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Kindergarten Programme

The Kindergarten School :

A dedicated team of professional staff make learning fun for children of any age. Oxford English School students look forward to going to school, and can relax in the knowledge that the education they receive is of exacting standards. Oxford English School is a unique English school that delivers a quality education.

Kindergarten : Opening doors of opportunity Experience school for the first time in a safe, stimulating and colourful environment with classrooms and playground staffed by professionals, equipped to enable learning through play. Join us with confidence if you have a child ready for that first, vitally important stage in their education.

Reception : A quality education Reception under the Englisgh system, as the gateway to school life, is treated most seriously at Oxford English School. Students are prepared for the important journey of a school education, and learn early reading, writing and counting skills.

 Early Years Learning : It's never too early to begin!

Age - Appropriate learning in Oxford English School's Kindergarten and Reception classes:

Physical play - motor skills are developed through the use of climbing frames, slides, swings, push-along toys, etc.
Constructive play - with building toys, matching games and sequencing activities.
Creative play - art & craft, design & technology, sensory and manipulative play, using paints, crayons, chalk, collage and sticking. Imaginative play - role play, mimicry and facilities for your child to create their own fantasy world.
Musical play - singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, movement with music, and listening to and enjoying music from around the world.
Language development - stories, rhymes, letter recognition, conversation, listening, phonics and whole word recognition, etc
Social development - sharing, turn-taking, discipline, social graces, washing hands and brushing teeth. Mathematics - shapes, space awareness, counting, weighing, comparing and sequencing

   

Primary Curriculum:

The Primary School : The Primary School at Oxford English School International follows the National CBSE Curriculum Foundation Stage, Key Stage one and Key Stage 2.

Literacy and Numeracy lessons are planned using the new Frameworks. The foundation subjects are taught in a cross curricular way wherever possible following the National Curriculum schemes of work. The children are taught in single age classes.

Attainment has a high priority and is achieved through highly qualified staff trained to teach the National Curriculum whist maintaining a child centered approach. We plan lessons rigorously and each includes learning objectives which may be skills or knowledge based. We plan lessons to accommodate different learning abilities, different intelligences and prior learning. We work with the children individually to set targets. Your children will always be aware of the next steps in his or her learning. We teach independent learning skills to prepare them for life long learning.

ICT (Information and communication technology )

ICT is a vital area of the curriculum. All children have access to the ICT suites and interactive whiteboards. We use these tools to enhance teaching and learning, to motivate and develop children's ICT skills.

The progress your children make is monitored carefully by the teacher through ongoing teacher assessments and end of term assessments. We expect all children to attain a certain level by the end of each year. Progress is tracked carefully to insure this will be maintained. Key Stage 1 children take SATS (standardised test) at the end of Year 2. All children take optional SATS at the end of the academic year to give a standardised indicator of progress. Key stage 2 SATS are taken at the end of Year 6.

We offer specialist teaching in Music, Art, PE,(Physical Education) Hindi, Language and Culture. We also offer an extensive program of extra-curricular activities (ECA). These include: Karate, jazz dance, Guitar, football, valley ball, basketball, sadugudu, badminton, table tennis, golf, jewellery and beads making, tailoring and swimming and so on.

Successful children are happy confident children. Fundamental to this is the partnership between parent and school. You are warmly welcomed to participate in celebration assemblies, sports days, the parent and teacher association, open days, and workshops. You are welcome to speak to staff on any issues.

Pre-foundation stage

The skills children acquire during early years lay the foundations for future learning. It is vital for children to have a wide range of experiences, enjoy their learning and feel confident and happy in their relationships with others. In the kindergarten and foundation stages we follow the early learning goals as implemented by schools in the UK. Learning is divided into six key areas:-

Personal, social and emotional development - to nurture self confidence, self esteem, and self discipline encouraging personal qualities and helpfulness; Mathematical development;
Knowledge and understanding of the world - to encourage cognitive development, skills and concepts in all areas of the curriculum; Physical development - to develop body control and manipulative skills;
Creative development - to encourage creativity and self expression through art, music and drama;
Communication - nurturing social development, participation, sharing and considering the needs of others.

Key stage 1and 2

Key Stage one builds upon the experiences of the foundation stage. Learning continues to be meaningful, stimulating and fun. There is a gradual move from learning through play to the more formal methods of teaching and learning throughout years one and two. Your children will develop their skills in Literacy and Numeracy and gain a more detailed understanding of the world around them. In year 2, children take the Key Stage 1 SATS tests.

In Key Stage 2 we plan our curriculum following the Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks and the National CBSC Curriculum schemes of work.

Numeracy Lessons include: - Mental Calculations, written methods, practical applications, Investigations and Problem Solving activities. Literacy Lessons include: - Speaking and listening, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting

Middle School - Year - 7 - 9

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a broad and balanced curriculum which includes the following subjects : English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Art and Design, Music, Drama, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education.

Oxford English School operates a non-selective entry policy: we cater for students with a range of abilities. We provide support for children for whom English Language is not proficiency and not meet our standard and expectation together with a range of differentiated teaching materials that ensure we meet individual needs and interests. English Language is taught as part of the English Language Programme. This support is provided by extracting students from certain lessons for intensive tuition or by specialist staff going into mainstream classes to work with those students requiring extra help. Support is also available for students during lunch time.

All other subjects are taught in mixed ability groups. At the end of Year 9 students sit the End of Key Stage 3 tests in Mathematics, Science and English. The tests are marked in CBSC syllabus and will result in the award of a level that can be compared with the performance of all Year 9 students in the CBSC program.

Performance in the End of Key Stage 3 test combined with a continual assessment grade are used to produce an end of Year 9 grade. This grade is used to determine which is the most approriate courses of study for CBSC students entering Year 10.

TUTOR GROUPS

Students are placed in a group which is overseen by a tutor. Students meet their tutors every day at morning registration and also for PSHE lessons, Tutors are the first point of contact for students experiencing difficulties. They also monitor use of the Student Handbook which is used for recording homework and provides a means for staff and parents to communicate with one another.

Formative Years

Secondary School (Grades 5-10) - Making an Impression

The critical thinking programme which commences from Class 5 enables the children to grasp the more difficult aspects of classroom teaching by helping them to think laterally. This also prepares the students to deal with a more international level of education helping them to adapt to foreign universities and the competitive level of excellence. This phase concludes with the All Indian Secondary School Examinations.

English Literature
Prose, Poetry, Rapid Reading, MCB Comprehension, Grammar, Composition, Creative Writing. Designed to develop students' communicative and linguistic competence. The content selection has been determined by the students' present as well as future academic and social needs. It aims at developing and integrating the use of language skills and creating an interest in and appreciation of literature to encourage students to formulate and express their own ideas using their experience, knowledge and imagination. It prepares them for real life situations where language is used as a functional tool.

Hindi
Grammar, Proverbs/Sayings, Paragraph Writing, Essay Writing, Letter Writing, Unseen Passage, Literature: Prose, Poetry, Grammar, Comprehension, Reading and Translation (Meanings).

Mathematics
Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Parallel Lines, Construction of Quadrilaterals, Chords of A Circle, Exponents and Radicals, Equations in One Variable, Compound Interest, General Banking Facilities, Shares, Some Angle Properties of A Circle, Areas of Rectilinear Figures, Statistics, Arabic Expressions, Division of Algebraic Expressions, Tangents to a Circle, Circumference and Area of A Circle, Volume and Surface Area.

Formulated to train the children to think, reason, analyse and articulate logically. Aimed at helping them to acquire knowledge and understanding of the terms symbols, concepts, principles, process, proofs etc. The children learn to apply mathematical knowledge and skills to solve real-life mathematical problems; to develop mastery of algebraic and geometric skills and the ability to use mathematical tables as aids for computational work. Provides them the scope to participate in mathematical competitions and club activities in and outside the school.

General Science
Primarily directed towards the development of problem solving and decision making skills on the basis of the knowledge of key concepts which cut across all disciplines of science. Helps them to appreciate the contributions of scientists and develop science; to develop a concern for a clean environment and preservation of the ecosystem; motivates them to take up higher studies in Science, vocation or professions. Helps to develop scientific temper, attitudes and values such as open-mindedness, intellectual honesty, courage to question etc. besides helping them to acquire an understanding of scientific concepts, principles and laws.

Physics
Light and Optical Instruments, Force and Pressure, Magnetism, Electric Current, Alternative Sources of Energy.

Chemistry
Carbon, Compounds of Carbon, Rocks and Minerals, Extraction and Properties of Metals, Man-made Materials.

Biology
Microbial World, Agricultural Practices, How Leaves Are Designed, Useful Plants and Animals, Conservation of Natural Resources.

History/Civics
The rise and growth of British Rule in India, Revolts against the British Rule, Rise of Indian Nationalism, Struggle for Swaraj, Nationalist Movement (1923?1939), Achievement of Independence. Achieving our National Goals, Democracy and Citizen, Other Social Problems, Our Major Economic Problems, National Integration, Foreign Policy of India.

Geography
The face of India - The land of monsoons, Agriculture, Our water resources, manufacturing industries. To develop an understanding of man and environment inter-relationship at a global level. Helps them to develop an understanding and concern about growing world population and its impact on environment. Enriches the students' skills and abilities to read, understand and analyse geographical information and data presented in various forms such as maps, graphs, diagrams, charts etc. Equips the students with needed abilities and attitudes to study and analyse problems of development having geographical dimensions.

Moral Science
Think positively, Be original, Create opportunities, for yourself, Be ambitious, Orderliness and efficiency, Keys to perfection, Improve yourself, Develop good habits, Master your moods, Overcome your fears, Don't Stay idle, Plan for the future, Remain modest in success.

The syllabus aims at enabling the pupils to cultivate social, moral, ethical and aesthetic values which exalt and refine the life of an individual and the society. Children learn to appreciate the work of great men and absorb their finest qualities. Value based learning prepares them for a flawless life.

Decisive Years

Senior Secondary School (Grades 11-12)
Transition to a Higher Level of Education Though these are more intensive years, formative and impressionable, leading to the All India Senior School Certificate Examinations, OXFORD ENGLISH SCHOOL leaves no stone unturned in guiding, sometimes confused, teenagers to the right career. Numerous seminars and workshops help the students to choose the right path.

English
Designed to help students acquire competence in English so that they can use the language: as a means for self-expression in real life situations and as a resource for studying vocational courses in many different fields such as medicine and engineering.
Objectives: To acquire reading and writing skills including summarizing, abstracting, note making; the art of learning to learn, that is, the ability to cope with English for further education; an active vocabulary of 2,500 common words, and a passive vocabulary of another 1,500 words; interest in listening to English speech and in reading varied materials in English.

Mathematics
Objectives:
Creative work in mathematics; to create confidence in equipping themselves with the skills needed for the branches of science (physical or social) or humanities in which they have an aptitude for higher studies.
Strategy: Focussing attention on 'problem solving' in the liberal sense. Nurturing the higher order mental processes of logical reasoning with stress on rigour and precision, development of concepts, language etc. Introducing non-traditional techniques inclusive of audio-visual aids, viz. films, video-films, computer-aided instruction etc. to supplement classroom teaching.

Physics
Objectives:
To develop competence to pursue science based professional courses like engineering and medicine Gain knowledge, understanding and application abilities about different aspects of Physics. Strengthen foundation for further study of Physics. Develop an interest in study of Physics as a discipline. Acquire necessary manipulative and experimental skills.

Chemistry
Objectives:
To strengthen the concepts developed at the secondary level and develop new concepts to provide a sound background for higher studies in chemistry. Develop competence in students to pursue science based professional courses like engineering and medicine in future career. To provide relevant content materials useful for vocational courses. To develop manipulative and experimental skills in students necessary for investigation of the materials in their environment.

Biology
Objectives:
To explain basic concepts of Biology. To enlighten an individual about his place in universe. Increase the awareness of problems of the environment and identify measures to overcome them, To understand Biology for rational living - removal of biases (sex, race, etc.) and correctiveness to superstition. To create awareness in which new knowledge is emerging to provide the innate excitement of the subject. To acquaint the student with fundamentals of human Biology, nutrition, health and population control.

Engineering Drawing
Objectives:
To develop competence amongst the students to pursue technical courses like Engineering, Architecture, Draftsmanship, Surveyor and other professional courses where geometrical and mechanical drawings are an integral part of the teaching-learning process. To acquire necessary skill of making and understanding technical drawing. Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of plane & solid geometry and machine drawing so as to apply these in relevant practical fields such as in technology and industry.

Economics
Objectives:
To help understand the existing economic institutions in India in their historical perspective. To understand the structure of Indian economy and the changes it is undergoing.To acquaint with principles, laws and concepts of economics. To understand the concept of national income and methods used in calculating national income. To appreciate efforts for economic reconstruction.

Business Studies
Objectives:
To develop in the student an interest in the theory and practice in business, trade and industry. To acquaint students with the theoretical foundations and practice of organizing, managing and handling routine operations of a business firm.To inculcate attitudes and values leading to the integration of business with the social system with a positive approach.

Accountancy
Objectives:
To impart knowledge of method considered useful in maintaining records of proprietary and partnership firms, companies and non-trading organization. To generate and promote awareness of students in modern techniques of maintaining accounting records with the help of computers.

Home Science
Objectives:
To acquaint students with the basics of human development which are necessary for understanding self and children. To realize that resources are scarce and need proper and efficient management. To enable them to become alert consumers and inculcate in them healthy habits of food through a knowledge of nutrition. Good knowledge of textiles for right selection and proper care of clothes.

History
Objectives:
Provide authentic historical knowledge and understanding of those regions and periods which the pupil has chosen to study. Develop an attitude of studying the past objectively and a spirit of enquiry, so that the pupils personality is free from irrational prejudices and from bigotry, parochialism and communalism and is imbued with a scientific and forward-looking outlook.

Sociology
Objectives:
To enable students to look at social reality objectively. To inculcate scientific temper and ability to perceive social reality. Familiarize with basic concepts in sociology and its relevance to Indian social reality. To make familiar with the processes of change and development.

Psychology
Objectives:
To stimulate the curiosity and interest of pupils in the subject. To teach the pupils basic concepts and principles of Psychology. To enable the pupils to apply basic knowledge of concepts and principles of Psychology to their day-to-day life with a view to achieving and enhancing mental health and adjustment.

Informatics Practices
Objectives:
To acquire basic knowledge of Information technology. To learn information processing tools and techniques. To understand IT applications in various domains of business. To develop IT vocational appreciation.