Age: 2.5 years to 3.5 years
Duration: 1 year, 5 days a week
Facilitator–Student ratio: 1:5
Nursery is when the learning experience gets a boost! A child who has been through playgroup with us already knows the basics of group study – raising your hand when you want to speak, sitting in a circle around the teacher. Now it’s time for them to learn to do things by themselves.
The USP of our Nursery class is Differentiated Learning, a keystone of the IB curriculum. What Differentiated Learning means is this: all children of this age group may not be at the same level, learning-wise. Some may not be able to hold a pencil steadily yet, while others may even be writing! To give every child the attention he or she needs, we divide the class into 2 groups – younger and older children. Each child receives focussed attention to teach them the basics – holding a pencil in the tripod position (i.e. using three fingers only), the alphabet, basic colours.
A special feature of our nursery section is the morning meeting, a free-flowing exchange of ideas through conversation, designed to improve alertness and curiosity. We ask children questions such as: How was the weather today? What is the day today? Why do you eat vegetables? Do you know who the Prime Minister of our country is? General Knowledge is one of the most important yet often neglected areas of learning, which we make a point of including in our curriculum.