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Mastering Primary 6 composition is one of the more challenging areas for most students. Primary 6 is a crucial year with the PSLE as the main event for students. In order to score A or A-star for PSLE English, it is vital for students to do well in their Composition paper. The foundation of good writing should have been built from middle primary onwards (Primary 3 to 4), so that when the child comes to Primary 6, he will be spending time honing the writing techniques learnt instead of trying to lay the foundation.

This is a piece of composition written by a Primary 6 student. When he submitted this piece, I was pleasantly surprised to read it as he told me that this was his first draft. He wrote it in an hour, with no external help.

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A Regret

“Bang!” I woke up, startled at the sound.  Glancing around, I realised that it was my brother, playing with his toys.  “It is time to wake up anyway,” I thought to myself as I saw sunlight filtering through the windows and heard birds chirping somewhere outside.  I stood up and hobbled towards my wheelchair.  As I sat down, I recalled how I ended up in this state.  Memories of a regret came rushing back to my mind.

Three years ago …

“Mum, can I go to the nearby park to cycle with my friends?” I pleaded.  “Only after you have finished doing your homework,” my mother replied with  a stern look on her face.  “Fine!” I grumbled as I walked towards my huge pile of homework.  I sat down, took a deep breath and started scribbling through my homework.  After what seemed like an eternity, I finished my homework, ran to my mother and asked her excitedly, “Mum, can I go now? I have finished my homework!” My mother hesitated for a moment and said, “Okay, but you must promise not to do any dangerous acts.”

“I promise!” I replied as I punched the air in jubilation. I ran to get my bicycle and was soon cycling towards the park.  Not long after, I reached the park and looked around, only to find my friends sitting on a bench, chatting happily.  I walked towards them, beaming.  Upon seeing me, they smiled and said, “Finally, we have been waiting for you.”  “My mum said I could only go out when I have finished my homework. I had no choice but to listen to her.”  “So obedient,” one of my friends, John, said sarcastically. We all laughed at his statement and pushed our bicycles to the track.

“Let’s cycle slowly and admire the scenery,” James, another one of my friend suggested. Everyone agreed except for me.  I said “That is too boring! Let’s have a race instead. Whoever reaches the end of the park wins!”  My friends stared at each other and readily agreed.  “On your mark, get set, go!” Upon hearing the word, “Go”, we cycled as fast as our legs could go. John, the fastest among us, was in the lead.  “I have to catch up with him! I cannot lose!” I said with determination as I cycled faster.  Beads of perspiration was trickling down my face. Eventually, I caught up with John. I turned back and smirked at John.

When I looked in front, my eyes almost popped out of my socket.  A rock thrice as big as my fist was on the path. I tried to swerve past it but to no avail. Then,everything happened in a flash. I hit the rock and the impact flung me several meters away, causing me to hit the ground with a loud thud. I groaned in excruciating pain as blood oozed out from various parts of my body and I thought I heard a loud “crack” from my right leg. Then, the next few moments was in a blur. I heard screams from somewhere near me and the next moment, everything turned black.

When I regained my consciousness, the smell of medicine lingered in the air and I saw my friends and family crowding around me, anxiety written all over their faces. When they realised that I had came to, they heaved a sigh of relief. Then, I realised there was a sharp pain coming from my right leg. Curious, I looked at my right leg and it dawned onto me that my right leg had some serious injury. I asked my parents what had happened to my right leg. They hesitated and answered “Billy, your leg is broken and you will be permanently handicapped.” Upon hearing that, tears trickled down my cheeks and at that moment, I realised how foolish I was to think of such a dangerous idea that landed me in this state.

“Billy! Come and have your breakfast!” My mother’s voice brought me back to the present. As I pushed my wheelchair towards the dining table, I told myself not to ever do foolish things again.

What is done cannot be undone. That fateful day, I regretted my actions and promised myself to listen to my parents and not to do such dangerous acts anymore.

​~ By Isaac Toh (Primary 6)

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16 thoughts on “Primary 6 Composition – A Regret

  1. So is ur character’s name Isaac or Billy?

    Posted on 26th April 2019 at 5:50 pm
    1. Hi Jane,

      The character’s name is Billy. Isaac is the name of the student who wrote this composition. You do not have to use your real name when writing in the first-person. You can use a fictitious name!

      Posted on 26th April 2019 at 6:44 pm
      1. im not trying to be rude but can u add more compos?

        Posted on 1st April 2021 at 5:46 pm
        1. thx

          Posted on 1st April 2021 at 5:49 pm
        2. Hi Yuchen,

          If you have not, you may go to this link and download free model compositions for your reference.

          All the best!

          Posted on 1st April 2021 at 9:54 pm
    2. Billy

      Posted on 29th September 2020 at 6:13 pm
  2. nice compo but how did Billy suddenly become Isaac??

    Posted on 17th August 2019 at 4:49 pm
    1. Hi there,

      That was the same question asked previously. You may see the response above.

      Thanks for leaving a question!

      Posted on 22nd August 2019 at 11:42 am
  3. Wow, love it. Tmr is my PSLE English Composition, here to look at model compositions!

    Posted on 25th September 2019 at 6:54 pm
    1. All the best!

      Posted on 25th September 2019 at 7:48 pm
      1. me too

        Posted on 25th September 2019 at 10:40 pm
  4. Its BY isaac. The character is billy

    Posted on 22nd September 2020 at 5:16 pm
    1. Hi there,

      You’ve got it right!

      Posted on 22nd September 2020 at 6:52 pm
  5. Lacks literary style other than using bombastic words. Sentence structures are good but limited and the plot is predictable and mundane. I would give this a 15/20 for content, 15/20 for language. Good score but by no means the best.

    Posted on 22nd April 2021 at 12:09 am
    1. Hi Anon,

      Thank you for leaving a review.

      We do not post edited versions of students’ work and then claimed that this was what they wrote in order to make it look more impressive to our visitors.

      On the contrary, this work is unedited and Isaac’s first draft – in fact, you have probably noted that the character’s name is mixed up.

      We also do not wait to post only the top-of-the-tier and the best compositions. This student had always been average in his writing and we were glad that he had improved over time to an above-average writer. The score that you have given (30/40) has validated that. It is a good score, more than an average student for sure. By posting this model composition, we seek to encourage students who are weaker in their writing to have a realistic hope that they could improve over time given discipline and perseverance.

      Posted on 24th April 2021 at 12:46 pm
  6. Good

    Posted on 29th May 2021 at 5:25 pm