Social Studies

FBL to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden- Primary One


The Primary One pupils went for their Field Based Learning to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
(JBCG).

It gave pupils the opportunity to have hands-on experience of the various types of plant life
in Singapore. 

It was a unique experience for them to look closely and touch, feel as well as smell the
various plants and parts of the plants.

First, the pupils had picnic by the lake, near the Botanical Gardens. They brought their own
picnic mats and sat on it. They had their snacks and drinks and also enjoyed the beautiful
view.

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Next, they went to explore JBCG. The pupils were particularly excited about how the
different spice and herb plants smelled like. They also had an opportunity to explore plants
that grow in water and how the plant parts have adapted themselves according to their
surroundings.

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Our pupils had fun doing tree bark rubbing, exploring a maze, walking on suspension bridge,
hearing echos in a man-made cave and visited a Treehouse too! This is one memorable
interactive learning experience for our young ones!

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FBL to Singapore Philatelic Museum – Primary Two

Our Primary 2 pupils went to the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) as part of their Social
Studies field based trip. The objectives are to recognise that common Identity, shared
experiences and values unite different races in Singapore; and appreciate different customs
and traditions that are practiced by the diverse communities in Singapore.

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The pupils had the opportunity to go into various rooms to learn more about the origins of
stamps, the representation of stamps from different countries as well as the continents of
the world on the 3D World Map.

Pupils also went through a heritage trail where they learned about the customs and cultures
of different races through the exhibits and artefacts that were displayed. At the end of the
learning journey, students learned to appreciate the customs and traditions practised by the
diverse communities in Singapore.

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FBL to Land Transport Gallery – Primary Three

Our Primary Three pupils visited the Land Transport Gallery for their Social Studies field-based
learning to learn about the various stages of Singapore’s land transport development. By
engaging their senses of sight, touch and hearing through the various interactive stations and
physical artefacts, we hope that our pupils would be able to understand and appreciate the
challenges, solutions and approaches in land transport planning in Singapore.

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FBL to interactive Heritage Trail – Primary Four

Our Primary Four pupils went on an interactive Heritage Trail as part of their Social Studies
field-based learning. Using ‘Jigsaw Strategy’, each class was split into three teams to explore
and experience Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown simultaneously. Pupils were given
the opportunity to make explicit meaningful connections between classroom experiences and
the environment, using the affordances of wireless and mobile technologies.

At the end of the trail, the pupils returned to their class to share with their peers on the cultural
and practices that they have learnt at each site. By engaging their senses of sight, touch and
hearing through the trail, we hope the pupils can foster a greater sense of pride and belonging
to our rich Singapore heritage.

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FBL to Madame Tussauds Singapore & Imagines Of Singapore LIVE! - Primary Five

The Primary Five students visited the Madame Tussauds Singapore & Imagines Of Singapore LIVE for their Social Studies field-based learning to learn about the achievements our forefathers did in the past and develop Singapore into what she is today. Pupils will also leant about the many challenges Singapore faced experientially as an “Observer” as they travel through the themes of Singapore history featured in Images of Singapore LIVE!

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FBL to Singapore Botanical Gardens – Primary Six

Our Primary Six pupils went for an experiential learning journey to Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) as part of their Social Studies field-based learning. Pupils are able to learn more about crops grown in Southeast Asia and how Singapore is connected to the rest of Southeast Asia through the Heritage Museum and the heritage trees found in the gardens.

There are also opportunities to interact with the exhibits in the Heritage Museum and find out the origins of key economic crops grown for food and commercial purposes in Southeast Asia. Pupils will learn that the growing of these economic crops, an important economic activity has helped to contribute to a strong and prosperous Southeast Asia. Pupils will also be encouraged to observe, reflect and deepen their own personal understanding as they immerse themselves in the multi-sensory environment.

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