3H Approach

ESP adopts the 3H approach which covers 3 key developmental domains – HEAD (knowledge & skills), HEART (values & emotions) and HANDS (participation & contribution) to develop students who continuously use concepts and integrate skills and processes in inquiring phenomena related to the environment, think creatively and critically in solving environmental problems, communicate and work effectively in teams and have strong conviction in bettering the environment.


Themes in ESP

ESP focusses on five themes. The themes will provide the knowledge to study the environment and the solution of environmental problems.



Brief description

Primary 1 & 2

The environment – plants and animals

Students learn that the environment includes the plants and animals.  They will also learn the 3Rs and how practising the 3Rs can better the environment.

Primary 3

Endangered animals

Students discover endangered animals and learn about the threats to the animals’ survival in the wild. 

Primary 4

Green environment

Students learn how to “go green” by pursuing knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generation.

Primary 5

Water management

Students learn how water is managed and the need to conserve water. 

Primary 6

Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Students learn the different types of renewable energy and learn about the activities that contribute to climate change and find out ways to reduce their carbon footprint that will eventually go to reducing the negative impact of climate change.