I believe that the start of a good writer is usually in the P3 and P4 years. Having said that, I have had students who have come to me in P5 and blossomed to be humorous and exciting writers.
In the writing section of my P3 & P4 classes, our usual Composition planning follows the simple:
Introduction – Problem – Solution – Ending
I wanted the Planning technique to be as simplified as possible in the first few months of classes to get the students used to the planning quickly, and writing within a time frame of 40 mins (5 mins to plan, 40 mins to write, 5 mins to check).
For students at this age group and at the start of the year my objectives for them are:
- 1) Able to plan within 5 minutes by looking at the theme and pictures. Planning does not need to be completely written down but student must be able to tell me his complete story idea
- 2) Able to complete writing the Composition within the 40 minute time frame given
- 3) Able to check through his writing and correct some of his tenses or punctuation mistakes on his own.
The Composition model below is A Competition. It was written by my P3 student in my P4 class. I have added on more descriptions to the story for him but the content and the humor are all his own.
P3 Composition – A competition Picture
Note to students
The model compositions in this blog are to help students generate ideas and to be used as a guide. Students are not allowed to copy the model compositions and then pass them off as their own work, especially in school. It is called plagiarism.
A P3 Competition model composition
Nervous. That was what I was feeling. I scanned my surroundings and there was a sea of people wearing different coloured t-shirts with numbers printed on the back. I was at the Inter-School Championship stadium and the 100-metre sprint was just about to start.
I was as jittery as a small boy lost in a shopping mall. Looking at the competitors around me, I regretted signing up for the race. There was a tall, muscular Indian boy beside me. He looked like a miniature Usain Bolt! How was I ever going to win?
A starter pistol went off with a loud bang, signalling the start of the race. I started running as fast as the wind, all my nerves then forgotten. My friend Jayden, from 3K, raced to the front while I was lagging behind. Just as I thought that he was going to win the race, Jayden tripped on a small pebble and flew forward. He landed hard on the ground and was bleeding. I was in a horrible dilemma. Should I help him? But if I stopped, I would surely lose the race.
In a split second, I made the decision to help him. I knew that it would be meaningless if I won but left my friend bleeding in agony. I helped him up and together we walked to the Finish line. The next day, the school Principal made an announcement about what I had done and she even invited me on stage to hand me an award. I was disqualified from the race but I was not at all disappointed. I knew that I had done the right thing.
Check the other articles from this section
- P3 SA2 composition planning & model
- Tips on composition planning & a school model on an achievement
- How to create descriptive settings – Primary 3
- A Frightening Incident composition
- P3 English Composition A Lost Puppy
- P3 and P4 Composition Phrases to describe happiness and excitement
- P3 English Composition At The Beach
- P3 Model Composition a birthday party
- Endings for English Compositions – Primary 3
- Good introductions for English Compositions – Primary 3
- What To look out for when correcting a composition P3
- Primary 3 Composition on a family outing
- Composition Accident – Planning (P3 & P4)
- Composition Helping phrases P3 / P4
- Tips on writing a good composition
2023 P3 English tuition timetable
|Branch||Day||Start Time||End Time|
|Bukit Timah||WED||3 pm||5 pm|
|Hougang Pelikat||THU||5 pm||7 pm|