Grades 1-5

The students study the following subjects in their primary years from Grade 1–5

Subjects

Language

  • Oral —listening and speaking
  • Visual —viewing and presenting
  • Written – reading and writing
Languages taught
  • English
  • Hindi/French (2nd language options)
  • Kannada (Regional language study)

Mathematics

  • Data handling
  • Measurement
  • Shapes and space
  • Pattern and function
  • Number

Science

  • Living things
  • Earth and space
  • Materials and matter
  • Forces and energy

Social Studies

  • Human systems and economic activities
  • Social organization and culture
  • Continuity and change through time
  • Human and natural environments
  • Resources and the environment

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)

  • Learn to use a wide range of digital tools, media and learning environments
  • Learn to investigate, create, communicate, collaborate, organize and be responsible for their own learning and actions.
  • Learn to make connections and understand its relevance and applicability in everyday lives.
  • Develop and apply strategies for critical and creative thinking, engage in inquiry and apply new understandings and skills in different contexts.

Library 

  • Use resources from the library such as collections of fiction, non-fiction, magazines, and research materials to enhance learning.
  • Borrow books from the library and read at home along with parents.

Personal, Social & Physical Education

Physical Education Programme 

The objectives of the programme are to

  • Reinforce sport techniques in speed of execution, precision, and power.
  • Bring awareness on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the importance of physical activity in daily lives.
  • Bring awareness of space, direction and levels in relation to others and their environment.
  • Develop basic skills involving agility, flexibility, strength, response and coordination.
  • Diversify, refine, combine and link the acquired skills into more advanced tactics and strategies.
  • Combine the movements to create sequences refining basketball, soccer, volleyball, yoga/taekwondo, athletics skills.

The programme focuses on Fun/action – acceptance, participation, connect with self and earth for Grades 1 & 2.  For Grades 3 – 5, the focus is on skill building, teams, moral values, develop and become good human being.
 

Physical activities:
  • Fitness (All Grades)
  • Fundamental Movements (Grade -1-2)
  • Adventure Activities (Grade – 1-2)
Team sports: 
  • Basketball (Grade 3 – 5)
  • Soccer (Grade 3 – 5)
  • Volleyball (Grade 3 – 5)
Individual sports:
  • Athletics (Grade 3 – 5)
  • Swimming (Grade 1 – 5)
  • Yoga (Grades 1 – 5)

Performing Arts

Dance 
  • Exploring dances, gaining both a physical and theoretical understanding
  • Individual investigation
  • Developing creative aspect of making dances; composing original work
  • Movement skills appropriate to the dancer’s performance
  • Clarity in relationship to space, time, dynamics and movement qualities appropriate to the work
  • Communicative expression in relation to other performers and to the audience 
Music 
  • Singing and movement through the study of melody and rhythm
  • Developing reading and simple notation skills.
  • Singing, playing instruments, listening, reading and writing music through the study of melody, rhythm, harmony and form.
  • Songs and compositions from around the world.
Visual Arts
  • Focus on the elements of art and the creative process.
  • Explore a wide variety of materials and tools.
  • Exposure and response to artifacts and artwork of varied origins and reflect on self and others artwork.
  • Self-awareness about one’s interest and preferences in art.
  • Aware of the elements and principles of art and design
  • Make independent choices about tools, media and materials appropriate for one’s artwork.
  • Examine artwork and artifacts from different periods and make predictions about their function.
  • Reflect on one’s own work and the work of others with sensitivity and appreciation.