The Primary level curriculum at Hari Shree focuses on three domains – Literacy Skills, Numeracy Skills, and Socio-emotional development. We follow a ‘theme based,’ ‘child-centric’ approach aimed at ensuring a joyful learning experience for our children every day at school and connecting them to real-life experiences. The curriculum focuses on forging lifelong learning competencies that go beyond transfer of knowledge and encourages a skill-oriented approach to the teaching-learning experience. It is designed to help the child develop gradually from the self to the immediate environment and further to the global level. A teacher student ratio of 1:30 is maintained to ensure a wholesome and focused classroom experience with better student engagement.
Literacy & Numeracy Skills
English: Our English Curriculum is designed to help children develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and become proficient in the sub-skills of the language, like comprehension, vo-cabulary, and grammar.
Math: The Math curriculum at Hari Shree is designed to help children develop mathematical thinking and quantitative reasoning problem solving skills. The children are encouraged to apply these skills to formulate and solve problems to attain proficiency in the fundamental Mathematical concepts.
Science: The Science curriculum is offered as EVS for Grade 2 and Science for Grades 3 to 5. In Grade 2, children learn Environmental Studies (EVS) focusing on the natural, social and cultural environment in an integrated manner. In grades 3 to 5, our Science curriculum encourages development of scientific temper, curiosity, analytical and critical thinking skills , through ‘hands-on-learning.
Social Studies (Grades 3 to 5): Social Studies curriculum at Hari Shree is designed to include a range of content drawn from the disciplines of History, Civics and Geography aimed at developing analytical and critical thinking skills, inquiry, reasoning and map marking skills, besides teaching active citizenship.
Languages: In Grade 2, if Tamil is the second language, then Hindi becomes the third language and vice versa. The school does not encourage a change of option for second language thereafter at any level.
In grade 5, students who have Tamil as the second language, can choose between Hindi, Sanskrit, and French as their third language. Students who have Hindi as the second language will have only Tamil as the third language. Tamil is a compulsory language either as a Second or Third Language.
Refer to Language Policy below for more details
Language Policy: As per the Tamil Learning Act, 2006 (Tamil Nadu Act 13 of 2006), all students appearing in the board exam from 2024-25, are expected to write Tamil as a compulsory paper in Grade 10. Therefore, Tamil is a compulsory language. Based on this act, the school offers the languages ensuring that Tamil is compulsory either as a second or third language. However, students who are natives of Tamil Nadu are required to choose only Tamil as their second language.
At the Primary Level (Grade 2 to Grade 5) – In Grade 2, if Tamil is the second language, then Hindi becomes the third language and vice versa. The school does not encourage a change of option for second language thereafter at any level. In grade 5, students who have Tamil as the second language, can choose between Hindi, Sanskrit, and French as their third language. Students who have Hindi as the second language will have only Tamil as the third language.Tamil is a compulsory language either as a Second or Third Language.
Second Language (Tamil and Hindi)
The curriculum focuses on:-
1. providing exposure to the language through systematic and age-appropriate language building
2. developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
3. vocabulary and sentence formation
The curriculum places focus on simple vocabulary, comprehension and everyday use of the Language
Computer Science Curriculum:
The Computer Science curriculum for grades 2 to 5 at Hari Shree is designed to promote the use of technology to accomplish tasks, communicate effectively and securely thereby making students become competent, responsible and critical users of technology. There is gradational emphasis placed on developing logical and problem-solving skills.
The school day for children at the Primary begins with Circle Time for about 20-30 minutes. Our circle-time activities are multifaceted and promote the importance of both the individual and the community. Mindfulness, brain power yoga, sharing experiences and listening to others are emphasized in this time, to promote empathy and sensitivity
Music: Education through music is a great way to learn. The lesson plans embrace the idea of imparting musical knowledge to children with a multi genre, multimodal, multi-disciplinary and art integrated approach to it. We partner with experts in the field to provide our students with a rich learning experience.
Art: Art is an integral part of the curriculum at Hari Shree. Teachers identify age-appropriate kinaesthetic activities and incorporate them into the curriculum. Students are encouraged to create their own works of art for festivals and other special occasions. The complexity of the activity increases with each grade level.
Dance: Dance is a co-curricular activity offered at Hari Shree. Students are introduced to diverse dance forms ranging from Bharathanatyam to folk traditions that flourish in different parts of the country, each with its own distinct cultural and aesthetic appeal. Dance elements taught to the students include hand-gestures(Mudras), basic steps(Adavus), abhinaya(facial expression) , etc.
Theatre: The theatre sessions are focused on enhancing the intuitive, instinctive, impulsive and imaginative skills of the students. The activities pan across the three main divisions of theatre — acting, designing and direction to help the students understand heightened reality, acquire narrative skills and delve deeper into texts and contexts. We partner with experts in the field to provide our students with a rich learning experience.
Physical Education: The physical education curriculum is structured to give children an opportunity to improve their physical fitness in terms of endurance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, flexibility and balance. Through various physical activities and games, we focus on the different forms of fundamental movements and skills like running, jumping, skipping involving all gross motor skills of the children.
Yoga: At Hari Shree, children are encouraged to pursue yoga as a way of life. Chanting, brain power yoga and asanas help students find their center, improve focus and maintain physical/emotional balance. The yoga program is also sprinkled with dynamic vinyasa sequences to create new interest and energy.
Purna Vidya/Value Education: As a part of the culture-centric and holistic educational approach of Hari Shree, Purna Vidya is included from Grades 2 to 5. These sessions are based on the teaching of Oneness and Harmony through a sharing of experiences and exploration of the self and surroundings.
Field Trips and Excursions: As part of their field trips, students visit various places of interest during their course to have an indepth understanding of subjects they study. Students are taken to visit museums, zoos, parks etc. to provide opportunities to make first-hand observations of real-life contexts.
Guest Lectures: Our students have ample opportunities to interact with experts from various fields speak, through regular guest lectures.
Special Assemblies: Assemblies are an integral part of our regular working days.
I CARE: Aligning with the vision to encourage young children to develop into responsible global citizens, students of the primary level are introduced to I Care program designed to create awareness on sustainable living They are encouraged to reflect on their learning through posters, slogans, role-play, models etc displayed in the ‘I CARE’ corner of their classrooms.
After School Activities: Bharathanatyam is offered as an after school activity for students who are interested in pursuing this art outside of the curriculum.
Paid Club Activities: Students can also opt for one or more of the following paid club activities organized under experts.
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