Pre Primary Classes

Curriculum For Nursery And K.G

The School realises that the children enjoy circle time or free conversation which involves various activities. For instance an activity called 'A Journey through an Ocean of Thoughts’ helps the children build up attention and create a platform for creative thinking and expression. With their eyes closed they go into space or a Jungle. Later they express whatever they’ve seen mentally. Then there is a ‘Show and Tell’ activity in which children bring objects from their home and talk about it in the class.

We have dialogues between characters. For instance, if the theme is ‘Home’ then children depict their Grandmother or Grandfather or Mother or Father. Puppets are used to help in this expressive technique. Dramatisation, in which the child express his/ her thoughts, exchanges ideas and information in the class with the teacher and the peer groups, opens up a creative doorway in their mind.

The Morning Assembly is an integral part of the day in which stories, songs, rhymes, puppet-shows are included, where children and teachers are active participants. Every child is given the opportunity to take part in one or the other events in the ‘Assembly’ over a period of time to enhance and build up the child’s confidence and reach out.

A child’s potential can be channelised though a component called “Learning By Doing”. Various means are used, such as cutting, pasting, colouring, free hand drawing and a number of other activities. The free hand drawing is not just lines and symbols, but the child’s expression of his thoughts which he/she may not be able to put into complicated words like the adults. These are simple stories told by the children. Children are not given any direction with the use of crayons. On their own they conceive and every child’s drawing is appreciated.

Music and Movements

Children enjoy rhymes and stories where they sing and dance along with the music played in class. They recite rhymes happily and listen to stories and in turn begin creating and narrating their own stories too. This component builds up listening skills, enhances rhythmic movement, improves language and expression, strengthens physical development and also liberalises imaginative skills.

Outdoors

Children go for nature walks around the school, plays on the swings, run races and so on. Observation, patience, language and listening skills are developed through such exercises.

Children love visiting the playroom where they are free to choose and play a variety of games, whether it is in the doll house or playing with kitchen sets, beads, blocks, puzzles or simply sit and browse through picture of story books. Skits are also organized in the playroom. Different situations, such as enacting a social gathering like a birthday celebration or playing ‘Tea Party, Office Office’ are encouraged.

We also organise short trips for the children. They are taken to the museum, zoo, nature walk/garden, etc. Besides enjoying themselves, they develop observation skills, listening skills, social, emotional and communicational techniques.

A recollection – cum- memory retention activity is performed with the children when they come back. They draw whatever they had seen and done. It’s going to be fun learning experience for you too.


Primary Classes

Curriculum for classes 1 to 5

The curriculum which is being followed in the classrooms is the result of a very carefully planned and developed through a laborious process of dialogues, meetings, workshops etc., held amongst teachers and research being done in the field of education. The curriculum so designed and reformed keeps in account the development perspective of every child which began at the pre primary stage and focuses on:

  • Introduction of age appropriate tasks which help children to get a feeling of success.
  • Total development of the child which prepares the children to acquire reading, writing and mathematics skills with less stress and in a more blissful manner.
  • An integrated approach to learning by providing a variety of expressions such as dramatization, storytelling, learning by doing, exploring different mediums of arts and experimentation in the activity room.

Main Features

  • De-emphasising text book centred teaching-learning.
  • Creation of an activity room to facilitate free and creative expression by the children.
  • Equal weightage to intellectual, socio-emotional, physical and motor development.
  • Scientific reorganisation of seating arrangements in the classroom for greater interaction and personalized teaching of each child.
  • Continuous evaluation of learning through a variety of methods.
  • Continuous dialogue with the parent fraternity.
  • Involving the grandparents in providing a wholesome development to our children.
  • Using the library as an effective means to improve reading, speaking and hearing skills.
  • Senior children acting as ‘mentors’ provide youngsters confidence and dimensions.

Middle Classes

Curriculum for Classes 6 to 8

  • The Middle school years are the best formative years in the life of a student. It is therefore very indispensable that during these years every effort should be made to develop love for learning and generate interest in growing minds.
  • The curriculum frame work is designed to follow the National Curriculum Framework document that is adopted by NCERT. The main thrust is on “learning by doing”. A lot of emphasis is given to activity based learning modules, as opposed to Rote learning. This will consolidate the learning pattern and make it memorable and lasting in nature.
  • We follow a pattern of cumulative and comprehensive evaluation process where there are no year end “examinations”. The students are reviewed and their progress monitored on a regular basis. Every week a ‘clubbed period’ is incorporated in the timetable where the student is allowed to experience different modes of understandings, either through guided “learning sheets” or through some group or individual activities . After a few learning sheets, they are given a ‘review sheet’ which is an extension of the learning sheet but without the guidance. The teacher monitors and maintains a meticulous record of the student’s performance. All such performances and achievements of the student is then translated into grades.
  • The students are also encouraged to participate in other extra curricular activities also like Games, Music, Art and Computers etc., to develop their all round personality.