Primary School News

T3W8 – 12 May 2023

Dear Parents,

End-Of-Year Exam Schedule and Reminders (G4 to G6)

Next week (May 17 to 24), Grade 4 to Grade 6 students will start their End-of-Year Exams. They are required to attend the exams. If your child is sick and needs to take a leave of absence, please inform the Form Teacher before 8:30 am on the day. The make-up days for the exams are May 25 and 26.

The links below provide the End-of-Year Exam Schedule and Table of Specifications.

Grade 4: EOY Schedule and Table of Specifications

Grade 5: EOY Schedule and Table of Specifications

Grade 6: EOY Schedule and Table of Specifications

End-of-Year Events

With only a few more weeks of school, we are gearing up for the exciting events to end the school year on a high note. Please save the date for the upcoming events (details will follow).  We look forward to your active participation.

  • June 5th – Student of the Year Award Ceremony (8:45-9:30)
  • June 6th – Grades 5 & 6 Swim Razzmatazz (8:30 – 10:30)
  • June 7th – Grades 3 & 4 Swim Razzmatazz (8:30 – 10:30)
  • June 8th – Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony (13:00 – 15:15)
  • June 9th – Grades 1 & 2 Swim Razzmatazz (8:30 – 10:30)
  • June 12th Prize Giving Ceremony (8:45 – 10:30)

Exam-taking Strategies

You may be wondering how your child can do their best on their End-of-Year exams. Below is some advice from the Primary School Heads of Department to help your child reach his or her full potential.  Please share these important advices with your children. 


1. 做好充分的复习。 考前要熟悉考试的内容,范围和题型。根据平时做过的练习及单元测试卷,复习卷等,进一步熟练解题思路和写作技巧。

2. 在考试时,要认真审题,理解题意。

3. 要合理安排考试时间。根据各题型题量和分值分配答题时间,重点安排时间用于主观题的答题。

4. 留出足够时间进行全面检查。检查是否漏题,是否有错别字,是否语句通顺等避免一些显而易见的错误。

English Language

  1. Review the materials given to you by your teacher. Review little by little every day instead of all at once right before the exam. 
  2. Read the questions about reading comprehension passages carefully. Read them several times if needed. Make sure you understand what each question is asking before you answer it. Underline or highlight information in reading comprehension passages while you read to help you locate information later.
  3. For Composition Writing, make sure to write on the correct topic and in the correct genre/format. Spend about 5 minutes at the beginning to plan your writing. Knowing what you want to write before you begin will improve the content and organisation of your paper. Spend 5 to 10 minutes at the end proofreading your writing. Make sure all of your ideas make sense and correct any mistakes in conventions that you find.
  4. For Oral Communication, ask your teacher if you don’t understand the prompt. S/he may be able to rephrase it or explain. If you get stuck or have no ideas of your own, try asking a question or summarizing what others have said. If someone in your group is very quiet, ask him/her a question so they can join the discussion.
  5. Before your exams, get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast.


Before the exam:

  • Do the practice papers and review tasks assigned by your teacher.
  • Review the Science textbook and ppt shared on Managebac.
  • If you have a question you can’t solve, consult your teacher and learn how to solve that question.

During the exam:

For Multiple Choice Questions:

  • Underline or circle the keywords and Scientific terminology in the question to help you stay focused on what you need to answer.
  • Eliminate answers that you know are incorrect to narrow down your options.

For Short and Long Answer Questions:

  • Organize your thoughts before you start writing to ensure you address all parts of the question.
  • Use specific examples or evidence to support your answer.


Before the exam:

  • Do the practice papers and review tasks on Koobits assigned by your teacher.
  • If you have a question you can’t solve, consult your teacher and learn how to solve that question.

During the exam:

  • For all types of questions, read the question carefully and make sure you understand what is being asked before solving the question.
  • Pace yourself and manage your time effectively during the exam.
  • Make sure you allocate enough time for each section and question, and don’t spend too much time on any one question.
  • If you get stuck, move on to the next question and come back to it later if you have time.

We wish all the G4 to G6 students the best at their End-of-Year examinations!

Best regards,

Ms Ramida Din (Primary School Principal)

Mr Tony Rampton (Primary School Assistant Principal)