Yew TeePrimary School
The school believes that a strong foundation in Science gives students the best preparation to function in, leverage on and contribute to an increasingly technologically-driven world. Central to the teaching of Science is the spirit of inquiry allied to the roles it plays in daily life, society and the environment to make the learning of Science meaningful and useful.
This is why the Science department adopts the 5-E instructional model of Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate to provide students with structured science experiences that develop their sense of curiosity and wonder, and nurture them to be confident learners, critical thinkers and active inquirers.
To support its aims of promoting Science learning and interest, developing process and thinking skills and cultivating an appreciation of nature; the department also organises a series of programmes and competitions under the umbrella of its Investigate to Innovate (i2i) platform to ensure students have a range of opportunities to foster innovative thinking and to solve problems creatively.
|Head of Department|
|Mdm Ng Yaw Ling|
|Mdm Siti Zaleha|
|Mr Woon Kin Chong (ST/ Science)||Mr Jegendren Tanapal (AYH Internal)|
|Ms Ong Si Pei Carlyn||Ms Yang Huiyi|
|Mr K. Sreedraran Nair||Mdm Sum Wai Fun|
|Mdm Roslindah Buang Sidek||Mdm Rozalina Mohamed Yahya|
|Mdm Sarifah Hasliza Syed A. B.||Mdm Fong Yin Kuan|
|Mr Wong Wei Xiang Darren||Ms Janet Wong Sok Jing|
i2i Programmes and Competitions
Sony Creative Science Award (SCSA)
Students design and create toys that function based on scientific principles and participate in Singapore’s largest toy-making competition.
Moreover, connections to meaningful contexts are made where possible to enrich students’ learning and interest, and to help them apply concepts learnt. For example, toy design is incorporated into P5 Enhanced Lesson and P6 Science lessons on Forces.
Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award (TKKYIA)
To encourage a culture of life-long learning, creating and innovating; students are challenged to solve day-to-day problems creatively using their knowledge and skills by competing for the TKKYIA
Outdoor Experiential Learning (OEL)
Learning of Science is not limited to inside the classrooms or Science labs. Instead of traditional classroom teaching, OEL evokes the spirit of inquiry and stimulates curiosity. Students use specially designed OEL spaces for their Science lessons for authentic learning and to encourage them to become self-directed learners.
External Links (to MOE sites for key information/ programme)
MOE Science Syllabus
Sony Creative Science Award
Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award