Our Pre Primary aims to nurture each child’s potential, through love, care and encouragement. The early years have a crucial influence on later development and learning. Early childhood foundation makes a great difference to the future achievements of children. Whether our children become self-motivated learners and face the world with confidence, depends to a great extent on the stimulation, guidance and nurturing they receive early in life.
Theme based competitions are held every month to build the confidence of learners. Field trips to interesting places are organized regularly. Special days are celebrated with great pomp and show throughout the year.
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 Nursery are dealt with orally while in PP1 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 were 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 balanced and nutritious meal but also to dine with peers and learn table manners and etiquettes.
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 chord; 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 PP1 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 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…
Pre-primary Rang Tarang Celebrations
Pre-primary Republic Day Celebrations
Pre-primary Yellow Day Celebrations
Pre-primary Christmas Celebrations
Pre-primary Blue Day Celebrations
Pre-primary Green Day Celebrations
Physical Education – Fun Activity
Preprimary – EID Celebrations
The ‘Sweet Festival’ has its own ineffable joys. Deesian’s in Preprimary Banjara Hills celebrated ‘EID PARTY’ with lots of fervor and emotions. They greeted by hugging each other and wishing good luck after a small prayer.Different stalls of bangles, mehndi, garments and fruits were setup to make the kids aware of this festivity. Everybody enjoyed the sumptuous sheerkorma, sweets and other delicacies being served. Teachers enacted a roleplay. ‘Act of Kindness’ to make children understand the joy of sharing. The little kids in traditional attire added to the vibrance and the aromatic decor.
Preprimary – Christmas and Red Day Celebrations
Tiny-tots of Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, celebrated the spirit of Christmas with great zeal and joy. The whole premise was filled with the air of festivity. Our little children of the Pre-School attractively dressed in different shades of red. The classrooms were beautifully decorated with bright and colourful bells, stockings and stars. Not to forget the handmade Christmas tree with snowflakes and balls.
A skit by the students of PP-II on the birth of Jesus- ‘The Son of God’ was the highlight of the celebration. The festivity included Christmas carols, dance and delicious treats. Little Santa too made a grand entry and joined the celebration and distributed gifts to the students. Children had a great time participating in the activities and taking photos with Santa. To instill the sentiments of giving and sharing, children exchanged gifts among themselves. The gifts were wrapped with hope, peace, joy and love.
The day was also celebrated as ‘Red Day’ to familiarize the children with red colour. Teachers made sure the students put the gained knowledge into practice through various activities.
Kindergarten students made stunning lady-bugs and Santa caps with paper. Teachers also joined the celebration by wearing red coloured dress to school.
Finally, all had a great time!
Pre-primary – Yellow Day Celebrations
“Yellow is the perceived color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy”. Marcia Moses
The Yellow Color Day celebration started off with all the tiny tots walking in their brightest and prettiest outfits. The children showcased their favorite yellow colored toy and spoke jubilantly stating their fondness towards their dear toy. The children also enjoyed doing different activities and reciting rhymes fervently to express their love for yellow color.
They also engaged themselves in activities which included making a tall and yellow giraffe by Nursery students, a Smiley card by Lower Kindergartens and a shining Sunflower by the Upper Kindergarten. The day concluded with the children bringing out the real meaning of the color YELLOW by exploring with joy.
As Artistic and Visual Learners, children were able to observe the many different shades of Yellow color, the shining and blending of color and mixing and matching of yellow color with other colors.
They also learnt the importance and significance of yellow color by understanding- Why school buses are yellow in color? What is to be done when the traffic signal turns yellow? How the sun becomes yellow in color by noon?
They were also happy to learn that yellow always symbolizes happiness and smiles.
“In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: “Look at me. I’m happy!” JOY SEWING, “