Kindergarten

Pre Nursery

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Pre-Math Concepts

  1. Begins matching and sorting
  2. Begins patterning
  3. Begins sequencing
  4. One to one correspondence
  5. Comparisons: Big and small, up and down, over and under, inside and outside, wet and dry, tall and short,

Numbers

  1. Begin to explore numbers through stories, songs, games and other activities

Colors

  1. Red , green, yellow

Shapes

Circle , square, triangle, rectangle

Language development

Listening Skills

  1. Begins to enjoy short stories
  2. Begins to follow instructions
  3. Responds to own name

Reading Skills

  1. Begins to show interest in books
  2. Shows interest in illustrations

Speaking Skills

  1. Begins to show interest in books
  2. Shows interest in illustrations

Writing skills

  1. Scribbles spontaneously
  2. Begins to show interest in the marks they make
  3. Coloring

Introduction to Letter sounds ( using rhymes and games)

Environmental Awareness

  1. Exploring rhymes, stories and movement
  2. Exploring who we are- our body, senses, how we dress up, how we keep ourselves clean
  3. The rainy season
  4. Animals -pets
  5. Creepy crawlies
  6. Shapes in the environment
  7. Exploring fruits
  8. Transport – vehicles on the road, cars, trucks etc.
  9. Exploring toys- observing everyday toys in the environment
  10. Celebrating various festivals like Ganesh Chathurti, Diwali, Christmas, Holi, Earth day
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Nursery

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Math

Pre-Number Concepts

  1. Matching and sorting
  2. Pairing
  3. Sequencing
  4. Introduction to seriation
  5. One to one correspondence

Comparison

  1. up/ down, open/ shut, big and small,tall/short, in/out, more/ less, hot/cold, sweet/salty, clean /dirty, wet/dry, over/under, inside/outside, long/short, fast slow.
  2. Exploring colors – red, black, yellow, blue, green, brown, purple and orange
  3. Exploring shapes- circle, triangle, square and oval

Number

  1. Rote counting 1-50
  2. Identify number symbols 1-9
  3. Associate numbers with quantity 1-9
  4. Match numbers and objects
  5. Addition and subtraction through rhymes and games

Measurement

  1. Measure using familiar objects like blocks, spoons, cups

Time

  1. Days of the week & months of the year through rhymes and games

Language Development

Listening skills

  1. Link sounds to letters
  2. Understand and enjoy short stories
  3. Listen to and acting on instructions
  4. Listen attentively and recognize when it is appropriate to speak

Reading Skills

  1. Recognize letters A-Z and their phonic sounds
  2. Know that English is read from left to right and top to bottom
  3. Is able to hold the book correct way up and turn pages
  4. Show interest in illustrations and characters

Speaking Skills

  1. Use personal pronouns-I, you, me
  2. Begin to use simple spoken language to share experiences
  3. Explore the meaning and sounds of new words
  4. Narrate short stories
  5. Joins in reciting rhymes and songs with repetitive language
  6. Relate objects and pictures to names

Writing Skills

  1. Begin to write patterns
  2. Demonstrate interest in the marks they make
  3. Free hand drawing and scribbling
  4. Developing fine motor and eye hand coordination

Physical and Motor Development

Fine Motor

  1. Demonstrate a variety of grips
  2. Displays eye hand co-ordination and increasing small muscle co-ordination
  3. Play with clay with better hand and finger co-ordination.
  4. Draws lines.
  5. Copies circle and imitate strokes like a cross.
  6. Holds pencil in proper grips and fingers.
  7. Colors within a large outline, though not neatly.
  8. Builds tower of 9 blocks.
  9. Can pick up pins.
  10. Threads beads with large holes.
  11. Tears paper at random.
  12. Pastes paper on large outline.
  13. Paints with circular movements.
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Kindergarten 1

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NUMBERS

  1. Rote counting 1-100
  2. Identify number symbols 1-25
  3. Associate numbers with quantity 1-25
  4. Introduction to zero
  5. Writing numeral 0-25
  6. Match numbers and objects 0-25
  7. Backward counting
  8. Addition and subtraction through rhymes and games
  9. Count aloud in ones or twos
  10. Identify before and after numbers
  11. Identifying missing numbers
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NUMBER CONCEPTS

  1. Matching & sorting by more than one attribute
  2. Recognize & recreate simple patterns
  3. Able to seriate more than 2 objects/pictures

COLOR, SHAPE AND SPACE

  1. Introduction to primary colors
  2. The color wheel
  3. Mixing colors to get new colors- green, orange and purple
  4. Shades of colors
  5. Black and white
  6. 2-dimensional shapes-triangle, circle, square, rectangle, semicircle, oval, star and diamond
  7. Use language- left &right, top & bottom, far & near, up & down, above & below
  8. Find items from positional or directional clues

Language Development

Listening Skills

  1. Link sounds to letters
  2. Understand and enjoy short stories and non-fiction texts
  3. Listening to and acting on instructions, question & explanation

Reading skills

  1. Recognizing letters A-Z and their phonic sounds
  2. Associate upper case & lower case letters
  3. Sight read some high frequency words
  4. Recognition of initial sounds of words
  5. Read short, simple text with help
  6. Know that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom

Speaking skills

  1. Begin to frame short, simple sentences with the high frequency words
  2. Use spoken language to share experiences through show and tell
  3. Have confidence to speak to others about their own wants and interests
  4. Explore the meaning and sounds of new words
  5. Narrating short stories & incidents

Writing skills

  1. Writing of small letters a- z
  2. Tracing shapes, patterns, letters, numbers in sand and air
  3. Begin to use written language to recreate real life experiences during indoor integrated play (writing corner)
  4. Begin to explore creative writing through Journal writing

Physical and motor development

Fine motor

  1. Use a pencil and hold it effectively to form recognizable letters and numbers, most of which are correctly formed
  2. Begin to use anticlockwise movement, retrace lines
  3. Explore and handle tools, objects, construction, malleable materials safely and with increasing control

Gross motor

  1. Experiment with different ways of moving
  2. Jump off an object and land appropriately
  3. Move with control and coordination
  4. Construct with large materials such as cartons, fabric and planks
  5. Use increasing control over an object, such as a ball, by touching, pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it

Kindergarten 2

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Mathematical development

Numbers

  1. Rote counting 100 and beyond
  2. Identify number symbols 0-100
  3. Associates and matches the numbers to objects
  4. Counts irregular arrangements of numbers
  5. Writing numeral 1-100
  6. Backward counting
  7. Begins simple addition (single digits only) through games, word problems & other practical activities
  8. Count aloud in twos, fives and tens till 100(skip counting)
  9. Identify ’before’, ’after’ and ’in between’ numbers
  10. Begins to write number names ’one’ ” two” till ten.

Comparative

  1. Wide and narrow, above and below, near and far ,rough and smooth, odd and even &many and few, front and back
  2. Full, half, quarter and empty
  3. Color, shape and space
  4. Mixing colors to create more colors; primary and secondary through the color wheel
  5. Sequence colors by their hues, tints (light to dark)
  6. Begin to use mathematical names for ‘solid’ 3D shapes and mathematical terms to describe shapes-semi circle, oval ,star, diamond, sphere, cylinder and pyramid
  7. Find items from positional or directional clues.

Language development

Listening skills

  1. Listening to a second language and identifying sounds
  2. Listening and identifying beginning, middle and ending sounds

Reading skills

  1. Sight read a set of 20 high frequency words
  2. Sight reading simple phrases and sentences through readers
  3. Learning to blend the letter together and decode a word
  4. Reading three letter words with word families (an, at, et, en etc.)
  5. Continue a rhyming string
  6. Associate upper case & lower case letters
  7. Recognition of initial, middle and ending sounds of words
  8. Reading simple books, recognize name of the book, name of author etc

Speaking skills

  1. Speaking with correct pronunciation, intonation and stress
  2. Recite simple rhymes, songs, days of the week, months of the year, names of fruits and vegetables
  3. Uses conversation skills to gain attention and also uses action rather than talk to demonstrate or explain to others
  4. Consistently develops a simple story
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Physical and motor development

Fine motor

  1. Explore and handle tools, objects, construction, malleable materials safely and with a good degree of control
  2. Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect

Health & Hygiene

  1. Shows understanding of the need for safety when tackling new challenges
  2. Understand good practices towards maintaining health and hygiene and makes others aware about it too
  3. Dress and undress independently and manage their own personal hygiene
  4. Practices some appropriate safety measures (avoids dangerous equipment, material) without direct supervision
  5. Choose healthy foods from the basic food groups

Gross motor

  1. Initiate new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences
  2. Goes backwards and sideways as well as forward while walking
  3. Fundamentals of throwing, catching, striking, jumping, kicking, and bouncing
  4. Spatial and directional awareness (right/left) and personal space
  5. Construct with large materials such as cartons, fabric and planks
  6. Use increasing control over an object, such as a ball, by touching, pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it
  7. Begins to understand and play organized games