Our Primary School introduces children to the excitement and challenges of independent learning. We try to involve and stimulate all the nine intelligences. So each concept is taught using audio-visual aids as well as story telling and enacting, to make it more exciting. At the primary level, children are still ‘learning to read’ and from Standard 4 onwards, they start ‘reading to learn’.
In understanding ideas, asking questions and working out answers, children improve skills like reading, writing, researching, reasoning and communicating. In the process, they develop both strong academic skills and lasting self-confidence.
Apart from English, Mathematics, and Environmental Science (EVS), they begin to study a second language. Arts and Physical Education, including swimming, become a part of their curriculum. In keeping with our philosophy of developing a “complete child”, emphasis is placed on imbibing attributes like respect, tolerance, integrity and personal accountability.
The focus is on developing the basic concepts in core subjects (English, mathematics, sciences, art, music and physical education) through activities, projects, and work-sheets.
Art, Music and Drama activities also have been designed with the objective of inculcating the art of expression using different forms. The curriculum has been designed to nurture imagination which is an innate quality present in all children.
Pavan School has a very strong track record of outstanding student discipline and behavior, which is reflected at every norm of our operations. Treating every individual with due respect and dignity cultivates self discipline and esteem within every Pavan’its.
English curriculum has been divided into the four key areas of – LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). The tools used to foster development in the above mentioned key areas are guided reading program, show and tell, role plays, drama, songs, poetry, story-telling, essays and short story writing. These pave way for self-expression.
Participation in the classroom discussions is a very important tool for language development and it is highly encouraged at Pavan School.
English Language labs
Our schools are equipped with Language labs from BBC. It enables the students to improvise on their pronunciation and vocabulary for an active conversation.
At Orchids – The International School, we try to make theoretical and mundane subjects like Mathematics conceptually interesting and fun oriented. The students are taught and encouraged to go beyond the books and apply the concepts taught to real world problems. By the end of the primary school, children will be very comfortable in handling problems pertaining to numbers, shapes, measurement and data analysis.
The school curriculum lays due emphasis on experimentation as it enhances the understanding power of the students and makes the subject interesting for them. Children spend an ample time in various labs (physics, chemistry and biology) to verify and validate their hypothesis on various aspects on learning. Even equal importance is paid to Social science enabling students to become aware of the community and nation, and duly understand their roles and responsibilities towards the society and community.
Games cultivate a sense of sportsmanship and team. At Pavan School the children are exposed to various sports – cricket, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis etc.(depending upon their areas of interest) for their physical as well as mental well being.