29 Jul

CURRICULUM INSIGHT

Playgroup – August 2017

 

Theme for the month: Animal Kingdom

When children have opportunities to see wild life, a whole new world of wonder can open up. The animals needn’t be large or exotic, even the sight of common creatures such as ducks or squirrels would be fascinating for children.

In order to make it interesting for our toddlers, the theme ‘Animal kingdom’ is designed in such a way that children will develop a deeper understanding of animals that they are really fascinated by. Your child will be able to identify the animals and distinguish them from pet / domestic animals.

Effective usage of Audio Visual learning, technology and Role plays will be the methodology.

Language:

Vocabulary will be enhanced through the introduction of letters ‘Dd’, ‘Ee’, ‘Ff’, ‘Gg’ and picture vocabulary related to the theme. Along with these, various activities like book browsing, picture talks, rhymes and stories will be done on a regular basis.

Life Skills:

Good Manners at School : This month, the child will learn about good manners at school which will foster a sense of respect for the school. Students will also learn about cooperation, sharing and caring for the peers.

Numeracy:

The child will be introduced to numerals, concept of colours and shapes.

Dates to Remember:

Date Event/Activity Particulars
4/08/2017 Raksha Bandhan Celebration Students to come dressed in traditional wear.
  5/08/2017 Visiting Day Parents are requested to adhere to the time slot given in the Almanac.
11/08/2017 Janmashtami Celebration Students to come dressed in traditional wear.
14/08/2017 Independence Day  Students to wear clothes that depict the tricolour.
18/08/2 017 Red Day Students to wear red coloured clothes and carry a well labelled red object for Show and Tell activity.
24/08/2017 Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration Students to come dressed in traditional wear.

A soft copy of the Rhymes for the month will be mailed to you.

At Home You Can:

Support your child’s learning by browsing nature magazines, books, encyclopedias or the internet for pictures of different animals. A visit to the zoo/wildlife sanctuaries is also recommended.

Web resource links that can help you in your venture include:

Learn About Animals

Let’s Go To The Zoo

As this month is full of festival celebrations you could discuss the importance of each festival. Children will be exposed to the significance of each festival in an age appropriate manner in school.

Looking forward to an eventful month of learning and celebrations.