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…
Clay & Colouring Competition
Poem Recitation Competition
Fancy Dress Competition
Life Skill Development – Nursery
Crafty Kids – PPI
Fun with Shapes – PP I
Letter Activities- PP I
Physical Energizers – PP I
Readiness Activities – PP I
Crafty Kids – PP II
Challenge your Taste buds (EVS) – PP II
Vowels – PP II
Number Time – PP II
Physical Energizers – PP II
Inter School Competitions