Foundation Stages

Foundation Stage : Pre K to K2
  • At this stage, all areas of learning and development are important and interconnected. We at Anand Niketan believe that at the very onset of a child’s academic journey, it is crucial to ignite the child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. With this in view, the ultimate goal of foundation stage is to aim to build their capacity to learn from surroundings and relationships and thus develop socially, emotionally confident learners, all set to thrive.
  • Jolly phonic is introduced to provide a strong foundation of English language. Reading Corners provide a rich bank of picture books and story books which children love to delve in.
  • Communication skills are strengthened though show and tell, storytelling, picture talk, role plays, rhymes and small presentations, wherein each child participates.
  • Besides, English, children are taught numeracy skills and their ever inquiring minds are encouraged to think with the Programme of Inquiry. An array of hands-on activities, excursions etc expose the children to the beautiful world of information. Playing outdoors as a form of exercise that promotes well-being and wholesome physical development is highly encouraged.
  • Giving impetus to creativity, the creative corner houses kitchen, a clinic, puzzles, doodle art and many more activities. This tends to be one of the favourite places of the toddlers as their imagination takes new heights and they indulge in free play.
Key Stage I (Grade 1 and Grade 2)
  • During key stage 1, students learn how to build on their early childhood experiences of investigating objects around them. They are encourages to think imaginatively and talk about what they like and dislike. They explore how familiar things work and enthusiastically talk about, draw and model their ideas. At this stage they also start learning ICT as part of their curriculum.
  • We, at Anand Niketan, ensure that children at Key Stage 2 learn to apply what they learn. Emphasis is laid on application of knowledge. Thus throughout the year the children have many opportunities to present and perform to a range of audiences - their classes, the whole school, parents – which builds their confidence and allows them to share their many talents.
  • At this stage, children are also introduced to various co-curricular activities, like Skating, Table Tennis, Personality Plus Club, Cricket, Football, Yoga, Dance, Music and Karate.
Key stage II (Grade 3 to 6)
  • In order to help children progress towards their leaning goals, from Key Stage 2, a varied and simulating curriculum is introduced to meet the challenges of secondary school and beyond.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities, Assemblies and house activities continue to be important to the learning experience at key stage II, as children build on their conceptual knowledge and learn team building and group work, they discover their interests.
  • In order to help children progress towards their learning goals,The main subjects taught are English, Maths, Science, Social Studies and Hindi. Activities that build vocabulary, fluency, increase confidence to explore and invent, increases speed and prowess and focus on scientific inquiry are encouraged. Elocution, database, recitation, extempore, storytelling, Dramatics, projects and ICT skills also become an indispensable part of the school curriculum.
  • Children have an array of activities to choose from, for instance, talk Club, DIY Club, Enviroment Club, Chefs Club, Budding Creators Club, Fitness Mantra Club, Skating, Karate, Cricket, Table Tennis, Football, Yoga, Dance and Music.
  • They also gain a sense of responsibility and purpose as they take on the roles such as house captains, student council representatives and prefects. Students are actively involved in real life scenarios, situations and projects that enable them to build on ideas that create change and make a difference in their local community through an exposure to a value based curriculum.