Primary School Years 3 - 4

Primary School Coaching (Yr3 - Yr4)

  • Courses Overview
  • How can we help
  • How we do well
  • Important Exams

Class Structure

At SIGI learners we focus on the three core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • GA (General Ability)

Lessons occur once every week and have a duration of 3 hours. 1 hour is allocated to each core subject.

Every week, homework is allocated and marked by the tutors, with feedback given and questions regarding it answered during the next week.  At the end of the term, reports are generated and the tutors can be arranged to talk with the parents if it is required.

Finally, students are encouraged not to sacrifice their extra-curricular activities for their tuition studies!  We understand that primary school should be fun and exciting, so sports, music, dance and community activities should be continued!  Students can arrange for different times for tuition if there is a clash.

English

English is the leading language of the world and a mastery of it is crucial to effective communication. When it comes to studying English academically, SIGI Learners immerse the students into all and the most crucial aspects of the subject.

Students can expect to develop strong:

  • Reading & comprehension skills
  • Writing skills
    • Spelling & vocabulary
    • Grammar & punctuation
    • Creative writing
    • Written expression
    • Different text types
    • Critical Thinking
Maths

Mathematics is reasoning with numbers, established rules and patterns. It is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields and the beauty of it is its elegant simplicity and certainty. SIGI students build a strong proficiency in:

  • Basic maths concepts
  • Problem solving skills
  • Speed and accuracy
  • Logical reasoning
GA (General Ability)

GA is the ability to reason and make judgments, and is very similar to IQ. Proficiency in GA allows an individual to use logic to define problems and draw conclusions and answers. At SIGI Learners, we ensure that students gain increased:

  • Verbal reasoning skills
  • Numerical reasoning skills
  • Visual reasoning skills

General Improvement

Need to do some catching up? Want to get slightly ahead? No problem. We have classes that allow students to build up their study skills without having to sacrifice time for other activities. Time spent here also helps students achieve a solid foundation of knowledge and gets a good study habit going.

Opportunity Class Entry

Put simply, you would want to be in an OC class if you want to accelerate. If your child is academically gifted, then your child may find more motivation to be in an OC class, in which students do not have to wait for slower learners to catch up. Another benefit is that students have access to resources and techniques that are more suitable to them.

Entry into OC classes, however, is competitive because placements are limited.

NAPLAN

Students must sit the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests, in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. These are 4 national tests which assess students on their reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy skills. 

The tests for 2013 are scheduled for the 14th, 15th and 16th of May.

NAPLAN is done in conjunction with your own school’s Half Yearly and Yearly examinations.

For more information, visit
http://www.naplan.edu.au/

ICAS Competitions

Your school may participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) assessment programs, which offer tests in English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Skills, Writing and Spelling. 

Marks for these tests are not explicitly used in school assessment proceedings but they help immensely in the assessment of students’ general knowledge in the respective fields of each test.  These are assessments of critical thinking capabilities rather than information recall and it is strongly suggested that students undertake these assessments. The dates for each test are posted below, sourced from the Education Assessment Australia website http://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/

OC Test (Opportunity Class)

The idea of the OC test originated in 1931, when it was recognised that students of ‘superior ability’ were entitled to some special consideration to enable  such children to progress at a rate corresponding to their natural ability.

The OC test is an excellent test for your child to sit if he/she is intellectually superior and who perform to a very high standard in class.

For more information, go to http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/learning/k-6assessments/ocplacement.php