- Teacher Profile
The foundation school curriculum is based on age-specific learning outcomes. Sensitive and appreciative teachers create a caring, secure space for little ones in big school for the first time. Space where multiple senses are sparked, investigations triggered into themes and topics, questions and discoveries welcomed with delight. Together, growing buds and teachers reflect on the meaning of each activity and explore it thoroughly; in doing so, every child makes the experience authentic and the learning personal. Teachers attempt to understand the social and cultural contexts to which children belong, which gives clues to their emotional, cognitive and social needs. This helps teachers create a truly unique multicultural learning environment. Shiv Shakti International School promotes an active partnership between the school and the parent community.
The Foundation programme
The bestschool of Madhya Pradesh, Shiv Shakti International school foundation offers the following groups
- Learning Centers: Many developmental and foundational skills are acquired here through observations in nature, construction (building blocks, clay), pretend play, reading and reuse-and-recycle centers. Children can learn and explore at their own pace. Teachers act as observers, as they document the students' progress at work and play.
- Teacher-Led instruction: While the class is at work in the learning centers, one of the two teachers in the class works in rotation with a small group of students on different skill areas.
- Circle Time or Carpet Time: Skills of social interaction, listening, conversing, feeling, thinking, empathy and patience are learned by sharing ideas and experiences during Circle Time which is a thought-provoking period of reflection and learning.
- Language: The language program at the Foundation is an exciting blend of phonics and the whole language approach. Children work and play with words and objects to develop and improve speaking and language skills. The success of this unique program reflects in the Kindergarteners' confident communication skills and their ability to read fluently and write with confidence.
- Math: Children explore numbers through concrete hands-on activities, which enable them to understand quantities and operations. Through counting games, number rhymes, puzzles, challenges, and other interesting activities, children acquire a firm understanding and a love for math.
- Science, Discovery and Explorations: Children at this age demonstrate a keen interest in exploring and discovering the world around them. The curriculum provides loaded stimuli from the immediate environment to allow observation, investigation, exploration, questioning and documentation of the children’s unique discoveries in many ways.
- Sand and Water: Soothing play materials that improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, these also kick start the imagination and facilitate group activity. Sand play is a catalyst for developing concepts, constructing language, and promoting social skills. It gives children a chance to observe science concepts like wet and dry, volume, pouring and sifting, and other cause and effect phenomena in a hands-on way.
- Gardening and Working with Nature:To develop sensitivity to the environment, observational skills and taking responsibility through acts of caring and nurturing.
- Clay Work and Pottery: To develop fine motor skills and creative expression.
- Block Play: To nurture creative thinking and enable the articulation of ideas.
- Dramatic / Symbolic Play: Giving the child a chance to enter a world of fantasy, as well as express a view of the world as she sees it.
- Art and Craft: Integral to the way children learn, and how they document their inner worlds and outer experiences, and a great way to connect to the child.
- Music and Movement: Children engage in creative dance movements; learn to play simple musical instruments and to sing.
- Theatre, Storytelling and Puppetry: Used to develop the child's social, emotional and communication skills it is a useful tool for thematic teaching.
- Community Connections: The curriculum facilitates regular interactions with the community. Parent and grandparent volunteers accompany children on field trips and help many a theme or project come alive with their visits, inputs and experiences.
- Physical Education, Games, and Movement: Includes swings, slides, balancing beams, rope ladders, obstacles, etc. Children are guided by trained professionals to develop coordination, teamwork, independence and confidence.
- Excursions and Field trips: The best play school in Madhya Pradesh offers its children visits to the surrounding farms interact with local communities and glimpse their culture and lifestyles. These excursions also help widen knowledge of the environment, besides expanding observational skills.