Self-care is a curriculum spanning across Primary 1 to 6. The curriculum incorporates the contexts of students’ lives at home and school. Students will learn how to take care of themselves and adapt to different environments to get prepared for living independently in future.
The curriculum covers 6 areas: Personal Hygiene, Toilet Habits, Eating, Clothing, Sleeping and Safety.
Diversified Teaching Strategies
Real objects, pictures and performance-based activities are deployed in class to enhance the participation and engagement of students, and to cater for learning diversity.
Situated Learning :
Situated learning is employed to provide students with more real-life experiences and facilitate their interaction with the environment. It supports students in applying their learning to daily lives.
For instance, by having a birthday party, students will learn and practise the usage of tableware, table manner, cleaning of tableware and table, and personal grooming.
Performance-based Activities :
Daily routine flowchart is designed by teachers based on students’ needs. Students can consolidate their skills and knowledge through practices and learn how to live independently.
Interprofessional Collaboration :
Occupational therapists will co-facilitate some classes to address learning difficulties of students. For instance, fine motor training and specific individual training are conducted to enhance students’ self-care skills. School nurses are also invited to co-facilitate classes about personal hygiene to build up their good habit. Topics include tooth-brushing, facial and body cleaning, etc.
Formative Assessment :
Students’ performance in class is examined to evaluate their learning progress.
Interim Assessment :
Assessment is done for each learning theme. The result is recorded in the thematic performance report.
Summative Assessment :
Full-year learning performance of each student is recorded in the report card.