2018 JUNE HOLIDAY CAMP
June holidays are around the corner! We have lined up a series of exciting and stimulating holiday activities to engage your child to the fullest during the June holidays.
Our action-packed courses, from our latest Synergistic STEM (S-STEM) camp to gifted programme camp, are all designed with our high-ability learners in mind, ensuring that they are engaged meaningfully throughout the month-long term break.
Based on popular demand, we have expanded our NMOS camp to a 2-part series camp for those aiming to excel in 2018 NMOS competition. We are also offering our popular GEP & DSA interview courses this June for those who want the best preparation for their child, so don’t miss it!
Develops critical thinking skills to prepare students for 2018 P3 GEP General Ability & selection test. The camp will cover key mathematical reasoning concepts such as classification skills, sequencing, spatial reasoning & abstract visual reasoning. Students will hone their reading skills in challenging comprehension texts and cloze passages. This intensive camp also aims to expose students to a good range of Math & English general ability questions.
Prepares children for NMOS Competition (Math competition organized by NUS High School).
Prepares children for Australian Math Competition (World’s largest school-based Math competition held internationally).
Develops critical thinking skills to prepare children for future Olympiad math and science competitions and high ability tests. The camp focuses on problem-solving skills and includes a strong combination of both IQ Math and Science components to engage children in a holistic learning environment.
Prepares students for the Direct School Admission (DSA) interviews. They will be exposed to scenarios they may encounter during the DSA interview sessions. This will instil confidence in them as they face any challenging interview scenarios.
Overview of the topics:
- Crafting the answers to the routine and non-routine interview questions (a list of questions will be provided).
- How to create impression and impact
- Crisis management during DSA interview
- Interview Techniques
- Rehearsal, Rehearsal, and Rehearsal (simulated panel interviews)
The best of our Shakespeare, Einstein and Da Vinci programmes for pre-schoolers.
Shakespeare: English Language Arts & Humanities
Einstein: Mathematical Reasoning & Science
Da Vinci: IQ stretcher, general knowledge, visual and spatial reasoning
A good leader is able to identify potential conflicts and resolve them creatively and amicably. This camp equips our young learners with practical strategies to handle difficult situations and skills to resolve conflicts.
- Identify feelings and needs behind conflicts
- Generate creative solutions for resolving conflicts cooperatively
- Master active listening skills (e.g. foundational Paraphrasing and summarizing skills)
- Be able to de-escalate situations
- Be more confident and assertive
- Be able to identify effective leadership qualities
- Reading fluency for school oral examination
- Practise effective communication skills for stimulus-based conversations
This highly-interactive communications skills camp equips our learners with impactful conversational skills. Exceptional interview skills empower them to be effective leaders.
– Identify good and poor listening skills
– Master active listening skills
(Paraphrasing, summarizing, clarifying, encouraging, listening for feelings)
– Understanding empathy, reframing and de-escalation
– Handle difficult conversations and practise positive confrontational techniques
– Understand types of questioning and practice effective questioning
Prepares children for composition writing based on latest PSLE requirements. The camp will bring students through the creative writing process (plot development & characterization) to help them to develop their individual writer’s voice and craft out their own unique short stories independently.
S-STEM Camps by R2D2 Lab
The camp features synergistic STEM curriculum designed by R2D2 Lab, which integrate science, technology, engineering and programming into an invention project. A project-based learning journey will guide student to explore scientific knowledge fields, understand current technologies, train their engineering skills by prototyping and learn to collaborate with others.
Targeted audience: This camp is most suitable for P1/P2 students.
The camp features synergistic STEM curriculum designed by R2D2 Lab. A project-based learning journey will guide student to explore scientific knowledge fields, understand current technologies, train their engineering skills by prototyping and improve their problem-solving skills by debugging and testing.
Targeted audience: This camp is most suitable for P3/P4 students.
This camp serves as an entry course for students without any programming exposure. In this camp, students will understand the fundamental ideas about computers and programming, and develop some basic problem-solving and project design skills.
Targeted audience: This camp is most suitable for P1/P2 students without prior programming experience.
This camp will provide a fantastic first step into the robot control without the need to dive head into the confusing and complex text-based programming. In this camp, students will understand fundamental ideas about embedded system and learn block programming GUI to control Arduino electronic kits to do certain tasks. This camp also serves as a bridging course for R2D2 Adventurer classes in the following semesters.
Targeted audience: This camp is more suitable for P3/P4 students.
Prerequisite: None, but experience with Scratch programming will help.
Be a maker and start Arduino today!
Arduino platform is flexible, easy-to-use and inexpensive for everyone who is interested in Making, and it has been extensively used in lots of prototyping projects. This camp will guide students to explore the powerful C programming language that has been widely used to develop all kinds of smart devices and IoT products. Students will program in the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE), build electrical circuits, handling sensors and realize functional prototypes. After this camp, students will be equipped with enough knowledge and skills to start exploration of the world of Making.
This camp also serves as a bridging course for R2D2 Expeditioner classes or portfolio program in the following semesters.
Targeted audience: This camp is more suitable for students of P4 and above.
Prerequisite: Experience with S4A or equivalent programming skills
This camp serves as an entry course for students to step into the world of robotics. In this camp, students will understand the fundamental ideas about robotics and programming and, by experimenting, understand how robot motion is realized. Other than programming in graphic interface to control robot motion, a unique way for robot motion control, Teach-Record-Repeat, will be taught was well. This method is commonly seen in actual industrial robots operation.
Targeted audience: This camp is most suitable for P1/P2 students
Prerequisite: None, but experience with Scratch programming will help.
Do you want to build an electronic toy in 4 days? Do you want to learn programming while building the story? If yes, this Junior Maker camp is definitely for you! By tapping into the new Micro:bit platform, students will learn to think critically by understanding and creating conditional branches, to think mathematically by creating animation effects and learn new technologies by using on-board accelerometer and compass. This camp is the beginning of a learning-by-doing journey that your children will want to embark on again and again.
Targeted audience: This camp is more suitable for students of P3 and above.
Prerequisite: Prior graphic programming experience such as Scratch.
Surprise! This is how we conduct a bilingual course for STEM at our centres. STEM is fun, and bilingual is important for the kids, so why not experience both of them altogether! In this unique STEM programme, class activities are conducted in both Mandarin and English. Students will not only learn some science knowledge, engineering skills and conduct hands-on experiments, but also immerse in the natural bilingual environment with their peers.
Targeted audience: This camp is more suitable for K1/K2 students.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to speak in Mandarin.