Early Years Program (Nursery, Prep1 & Prep2)
Children have a natural ability and readiness to learn. During the nascent years of learning our program plays a positive role in mentoring them, giving them opportunities to explore and discover, making sure they enjoy the process of guided learning.
The framework for our EYP program which includes our toddler program, eyp, nursery, prep 1 and prep 2 is based on the universally established areas of learning and development and also emphasises on the physical growing abilities that are prerequisites for a child. (Eating independence, toilet hygiene, grooming independence etc)
Areas of learning and development – Personal, Sociocultural, Behavioural and Emotional Development, Communication and Language,Mathematical Development, Understanding of the World, Physical Development, EAD – Expressive Arts and Design, Literacy Development
Young learners are creative, intelligent and very resourceful individuals. Each young learner develops at their own pace and this is very evidently considered in our engagements for these little toddlers. Our School considers itself a primary caregiver and responsible for the emotional and physical well-being of the child. Pastoral care at our school focuses on the whole student (personal, social, and academic) and it engages all members of the school community as care providers. It actively involves the faculty community, comprehensive and multi-level activities which incorporate class room approaches, promote students’ personal and social development and fosters positive attitudes. This reflects in the nature of relationships amongst students, teachers and adults with the young learners,in school.
Grade 1 to 5
The formative years of formal education are filled with fun, learning and a structured curriculum that instills a love for learning. Language, Math, Sciences, World Perspectives, Behavioural Reflections, Physical Education are integrated in the inquiry led learning to achieve an understanding and drive an inquisitiveness into why, what and how of things in the world.
The formal subjects and areas of learning are as follows:
■ Combined Sciences
■ Performing Arts – Music, Dance, Drama, Singing
■ Music (instruments) – Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, Percussion instruments.
■ World Perspectives
■ Digital Literacy ( IMac, IPad, Windows )
■ STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)
■ Product Design
■ PHE (Physical Education, open ended play, indoor games, outdoor games, skill play i.e. swimming/ skating )
■ Visual Art – Art, Craft , Sculptures, Display Art, Calligraphy
■ Personal, Social and Behavioural Education (PSBE)
■ Hindi / Marathi as additional language
■ Public Speaking/ Leadership curriculum
■ General awareness
■ Mental Math
■ DEAR Sessions
■ Creativity Activity and Service – CAS version for PYP grades
■ PYP 5 Exhibition.
Class may begin with questions by the facilitator and responses from the students are guided to allow them to think beyond the apparent.
Creativity Activity and Service – Fun version of CAS elements are included in engagements for this age group.
Learning environments are personalised and learning goals are evaluated as
■ The ability to express oneself in oral and written form and, where appropriate, to remember facts accurately and use them constructively.
■ Use of Oral and written Language.
■ The ability to apply knowledge through practical tasks, problem solving, investigation skills.
■ The development of personal and social skills, such as the ability to work with others and take on a leadership role within a group.
■ The development of confidence that comes through self-discipline and the commitment to learn and persevere even when tasks seem difficult.
As the academic year progresses, we assess the children in the following ways:
■ Observing them working in their ability groups
■ Asking them questions or giving them complex problems or tasks to solve
■ Looking at their completed work
■ Formative Assessments on completion of a unit
■ Summative assessments
■ Regular online assessments using an assessment program
At regular intervals throughout the academic year, Facilitators are asked to review each student. This is where patterns and trends are identified. Facilitators then create individual support plans to ensure each student makes optimal progress.
The learning outcome of each student is shared with their parents thrice a year in a PFSC – Parent Facilitator Student Conference.
Do visit the school and meet with our PYP Coordinator for any queries regarding the programme.
BLISS Edify International School, Pune is a candidate school* for International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.
**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.