HolProg2017

Primary 4 to primary 6

Creative Writing Programmes

 

PRIMARY 4 – PRIMARY 6 (PURE CREATIVE WRITING)

For this year, Primary 4 – 6 students will learn six different composition topics instead of four compositions topics like previous years. The additional two topics will come in the form of Composition Application Worksheets.


These worksheets help in teaching students how to apply the phrases and plots they have learnt across similar compositions.
This is important because the new syllabus encourages students to think more in depth and bring in moral values into their stories. Because of that, the topics that can be tested on are much more varied and students can no longer just rely on memorising model compositions.


The following topics will be covered in our Primary 4 – Primary 6 Pure Creative Writing classes:

Level
(as of 2018)
Composition Topics
Primary 4 A) Courageous Act
  1. You were playing 'Hide and Seek' with your brother when he got bitten by a poisonous spider.
  2. You were with Pang Pang in the forest when he got bitten by a poisonous snake.

Additional Material: Composition Application Worksheet for ‘Courageous Act’.

(B) Frightening Experience
  1. You and your classmates were camping in the forest. During one of the night activities, one of your friends got lost.
  2. Your friends were playing on the stairs along the corridor of your HDB block when one of them leaned over the railing and tumbled down.
Additional Material: Composition Application Worksheet for ‘Frightening Experience’.
Primary 5/6 (A) Emergency
  1. You were overseas on volunteer project and fell into a well.
  2. You were in an MRT train that was travelling through a tunnel when it broke down.

Additional Material: Composition Application Worksheet for ‘Emergency’.

(B) Being Grateful
  1. You visited a third world nation as part of a family trip to do humanitarian work and you were grateful for what you had taken for granted in Singapore.
  2. You used to be prejudiced about foreign workers until a foreign worker helped you out of a dangerous situation. You were grateful and the incident changed your thinking towards them.

Additional Material: Composition Application Worksheet for ‘Being Grateful’.

Schedule

Programmes (9.30am - 1.30pm)

Level
(as of 2018)

Days / Dates (2017)

Venue

P4 Pure Creative Writing

23rd Nov - 24th Nov
Thursday - Friday

AMK 709

27th Nov - 28th Nov
Monday - Tuesday

AMK 704 / Parkway Centre / Bukit Timah

4th Dec - 5th Dec
Monday - Tuesday

Parkway Centre

P5 Pure Creative Writing

27th Nov - 28th Nov
Monday - Tuesday

AMK 702 / Parkway Centre

4th Dec – 5th Dec
Monday - Tuesday

AMK 702 / Clementi / Parkway Centre

P6 Pure Creative Writing

27th Nov - 28th Nov
Monday - Tuesday

AMK 702 / Parkway Centre / Bukit Timah

30th Nov – 1st Dec
Thursday - Friday

AMK 702 / Parkway Centre

4th Dec - 5th Dec
Monday - Tuesday

AMK 702 / Parkway Centre / Clementi

Note:

1. Every programme will run for TWO days only.
2. The maximum number of students per class is 12.
3. All class timings are from 9.30am - 1.30pm (4 hours). This includes a 30-minute lunch break for all students.


ADMINISTRATION

COST

The prices of the holiday programmes are as follows:

Programme

Price# (Before GST)

Normal

Early Bird*

Group (4 people)

Early Bird + Group *

P4 – P6 Pure Creative Writing

$ 265.00

$ 250.00

$ 255.00

$ 245.00

 

# Prices listed are for one student and are subject to GST.


* All Early Bird promotions are eligible only until 22nd October 2017. To enjoy Early Bird Discount, all payment must be made by the 22nd October 2017.


An enquiry via email does not make one eligible for an early bird discount. A full registration for one to be eligible.

Students forming the group has to be 4 different students. Group discounts will be eligible across all levels, programmes and locations.


LUNCH

Lunch will be provided from McDonalds for both days of the Holiday Programme.
The following are the food choices:
• Cheeseburger Set Meal
• Filet O Fish Set Meal
• Mc Chicken Set Meal


All Set Meals will come with Mineral Water and an option of a packet fries or a cup of corn. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any special request or changes to the meal.

Parents may choose to opt out of this lunch option and prepare their own meals from home. However, prices for our Holiday Programme will remain the same.

Students will not be allowed to leave the centres to purchase food or drinks from nearby eateries.


STATIONERY

Do bring along the following stationery for the programme:


Primary 1 – 3:
• Foolscap Paper (for composition writing)
• Pencil and Eraser
• Green Pen (for corrections)
• A4 Size Whiteboard, Marker and Duster (for class participation – optional)
• Other stationery (For e.g. highlighter, stapler, ruler)


Primary 4 – 6:
• Foolscap Paper (for composition writing)
• Pen and Correction Tape
• Green Pen (for corrections), Red Pen (for marking purposes)
• A4 Size Whiteboard, Marker and Duster (for class participation – optional)
• Other stationery (For e.g. highlighter, stapler, eraser, ruler, pencil)


REGISTRATION

All registration can be made online via the following link: thealternativestory.com/holidaysignup
We will no longer be accepting an email registration.


Registration will end on 12th November 2017. Do note that our administrators will reply you with a confirmation email within THREE working days. You will receive an email to confirm your child’s registration.

 

PAYMENT

All payment for Cash and NETS should only be paid at the centre you’re registering for. The following are the addresses of our branches. We will no longer accept any cheque payment.


Details of our branch addresses and operating hours can be found on our website at thealternativestory.com/branches.
Payments must be made within one week upon receiving the confirmation email from our administrators. Otherwise, TAS reserves the right to release your slot to others on the waiting list. In order to enjoy Early Bird discounts, payment must be made by the 22nd October 2017.


Note:
• No cheque payments will be accepted at our branches.
• Registrations beyond the registration date may also be given to you if slots are still
available. In such cases, payments must be made in Cash / NETS only within 3 working days. No cheque payment will be acceptable.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(i) No refund will be given for any cancellation once payment has been made as a slot has already been reserved for you. However, materials used for the Holiday Programme will be provided for you. These materials can be collected from 23rd November 2017 onwards at the respective branches according to our opening hours (stated on our website).


(ii) We highly recommend registered students to attend the full two-day course he/she has registered for to prevent a disruption in your child’s learning environment. However, a make-up class can be arranged depending on the availability of the slot. TAS will not be liable if any materials taught are repeated in the make-up class. Every class is taught at a pace suitable for the class.


For further enquiries, you may call us at 6758 8744 or email us at info@thealternativestory.com.