01 Sep

CURRICULUM INSIGHT

Jr. Kg. – September 2017

Theme for the month: Exploring the Water World

Animals around the world live in a variety of habitats based on their needs and behavioural tendencies. Some may choose to live in water rather than on land, from hot deserts to shaded and damp forests, ponds or even deep ocean waters. Thus it is important to make the preschoolers aware of their surroundings and the animals that live in these areas.

The goal of the theme ‘Exploring the Water World’ is to help your child to learn about different sea creatures such as whales, dolphins and sharks. He or she will also learn about certain adaptations which help them to survive in the environment e.g. their way of communication with others, how they use their senses to escape from predators and so on. Some amazing facts about various sea creatures will also be discussed in the classrooms to make their learning more interesting.

He or she will begin to develop a sense of responsibility for the oceans and the animals that live there. Above all, this theme will inculcate in students an appreciation and respect for all living creatures and stimulate their interest in conserving the water world around them.

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

 Language:

Your child will learn the letters ‘Mm’, ‘Dd’, ‘Gg’, and ‘Oo’ with their phonic sounds, how to blend and read 3 letter words and tricky words: my , be , we, was, to. Along with these various activities like Rhymes, Stories, Show and Tell, Picture Talks, Book Browsing and Newspaper Reading will be done regularly.

Do reinforce the use of tricky words: me, go, no. By reading Story Books and making your home a print rich space, you will improve your child’s ability to master new learning.

 Life Skills:

Good manners at Public Places: This month, the child will learn about good manners at public places, which can be inculcated in their day to day life. It is essential to educate children about the right manners for public places, so that they learn to behave well and stay polite in a public place.

Numeracy:

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

 Dates to Remember:

Date Event/Activity Particulars
04/09/17 Teacher’s Day Celebration Students to come in party wear.
08/09/17 International Literacy Day Students to bring their favourite Story book.
20/09/17 Blue Day

 

Students to carry a well labelled object for Show and Tell activity.
21/09/17 Gardening  Activity Students to bring daddy’s old T-shirt to wear at the time of the activity.
23/09/17 Project Display Invite with details will be sent.
27/09/17 Sea Creatures Day Students to dress up as any sea creature and speak a few sentences on it. (Avoid hiring costumes)
29/09/17 Navratri Celebration Students to come in traditional wear.

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

At Home You Can:

You may read informative books about sea creatures as the central characters.  Do make your child share his/her reflections of the stories read. This will develop thinking & reasoning skills, as well as aid in confidence building. Please encourage your child for every effort made-they will do better in a motivating and positive environment.

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

Ocean Animals  

Save Our Marine Life

Amazing Facts About Sea Life

All About Dolphins 

Looking forward to an exciting month of exploration and learning.