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Preparatory Stage
(III-V)

Teaching and Learning framework in Primary Section - Preparatory Stage

English has emerged as the lingua franca in multiple fields, be it Science, Technology, Humanities or Commerce. Keeping in mind the all-encompassing role a language plays, we at DPS ensure competency in language skills (English & Hindi) as the core commitment of our curriculum. We believe in developing all linguistic and paralinguistic skills which help to build a robust linguistic foundation in the beginners. Each LSRW skill is designed to achieve specific learning outcome to cater to the needs of the learners who are global citizens. Various teaching pedagogies like Experiential Learning, Cross Curricular approach, Art integrated Activities, CBE activities etc. are designed in accord with NEP 2020.

With the focus on the vision laid out in the NEP 2020 and to develop, nurture and foster Mathematical thinking, plethora of activities are carried out in the classrooms to enable students to appreciate the usefulness and beauty of Mathematics.

The learning experiences of Environmental Education helps children to explore and connect with their natural and man-made surroundings. We aim at providing the students with knowledge, attitudes and skills so that they are equipped to contribute meaningfully towards the betterment of the environment and accomplish the goal of sustainable development.  Activities help them to imbibe Indian ethos, connection with other subjects and their relevance to everyday life. We lay emphasis on learning through reflections, by doing, rather than rote learning and memorization, for that we have embedded project-based learning, songs, debates, roleplays, subject enrichment activities, research work etc. in our syllabi.

We aspire to provide enjoyable and enriching experience to all our students through our distinguished teaching learning process.

School activities play a significant part in the development of students. Co-curricular activities have become a fundamental part of school life and aides in improving students’ learning at school. These activities are mandatory and necessary for every student to participate. Co-curricular activities are structured and balanced with the scholastic educational / academic curriculum so that every student gets the opportunity to learn beyond academics.

Co-curricular activities are intended to bring social & intellectual skills, moral, cultural & ethical values, personality development, and character advancement in students. It includes Sports, MLDM, Library activities, Lab activities, creative arts (Art &Craft), House activities, Computer and so on. Various Inter School Competitions help develop creative skills, oratory skills, foster team spirit and mould them to be a confident individual.

Innovation is defined as introducing something new. It allows the growth of many new ideas, customs, and inventions. To inculcate the same, the curriculum is structured to include Innovative activities, which cater to Multiple intelligences and inculcate 21st century skills. The concept of Blended Learning is incorporated through ICT Tools (Information and Computer Technologies) to create e-learning classrooms. 

The Active Learning Strategies like the Flipped Learning Classrooms, Interdisciplinary teaching-learning approach, engage students in higher order thinking tasks involving  critical thinking, analysing, synthesizing, and evaluating. Collaborative learning including International Outreach Programme facilitated by the school helps students to imbibe the values of team work, tolerance and make them ready to adapt to the changeability.

Teaching-learning process is the crux of all the other school activities. The school emphasis on use of practical and innovative method of teaching, using variety of strategies derived from theories, pedagogies and practices derived of Kalorex Schools’ Taxonomy which elucidates our skill building approach.

The learning programme in the early stages makes use of recreational resources and activity driven approaches like illustration of concepts through projects, models, charts, visuals, multi-media, field trips etc to strengthen their knowledge base. 

The learners are initiated into reading books of all forms in a spacious and well stocked library; developing scientific temper and reasoning ability, emphasising on experiential learning,  acquiring language skills through active speaking-listening programmes along with nurturing creative talent.

 Use of Information Technology and Multimedia engages students to become inquirers and independent learners in  the state of art computer labs and through introducing digital skills like use of Interactive boards and  Online learning.

Our institute fosters a stimulating learning environment which empowers the future citizens for the emerging knowledge society. It commits itself in providing stress free learning that will develop competent, confident, and enterprising citizens who will promote Kalorex student attributes. Children are encouraged to develop good learning habits in order to effectively cope with the academic curriculum and the evaluation system. 

To identify and nurture the talent of each individual, we have the Multiple Intelligence Approach that enables us to discuss positive strengths in all the pupils and plan appropriate learning strategies effectively.

Our teaching learning pattern focuses on all the following intelligences:

  • Linguistic intelligence
  • Logical-mathematical intelligence
  • Spatial intelligence
  • Bodily-Kinaesthetic intelligence
  • Musical intelligence 
  • Interpersonal intelligence 
  • Naturalistic intelligence
  • Intrapersonal intelligence      

New Academic Structure, the preparatory stage, which covers grades 3 to 5, is a transition gradually from play-based learning to more formal but interactive classroom learning.  The main aim is to lay a solid groundwork across subjects, including reading, writing, speaking, physical education, art, languages, science, computer, and Mathematics. The aim of the Preparatory stage is to teach basic numerical and reading skills to the student along with arts and physical education. Specialized subject teachers for language and arts would teach the students at this level.

The focus on Pedagogical interventions has been

  • Competency based and outcome-based education
  • Learning by doing / experiencing
  • Inclusive context -Relating to the context of children
  • Assessment integrated in the teaching learning process
  • Key concepts, ideas, application, and problem.
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