Grade 2

5 Steps Academy aims to make learning enjoyable and meaningful to students by adopting an integrated curriculum which develops the child as a learner.

We recognize that children come to us as unique individuals with different experiences,  abilities, and interests. Our teachers are well-trained to use 5 Steps System to meet students’ varying needs and learning styles.

We provide a balanced education program within a safe, stimulating environment so that each child can learn and grow to their greatest potential through fun and laughter. Our teachers recognize the importance of capturing students’ interests. We promote fun and interesting activities with specific objectives, ensuring knowledge is gained from each activity.

The Elementary Program in 5 Steps Academy is specially designed to cater to students aged 5 to 12. The program is Cambridge based and effectively prepares students to engage in our Secondary School Program.

Elementary Courses provided by 5 Steps Academy:

1. English
2. Mathematics
3. Science
4. Chinese
5. Various CCA activities of your choice (one per day, 5 in total)
6. Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, and Tamil) of your choice.
7. Coding
8. Robotics

All the subjects are included in the package, no extra or hidden fees.

Can my child join the school?

At 5 Steps Academy, there are no entry tests and/or examinations. Proficiency in the English language is also not required, we provide comprehensive and intensive ESL course. Admissions are open year-round, students can start at any time of the year (everyone has his own learning plan, no issues).

How are students assessed?

Each student’s achievements are continually assessed. Teachers use a variety of assessment techniques including testing for knowledge and skills, observations, and portfolios of student’s work. Attitude, learning skills, social relationships, and effort are considered equally important when looking at the overall development of the child.

In 5 Steps Academy, teachers and parents work together closely through face to face conversation and text messages to discuss each student’s social and academic progress.

Grading Exams will be conducted only when the child is ready for the test (no stress). Students who pass the exams will then be promoted to the next grade just in the middle of the year, so advanced students can progress much faster than in traditional schools with big classes and lecturing way of teaching.

At Grade 6, students who passed their Grading Examinations will graduate from Elementary School with a Certificate of Completion and be promoted to Secondary School, Grade 7.

How Can We Help Our Children On Their Way To Success?

We believe in a dynamic partnership between the teachers and the parents.

The parents have their children’s best interests at heart. We ask the parents to encourage and support the kids, supervise their homework an inform us of any issues and concerns along the way.

The teachers are willing to offer their utmost effort and time to bring out the best in the children. Every child under their care is important and there is nothing too time-consuming, attention-demanding, and physically-draining for our teachers.

At Home
Careful observations of parents can serve as inputs in planning learning tasks. For example, the mother can communicate to the teacher certain behaviours that need to be corrected. Strong unusual interests of the child that are observed at home are worth communicating to us. The inclination to music or poetry can be a part of the motivational strategies. Special talents such as sketching and painting can be nurtured by both the home and the school through tailored activities.

At School
Our teachers are more than willing to help you nurture your child to reach his highest potential, on a personal, social and academic level. With the help of parents supervising the child’s homework at home, teachers can more efficiently make use of the limited time in school.

Parent involvement helps students greatly and raises their academic achievement. Children become more motivated to learn, improve their behaviour, and develop a more positive attitude towards homework and school.

Course Outline

Compulsory Subjects

  • Outline for English 
    1. Reading
    – read words containing common suffixes
    –  read further common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word
    – read most words quickly and accurately, without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered
    – read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation
    – re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.

    2. Comprehension
    – being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways
    – discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
    – understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to
    – drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
    – checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading
    – answering and asking questions

     

  • Outline for Mathematics

    1. Number – multiplication and division
    – recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication
    tables up to 12 x 12
    – use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including:
    (a) multiplying by 0 and 1;
    (b) dividing by 1;
    (c) multiplying together three numbers
    – recognise and use factor pairs and commutatively in mental calculations
    – multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout
    – solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.
    – solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher

    2. Measurement
    – choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest
    appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
    – compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using > , < and =
    – recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
    – find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
    – solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
    – compare and sequence intervals of time
    – tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
    – know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day

    3. Number – fractions
    – count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10
    – recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
    – recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators
    – recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators
    – add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole 
    – compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators

  • Outline for Chinese
    1. Reading
    – read further common exception words, noting unusual tones
    –  read most words quickly and accurately, without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered
    – read aloud books closely matched to their improving pinyin knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation
    – re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.

    2. Comprehension
    – discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
    – understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to
    – drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
    – checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading
    – asking and answering questions

Optional Subject

  • Foreign Languages
  • Co-Curricular Activities

Scope of Study

5 Steps Grade 2 Syllabus

Delivery Mode

Face to Face lessons

Commencement Date/Intakes

Ongoing

Course Fees

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For further details, please call or text the School Admin Officer at 85234957 or email info@5steps.academy.

Duration

12 months 
*Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 24 months

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

This course provides excellent preparations for learners who wish to progress further and finally join the 5 Steps Academy High School. Upon successful completion of High School courses students will be eligible to sit for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level (AS/A Level), or SAT and AP tests. 

Age: at least 6 years old

Academic Level: not applicable. 

Assessment Methods

Quarterly Tests and Year-End Examinations for all subjects, except Co-Curricula Activities.

Assessment Grading Criteria

Internal: Quarterly Tests, Year-End Examinations and Quarterly Assignments are marked according to 5 Steps Academy’s standard grading criteria

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 1 week (3 months) after the final assessment.

Qualification Award

Certificate of Completion for Grade 2

Graduation Requirements

Pass the year-end examinations of the respective year to proceed to the following academic year

Note 1:International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2:International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3:Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate. Our school only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.