Primary School

At DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL our aim is to draw upon the best elements of the Curriculum combined with the depth and range of subjects that are based on age appropriate learning goals. Good education not only has to develop character and a sense of value, but must also strike a balance between the scholastic and non-scholastic areas.

This primary curriculum builds curiosity and a passion for learning in children as per appropriate age group. At Primary level, we integrate the curriculum with NCERT (National Council of Education, Research and Training). It provides a platform for all the children to exhibit their hidden talents and caliber.

The school believes in the system of learning by doing. It is a stimulating and motivating way for students to learn. It strengthens their understanding of a concept by giving them practical, first-hand experience of the concept through various activities and projects.

It endeavors to equip children with the knowledge and skills that will serve them not only in their lives as children but later as adults; it is concerned to develop their capacity for creative expression and response; and it promotes their emotional and physical development.

In classes I to IV, the focus is on encouraging inquiry, exploration and on inculcating confidence in key learning skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking, information technology capability, problem-solving, observation and measurement. Children are encouraged to speak and perform at assemblies, concerts, and thus gain confidence in their ability to communicate to a wider audience.

We recognise that children at this level are active, curious, experimental, imaginative, and talkative and, above all, disconcertingly frank. Each child is an individual with his or her own unique abilities, interests, aspirations and expectations.

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Therefore, our curriculum in these classes is structured to encourage and motivate them to become self-confident, self-reliant and self-disciplined, and thus help them achieve full potential. The School seeks to achieve this through a variety of curricular and co-curricular programmes.

 

Children learn and develop through a number of informal methods like activities, projects, presentations and hands-on experiences, apart from formal learning.

Outdoor and indoor play and games. We have exciting experiential learning opportunities through field trips which are planned for specific educational purposes.

There is an appropriate balance of whole group, small group and individual activities, which caters for individual differences in learning.

There is an inter-disciplinary appreciation of Language, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science by learning as individual subjects as well as in an integrated way.

We also offer physical education, which improves health and fitness, while enjoying the recreational value it offers;

We also have Computer Courses. This introduces students to the concept and reality of information and communication technology. It also provides a framework in which practical skills and knowledge can be acquired and developed.

Through our teaching, we offer opportunities in Dance, Fine Arts, Western and Indian Music, Speech and Drama and Yoga. This facilitates a well-rounded development for the learners. These are part of the regular curriculum, and are also being offered as co-curricular and core activity programmes.

There is also participation in co-curricular activities, which are held on Saturdays. Students who show special interest or who are talented in any sporting or non-sporting areas are offered further opportunities through the core activity programme. This helps students excel in such areas and also enhance their readiness to take part in competitions and tournaments outside of school.

AGE - SPECIFIC LEARNING TARGETS
A well- planned and carefully organized classroom and outdoor environment.
Effective system for planning, assessing and recording student’s progress.
Regular monitoring and evaluating of the curriculum provision being offered to children.
Attention to the processes of student’s learning, e.g. by encouraging them to observe, question and investigate.
Integrated teaching through themes and projects
Activities are done in collaborative ways.
Weekly assemblies led by students.

Technology integration: Use of technology like digital boards with mapped multi-media content allows growth for powerful differentiation and gives every student the opportunity to work at his/her pace and level, Library: a center for encouraging reading and opportunity to learn about different kinds of information.

Community connections: to facilitate regular interactions with the community through different activities thus instilling in them the value of being a responsible citizen through different activities, special assemblies and special days.

Art and craft: integral to the way children learn and how they give shape to their imaginations of things around them and their experiences which makes a great way to connect to the child.

Learning support: We believe in giving equal opportunities to all students and accept students regardless of any specific learning difficulty.

Remedial teaching: help to accelerate the learning process. Remedial classes and activity clubs like Literacy, Science and Math club.

Physical education, games, swimming and mass PE: children are guided by trained professionals to develop team work, coordination, independence and confidence. We also offer subject specific week activities and celebrations e.g. Science week, English week, Arabic week etc. Parental involvement: Parents help a theme come alive with their visit, inputs and experiences.