GNPS will adopt a mixture of Formal and non formal approach to learning. Children here will be encouraged to explain their environment while also being taught basic concept in language, mathematics, art and craft, dance and music and dining habits. Activities at this level are designed to develop fine motor skills and enhance sensory development.
'Teachers hold their students' hand for a short while, but their hearts for ever.'
Our focus at the Pre-Primary level is to make the transition between the secure home environment and formal schooling, interesting and as smooth as possible for the child. Emphasis is on nurturing the child's imagination, creativity and providing him opportunities to express himself freely. We lay stress upon developing basic language skills with the help of phonetics and conversation. A sound knowledge of phonetics helps the child to build spellings independently. It is a method of creating an environment which fosters the fulfilment of their highest potential.EPL (Exercise of Practical Learning) prepares the children to face the challenges of everyday life and helps in building concentration. Various celebrations in the school and round-the-year activities allow self-expression, experimentation and questioning; thereby developing a scientific temper. There is a perfect balance of active and quiet activities, structured, besides the free-play activities.
If I cannot learn the way you teach me,
Can you not teach me the way I can learn?
A child's mind is like wet clay and needs to be handled with care. Keeping this in mind, we at GNPS provide an encouraging and loving atmosphere, fused with a lot of fun, so that students shed their inhibitions and learn with a free mind. The methodology that we use to teach the students of classes 1 & 2 is ACTIVITY BASED, which involves a lot of co-curricular activities which assist the children in comprehending and retaining the concept in a better way. The curriculum planned focuses more on depth and is progressive and flexible in its approach and is adjusted according to the learner's need. Assessment at this level is not formal. The children are given activity based assignments to check the retention of the concepts taught. At this level we emphasise more on experiential learning. Our aim is to prepare the children to read, write and do mathematics. We also promote self control and inner discipline in children through appropriate interaction.
The child, already familiar with the basic skills in English Language, is now initiated into formal instructions through interactive techniques. The emphasis is on usage and application. In Science the focus is on developing scientific aptitude and making him aware of his/her surroundings. In Mathematics, problem-solving techniques are taught using application based methods. The co-curricular activities allow them not only to gain confidence but also help them realize their potential in various fields. The important aim at this level is the learning of basics and forming a sound foundation which will enable the child to study more complex topics and problems at the succeeding levels. The instruction/curricula is planned as per the CCE guidelines of CBSE.
We ensure such Formative Assessment tasks are given which involve collaboration, discussion and reflection. Speaking and learning skills, presentation skills and practical skills and all the co-scholastic areas are assessed formatively.
The CCE pattern has been ingrained effectively with justified and equal importance being given to scholastic and non-scholastic areas in academics.
Formative Assessments carry 40% weight age, while Summative Assessments are graded for 60% in the entire academic year.
The students are exposed to various interesting Formative Assessments like Role Plays, Brochure making, Magazine designing, Powerpoint presentation, Surveys, Model making, Quiz etc.
The Summative Assessments comprise of pen and paper tests where practical and application based tests are designed.
are designed to fulfil the unique ability found in every child. We have not only sports activities for all age groups but also a variety of commpetitions like Role plays, Extempore, What's the Good word, Fun with Science, Dance, Music (Vocal), Maths quiz, English skit, Hindi Speech, English Debate, G K Quiz , to name a few.