Grade 1 begins with a block on form drawing during which the children experience straight and curved lines. It provides knowledge of skills required to develop their writing and letter formation.
Children are introduced to consonants followed by two letter words. with supportive pedagogical stories, they progress from story to picture to letter. As time progresses they move to bigger words and finally to simple sentence construction by the end of the year. Writing precedes reading, and the main lesson books that the children create become their first readers. Through song, verse, speech exercises, games, phonics and sight words vocabulary are learned. In addition to this through fairy tales and poetry recitation, children are exposed to imaginative learning and skills in listening, re-telling, sequencing, and speaking.
Maths in grade 1 is introduced the fun through movement -- walking and stamping, clapping, using objects and games. Through imaginative stories, verses, songs they learn the basics of numbers followed by two basic operations (addition and subtraction).
The focus here is on the natural environment the children experience every day. First through stories and then through daily discussion of the seasons, close observation of day and night, plant, along with nature visits, the child’s sense of belonging to the nature and a reverent responsibility toward the natural world are nurtured.
In grade 2, children continue from grade 1 topics and focus on developing their English written and communication skills. Fables and saints from around the country serve as the backdrop for lessons in language. Lessons are introduced through story, illustrations followed by recall and discussion. This helps the students to refine their memorization skills and their ability to sequence events and also improves their reading and conversational skills. The first grammar lessons are given in second grade, beginning with the introduction of nouns, verbs, and adjectives through playful games and activities. Every day, the class recites poetry, tongue twisters, and other speech exercises to encourage clear diction and enunciation.
Physical movement continues to be an important part of learning numbers. Mathematics is taught through real life examples, games, and various teaching aids. Eventually place value is introduced and students learn to logically apply the four basic operations while working with numbers.
Students are encouraged to find patterns within the tables, and sudoku is introduced. Mental maths is given prominence for better concentration and flexibility in dealing with numbers.
Lessons in evs brings them closer to nature and their surroundings. Lessons on animals, plants, seasons, human body along with nature visits provides better understanding of topics covered. It also develops their imagination and observation skills.
In grade 3, Human evolution stories and Native Indian tales form the basis of the language lessons. The children also study farming and housebuilding around the world, both of which are a rich source for compositions. In grammar lessons, the class looks at the parts of speech and is introduced to the different types of sentence construction. Students learn how to form and punctuate complete sentences, and they write compositions in class, usually based on main lesson topics. Spelling is a daily activity, with occasional spelling activities and sight words. The children begin to learn cursive writing and develop fluency in English language.
In the third-grade children are introduced to bigger numbers while performing the four basic operations. They are also introduced to fast trick method of solving numbers It challenges their thinking capabilities making numbers an enjoyable experience for the children. Also, other topics like time and calendar, measurement, fractions are also dealt in detail along with emphases on its practical application. More complex mental math games are played in class to satisfy their appetite for greater challenges in these growing years.
Lessons in EVS focus on farming and house building. The heart of the third-grade curriculum in all subject areas is the human effort to fulfill the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Students physically experience farming practices through a visit to a nearby farm. They get an opportunity to directly interact with the farmers to understand how farming has evolved over time. They also study houses in detail followed by hands on house building activities. Every topic in grade 3 is followed by a practical application of the learnings through various topic based activity. It develops their imagination and is an effort to channelize their energy in the right direction.
Apart from the subjects mentioned above the other subjects included in the curriculum are handwork, clay, wet on wet painting, story, library, along with Hindi, Marathi and computers (from grade 3). Each of these are carefully blended into the course curriculum to cater to the overall learning requirements of the growing child. The curriculum, in its distribution of subject matter, forms the basis of such knowledge.