Junior School – Grades 1-4
During the Junior School years, our effort is to
- reach out to the child’s emotions
- cultivate her imagination
- use it as a vehicle to enrapture her in the learning process and
- build the skills necessary for focused learning.
To achieve this goal, we will emphasise, in addition to the the traditional 3 R’s of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, 3 other R’s – Rhythm, Repetition, Reverence. Our core curriculum includes English, Mathematics and Art, with Hindi, Science and Social Studies being additional subjects. At TATVA, Art will not be there just for Art’s sake. It is in fact the core of education and is used to convey and depict academic content that the child can connect with more deeply. To bring in a deep rhythm to the programme, core subjects will be handled intensively within an interesting framework called the Main Lesson Block. Unlike traditional classes that are 40-45 minutes long, our MLB’s will consist of a 2 hour class on one subject everyday for a month.
Field visits will be organised to enable children to experience stimuli beyond the school environment. Such experiential learning makes the curriculum significantly richer. At TATVA, Sports too is not for sports’ sake or for the purpose of building careers in sports. Rather, it is designed to be another tool enabling the holistic development of the child. In the Junior school stage, it will revolve around group games and cooperative games. Every class will have a class teacher who will be the key person in the learning process, acting as the glue that holds various components of education into a wholesome experience.