Our simple recipe for the success of the Kindergarten rests on one promise – Safety and Happiness of the child. We aim to create a welcoming environment that promotes free expression, appreciation, enjoyment, discovery and development of individual talents.
We want children to feel safe, stimulated and happy at VINS Kindergarten, and to feel secure and comfortable with staff members. We also want parents to have confidence in both their children’s well being and their role as active partners withVINS Kindergarten.
All pupils learn in different ways; so our curriculum planning incorporates a variety of teaching styles and techniques which encourage all children to start from their own level and to achieve their full potential. We endeavor to take account of individual needs and build on kids own skills and experiences in order for them to achieve their full potential.
We have prepared a Kindergarten environment that is calm, engaging and responsive to each individual child at all stages of development. Children will have access to exclusive toys and story books, which have been conceptualized and designed around our mascot Aeronaughty.
Our curriculum includes a variety of interesting and inspiring activities to stimulate early brain development with a focus on creative play. We encourage a love of learning through working and playing with others. Our children have fun while they learn just another way we make sure children get the most out of their experiences at school.
PRE SCHOOL: AGE: 2 & 1/2 YEARS
Students begin their day at 9: 30 a.m. and disperse at 12:30 a.m.
LKG: AGE: 3 & 1/2 YEARS
Students begin their day at 9: 30a.m. and disperse at 3:30 p.m.
UKG: AGE: 4 & 1/2 YEARS
Students of begin their day at 9: 30 a.m. and disperse at 3:30 p.m.
Children are welcomed by their class teacher and facilitator at the entrance of their classroom and are encouraged to greet her with a bright smile and a cheery good morning! This helps the children to develop confidence, good manners and instil routine.
They have a general assembly once in a week with the children getting involved in storytelling, elocution, reciting thirukkural, reciting poem, sharing general knowledge, one minute speech etc where the children get an opportunity to showcase their talent before their peers and teachers.
Each month there is a new theme/ topic which is explored over four weeks. This provides a consistency to the week’s activities, which also encompass the six areas of learning namely Literacy, Numeracy, Personal, Social and Emotional development, Understanding the world, Art and Design, Value education and Physical education.
The children are encouraged to register their presence in the school all by themselves.This encourages children to be independent.
The children discuss the weather each day, including learning about the days of the week, the months and changing seasons. This helps develop their descriptive communication and observation skills.
This is wonderful for expanding their vocabulary, learning how to communicate and listen to others, and for building the children’s confidence.
The children congregate on the mat everyday to enjoy a story. The stories are selected to enhance their listening skills, develop their imagination and ability to solve problems
Specially designed to help children to hear stories about other kids and how they faced their fears about what's learned and how to use the potty.
The children learn skills through small tasks completed in short blocks of time, such as putting on their clothes or cleaning up their toys, setting starting and ending times they need to complete their homework and simple age-appropriate chores around the School.
The time where teacher and children gather together to work on things together and also to use circle time to present new ideas.
As a child's brain develops, their neural connections become better equipped to comprehend concepts, which once were too advanced for them. Children were taught to read the hour and half hour markers on an analog clock, and draw the corresponding times as well and time management.
This time is used to teach the children table etiquette, healthy habits such as washing hands before and after eating, visiting the washroom and eating independently.
Within the week there are some activities carried out. These include:
Life is full of matters, no time for us to exercise it, that why now days it has become a need for us to do some exercise for which is good for mind and body. Every morning 15 minutes of warming up is said with counts.
Different kinds of festival are celebrated with a concept to teach the children on unity in diversity. While celebrating the class rooms are changed according to the atmosphere and the children are dressed and enacted on the concept, to bring in main idea of celebration.
Phonetics is mainly taught in the class to achieve good command in English pronunciation. Phonetic sound C.D. and audio players are played in the class and drilling is done by help of the teacher. Every class a new word with the sound is been taught to pronounce.
This kind of entertainment is to make children to have a broad idea that only books and bags does not make school. More than that together mess is built within themselves. And these times of activity brings an open mind and positive attitude for the child’s development.
The physical arrangement of kindergarten classrooms have a sense of organization viewed as reflective of a child-centered approach to early education and more conducive to interactive aids in hands-on learning. Favorable layouts include well designated class rooms for activities such as math and reading. Class rooms are furnished with
“The work of education is divided between the teacher and the environment.”.
Montessori classrooms are designed to provide a relaxed and respectful learning environment. Everything in a Montessori classroom is set up to benefit the student. By giving our students small, manageable tasks we instill confidence. By allowing those to proceed at their own pace, teachers instill a love of learning. By giving them the ability to take care of their classroom, teachers instill independence. And finally, by limiting materials and screens teachers help them develop a longer attention span.
The peaceful, yet the orderly design of the Montessori school rooms play a major role in the child’s development. A Montessori classroom is the first step on a journey to a peaceful, loving and fulfilling educational experience. And, it is the first step to raising an incredible adult. The five areas of a Montessori classroom are: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Cultural.
The place children gravitate to for play is designed with many shapes and forms. An amazing kid’s play center is designed for different types of play. it is created with a sense of place with a trust on children’s creativity and make room for secrets and surprises considering the flow of space and by creating different zones for different energy levels and design for intersections, Worked with nature with emphasis on
Active play - Running, jumping, climbing, kicking, and punching. Twirling, swinging, spinning, and rolling around. Moving your body up, down, and around. Sensory play – Touching different interesting textures, hearing music and sounds, seeing different perspectives and angles as well as beautiful shapes and colors. Creative play – Drawing, crafting, painting, coloring, writing, singing, drumming, and dancing. Creative expression allows children to communicate and connect. Imaginative Play – Dressing up, make-believe, and pretend play. Play houses, pretend ships, dolls, costumes, and props let children act out imaginary scenes and adopt roles. Manipulative play – Building, molding, manipulating, sifting, pouring, scooping, stacking, combining, and altering.
Social play – Talking, sharing, cooperating, taking turns, following “rules,” and playing sports.
Reflective play – Watching, resting, reflecting, thinking, daydreaming, and just staring into space.