MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK

We feel grateful to the parents who have put their faith in us to educate their child and introduce them to the wonderful world around them. Our school is well equipped to prepare our children to face the challenges that the future holds and work at implementing a well-balanced curriculum. Even as we impart education to match the advancement in technology and globalization, we march our children ahead with ethos of moral values and principles. We endeavour constantly to instil these qualities in our children. We believe in a joyful experiential learning system wherein, each child is encouraged to participate wholeheartedly! At SSPS, we leave no stone unturned to offer multitudes of opportunities to our children; it is for them to make the most of it. We motivate the children to grab every opportunity that comes their way which would not only help in their holistic growth but also strengthen their belief in teamwork, which is important in this fast-paced world. There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings! At SSPS, each day that unfolds, is a wonder and a miracle! When we see our children engaged in multi-skilled activities, we often think: let us arouse their curiosity to discover the mystery of the world we live in!’ Aristotle once said that, "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all".

Ms. Malti Thakur

Principal, SSPS

SMARTshala group of institutions is an emerging and pioneering brand since 2014. Our institutions are centres of excellence, synonymous with quality education. These institutions aim to groom self-directed, confident learners, empowered with skills, knowledge and wisdom through well-rounded education. We aspire to transform lives and ignite in our students a passion for lifelong learning and the zeal to serve the society selflessly by unlocking their potential.

A woman of great foresight, our Founder Late Smt. Ritu Bansal had a vision to groom individuals using a holistic approach. Following the footsteps of our founder mother and driven by our ideology of unlocking the students’ potential by transforming their lives, we have stepped into the new sphere where in holistic development will be provided to pre-nursery and nursery students.

SMARTshala Pre-School is a Co-Ed English medium Kindergarten for students of age 16 months to 4+ years which works in two shifts on a curriculum as mentioned below-

16 MONTHS TO 30 MONTHS

ACADEMIC

In this group there is an overlap of academics and other skills. Every activity is also approached in each child’s unique way. Children are allowed freedom of movement. There are also materials that are exclusively used for ages 2 and up, as the children possess a higher understanding and abilities.

Letters/vocabulary

Numbers

Science

1.   Letter recognition

2.   Saying the alphabet

3.   Learning the sounds of the letters (phonetics)

4.   Associating letters with specific words

5.   Learning the letters in their names

6.   Learning through songs and music

7.   Matching games and puzzles

8.   Activities to promote  expression and speech

1.     Counting

2.     Understanding number values (what is two?)

3.     Arranging objects by size

4.     Sequence cards

5.     Building activities

1.     Exploring nature outdoors

2.     Learn more about plants and animals

3.     Planting and cooking activities

4.     Learning about healthy food

CREATIVE

We provide the children with multiple activities designed to foster the child’s imagination and creativity.  According to SMARTshala Pre-School, each child has a “sensitive soul” that helps him become a developed individual.  Studies also clearly demonstrate that there are links between creativity and problem solving ability.

Music

Craft

Theatre

1.     Regular lessons are given by our music specialist

2.     Musical activities in class with our teachers including singing and dancing

3.     Hearing different types of music during our theme weeks

4.     Special events with professional musicians

1.     Art program activities designed to maximize the child’s involvement

2.     Exploring with different art media (e.g., crayons, paint, playdough, etc.)

3.     Crafts with our teachers to decorate our classrooms

4.     Crafts to bring home for special occasions

5.     Exploring the science of art (e.g., mixing colours)

1.     Puppet shows with our own puppet theatre and puppets

2.     Imaginary play with our dress up box

3.     Creative pretend play days (e.g., funny hat day)

4.     Special events with professional theatre groups (children’s puppet shows or plays)

PHYSICAL

Movement is a vital component of brain development.  Through non-competitive activities the children are encouraged to be physically active and learn how to be in control of their movements.

Music and Movement

Playground Activities

1.       Games with balls, balloons, scarves, etc.

2.       Musical games

3.       Games to promote the development of gross motor skills

 

1.       Games with the toys

2.       Sand play

3.       Interacting with our friends outdoors

4.       Games with our teachers to promote gross motor skills and social skills

5.       Yoga

SOCIAL

With the help of their teachers, our children become autonomous.  They are not afraid to do things for themselves, to ask for assistance when necessary, and equally important, they have learnt to help others.

Social Skills

1.       Learning how to get along with other children

2.       Learning to be independent (including separating from parents, and learning to do things for ourselves)

3.       Being able to wait for our turn

4.       Learning to share

5.       Becoming confident

6.       Learning to ask for a teachers assistance if needed

7.       Learning how to be a helper

8.       Learning how to follow instructions

9.       Learning to watch a performance

10.    Learning the limits of our behaviour

    

2.5 YEARS – 4 YEARS

ACADEMIC

In this group, children are ready for more focused academic learning. They show a keen interest in numbers, letters, and writing. Varied materials are used to encourage learning in a social, friendly environment. In addition to academic achievements, the child develops a love for learning and school which will last throughout their life.

Letters / Language

Numbers / Mathematical Concepts

Science

1.     Phonetics – associating letters and their sounds

2.     Writing letters

3.     Practicing writing through copying words

4.     Developing vocabulary

5.     Story-time activities

6.     Matching letters and objects

7.     Show-and-tell activities to develop spoken language

8.     Matching words with objects

9.     Basic word recognition

1.     Understanding quantities associated with numbers

2.     Counting

3.     Basic addition skills

4.     Writing numbers

5.     Building spatial skills using blocks and patterns. Develop the mathematical brain

6.     Number games

7.     Learning geometric shapes

1.       Planting seeds

2.       Learning about animals, insects

3.       amphibians and lizards

4.       Performing simple science experiments

5.       Learning about food and where it comes from (milk, eggs, etc) and about healthy eating

6.       Weather concepts

7.       Seasons

8.       Learning about mixing colours

CREATIVE

We provide the children with multiple activities designed to foster the child’s imagination and creativity.  According to SMARTshala Pre-School, each child has a “sensitive soul” that helps him become a developed individual.  Studies also clearly demonstrate that there are links between creativity and problem solving ability.

Music

Craft

Theatre

1.     Regular lessons are given by our music specialist

2.     Musical activities in class with our teachers including singing and dancing

3.     Hearing different types of music during our theme weeks

4.     Special events with professional musicians

1.     Free play time, colouring with coloured pencils and crayons, making our very own creations

2.     Practicing our cutting with scissors

3.     Painting

4.     Crafts with our Arts and Crafts specialist (special activity offered every second month)

5.     Crafts with our teachers to decorate our bulletin boards

6.     Crafts with our teachers during special holiday times

7.     Outdoor crafts

1.     Puppet shows with our puppet theatre and puppets

2.     Dress up box

3.     Dress up in costume from home days

4.     Funny hat days

5.     Theatre groups performing with actors and/or with puppets at our school as a special event at least once per month.

PHYSICAL

Movement is a vital component of brain development.  Through non-competitive activities the children are encouraged to be physically active and learn how to be in control of their movements.

Aerobics and sports program

Playground Activities

1.       Games with balls, balloons, scarves

2.       Basic aerobic steps

3.       Mini relay races

4.       Musical chair “party” type games

5.       Freeze dance

6.       Outdoor introduction to sports

 

1.     games with our friends

2.     games on the playground equipment

3.     sand play

SOCIAL

With the help of their teachers, our children become autonomous.  They are not afraid to do things for themselves, to ask for assistance when necessary, and equally important, they have learnt to help others.

Social Skills

1.     Getting along nicely with our classmates and friends

2.     Learning to be independent (including separating from mom and dad, and learning to do things for ourselves)

3.     Being able to wait for our turn

4.     Learning to work cooperatively in a group

5.     Becoming confident

6.     Learning to solve problems

7.     knowing when to ask for a teachers assistance if needed

8.     Being able to focus during a performance

9.     Learning to express feelings

10. Learning the limits of our behaviour

11. Being polite

12. Having the confidence to ask questions and participate in a group discussion

13. Learning how to follow directions that have several steps