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Pre Primary - Curriculum

The first few years of a child’s Pre Primary education determines a lifetime. Our Early Years Programme is designed to provide the foundation for the future academic, social, and emotional wellbeing of every child. We have developed a comprehensive, dynamic, contemporary, and thematic curriculum that prepares our young ones to go through the journey of life with complete confidence. A thematic approach to teaching involves integrating all subject areas under one theme. It crosses over subject lines and helps children relate basic academic skills to real-world ideas. Thematic units are common in Pre Primary classes, especially since preschool children learn through interactive and integrated activities. These themed units incorporate reading, English, Maths, Hindi and Environment Studies, as well as the arts for a well-balanced curriculum. Our programme features activities and equipment designed for the development of gross and fine motor coordination. Hands-on activities that are appropriate for children at this age are planned and incorporated into our daily routines. We celebrate individual uniqueness and encourage self-expression & exploration while building strong foundations of love and security.

Curriculum
  • A Home away from home, the Junior wing is a supplement to the home and not a substitute. The first five years of life are vitally important in laying the foundations of character and personality. Keeping this fact in view, the School is fully equipped to cater to the needs of growing children.
  • This being the child's first exposure to a large school, our primary aim is to make him / her feel happy, secure and loved by providing an open, un pressurized environment in order to create an atmosphere suitable for learning. Children are encouraged to wonder and question, and in the process make learning an exciting and fun-filled experience.
  • The best of Montessori, Kindergarten, Play way Method and other such activities as required by the social and cultural needs of society have been adopted and adapted for the Pre-Primary School. The Pre-Primary has its own assembly, programmes for self-expression, play area, indoor activity facility and cultural activities built around festivals. The basic motive behind these activities is to encourage participation and performance of each child
Various activities that are conducted to improve a child's overall personality are
  • English /Hindi Recitation competitions
  • Splash Pool / Water/Sand Play Activities
  • Puppet Competitions
  • Clay Modelling
  • Theme based competitions
  • Toy Talk / Picture Talk
  • Show and tell / See and Tell / Hear and Tell
  • Story Telling
  • Class Dramatizations
  • Puzzle Solving
Subjects

TAll subjects are taught as crossovers with no boundaries. There is a flexible time table for Pre-School and KG. Fixed days and timings are assigned for activities like Music, Computers, Outdoor Play, Art & Craft and Skating. Weekly planners for Pre-School and monthly planners for KG are sent to the parents and Home Work assignment sheets are sent every Friday.

Subjects Taught at the Pre- Primary Level
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Numbers
  • Environmental Studies/Value Education
  • Computers
  • Music
  • Art & Craft
Value Based Education
  • Value Education forms an integral part of the Pre-Primary curriculum. The following are taken up for effective implementation of this programme.
  • Morning Assembly is held for Nursery & K.G students in the Pre- Primary grounds.
  • Silent sitting, Thought of the Day, Recitation of shlokas are part of the Assembly.
  • Value based stories and songs are taken up regularly.
  • Dramatisation of stories, Role Play and Puppet- Shows.
  • Celebration of National and Religious festivals.
  • Outings and excursions to Temple, Gurudwara and Church.
  • Picnic / Day Camp.
Evaluation & Assessment

The students are evaluated through a system of continuous assessment throughout the year.

Academic year is divided into two terms (April –September and October – March)
  • Report cards are presented in the months of October and March.
  • Regular feedback at Parent- Teacher meetings of all the classes in the Pre - Primary I, II, III & IV and V on the last Saturdays of the month
 

Primary - Curriculum

Curriculum

The Primary Section is the second step into the knowledgebase. All the basic concepts learnt here form the foundation of a student's knowledge. Therefore the syllabus is carefully planned to integrate the goal of learning and knowledge seeking.

Syllabus
  • Syllabus of class I to V has been designed to enable the teachers to plan in advance and develop activity lessons which are learner centred.
  • Doon Public School has brought out Syllabi booklets for classes I to V aiming at holistic development
  • This also helps parents to assist the child in the teaching learning process. The syllabus booklets highlight the learning domains and the learning objectives in terms of achievable behavioural changes that can be realized at the end of each topic taught.

Learning domains highlight the concepts to be taught, skills to be mastered and the values to be inculcated through the teaching learning process.

Activities

Activities conducted at the Inter-School, Inter-Class, Inter-House, Intra- School level are as follows:

  • English/Hindi Recitation/Story Telling
  • Hand writing/Declamation/Debate/Extempore
  • Out Door Games
  • Art & Craft /Paintbrush
  • Quiz
  • Fancy Dress
  • Solo Singing
  • Mental Ability /Science Application Tests
  • Salad/Sandwich Making
  • Dance
  • Races /Swimming and many more.
Subjects
  • Classes I and II follow a well balanced academic curriculum with English, Hindi, E.V.S, Maths, as the core subjects and Computer, General Knowledge, Music, Dance, Art, Yoga, Physical Education, as essential support subjects. Computer Aided Learning also forms an integral part of the teaching learning process.
  • In classes III, IV and V there is a segregation of Science and Social Studies, which become two well-defined subjects in place of Environmental studies. In class V concepts of Social Studies, Science and Maths are taught aided by a Computer Programme developed by JiL. This method of computer-aided teaching makes the lessons interesting and concepts easier to understand. Computer, Art, Dance, Music (Indian and Western), General Knowledge, Yoga, and Physical Education form an integral part of the curriculum for the holistic development of the personality of our students. Computer-Aided Learning (packages developed by our teachers and used by the students in the computer labs to reinforce the concepts learnt in class), now acquires a more meaningful dimension in the student’s quest for knowledge enhancement
Time Table
  • Innovative and practical means are adopted in framing the timetable so as to maintain a healthy balance between academic and co-curricular activities. Co- curricular activities are interwoven into the academic curriculum in such a way that they help in enhancing the coordination skills of the students.
  • Meditation and the effect of light music in the Enrichment periods has to a great extent helped in quelling the restlessness of the students and sharpening their mental faculties.
  • Special Reading Periods are provided to encourage reading habits.
  • Weightage: 80% Academic & 20% Co-Curricular.
Focused Skills
  • Doon Public School believes in overall personality development of its pupils, which is not possible if the thrust is purely on academics
  • Academic skills are adequately taken care of by a well-planned syllabus, teaching with computer-aided techniques and by highly motivated and qualified staff. Worksheets that have been especially designed for the school by its own teachers are now complied into workbooks called the Students Activity Books
  • Sports, which are so crucial for a child’s physical and mental development, are also integrated into the Doon schooling system. Different forms of yoga like breathing skills, meditation and complete body exercises are taught to all our very young students in a regimented and scheduled manner.
  • Co-curricular activities give a winning edge and enhance personality development. Debating, public speaking, performing arts, art and games are an integral part of the timetable. The confidence, which a child acquires through these activities, equips him to deal with life in all its diversity. The Annual cultural programmes are organised class-wise, which is characterized by participation of each and every student.

Skilled and gifted children are identified and groomed with extra care so that many reach levels of excellence. At the same time we take care to follow up with children who needextra care. We provide remedial classes, learning centres for dyslexic children. There is a school counsellor to guide our children.

Value Based Education
  • It is essential in the fast moving materialistic world to inculcate good moral values amongst the children in their formative years. The best possible way to impart this is through the school curriculum. A period per week is allocated in the Time Table for Value Education where in special theme based assemblies are held class wise.
  • The aim is to make the child a better human being, to be able to withstand the pressures and temptations he/she encounters in day-to-day situations. We instil values like honesty, truthfulness, tolerance, sincerity, courtesy, sympathy and affection through our activities.
  • Regular school trips, overnight camps and adventure camps are organized by the school, where children are taken out for excursions and educational places accompanied by teachers. This helps to build a spirit of togetherness, leadership, inculcate team spirit and build confidence among the children.
  • Children participate in Inter-Class and Inter-School cultural programmes like plays, dance, music, sports etc., which help in building team spirit and emphasise the cause of being just
Evaluation and Assessment
  • At Doon we follow the grading system for revaluation and assessment for all the subjects for Classes I to V. This evaluation system is a continuous and comprehensive form of examination with four assessments in each subject, wherein the students learn how to face exams and be able to learn time management.
  • Students from class I to V are graded for all the activities conducted in the school i.e. Art and Craft, Music, Dance, Games and Yoga.
 

Middle and Senior Curriculum

The curriculum aims to develop critical thinking skills in the students and to develop in them a deep sense of respect towards the Fundamental Duties and Constitutional Values, bonding with one’s country, and conscious awareness of one’s roles and responsibilities in a changing world. The curriculum and the pedagogy from the Foundational Stage onwards are designed towards holistic education and to ensure that learning is experiential and joyful.

Subjects
  • The School follows the CBSE pattern and offers various choices at the Sr. Secondary level.
  • Science stream has the subject choice with Computers Science, Biology, Psychology and Economics.
  • Commerce stream has the subject choice with Maths, Computer Science, Psychology, Home Science and Physical Education.
  • Humanities stream has the subject choice with Political Science, Geography, History, Home Science, Physical Education, and Maths.
Timetable
  • The timetable allows scope for co-curricular activities to be woven together with academics encouraging a child to grow at all levels- physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • Activities like Dance, Music - Vocal & Instrumental, Band, Electronics, Fine Arts, Home Science, Swimming coupled with effective classroom teaching & value-added teaching, use of specialized in-house designed CAL programs, Innovative hands-on experience in the Atal Tinkering Lab, Artificial Intelligence classes &audiovisual aids enhance the teaching/ learning process.
Focused Skills

Special class assemblies, which are theme-based (based on human values of tolerance, honesty, compassion, concern for others, respect for others, etc.) nurture the emotional aspect of the child, sensitising him to the importance of growing up as a whole, balanced & beautiful individual.

Evaluation and Assessment
  • The School follows a two-term system with unit tests being held every month. Hence, there is a continuous and comprehensive evaluation of the child.
  • The School conducts two-term examinations and 4-unit tests for classes I to XII or as defined by CBSE