Our methodology is to make the education stress free, all the while preparing them for a bright future
On the sports field and across our huge range of cultural and a leisure activity, every child has endless opportunities to discover his/her nascent talent and is encouraged to set and pursue his/her personal goals. The basic aim is to develop the child in all aspects of disposition, attitude, self-confidence and self-control.
We try our best to recognise our scholars individually to help them in overcoming particular learning difficulties through individualised instructions.
Group learning in classroom situation is supported by audio-visual aids.
The students are divided into 4 houses – Edward, George, Henry and Richard. On Wednesdays and working Saturdays the children will wear the House uniform. Various House wise activities are conducted to inculcate competitive spirit amongst the students.
As with the other academic programs
Individual portfolios of student achievement are kept which serves as an important mechanism for documenting progress. However, there is no formal examination till Foundation Year-III. We maintain accurate records of what your child is doing at school and base the academics on individual skill and interest. We do have report cards and have regular parent/teacher conferences and work hard to establish open communication with every parent. Setting goals for success at school is important and we take into account every child’s family expectations and wishes, as well as the child’s own interests and abilities.
assessment is as per CBSE pattern.
There is a concerted effort to establish a fit between the teaching styles and methodology and the learning patterns of our students. Great care is taken to ensure that personalized and customized action plans are drawn up to accommodate those with special requirements. Parents receive a comprehensive report that includes a qualitative assessment of all those aspects outside the scope of the classroom.
Learning is an ongoing and continuous experience and every small nugget of information adds to the children’s general awareness of the world around them. The syllabus has been planned to give a rich educational environment to the children without burdening their minds. It is a creative blend of contemporary and conventional methods and the school is projected as an ‘Open Book’.
The students are given ample opportunity to learn from their immediate environment in which even the plants and building become the educator’s teaching aids. There is special emphasis on current affairs and knowledge of major events which form a major section of the curriculum.
Home Work PolicyAt The British School, Panchkula we aim to provide opportunities for children to develop skills and attitudes for successful lifelong learning. As our school we work with parents in partnership, engaging them in their child ’s learning wherever possible. Home work is a fundamental part of every child ’s learning ensuring skills, concepts and ideas are embedded for the future.
The aims of Home Work are:
- To consolidate what the children have already learnt in school;
- To develop children’s independent learning skills;
- All pupils must make an effort to complete Home Work.
- When Home work has been given as a reinforcement tool, the teacher will look to see your child’s level of understanding. If a child has shown that he did not understand what was taught, he will be given further guidance and support.
- We expect all children at TBS to speak English with confidence and seek support for the same at home.
- We provide a variety of Home Work to include: Writing Practice, reading books and questioning, phonics practice, specific literacy and numeracy practice focused on consolidation of previous learning, projects and activities.
(Children aged between: 3 - 6 years)
It is important to understand that no two days are same in the Foundation Years. Each day is structured to include a combination of teacher led activities working with small groups of students, independent directed activities and child initiated learning. Activities are play based and children are encouraged to understand and enjoy the process of learning. Some activities take place in the classroom and others in the outside areas so that the children have access to different resources during their day.
The school day starts with prayers, beautiful thoughts, sharing of news and children come into the classroom after the morning assembly. The school day finishes around noon and the children are supervised until they are collected. Please be prompt as your child is eager to see your face amongst the waiting crowd!
During the school day the children have the opportunity to visit other areas of the school such as the atrium for story telling or reading, the music room for singing, the hall for dance, aerobics and stage play, the sand pit for free play, splash pool for fun times and swings for unadulterated joy. They will also visit the library to browse books and the computer lab to develop their PC skills (FY-3 onwards). Every few days you will receive a personalized diary note from your child’s educator keeping you abreast of his performance.
- Encourage children to listen and respond to questions and instructions.
- Learn the phonic sounds of alphabet, children to know the sounds of letters, not just the letter names.
- Increase the vocabulary by learning new words that begin with each alphabet.
- Sing nursery rhymes and songs.
- Children to use their voice in different ways and to play with sounds, making animal, vehicle noises.
- Read stories with rhyming and rhythmic patterns.
- Play games such as ‘I spy’ and look for colours and objects in the environment. Use a variety of ways to familiarize children with the letters of the alphabet for example using play dough, writing in the sand or on the tiled floors with large chalks.
- Read two and three letter words with the help of phonic sounds.
- Use sight reading through label reading, display key words around school to build the child’s sight vocabulary
- Look at words and print in the environment; Encouraging students to read road signage’s, grocery labels like butter, cereal, cheese, chips etc.
- Read a range of stories; poems, traditional tales, stories with patterned language, magazines and nonfiction books.
- Re-read favourite stories again and again
- Encourage children to make up their own stories through imaginative play
- Initially, children will be guided to develop their gross motor movements on a larger scale before they will be able to do it on a smaller scale.
- Children to trace letters but will be encouraged to have a go themselves.
- As the child’s phonics skills develop, encourage them to write words with the letters that they can hear when reading.
- Do family words, rhythmic words, word chains, opposites, and simple grammar rules.
- Counting of objects
- Sing number rhymes and songs
- Try to develop children’s vocabulary to include words such as more, less, heavy, smaller etc
- Teach children about the properties of shapes such as “It has three sides and three corners” rather than just learning the name ‘triangle’
- Understand the ‘Ones’ and ‘Tens’
- Simple addition and subtraction: looking for key words- less/ more, take away / give etc
- Talk to children about time and point out the numbers on the clock
- Make estimates, guesses, and seriating by quantity or size.
- Encourage children to be inquisitive and observant
- Answer their questions and give explanations wherever possible
- Provide a variety of sensory and tactile resources to play with
- Encourage them to slide, spin and swing on climbing ladders and frames.
- Explore sports equipment like bats, balls, hoops, trampoline.
- Point out to children foods that are good and bad for us and explain why
- Encourage children to be aware of their own needs and to suggest ways of dealing with this. For example recognising when they are hungry, thirsty or in need of washroom.
Lab work, basics and use of tux paint.
- Free hand Drawing, respect for boundaries, stroke development and colour appreciation.
- Encourage children to dance and move to a variety of music and rhythms
- Encourage children to imitate and role play as a character from a story
- Use figures and animals to tell stories inspired from known stories or created from imagination.
- Provide children with a wide variety of materials to explore including; paints, pastels, crayons, clay, dough, glitter.
We aim to give students a broader, deeper, richer educational experience by recognizing each student’s strongest talents and building on them in order to ensure that all the areas of talent are developed. Different individuals have different aptitudes. By using the strongest aptitudes or “intelligence” as a starting point we can educate more effectively by teaching different students the same topic in different ways according to their particular “intelligence”:
Learning in Classes 1 to 5 is designed to teach the students through a progressive learning experience. It is interactive, social, creative, innovative and learner oriented process. Several concepts in Languages i.e. English and Hindi are incorporated for a good take off. Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, General Awareness go hand in hand to form a strong foundation, where the child can spread his wings and soar high. Clubbed with academics is a plethora of activities in terms of skating, martial arts, badminton, cricket, chess, table tennis dance, visual and performing arts. French and Punjabi are the third languages introduced in class-3 to have a local and global footing. The curriculum is designed to ‘epoch making’ of students into global citizens. Stress is laid on working independently and master fluency with words, the art of speaking, writing, reading and listening. The child in honed to perfection which enables smooth transition to the middle level.
The students in Classes 6-8 are prepared for success in life. They are
given guidance on better handling of real life situations. Enhanced problem-
solving and decision-making skills are imparted to the children. Major
enhancement in the three critical skill aspects of thinking, social and
emotional is taught to the students. The main focus is towards actualizing
of one’s dreams. They are given a clear road map to identify individual
challenge areas and are enriched on how to overcome them. The students
are engaged in Interactive Sessions in the classroom with open discussion,
sharing of experiences and narrations on personal experiences. Weaving
the tapestries of values, patterned on the rich, cultural heritage of our
country, drawing inspirations from great lives and events occurring around
daily life in the school environment is our constant endeavour.
Sports play a vital part in all round development and unwind today’s stress. Students have brought laurels to the school in individual and team games. There is a wide range of sports where in the children can show their interest- Cricket, Basketball, Badminton, Sqay, Chess, Carrom, Table Soccer. The students are sensitized towards social responsibilities and they always stand up for a cause.
Awareness programmes and Guest Lectures are a regular feature in the school. These help the children to keep abreast with the wisdom of the visiting guests.
The curriculum directions, as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi are followed diligently. Learning becomes more formal with diversification of subjects – Science into Biology, Physics & Chemistry, Mathematics into Algebra, Geometry & Arithmetic, Social Studies into History, Civics, Geography, and Disaster Management & Economics. Streams at 10+2 level are Commerce, Non-Medical, Medical and Humanities. Smart Class modules, group discussions, interaction, experimentation, project work, power point presentations are the tools used to facilitate the teaching – learning process at senior level.