Age : 4.5 years to 5.5 years
Duration: 1 year, 5 days a week
Skills taught: Writing, Reading, Mathematics, ICT, Hindi, Visual Arts, Science, Drama, PE
Facilitator-Student ratio: 1:6
In Senior Kindergarten, as part of our continuing effort to turn children into ‘Little Enquirers’ as mandated by the IB curriculum, we expose children to a variety of real-life experiences. For example, we do real or virtual field trips related to life skills, such as banks, bakeries, laboratories, fitness centres and more. We then ask them to reflect through writing a couple of sentences along with drawing about their experiences. We give them an object and ask them to frame a story around it – extempore! In this way, imagination is given free rein and children learn to express themselves with originality and develop a spirit of inquiry about their surroundings, which complements their formal learning – writing, reading, numeracy.
All subjects taught in Jr. K.G., i.e. Writing, Reading, Numeracy, Hindi, ICT, , Music, Drama, Dance, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education, and Science Exploration are taken to the next level. A Senior Kindergartener at HMI can talk about the stories, writing, pictures and models they have created, ask questions to gain information and respond to inquiries directed to them or to the class, write number names until 99, do a few simple measurements, and much more.
At the end of Kindergarten, a Happy Minds International alumnus is ready to take on first grade anywhere.