LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Language and literacy knowledge are embedded in our nursery classes through a lot of activities like listening to stories, playing listening games, etc. Children start listening to sounds through rhymes, songs from Jolly Phonics, learn to recognise letters and trace them. Children’s vocabulary is improved through individual or group activities where they get to see and work with picture cards, word cards, and real-life objects.
The objectives under the mathematical skills are as follows
- Preparation of a mathematical mind
- Mathematical relationship
- Relative size, weight and volume are developed.
Students learn numbers through sand paper tracing, counting with manipulatives and shapes.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso
For very young children, making art is a sensory exploration activity. Exploring materials is very important because, through exploration, children build a knowledge of the objects in the world around them. Children craft their own projects using simple items they are familiar with in a step-by-step manner. All materials will be provided by the school. Our Art and Craft curriculum includes activities that will help children develop their cognitive, social, and motor abilities.
Students will be exposed to a number of activities such as stretching exercises, fun games, yoga and free play in addition to the indoor games and that will develop motor skills, which may later be applied in various physical activities within and beyond the school setting. They will become aware of a number of positive leisure-time pursuits.
Free play involves human movement in relation to the physical environment. Students are exposed to play in various play areas which helps in developing gross motor skills. Outdoor play offers students the opportunity to discover the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use themselves in a range of situations.
Music, dance and drama is a form of expression that is inherent in all cultures. They are a powerful means to assist in the holistic development of the child, and are important for interpreting and understanding the world. This promotes imagination, communication, creativity, social development and original thinking.
Learning should let children know about the real world. In order to achieve that we in TIPS follow theme based learning. Here children are introduced to general themes like Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Trees, Domestic animals, Wild Animals, water animals, etc. Theme based learning involves strategies which will help children in developing their communication skills too.
Cooking in the early years is a great experience for children. Children love to role play and explore what the elders in the house do as they feel empowered. This goes a long way in building confidence for them. However, this can be done in a systematic and planned manner so that children learn and have fun under a safe and supervised atmosphere. Cooking has lots of benefits beyond the obvious. It involves development of all the five sense organs. Cooking strengthens mathematical concepts such as shapes, sizes, measures etc. It also promotes aesthetic sense as they present the food cooked by them. Most importantly, cooking highlights the concept of healthy and unhealthy eating which is the need of the hour. . At school children are encouraged to prepare simple yet nutritious dishes and the same is given as a take-away home so that parents get an idea of what is taught in the cookery class.