company and country
  • form a team and engage effectively
  • be a leader, motivate and give instructions
  • give/receive/appreciate criticism
  • manage time, objectives and resources
  •  negotiate and persuade effectively
  • compromise and agree on best options
  • speak clearly, concisely and logically

Idioms for PSLE Syllabus-eduKate Tuition Centre

Top 10 Idioms for PSLE English Syllabus, Singapore-eduKate Teaching Materials.

Idioms can add spice onto the canvas of your composition writing and when appropriately used, gives a dramatic effect and shows the mastery that you have attained.  The idea here, while attempting PSLE, is to have a list of go-to tools that would cover almost every situation that you can come across. This helps pepper your composition, adding flavour and widen the spectrum of colour to your writing.

idiom-ˈɪdɪəm

-a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (dictionary.com) Here’s 10 most useful idioms that you can use to almost every composition that you will see in PSLE.

  1. A penny for your thoughts: asking someone’s thoughts
  2. Best of both worlds: All advantages are in effect.
  3. Can’t judge a book by its cover: Cannot judge something/someone on appearance alone.
  4. Curiosity killed the cat: Being Inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.
  5. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: Do not put all your resources in one possibility.
  6. Every cloud has a silver lining: Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
  7. In the heat of the moment: Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.
  8. Kill two birds with one stone: To accomplish two different things at the same time.
  9. Let the cat out of the bag: To share information that was previously concealed
  10. Piece of cake: A job, task or other activity that is easy or simple.
eduKateSG Primary Students at Punggol
eduKateSG Primary Students at Punggol

EduKate Singapore PSLE English Composition Writing Materials-Types of Characters

Singapore PSLE English Language Syllabus Composition Writing Section-prepared by eduKate Tuition Centre

The following is a summarised class material for PSLE EL Syllabus under topic “types of character” that shall be used by eduKate for teaching PSLE candidates in their attempt of the PSLE EL Composition writing section.

Major Characters

Major characters are characters that appear sufficiently in the story to drive the story forwards. They are also characters that will let readers identify with and bond throughout the story.

Minor Characters

Minor characters are characters that appear in localised smaller parts of the story, and could add to driving the story, or not driving the story at all. Minor characters can be used to add to the richness of the story and provide a distraction or comic relief to the reader.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein
eduKateSG Tuition Centre Primary Students at Prive Punggol Singapore
eduKateSG Tuition Centre Primary Students at Prive Punggol Singapore

Protagonist

A protagonist is the main character and driver of the story. It creates movement of the plot and engages the reader’s imagination and empathy. The protagonist usually has character traits that readers identify with and is usually the hero or heroine of the story. This is not always true, with protagonists that can be evil, or even neutral to make things interesting for ther reader.  The protagonist usually solves the conundrum in the story, or provides for a solution to the moral dilemma presented within the theme taken by the writer.

Antagonist

An antagonist is the counter character to the protagonist, creating friction and problems for the protagonist to negate. The antagonist is the other driver of the plot and, together with the antagonist, moves the plot to its conclusion. The antagonist presents a counter balance to the protagonist and could give a valuable insight for the reader into the protagonists character/actions/decisions. Again, the antagonist might be evil in nature, or could even be a hero in the story, which gives a twist to the general perception and again, makes things interesting for the reader.

Character Development

Dynamic Character

A dynamic character undergoes personality changes in the story plot, developing into another character or attaining a different outlook/experience. It usually takes a pivotal event in the plot where the character experiences monumental tasks and readjusts to cater for the change.

Static Character

A static character does not undergo any changes in the story. Usually static characters does not undergo any changes because throughout the story, a static character is hardly affected by climactic problems and soldiers on solving it.

eduKateSG Primary Students at Tampines
eduKateSG Primary Students at Tampines

Instrumental Characters

Round Characters

A round character is fully developed to be complex and realistic. Depth of character and attention to details makes round characters malleable to changes in the plot and readers sympathise with round characters easily through empathy. Round characters also mimic reality and gives readers an insight into the character and keeps the story interesting.

Flat Characters

The reverse of round characters, flat characters are not fully delineated and usually only has one or two traits to carry through the story. Usually not the main character in the story, flat characters are important tools used to provide comic relief, or even instrumental to a change in the plot.

Foil

A foil is a character that contrasts another main character to make readers appreciate the difference. The intention of the foil is to make readers understand the other character its “foiling” better.

Symbolic 

A symbolic character is a character that symbolises certain ideas or morals of society. The intention of symbolic characters are for readers to identify the hidden trademarks within the story and see its relevance to the theme of the story. It denotes clever writing and makes the reader appreciate its intelligence and its intrinsic fabrication by the writer.

eduKate Singapore Tuition Centre: English Theme of the Month April 2015: Critical Thinking Skills

Dear Parents,

This month, we are teaching eduKate students Critical Thinking Skills. Students will be receiving their notes and shall cover the below modules:

  • What is critical thinking?
  • What are the components of learning?
  • What are the procedures to achieve critical thinking?
  • How to interpret and analyse data?
  • What do we need to avoid doing to achieve a balanced result?
  • Importance of critical thinking in our education.

Aims of this module: To create awareness in students attempting questions in their exams. Relevance of critical thinking skills to English shall be applied to composition writing and answering comprehension questions during the first two lessons.

Composition

Students are required to demonstrate reasoning in their compositions and develop a realistic approach to story telling. During the process of creating a story, students shall use the 3 pictures composition approach introduced in the new syllabus PSLE format. The students are required to gather and include effective implementation of tools from their creative writing classes. They also need to draw from their past experiences when fabricating their plot.

Comprehension

Students are required to demonstrate critical thinking skills of the following basic 6 questions: who, why, where, when, what and how when attempting to resolve questions in the new syllabus format PSLE questions. They are also required to critique and infer from the passage using the said skill.

For more information of this module, kindly email admin@edukatesg.com

eduKateSG Primary Students at Punggol
eduKateSG Primary Students at Punggol