The primary school years Programme (PYP)

A spirit of enquiry goes hand in hand with the sound acquisition of language and numeracy skills. Our aim is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum. The subject areas are English, Hindi, Mathematics, Social Science, General Science, Environmental Studies and computer-science & the skill building areas/curricular programmes are General Awareness, Current Affairs, Reading for enrichment, Vocabulary-building, Communication skills, Creative writing, Discovery hour, Newspaper-in-education, School-cinema, Trips & Excursions, Skill-sheets, Conceptual worksheets, Promise workshops, Music, Dance, Drama, Theatre, Katha, Activity Clubs, Art, Technology, Physical Education and Personal, Social & Emotional development, Health Education, community service (JMIS-Seva), workshops, excursions etc. The focus in the primary classes is on learning through experience. Applicable to both, academic as well as co-curricular activities during primary school, learning through experience are achieved through exposure to many activities. Development of the child’s scientific temper, evolution of a questioning, inquisitive mind, self expression and communication, self confidence along with spatial and motor skills is honed and transacted through the curriculum.

A lot of emphasis is given upon

Experiential learning through innovative teaching methods
Learning beyond textbooks and classrooms
Connecting education with real life
communication skills in English language
inculcating strong reading habits
Developing creativity and thinking skills
Developing creative writing base
Talent search and enhancement
Overall Personality Development
Conceptual clarity and ability to think, analyze and reflect
Ability to build self-opinion and share ideas
Sound value system, sensitivity and caring attitude
Development of life-skills – leadership, team-spirit, positive attitude and social & Emotional Intelligence
The assessment of student work is continuous, comprehensive and broad in its scope, based on day-to-day activities, discussions, observations, assignments, projects, conceptual worksheets, Monday worksheets, formative learning, behavior, value system, attitude and two terminal rounds of summative assessments in semester – I (April-September) & Semester – II (October –March). Students are encouraged to reflect on their work and assessment and make efforts for continuous improvement. The competition is with self rather than with others and in that spirit, no one loses and everyone wins.

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