Which constitutes Grades Pre-Nursery to 2. In these formative years, the focus is towards helping children adapt to the idea of spending the day at school along with developing conceptual knowledge, dispositions and values that will make them lifeâ€“long learners. The focus of the teaching process in the Early Years Programme is to provide children with a wide range of experiences that facilitates learning and strengthening of concepts. These include role plays, simple experimentation, worksheets, games, thematic assemblies and presentations and many other fun-filled activities.
The curriculum in the early years programme is thematic and multidisciplinary as far as possible. Concepts learnt academically are re-enforced in the performing and visual arts. For instance, if protecting the environment is the theme of an Environmental Science lesson, then children learn songs, poems or engage in art and craft work on the same theme.
In Nursery, children are exposed to a lot of story-telling, both in Hindi and English to facilitate their listening and comprehension skills. Children have fun in making patterns with crayons before they are introduced to writing the English alphabet. Concepts such as 1-9 and bigger and smaller are part of the number work syllabus in Nursery. Children also explore the world around them through themes such as their families, houses and body parts.
In Kindergarten, children take a step closer towards reading English by learning how to read three letter words and then simple sentences. Writing skills also develop, along with thinking creatively. Hindi alphabets are introduced in KG through fun and games. In the mathematics programme our children find adding a fun activity along with learning concepts such as before and after and tens and ones. In the world around us, children understand the importance of plants, different seasons, festivals etc.
In classes 1 and 2, children take several leaps forward to the foundation that has been laid in the preâ€“primary years. In English and Hindi they learn to communicate effectively through reading, writing, answering questions, creative writing. They are now encouraged to use the school's library and read books. In Mathematics, addition and subtraction are taught through story sums, number lines, computer software's, worksheets and other activities. Children are also taken to the Environmental Science laboratory, wherein they are exposed to simple science experiments.