ACADEMICS

Chinese Academy offers a child-centered primary school education in a nurturing and supportive learning environment where children are encouraged to become independent learners. 

Through the provision of effective bilingual learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, students’ intrinsic motivation for learning will be promoted and their individual potential will be developed.

 

Our Curriculum 

 

At Chinese Academy, we offer a holistic education that balances academic rigor with a focus on values, mental health and wellbeing. We follow the  English National Curriculum and Singapore Maths curriculum to ensure high standards and a breadth of learning opportunities.

 

Our children are encouraged to be happy, inquisitive and develop a love for learning. Lessons are tailor-made, focusing on the needs of every child in an engaging environment. Our small class sizes (maximum 15) ensure children receive personalised learning. We focus on developing confidence, encouraging collaboration and independence and promoting resilient learners. 

 

Children are taught English, Maths and Chinese as distinct subjects with other curricular areas explored through a topic-based, enquiry approach. Subject strands and objectives are carefully woven together to create immersive and interconnected units of learning. Five units are studied during each academic year. Our learning is skills based and promotes hands-on engagement and curiosity.

 

We have specialist teachers for Chinese, Art, Music and PE who share their own passion and expertise, supporting children to develop real skill and talent in these areas. 

 

Chinese

At CAPS we aim to cultivate positive bilingual habits and cultural awareness in our children. Each lesson throughout the school day has bilingual aspects and Chinese is taught to every child every day.

In recognition that our students bring with them a range of different experiences, we have tailored our curriculum accordingly. Our specialist teachers deliver programmes to Native and Second Language groups, providing each child with the opportunity to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening at an appropriate pace and level.

Teaching and Learning

 

Be relevant to life

Students will explore the world around them; they will engage in projects and higher order problem-solving tasks that are relevant to real-life situations.

 

Be differentiated

Each student is unique and has his/her own preferences in learning; differentiation is done through offering options in content and process that cater to each student’s interests and abilities.

 

Encourage self-expression and discovery

Students are encouraged to communicate and collaborate through interactive learning tasks. They will have opportunities to explore a wide range of tasks across different disciplines.

Be supportive

The school provides a stimulating environment with an abundance of learning aids, multimedia resources and information technology; school staff work closely with parents to facilitate students’ learning.

Be stimulated through intrinsic motivation

Children are endowed with an intrinsic curiosity about the world around them; they will be encouraged to formulate questions, find answers and pursue further investigations on their own.

 

Be culturally diverse

Students develop global perspectives while being immersed in Chinese culture through continuous exposure to rich traditions from around the world.

 

Motivation and Achievement

Chinese Academy takes the approach of continuous assessment where in-depth formative and summative assessment on students’ growth and learning are carried out through daily school life. Information collected provides useful reference for teachers and parents in determining educational and intervention strategies.

Assessment takes many forms including anecdotal records, checklists, observations and portfolio. Timely, specific feedback coupled with constructive advice encourages students to set realistic goals for next steps.

Regular testing and monitoring will take place using standardised assessment. Results, in addition to individual goal-setting, will be analysed for planning to meet individual pupil’s needs. 

Curriculum Highlights

Chinese Language

English Language

Mathematics

Integrated Inquiry Studies

The Arts

Physical Education and Health Education

Music

CHINESE ACADEMY

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