VBest offers private tuition in primary education for the age between 6-12 years old. Primary education is essential at young learners, it is the very first moment of blossoming of a child’s school life, but here is where the young people starts to learn reading, writing and recognising numbers.
"explore and discover their potential"
We provide an excellent preparation in joyful and cheerful environment to stimulate the children. It is essential for young people to explore and discover their potential with a smile when they attend classes. VBest provides harmony environment to encourage student to look forward in attending extra classes.
"a strong preparation for entry to international schools"
The aim is to prepare students for their future by building a solid foundation that nurtures their social, emotional and cognitive development. By educating the child on the whole, we encourage the children to be critical thinkers and problem solvers as well as nurture their sense of being. We offer subjects such as English, Mathematics, Mandarin and Sciences which are based on UK Cambridge syllabus which serves as a strong preparation for entry to international schools.
Cambridge UK Checkpoint English | Mathematics | Mandarin | Sciences
Children will read a range of different genres. They will think about how words are related by learning about synonyms and antonyms. When writing a text, they will carefully select vocabulary and use a variety of representational devices (including adverbials) to structure text. They will use a range of punctuation correctly, including semi-colons, colons, dashes and hyphens.
They will learn about negative, square and prime numbers. They will be multiplying and dividing with numbers up to four digits, using formal, efficient methods. They will be doing more complicated work with percentages, decimals, fractions. Children will also start to learn about proportion , ration then to algebra. They will need to measure the volume, area and perimeter of different shapes and convert between units of measurement.
Children will learn about humans and animals in further details. They will learn to use scientific names for some major organs of body systems and their positions. They will be able to describe the main functions of the major organs of the body and its importance.
They will also learn about living things in their environment in further details. They will explore how humans have positive and negative effects on the environment such as loss of species and protection of habitats. They will also explore several ways of caring for the environment such as recycling, reducing waste, reducing energy consumption, not littering and encouraging others to care for the environment. They will know how food chains can be used to represent feeding relationships in a habitat and present these in text and diagrams. They will also understand the terms ‘producer’, ‘consumer’, ‘predator’ and ‘prey’. Thus, they will be able to explore and construct food chains in a particular habitat.
Besides that, children will learn about materials changes in further details. They will be able to distinguish between reversible and irreversible changes, explore how solids can be mixed and how it is often possible to separate them again. They will observe, describe, record and begin to explain changes that occur when some solids are added to water. They will explore how, when solids do not dissolve or react with water, they can be separated by filtering, which is similar to sieving. They will also explore how some solids dissolve in water to form solutions and, although the solid cannot be seen, the substance is still present.
Furthermore, children will learn about forces and motion in further details. They will distinguish between mass measured in kilograms (kg) and weight measured in newtons, noting that kilograms are used in everyday life. They will also recognise and use units of force, mass and weight and identify the direction in which forces act. Thus, they will be able to understand the notion of energy in movement. They will also recognise friction (including air resistance) as a force which can affect the speed at which objects move and which sometimes stops things moving.
Moreover, children will learn about electricity and magnetism in further details. They will investigate how some materials are better conductors of electricity than others and how some metals are good conductors of electricity while most other materials are not. They will know why metals are used for cables and wires and why plastics are used to cover wires and as covers for plugs and switches. They will also predict and test the effects of making changes to circuits, including length or thickness of wire and the number and type of components and be able to represent series circuits with drawings and conventional symbols.
Children will read a range of different genres. They will continue to use their skills of inference of characters' motives and feelings. They will learn to spell a variety of more sophisticated words with different prefixes and suffixes.When writing a text, they will carefully select vocabulary and use a variety of presentation devices to structure text.
They will be expected to be confident enough with addition,subtraction, multiplication and division to know which one to use in what situation. They need to be confident in their methods for using all four operations with larger numbers (three digits and then four digits). Children will be learning about decimals, fractions and percentages. They will need to calculate the perimeter and area of different shapes. Children will need to solve measurement problems that involve converting between units of measurement. They will learn to draw and measure angles and also calculate the size of missing angles. They will need to interpret information in tables and line graphs.
Children will learn about plants in further details. They will learn that plants need energy from light for growth and reproduce. They will observe how seeds can be dispersed in a variety of ways and investigate how seeds need water and warmth for germination, but not light. They will also observe that plants produce flowers which have male and female organs; seeds are formed when pollen from the male organ fertilises the ovum (female). They will also be able to recognise that flowering plants have a life cycle including pollination, fertilisation, seed production, seed dispersal and germination.
Furthermore, children will also learn about the states of matter which include the process of evaporation and condensation where liquid turns into a gas and vice versa respectively. They will learn that the boiling point of water is 100°C and the melting point of ice is 0°C. They will know that when a liquid evaporates from a solution the solid is left behind.
Moreover, children will learn about light in further details. They will observe that shadows are formed when light travelling from a source is blocked and investigate how the size of a shadow is affected by the position of the object. They will also observe that shadows change in length and position throughout the day and know that light intensity can be measured. They will be able to explore how opaque materials do not let light through and transparent materials let a lot of light through. They will learn that we see light sources because light from the source enters our eyes and beams or rays of light can be reflected by surfaces including mirrors, and when reflected light enters our eyes we see the object. They will explore why a beam of light changes direction when it is reflected from a surface.
Besides that, children will also learn about the earth and beyond in further details. They will Explore, through modelling, that the sun does not move; its apparent movement is caused by the Earth spinning on its axis. Thus, they will know that the Earth spins on its axis once in every 24 hours and takes a year to orbit the sun, spinning as it goes. They will also do some research on the lives and discoveries of scientists who explored the solar system and stars.
Children will be increasing their familiarity with a wide range of genres of writing. They should become much more confident this year with joining their handwriting and keeping it as neat when it comes to writing.They will be using apostrophes to mark plural possession. They should also become more confident in including dialogue in their stories and the correct use of speech marks.
They will be learning to add and subtract numbers with up to four digits using column addition and subtraction. They will continue to learn their times tables and complete all of them up to the 12 times table by this year. Then,this will help them in moving onto multiplying three-digit numbers by a one-digit number.They will solve problems involving fractions and be introduced to decimals. They will need to find the area and perimeter of shapes, convert between units of measurement and convert between the 12-hour and 24-hour system clock.
Children will learn about humans and animals in more details: know that humans and some animals have bony skeletons inside their bodies and how skeletons grow as humans grow, support and protect the body. They will also learn that animals with skeletons have muscles attached to the bones and how a muscle should contract to make a bone move and muscles act in pairs. They will also be able explain the role of drugs as medicines.
They will also learn about living things in their environment in more details where they will investigate how different animals are found in different habitats and are suited to the environment in which they are found. They will also learn to recognise ways that human activity affects the environment. For examples, river pollution and recycling waste.
Furthermore, children will learn about states of matter. They will know that matter can be solid, liquid or gas. They will also investigate how materials change when they are heated and cooled. They will also observe how water turns into steam when it is heated but on cooling the steam turns back into water.
In addition, children will learn about sound in more details. They will explore how sounds are made and investigate how sound travels through varied materials to the ear. They will also investigate the way pitch describes how high or low a sound is and that high and low sounds can be loud or soft. They will also explore how pitch can be changed in musical instruments in a range of ways.
Besides that, they will learn also about electricity and magnetism. The children will construct complete circuits using switch, cell (battery), wire and lamps. They will explore how an electrical device will not work if there is a break in the circuit. They will also explore the forces between magnets and know that magnets can attract or repel each other. They will know that magnets attract some metals but not others.
Children will be increasing their familiarity with a wide range of genres of writing. They will be preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and perform. They will be thinking about inference and making predictions about what is going to happen in a story.This year they will need to build on their handwriting work in Year 2, becoming more confident with combining letters. They will be thinking carefully about the setting, characters and plot in their stories and how to structure a text, remembering to use plenty of good description. They will need to use connecting words such as when, before, after, while, so and because. They will start to use speech marks when writing dialogue this year.
They will start adding and subtracting with three-digit numbers by using column They will learn their 3, 4 and 8 times tables then moving onto multiplying a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Children will learn how to find fractions of quantities and about equivalent fractions. They will learn about perimeter and also how to tell the time on a 12 hour system and 24 hour system clock. They will start to learn about right angles, horizontal , perpendicular and parallel lines.
Children will learn about plants in more details: explain observations that plants need water and light to grow, know that water is taken in through the roots and transported through the stem and know that plant growth is affected by temperature. They will also learn about humans and animals in more details: know life processes common to humans and animals include nutrition (water and food), movement, growth and reproduction, describe differences between living and non-living things using knowledge of life processes and explore and research exercise and the adequate, varied diet needed to keep healthy. They will also explore human senses and the ways we use them to learn about our world as well as sort living things into groups, using simple features and describe rationale for groupings.
Furthermore, children will learn about material properties in more details: know that every material has specific properties. For examples, hard, soft, shiny. They will be able to sort materials according to their properties. They will explore how some materials are magnetic but many are not and discuss why materials are chosen for specific purposes based on their properties.
Moreover, children will learn about forces and motion in more details: know that pushes and pulls are examples of forces and that they can be measured with forcemeters, explore how forces can make objects start or stop moving and how forces can change the shape of objects. They will also explore how forces, including friction, can make objects move faster or slower or change direction.
Children will carry on building their phonics work in Year 1 until they are able to read words automatically, without having to sound out. They will continue to read a range of different stories and introduced to non-fiction books. They will be able to apply the rules on spelling based on what they have learnt. They will be more confident in their formation of letters and will learn how to start joining their handwriting. They will have plenty of practice writing stories and will also write some poetry. They will be taught to use capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks correctly.
Children in Year 2 will learn to add and subtract with two-digit and one-digit numbers. They will learn multiplication and division fact for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Children will need to find 1/3, 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 of a shape or a quantity of objects. They will learn to name and describe the properties of common 2D and 3D shapes. Year 2 children carry out activities where they interpret and construct block graphs, tally charts, pictograms and tables.
Children will learn about living things in their environment. They will identify similarities and differences between local environments and know about some of the ways in which these affect the animals and plants that are found there. They will also observe and talk about their observation of the weather, recording reports of weather data.
Moreover, children will learn about material properties and changes. They will learn to recognise some types of rocks and the uses of different rocks. They will know how the shapes of some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. They will also describe the way some everyday materials change when they are heated or cooled. They will recognise that some materials can dissolve in water.
Furthermore, children will learn about light and dark where they will identify different light sources including the sun. They will also be able to identify shadow and know that darkness is due to absence of light. They will also learn about electricity which will require them to recognise the components of simple circuits involving cells (batteries). They need to know how a switch can be used to break a circuit as well. In addition, the children will learn about the earth and beyond. They will explore how the sun appears to move during the day and how shadows change. They will also make a model how the spin of the Earth leads to day and night, for examples, with different sized balls and a torch.