The early years are considered the most crucial years of development. These years lay the foundation for students to turn into confident learners and well rounded personalities.
The specific objective of pre-school and pre-primary is to provide all necessary care and education to young children for their development through cognitive, linguistic, physical, social and emotional growth. This objective is met in a nourishing and inspiring environment.
The curriculum equips young children with the requisite numeracy and linguistic skills for entry into the formal learning arena.
With a firm belief that the complex can be mastered only by learning that which is practical and simple, our young learners are provided with ample opportunities for Experiential Learning.
Thematic Curriculum guides the teaching learning process. The idea that knowledge acquisition is efficient among students when they learn in the context of a coherent whole has driven our teaching process. Thematic instruction seeks to put the cognitive skills such as reading, thinking, memorizing, and writing in the context of a real life situation under the broad aim to allow for creative exploration. The content is arranged around themes that are familiar to the learners. The thematic curriculum promotes high quality learning through engaging topics and it is sequenced to provide a clear framework of progression in skills and knowledge to equip children for the next stage of their education.
General Knowledge and Computers
A varied pedagogical methods are used to bring the curriculum to life in the classrooms and making learning fun for the little ones.
Maximum language development takes place during the initial years of learning.
The key to helping children optimize their language skills is to expose them to interesting things every day, and encourage them to express themselves through the following:
- Story telling
- Picture reading
- Public Speaking
Guided reading program aims to improve the reading skill and help students become independent readers. Guided reading includes not only the decoding of a text, but also the understanding and interpreting of that text. Students engaged with the text, critically evaluated it and reflected on their responses to it, bringing prior knowledge to their understanding of the text. In guided reading, students develop the skills of inference, deduction, justification and evaluation. We believe that a solid foundation in reading is crucial to a child’s success as they progress on their learning journey. From the initial teaching of phonics to the higher order thinking involved in complex comprehensions, we are committed to providing outstanding teaching of reading.
Children learn physical motor skills best through their everyday, natural experiences. Gross and fine motor learning opportunities are integrated directly into various play activities .
Gross/ Large Motor Skills Development Activities
- Yogic exercises
- Sand Play
- Group Games
Fine Motor Skills Development Activities:
- Clay Modeling
- Collage Work
- Paper Folding
- Block building
- Sewing Toys
- Stringing the beads and hooks
Social and Emotional Development
At this age children develop social and emotional skills that are imperative for interaction in and outside school.
Sensitivity to social and environment concerns are inculcated through activities and programmes which teach the children the basic etiquette and interpersonal communication skills in an informal scenario. This further leads to the development of finer social graces and fosters emotional intelligence.
Circle time is a key component that aims to develop socio- emotional skills in our students. It provides avenues for social emotional development and one - to - one interaction with teacher and their peers. It helps develop positive relationships between children through engaging and fun activities. It aims to give them tools to engage with and listen to each other. It also helps children work on five key skills: thinking, listening, looking, speaking and concentrating.
- The Helpers’ Week
- The Grandparents’ Day
- Teeny Weeny Fun Fair
- Educational Outings
A few of the activities that ensure the same are:
Children have ample opportunities for aesthetic expression and appreciation through art and music. Children experiment with and enjoy various forms of music, both with the classroom teacher and with a music specialist. They develop familiarity with the basic elements of music, such as melody, rhythm, pitch, tempo, beat, and harmony.
A variety of art media, such as watercolor, paint, and clay. are available for creative expression of the children. They are exposed to the basic elements of art, like line, color and texture. Both music and art are woven into all aspects of the curriculum.
Evaluation and Assessment
No formal tests are held. Grading is done on the basis of a continuous comprehensive assessment.
Teachers continuously assess and monitor student learning.