Our classroom focuses on different areas, each containing self –work under guidance, putting stress on all-round skill development. It is organized with the simplest works at the beginning and the most advanced works at the end. We facilitate their learning process and enable them to march ahead with confidence. Our curriculum and pedagogy encourage children to feel a sense of accomplishment from the very beginning of their educational journey.
Each area of the classroom has specific concepts/goals for children to learn and achieve.
Sensory Skill Development
This area “refines the senses” by allowing children to explore works using their sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. This ranges from the development of key concepts such as shape recognition, discrimination of size (big/little), and colour recognition to observation, concentration development to the skills of choosing the current environment.
Preparation for Day-to-Day Life
We motivate our children to help their elders in day-to-day work such as sweeping, pouring, washing dishes, preparing a snack, sewing etc. These skills not only support them in practical life but also develop their concentration, order, coordination, and independence while also refining their fine motor skills. It makes them respect these domestic chores and the people who help in doing that, thus improvising their social skills.
Aesthetic Skill Development
Aesthetic skills involves the pursuit of beauty. It stimulates children’s senses in the form of art, music, dance and drama. A stimulating environment is created for such activities that enhance children’s learning and thinking. The children are exposed to various famous artistic skills in addition to learning skills such as cutting, drawing, painting, sculpting, and collage. There are many opportunities in our classrooms for creative artistic expression. Development of children creativity within a rich learning environment is further enhanced with the support of responsive and observant teachers. It provides opportunities to express their thoughts, ideas and feeling freely through art, music and drama. This not only enable the children to express things creatively, it also fosters the development of other domains such as physical, cognitive, language and social. At the same time, the concept development they acquire during the process enable them to have the ability to solve the problems that involves thinking and imagination skills.
We support their understanding of the world around them. Young children are fascinated about the world and love learning about different cultures, holidays, traditions, foods, etc. The children are exposed to maps, flags, landforms, animals, language, etc.; as they grow the interactive classroom, debates, group discussion, making models help them in understanding the world around them. The technically equipped class-rooms are great help in it.
The scientific skills form the foundation for scientific approach which makes the children inquisitive to learn new things. It is an important part of a young child’s development. Nature walk, visit to parks, museums and botanical garden, organizing and participating in science exhibitions, participating in discussions, etc. are included in our curriculum to hone the scientific skills and make the children ready to encounter a problem, as they know which skills to utilize, the manner in which to use them and how to work through a process in a logical fashion. Scientific thinking skills include observing, asking questions, making predictions, testing ideas, documenting data and communicating thoughts.
Linguistic, Communication and LSWR Skill Development
Language is the soul of all subjects as well as the medium to share your thought, beliefs, ideas and knowledge. So, special impetus is given in developing a command in listening, speaking, writing and reading skills [LSWR Skills]. Our foundational stage children listen and recite poetries, short stories, deliver speech, observes and learn from what they listen, see and observe. The other stages children are motivated to take part in public speaking, and to make learning fun they are shown English animation movies of inspirational address of spiritual gurus and life sketches of great persons in different fields. Language lab practices also helps in developing command over the lexical structure of English as well as pronunciation. The awards which are given to them work as a motivation for them, without taking any pressure they become confident and fluent orators.
Mathematical Skill Development
The ability to think mathematically and to use mathematical thinking to solve day to day problems is important goal of our curriculum. We keep in mind that numerical and mathematical skills are critical predictors of academic success. It gives the ability to learn and think logically in any field of endeavor. They learn through various activities the real life application of Mathematical skill. This skill can be utilized in hidden ways, all around us: computers, airplanes, body scanners, software, coding, and much more.