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Show and Tell

In 2009, The Primary Education’s Review and Implementation (PERI) committee recommended that our children grow up to be confident persons, adept at working in teams and able to communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively. Hence, in response to the recommendation, Fuchun Primary introduced "Show and Tell".

 

“Show and Tell” is a technique to teach young children the skills of public speaking. Through this performance task, pupils develop their oracy skills by talking about something that is close to their hearts. “Show and Tell” provides an opportunity for pupils to express their opinions in a non-threatening way and gives teachers insight into their pupils’ level of competency in public speaking. Through the use of a rubric, feedback is given to pupils and their parents.




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Hey, look at me! I am Batman and my friend is a knight!

  

Learning Journey

Learning journeys are conducted each year to extend and enrich our pupils’ educational experience. For our Primary 1 and 2 pupils, the learning journeys are opportunities to make real and concrete what has been learnt in school. The visit to the Singapore Science Centre is made more meaningful and relevant for our pupils as they take on a multi-disciplinary approach. For the Primary 1 and 2 pupils, Art, Music, English, Mathematics and Science are incorporated in their journey to the Singapore Science Centre. By viewing exhibits which are on display in the Science Centre, the pupils will be able to learn through various modes (kinaesthetic and tactile). These visits are indeed an integral part of the formal curriculum, enhancing the total learning experience of the pupils.


MUSICAL LEARNING JOURNEY 2017 (P2) – TERM 1

On 21 February 2017, our Primary 2 had the opportunity to embark on a fun and enriching learning journey to watch a musical, ‘The Ant and The Grasshopper’ at the SOTA Drama Theatre. 


The highly interactive musical allowed its audience to sing and dance along during the performance, which raised the enthusiasm in our highly participative pupils. Through the live musical, our pupils also got to learn more about audience etiquette, values and morals reflected by the characters and how the various musical aspects such as tempo and mood of music ties in with the sequence of events in a story.


It was an enjoyable and memorable experience for our pupils that day as they were truly in awe after watching an outstanding cast put up such a marvellous play. 



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All of us waiting in anticipation for the start of the play in the theatre.
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Photography session with our favourite characters after the musical.
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Engaging in meaningful post-activities after the play.


P2 Learning Journey to the Singapore Science Centre
In conjunction with the STELLAR book, ‘World of Tools’, the pupils learnt about tools in a fun and interactive manner. They learnt how tools work and how they help us in our daily life. Some of the tools mentioned were a screwdriver and screws, a hammer and nails, nuts and bolts, a wrench and a saw. During the lesson, the pupils were given a chance to make and bring home their own craft activity of a simple machine.

After the lesson, the pupils went on to explore two stations at Hall B. These activities involved a collaboration between the English Language and the Mathematics Departments. The pupils went to the Climate Change section where they learnt about the tools used in a weather forecast. This activity ties in appropriately with the STELLAR book, ‘What Will The Weather Be Like Today’. The pupils learnt about rain gauge, anemometer and sunshine recorder. They were also exposed to the different weather conditions that affect Singapore such as Monsoon Surge, Squalls, Haze and Convention Thunderstorm.

At the Number Line Tightrope found in the Math Exhibition Hall, the pupils did an activity based on the topic of Picture Graph as well as Addition and Subtraction.

The pupils enjoyed their day at the SSC tremendously.  There was never a dull moment. It was a day well spent and they wished to have more of it.

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MUSICAL LEARNING JOURNEY 2017 (P2) – TERM 1

On 21 February 2017, our Primary 2 had the opportunity to embark on a fun and enriching learning journey to watch a musical, ‘The Ant and The Grasshopper’ at the SOTA Drama Theatre. The highly interactive musical allowed its audience to sing and dance along during the performance, which raised the enthusiasm in our highly participative pupils. Through the live musical, our pupils also got to learn more about audience etiquette, values and morals reflected by the characters and how the various musical aspects such as tempo and mood of music ties in with the sequence of events in a story. It was an enjoyable and memorable experience for our pupils that day as they were truly in awe after watching an outstanding cast put up such a marvellous play.



MUSICAL LEARNING JOURNEY 2018 (P3)
In January this year, our Primary 3 pupils embarked on an exciting Learning Journey to a Musical - The Gruffalo at the Victoria Theatre to kick start the school term.

This programme is part of the school’s effort to integrate English and Aesthetics elements in the learning experience for the pupils. The pupils were indeed thrilled about the performance! It was even more exciting to witness the characters from the Big Book coming to live on stage!

Through this interactive musical, the pupils gained a better understanding of proper concert etiquette in a real theatre setting. With an interesting array of music and strong visuals incorporated into the theatrical performance, the pupils had the chance to watch how the characters used facial expressions, body language, voice and tonal inflections to demonstrate their emotions. The pupils also learnt to use various adjectives to describe the characters in the musical. They had certainly gained a greater appreciation for musical performances given the opportunity to view a live musical! It was definitely a delightful and enriching musical experience for our pupils! 

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The pupils anticipating the start of the musical performance

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The main characters of the musical we enjoyed!

 

Bukit Chandu Learning Journey 2017 (P6)
Commemorating Total Defence Day, the English and NE/SS departments embarked together to organise a learning journey for the Primary 6 pupils to Reflections at Bukit Chandu in Term 2 Week 10. Reflecting upon Singapore’s heritage of heroism and history, the pupils learned and developed a deeper understanding of the Japanese invasion and the contributions and sacrifices made by the Malay Regiment soldiers. Opportunity to contemplate about our nation’s war experience allow our pupils to discover how far Singapore has come thus far as a nation, achieving “One people, One nation, One Singapore”. With technology becoming an integral part of our lessons, pupils had to use iPads to work in groups to complete the assigned activities, enhancing their learning experiences.

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Using iPads to complete the assigned activities!
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“Biar putih tulang, jangan putih mata” – Death before dishonor!
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Working in groups to find the answers.
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If we were one of the Malay Regiments soldiers…

Spelling Bee

Our school takes part in the RHB-Straits Times Spelling Competition every year. On 26 March 2016, 20 outstanding students who had emerged from our inter-class spelling contest represented Fuchun Primary School in the biggest Big Spell Round of the National Spelling Championship jointly hosted by RHB and The Straits Times. Our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they competed with over 1,800 students from various schools in Singapore. They also displayed great resilience as they sat through an hour-long written test without relying on spell checks. It was truly a memorable and invaluable experience!


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Excitedly waiting for the event to start!


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Our 20 outstanding spellers from Fuchun Primary School together with the competition mascot


NLB KidsRead Programme

The NLB KidsRead Programme is a collaborative effort between the National Library Board (NLB) and our school. This fun and exciting programme allows pupils to be exposed to different children’s books each week. Every Monday, a parent volunteer or a teacher will first read aloud some selected books with the pupils.  After which, the pupils will engage in some activities related to the book. These activities include art and craft and speech and drama. 


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Every week, one pupil will be chosen to be the group leader and don the group leader hat. 

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Art and Craft activities!

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A parent volunteer reading to the children.

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Students playing Charades!


P5 and P6 Buddy Reading programme

P5 and P6 Buddy Reading programme is conducted every Tuesday and Thursday from 7.00 am to 7.20 am. Weak readers from Primary 5 and 6 are paired with their peers and the pair will then practise the reading aloud and stimulus-based conversation components. Tutors will guide and assist the tutees in reading expressively.   Both tutors and tutees benefit from this programme as they will eventually develop to be more expressive, confident and eloquent readers and speakers.

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Pupils reading the passages provided to them

Speech & Drama Programme 2017

This year, our school started a new club, the Speech and Drama Club. The club recruited members who have the interest in public speaking and performance.   Starting small, we currently have 7 members. Our adventurous club members put their creative juices to work when they participated in the annual The Singapore Odyssey of the Mind (OM) Finals, which was held at Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) on 7 and 8 April 2017. The theme for the 2017 OM competition was “To be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger”. The teachers-in-charge, together with the club members, created and presented an original performance about a boy who possesses a superhero power – an ability to communicate with animals. However, whenever he used his superhero power to talk to animals, a horse tail would mysteriously appear on his back! Together with his sidekick, a blind dog, the duo foiled the plans of The Big Bad Wolf when he tried to attack the villagers’ sheep. The competition provided many opportunities for the members to work with each other and boosted their confidence in performing a drama and public speaking. The members had certainly put up a wonderful performance, enjoyed themselves and gained valuable experiences along the way. We are proud of them!

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 Warm-ups before the Spontaneous Round!
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Posing with their props! Parents also came to cheer and support the team! 
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 Aren’t you worried that the Big Bad Wolf would eat you? Do you have a solution for us?
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 We shall stop you, Big Bad Wolf! Where’s the Big Bad Wolf?