Academics in Kindersteps

At pre-school, we follow a child initiated curriculum while at Primary School, the curriculum would be student-centered, project-based, and incorporates the multiple Intelligence concept. While the general curriculum is followed by every student, he or she is also encouraged to develop talents and interests in personal areas of academic interest, and in sports, theatre music and dance, for which facilities are outstanding. Through progressive and innovative teaching methods, the students are encouraged to have a regular study schedule. The remedial classes in the evening help those who need extra tutoring in specific areas.

Student Centered Learning:

A student-centered approach helps students to develop a “can-do” attitude. Kindersteps consider the needs of the students, as a group and as individuals, and encourage them to participate in the learning process all the time. The teacher’s role is more that of a facilitator than instructor, the students are active participants in the learning process. The teacher guides the students by managing their activities and directing their learning skills.

Project based Learning:

Research suggests that many of us remember:
  • • 10% of what we read
  • • 20% of what we hear
  • • 30% of what we see
  • • 70% of what we discuss with others
  • • 80% of what we experience by doing

  • If we recognise that individual students have different 'intelligences' it is logical to allow them to develop these different talents through individual projects. Well-organised Primary classes frequently function like this. The fact that the project is the student's own ensures that s/he works with a complete concentration which ensures that s/he remembers what is learned.

    “Learning to Read” Concept:

    English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high quality education in English give students the ability to write and speak fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. We confidently say that technology will never replace the books. From Kindergarten itself, Kindersteps will encourage a love of reading, both for the sheer joy of it and because it is the most useful technological tool in the student's range of skills. Our reading stuff comes from a variety of sources, India and abroad.
    Through reading, children have a chance to develop culturally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. The overarching aim for reading in our curriculum is to promote high standards and literacy by equipping students with a strong command of spoken as well as written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

    By the end of Kindersteps Primary school, we guarantee our students will

  • • Read easily, fluently and with good understanding and confidence.
  • • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
  • • Be competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

    “Learning to Read” concept focuses on two dimensions.

  • • Word Reading
  • • Comprehension – Listening and Reading

    Skilled word reading involves speedy working out of the pronounciation of unfamiliar printed words and the speedy identification of familiar printed words. Underpinning both is the understanding that the letters on the page represent the sounds in spoken words. This is why phonics will be strongly emphasized in Kindergarten as well as Primary section.
    Good comprehension draws from linguistic knowledge, in particular of vocabulary and grammar. Comprehension skills develop through the interaction and high-quality discussion with the teacher, as well as from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction.
    All students will be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum.
    Reading widely and often increases student’s vocabulary because they encounter words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Reading also feeds students’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds.

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