07 Jul

CURRICULUM INSIGHT

Jr. Kg – July 2018

Theme for the month: Animal Kingdom

According to Early Care and Education professionals, nature provides great opportunities to learn more about animals, foster curiosity, and nurture children’s innate feelings of love and concern for wild creatures. These skills and feelings are more important today than ever!

As young children are drawn to animals of all kinds, there is definitely something special about children’s interest in animals. Thus through this theme the students will learn about animals and their habitat. They will get in-depth knowledge about apes and reptiles and the differences between them. As parents you can support your child in their growing awareness and interest in animals which would lead to deeper feelings of compassion and empathy in young children.

Methodology: Effective usage of Audio Visual learning, technology, art and craft and role plays.

Language:

Your child will learn the letters ‘CK’, ‘Ee’, ‘Hh’, and ‘Rr’, with their phonic sounds, how to blend and read 3 letter words and tricky words: me, go, no, my. Your child will also explore rhymes, stories, show and tell activity, picture talks, book browsing and newspaper reading.

Do reinforce the use of tricky words: I, the, he, she and do keep reading to them every day and make your home a print rich space.

Life Skills :

Good manners at School: This month, the students 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 children will be introduced to numerals, concepts of colour and size.

Dates to Remember:

Date Event/Activity Particulars
04/07/2018 Health week Activity Students to bring a 2”x 2” size picture of grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables each.
05/07/2018 Portfolio Activity Students to bring their family photo for digital portfolio activity.
21/07/2018 Project Display An invite with details will be sent.
27/07/2018 Red Day

 

Students to carry a well labelled red object for the Show and Tell activity.

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

At Home You Can:

Read books about animals to your children and encourage their limited screen time to programmes with animals as the central characters. A visit to the zoo/wildlife sanctuaries is also recommended.

Spend your leisure time outdoors, as even the sight of a common squirrel or even a trail of ants on a sidewalk can be exciting and special. If you do come across wildlife, allow the children to observe and share their discoveries. Encourage their questions and conversations.

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

Reptiles

Amphibians and reptiles animals

Smart Orangutan

Gorilla | AMAZING ANIMALS

Gorilla

Snakes

Monkey

 Download the Apps on your mobile / tablet using the given links:

Wild animals puzzle: Jigsaw

Kids learning number lite

Phonics match

Kindergarten Fun Lite

Alphabet puzzle for kids

Looking forward to an exciting month of exploration and learning.