Thursday, September 13, 2007

Marking Scheme

Interdisciplinary Project Work
Primary 4
Marking Scheme

Oral Presentation (20 marks)

Presentation is audible. 3m
Ideas are communicated clearly. 3m


Presentation as a group is well organized and connected as a whole. 5m

Presentation is effective. 3m
Use of appropriate visuals/IT (if applicable) enhances presentation. 2m

Managing Questions
Group members respond adequately to questions. 3m
Group members show understanding of the project and the processes undergone. 1m
Explanatory Brief (10 marks)

Content - 6m
Students may include at least 3 of the following:
Brief description of Project Work.
Process and/steps taken
Problems encountered
Solutions to the Problems
Thoughts on Project Work

Language - 4m

Thursday, August 30, 2007

For those hardworking ones...(Answers Added)

Dear diligent pupils,

Questions for you to do:

1.Mrs Lee ordered 28 bowls of noodles and plates of rice altogether. 3/7 of the food she ordered was noodles.

(a) How many bowls of noodles did she order? (12 bowls)
(b) How many plates of rice did she order? (16 bowls)

2. Yahya bought 32kg of beef and mutton for his wedding. 5/8 of the meal bought was beef and the rest was mutton.

(a) How many kilograms of beef did he buy? (20 kg)
(b) How many kilograms of mutton did he buy? (12kg)

3. Shu Fong collects Singapore and Malaysia stamps. She had 28 more Singapore stamps than Malaysia stamps in her collection. If 5/8 of the stamps were Singapore stamps,

(a) How many Singapore stamps did she collect? (70 stamps)
(b) How many Malaysia stamps did she collect? (42 stamps)

4. At home, Kok Keong spends 40 more minutes studying than playing. He spent 3/4 of his time studying.

(a) How many minutes did Kok Keong spend studying? (60 minutes)
(b) What is the total time he spent on studying and playing? (20 minutes)

Holiday Homework

Dear children,

These are the things to be done during the September holidays:

1. Science CA2 practice paper (2)
2. English CA2 practice paper (1)
3. Mathematics practice paper (1) [Leave out topics on Symmetry and Tessellations]
4. Science - Planting your seeds and observe it one week later
5. Review all science topics except Energy, Light and Heat to prepare for the Science Test after the holidays.

Work hard and play hard too.

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.

Things to bring Tomorrow

Dear children,

As relayed, please bring along these items:

1. Maths Practice 4

2. Water bottle

3. Pencil Box

4. Handbook

5. Silent Reading book - Chinese

6. Party Items

7. Materials for IPW product

See ya tomorrow

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Activities on Light

How We See Things

Light and Dark

Light and Shadows

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

IPW cheers

Dear all,

Good job for all the creative cheers that you have written and planned.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

HangAroo - Game

Dear parents,

If you came for the Better English Workshop and would like to download the HangAroo game that was introduced by Mrs Tang, you can download it here:

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Circulatory Revision Notes Out NOW!!

Blood circulate around the body, distributing nutrients to your body and collecting carbon dioxide and other waste from the cells. At this stage, the colour of the blood darkened as there is less oxygen left. As heart muscle relax, blood flows back to the heart through vein.

After that, blood containing carbon dioxide leave the heart to the lungs so that carbon dioxide can be removed when you breathe out.

adapted from:

Ciculatory system in plants
(picture is taken from web)

A plant’s transportation system is made up of two tubes: xylem and phloem.

(To help you remember: Xylem is situated in the inner part of the stem. Xylem vessels transport water and mineral salts. Water is vital to the survival of the plant so like heart, it is located centrally.)

Pholem vessels transport food. (Remember: food has ‘O’ so phloem transports food. As food is not so important as compared to water, it can be located further away)

Words in Italic are written to help you remember the position of xylem and phloem and their functions. You do not write like that in the examination. :D

Download a copy from SharePoint Portal!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

An excellent piece of writing

A Burglary
Edina Loo

Lightning threatened to tear the night sky. The wind howled and leaves rustled. Soon, it was raining. The rain poured in torrents and trees bowed their crowns and stooped their branches as the torrential rain poured upon them. It was a rainy night. Not a single soul was in sight. The pale yellow moon, nestled comfortably among twinkling stars, glowed brightly.

Just then, a shadow moved. It belonged to the notorious burglar, Tek Ah Hock. He was tall and burly and his hair was long and greasy. His eyes were small and malicious. That night, he planned to burgle a newly-wed couple’s, Mr and Mrs Tans’, bungalow. He hurried to their house and with nimble fingers, he pried open the lock of the door deftly.

As he entered the house, he saw many antiques. He opened his big, black bag and put all the antiques inside noiselessly.

Ah Hock then crept up the stairs, and proceeded stealthily to Mr and Mrs Tan’s bedroom. He opened the door without a sound. He smiled maliciously when he saw the young couple fast asleep in their large bed. The burglar started opening drawer after drawer, pulling out everything he saw. Amazingly, he managed to ransack soundlessly. His eyes widened at the sight of glittering jewellery and thick wads of notes. He rubbed his hands gleefully. “I’m rich! I’m rich!” He rejoiced at his new-found wealth.

Out of the blue, THUD! The law-breaker had accidentally pushed the telephone. Mr and Mrs Tan woke up with a fright. The moment Mr Tan, a muscular personal trainer, saw Ah Hock, he pinned Ah Hock to the ground effortlessly while Mrs Tan snatched her cellphone and punched in the familiar number of the police:999, calmly.
After what seemed like an eternity, the men in blue finally arrived. They arrested the outlaw and returned the relieved couple their valuables. The police then took the criminal away. The law-breaker gave Mr and Mrs Tan an angry glare from the car window. The next day, the police informed Mr and Mrs Tan that Ah Hock would be getting his just deserts in a few days’ time.

Indeed, this is also a lesson we should all learn: Make sure that we install burglar alarms in our homes and keep our valuables in safes.

Strengths: Appropriate words and a range of vocabulary used. A variety of words is used to describe the same person. (Eg: Burglar, outlaw, lawbreaker, criminal) Composition is full of emotions! Well done. Mark: 17/20

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Click here to find out more about environmental issues. Let's do our part to save our Mother Earth!

E-assignments and Decimals website

Dear children,

I have posted 3 e-assignments in Sharepoint Portal. Please complete the 3 assignments namely Science T3 07, Vocabulary and P4 Rounding Off Numbers, by next Sunday, 15th of July 11.00pm.

You have one week to do the tasks. If you have any difficulties, feel free to approach me. Those of you whose computer is down, please inform me. I'll arrange a time slot for you to use the school computer lab.

There is a great site to revise and learn more about decimals. click: Cool Math - Decimals.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Let's SAVE Our Earth In Distress!

Do you realise that it is getting hotter as the day goes by...

The climate is changing. Global warming is getting worse.

What is global warming?
It is the gradual increase of the Earth temperature.

What causes global warming?
Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide trap heat and warm the Earth.

How can we help and do our part to save Mother Earth?
Save energy, use less electricity. Electricity is generated in power plants which add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere as electricity is produced.

So, switch on the air conditioner to cool the room. After that, switch it off and switch on the FAN instead. Switch off lights when no one needs it.

Children, what other ways can we save energy?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

IPW Discussion - 3July07

Dear children,

Great job! Most of you have already come up with a few survey questions. Keep it up! This posting is created for you to discuss any matters you need to clarify with your group members. :D

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ideas for value board decoration

Dear children,

How can we decorate our notice board this term? The values for this term are respect and integrity.

Post your comments now. The datedue for the comments is next Tuesday 5.7.07

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Interdisciplinary Project Work

More details on IPW:

(1) As a group, you will need to come up with a piece of craft work in the form of a newsletter, patch work, tile- drawing or designing of national costume. It must reflect the different races in Singapore.

(2) In your group, you will need to share the task of searching for information about the different races in Singapore.

(3) You must be able to work cooperatively.

(4) Finally, you will need to do 2 Mathematics assignments and 2 English Assignments. Marks will be included in the CA2 Alternative Assessments. They are as follows:-


Time Frame

1) Oral Presentation
(20 marks) T3 W6 / T3 W7

2) Explanatory Brief and Reflection (10m) T3 W10

1) Graph
(15 marks)

T3 Wk 3

2) Statement of Accounts
(10 marks)

T3 Wk 6, T3 Wk 7

(5) Lastly, you need to have a project file where evidences of your group’s effort in completing the project are filed. It must contain:-
Pupils’ Handbook (all necessary pages to be completed and updated)
Draft designs

Start researching for your project during the June holidays.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Dear children,

Remember to wish your mother a happy Mother's Day! Extend your wishes to your grandmothers, godmothers too.

Yeah! Examinations Over!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Some trivial yet interesting questions that your friends asked:

1.Do we only take in introgen since 4/5 of the air is made up of nitrogen?

Yes. We do. When gas enters our nose / mouth, nitrogen is taken in too. Only oxygen is absorbed by our body. Nitrogen and carbon dioxide will leave our body.

2. What is fart made of?
Mainly nitrogen and carbon dioxide, methane (sometimes), hydrogen

3. Is fart flammable?

4. Is the temperature around 40 - 50°C in Libya?
Yes, this is true in summer. Temperatures in the summer can reach 50°C during the day but are more commonly around 40°C.

Hope you enjoy this little short break from your study. Have an early night so that you can perform well tomorrow.


Saturday, May 5, 2007


Picture taken from:

Dear boys and girls,

I have prepared some revision notes that might be helpful for you. It can be found in the shared documents.

Do make time to visit the respiration website so that you can see what happens when you breathe in and out.

In addition, learn your science terms as I will test you the words that are regularly mispelled on Monday.

Drink plenty of water! See you :D

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Common Composition mistakes

Dear all,

I have posted the powerpoint slides on common mistakes in composition at Sharepoint Portal.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Items to bring tomorrow

Dear all,

Sorry for the late posting. Please bring your Maths Textbook, Science Textbook, clipboard, water bottle, process questions and pencil box tomorrow.

See you tomorrow.

Friday, March 23, 2007

I'm so proud of YOU

Dear boys and girls,

I feel heartened when I went back to school after my course today and saw all the works you have done. During my absence, all of you have shown me that you are reliable, independent and responsible children.

I'm elated when I read your journals. All of you have impressed me with your story as some of you have shared your knowledge on water cycle.

Don't worry about your Reader's Theatre performance. I'll try to squeeze some time for you to practise.

Looking foward to see you on Monday, my angels!

Miss Lee

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Dear children,

There is a change in SA examination dates! Please spread to all your friends!!

Thank you.

Missing you,

Miss Lee

Friday, March 16, 2007


Dear children,

I hope you have rested this week.

May I inform you that I'll be on course on Thursday 22/4 and Friday 23/4. This means that you will not have to present your Reader's Theatre (RT) script on Thursday.

The new date to perform your RT is: 28/3 Wednesday.

Miss Lee

Monday, March 12, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Dear boys and girls,

Happy holidays!

I have posted a soft copy of the homeowork list in sharepoint portal for your easy reference.

Do you remember the Walk and Talk competition that I told you some weeks ago? Is there anyone who is planning to submit an entry? Keep me informed.

Can I nominate Bernice and Bryan to take part individually in the competition as I think both of you are very IT-savvy? The closing date is 19th March...

Miss Lee

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Upcoming Events

Dear children,

1. Be mentally prepared for two online English assignments on Tuesday. One requires you to think about the statements provided and evaluate if the statements are true or false while the other requires you to state the tenses of verbs.

2.Please be reminded that you are going to complete two Maths game tasks on Thursday. One requires you to form a picture using tangrams while another requires you to place the correct colour buttons into the correct positions using the criteria provided.

3.Please practise your tangrams by visiting the websites provided under 'Useful Links'.

4. You will be given 2 periods to rehearse your Reader's Theatre performance on Thursday. Remember to bring your scripts.

5. Study the last two dictations, Passage B part 2 and 3. I'll give you the dictations on Thursday.

That's all, children.

Miss Lee signing off...

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Reader's Theatre resources

Dear boys and girls,

I have posted a few Reader's Theatre resources in Sharepoint Portal under Shared Documents for your reference. Please study the assessment rubric (marking scheme) carefully as your performance will be judged based on the components listed in the rubric.

Please take note that you will perform on the 21 of March, Wednesday during my lessons.

Have fun!!

Miss Lee

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sharepoint Portal

Dear boys and girls,

You can now go to Sharepoint Portal by clicking on the title "Sharepoint portal" found under useful links.

Call me if you have any problems.

Miss Lee

Friday, February 23, 2007

Alternative Assessment Dates

Dear boys and girls,

Please be reminded of the dates of the following assessments:

1. 26/3 Monday - Mini Science Quiz
2. 27/2 Tuesday - English online assignments
2. 1/3 Thursday - Mathematics Topical Test on Multiplication and Division
3. 6/3 Tuesday - English online assignments
4. 8/3 Thursday - 1 thinking question
5. 9/3 Friday - Games Station

Study hard!!

Miss Lee

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Dear boys and girls,

Please remember to bring these items tomorrow:

1. Meet the parents session reply slip
2. Thermometer
3. Fees for New South Wales competition
4. Mathematics homework

See you tomorrow.

Miss Lee

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Good news

Hi all,

There will be no Mathematics Topical test next week so you will only have a composition test on next thursday, 22 of February.

The Mathematics test will be postponed to 1/3/07 (Thursday).

Study hard for it!

Miss Lee

A gentle reminder

Dear boys and girls,

Remember to bring the following items on next Wednesday.

1. Share-A-Meal reply slip

2. New South Wales Entry Fees in separate envelopes for different subjects

3. Reflection on the trip to the War Memorial Service

4. English Supplementary Unit 3 Worksheet

Have a good rest today and I'm really proud of you all. You all have been putting on exemplary behaviour today. Thumbs up !!
I'll try to post the videos and photographs that I have taken a.s.a.p.
Stay Tuned...
Miss Lee

Monday, February 12, 2007

Things to bring on Thursday and Friday

Dear children,

You only need to bring a small bag which contains your pencil box, Chinese books, handbook, storybook on Thursday.

Remember, you need to bring two mandarin oranges on Friday. You do not need to bring any books.

Miss Lee

Friday, February 2, 2007


Dear children,

These are the homework for this weekend.

1. Composition corrections

2. Soft copy of composition - applicable for those who have a star on their compositions.

3. Reader's Digest Worksheet

4. English CA Practice Paper (1)

5. Mathematics Worksheet 6

6. Sign spelling book and do corrections if necessary.

7. Chinese homework

Miss Lee :D

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Showtime (first episode)

Well done, Shi Hao and You Quan!
Looking forward to Bryan's presentation this Friday.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Spelling and Errata in Math practice 2 Worksheet

Dear children,

We are having spelling on Mini Creatures next Friday, 26 January. Study hard and get full marks for it!

Please take note that there are some errors in your Math practice 2 worksheet. Please change question 2d to "The lowest common multiple of 80 and 100 is" and question 2e to "The lowest common multiple of 32 and 72 is".

That's all, children.

Miss Lee

Friday, January 19, 2007

Helping you to remember ...

Dear children,

I've gave a lot of instructions to you today. I hope you are not overwhelmed.

Don't panic. These are what you should submit or do by Monday.

Things to submit on Monday:
1. Reader's Digest application and Edusave forms - submit them to me tentatively.
2. Little Red Dots envelope - Put $13.60 in it.
3. Art piece for Toyota Dream Car competition

1. Maths Worksheets - Practice 1 and 2 on Factors and Multiples
2. Maths Journal Activity pg 31 - 34
3. Social Studies Workbook - Corrections for pg 5 and do pg 7. (You only need to hand in Social Studies work on next friday, 26/1.

From next week onwards, you can visit the Science Corner and complete activity 4 of your Science Activity book.

Thank you.

Have a good rest this weekend.

Miss Lee

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Can you solve this?

Hi children,

Solve this question when you are free.

Question: Lala wants to arrange her stamps in columns on a card. If she puts 8 stamps in each
column, she will have 2 stamps left. If she puts 9 stamps in each column, she will be
short of 4 stamps. How many stamps does she have?
(adapted from: Challenging problems in Mathematics by Dr Y H Leong)

See you tomorrow.

Miss Lee

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Hi boys and girls,

You may want to visit this site to revise your science topic on Matter.

Rest well.
Miss Lee

Monday, January 15, 2007

A gentle reminder

Dear children.

Remember to learn your dictation for this friday.

For those who forgot to sign your spelling books and bring your Social Studies Activity books, please remember to bring them tomorrow.

Rest well.

Miss Lee

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Dear boys and girls,

From now on, I'll use this platform to communicate to you. Do check out this site frequently for any announcement and homework.
See ya tomorrow. ")
Miss Lee

SGEM Winners: The Fisherman and His Wife

Learning Trail to Little India

Reader's Theatre Performance