Last Sunday, there was an interesting article from Straits Times which discuss on the Primary 1 preparation class for children who are going to Primary 1 the following year.
5. Lessons which are more complicated, more worksheets, spellings and informal tests (MOE has abolished formal assessment for Primary 1 but there are many informal assessments, class tests, spelling tests etc.).
With these changes, it can be quite stressful for the child to adapt to them. Thus, if there are enrichment classes which could cater for the purpose of preparing your child for Primary 1, especially in the area of academic lessons, it will be useful, provided the classes are done properly. The time and money invested in these classes will be useful for the child to help him or her adapt better in the new schooling environment.
|Newspaper report on The Sunday Times on Prep class for P1 students|