- A Global Pre-Primary Programme…
- For tender kids of Nursery, LKG, UKG with integration of Montessori and Kindergarten methods.
- An exclusive communication interactive programme.
- An ambiance for the blossoming of motor, cognitive, phonetic reading and pre writing skills.
- Internal Research and Development wing.
TJSPS follows the CBSE curriculum. The teaching methodology and the focus on the professional growth of the teacher would be integrated with the CBSE curriculum through the analysis of concepts, customized resource kits and use of technology.
The teaching process is customized to suit the needs of the learners with an emphasis on thinking skills, life skills and knowledge related to real life. The curriculum is divided into three levels – preschool, elementary and secondary.
Preschool is the child’s first experience of schooling. It should be one of the most exploring and enjoyable experiences. Since a child is exposed to a different world away from home his preschool experiences should be one of those that sets an approach to life-time learning habit. It is important that the child feels secure here and enjoys the new experience he is encountered to. Play is the best way for a child to learn. So, we have classrooms that are enriched with colors, pictures and learning objects that will make the child and his parents feel it a ‘Child Kingdom’. The child will be fully explored to the ‘play way learning’ through exposure to block building, toy library, picture library etc. There is full opportunity for interaction and growth for each different child. ‘Role play learning’ is specially used to provide a growing experience. There are separate areas for the child’s leisure and relaxation. The Activity Center and Child’s Park are technically modeled by Child Experts for this purpose. The teacher will be child friendly and the complete focus is directed on their progress.
We Implement a pre-primary years programme (PYP), which is a curriculum frame work designed for students 3-12 years. It focus in the development of the whole child as an enquirer both in the class room & outside.
At this budding stage feelings of love and protection are nurtured to make the toddlers feel at ease and comfort. Each child must feel happy and excited to come to school with a motivation to explore and understand their environment.
The curriculum at TJS Public School (CBSE) lays strong emphasis on constructivist approach where the child is the architect of her/his own knowledge. Underlying every learning topic is a concept-base which encourages children to see the connections between different subject areas. We believe that storytelling, play, learning musical instruments, dance and drama are as important for learning as science, mathematics and social science. In the week’s timetable, therefore, each area finds a place for itself. Children in the pre-primary school will spend time on: Circle Time, Show and Tell, Math’s, Language, Understanding Our World, Dance, Music, Free Play, and Activity Room. The naturally curious minds are exposed to conditions that can evoke freedom of thought and expression. Language development, concept formation, socio emotional skills along with fine and gross motor development happen simultaneously through exploration, interrogation and eventually self-discovery. This can build confident youngsters who feel free to be creative and motivated to learn. The path is laid thus for the toddlers to board the adventure of learning and march into the primary level.
Fine motor skills are all about eye hand coordination which develops in the child gradually by doing activities like sprinkling sand on pictures, thumb printing, cutting and folding papers and so on. Holding a pencil or a crayon properly may not be possible for the pre-nursery kid therefore activities are well thought of to match the age groups accordingly.
Learning about own body parts and also about personal hygiene makes the child become independent. Among the various activities children also learn how to dress up or change clothes, tie shoes, use the wash room and keep the surroundings clean.
Cognitive development is a broad area that covers logical reasoning, perception, awareness and judgment. This area develops by exposing the small children to explore various activities which they are so much curious about and keen to discover. Rather than spoon feeding children are guided to do self exploration and find answers themselves thereby learning to comprehend facts from a very tender age.
Pre-nursery kids have immense energy as they are growing up very fast. They are given ample opportunities to run, play, jump, climb, hop and crawl which eventually develops the bigger muscles in the body especially the limbs. Suitable toys and apparatus are used which help the children to build muscle control, balance and dexterity.
Children begin to interact and communicate with a peer which is the beginning of their social life. Learning to set rules of games, wait and take turns and negotiating in the process is the natural way to develop socio-emotional area of a child. Proper mannerisms and appropriate behaviour are taught by mentors at this stage through dramatization and role plays which are also means of self expression and venting emotions for the children
ELEMENTARY LEVEL – GRADE I TO V
The child’s entry to class 1 gives him a different feeling. This phase is important as it a platform for his first step to junior schooling. All the learning he has gained in his formative stage is expanded here to make him understand different subjects and their basic concepts.
At this stage children will be prepared to explore their creativity and talent. They will be exposed to various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for outshining their hidden potentials. As they advance to higher classes they will be encouraged to move ahead from being dependent to being independent. They will begin to develop their individuality and personality. The child’s interest in specific subjects and activities will also be encouraged which helps him to choose his specialization in future. The curriculum includes English, Tamil, Hindi, French, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Environment Science, Arts, Music etc.
The following are the highlights:
1.Tapping the curiosity of the student
2.Encouraging holistic learning
3.Skill development and refinement
4.Introduction to independent learning secondary level
Promote learning by project method, creative thinking, library research, neighborhood learning, learning communities and informational technology exercises help develop hobbies through various clubs, network, through surveys, fieldtrips, and socially useful and integrated activities.
The school follows the CBSE syllabus. The uniqueness of the school largely lies in this blended approach of offering Indian content using international methodologies. Regular field trips are organized to help children understand their learning process. Parent teacher meetings are held regularly in which the teachers describe how the students perform and behave in the class & parents provide their perspective. The teaching methodology often moves away from books to include the world outside the campus.
The TJSPS curriculum is designed taking into account the varying needs of children at different stages of their growth, both mental as well as physical. Starting from Preschool up to Std-VII, the curriculum is segregated into 3 distinct stages such as Discovering School, Learning to Learn, After School care.
Since the children admitted in the preschool are leaving home for the first time, they need to develop emotional independence. Once comfortable in new environment, they learn the basics of reading, writing and simultaneously develop social skills to adjust with peers.
LEARNING TO LEARN
From Standard III to VII students are taught to develop healthy adjustments and relationships to make classroom learning more meaningful and fun. They are encouraged for activities such as quizzes, field trips, project works, role-plays and group discussions along with the focus on formal learning of languages, mathematics and sciences.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
For the convenience of working parents TJSPS is offering after School “Remedial Coaching” Services where your child can stay till 5.30pm. During this post class “after school” period the children would be supervise by a qualified & experienced teacher.
At this stage children do what they love while understanding the thin line that separates right from wrong. They gradually come out from their secured shelter and start to socialize. The highly developing toddler brain is stimulated through exploratory and hands-on activities which can develop cognition, language and psychomotor skills. This makes them confident observers who can absorb experiences to make relevant associations to draw accurate conclusions. Thus they begin to appreciate the importance of education by remaining interested through the flexible, thought stimulating lessons.
They can become aware of their own potentials and learn how to explore and expose in the right direction thus moving away from vulnerability to independence. They become capable of divergent thinking through challenging experiences which allow them to grasp the various academic and non-academic areas to move into the middle school level well equipped.
MIDDLE SCHOOL – GRADE VI – VIII
At this stage the students have stepped or are about to step into adolescence. Therefore, various important factors need to be considered while mentoring students at this stage. (Mentors transform into friends from guides) The Middle School curriculum is holistic as it concerns itself with fostering a culturally sensitive and socially responsible student who has strong communication skills, is confident and is an avid learner. Socio-emotional skills are just as important as the student’s academic prowess! This philosophy allows our students to discover their academic strengths and interests. Besides cultivating more advanced academic skills, the Middle School curriculum offers students the opportunity to develop in their creative, physical, technical, and empathetic skills to ensure the development of a well-rounded individual.
Language skills for English and Vernacular are honed through reading activities that instigate thinking, imagination and analysis. This skill is taken a step higher by involving students in various individual and group activities that develop writing as well as speaking skills school follows LSRW
Language development happens in pre-primary children by making them listen to various phonetic sounds, letters, songs and music. They will take some time to learn to read and write but speech develops very fast when they begin to interact with their peers. Mentors at this stage are continuously speaking and interacting with the children through speech, gestures and actions.
Arithmetic and mathematical skills
Arithmetic and mathematical skills are encouraged through the habit of practice coupled with a deep interest in logical reasoning and analysis. These are achieved by making the young inquisitive minds regularly engrossed in challenges involving abstract reasoning, measuring activities and cognitive abilities.
Scientific skills to experiment and find logic behind the endless phenomenon of physical life, the planet and nature are developed through ample opportunities of real life experiences, laboratory activities and class room projects. The students can learn by themselves rather than being taught with required guidance and mentoring. This develops the natural urge to find connections and logical reasoning skills begin to find deep roots from a very young age.
Social Studies can actually develop multiple skills of analysis where students interpret the past, compare it to the present and derive implications for the future. Analyzing the earth on which we live and the various events that has shaped the present through plays, models and innovative activities can actually make the learning most interesting and challenging through heritage club activities.
Computer skills are developed through dual methods of theory and practical activities. Demonstration by mentors coupled with hands on experience by students make them confident learners who can easily grasp the functioning of the machine.
General knowledge is an area which is built through continuous awareness. Quiz, puzzles and various interesting games keep the students interested and well acquainted with the latest news and various knowhow.
Morals and values
Morals and values are an integral part of the whole school environment. Students learn essential morals, values and principles through story sessions, role plays and screening of value-based short movies followed with reflection, discussion and conclusion, enabling inculcation of values in self-learning mode that create positive vibes from a very tender age