Message from the Head Early Years
At Lodha World School Palava, children learn to work by themselves in the prepared environment of the class while enjoying the presence of other children. We stimulate inquisitiveness, independence and a life-long love of learning to help our children become contributing members of our community.
We strive to provide a welcoming environment and work to accommodate the unique needs of every child.
Education is a big word which cannot be restricted to books. We give more of hands on activities, create awareness and curiosity for the all-round development of the child.
The teacher prepares the environment, directs the activity and offers the child stimulation, but it is the child who learns through the motivation that he finds in the work itself.
The early years development of the child at Lodha World School Palava are designed to give children the stress-free environment and teacher’s individual attention.
All activities, play/work spaces and resources are developmentally apt and support active learning for children.
So the objective of Lodha School Palava is to promote the overall development of the child.
Ms. Kavita Bhagwat
Coordinator Early Years
Education at Lodha World School, Palava is an integrated process with a flexible curriculum. We have child centered and teacher directed activities. Our emphasis is laid on nurturing multiple intelligence by using innovative methods to stimulate interest and attention among the students.
We help the child to understand the world in which he/she lives.
We mould children by giving opportunities to explore, investigate and experiment.
We build confidence, self- esteem of the children and encourage free and structured conversation (in form of QCT’s).
1. Language Skills
Being an English medium school, Lodha School Palava focuses to improve the speaking skills among the students we give them opportunities by assigning day to day life topics to speak upon like family members, environment, weather, festivals, friends etc.
Alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, and print awareness are early literacy skills that contribute significantly to later reading achievements. The Language skills are developed at Lodha World School Palava by having, interactive storybook reading, games and other activities to help children identify the letters of the alphabet,
We have variety of worksheets, reader book, interactive games which help students to decode and recode cvc words as well as learn numerous sight words. They use a variety of strategies to read words, sentences and simple texts.
Eventually students will begin to use their knowledge of sounds and letters to write words and sentences independently. The students will move through the developmental stages of writing at different rates.
Students are encouraged and supported by teachers to move through the stages by having many opportunities to read and write. They also learn some techniques of writing including word spacing, capitalization and punctuation.
2. Storytelling and story making
Through dramatization and role play we present tales of moral values, courage, togetherness, tolerance and love. We help children to think and retell the story. Sometimes they are asked to give end to the story which makes them think and frame the story.
3. Rhyme time:
From the time young children begin to talk, many enjoy playing and experimenting with sounds by themselves. Picking up and repeating the particular language of rhymes is another form of play for young children. They learn rhymes unconsciously and effortlessly. We have different rhymes for every month depending on the theme.
4. Field Trip
Taking children for school trips like amusement parks, farms, nature centers, factories, and other outdoor activities contributes some of the key elements in their learning process.
It is absolutely certain that children tend to learn better about a subject from a field trip than what they generally do through textbooks. There’s no alternative to hands on experience and the true retentive learning that this brings.
Nature Walk and field trips are organized to develop aesthetic sensibility and love for nature.
5. Numeric Skills
Math and Number Awareness involves a variety of skills, including: 1) Numeral identification (recognizing all 10 numerals from 0 through 9 and knowing each numeral’s name); 2) Counting; 3) One-to-one correspondence; 4) Counting on; 5) Patterning recognition and creation; and 6) Sorting and classifying.
Math learning is most exciting for children when they are allowed to practically do things on their own.
6. Sports and Games
To develop Team spirit and Co-operation we encourage sports and games such as – Balancing, jumping, obstacle races etc….
- Pre Primary: Morning Batch: 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
- Afternoon Batch: 1.00 p.m to 4.00 pm