Introduction to the Pre primary programme at Akshara High School
1) Children have natural progression of skill development year-by-year.
Activities and lessons are appropriate for each age and stage of child development Step-by-step according to the age group, previous knowledge and development of the child
1) Child friendly and child-centered.
2) Emphasis on learning in a creative way and not just on formal teaching.
3) Holistic (all-round) and integrated development of the child.
4) Focus on project based and activity based classroom teaching-learning methodologies A combination of Study Material, Projects & Activities to implement syllabus.
5) Emphasis on learning in a creative way that combines activities and formal teaching
Play activities to develop understanding of concepts.
6) Teacher-student ratio 1:25.
Quality time for each child
1) Speed of syllabus implementation – depends on oral work, written work and project work connected with each lesson or part of the syllabus.
2) Written work is not the only means of implementing the syllabus.
3) Goals of EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION as per NCERT, NCF and AECED.
4) To lay the foundation for the all round development of the child.
5) To foster physical well-being.
6) To nurture and maintain emotional health.
7) To foster social development.
8) To enhance creativity.
9) To develop language skills.
10) To foster the development of various mental (cognitive) abilities such as memory.
11) imagination, concentration, abstract thinking and reasoning.
12) To inculcate an awareness and appreciation of the environment.
We follow the Project Approach with ‘PLAY’ as a medium of learning
1) ‘Play’ is the natural way of learning for children.
2) Holistic, integrated learning through a project.
3) All skills, information and knowledge done through the project theme.
(vocabulary building, number work, songs, activities, etc.)
1) Learning for life.
2) Practical exploration and activities.
3) Learning is in-depth and detailed. Not superficial.
4) Does not focus on rote learning, but instead on learning with understanding.
5) Project method is a central part of the ICSE curriculum from Std 1 to Std 12.
6) Types of projects: Monsoon, Myself, Vegetables, Home, Fruits, Trees, Animals.
7) Birds, Transport, Community Helpers, Food, etc..
8) Balance between group and individual activities.
Overall functioning through the academic year
1) No text books or work books.
2) Day to day activities at school.
3) Balanced Timetable each day – passive and active sessions.
4) Lesson plans integrate more than one aspect of learning.
5) Balanced Timetable through the week, Monthly project.
6) Monthly planning done for each class.
7) Brief monthly syllabus given to parents.
8) Field trips – related to projects (Supermarket, Milk dairy, etc.). Conducted at least twice a year. Extensive use of teaching-learning materials.
9) Total working hours per year 540. Working days per year 180.
10) Children’s work is filed in folders and worksheet files. Parents are to send food as per food guide given in School Diary
We advise ‘No tuitions’ policy to be followed by parents.
Special activities: Sports month in Dec, Creative workshops, Family Day, Celebrations
(Independence day, Diwali, Christmas, etc.)
1) Assessment cards given at the end of each term.
2) Based on continuous monthly observations by the teachers and student’s classwor.
3) No exams and tests.
4) Grades given Std. I onwards. Based on class-work, participation in individual and group activities.