Circle Time is a period of review and learning which offers opportunity for developing skills of social interaction, listening, conversing, feeling, thinking, and patience by sharing ideas and experiences with each other.
Preparatory School Curriculum
The school offers quality education that combines the traditions of the Montessori Method, Froebel's Play way system, Reggio Emilia education through exploration and discovery, Kindergarten and Waldorf system within an environment that will keep pace with the future. The Pre School stage curriculum is organised into 6 learning areas:
- Discovery of the World
- Language & Literacy
- Motor Skills Development
- Social & Emotional Development
- Creative Expression
Preparatory School Curriculum Explained
The balanced approach of the Kindergarten curriculum is reflected in the routine set by the daily activities built around the practices, which set a framework for the overall development of the needs of this age group. Developmental and foundational skills are acquired through observations in nature, construction, pretend play, reading corners etc. Children at this age demonstrate a keen interest in exploring and discovering the world around them. The curriculum provides opportunities to allow observation, investigation, exploration, questioning and documentation of the children's unique discoveries in many ways.
Children explore numbers through concrete hands-on activities, which enable them to understand quantities and operations. Through counting games, challenges, number rhymes, puzzles, and other interesting activities, children grasp a fundamental understanding and love for math.
Read-aloud storytime and well-stocked class libraries introduce children to reading from the first day of school. Students are taught how to handle books, observe illustrations, make their own stories, and initiate the process of reading. Storytelling and Puppet time is utilized to develop the child's social, emotional and communication skills.
The linguistic area at the Kindergarten offers an exciting blend of phonics and the whole language approach. Children work and play with words and objects to develop and improve speaking and language skills.
Activity time is a catalyst for developing concepts, constructing language, and promoting social skills. It gives children a chance to observe science concepts such as wet and dry, volume, pouring and sifting, and other cause and effect phenomena in a hands-on way.
Field Trips in the curriculum facilitate regular interactions with the community.
Children engage in creative dance movements and learn to sing simple songs.
Art and Craft is integral to the way children learn, how they try to visualise their perspectives and is a great way to connect to the child.
Games include swings, slides, balancing beams, obstacles etc. Children are guided to develop coordination, teamwork, independence and confidence.