A child at this stage has a nascent, impressionable mind, trying to make sense of the world around him. The Pre-primary spaces at Genius’ Planet School, provide children a joyful and secure environment to explore and discover. The curriculum aims to “meet tomorrow’s challenges today” and the experiential learning approach helps children make sense of the world around them through engaging in activities both in and outside the classrooms.
The curriculum is designed to help young children excel in language and cognitive learning. It also promotes independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity and problem solving.
The domains of learning are:
communication, language and literacy
- numeracy and logic
- knowledge and understanding of the world
- physical development
- aesthetic and creative development
- social and emotional development
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
The activities for different domains and concepts are planned purposefully to enable children to engage with and experience the concepts.
Activity Time is an integral part of the daily rhythm. The “Baat-Cheet Time” is a space where children share their thoughts and also listen to their peers after assembly.
Teachers reflect on children’s learning and nurture their development by engaging in an ongoing process of observation, documentation and assessment. They are committed to instill a joy of learning in their young students that will stay with them for a life time. Some activities are circle dance with music, book on head race, Rolling ball on object. Roller ball in circle, English/Hindi recitation competition and ball tag in circle.
The primary school program focuses on an interdisciplinary approach with an attempt to find connections across domains, helping the learner to see connections along with relating to real life experience.
Children are constantly engaged in observations, questioning and probing– dwelling deeper into concepts. A conscious effort is made to imbibe the inquiry approach in our curriculum. Using appropriate learning contexts, tools of inquiry, multiple ways of assessing the child’s progress and helping a child to become an independent learner are some of the focus areas
An integral part of the curriculum, all students participate in the domains of art, music, dance, theatre and physical education. Through these spaces self–confidence, cultural appreciation and skills of team work and leadership qualities are enhanced.
Process of evaluation is comprehensive and continuous in both scholastic and co scholastic domains. No formal examinations are conducted and assessment is embedded in the learning process.
The assessment of the student’s learning is through a range of strategies and takes place both in and out of the classroom. Tools like rubric and checklist are used by the teachers which help in providing authentic feedback about student learning. The feedback helps in supporting the teaching learning process and meeting learning objectives.
The middle school curriculum builds on the skills acquired by the students in the primary classes through experiential learning and aims at giving students a deeper learning experience by identifying and supporting each student’s potential and recognizing their strengths.
We aim to create a fine balance between academic excellence, artistic expression, and practical skills supporting the emotional and social development of all students.
Life skills like social skills, thinking skills- critical, creative, decision making and problem solving, emotional skills and attitudes and values are embedded in the curriculum. Our ultimate aim is to help children become autonomous learners.
School academic plan of studies covers all disciplines of learning- social sciences, sciences, mathematics, languages- English and Hindi, Information Technology and introduction of the third language. The focus is on an integrated approach towards learning and looking at the connections across disciplines.
Social Sciences Education
Scholastic and co scholastic activities get equal importance in the school program for all round development of the students. We follow a holistic approach to education- an integrated development stressing on physical, mental, moral and social aspects. A wide variety of co-scholastic exposure to our students will be given through art, music, dance, theatre, sports and clubs like robotics, environment, debating and peace club.
Assessments are conducted for feedback and to support learning aimed at creating reflective teachers and learners. There is a well-developed system of assessment and evaluation at all levels. This is done through a variety of methods which include oral work, mind maps, open book assignments, classroom discussions project work and experimentation and written assignments.
We at Genius’ Planet School follow the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Scheme of School Based Assessment. The assessment covers both scholastic and co-scholastic areas. The grading pattern as recommended by the affiliated board will be the basis of evaluation.