The curriculum of Primary classroom exposes students to many interrelated topics repeatedly over time. With each repetition, children build on the knowledge they already have about a topic, delving deeper into the details, seeing the connections more clearly and ultimately developing a deep understanding of our complex world.
The curriculum is presented in seven areas, some of which are further subdivided into subjects. These are:
Languages Hindi and English: The curriculum identifies the importance of language in the learning process and is further presented under three strands:
Mathematics: The curriculum identifies
Discussion, hands-on experience with materials, and active learning are encouraged as well as the development of mathematical language to share ideas and thinking.
Social, environmental and scientific education : Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) consists of three subjects: Science, Geography and History. The curriculum enables children to explore, investigate and develop an understanding of local and wider environments. It supports children to develop basic scientific skills through knowledge and understanding of science.
Arts education: The Arts Education curriculum consists of three subjects: Music, Drama and Visual arts. The curriculum enables children to explore and express ideas, feelings and experiences through music, drama and the visual arts.
Physical education: The curriculum contributes to children’s overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. The PE curriculum provides a balanced range of activities for children.
Assessment: Assessment in primary school is about building a picture over time of a child’s learning progress across the curriculum. The teacher uses different ways to gather evidence about how and what the child learns on an ongoing basis. This information is used to celebrate the child’s current learning, and to help make decisions about next steps for future learning.