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Home-Based Learning

Dear Parents / Guardians,


  1. With the end of the Circuit Breaker period on 1 June 2020, we will progressively bring students back to school from 2 June 2020 (Term 3), in a careful and safe manner.

  1. Students from Primary 6 will attend school daily from Mondays to Fridays. Students from Primary 1 to 5 will rotate weekly between Home Based Learning (HBL) and returning to school for lessons.
Please refer to the table below for the schedule.


Term 3

In School

HBL

Week 1 (2 to 5 June)

Primary 4, 5, 6

Primary 1, 2, 3

Week 2 (8 to 12 June)

Primary 1, 2, 3, 6

Primary 4, 5

Week 3 (15 to 19 June)

Primary 4, 5, 6

Primary 1, 2, 3

Week 4 (22 to 26 June)

Primary 1, 2, 3, 6

Primary 4, 5


  1. From Term 3 Week 5 (29 June 2020), we will work towards bringing all students back to school daily, if the situation permits. MOE will monitor the situation closely and we will inform all parents in due course.


  1. For the weeks where Primary 1 to 5 students are on HBL, a combination of online and offline lessons will be carried out. These daily lessons follow closely to the curriculum syllabus and incorporate both core (English, Maths, Mother Tongue and Science) and non-core subjects such as Form-Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP), Social Studies, PE, Art and Music to provide students with holistic learning experiences.


  1. We will start lessons from 8 a.m. during this period of time. Students will have individual HBL class timetables to help them pace their learning. Students are advised to complete their assigned HBL lessons and tasks within the day to prevent work from accumulating. They are also encouraged to take adequate rest and breaks in between their HBL lessons.


  1. Students will also continue with PLAY@FCP (which stands for Physical and Leisure Activities for You) where fun and interesting PE, Art, Music and Home Room Programmes are especially designed by our teachers to help students build up their social-emotional resilience during this period of time.


  1. Online lessons and tasks will be assigned mainly from the Student Learning Space (SLS), Google Classroom or other educational websites. Teachers may also request for students to join 'live' lessons where they will explain the more difficult concepts or give feedback on students’ submitted work. The timings of these ‘live’ lessons are colour-coded in the individual HBL class timetables.


  1. Please click here to access our HBL timetables and lesson instructions (from 13 April onwards).


  1. Please click here (for lower Primary) and here (for upper Primary) to access our earlier HBL plans (23 March to 9 April).


Instructions for Students:

  • Start your day right by waking up on time and have your breakfast before 8 a.m.
  • Find a comfortable and well-lit room in the house for home-learning. Minimize distractions.
  • Be punctual for your HBL lessons. Establish a daily routine when learning from home by following closely to your HBL class timetable.
  • Ensure that your learning materials and Login ID and Passwords for your SLS and/or Google Classroom accounts are with you before the start of the lessons.
  • Your attendance for the HBL lessons is expected. If for any reason you miss the HBL lessons on a particular day, please inform your teachers and ensure that you make up for the missed lessons.
  • Take short breaks in between to rest. Limit your screen time during HBL to about 2 hours each day.
  • Put forth your best effort, as the HBL learning tasks are part of your school lessons.
  • When you take part in ‘live’ lessons conducted by your teachers, dress in the school T-shirt or a proper T-shirt and follow your teachers’ instructions. Be mindful of your language and show respect to your teachers and classmates during online discussions or chats.
  • Practise good online etiquette and behaviours. Keep your personal information private and do not share your passwords with anyone. Follow closely to the instructions given by your teachers for online lessons and only visit the educational websites/portals that they have provided.
  • Disciplinary actions will be taken against any student who demonstrates undesirable online behaviours, especially Cyber-bullying. Please inform your teachers if you need help.

Tips for Parents:

  • Work out a daily routine with your child to be engaged in learning during HBL.

  • Set goals and schedule tasks with him/her to instil self-discipline and time-management skills. For further tips on guiding your child in setting goals, refer to the Resilience Boosters at https://go.gov.sg/selresforparents

  • Establish times for your child to turn off screens. Each HBL Plan recommends a maximum of 2 hours of online learning everyday. Encourage your child to take short   breaks in between, and have healthy offline activities, such as physical activities, reading books or playing board games with family members. For Cyber Wellness tips to guide your child on online activities, please refer to:

  • Encourage your child to maintain an optimistic and positive outlook while accepting the changes and emotions that he/she has had to face as part of going through HBL

  • Please reach out to the school or teachers with suggestions or for help for HBL.
Support for Parents and Students:

  1. Step-by-Step Guides to use
  2. For questions regarding the HBL lessons and tasks, please click here.

  3. If you encounter technical issues with the SLS  portal, please contact the following Helplines:
    • School-based Helpline: 63683925 (Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    • SLS Helpdesk: 6702 6513 (Mondays to Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Saturdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m./ Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays) or
    • Email: helpdesk@sls.ufinity.com

  4. MOE SLS Self-Help Password Reset Guide & FAQ – Click here.

Click on the following icons for the user guides:

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