Primary Years ( from Grade III to Grade V )
8 years onwards
We facilitate a relaxed transition from the colourful world of early childhood to an equally picturesque & metamorphic world of primary learning.Education is a life - long journey and the School realizes the importance of a good start. It is primary school level that sets the foundation for the love of learning and through the years it is strengthened.
At this stage, the School expects the students to embed the basics and explore the world. They learn to question, analyze, classify and communicate their perceptions. An unconventional system of teaching is adopted by the School where education is imparted through a blend of books, and play-way methods. Concepts are taught via videos, origami, clay modelling, sand play and painting. A suitably designed child- centered curriculum based on phonetics, provides the children with a strong foundation of spelling and vocabulary. The entire course establishes and strengthens vital skills like motor and reading skills, language and communication skills, writing and number concepts.
- Teachers further enrich the curriculum through music, art, library and computer programmes.
- The students also learn about the significance of festivals and are encouraged to imbibe Indian values in their lives.
- Hobbies like Art and Craft, Theatre Work, Indian Music, Pottery Work, Dance, Green Club become a part of the day’s routine and run parallel to the academic curriculum.
In Primary years, we build a strong foundation in Mathematics,,with an emphasis on Mental Mathematics, in our children. We encourage lessarning of new concepts through activities using Math games equipment, puzzles and worksheets. We focus on creating real life situations.
Ongoing Assessment is a very important aspect for both the learner and the teacher. The work done in all the subjects (academic and non-academic) is reviewed frequently and discussed with students and parents.
Children are natural scientists, and at FGS they are encouraged to explore and observe, use their logic, analyze and then come to conclusion. We provide our young learners with ample opportunities to apply what they have learnt in the form of Project displays and Experiments conducted.
To be a caring citizen of this world, it is important to understand our culturally diverse country first. At FGS we encourage our children to first explore their immediate environment and then their city, state, country and the world.
We believe that the parents need to get involved with their children’s learning process from the primary grade days itself.We provide an opportunity for the same in the form of meaningful Homework. Homework is set for approximately 25 minutes to 45 minutes of work based on application of learning that has been done in the class. Parents are expected to go through and sign all the work sent home for their perusal. Through interesting Homework,we also encourage self-study for the student.
The primary sections’ sports curriculum is graded for each class and based on skill development. There is a Games period allocated on all days and children are expected to play and participate in all events.Athletic Meet, Inter House Cricket, Basketball, Badminton and Volleyball matches are a part of our yearly primary calendar.Coaching is imparted to the students of Classes II, III in Tennis by certified coaches from renowned Lawn Tennis professionals.
During the primary years, gymnastics is part of the curriculum.
Picnics and excursions form another very popular agenda of our yearly plan, where, children are taken out of school for the day on a planned activity. This not only helps in bonding amongst different groups of students, but also strengthens the teacher – student bond. Occasional movies shown in school, the Annual School Fete, are some of the other activities our children enjoy through the year.