Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Sare jahaan se acchha! This was the resounding sentiment displayed by the little citizens of India to ring in our 73rd Independence Day. The students of the pre-primary classes began the day with the evergreen ‘Hum honge kamyaab’ followed by dance moves to a catchy medley of songs on independence.The tiny tots went on to speak about our national symbols: the tiger, the peacock, the lotus, the mango and most important of all, the national flag– our pride and our inspiration.They concluded the celebrations by drawing, colouring and making the tricolour and learning about the significance of each colour.

The new psychology of learning incorporates the idea of making learning a fun – filled activity. A typical day at DSE for Pre Primary students would incorporate the following elements:-

Welcome Time…. Arriving for school on time is extremely important for children even at this young age! Being on time allows the children to have a pleasant transition from home to school environment, easing them in gently.

Assembly Time… Each beautiful day unfolds with the morning assembly with other students of the school. Besides praying, it inculcates a sense of punctuality and discipline

Circle Time… Circle Time is where exciting group work takes place, discussing the calendar in English, to begin with. It’s followed by discussions, fun learning activities about the chosen letter and then progresses onto phonetics, rhymes and stories. Alpha Buddies is the time when children read or write about the concept under study. Stories, group discussions, group activities and demonstrations are some techniques used by the facilitator to stimulate the children. The facilitator works with individual children or in small groups. Most of the concepts in the Nursery are dealt with orally while in PPI and PPII, eye –hand coordination is developed through written work, colouring and craft work.

Theme Time… To increase awareness of the physical and social surroundings, a theme room is set up where students are enabled to discovered and learn more. Discussions, art work, poems and stories, worksheets related to the theme are done as follow up.

Munch Time…. Recess allows the children the opportunity to develop social and conversational skills by interacting with each other, sharing physical space and also a healthy snack.

Carpet Time… To make the students aware of the happenings in and around the world they live in, teachers spend time to discuss important issues that make headlines in a very simplistic way and encourage students to express their views. Students also indulge in reading story books.

Play Time… Children play outside during this hour. It is an ideal outlet for all the extra energy they have. Games help them to develop balance, posture, locomotion and strength. Play time also encourages imaginative role-play and allows interaction with their peers while developing their gross motor skills.

Number Time… Contrary to the belief, there isn’t a math gene that makes some kids more successful in the subject. Kids who are more successful in this area are those who practice the skills more often .Activities related to recognition, grouping, measurement and other pre math concepts help develop concentration , counting skill and involves fine motor development.

Happy Meal… Not only it is a time to sit and enjoy a balanced and nutritious meal but also to dine with peers and learn table manners and etiquette.

Happy Time … Exploration discovers latent talent. Activities such as singing, dancing, drawing and clay moulding create a sense of well being among children. Exercise your vocal chords; tap your feet or paint the world around- it’s all fun! We believe in ‘Catching them young’.

Bhasha Mala… A second language is introduced at the PPI level and most of the activities are verbal. Stories and rhymes are an integral part of it. PPII students start with learning to write alphabets.

Tale Time/Movie Time… This is the time for delightful learning and various activities are scheduled on different days to have a wide spectrum of experiences and thereby enhance motor and thinking skills.

Reflection Time… Just before they pack their bags and say goodbye a quick reflection on what they have done during the day is done.

Sweet Good Byes…

Wacky Watermelon

Summer is all about fun, food and frolic. And tiny tots at DSE, Banjara Hills, know how to have all three of them at the same time.The Watermelon Day on 17th June, 2019, was all about activities that involve hands on learning, sensory exploration art and fun.Watermelon Geoboard is a fantastic way to learn hands on Math by nailing the melons and lacing the nails to improve their fine motor skills.The idea behind the activity was to learn about this delicious fruit and celebrate a fruity summer. The students wound the laces around the pins to make letters of the English alphabet and also shapes. No wonder watermelons are a summer time favourite! So it’s time to enjoy the last days of summer by treating ourselves to some delicious watermelons!!!!!

 

First Day Fun

The first day of school for the Pre-Primary students of Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, began with a lot of fun on 12th June, 2019. The jolly faces of kids made the school environment more joyful. Tiny tots enjoyed some ice breaker activities to ease their nervousness as they start with the new session. The fun activities helped them build friendship and confidence.

Preprimary – Independence Day Celebrations

Sare jahaan se acchha! This was the resounding sentiment displayed by the little citizens of India to ring in our 73rd Independence Day. The students of the pre-primary classes began the day with the evergreen ‘Hum honge kamyaab’ followed by dance moves to a catchy medley of songs on independence.The tiny tots went on to speak about our national symbols: the tiger, the peacock, the lotus, the mango and most important of all, the national flag– our pride and our inspiration.They concluded the celebrations by drawing, colouring and making the tricolour and learning about the significance of each colour.

EID Celebrations

Eid ul-Fitr, the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, marks the end of Ramzan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is a sacred celebration when people come together and hug each other with promises of charity, kindness, harmony and brotherhood. It was celebrated by the tiny tots of Pre-Primary, Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, on 21st June, 2019, with great fervor and excitement. The students were dressed beautifully in traditional attire and all excited for their Eid party.It was a different experience for the children as they had a role play to showcase what people usually do in the month of Ramzan. They did creative craft activities, one of them being making a collage depicting a mosque. They created beautiful hangings as takeaways for their parents. The best time for them was when they relished the delicious ‘sheer khurma’- a festive dish especially prepared for Eid. The students were especially interested in knowing the significance of celebrating it. The celebration led to bonding among children with their friends and teachers as they wished each other Eid Mubarak.

Blue Day Celebrations

Pre-Primary Blue Colour Day@ Monsoon Masti!!!!!

The tiny tots of DSE Banjara Hills celebrated Blue Colour Day and enjoyed a Monsoon Party on 28th June, 2019. The dress code of the day was blue. The significance of the colour blue and the monsoon was reiterated through a series of activities, as they came dressed up in different shades of blue.At Monsoon Masti, the kids enjoyed various activities such as Treasure Hunt, Scoop & Soak, Monsoon Moves, Paper Boat Racing and Freeze Dance.Treasure Hunt gave them an opportunity to dig in the sand, identify various water animals and also learn their names.The Monsoon Moves activity helped them to practice gross motor skills as they learnt to identify the six types of things they experience in the rainy  season – puddles, boots, umbrellas, soup, corn, and raincoats and matched them with  actions like skipping, hopping, jumping, running, walking and crawling,  by rolling cardboard dice.Excitement and enthusiasm increased as they scooped and soaked various shapes and alphabets. They had fun as they raced their paper boats in tubs of water.The Monsoon Masti culminated in a Freeze Dance and craft work.Back in their classes, the little ones of PPI made rainbow collages, while the PPII children engaged themselves in making book markers in the shape of a blue whale.Blue – the colour of loyalty, strength and trust had a very positive impact on the tiny tots by ringing in harmony and brotherhood.

Green Day Celebrations

Come let’s hug a tree!!!!!

Green is the colour of nature, it symbolises self-respect, growth and harmony. The pre-primary kids of DSE Banjara Hills celebrated Green Colour Day on 12th July, 2019. The tiny tots were beautifully dressed in different shades of green.  They had a fun time under the trees participating in various activities.  The day started with a song on trees sung by the students of PPII, followed by few yoga poses. They were involved in playing games which signified the importance of the colour green. The highlight of the day was the ‘Hug a tree with me’ activity to spread awareness about why we should develop a bonding with trees and save them in order to save our environment. The kids also enjoyed the outdoor poster making activity which helped them feel more connected to nature.

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