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CCE

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The new MOE CCE syllabus is anchored on core values, social and emotional competencies, and skills related to character and citizenship development.

Students are guided to reflect of their experiences and apply the core values of respect, responsibility, resilience, integrity, care and harmony; make decisions and act on them in a responsible way. Students engage in various learning experiences such as Co-curricular activities, Learning Journeys, Service Learning and Values-in-Action programmes.

Animal welfare, common special needs, elderly issues and disabilities are topics that are covered in CCE lessons. Students will learn the concept of responsibility, and the values and attitudes they should adopt to be responsible members of the family, community and the nation. Students will also be taught to  appreciate diversity in the community, respect each other while appreciating different strengths and abilities and being sensitive to special needs.

Frontier is a Restorative School with a strong pervasive restorative culture in every aspect of the school’s curriculum. In Frontier, students embark on innovation and enterprise projects and programmes to develop their ability to adapt to challenges of the 21st century. Cyberwellness programmes, Sexuality Education, Critical Thinking, Career Guidance and Financial Literacy are infused into the school’s holistic CCE curriculum. Students are equipped with practical life skills, character traits and necessary values to develop them into well-informed, concerned and responsible citizens.

Every pupil in Frontier is a confident and responsible person with values that define good character, has care and concern for others and is equipped with life-ready competencies like creativity, innovation, cross-cultural understanding and resilience to shape the right beliefs, attitudes and actions, personal, cultural and social identity in order to be a good citizen and contribute to a globalised world.

ECHA (Edusave CHaracter Award) @FPS

ECHA 2014 – Awardees

ECHA@FPS recognizes outstanding Frontierers who are exemplary in character, and who can be role models to inspire others. While we only have P1-P3 students in our midst, we believe in moulding the character of our students from young. Hence, we have programmes planned and integrated across curriculum to help develop this in our students. The award will be given to deserving students who demonstrate (1) school values and character traits that we strongly encourage, (2) a high level of civic responsibility and (3) qualities associated with resilience. A structured selection criteria and process has been put in place to ensure its rigor and fairness. More details on the winners of this award will be released towards the end of the year. Awardees will be recognized in the annual Speech and Prize Giving Day.

Name of Student Class
Kek Ke Er 1 CA
Ryan Tan Wei Jie 1 CR
Chee Tong Yi Clover 1 IN
Abia Chan Yi Xuan 1 JO
Dong Yijie Zoey 2 CA
Chang Hoe Siang 2 RT
Lim Jia Hui Raizel 2 IN
Sorenson Yeo Zhi Xun 2 CO
Chee Li Yi Cheryl 3 RY
Mohammed Zafuan Bin Zainal Abiddin 3 IN
Chua Wen Jie Tarasia 3 RE
Dayna Ikshan Tan Shi En 3 CA
Miyoko Ang Shu Xian 3 RT
Mah Yue Ying 3 CO

ECHA 2014 – Awardees

Name of Student Class
How Qi Hui Fabian 1 RY
Soh Xing En 1 RT
Shalisa Bte Shafudin 1 RE
Ong Xin Hui 1 CO
Kek Ke Er 1 CA
Ryan Tan Wei Jie 1 CR
Chee Tong Yi Clover 1 IN
Abia Chan Yi Xuan 1 JO
Teo Zheng Xuan 2 RY
Chang Hoe Siang 2 RT
Pua Qing Yi 2 RE
Sorenson Yeo Zhi Xun 2 CO
Dong Yijie Zoey 2 CA
Lim Jun Hao Justin 2 CR
Lim Jia Hui Raizel 2 IN
Carl Joshua Arjun s/o Elan Selvan 2 JO
Chee Li Yi Cheryl 3 RY
Miyoko Ang Shu Xian 3 RT
Chua Wen Jie Tarasia 3 RE
Mah Yue Ying 3 CO
Dayna Ikshan Tan Shi En 3 CA
Mohamed Zafuan Bin Zainal Abiddin 3 IN

NATIONAL EDUCATION

National Education is part of a holistic education. It aims to develop national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and instil in our students – confidence in our nation’s future. It also emphasises on cultivating a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore.

As part of National Education, all schools in Singapore, including Frontier Primary would commemorate the following four core NE Days which have been identified as defining moments in Singapore’s history. The aim is to entrench these events and the images they evoke in the consciousness of each successive generation.

NE Days Date
Total Defence Day 15 February 2015 (Sunday)School to commemorate on 11 February 2015 (Wednesday)
International Friendship Day 10 April 2015 (Friday)School to commemorate on 08 April 2015 (Wednesday)
Racial Harmony Day 21 July 2015 (Tuesday)School to commemorate on 22 February 2015 (Wednesday)
National Day 09 August 2015 (Sunday)School to commemorate on 07 August 2015 (Friday)
* NE Chingay (For P3 Pupils only)  14 February 2015 (Saturday)

To learn more about National Education in Singapore, do visit www.ne.edu.sg/home.php

SOCIAL STUDIES (P1 to P3)

The new Social Studies (Primary) syllabus 2012 is implemented in 2012 for Primary 1 and 2 and in 2013 for Primary 3. In the new P1 to P3 Social Studies Package, the students would be taught the syllabus through Big Books, Readers and Activity Books.

Big Books and Readers (P1 to P3)

The titles of the six Big Books taught in Primary 1 are:

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  • Shaggy Bear Finds Out – Shaggy Bear is initially unclear about his own identity. He goes through a process of self-discovery. He discovers that although he is part of the bear family, he has his own unique qualities.
  • Siti’s New Home – Siti and her family have just moved to a new flat in Queenstown. Although she misses her old home, she learns to make new friends in her new environment.
  • Birds of a Song Sing Together – Four groups of birds have an argument about who has the best voice. Wise Owl puts them through a singing contest and they discover that singing in turns brings about harmony.
  • Don’t Cross the Line! –Two siblings, Siti and Nasri, find it hard to share a room. They learn how their actions can affect the people and places around them.
  • The Race- Jenny and her friends enter a space racer competition. They learn how to work together as a group in spite of different opinions and views.
  • Questions –Little Ant loves to ask questions and seek to solve the problem. Students will discover on how they, too, can help solve problems by being aware of their environment and using questions well.

The titles of the six Big Books taught in Primary 1 are:

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  • New Girl in Town – Noi is a new girl in the class who comes from Thailand. Her classmates invite her to the different celebrations that they have with their families so that Noi can appreciate these cultural experiences and learn more about her friends.
  • Kucinta Finds Home – Kucinta is a cat who does not get along well with her family members. One day, Kucinta decides to leave home because of a little family friction. She travels around the world to find the perfect home but in the end, she finds that she still misses home. This makes her realise what is truly important.
  • Things So Singaporean – This book takes the readers on a fun visual trip around Singapore, highlighting the everyday sights and sounds around us. It also features some of the landmarks, buildings and celebrations in Singapore. This is to help our students realise that all these things make Singapore, our home, a special country.
  • We Are Singapore – Emma and Ethan attend the National Day Parade with their parents. Emma, though reluctant at first, comes to enjoy the parade. In the process, she learns more about the meaning of the different national symbols. In the end, Emma leaves Marina Bay excited about National Day.
  • Sunny Bridge Farm – The animals in the reader are a little lax when it comes to cleaning their barn. Their best excuse is to get someone else to do it. The animals act selfishly and refuse to play a part. When an unpleasant surprise rears its head in the barn, the animals realise that they have to be united and work together to regain their barn.
  • Show Some Respect – Two boys who are friends make insensitive remarks and this leads to a fight that threatens to lead to bigger trouble. Luckily, the teacher steps in. While their grandparents are alerted, they are taken to the Principal’s office where they reflect on what they have done. A surprise awaits them when the grandparents turn up. They realise that conflict does not help and it is important to be understanding and sensitive towards the culture of others.

The titles of the six Big Books taught in Primary 3 are:

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  • Finding Pip a Home – Camilla is a girl who meets a bird (that she later names Pip) which has an affinity for Camilla and follows her home. Camilla tries to find Pip a suitable home and they go all over Singapore to do so. The story ends with Pip being happily settled in Dairy Farm Nature Park, which is in Camilla’s neighbourhood.
  • Ah Kong’s Farm – The boy in the story lives on his Ah Kong’s (grandfather’s) farm tending to the vegetables and collecting eggs from the chickens. One day, Ah Kong receives a letter informing him that he has to modernise his farm or give it up. Ah Kong decides to take up the challenge of modernising his farm. Soon, their traditional farm becomes a colourful orchid farm that exports orchids worldwide.
  • Mr HDB – Mr Lim Kan San, the first chairman of the Housing and Development Board (HDB), was known as Mr HDB. His job was to build homes for the people, many of whom were living in squatter areas or overcrowded shophouses. Under Mr Lim’s guidance, the team at HDB worked to build flats and other facilities such as markets, playgrounds and others to become housing estates which were built all over the island.
  • Getting Around – This book begins with the early modes of transport such as the horse and carriage, the rickshaw and the tram, and moves on to cars and buses. However, as more and more vehicles come onto the roads, traffic congestion occurs. To solve the problem, the then Minister for Communications (1978 – 1981), Mr Ong Teng Cheong, garnered support for the construction of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. The story is to get the pupils to appreciate the progress in public transport in Singapore.
  • Who Cares About One Old Tree? – A boy named Ramesh is upset by the felling of an old tree near a nature reserve. He is also concerned about the loss of habitat for the birds and other animals when the old tree is felled to widen a road near the nature reserve. He decides to try to generate awareness for environmental conservation.
  • Making the Little Red Dot Blue and Brown – Ranjit is a little boy who learns that the blue movement is about water conservation. He also learns about the brown movement which is about reducing our carbon footprint by using energy efficient appliances, recycling and reusing everyday items such as plastic bags. He starts gathering good ideas and shares them through a letter to Mother Earth.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES (P4)

In the new P4 Social Studies Package, the students would be taught the syllabus through Textbooks 4A and 4B; as well as Activity Books 4A and 4B.

Activity Books, Supplementary Worksheets & Manipulative/Resources (P1 to P4)

In addition to the P1 to P3 Big Books and Readers & the P4 Textbooks, the students would also be making use of the Social Studies Activity Books, the school’s created Supplementary Worksheets and fun manipulative and resources to enhance the students’ teaching and learning.

Assessment (P1 to P4)

Social Studies would be a non-examinable subject but a letter grade (A, B or C) shall be awarded at the end of Semester 2. There would be various informal assessment tasks to be carried out throughout the year to provide the letter grade at year-end.