INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING:
Learning is a wonderful experience right from Nursery in SVM. The school is well known for its quick adaptation of the latest techniques in the learning process meant especially for the Nursery kids. One such innovative approach is “THEME”
“Theme” is the highlight of our curriculum. Every month a theme is introduced. In our monthly planner, we have Shloka, Prayer, Value of the month, Personality of the month, Magic words, Special Day, Skill for the month in Language and Communication, Rhymes, Songs, I see- I wonder- I do, Stories: Classic/Theme/Historic, Thinking skills, Picture talk, Movie of the month, Journal entry, Sight words, New words that I can learn, General Knowledge and Tummy treat.
This method helps to have a holistic development in the children, kindles their creativity and imagination, improves their conversational skills and communication. With the help of Audio/Visual Educational Aids the child can understand the theme better.
Personality of the month:
Every month an eminent personality’s contribution to the well-being of the society is being taught and their portrait has been made familiar to the young ones.
To learn about the manners, four to five phrases are introduced like Excuse me, Sorry, May I come in? , Thank you, etc., every month.
The last Friday of every calendar month is celebrated as ‘Special Day’. This is conducted to inform the kids on specific topics based on various themes for ex: Mango Day, Environment Day, Dolls Day, Festival Day, Culture &Heritage, Harvest Day, etc. This activity develops focused thinking & deeper awareness of the topic. Moreover, it gives them lot of fun as well as hands on skills. On this day, we display models, charts, and crafts made by the kids and all the activities are facilitated by the teachers.
Language and Vocabulary have been highlighted in this. Letters and words are taught by phonetics with the help of flash cards which aids to improve their vocabulary. For example, Alphabet A has 20 different words along with the related pictures i.e. A – Arrow, Axe, Acorn, etc. All those 20 words of each alphabet are compiled to a picture dictionary and are given to children to improve their word power.
Rhymes and Songs:
Rhymes and songs of English, Hindi, and Kannada are being taught rhythmically.
I see, I wonder:
Students are taught with the help of teaching aids about the changes in the environment and the causes for the changes. Ex.: How does a rainbow appear? How &Why? make the children curious enough to learn more things.
Eye co-ordination and fine motor skills are developed through their class activities where in we have paper tearing- to enhance pincer hold/grip, paper folding (origami), sequential beading- to enhance fine motor skills, and free hand drawing and colouring, while encouraging them to use the ‘Best out of waste’ method all through.
- Theme story
- Classic story
- Historic story
The stories are taught with puppets, dramatization of the stories with voice modulation, where in the child is also involved.
Simple topics are given to kindle their imagination and creativity. For example, How does a lamp glow?
Related to the monthly theme, pictures are shown and the children are asked to say a few lines about what they see in that picture. This enhances their skill of expression.
Movie of the month:
The children are shown Audio Visuals about a particular theme such as Independence Day, Festivals, Heritage, etc which are compiled by the skillful teachers. From this, the children get more clarity about the topic.
Collective work by children and teachers like Rangoli, Kite Day, Fancy Dress, Model display, Props related to the monthly theme, and Speeches encourage the kids for active participation with an open mind.
Children are asked to bring snacks that symbolize the theme of the month like on Freedom Day they were asked to bring any snack of saffron, green and white colour (Tri-colour sandwich, groundnuts, etc.).
Every month few words are displayed in the class room as ‘sight words’ which are taught & revised very often so that those common words will be used by children without any difficulty or hesitation. Ex: I, the, an, am, in, on, me, mine etc.
With more of interaction between the teachers & the kids and among the children themselves on the assigned monthly topic, they get to know more information about the topic, enriching their GK in a simpler way. This helps to widen their spectrum of knowledge.
This activity shows the hidden qualities & their inclination towards free hand drawing. Children identify themselves in those pictures & exhibit their creativity. Free hand art & craft help them to improve in
- Fine & gross motor skills
- Visual & spatial perception
- Use & understanding of colours
- Communication of reality, fantasy, creativity & beauty
- Emotional expression
- Self-esteem & confidence
New words that I can learn:
To make them familiar with new words, sentences are framed with those words and the usage of new words is explained to the children. Every month a minimum 10 new words are introduced which are related to the theme of the month.
Sports and games:
Sports & Games promote motor, cognitive, language, emotional, social & moral development. It kindles fine & gross motor skills, visual & motor coordination.
- Quick reaction time
- Body balance
- Social-following rules & pro social behavior
- Moral: against antisocial behavior
- Problem solving
- Relaxation & enjoy
Competitions for the children
Various competitions are organized for the children to motivate their knowledge, leadership & extra-curricular skills. Every year a variety of competitions are conducted for the kids such as Literary/sports during a specified month of every academic year. All the kids participate enthusiastically in all the competitions. It helps to identify their aptitude individually & encourage them to improve such skill set by providing individual attention to each kid. Prizes are distributed to all the children who excel & exhibit their talents.
These include both indoor & outdoor activities.
v Hand Writing
v Pick & Talk
v Free Hand Drawing
v Story Telling
v Solo Singing
v Reciting Slokas
v Spot the difference
v Recognition of Pictures
Picking up the pebbles
Getting ready to school
- Parent Teacher Meet
On every 2nd & 4th Saturdays regular interactive meeting are held between the teacher & the parents.
- School Day
Every alternative year we celebrate our School Day as “Little Gods’ Day.” This is always the highlight of the special events. Little Gods’ Day is celebrated to show the hidden talents of the children & to encourage their talents. Children wear colourful costumes & enjoy a lot. Parents & grandparents also participate enthusiastically & carry unforgettable memories from the school.
- Sports day
Children have ample opportunity to participate & involve themselves in various physical activities on sports day. Parents also take part in activities designed for the child & parent & also for the parents only. Every year we celebrate these special events which are definitely going to improve the childrens’ skills of movement, rhythm in movements & sounds, overcoming shyness & fear, expression of thoughts & feelings, learning by imitation.
Jump Bunch has been introduced in our sports curriculum. They guide children through all phases of physical development:
« Eye/hand coordination
« Large & fine motor skills
« Muscle development
« Body balance
Also they emphasize on
* Building coordination & interest in sports
* Teaching through constant praise & encouragement
* Offering a safe, non-competitive environment
* Promoting fitness & nutritious habits.
Jump Bunch offers a great opportunity to instill a lifelong interest in sports & fitness at an early age.
All children participate in field trips which is the highlight of our curriculum. Such field trips expose these tiny tots to the external world, which would look different from their school environment. It also enhances their knowledge about plants, species, general life style, etc. It is an important co-curricular activity which enthuses the children when they go on outing with their classmates & teachers in large groups. Every one cherishes such great experiences & fun.
Orientation program is conducted every year in our school for the parents of all the kids who begin their schooling in the month of June. In this program the parents are informed about all the facilities in our school & also the variety of activities that will be taught to the children through the year. This interactive session between the new parents & the teachers helps in bringing new ideas from new parents.
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