ATS Valley’s curriculum for primary years’ program aims at developing confidence and an understanding of children’s own strengths. Our curriculum is firmly grounded in our commitment to developing the full range of every student’s inherent aptitudes like moral, spiritual, linguistic, logical, personal, social, cultural and physical. We nurture the students in such an environment where they develop their own creative knowledge. We also help them in developing skills and competencies such as educational, technological, problem-solving to lead successful lives in today’s highly globalized world.
The primary year’s program is deliberately designed to help children develop independence and respect as they learn so that they are prepared to embrace the opportunities that are present. And as the child grows and moves through higher levels of education, it is these learning skills that will be critical to their success. At a very young age, our children are immersed in thrilling adventures, where, with every rush of adrenaline, their confidence grows. There are various strategies we use to shape our children into confident young adults. It starts with an assembly roster. Every child from Grade 1 onwards has to, by design, speak in the assembly- a poem, a story, a Doha or anything relevant to the occasion. Research says that the most common fear in the world is that of public speaking. It is our commitment to help every student overcome that fear and the results of our efforts are all too evident.
We also have a Theatre programme. Children from the Theatre group perform in front of the school on a regular basis and of course on the Annual Day. Children from Grade 1 onwards prepare small plays, which are then presented during lunch breaks.
We have adopted a child-centric approach and our curriculum is based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences. Therefore we promote different areas of learning to keep in mind the fact that every child learns in a different way and at his/her own pace. In order to achieve this aim, we have introduced the “EDUCATION LAB” or “THE LEAPFROG PROGRAMME” for our students in Grades 1,2 and 3.
At the end of each month, a monthly academic update (MAU) which lists the learning outcomes that a child has acquired by the end of a particular month is handed over to the parents in writing. The knowledge, understanding, and skills attained by a student on each topic are evaluated in an ongoing and regular process. The assessment of student’s learning is made through regular teacher-student interaction and on the basis of activities that take place both in and out of the classroom.
"Our Wonderful Earth"
Dated: 13th November, 2020
Students of Grade 2 made a collage on Earth. They were very happy to do this activity and made beautiful collage. They learnt that earth is round in shape and has land, air and water.
Dated: 11th November, 2020
"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." ~John Keats
Students of Grade 2 played word antakshari in hindi. They said a new word from the last alphabet of the word. They replied one by one which gave them chance to show their self control. They also wrote the word which they said on a paper which improved their writing skill. They enjoyed the game a lot and learnt new words.
"Types of Land - Virtual tour"
Dated: 7th November, 2020
"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
Students of Grade 2 went to a virtual tour to different landforms. They saw different types of land like plains, hills, mountain, valley, plateau, volcano and island. They were amazed by the beauty of nature. They saw island (Atlantis Bahamas), plains and waterfalls of Switzerland, the Himalayan mountains covered with snow, valley of Geysers, plateau of Russia, hills of Russia etc. It was a joyful experience for them.
"Trees are useful"
Dated: 6th November, 2020
Students of Grade 2 learnt about the uses of trees. They drew picture of
tree and wrote 5 uses. They were very happy to know about trees. They
made beautiful drawings.
Dated: 31st October, 2020
Students of Grade 2 played scavenger hunt in EVS class. They collected all the games they have at their home and then they classified those games as indoor or outdoor games. They enjoyed the activity very much and participated with full enthusiasm.
"Virtual tour to Underwater World"
Dated: 31st October, 2020
Students of Grade 2 went to a virtual tour to the underwater world. They saw different types of fishes and corals. They watched the turtle swimming. They saw hammer headed fish and electric ray very closely. They also saw Buck Island in America. They learnt the value of conserving the underwater lives. They were thrilled to see the unseen life.
"Board Game on Articles"
Dated: 28th October, 2020
Students of Grade 2 played Board games today. It helped to check their knowledge on articles. Students were very excited for the game and enjoyed a lot. They also showed self control during the game. They started the game with full enthusiasm and ended up with joy. They learnt the correct uses of articles.
Multiplication table with Bookmarks
Dated: 20th October, 2020
Students of Grade 2 made bookmarks with Multiplication table of 6, 7 and 8. They learned tables with it. They were very excited for the activity and made creative bookmarks.
Dated: 19th October, 2020
The students of grade 5 performed an activity of Dancing Mothballs using a jar of water, moth balls, vinegar and baking soda. They explained the activity as when baking soda and vinegar react together they produce carbon dioxide which comes out in the form of bubbles. The bubbles of carbon dioxide cling to the balls and make them dance. Also, they demonstrated the various kinds of physical and chemical changes. This fun activity was done as to teach them their Science chapter, ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases’ in an innovative way.
"Items of wood"
Dated: 13th October, 2020
For Hindi activity students of Grade 2 draw and colour the items made up of wood.Students made different items of wood like table, chair, cupboard, bed, toys, vase etc. They learned that plants and plant parts are useful. They learned the uses of wood for making different things used in daily life. They were very excited to draw the picture.
I am a Community Helper
Dated: 26th September, 2020
“To become a better you, remember to be grateful to the people who have contributed in making community a better place to live and learn.”
Community helper serves us in a many ways and to respect them students of Grade 2 acted like them on September 25,2020.
Students became different community helper like doctor, soldier, police man, chief, grocer etc and presented few sentences about them. They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed the activity.
Food and Digestion
Dated: 23rd September, 2020
Students of Grade 4 did an activity related to their Science lesson-Food and Digestion. They pasted the outer cover of an eatable of their choice and wrote its nutritional information on a scrap/ A-4 sheet. Through this activity, learnt that every food item consists of certain
amount of nutrients and the amount of energy we get from that eatable.
Fun with Time
Dated: 22nd September, 2020
Students of Grade 2 did an activity on "Fun with Time" in Maths on September 22,2020. In this activity students made clock and showed different time in the clock.
They enjoyed making clock and showing time in it. The activity enhanced their confidence that they can read clock easily and correctly.
"If I had a Magic Wand..."
Dated: 11th September, 2020
"Show and Tell"
Dated: 10th September, 2020
We showed students different objects and photos and they watched them carefully and made sentences. They made very nice sentences and came to know new words also.
They enjoyed a lot and were asking for more of such activities.
Dated: 9th September, 2020
Students of Grade 2 made patterns using vegetables like lady's finger, potato etc. They enjoyed this activity very much.
Best Out of Waste
Dated: 5th September, 2020
The students of grade 5 did an activity to check the air quality in their neighboring area. For this, they took a silver foil paper plate and applied grease over it. They hung the plate outside for a day or two. Some of them could actually observe a few dust particles stuck onto it the next day and the others didn’t see the dust particles at all. This concluded that the air quality around them was pretty much good.
Also, they made many useful materials from waste material, for example a pen stand, lantern, wall hanging, a jewellery box and many more as a part of their 'Best Out of Waste' activity.
They did these activities as a part of their lesson 'Changes in Our Environment' in which they studied about pollution and how to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste products.
There’s no place like home!!
Dated: 1st September, 2020
“Home Sweet Home”
Children of Grade-1 made beautiful ‘Home Sweet Home’ wall/door hangings with the help of their parents. It was an activity associated with one of their EVS chapters. They used waste material to make these hangings. The lovely masterpieces are the proof of their commendable efforts!! Let’s have a look at them below:
Popular monument of Delhi
Dated: 27th August, 2020
The students of grade 3 were asked to make the pictures of any popular monument of Delhi of their choice on a scrap sheet and write related information about the same. They collected relevant information from google, for example, the name of the monument, when it was built, who made it, why it is popular and its importance. This activity was related to their S.St chapter, Delhi-The Heart of India. All the students enjoyed while doing the activity.
Dated: 27th August, 2020
The students of grade 4 did an activity related to their Science topic, Insectivorous Plants(L-2 Plants Living and Surviving). They were asked to draw the pictures of any insectivorous plant and write related information about the same on a scrap sheet or an A-4 size sheet. They were also asked to do some research regarding the same.
How wars can be prevented
Dated: 25th August, 2020
Dated: 07th August, 2020
The students of grade 5 presented a report about some famous personality of their choice. They researched about their favourite personality' personal and career achievements.This way, they not only learnt about some famous personalities but also got influenced by reading more about their struggle and how they got famous.
Preparing and Storing food
Dated: 06th August, 2020
The students of grade 4 performed an experiment related to the topic, Plants: Preparing and Storing food. They took some boiled water in a vessel(under supervision) and put a fresh leaf in it. After a few minutes, they observed the bubbles coming out of the leaf which was immersed in the water .This concluded that the leaves have stomata and the exchange of gases(carbon dioxide and oxygen) takes place through it.
Online Science Lab
Dated: 06th August, 2020
The students of grade 3 visited the Science Lab online. They were shown the videos of different organ systems like brain, skeletal system, digestive system,nervous system and circulatory system along with the clippings recorded from our school's Science Lab. They were explained the chapter of Science, Our body: A Living Machine well with the help of these videos.
Dated: 06th August, 2020
The students of grade 3 learnt how to check the pulse rate at home. They were asked to check their pulse rate for 1 minute when they were sitting idle.After sometime,they were asked to jump rigorously for 5 mins and again check their pulse rate for 1 min. They recorded and noticed the difference between the two.The children observed that when we do physical exercises our pulse rate increases.The activity taught to them was related to their Science chapter, Our body:A Living Machine.
Food and Digestion
Dated: 05th August, 2020
The students of grade 4 did an activity related to their Science chapter, Food and Digestion. The students were asked to choose any one eatable and tell whether it was rich in carbohydrates,
proteins,fats,vitamins or minerals and also their importance in our body. All the children actively participated and enjoyed the activity. In this way,they understood the concept of nutrients well.
Sunlight is important for plants
Dated: 05th August, 2020
The students of grade 4 performed an activity at home which was explained to
them during the online teaching. The activity was based on the chapter, Plants:Preparing and Storing Food. Each student was asked to keep 1 potted plant in sunlight and the other in the absence of sunlight for two to three days and observe the difference. They found that the
plant kept under the sunlight was fresh and the one kept in the absence of sunlight started withering .Through this experiment, they learnt that Sunlight is important for plants and it is the main component required for photosynthesis,by the process of which plants make their own food.
It’s World Emoji Day!!
Dated: 19th July, 2020
India & it’s culture
Dated: 19th July, 2020
My Baby Brother's Birthday
Dated: 13th July, 2020
As a part of creative writing, an interesting activity related to the birthday was done in grade 5. The students did a poem 'My Baby Brother's Birthday', so thereafter completing the poem, they made a scrapbook with the title 'My Lockdown Birthday' and made a list of the members who would be there with them on their birthday, they also mentioned the list of healthy food items they would like to offer them as a treat on their special day. After this, they wrote the importance of healthy eating especially in these days, as we need to build up a strong immunity to fight against coronavirus during this pandemic.
I Cook & Eat Healthy Food
Dated: 30th June, 2020
Soil Erosion and Conservation
Dated: 17th June, 2020
Dated: 15th June, 2020
Dated: 11th June, 2020
Make Hay While the Sun Shines
Dated: 8 June, 2020
The students of Grade 5 made the picture of 'Sun' to know about the Hindu temple( which has no idol inside) dedicated to the 'Sun God' based on their chapter 'Konark ki Atmakatha'
Awareness about pollution
Dated: 1st February, 2020
Students of grade 2 made small bags made of paper to spread the message of"Go Green",i.e to use bags made of paper instead of plastic.This activity was done related to their lesson "Pollution' in E.V.S.They also saw video in CMP room to know the harmful effects of noise pollution for the environment.They also heard the koel sound to know the harmful effects of noise on an individual.
Real life Learning of Measurement - Grade 2
Dated: 31 January, 2020
Students of Grade 2 did an activity in Maths related to the topic-Measurement. They were given different types of packets,like of biscuits, cakes, wafers, fevicol, mineral bottle, marker's ink and asked to list them according to the units of measure written on those packets. The students were able to find out the standard units of measure printed on those packets and listed them accordingly in the column of length,capacity or mass(weight).
Grade 4- Posters on environmental issues
Dated: 31 January, 2020
Energy conservation is an effort made to reduce the consumption of energy by using less of an energy service. This can be achieved either by using energy more efficiently or by reducing the amount of service used. To spread this message, the students of grade 4 A & B created posters on the topics, 'Save Electricity', 'Save Petrol' and 'Save Cooking Gas'.
Fun with Google
Dated: 22 January, 2020
The students of grade 4 had an interesting activity to google
search about the top 10 currencies of the world. In this way, they
gained extra knowledge since they were only aware of dollar and rupee.
Also, they learnt to value the importance of money.
Movie Time - Grade 4
Dated: 21 January, 2020
The students of grade 4 A & B viewed the first Indian silent movie, 'Raja Harishchandra'as a part of their I.T activity. They were able to understand how films act as a source of entertainment along with the social message they spread. In this way,they explored the totally different genre of cinema when no colored movies were made.
Dated: 16 January, 2020
In maths, Chapter- fractions was taught to children of Grade 1 by using biscuits and origami sheets in different fractions to make them understand the concept of whole, half and quarter.
Dated: 16 January, 2020
In EVS, children of Grade 1 made small windmills using waste paper to make them understand how moving air helps different things to move. They had fun while learning the chapter air.
How clouds are formed & different types of clouds
Dated: 14 January, 2020
To enhance more knowledge, students of Grade 2 used their IT corner
and saw a very interesting video related to the English poem-"The
shape of things" . The video showed that "How clouds are formed?".It
also showed that their are different types and names of clouds. The
students learnt that the shape of the clouds tells us about the
weather of the day.
Reading the expiry date by students of Grade 4
Dated: 24 December,2019
Reading the expiry date and the manufacturing dates on medicines and other edible food items was taught to the students of grade 4A and B. Along with this they were also made clear what the green, red and brown dots in a square signify on the food items. Students were explained that green signifies hundred percent vegetarian, red depicts the non vegetarian and brown tells that it contains egg only. Students themselves read the dates and checked the food items such as coke, vinegar and baking soda for veg or non veg. To enhance their knowledge they were also given a briefing on how to dispose of the expired medicines.
Pot making activity
Dated : 16 December, 2019
Students of grade 3 learned about precious soil and the various types of soil. To enlighten the young brains, a pottery activity was done by the students. They learnt to make pots on potter wheel. Pottery objects are made from clayey soil.They are then fired in a special oven called a kiln. Firing makes the clay hard. Understanding the chapters this way makes learning fun.
Dated : 2 December, 2019
The students visited the CMP room and watched a documentary on 'Mission Mangal', which was telecasted on National Geographic channel. Through this, they got to know about, 'How the satellite was launched what all problems they encountered and how India was able to launch the satellite successfully'.
Life skill and Attributes
Life skill - Putting batteries in a remote
Dated : 1st february, 2020
As our school believes in the overall development of a child, so we
teach them how to take actions in situations where parents or teachers
may not be around. In life skills, we taught them how to put batteries
in a remote. They learnt how to check +ve and -ve ends and placed the
batteries accordingly. Learning such life skills make them more
independent and confident.
Life skill - Gas leakage
Dated : 27th January, 2020
The students of grade 4 learnt about some important points to keep safety in the kitchen. They were told about the safety measures to be taken while suspecting gas leakage. They were instructed to evacuate the premises,leave the doors and windows open and call for help in case they face any problem related to gas leakage. Also, it was recommended to use a LPG hose instead of a normal hose because of safety purpose.And to conclude this, they were advised to work in the kitchen in the presence of any adult. Lastly, there was a discussion session where students came up with their queries. Overall it was a good life skill lesson.
Life skill - learning how to use dictionary
Dated : 14th January, 2020
Apart from academics,students also learn different life skills in our school. Students of grade 2 learnt to find meaning of the different words from the dictionary in their reading corner during their life skill period. They found out difficult words from their Pearls book. They enjoyed while learning a new skill.
Life skill - learing how to make bed
Dated : 13 December, 2019
The life skills help you to be organised and happier. Life is made of small steps that build upon each other and when you start the day right, you set the tone for a good day. Students of Grade 3 learnt making of bed during their life skills period. By making your bed you quickly make the space more organised . The students felt an immediate sense of accomplishment.
Dated : 5 November, 2019
Students of Grade 2 were taught how to wash their hands properly after every use. The teacher showed them the correct way to wash hands and also the need to wash hands before and after every meal. They were also taught to save water while washing hands.
Washing a handkerchief
Dated : 3 September, 2019
The students of grade 4 A and B did a life skill activity of washing a handkerchief and a pair of socks using soap and water. Each child carried his/her own handkerchief and a pair of socks. A demonstration was given to the students and by following the instructions, they themselves washed their socks and handkerchiefs and left them in the garden for air drying. The children had a lot of fun in doing the activity.
Washing a shirt
Dated : 26 August, 2019
Confidence is knowing what you are good at.Once you are confident, you look good, you feel good. The students of grade 5 performed a life skill activity, ‘Washing a Shirt’ on 20th Aug,2019. Fine-motor development and water play cometogether in this activity. The students of grade 5 had a great time washing their shirts, squeezing the water out and hanging them up to dry.The students were excited and enjoyed practicing the real-life task. The purpose behind the activity was to help the children become more independent in the taking care of their environment.
Dated : 16 August, 2019
Students of Grade 1A & 1B learning an important life skill of knowing how to fold their clothes neatly.
Date - 3 August, 2019
The students of Grade 2 A and B practiced cycling without support as a part of their life skills.All the students enjoyed doing the same under the guidance of their P.E teacher and the class teachers.
Notebook and Book covering
Notebook and book covering is a very important skill that a school student must know. It can help him in being independent and responsible, as he learns to take care of the books and notebooks and keep them neat and clean. So, the students of Grade 3 were taught how to cover the same with the help of a newspaper. The students learnt the skill with a lot of excitement; they covered their school diary and their busy bee notebook with the newspaper. This activity created a sense of responsibility among them.
Nail clipping being a very important life skill was taken up in Grade 3, as this age being apt to learn this skill. It was made more interesting by asking the students to wash their hands before clipping the nails off,thereafter explaining them that the nails become soft after washing hands, hence it becomes easy to cut them. Also it is generally recommended to trim the nails after taking a shower because at that time the nails become extremely soft. The students enjoyed the activity and they learnt the skill along the way.
Skill development activity (Washing clothes) is successfully completed for grade 4th on 18th May,(Friday). All students participated very actively and shown interest in this, activity performed using washing surf and Handkerchief. It's guided how to dry & fold clothes along with guidance on hygiene part for our body health.
Special assembly on Hindi Diwas
ATS Valley School, Dera Bassi conducted a special assembly on the occasion of Hindi Diwas. Students participated in the cultural programme which included recitation of poetry, Hindi speech, Dohas, Oath, Thought of the day and a Skit in Hindi.
Masti ki Paathshala
Students of grade 2 performed Masti ki Pathshala with great enthusiasm. They were very excited and worked very hard with their efforts. The topic was – we need shelter.