PRE - PRIMARY
Pre-Nursery/Nursery – The Formative Years
According to a study conducted by the University of London, children who spent three or more years in nursery education demonstrated richer vocabularies, stronger basic math skills and higher reading levels by up to a year over those whose parents kept them at home till the age of five. From birth to the age of six, your child’s mental and physical faculties are developing at an astounding rate. What you do and expose your child to at this age will have a profound impact on their future development. Pre-Nursery/ Nursery is where your child picks up the skills necessary for future school; this is the time when your child will start his/her journey of learning.
Give Your Child a Head Start
At our school, we make learning fun. Young kids are naturally curious and we make sure that we pique their interest with all our activities. At our school, we use ‘functional’ play as the foundation of your child’s development. Kids are exposed to alphabets, numbers, shapes and colours, in an entertaining and informative way. Besides teaching them the basics, this also gives your kid a positive disposition towards learning in the future. Our activities are also designed to drawing out your child’s hidden talents and skills. Personality development is another important aspect in our Pre-Nursery/ Nursery. We give children the opportunity to develop their social skills by exposing them to different situations and people. Sharing, getting along with peers and contributing to the class are given as much importance as learning. This helps our students develop values, ethics and a moral compass that will steer them through life.
A Safe, Caring Environment
When children have a positive initial reaction to an environment, they are relaxed and feel safe. This is why we have taken special care to create a warm, inviting and nurturing environment that your child will want to come back to everyday. All our classrooms are bright, colourful and airy; we have carefully selected books, toys, craft materials and other learning aids to keep your child learning through play. Our teachers are highly experienced with the right mix of fair, kind, friendly and discipline-conscious (when necessary).
We maintain a staff to child ratio that allows each child to get individual attention and guidance. There is an open line of communication between parents and staff, so you too get to monitor your child’s progress or intimate teachers about any concerns. We like to see our Pre-Nursery/ Nursery as the base from where you child can grow, branch out and explore the world; become an emotionally, socially, and academically confident person.
CLASS LKG AND UKG
“The philosophy which guides our pre-primary programme states, “We learn as we play and we play to learn”.
Early pre-primary education functions as the basis for future scholarships. It is the period of education to learn while the child plays. Our school pre-primary curriculum is delivered through the blend of Montessori and Reggio Emilia approach, founded on project-based learning. Our pedagogy is rooted in the belief that every child is a unique creation of God. Each child has the infinite prospective for gaining knowledge. Children have an inborn desire to learn and are naturally curious. Each child learns best through observation and participation in the curriculum. They construct their own knowledge in manifold ways. Learning can be imparted where the atmosphere is conducive. The child must feel at home while he/she is in school.
Our school KG/UKG curriculum emphasises on the progressive milestones that include the areas of creative skills, reasoning and understanding, communication (Hindi, English) and respect for the environment. This learning design leads students to inquire and seek answers on their own. Inquest becomes the order of the day making thinking and creativity mandatory. Our teachers are the facilitators who steer these little ones into an ocean of knowledge.
Our teaching method aims at providing overall development of the child both physically as well as mentally. Children must feel comfortable with their teachers so that by and by their comprehension is bettered. The child learns from puzzles, display-charts, fun-books, building-blocks and other resources available in the library. Show and tell is a fabulous way of enhancing a child’s creativity, confidence as well as knowledge. Brainteasers not only engage the child but also develop inquisitiveness and alertness. This child-friendly approach helps in shaping a holistic and healthy personality where every child enrolled in this curriculum gets better prepared to take on the upcoming primary classes.
School begins with the morning assembly which serves several purposes. It comprises of prayer, news-reading and general announcements related to the school programme. The classes pre-break are energetic; we try and include Mathematics and Languages in this period. Snacks are served in the short break and thereafter the children run to play with their friends. Classes resume after the break when time is spent on clay-modelling, singing and theatre. These modes of expression are vital for the child’s motor-skills as well as the all-rounded development.
BOOK LIST FOR THE CLASSES
- Unique Academic Approach
- Houses & Colors