Unit of inquiry
Students further inquired into various water bodies (lake, river, sea, ocean) and conducted an experiment to find out sources of potable water and recorded their observation after tasting it from a few sources that symbolized (seawater-salty, river water- sweet, pond water- normal).
Students further explored the characteristics that distinguish a living being from a non-living being through videos and picture cards. They also recognized that living things grow, reproduce and need food, air and water to survive.
The students revisited the entire unit ‘sharing the planet’ through discussions on the concepts. Various topics like the environment (inside and outside), man-made and natural resources, soil, topography, biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes and various water bodies were further stressed upon.
The phonic sound ‘k’ was introduced using various picture cards and objects. Reinforcement of the sounds covered in class was undertaken with the help of audio-visual aids, phonics songs and puzzle cards.
Reinforcement of the following concepts was undertaken:
- Big to small
- Forward counting 1-10
- Backward counting
As a part of the early years’ skill-building programme, students have been involved in a wide range of activities like transferring material with tongs, beading, Montessori paper clip activity, spooning of marbles, working with Pink Cubes and Brown stairs for dimensional awareness, transferring beans from one bowl to another and solving shape puzzles.
Pre-writing skills were also enhanced with the use of different materials like sand, slate etc. for tracing. Students used insets and frames to create shapes and drew different patterns within them.
Students were given a blank canvas on which they enjoyed freehand strokes using brush and watercolours.
Students are exploring different types of body balance exercises which would help them in improving body equilibrium and coordination.
The students sang their favourite songs individually on the microphone. They also sang major scales in ascending order.
Dance lessons focused on the development of postures where students practiced the same routine set to different music.