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The school offers an integrated curriculum that incorporates components of educational aspects as well as play to build foundational skills that students need to be successful in school and beyond. The curriculum is designed to nurture the development of a child in all the four areas- physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
The primary goals of the early years programme are to introduce students to literacy, to introduce them to mathematical skills- develop a sense of numbers; and give them an understanding of their environment. The curriculum also involves self-directed, hands on learning activities that provide opportunities for children to explore their surroundings; develop observational skills and reasoning abilities. Various co-curricular activities spread throughout the year in the field of art and craft, dance, music and sports not only give vent to their creative talents and energies and but also help in their all-round development. Children are encouraged to express themselves effectively throughout the year.
The focus in Prep is primarily on cognitive development, enhancement of language and interpersonal skills. Prep being the preparatory phase for Class I, a lot of emphasis is placed on development of reading and writing skills in Hindi/ Telugu(II Language) and English.
There are no formal tests or examination at the pre-primary level. Children are assessed/ evaluated on the basis of on the day to day observations made by the teacher, and also through worksheets/ assignments. The progress reports provide a detailed listing of achievements for the academic year in various curriculum areas- such as social and emotional skills, work habits, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, art and craft, music and others.
A typical day at Pre-Primary comprise the following activities
1. Free Play and Warm up
2. Prayer and Assembly
3. Circle time activities- Rhymes/ General conversation
4. Verbal drill
5. Writing practice
6. Snack time
7. Drawing and colouring / Dance / Music / Art & Craft
8. Visit to Activity Room/ A.V. Room/ Story telling
9. Games / P.E.
Free Play and Warm up
Play based activities form an integral part of valuable learning experiences promoting positive behaviour, self control, and independence, development of vocabulary and communication skills culminating in development of self confidence. It also enhances their social skills.
Prayer and Assembly
School assemblies form the heart of all the activities planned out for the year. Morning assemblies based on various themes enable students to absorb universal values such as beauty, love, truth, co-operation and respect. It also serves to establish the school culture and build positive school ethos – such as pursuit of excellence and Service Before Self. The school believes in 100 % participation of students, thus making the learning more meaningful and experiential for students. Special assemblies on various religious and national festivals serve to instill a secular outlook and promote the democratic way of life.
Circle time activities
Circle Time refers to a time when a group of children sit together for an activity involving everyone. It is a special time to share chants and rhymes, songs, read a story, and participate in movement games and relaxation activities. Circle time provides a time for listening, developing attention span, promoting oral communication, and learning new concepts and skills. It is a time which the children eagerly look forward to!
Oral drill and writing practice
Children are given sufficient oral and writing practice to recapitulate and reinforce the concepts taught in the form of worksheets and workbooks. Emphasis is laid on developing hand-eye co-ordination and improvement of pencil grip.
Dance and Music classes
Music and Dance form an integral part of the curriculum at DPS, Secunderabad. The children are taught appropriate action rhymes and songs which help them learn new words and concepts and refine their listening skills. Regular dance classes enable children to improve balance, co-ordination and rhythm while having fun.
Art and Craft
Art and craft activities serve to engage the children, challenge them, and promote independence while supporting their fine motor development and creativity. It also lays the foundation for the development of aesthetic sensibilities.
Snack time is the ideal time for the teachers to emphasize on healthy eating habits and table manners.
Visit to A.V. Room
Audio visual presentations on various themes are shown to the children as and when a concept is covered.
Games and P.E.
Playing games encourages the toddlers to practice the necessary social skills- like taking turns, patience, learn the importance of ‘rules’ and also provide opportunities to sharpen academic skills – such as counting or colour matching.