We in Chinmaya Vidyalaya Vaduthala nurture a child’s natural inquisitiveness and creativity and channelize it into a learning process. Here the very entry of the child into the world of letters is marked with the marvel of creative activities. Even when modern methods are experimented the emphasis is on the right balance between traditional and tried out educational methods.
Chinmaya Vision Programme is the thread that knits the whole system. The child’s spiritual development is important to help him go through life’s stressful moments. Stories from epics and prayers that are suitable for their age are slowly introduced.
Hence values are incorporated, we aim at creating a cultural integrity in the classroom, by adopting the values of responsibility, respect, fairness, trustworthyness and honesty. Simple steps towards socializing, good manners that will lay the foundation for better relationships and mingling with others are also taught.
Patriotism, love towards the country etc. are instilled even at this tender age beginning with learning to respect the national flag and singing the National Anthem.
Each topic or theme is introduced in different ways enabling all kinds of learners- Auditory learners can learn through songs, rhymes,oral methods, different stories etc. Visual learners are helped mainly through smart board teaching, videos, charts, flash cards etc. Kinaesthetic learners evolve through puzzles and various interesting activities chalked out for them in the Activity room.
With the arrival of the Smart Board there is literally a revolution in K.G class rooms. Gone are the days of only blackboard writing. Children welcome the world of colours, joyful rhymes and writings on the white screen.
Children discover the ability to create and perform to the visual arts, music, dance and drama. They get chances to display/ exhibit/ disport their various talents through Talent Time , Christmas day celebrations, Annual Day, various days like Blue Day, Green Day, Red Day, Yellow day, Fruit Salad day etc.
Theme based learning is included to help reinforce concepts.
Lessons are planned well ahead with the help of split syllabus and every day after class teachers plan for the next day. A typical day starts with settling down time, theme time where the theme of the day / week is introduced with the help of oral discussions, smart boards, charts, books, pictures, flash cards etc.
CIRCLE TIME, a unique concept which enable children to overcome shyness is meticulously followed. Children speak in turns to the class puppet freely such that they can open up and vent their feelings, ideas with confidence.
Outdoor activity , math, language, phonics, play acting are some of the functional activities regularly performed in the Activity room. Children love to go and learn with beads, puzzles, puppets, blocks, sound boxes, lacing boards, building blocks, games, story books etc.
Obstacle courses help the children develop their physical ability and agility.
Various craft activities like paper tearing, sticking, printing, painting, collage and play dough help to develop their fine motor skills, dexterity and creativity.
Alphabet introduction is done through the phonic methods and this helps them to read smartly. Sight words also play a major role. They help children to read with ease, improve their vocabulary and communicate in English.
The curriculum is supported by the ‘Next’ set of educational books and system on the smart board, with three books for three terms including an activity book related to alphabet and numbers, English , Maths and EVS, Stories and rhymes.
Learning takes place through play way method and concepts are deciphered delightfully.
Our curriculum is child centric focusing on all domains of development, cognitive, physical, creative, social and emotional.