Lower Primary Integrated Curriculum
Juying Primary believes that an enabling curriculum, which builds on students’ curiosity and interests in fun and meaningful contexts, nurtures the joy of learning and lays the foundation for lifelong learning in our students.
The school has boldly taken the big step to transform teaching and learning for the lower primary cohorts by conceptualising and implementing our signature Primary 1 Integrated Curriculum.
The school believes that all children can learn and want to learn. They have an innate sense of curiosity that should be nurtured. They wonder, question, explore and seek to make sense and meaning of their world. By acting on their curiosity, we can spur them on to continue to discover and learn more. The school is also cognizant of the fact that children’s thinking and reasoning skills evolve over time as they build new knowledge upon their existing knowledge and experiences. Through this continual process of thought and reflection, children deepen their understanding of how the world works.
Our 6As Approach
In the planning, designing and implementation stages of the meaningful and relevant learning experiences for our students, teachers are guided by 6 principles.
Applied & Integrated – Teachers provide opportunities for students to make meaningful interdisciplinary connections and apply their learning in meaningful contexts. This helps them appreciate the relevance and value of what they are learning.
Authentic Learning – Teachers seek to provide learning experiences that allow students to construct knowledge and investigate problems in contexts that are real, relevant and meaningful to them.
Active Exploration – Teachers adopt creative learning strategies to make lessons come to life because students learn best by doing and exploring. The students can better understand and remember skills and concepts learnt through participation, exploration and experimentation involving real-life objects and experiences.
Academic Rigour – Whilst teachers inject fun, they ensure there is academic rigour. They seek to extend the students’ learning beyond the subject disciplines in depth and breadth. In the process, they develop higher level thinking skills, intellectual depth and attitudes for self-directed learning.
Association with Others – Teachers design lessons to allow for collaborative learning among students. This is to facilitate discussions among students so that they can build on one another’s ideas. This will also promote social and interpersonal skills as students learn to work together in harmony.
Assessment Practices – Teachers design assessments with clarity of purpose, to provide students and themselves with feedback to address learning gaps and improve teaching practices. The assessments emphasise the development of skills and values, as well as the acquisition of knowledge to enable students to build greater confidence and develop a stronger desire to learn.
Our technology-enabled curriculum
Another unique feature of the P1 Integrated Curriculum is the introduction of 1:1 ipad for all the P1 students. This novelty brings about greater engagement and joy of learning to the students. The teachers believe that an iPad classroom makes learning more active and meaningful for children who are digital natives.
Since its implementation, this curriculum has garnered tonnes of good reviews from our students and stakeholders.
The school will continuously seek to make the school an exciting place to acquire knowledge and skills, where learning is fun and rigour is upheld.