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At Riverside, the curriculum is designed/developed keeping in mind the age, developmental milestones and overall well-being of the child. The ‘BIG IDEA’ for K2 is :

The students of K2 build an awareness that moves from known (i.e., self) to unknown (i.e the world at  large) and identify the similarities and differences.

This is done by building an understanding of how every form has a specific function.

Language: Using language to interact/communicate with the world

  • Listening: developing the skills of comprehension and responding to information through:
    • Congloms
    • Daily conversations
    • Story time listening and responding to stories
    • Cinema time
  • Speaking: developing the skills of speaking (fluency in the language, clarity of speech, concrete vocabulary) and applying it with their peers within and outside the classroom through:
    • Sharing time
    • Retelling short stories
    • Peer interaction
    • Answer questions about the story/events
    • Use of describing words (for objects, feeling, people etc) and action words.
  • Reading:
    • Pre-Reading skills:
      • Treating books with care
      • Reading from left to right
      • Establish author, title and illustrator of a book
      • Understand that spoken words can be written
      • Decode pictures
    • Decoding phonic sounds, blends, long and short vowels
    • Sight words (words that cannot be broken phonetically but have to be read as a whole word)
    • Application of phonemic awareness (decoding skills) through identifying simple words and reading sentences in familiar and unfamiliar text, in and outside school (e.g during visits).
  • Writing:
    • Letter formation
    • Use of phonemic awareness and sight words in sentences
    • Sentences – with focus on using the correct sentence structure
    • Follow the rules of language (punctuation): Capitals (Beginning of the sentence and special names), full stop.

Note: Emphasize on the formation of the letter and sentence structure.

Logical mathematical: Developing number sense (Term 1)

1)      Number Sense: Using Place Value (0-50)

o   Quantification

o   Symbolization – Representation of quantity

o   Qualifying

o   Ordering

o   Sequencing

2)    Number Operation: Addition and subtraction (2 digit numbers)

o   Understanding the relevance in real life

o   Mathematical representation of the problems and solving it

o   Decoding word problems and solving it

o   Creating word problems for a given operation

  3)    Measurement of Time: Decoding the calendar; months of the year, days of the week, date, parts of the day

  4)    Geometry: Recognition of the shapes

  • Circle, semi-circle, oval, crescent, square, rectangle, diamond, triangle, heart.
  • Creating figures using tan grams

5)    Data Interpretation and representation:

  • Pictographs

Term 2

 1)      Number Sense: (0-99)

 2)      Number operations: (0-99)- addition and subtraction

o   Mathematical representation of the problems and solving it

o   Decoding the word problems and solving it

o   Creating word problems for a given operation

 3)      Measurement-

  Time: awareness of the important times during the day (break time is at 10 o’clock, lunch time is at 1 o’clock and home time is at 3 o’clock

  Understanding the concept of:

o   Size – big, small, long, short, tall, broad etc

o   Weight

o   Capacity

o   Distance – far, near

           4)      Data handling:

o   Data Collection

o   Data Interpretation

o   Data Representation

Building General Awareness: will be done through generating and nurturing curiosity (provocation) and through the following units of inquiry:

  • Adaptation  understanding specific adaptation features(camel)
  • Story – understanding the elements of a story
  • Money Awareness of recognizing the denominations and comparing them

The understanding goals and details will be sent through regular updates and through the MLV. Students will continue with Interest Centers, Sports, Thinking Routines, Art / Craft etc. as part of their program.

 

23rd August 2013

Dear Parents,

Highlights for the students and parents:

  • Children met in the Key Stage 1 Assembly to share about the happenings of each grade and their journey through the Student Led Interest Centres and Learning Centres. They are enjoying and learning a lot from their peers and teachers.

·         Parent Partnership:

o        We would like to thank Pinki(Anoushka’s mom) for coming and helping children to put up a 2D tree and names of days of the week in the class.

o       Thanks to Khyati(Aarav’s mom) for taking an informative session about continents.

o       Thanks to Shweta(Riya’s mom) to help children bead their counting strings.

o     Thanks to Rekha (Rutvi’s mom) and Sangeetha(Arth’s mom) for helping children put up different shapes in the form of figures on their boards.

Highlights for the teachers:

Language Concepts: Using language to interact/communicate with the world

  • Introduction to Ending Blends: Children learnt how blend sounds are not only used in the beginning but also as ending sound in a word.
  • Recap of Sight words through games, flash cards and writing the words
  • Writing: Children are learning to frame spoken sentences into a written form, by expressing their thoughts and feelings

Logical Mathematical: Develops Number Sense

  • Place Value: Students will understand every digit by virtue of its place in a numeral has a precise value and value changes if the position changes

o        Children have put up beaded strings in the class in order to count and have an idea about the exact quantity of symbols.

  • Pictograph: Pictograph is a way to represent the data at a glance using photographs/pictures/illustrations

     To help them understand this the students

o        Made choices about their favorite flavor of ice cream.

o      They made groups and counted how many students liked which flavor.

o     The students were then introduced to the idea of sharing this information (data) by creating a pictograph.

o     This understanding was further applied when they represented through pictograph about the number of students having birthdays in each month of the year.

Note: Photograph has been attached to give you an idea of the pictograph created.

Scientific Thinking: Provocation leads to Reasoning

  • Tree of Life: The idea is to help children understand the importance of trees, their characteristics and compare it with themselves.

o       Children are choosing their trees to tie ‘Friendship Band’ on them.

o       They have given names to their trees and have written write ups to describe the quality of that tree.

  • Nature Walk: Children got a chance to explore and play on the mud piles in Nature Walk. They played with all the natural materials and came up with different creations.

Interpersonal and Intra personal skills: Develops the healthy identity of self and an appreciation of others

  • Conglom time:

o        Stories: Children are listening to stories and enjoying them.

Children are having discussions related to their spaces and how to keep them n proper condition

In case of any query or doubt, please contact the teacher by 7pm.

With regards,

Archana and Garvita

 

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