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When children come from outdoor free-play, they are usually energetic and excited. They need to be helped to move from such a highly active state to a quieter activity. So, some transition activities are needed to cool them down and get them into the listening and responding mode.
Fine Motor Skills
Pre Schoolers benefit from experiences that support the development of fine motor skills in the hands and fingers. Children should have strength and dexterity in their hands and fingers before being asked to manipulate a pencil on paper. Working on dexterity and strength first can eliminate the development of an inappropriate pencil grasp, which is becoming more commonplace as young children are engaged in writing experiences before their hands are ready. The following activities involve the use of manipulatives which will support young children's fine motor development, and will help to build the strength and dexterity necessary to hold a pencil appropriately.
Fine Motor Activities
In order to impart the curriculum smoothly the whole academic year is divided into fortnights. There are around 18 working fortnights in an academic year. An academic year is divided into two terms. Therefore, there will be nine fortnights in the first term and nine fortnights in the second term.
Every morning, after keeping their bags and water bottles in the class children go for outdoor free-play. They may play for about 20 minutes. Children are full of energy when they come to school every morning. They are eager to share their experiences and observations of the previous day. The outdoor free-play facilitates physical development, interaction with peers, helps to sustain curiosity, and initiate and foster discovery.
Gyankumbh is annual day celebrated at Gyankriti. Children peform many pre-prepared cultural activities on the day. Parents are also invited to witness the event.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
ICT stands for Information and Communication Technology. At Gyankriti Junior KG onwards children are exposed to ICT. They are used to playing educational games and learning softwares on our EduUbuntu systems. Edubuntu is a linux based operating system designed for use in classrooms inside schools, homes and communities. Included with Edubuntu are many applications relevant to education including GCompris, KDE Edutainment Suite, LibreOffice, etc. GCompris is a software suite comprising educational entertainment software for children aged 2 to 10.
Junior School (JS)
Grade 1 to Grade 4 are part of Junior School section.
Gyankriti Pitara is a handout which contains an overview of activities and topics which are being taught in next fortnight / month. Parents can access Pitara through their Moodle log-in.
Name of KG-1 or Junior KG standard
Practical Life Skills