Haven't got these PSLE books? Don't worry
Parents who have not managed to get their hands on the highly coveted PSLE books need not fret - some schools and tutors will be ordering the books for their students.
Madam Tan Quek Khim, head of department for science at Seng Kang Primary School, said the school would be ordering the books for its pupils so "parents need not rush to buy the books".
She added: "Students should apply the relevant scientific concepts and skills taught in class when they are practising the questions during their lessons and not just (in preparation) for PSLE."
Tuition centre Genius Young Minds, which offers Maths tuition and workshops, ordered 100 copies of the book for its Primary 6 pupils the week the books were released.
The centre is on the waiting list but it is not sure when it will get the books.
Its principal, Ms Nur Hidayah Ismail, said: "We plan to start using the books as soon as we get our hands on them.
"Some of the questions cover the Primary 4 and 5 syllabus so the students can work on them (now). We can always go back to the questions that haven't been covered yet at a later date. It's better to start practising earlier rather than later."
However, there were parents on the KiasuParents forum, who were discussing the popularity of the books, that were not in a hurry to buy them.
One parent wrote: "There is no need to rush to buy immediately. Stocks will be replenished and it is not like the students will do (the questions) immediately after the books are bought."
At least one teacher said her school would not be using these books just yet. Mrs Vevian Ng, head of department for English at Loyang Primary School, said she would probably use the books only after the syllabus has been covered.
"As an English language teacher, I will most probably use it with my students when I have covered (the) syllabus, allowing sufficient time before the PSLE to take remedial action, if any.
"As students attempt the full format papers, they will be able to assess how close they are to the targets they have set, identify the areas they have difficulty in and take steps to work on their weak areas."
- LINETTE HENG