Class 1 and Class 2
We at DPS Bhopal call the Preparatory Level “Twitter Zone“.
The beautiful, well-equipped and maintained block of Twitter Zone is an excellent platform for the twittering birdies where they are taught various activities, exposed to many clubs to develop and polish their co-scholastic skills apart from the scholastic areas.
Well designed technically crafted block for grade 1 and 2 has an AC auditorium named Opera House which gives the opportunity to students to showcase their talent in the most effective manner. We also have Live labs viz. Rhythm, Bytes, Colour Palette, and Recreation room to give a different dimension to the Holistic growth to Child’s personality.
A lot of emphases is given to reading and enhancing the conversational skills of the Tweeties. They are groomed to be better and confident individuals. A structured and well-planned curriculum by experienced and dedicated teachers helps to learn easily.
Teaching Goals and Objectives: A team of experienced and committed teachers has a common goal i.e. to shape each Tweety into a smart, confident, and polished individual ready to face the challenges ahead. The curriculum is planned for both the segments of Grades 1-2 wherein each and every subject taught is made interesting and activity-oriented for better learning. The focus is on reading and enhancing spoken skills.
Syllabus and Curriculum
Various activities on concepts taught are planned which are structured and help in better learning. They include language and art-craft (take away) activities, DEAR Time for improving reading, regular assemblies are also planned wherein the learners are taught concepts in groups by taking up teaching topics. Various scientific experiments are also conducted to make children experience experiential learning and learning by doing. Circle Time activities are also planned to enhance the oratory skills and encourage the learners to express themselves. Computer Science also comes with interesting activities like making of mouse pad apart from regular visits to the lab to get hands-on experience to work on the system. The Tweeties show all-round development in both scholastic and co-scholastic areas.
The syllabus and curriculum is child-centric and as per the NCERT/NCF guidelines. In English, focus is majorly on reading and comprehension. The learners are encouraged to read more and come closer to the world of books. They are also further motivated to write and express their creativity in words. Mathematical concepts with basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught through activities and made simple. Experiment method is used to teach EVS and various values are taught. Hindi as a language is taught keeping in mind mantras for better understanding and then reading of the same. GK and other subjects are also dealt with in an interesting manner.
Assessment and Evaluation Process and Procedure
The assessment pattern involves both oral and written assessments. The oral assessments are conducted semester-wise wherein all the subjects are assessed orally and graded for the same. For languages, emphasis is on all the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation is done on a weekly basis for the written assessments to assess the learning that has taken place. For this a weekly cycle system is followed in which all the major scholastic subjects are assessed through a 25 marks paper wherein marks are converted to grades. The assessment papers are made as per the content taught and have application-based questions. A grading scale is followed to convert marks to grades and the grades of both oral and written assessments are then entered in the report cards of each student. Each learner is assessed individually to evaluate the learning that has taken place. Each semester is divided into two cycles so in all, four cycles are taken up in the whole session.
The co-curricular subjects are also taught in an interesting and activity-oriented manner including outdoor games to make learning interesting. In Music / Dance, competitions are also organized to develop the competitive and team spirit in the Tweeties. In the field of Sports, to build the stamina and develop physical fitness and encourage them to engage in some form of physical activity, the Tweeties are made to play various games, both indoor and outdoor. In Art-Craft, the Tweeties are at their creative best as they learn to draw, colour and paint. Learners are also taken on educational / recreational trips to blend learning with fun. In all, the journey of a learner in Twitter Zone is fun-filled, interesting and educative.
Academic Awards and Scholarships
The young achievers are awarded under the following categories: