Primary

Primary

Age group: 6 to 11 years (Grades I to V)

  • We use the no-book and no-homework method of teaching. Concepts are woven through all courses and incorporated into clinical learning and didactic courses.
  • Core subjects taught in Grade I and II are English, Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Core subjects taught in Grades III, IV and V are English, Mathematics, Social Studies, General Science and Computer Science, Hindi or Kannada as Second Language.
  • Core subjects taught from Grade VI to VIII are English, Hindi, Mathematics, General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Social Science (History, Civics, Geography) and Computer Science.
  • We offer an option of Kannada or Sanskrit as the third language from Grades V to VIII.

The CMR National Public School Curriculum includes art, music, yoga and sports activities. This variety provides an opportunity to create interest in children; but also helps boost their confidence and showcase their unique talents.

  • Art as a subject has been designed with a child-centric curriculum. This curriculum is aimed at seeing, expressing and appreciating art, through which the child learns to be an independent thinker and a confident and socially aware individual.
  • In-house competitions are held in the fields of shloka; music; dance; elocutions; recitation; storytelling; story writing; essay and poetry writing ; debate in English and Hindi; quiz; mock parliament; greeting card making; drawing/painting and rangoli. Every child also gets an opportunity to face the audience during Talent Day/ Class Assembly held for each class. This helps children to build their confidence, manage time efficiently and accomplish more tasks.
  • Story telling during class sessions allow children to speak their minds. Reading is a part of the curriculum and helps improve not only vocabulary and communication skills but also helps children to listen and comprehend better. It inculcates a love for reading and the world of books. We are equipped with a vast library with a variety of books for reference and general reading. In the primary section, each class has a library from which children are allowed to pick a book to read during leisure hours. We also have a common reading hour once a week.
  • Field trips and picnics are organised regularly for children to gain practical knowledge and valuable lessons. Movie time is a special feature that adds fun to school hours and lets children watch age-appropriate movies.
  • Projects and handwork prepared by children through the year is displayed during Open Day.
 

Activities

  • Language Programme
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • ICT
  • Mathematics Programme

Enrichment Programmes

Life Skills: Childhood is a vital stage of growth and development. It is characterised by rapid physiological changes and psychosocial maturation. It is also the stage when these young children extend their relationships beyond parents and family and are intensely influenced by their peers and the outside world in general. These are truly the years of creativity, idealism, buoyancy and a spirit of adventure. But these are also the years of experimentation and risk-taking. Life Skills come into play here.

At the primary level, students have a Life Skills class once a week.  Pupils are taught the values of life through stories, plays, live instances, etc.

Reading

Importance of Reading:

Academic ExcellenceOne of the primary benefits of reading to toddlers and pre-schoolers is a higher aptitude for learning in general. Numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education.

Basic Speech SkillsThroughout toddlerhood and preschool, the child is learning critical language and enunciation skills. “Pretend reading”—when a toddler pages through a book with squeals and jabbers of delight—is a very important pre-literacy activity. As a pre-schooler, your child will likely begin sounding out words on his own.

Better Communication SkillsWhen they spend time reading, they’ll be much more likely to express themselves and relate to others in a healthy way. By witnessing the interactions between the characters in the books, the child is gaining valuable communication skills.

Mastery of LanguageEarly reading has been linked to a better grasp of the fundamentals of language.

More Logical Thinking SkillsAnother illustration of the importance of reading is that it gives the ability to grasp abstract concepts, apply logic in various scenarios, recognise cause and effect, and utilise good judgment. The children begin to relate the scenarios in books to what’s happening in their own world.

Acclamation to New Experience As the child approaches a major developmental milestone or a potentially stressful experience, sharing a relevant story is a great way to help ease the transition.

Enhanced Concentration and Discipline Along with reading comprehension comes a stronger self-discipline, longer attention span, and better memory retention, all of which will serve the child well.

Reading is Fun Reading helps the children to view books as an indulgence, not a chore. Children who are exposed to reading are much more likely to choose books over video games, television, and other forms of entertainment as they grow older.

To inculcate this practice we have reading as a part of our curriculum. From Grades I to V students have 1 – 2 reading periods every week. They have extra reading books which facilitates their endeavour.. Apart from reading, they also do different activities which enrich their language skills.

The highlight of the reading programme is the “Reading Week” which is held every year. During this week various activities are put up by students to mark the occasion. Some of the activities are Book Mark Making, Book Cover Making, Role Plays, Story Writing, etc. There is also have a Book Fair during that week. Guest talks by authors are also conducted during Reading Week.

 

Assessment and Evaluation

The curriculum is designed laying emphasis on both scholastic and non-scholastic aspects for the all round development of the students. The academic year is divided into two semesters.

For Grades I to IV, a review is conducted once a term. Grade V has one review and Term End Examination for each semester.

The Monthly Reviews, Formative and Summative Assessments include Project Based Assessments and simple tasks like notebook completion and submission, dictation, puzzles, drawings, quiz, role play, dramatization, debate, book review, seminars, presentations, worksheets and simple projects to test the students’ knowledge, understanding and application skills.

Apart from this several activities are conducted that are targeted to hone specific skills that are required for every student throughout their lives.

 

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Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5