Pre – Primary Education


 

Cambridge follows the EYFS curriculum at its PRE-Primary level as we have been constantly endeavouring to practice the teaching learning processes in alignment with the highly acclaimed theory of Multiple Intelligence of Howard Gardener.

Our multisensory approach to learning focuses on the development of varied skills of a child through a holistic approach. Our unique methodology ensures the enhancement of all the skills such as intra and interpersonal, visual, kinesthetic, linguistic, logical, naturalistic and musical through activity based teaching in our specially designed classrooms. We understand that the seven skills rarely operate independently. All these skills complement each other and this ensures the 360 degree development of each child.Multisensory teaching techniques and strategies stimulate learning by engaging students on multiple levels.

They encourage students to use some or all their senses to:

  • Link information to ideas they already know and understand
  • Perceive the logic involved in solving problems
  • Learn problem solving tasks
  • Tap into nonverbal reasoning skills
  • Understand relationships between concepts
  • Store information for later recall

Using a multi-sensory teaching technique means helping a child to learn through more than one sense. It is to involve the use of more of the child’s senses, especially the use of touch (tactile) and movement (kinetic). This helps the child’s brain to develop tactile and kinetic memories, as well as the auditory and visual ones.

Linguistic

Language development is of utmost importance at this age of a child as it helps the child to communicate. Stories and rhymes are used as the best resources to develop Linguistic skills.

These help in developing the listening as well as speaking skills. School activities cater towards nurturing creativity, imagination besides fortifying communication.

Activities done to enhance Linguistic skills

Circle time

Rhymes

Storytelling

Picture reading

Reading

Writing

Logical

Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify and carry out any mathematical operation. It enables the students to develop sequential reasoning skills, understanding of patterns, categories, and relationships. Activities like sequencing, comparing, sorting, matching etc help in developing the logical skills.

Activities done to enhance logical skills

Threading & lacing

Sorting & matching

Puzzles

Patterning & sequencing

Music

Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalists, and sensitive listeners. Interestingly, there is often an effective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes.

Activities done to enhance Musical skills

Rhymes

Music lessons

Annual Activities

Recitation

Visual intelligence involves visual perception of the environment, the ability to create and manipulate mental images, and the orientation of the body in space. Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, and an active imagination

Activities done to enhance visual / spatial skills:

Drawing & colouring

Craft

3D Images

Visual Aid

Nature walk

Bodily kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills. It involves physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills, and expressing oneself or learning through physical activities.

Activities done to enhance kinesthetic skills

Outdoor games like running, jumping, hopping, slide, football, swing, treasure hunt, blind fold etc

Aerobics

Dance & Role Play

Interpersonal Intelligence

We try to develop Interpersonal intelligence which is concerned with the capacity to understand the intentions, motivations and desires of other people. It allows people to work effectively with others.It is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others.It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others,

Activities done to enhance Interpersonal skills

Circle time

Show & tell

Story telling

Rhymes

Field trip

Group activities