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Every Fairsian is a disciplined and inquisitive learner who exhibits open-mindedness, supporting the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge to the mutual benefit of self, society and the environment.

The department embarks on a journey to promote a quality Science Programme aiming to enhance students’ Science concepts by engaging them in a myriad of classroom activities and outdoor learning experiences.

With the whole school approach of using 5E+1 in our daily science teaching, we aim to imbue in pupils the spirit of inquiry.

5E +1 Approach

  • Engage
  • Explore
  • Explain
  • Elaborate
  • Evaluate
  • Encourage

The department recognizes students’ effort in adopting a positive attitude in their pursuit of Science knowledge by presenting the ‘Young Einstein Award’ to a student selected from every P2 to P6 class in each semester. To recognize students’ effort in Innovation & Creativity, the department initiates the ‘Science Innergy Award’ for the best Project Work for each class from P3 to P5.

The department places the pupils at the centre of the education process and through the variety of events and activities organized; it hopes to cater to the different learning styles of pupils so that they will be able to enjoy the learning process whilst in the pursuit of Science knowledge.

Highlights of Science Programmes & Activities

Integration of school-based Science Curriculum into P1 and P2 English Curriculum
  • Introduce topics on Diversity, Cycles & Interactions in P1 & P2 curriculum
    • P1 - Introduction to Animals, Mammals, Insects
    • P2- Introduction to Plants, Magnets and basic scientific tools
  • Students adopt and learn how to take care of animals – Eg : frog and butterfly
  • Students engage in simple science hands-on activities germinating and growing their own plants and exploring the school’s eco garden / pond to study different types of plants

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Outdoor experiential learning – Science Learning Journeys

  • P1 – Zoo Trail @ Singapore Zoological Gardens
  • P2 – Integration of Science in English STELLAR @ Science Centre
  • P3 - Workshop on Classification
  • p4- Workshop at Science Centre
  • P5 - Science Workshop @ DNA Learning Centre & Science Centre
  • P6 – Hands-on workshop @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve involving the study of mangrove ecosystem

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Greenhouse & Experimental Plot Activities

  • to support Science outdoor learning activities e.g garden trail, study of physical factors / characteristics affecting various communities of organisms
  • to provide opportunities for pupils to conduct experimental activities

Greenhouse Activities (Primary 2 & Primary 3)

  • P2 students to learn how to cultivate simple plants like climbers and Wheatgrass using pots / used bottles
  • P3 students learn to grow their own vegetables in soil (pots) and in nutrient water (commercial hydroponics kit)

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Datalogging Activities

  • use of Addest data loggers in teaching of Science lessons - through lab / outdoor activities which provide students with the opportunities to capture authentic data to enhance the learning process.

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Microscope Activities

  • use of USB handheld microscopes in the study of body covering of animals, fungi, textures of materials (P3)
  • use of USB handheld and compound microscopes in the study of cell and plant reproductive structures (P5)

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Inquiry-based Activities & Investigative Tasks

  • Development of P3-P6 lab activities and investigative tasks which align to inquiry-based learning
  • Creating opportunities for P5-P6 students to work on investigative tasks which complement / replace activities in the activity book using the (guided) inquiry-based approach
  • P3-P6 pupils are taught specific basic and integrated process skills : writing scientific reports which includes crafting aims, hypotheses, identifying and manipulating variables, writing procedures, collecting data for analysis & drawing conclusions in order to understand, appreciate and apply scientific principles

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Project Work

P5 (Investigative Task)

  • Students design and conduct a Science investigation and write a Scientific report
  • Assessed based on Science Project Work rubrics

P4 (Experimentation)

  • Students design and conduct an experiment to find out more about a specific Scientific concept
  • Assessed based on Science Project Work rubrics

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Environment Activities @ Fairfield

  • Assembly Talks
    • Assembly talks on environmental protection and public health for the students
  • Earth Week
    • All students engage in an array of activities focusing on environmental ownership and renewal of their commitment to care for the environment. Through these activities, they apply the content learnt in the Science Curriculum to outreach activities and interactive trails carried out via different modes such as poster and brochures making, exhibition and fundraising events and iPad trails
  • Eco Superheroes Programme for P1 to P6
    • All P1 to P6 students to embark on different modules to learn how they can play a part to help conserve the environment
  • Recycling Day
    • All students are involved in recycling of paper and plastic in Term 2 and 3
    • Waste to Craft – Exhibition of the craft works using recycled materials by students in the canteen
  • Litter-Free & Dengue-Free
    • Litter-picking activity by the Junior Environment Ambassadors (JEAs)
    • JEAs did community walk at Dover Estate to give out flyers
  • Energy Efficiency
    • JEAs embarked on the energy saving project in school
    • Checking on the classrooms to ensure that students switch off the projectors, lights and fans when not in class

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Recycled Art Competition during Earth Week

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Recycling Day - Collecting newspapers and plastic bottles in the canteen

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Training before the Litter-Free Walk

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Litter-Free walk at Dover Estate

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Dengue Prevention - House to House visits.

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Assembly talk on Environmental Protection

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Energy Efficiency – Junior Environment Ambassadors doing routine checks on lights and fans in classrooms


No. Name of Competition 2013 2014 2015
Little Professor
organised by ACJC Math and Science Council
Individual award
1 Silver
9 Bronze
5 Merit
Individual award
2 Gold
2 Silver
2 Bronze
Individual award
1 Gold
3 Silver
3 Bronze
9 Merit
2 Singapore Primary Science Olympiad organised by NUS High
Individual award
1 Bronze
Individual award
Individual award
1 Bronze
3 RGS Math and Science Competition Not applicable
Individual award
9th Place
Not applicable
4 Eco-Ideas Challenge Not applicable
Group award
2nd place
(Primary Category)
Not applicable

No. Name of Award 2012 2013 2014
1 Green Schools @ South West Gold Gold Gold

Updated as at Term 1, 2016