Pre Primary school education is the foundation for the lifelong learning experience and starting point for formal education.
A child’s development is a gradual process. At Manthan's Pre Primary Schools we understand and respect that each child is unique and has different abilities and interests.
Our curriculum objectives have been laid out as per the developmental characteristics of each age group. The pre primary school curriculum has been designed to nurture the below mentioned developmental objectives
a) Language arts and phonics
At Manthan's Pre Primary schools, a lot of emphasis is laid on teaching English as most of the children come from homes where the language spoken regularly is not English. Year-wise objectives are laid out whereby in early years emphasis is on speaking, listening, pre reading & writing skills. Comprehension is a skill which is focused on, throughout the pre primary school years. It is an integral part of language development.
Phonics is used to teach English in a structured manner. It has been designed to be implemented across the classes from nursery to grade 2. Objective of the phonics program is to build the skill where children become independent readers, spellers and writers.
Language should aid communication and children are encouraged to express themselves in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences using the skills acquired. On a daily basis stories are read , discussed and interpreted in the classrooms. In the Early years stories, rhymes , poems and non-fiction text (small passages with topics which interest the children of this age group) are read and discussed in the class rooms. Children participate everyday in the classroom discussions, retelling the stories, sequencing the stories , reciting rhymes , picture reading and variety of activities designed for vocabulary building.
A large pool of different types of resources and activities are made available to the teachers to teach and learn language. Most of the books are available in the classroom library. Providing the best teaching methodologies and resources, Manthan is moving towards being the best pre primary school in Hyderabad.
b) Cognitive Development
At our pre primary schools in Hyderabad, pre-math emphasizes on teaching the quality and essence of numbers using practical activities. Application of this knowledge to every day life is what makes the learning interesting for children. For instance to teach number 2 all things that exist in nature in twos are used to explain its qualitative and quantitative aspect for example, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 legs, etc.
Our curriculum at the pre primary school level has been designed to introduce mathematical concepts in a simple and tangible manner concentrating on one attribute at a time and progressing gradually.
Our lesson plans are built to develop thinking and problem solving abilities through activities, observation, analysis and discussions.
c) Knowledge an understanding of the world
The pre primary school curriculum has been developed to make the child understand and explore his immediate environment and the physical world. Also to learn the basic technique of exploring, questioning and drawing conclusions from their learning.
Basic concepts pertaining to science and social studies are also covered in this pre primary stage.
They will also be taught to develop care and concern for animals, plants and environmental protection.
Concepts like human body, foods, animals, environment, weather, culture and festivals, neighborhood, plants, sea-life etc are introduced.
d) Physical and personal development
In our pre primary schools, physical and personal development is given paramount importance as it is a very important aspect of overall development. Physical education takes care of developing the fine and gross motor skills and a lot of time is dedicated to this. Objectives are set for each age group in terms of what they are expected to do physically and necessary developmental aids are used to achieve those. Stamina, balance, rhythm, strength, agility, and concentration are developed using a variety of enjoyable games and activities.
This also helps to develop good habits, self-care ability and a healthy lifestyle and enables the children to understand the limit of physical capabilities and develop awareness of self-protection
e) Social and moral development
At Manthan's Pre Primary Schools in Hyderabad, we recognize that the child will grow into a confident adult only if (s)he has a strong sense of self image. This domain is worked upon every single day in our school through stories, role-play, group activities, show & tell activities.
Children are encouraged and taught to listen to and respect others’ views and opinions. They are taught to differentiate between good and bad, to be aware of rules and positive discipline. At Manthan, we work tirelessly to bring out the best out of your children so that they can be the beautiful citizens that you want them to be.
f) ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
Children are introduced to computers and by the end of the pre primary phase they are comfortable with using computers as a learning medium. Computer rooms run by well-trained teachers, provide the ideal environment for children to pick up the basic concepts. Also the interactive board and computers present in each classroom make it a continuous learning process.
g) Aesthetics and Fine Arts Appreciation
Art is introduced to children so that they use it to play, to express, to explore and to enjoy. The Art room is well-stocked with quality resources like paper, crayons, colors, brushes, easles, etc. A specialist art teacher with a well-defined art curriculum introduces children to various art forms.
Music is introduced to children at this pre primary school stage so that they develop a love for it. In early years children are made aware of the rhythm and melody through group singing of songs and rhymes. A well-equipped music room with key boards, drums, guitars, harmonica, computer and music system run by a well trained music teacher provides the perfect environment for children to learn and appreciate music.