“A thinking child is a progressive child”
Education at primary level (Classes 1-5 in the age group of 5-10 years) is very incredibly important as it lays a strong foundation for higher classes where they need to learn higher cognitive level concepts. These children need robust support, quality time and experienced guidance from teachers as well as parents to bring out the best of any particular children.
These children are found to be the best followers of elders like teachers, parents and seniors, while their performance and skill development would certainly depends on the kind of instructional material and guidance provided along with the kind of learning environment created around them to work and study.
Major subjects covered at this level are Mathematics, Environmental Science, English, Hindi, Computer Science, and General Knowledge.
SKS provides multiple entry points into every subject or lesson to reach out to the level of each learner with different learning styles such as kinesthetic learner, visual learner, auditory learner and learners with multiple learning styles.
Approaches Used at SKS
- Hands on or manipulative activities/techniques.
- Visual explanations using smart/digital class rooms.
(ICT incorporated in lessons to make them interesting)
- Mind maps to organize and connect concepts.
- Numerical representations.
- Analogies to make comparisons.
- Stories about some real life experiences.
- Essential questions.
SKS employ a range of instructional modes to satisfy diversified nature of learners with differences in the level of understandings and individual interests.
- Demonstrations to show what a successful performance looks like.
- Creating a genuine platform for read to think in student’s perspective and writes to learn formally or informally to discover what they know.
- Think pair and think group activities to create a culture of thinking in the class room that foster critical thinking and creative thinking skills.
- Individual and group projects which can help develop a host of skills that are increasingly important in the professional world.
- Tactile experiences in math and science subjects using 3D objects to understand and form various geometrical shapes.
- Compulsory practical activities in Science and maths promote engagement and interest of students. Practical activities also foster student’s observation, analytical, reasoning and manipulative skills.
- Effective learning happens only when teaching and assessment happens simultaneously.
- Both formative and summative assessment pattern is used as per the CBSE guidelines.
- In addition to Term I and Term II, We organize a test every Wednesday to encourage and develop a routine based study habit.
- A compulsory worksheet based on the syllabus covered for Wednesday test is provided on every Saturday for rigorous practice of questions based on LOTS and HOTS.
- Every Wednesday test provides a superb tool for administering variety of assessment techniques to develop higher order cognitive skills.
- Students of classes 3 and above are given exposure to face Olympiads like IMO, ISO, IEO, ASSET etc. One additional period per week in maths and science subject is allotted for preparing the children for these exams based on objective pattern.