PSLE English writing masterclass

Our Writing MasterClass is designed to transform hesitant or aspiring young learners who desire to produce an outstanding piece of writing for PSLE.


What you need to know about the programme.

  • Understanding PSLE assessment standards
  • Identifying pupils’ weaknesses and strengths in writing
  • Introduction to narratives and personal recounts
  • Understanding writer’s perspectives
  • Crafting reader centric story starters
  • Thinking out of the box
  • Developing a reader worthy plot
  • Using creative phrases in sentence construction
  • Schedule (6 lessons per term):
    1. Term 1: 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr
    2. Term 2: 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May
    3. June Break
    4. Term 3: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug
    5. Term 4: 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep
  • Saturdays
  • 10.00am – 11.30am
  • 1.5hrs per lesson
  • Classroom is located at Blk 712, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • $200 Per Term
  • One-time registration & material fees of $50

Our Classroom


What Mages says about Writing

In my experience teaching Writing, I realise children find writing a daunting task. This is mainly because they are ill-equipped with the necessary tools. Children need to have ‘Tools of the trade’ and ‘A bag of tricks’ to write effectively. As such, my business is to teach children the craft of writing!

Hear what some of our happy students have to say!

“This workshop was very interesting and it has taught me many new things that I have not learnt. For example, when we see the composition question, we need to enlarge the problem making it more complicated. By enlarging the problem, I find that I have more things to write and that makes the composition more interesting. I also learnt that by having a good introduction, it will interest the marker to continue reading.”

Ryan Chee
Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

“I have overcome my fear of writing difficult pictures and I also learnt to make my composition more interesting by making the problem more problematic. Making the introduction more interesting to lure the reader and also using sensory words to describe movements or actions enables me to write a better story.”

Jordan Ang
Elias Park Primary School

“The workshop was very helpful and effective as I do see improvements in my writing. I am now able to expand my plot and write more interesting stories. I am now able to appreciate writing and I am looking forward for more of such workshops.”

Punggol Primary

“The workshop is very helpful for me and I see a lot of improvements in my writing. I learnt a lot of things such as I have to ‘show’ and not ‘tell’ as that would make my story more interesting. I also learnt how to make the problem more problematic as this helps to interest the reader more.”

Yasirah Bte Umar
Marsiling Primary School

“I enjoyed the workshop as now I do not feel writing is a chore but a fun activity. I am also not scared of writing a picture composition anymore.”

Srinivas Ganesan
Townsville Primary School

“I learnt to make the problem more problematic. I also learnt how to use ‘showing’ sentences rather than ‘telling’ sentences. I know now how to create suspense in the introduction.”

Ng Mun Ping Steffi
Ai Tong School

How Mages can help your child write better!

The programme is designed by renowned Writing specialist Mages. Mages is a trained teacher with more than a decade of experience teaching in one of Singapore’s premium schools.

The writing programme is meticulously designed based on the premise that young learners who aspire to write effectively must first and foremost cultivate the habit of writing in Standard English. Essentially, the students’ writing must be grammatically accurate, fluent, intelligible, and suitable for different audiences. This skill ideally should be developed from the early stages of their learning processes. Keeping this key criterion in mind, the programme adopts 3 broad methodologies to achieve the goal. These methods will then branch out to little steps and processes.

'3 Rock Solid’ Methodologies (TSI)

  • Teacher Modelling / Demonstration

    Writing is a skill, and so it can be learnt though observing others and assimilating their actions and thought processes’ as a learning approach. Hence, the teacher models or demonstrates by thinking aloud his/her thought processes to the pupils so they can emulate these thoughts and processes, and over time with regular practice pupils can make this a natural process.

  • Shared Writing

    This is a method where both the teacher and the pupil collaborate to write. Through discussions between the two, ideas are generated and validated before making decisions to accept and reject them for the writing. The teacher becomes a facilitator asking questions, prompting, and eliciting responses on the topic(s) for the writing process. This would enable the pupils to gain confidence and come forward to share their thoughts without any inhibitions.

  • Independent Writing

    This allows pupils to make their very own personal choices in the writing process based on the PSLE assessment standards. Pupils will build confidence and trust in their writing capabilities to write an independent piece which meets the PSLE assessment standards.


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