MindChamps Academy – An Integrated English, Math and Science Enrichment Programme

The MindChamps Academy is the culmination of the 3-Mind Learning Model. More than just a stand-alone program, it is an out-of-school learning environment that inculcates in all children the skills, attitudes and values that will make them successful in the world of tomorrow – whatever form it takes.  The MindChamps Academy is a definitive programme that integrates English, Math and Science and weaves in many of MindChamps proprietary Learning Techniques in its lessons. Not only that, through the curriculum, the programme also builds a child’s character and instil values in them.

MindChampions are people who face the unique demands of a complex and rapidly-changing environment with 100% Respect, but Zero Fear. They are ideally-equipped to meet any challenge that the world of the Information Age throws at them, because they are trained in the 3 Minds.

Programme Overview

Preschool Circle
Benefits of the programme:
  • Learning the relationship of topics to the content
  • Linking concepts of the various subjects in school
  • Learning techniques to apply in subjects
  • Greater confidence in facing school work
  • Building a child’s character through values

Continuous education through mindset building and techniques

As your child completes Kindergarten or have started Primary 1, it is crucial for them to have the foundation for Primary school and to be able to cope with the syllabus. Through the development of their mindset they can ask questions without feeling shy or embarrassed.

What are the outcomes that my child will benefit from the programme?

If your child is moving from Kindergarten 2 to Primary 1 or is in Primary 1, it is the best time to allow and expose them to learn about concepts and the techniques about the various subjects in Primary School. It is crucial for them to start early so that they can fully understand the subjects that they will be exposed in school. Once they understand concepts, they will be able to fully grasp what is taught in school and begin to develop higher order thinking. Plus, your child will be taught various learning techniques that can be applied in various subject and through the programme, the child’s character will be built that will benefit them in school when dealing with peers, teachers and at home

English

  • Foundation in grammar mastery and understanding of grammar rules
  • Developing writing techniques to form meaning and flow to sentences
  • Building foundation, conversation and confidence for oral
  • Confidence in reading and ensuring reading with purpose

Math

  • Understanding of Whole Numbers (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division within 100)
  • Pattern identification and technique in solving Heuristics questions (Problem sums)
  • Data analysis through graphs
  • Knowledge and application of Money, Time, Measurements, Shapes and Patterns

Excel from the beginning

At Primary 2, children will be exposed to more new contents in the school subject. With the new subjects introduced, they are required to understand new information and then apply to questions accordingly. The Primary 2 MindChamps Academy programme will prepare them to the next level and to get ready examinations in Primary 3.

What are the outcomes that my child will benefit from the programme?

In the Primary 2 programme, your child will be guided to learn new contents various method. Through the programme the children will also be introduced to new concepts and be trained to develop higher order thinking. Plus, your child will be taught various learning techniques that can be applied in various subject and through the programme, the child’s character will be built that will benefit them in school when dealing with peers, teachers and at home

English

  • Polishing the understanding of grammar mastery and grammar rules
  • Strengthening conversation and confidence for oral
  • Building on writing through increased expansion in vocabulary through composition, expanding on paragraphs and development of story characters
  • Strengthening reading and ensuring reading with purpose

Math

  • Increased understanding of Whole Numbers (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division within 1000)
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Solving word problems through various heuristics methods like diagram drawing
  • Advanced knowledge and application in Money, Fractions, Time, Volume, Shapes and Solids
  • Knowledge of analyzing Graphs

The Beginning of a new Subject

As your child has been promoted to a higher level (Primary 3), a new additional subject will be introduced. With new content introduced to the child, it is important that we prepare the child. The preparation stage in Science is crucial as both English and Math are required for understanding and application for the subject.

What are the outcomes that my child will benefit from the programme?

With the start of a heavier school-load in Primary 3, the child must be able to realise that he/she will be challenged. Hence, the child’s mindset is important and he/she must be able to manage his/her time. Through the programme the children will also be introduced to new concepts and be trained to develop higher order thinking. Plus, your child will be taught various learning techniques that can be applied in various subject and through the programme, the child’s character will be built that will benefit them in school when dealing with peers, teachers and at home

English

  • Strengthening the understanding of grammar mastery and grammar rules
  • Strengthening the writing skills through composition, poetry that focus on story structure, expansion on paragraphs and giving life to story characters
  • Expansion in vocabulary to bring life to writing
  • Honing the reading skills and ensuring reading with purpose
  • Refining communication skills through stimulus-based conversation for confidence in oral

Math

  • Increased understanding of Whole Numbers within 10000 (Addition, Subtraction)
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Increased knowledge of analyzing Graphs, problem-sums, diagram drawing
  • Further sharpening concepts on Time, Money, Fractions and Measurement
  • Concepts and Introduction of new content such as Area and Perimeter and Geometry (Angles, Perpendicular and Parallel lines)

Science

  • Introduction of new concepts and content in science like Lifecycle of Animals and Plants, Human System and their functions and Materials, Living and Non-Living Things
  • Hands-on experiments to ensure real-time learning and concepts are relatable to the topic.
  • How English and Mathematics co-relates to Science

Facing and adapting to Upper Primary life

As the child goes into the Upper Primary level (Primary 4), the learning journey become steeper after the introduction of a new subject in Primary 3 – newer topics and mastery required for Primary 4. In upper primary, children will start learning to work in groups/teams in school. Hence, It is important for the child to lead with EQ and to take feedbacks from his/her the team. How the child manages such emotions are important as this build life experience in them.

What are the outcomes that my child will benefit from the programme?

With the child embarking on the journey in Primary 4, it is crucial for the child’s mindset is strong to take on bigger challenges ahead but also well-equipped for the various subject to ensure smooth transition to Primary 5. This is to ensure that the child will be well-prepare for The Big Examination – PSLE. Through the programme the children will also be introduced to new concepts and be trained to develop higher order thinking. Plus, your child will be taught various learning techniques that can be applied in various subject and through the programme, the child’s character will be built that will benefit them in school when dealing with peers, teachers and at home

English

  • Honing the grammar mastery and grammar rules and increased vocabulary building through idioms, metaphors
  • Enhancing writing skills through composition by developing story structure and paragraph expansion
  • Honing communication skills through stimulus-based conversation for confidence in oral
  • Honing the reading skills and ensuring reading with purpose

Math

  • Strengthening problem sum solving through various techniques
  • Expanding knowledge of Order of Operations, Decimals, Geometry, Symmetry
  • Further sharpening concepts on Time, Table and Graphs, Area and Perimeter

Science

  • Introduction of new concepts and content in science like Matter, Water, Forms of Energy, Light, Heat, Magnetic Forces
  • Hands-on experiments to ensure real-time learning and concepts are relatable to the topic.
  • Honing various techniques for analyzing and application.

The Learning Mind Masterclass is an interactive, insightful and fun 3-day programme for all new students. In this masterclass, students are taught various learning techniques which are required to be applied during the MindChamps Academy programme and in school. Not only that, the programme will also focus on instilling the 10 Values of a MindChampion, like I am Grateful, I Embrace Setbacks as Setups, I am Confident etc,. in the child to build character and develop soft-skills. At the end of the programme, students are encouraged to self-reflect on what they have learnt and how they can improve.

Primary 1 to Primary 2: MindChamps Proprietary Learning Techniques and 10 Values of a MindChampion
Primary 3 to Primary 4: Advanced MindChamps Proprietary Learning Techniques and 10 Values of a MindChampion

Our Curriculum

Using key elements from MindChamps’ famous Thinking Cap Programmes and merging them with our Champion Mindset, Creativity, Communication and Optimal Flow Method™ Learning processes, the MindChamps Academy provides your child with a place to Become – whatever they imagine becoming.

Active Understanding Singapore
Through the Hour-Glass Model approach to training, students develop a balance between knowledge control and acquisition on the one hand, and creative synthesis and problem-solving on the other. An immediate benefit of this training process is that the child moves gradually from ‘Overwhelm’ to ‘Confidence’. A shift in Mindset occurs as a result of the child’s growth in self-belief when he or she is able to control and express information in a structured and systematic way. The on-going benefit of the training process is that MindChamps’ Active Learning strategies, once mastered, become the child’s preferred way of learning and processing information.

Stage 1: Active Understanding
This stage is dedicated to helping students learn and apply MindChamps’ effective Information Control Strategies – develop the skills and techniques to understand, order and reduce information in a controlled manner. This process involves concerting abstract information and concepts into the understanding of key thoughts.

Stage 2: Active Storage
In this stage, students work to effectively store the summarized information of key thoughts or key facts for recollection at the appropriate time.

Stage 3: Active Recall
In this final stage, students develop the following skills:

  • Synthesis and Evaluation
  • Creative Thinking Strategies
  • Practical Writing Techniques (both creative and factual)

 

Optimal Flow Method

The Optimal Flow Method helps children connect the new information to concepts they have already understood, to create a new and more complete understanding. The method takes into account how the brain learns best and then optimises its strengths. Optimal learning occurs through making strong associations, linking new information to existing knowledge.

The MindChamps Education and Life Philosophy of 100% RESPECT, Zero Fear nurtures children to become young Champions, distinguishable by the following 10 values:

  1. I am Confident
  2. I am Grateful
  3. I have Integrity
  4. I am Self-reflective
  5. I Focus on the Beauty in Others
  6. I Embrace Setbacks as SetUps
  7. I Value Feedback as a Seed for Growth
  8. I am Creative
  9. I am Compassionate
  10. I am a Life-long Learner

Mindchamps 3-MIND Learning APPROACH

What sets MindChamps Academy apart from other enrichment programmes is our unique learning approach that provides your child with comprehensive mastery in his/her learning abilities. Breaking away from the limitations of learning by rote, our programme focuses on developing your child’s 3 key areas for effective cognitive learning:

MindChamps Champion Mind

Champion Mind

Mastery of a skilled and confident learner requires having the right mindset, as well as emotional resilience towards achieving the goal of strong literacy. Your child will learn the right attitude and habits to help develop his/her potential to excel in reading and writing well.

MindChamps Learning Mind

Learning Mind

Your child will learn practical “How-to” strategies and techniques to help him/her actively understand, store, recall, and synthesize information and concepts to read and write better.

MindChamps Creative Mind

Creative Mind

By learning how to use their imagination and connecting multiple perspectives to generate new ideas, your child will develop more love and passion when penning down ideas.

Other Programme Information

Programme Type

MindChamps Academy offers programmes for the following levels:

  • Primary 1
  • Primary 2
  • Primary 3
  • Primary 4
  • Primary 5 (coming soon)
  • Primary 6 (coming soon)

Other programmes available for Primary 5/6 child:

Programme Structure

Duration: 32 hours
No of Lessons: 10 Lessons + 1 Mentor session (2hrs)
*A 3-day Masterclass is compulsory for all new students

Programme Intake

The programmes commence every year in the month of January, March, July and September.