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Vision:

Every student an inquiry learner, self-directed and shows care for the environment.

Mission/Goals:

To engage our students by instilling healthy curiosity and a spirit of inquiry, equipping them with knowledge and skills and, imbuing in them the commitment to care for the environment.

Programmes

Damai Primary School strives to provide our students with authentic learning experiences to generate their interests in Science and hence, build a strong foundation in the subject and achieve excellence. Our teachers build on their learners’ natural curiosity and provide ample opportunities for them to explore Science. Students are engaged in hands-on activities where they learn to develop the necessary skills and processes and understand themselves and their environment better.
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2018 SCIENCE-ENGLISH-MATHS LEARNING WEEK 

Our annual Science Learning Week is back with more fun-filled activities and allowing our Damaians to experience Science with their hands! The theme for this year is ‘Fun in Learning’. This year, the Learning Week kicked off with an interesting skit which revolved around the theme of World Cup. The Science Department, led by Mr Samuel See, teamed up with both English and Mathematics departments to put up the skit via a video presentation. The teachers demonstrated how Science, Mathematics and English became essential in a game of soccer.

Students had a chance to try out the toys created by their peers and teachers, and explored the scientific concepts behind each of them! Students were also gifted with a D-I-Y toy for them to bring home and share their learning with their parents!
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Science in Art? Students made use of magnetic force of attraction to create their artworks

To build confidence Science leaders, our P4 & P5 students took on the roles as Science Champions. They created the toys, assisted in managing the booths and were engaged in Science Talk to explain the toys to their peers!

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Our P4 Science Champions managing the ‘Slime’ booth; it was deemed the most popular booth

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Science is Fun!

To increase the students’ awareness of the harmful effects of mosquito breeding and Dengue fever, the Science Department partnered with NEA to bring in a mobile exhibition. Students gained insights and useful information about the mosquito’s life cycle. Live specimens brought in also aroused their curiosity and they were kept busy observing the pesky insects at close range! Our Environmental Champions took the lead and put their training to good use by manning the booth. The students made their pledges to keep their environment clean, safe and mosquito-free!

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Our little budding scientists studying the mosquitoes in real life! Thanks to our partner, the NEA!

The new school provides opportunities for students to experience outdoor learning. Our Damai Eco Garden provides flora and fauna for students to understand the topic of plants and fungi. It also provides students habitats for different plant life.
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Key Science Programme:

LEVEL ACTIVITIES
P3 Every Child a Seed Prog by NParks
P4  Life Cycle of Mealworms project 
P5 The Water Cycle (Investigative Case-based Learning)
P6  Environment Champions!

Enrichment Lesson at Science Centre:

LEVEL PROGRAMME
P1 Lower Primary Sci Programme (STELLAR) The Grasshopper and the Ant
 P2 Lower Primary Sci Programme (STELLAR) The Enormous Watermelon 
 P3 Materials @ Work (Investigative hands-on)
 P4 Light (Investigative hands-on) 
 P5 Genes and Our Traits (DNA Lab) 
P6 Leaf Litter Community (Hands-on)

ICT-Enabled Lesson

Teachers leverage on ICT tools to teach Science topics and build in the students, skills in doing self-directed research. ICT tools used by the teachers also help to incorporate elements of independent and collaborative learning.

Learn @ Science Centre

The P4 students had a great hands-on session at the Light Enrichment Workshop where they learnt about refection, refraction, colours of the rainbow and shadow. They worked collaboratively in groups to conduct a few experiments designed to help them explore concepts related to Light and Shadow.