01 Oct

CURRICULUM INSIGHT

Jr. Kg. – October and November 2017

 Theme for the month: Going Green

Have you ever taken your child for a nature walk? He/She will love to pick up, look at, explore and question about leaves, nuts, twigs, rocks – just about anything he/she finds. Thus, knowledge about plants naturally lays the groundwork for future scientific learning and understanding. Plants have an easy-to-understand life cycle. They have four basic parts – roots, stem, leaves and flowers: children of this age can easily remember and identify them.

Through this theme your child will learn about varied aspects of a plant and its growth, and will be more aware about the specific characteristics of the parts of the plant. He/She will also learn how plants need to be nurtured and how to tend a garden, to identify different gardening tools and will learn the importance of water, sunlight and soil for plant growth.

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

Language:

Your child will learn the letters ‘Uu’, ‘Ll’, ‘Ff’, and ‘Bb’ with their phonic sounds, how to blend and read 3 letter words and learn tricky words: do, are, your, you. Along with these, various activities like rhymes and stories, show and tell, picture talk, book browsing and newspaper reading will be done on a regular basis.

Do reinforce the use of tricky words: we, be, was, to.

 Life skills:

Good manners at Public Places: This month, the child will learn more about the good manners at public places, like behaving with courtesy, respecting public property and not disturbing other people.

 Numeracy:

There will be a progression in numerals, concepts of colours and shapes.

Dates to Remember:

Date Activity / Event Particulars
04/10/2017 Joy of Giving Week Students to bring one toy/book in good condition, it will be donated to an NGO/ Orphanage.
07/10/2017 World Elder’s Day Invite with details will be sent.
11/10/2017 Gardening Activity Students to bring daddy’s old T-shirt to wear at the time of the activity.
13/10/2017 Diwali Party Students to come in traditional wear.
14/10/2017 Progress Reports Parents to come in the time slots given to them.
01/11/2017 Button-Unbutton Students to bring a jacket with medium sized buttons.
10/11/2017 Brown Day Students to carry a well labelled brown object for the Show and Tell activity.
14/11/2017 Children’s Day Celebration Students to come in party wear.

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

At Home You Can:

Read books about plant life to your child and encourage him/her to plant a sapling and water it daily.

By reading story books and making your home a print rich space, you will improve your child’s ability to master new learning.

Do make your child share his/her reflections of the stories read. This will develop thinking, reasoning as well as aid in confidence building. Please encourage him/her for every effort made; he/she will do better in a motivating and positive environment.

Real life learning experiences help children to see and explore nature; so a visit to a nursery is also recommended.

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

Parts of Plants

Sid the Seed

Learn more about Vegetables

Looking forward to an eventful month of learning and celebrations