During the primary years, children go through a phase of dynamic learning as they experience rapid intellectual growth and develop rational thinking abilities. Dynamic learning is interactive, engaging, and makes learning come alive.
Our Grade I pupils at our Montessori establishment are fully equipped, both physically and emotionally, with strong social and cognitive abilities. They are more than ready to start their primary education journey with ease, thanks to our teachers who make sure the transition is seamless.
Our curriculum is designed to be a transformative experience for both students and teachers alike, with challenging, engaging, and relevant learning opportunities that lead to outstanding results. We use a Dynamic Cycle of Learning approach in the classroom, which creates a shared understanding between teachers and students about the learning process. This is a flexible method that places a strong emphasis on explicit teaching.
Guided by global learning strands, our students will have the chance to experience inquiry-based learning, dialogic teaching, connecting concepts, reflective education, critical thinking, and value-based education. This approach encourages a love for learning and helps pupils become lifelong learners.
Teachers assess student progress on a regular basis and meet with parents three times a year to discuss progress reports. This feedback is documented in our Holistic Student Assessment Report, which forms the basis for constructive interactions between teachers and parents.
Our pupils study a wide range of subjects including English, Tamil as a second language, Hindi as a third language, Science, Maths, Social and Environmental studies.
To help them with their learning journey, we use a combination of traditional methods such as worksheets, classwork, homework and assessments to strengthen memory, reflective and critical thinking skills. Additionally, we use differentiated learning methods such as storytelling, drama, dance, artwork, audio, videos and learning centers in the classroom to foster inquiry, conceptual understanding, and values in students.
The school utilises IGCSE and ICSE textbooks and resources to establish a solid base of knowledge for students, preparing them to excel on international examinations, at university and in the wider world.
Learning a language(s) supports and enhances thinking and understanding. Students listen to and use language with their peers and teachers in their everyday lives, thus growing their understanding of how language works. Through the primary years' language program, students will be able to:
Students acquire mathematical understanding by constructing their own meaning through real-life examples and gradually move to higher levels of abstraction with math concepts. They understand that mathematics helps in analyzing the world around them and becomes an effective tool for solving problems. Through the primary mathematics program, students will be able to:
Students begin to explicitly understand the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the natural world. Continuous reflection on scientific knowledge supports students' understanding that science is constantly changing and evolving and develops a sense of responsibility that our actions have an impact on us and the world around us.
The knowledge component is organized based on the global common science strands - Living things, Earth and Space, Materials and matter, and Force and energy. Conceptual understanding happens through open-ended and key questions depending on key concepts like form, function, cause and effect, change, and connection, perspective and responsibility. Skill progression occurs naturally through developmentally appropriate units and topics. The broader skill acquisition of the science program through the primary years encompasses students being able to:
The social studies component is characterized by information, concepts, and skills rather than content. Learning social studies aids students towards a deeper understanding of self, relationships, and society. It provides a broader scope for students to understand human behavior realistically and with sensitivity.
Familiarizing the learner with the dynamics of the evolutionary process helps in developing a sense of awareness and eventually becoming open to perspectives of values and problem-solving. Understanding various geographical, historical, economic, and political factors makes them appreciative and tolerant towards diversity. The social studies program at the primary level prepares students to be able to: