OUR CURRICULUM MindChampion Junior Programme

Our MindChampion Junior curriculum gives your child the best of both worlds – an introduction to the techniques and mindsets covered in more detail on our MindChampion programme, as well as subject-based academic support for the first years of primary school.

OUR CURRICULUM MindChampion Junior Programme

Our MindChampion Junior curriculum gives your child the best of both worlds – an introduction to the techniques and mindsets covered in more detail on our MindChampion programme, as well as subject-based academic support for the first years of primary school.

Learning Mind Masterclass

The Learning Mind Masterclass is an interactive, insightful and fun programme for all students. In this masterclass, your child will be taught various learning techniques that will later be applied to and reinforced during subject-specific lessons. Some of these learning techniques include:

  • Word Training™: Changing abstract words into concrete pictures to aid in visualisation and recall
  • Trigger Vision™: Identifying key words and facts to effectively recall passages of text
  • Spelling Secrets™: Breaking words down into their individual components to fully grasp their meanings

More importantly, the masterclass will also focus on instilling values and attitudes in your child such as the 10 Attributes of a MindChampion, the 3-Mind Learning Model and the Hour-Glass Model of Active Learning. At the end of the masterclass, your child will be encouraged to self-reflect on what he/she has learnt and how he/she can improve.

The learning doesn’t stop there! Over the course of the rest of the year, your child will be given multiple opportunities to put into action what he/she has absorbed during the masterclass.

Champion Mind Masterclass

Every term, your child will have the exciting privilege of going through a Champion Mind Masterclass with our Resident MindChampion Mentor, Dr William Tan. During this 2-hour session, Dr Tan will be sharing valuable lessons and advice drawn from his extraordinarily vivid life.

Despite being paralysed from the waist down since the age of two, and without the advantages of wealth or position, Dr Tan has defied the odds and become the living definition of a MindChampion. He is a highly successful neuroscientist and physician, a multiple gold medal-winning Paralympian and the first person ever to complete a marathon at the North Pole in a wheelchair.

As a stage-4 cancer survivor, Dr Tan understands first-hand what it takes to overcome crippling adversity and achieve at the elite level – in the medical profession, in sport and in life. With all the experiences that he has gone through in life, he believes strongly in sharing his passion, skills and insights with young people.

This will be a priceless opportunity for your child to gain an insight into the inner workings of success, with Dr Tan as his/her personal guide.

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The Optimal Flow Method™

Supported by research in neuroscience, the Optimal Flow Method™ factors in how the brain learns best and then plays to its strengths. It will help your child connect new information to concepts he/she has already learnt for a more complete understanding of each subject.

With the ability to connect new concepts to existing knowledge, your child will then be able to take on his/her tests and exams with more confidence.

Subject Outlines

English and Maths are taught together in one integrated unit for the MindChampion Junior Programme. Lessons for Chinese are held separately.

You will find a more detailed level-by-level breakdown of what is covered for each subject below:

Primary 1

  • English
  • Maths
  • Chinese
  • Build a strong foundation for grammar mastery and understand basic grammar rules
  • Develop writing techniques to form meaningful sentences that flow
  • Acquire basic conversational skills and boost self-confidence in speaking contexts
  • Learn to read with purpose and confidence
  • Gain an understanding of whole numbers up to 100 and how to perform basic operations with them (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division)
  • Learn about pattern identification and other heuristic techniques to solve problem sums
  • Grasp how to analyse data presented in graphs
  • Obtain and apply knowledge of topics such as Money, Time, Measurements, Shapes and Patterns
  • Learn hanyu pinyin through the latest researched methods
  • Appreciate Chinese literature through various channels such as books, poetry and idioms
  • Consolidate methods of writing Chinese characters (stroke and structure)
  • Understand radicals and how Chinese characters are formed
  • Use the Memory Treasure Box to identify the applications of Chinese proverbs and idioms to everyday life
  • Build a Chinese vocabulary bank and use new vocabulary accurately and appropriately

Primary 2

  • English
  • Maths
  • Chinese
  • Strengthen mastery of basic grammar rules
  • Augment composition skills by expanding on paragraphs, developing realistic story characters and utilising a more varied vocabulary
  • Enhance basic conversational skills and continue building self-confidence in speaking contexts
  • Practise reading with purpose and confidence
  • Deepen understanding of whole numbers up to 1000 and how to perform basic operations with them (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division)
  • Learn more advanced heuristics (such as diagram drawing) to solve problem sums
  • Enhance ability to analyse data presented in graphs
  • Expand knowledge and application of topics such as Money, Fractions, Time, Volume, Shapes and Solids
  • Master key Chinese characters on the MOE syllabus with the latest scientific methods
  • Stimulate interest in the Chinese language through picture books, historical and idiom stories, multimedia and roleplaying
  • Cultivate foundational skills in story comprehension, speaking and writing of simple sentences
  • Strengthen ability to converse in Chinese by adapting real-life scenarios to the classroom
  • Use the Memory Treasure Box to learn useful words, sentences, idioms and songs
  • Continue building a Chinese vocabulary bank and acquire the ability to use new vocabulary freely and creatively

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