Primary School Program
Our Primary Program from Grade 1 to Grade 5 (6 years onwards) offers a comfortable transformation from colourful world of kindergarten to an equally colourful world of primary learning.
At primary level absorption, observation, retention, questioning, reinforcement and controlled practice take place. This stage of education is immensely important; as it is here the foundation of literacy, numeracy and other structures are laid down for the future. The core components of Primary Curriculum are:
Literacy in English
Children vary greatly in their initial literacy levels, particularly in Grade 1. They have different personalities and learning preferences. Some need a lot of structure and guidance while others are self directed and independent learners. Keeping these things in mind, the various skills of language learning – Listening, Speaking, Reading (both guided and self – selected) and Writing – as well as Phonetics are stressed upon. Students are made to encounter the words given in the word wall helping them to pronounce, spell ( Word Search) and elaborate ( Word Web) the word eventually gearing up to create sentences and finally paragraphs. Further an innovative practice of Actometer helps the students of grade 1 and 2 to develop self-confidence, independence, and inculcate communication skills.
Children are encouraged to develop lifelong interest in mathematics through deliberately designed curriculum. Students get an environment conducive to learning mathematics that nurtures and supports their mathematical thinking with the help of exclusive student-friendly softwares. Various opportunities are given to develop the problem solving skills in the students through various national and international Olympiads. Chitkara’s in-house productions at this stage is again one of the main ingredients of an innovative practice after a rigorous research done by the Research and Development team along with the subject experts, with a special mention of “Table Tackler” one of the in-house publications proving to be a great asset towards learning tables for Grade 1 and 2 students, thus making the learning more easy and conceptualised. To ensure time, speed and accuracy which are the three important elements to master Mathematics, CIS has created an online Dodging Table software through which our students learn tricky calculations in an easy and interactive manner.
Science, Technology and Social Science
Students explore various areas of science, including social science. They gain knowledge on various topics ranging from the early Existence of Man to current discoveries of Outer Space. They also learn about computers, their peripheral and importance. All of these areas are reinforced through hands on activities, experiments and research projects. Technology curriculum has been revamped and mapped to the latest emerging trends in the hi-tech world after rigorous research and coordination with various industries. We came up with “TEK-8” programme where our students would deal with various modules like Computer Science, Electronics, Mobile technology, Automobiles, Robotics, Household technology which ensures hands-on industry ready knowledge framework which will prepare them for future.
Hindi & Other Languages
Our national language, i.e. Hindi is given equal importance in the curriculum. Children learn to read, write and speak the language in their language class. Apart from English and Hindi emphasis is also given on other languages like Punjabi and French.
General Knowledge and Value Education
At primary level children are exposed to various concepts through general knowledge text books. They acquire knowledge which forms the basis of their future life, especially career. It is essential to realize that general knowledge is a vital subject not only for competing in exams but also it helps in personality development. Also, Value Education forms the part of the school education.