Academics

We believe in imparting a‘Holistic Approach’ for Academics. The entire academic year is divided into two terms – Term 1 (April to September) and Term 2 (October to March). Academics are aligned to life skills that broadly cater to multiple intelligences of every learner.

Kindergarten (Nursery to Sr. Kg)

A child’s major development takes place in the first 5 years of life. These are the formative years that shape the child’s future health, growth, social and emotional development, motor skills and learning at school.

School is the first milestone for the child to step into a new world.

Here at PICT Model School, the child receives the right blend of traditional and high tech quality education in a warm and prepared environment that makes learning interesting.

We adopt the ’Learning by doing’ and ‘Active Learning’ teaching pedagogies at school. This ensures that the curriculum is imparted in a way that the learners are engaged in exploring the world around them at their pace which makes learning memorable and fun. At this stage, the emphasis is on developing their gross motor and fine motor skills through a wide range of manipulative activities. They build on their social, emotional and physical skills apart from pre language and pre numeracy skills. Field trips and outdoor activities are mapped to the curriculum to enhance the learning experience for the young learners.

We have partnered with the prestigious Helen O’ Grady Edudrama to enhance and develop the learners’ English language skills, problem solving skills, team building and collaboration. The communication skills that they pick up through drama gear them up for Cambridge Assessment English which they eventually take up from Grade 1 onwards. Helen O’ Grady is a unique programme to promote personal development through drama. Through drama, they will learn to express themselves better, relate to their peers and develop essential life skills.

Primary and Middle School (Grades 1 to 7)

Our classrooms are active learning hubs; wherein learners are actively engaged in exploring concepts through pair/ group activities. Educators facilitate this exploratory learning byintegrating ACTIVE LEARNING Strategies like Prediction, Observations, Group discussions, Peer tutoring, Think-Pair –Share, Case study, Research and Checklist/Surveys where learners make their headway to the goals followed by a robust Formative assessment of the concepts. Learning by Doing is the Mantra at school. This is made possible by following the 5As in all our learning sessions across subjects and across grades. Every classroom session opens with the learning objective/focus i.e. the Aim, immediately followed by an activity/Action relating to the concept being taught. The educator does not demonstrate the activity rather learners do it themselves with the resources given to them. This hands on discovery of the concept leads the class to the Analysis session which is facilitated by the educator. Open ended questions, directed questions make the Analysis session very interactive, focused and precise. The class then moves on to understanding where they can Apply the concepts they have just explored. The last stage of the session is the Assessment, which is invariably an assessment for learning. Through this 5A approach, we ensure that the Conceptual understanding, Applied Thinking and Reading and Comprehension skills of our learners are strong. We work on the fundamental skill development and enhance these skills through the year. We end the day’s learning with a Metacognition session.

Metacognition-What is it ?

Metacognition is self-awareness. It is our ability to know what we know, and what we do not know. It is a system that helps to understand, control and take charge of our own learning. It involves the awareness of how an objective is learnt and which effective strategies should be followed to support the thinking process.

Learners reflect on their day’s learning. In the initial phase, they are taken through different techniques and strategies that aid self reflection and self study skills; be it the use of colours, note taking skills, dictionary skills, concept mapping or mind mapping. Analysing the day’s learning gears them up for the next day’s learning. The learners emphasize on the objectives to be achieved rather than the content. They are channelised to master the skills to achieve the objectives.

Individualised Learning Plans

Individualised learning and assessment plans cater to the needs of different learners in the classroom. We strongly believe in Inclusive education and the Right to Education. Our varied classrooms ensure that we sensitise our learners to the realities of life and gear them in a real life scenario and not for a life scenario.

Although, we are aligned with the CBSE educational board in India, we have a series of Formative assessments which are very supportive in nature with individual positive feedback to the learners. Apart from the statutory pen paper tests, various Subject enrichment activities which focus on language skills, presentation skills, research and survey skills are conducted which again focus on skill development and enhancement.

Library Skills

Learners have easy access to Class library and the School library. Library activities like picking and choosing a book for weekend reading, summarizing the books read by them or discussing the book read by them are aimed at developing the love for reading and developing language skills. They also begin to hone their library skills by taking responsibilities in issuing and monitoring the return of books to the library.

Work education and Vocational education

Our Work Education sessions ensure that they develop green thumbs by nurturing and tending to the kitchen garden at school, understand the importance of managing our natural resources effectively and explore the alternatives to the fast depleting natural resources. These sessions aim at making them responsible citizens.

Vocational education sessions give learners an exposure to different avenues that may wish to explore while choosing a career.

Learners showcase their skills and talents through our Happy Hour events. Interhouse competitions are a norm at our school since the focus is again on building the team spirit and peer interactions. We thus gear up our learners with all the essential life skills.

Our teaching learning sessions are well interspersed with brainy and brawny activities. Performing arts, visual arts, sports, yoga are all an essential part of our curriculum. Learners go through the theory and the practical aspects for these subjects as well, followed by an assessment for learning.

Through these practices, we are gearing up our learners to become lifelong independent learners with a love for seeking, sharing and applying knowledge in the true sense. We are looking at skill ready, employable young citizens who will walk their way through life with confidence. We are building young entrepreneurs in our learning hubs, we are opening up minds.

Our Partners in Education

We are happy to be associated with Cambridge Assessment English, XSEED, Furtados School of Music, Shaimak Davar Dance Academy, SHAPE India and Helen O Grady, as our education partners in this journey. Through our education partners, we give our learners a global exposure to the entire teaching learning process.

Collaboration with Cambridge

PICT Model School has been invested with the status of a Cambridge English School. Although CBSE remains our core curriculum, yet, the English curriculum will be tuned as per the international CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) standards.

Why Cambridge?
Cambridge provides us with internationallyrecognized qualifications that incorporate:

  • • Excellence in education
  • • Catering learners at all levels
  • • Progressive and flexible programmes
  • • Comprehensive support for teachers and learners.
  • • Fair and age appropriate assessments
  • • Internationally acknowledged certificates.

How would this collaboration reflect in Academics?

  1. We engage learners in tasks and activities that probe them to learn from their Peers and improve their social skills.
  2. The 4 important language skills- Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing are integrated with all the subjects.
  3. We cater to learners of all the levels with differentiated instructions
  4. We adhere to Rubrics that gives a fair picture of every learner’s performance.
  5. Subject Enrichment activities provide a chance to learners for showcasing their individual talents and interests.
  6. Every learner is provided with a customized feedback for their performance.
  7. Learner centric classrooms- Where curious learners can explore and ask more questions.