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Vision


Inquiring Learners, Responsible Scientists for the Future

Mission


Junyuan Primary is committed to ignite the passion in the learning of Science and equip our inquisitive learners with critical thinking and reasoning skills.  Our students are committed in their pursuit of scientific knowledge and skills and are guided to develop good ethics and attitudes.  We strive to nurture thinkers who will acquire scientific knowledge, skills and values to advance their understanding of the world.

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Science for Curious Minds

DEPARTMENT FOCUS


The Science Department strives to provide our pupils with learning experiences to form scientific concepts using a ‘hands-on’, ‘minds-on’ approach aligned to the Inquiry Science Teaching. Our pupils acquire scientific literacy when they explore their natural environment and make connections to the real world through problem-solving and experimentation. We also encourage discovery learning at the different learning spaces on our school premise.

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JUNYUAN PRIMARY SCIENCE SYLLABUS  (P3 to P6)


 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

P3

Diversity:

Living things 

(Plants, Animals, Fungi, Bacteria) & Non-living things

Cycles:

Life Cycle of Plants & Animals

Systems:

Plants & plant parts 

The Human Digestive System

Diversity

Materials

P4

Cycles:

Matter


Energy:

Light

Energy:

Heat & Temperature

Interactions

Magnets

Mastering Process Skills

P5

Standard

Systems:

The Unit of Life (Cells)


Cycles:

Reproduction in Humans

Reproduction in Plants

Systems:

Plant Transport System

Human (Respiratory & Circulatory) Transport System

Cycles:

Water Cycle


Systems: Electricity


Energy: Energy & Photosynthesis

P6 Standard

Energy:

Forms & Uses of Energy


Interactions

Forces Environment

Interactions:

Web of Life, Adaptations, Man’s Impact on the Environment

Revision for PSLE


P5 Foundation

Cycles

Reproduction in Plants & Humans

Systems

Plant Transport System

Human (Respiratory& Circulatory)

System

Cycles:

Water Cycle


Systems: Electricity

Energy

Energy & Photosynthesis

P6 Foundation

Interactions:

Forces,

Food Chain

Interactions:

Habitats,

Adaptations,

Man’s Impact on the Environment

Revision for PSLE


Updated January 2015

The following key programmes support our curriculum objectives:

Learning Journeys and Workshops


The 'hands-on, minds-on' Experiential Approach to learning Science through learning journeys and workshops will be part of Science learning for the P3 and P6 pupils. The learning journeys and workshop is linked to a theme that is covered in the Science Curriculum. Through these learning journeys, pupils are immersed in environments that allow them to observe and explore living organisms or science processes up close. It strengthens pupils’ concepts learnt in the various topics and enriches their learning experiences beyond the classroom to make learning meaningful and authentic. 

  • P3: Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom - Diversity of Living Things (Term 1)
  • P6: Adaptations Workshop and Pasir Ris Park Fieldtrip – Interactions: Habitats and Adaptations of Living Things (Term 2)

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Reinforcement / Enrichment


Our P4, P5 & P6 reinforcement programmes held in Term 2 and 3 for selected pupils support the various learning needs and further develop creative thinking in pupils and encourage them to try out new ideas through hands-on experimentation. Pupils strengthen both their conceptual understanding and process skills. They are also exposed to techniques that enable them to analyse and answer science questions more effectively.

Competition


To enable our pupils to gain a measure of their own achievement on a national/ international setting as well as to provide pupils, parents and teachers with an insight of their strengths and areas for improvement, selected pupils across the levels participate in the New South Wales Competition (facilitated by University of NSW for primary schools across countries). The competition assesses our pupils on different cognitive skills for the subject.

Science Club


Science Club CCA develops our pupils to become scientific literate individuals and learners with a keen interest and love for the subject. Our members are given opportunities to engage in hands-on science investigations that support exploration and stimulate curiosity in Science. These include kitchen and garden Science that tap on Life and Physical Science concepts. Pupils also complete simple activities in our JYPS Science challenge card that span from environmental concerns to observations and records of specimens or phenomena of nature. The Science Card is intended to cultivate independent learning in pupils through their pursuit of topics of interest.

P1 & 2 Science Elective


To ignite the spark of curiosity in our pupils from young and to stimulate interest in the science subject, a learning package - P1 & 2 Science Elective - is integrated into the curriculum. The P1 and P2 pupils are exposed to varied topics such as Magnets, Light, Life Cycle and Recycling during the June holiday enrichment week. Pupils carry out investigations, role play and group discussions to build ideas about Science.

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