MBGS provides students opportunities to develop and evaluate their problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and creativity – competencies that have been identified by the World Economic Forum as most useful for the coming years. Our school adheres strongly to the philosophies of Multiple Intelligence which we call” My way” Learning, and we follow world-renowned curricula that suit students with various future academic plans.
Our kindergarten aims to nurture each child’s potential, through love, care, and encouragement. The early years have a crucial influence on later development and learning. Early childhood foundation makes a great difference to the future achievement of children. Whether our children become self-motivated learners and face the world with confidence, depends to a great extent on the stimulation, guidance, and nurturing they receive early in life.
Each theme is taught through Multiple Intelligence embedded with art Integrated learning. Within these themes, children learn all the major subject areas like Numeracy Skill, Language Skills, Theme & Conceptual Skill, Art and Craft, Speech & Drama, and Second Language (Hindi) in Kindergarten classes. Our kindergarten education aims to promote a love for learning. Children are encouraged to become independent learners with a whole range of skills to ensure that a firm foundation is built for the next stage of learning.
Extracurricular activities include Physical Education (PE), Practical Life Exercises, Music & Movement, and Life skills
The Physical Education teacher plans exercises and different interesting indoor and outdoor games, which help in developing their gross and fine motor skills.
Enrichment classes further reinforce concepts taught in class through various hands-on activities. Music & Movement lessons help to develop a sense of rhythm and love for these arts.
The child’s innate curiosity is ignited in his/her early years and he/she develops a love for learning which gives him a great head start in our kindergarten.
Our Activities are designed for Early Childhood Learning and Development:
The different activities in the curriculum are based on research and respond to new requirements and the developmental domains for the children
- Language Development
- Cognitive Development
- Creative Development
- Physical Development
- Personal emotional and social Development
Years spent in primary school have been recognized as the most crucial phase in the development of a child. Long-term academic success and achievement result from factors in the primary setting. We at Mount Banyan Global School, therefore strive to ensure an environment that lends itself to student achievement providing optimal conditions for student development.
The curriculum for Classes is based on the CBSE guidelines, which allows enough room to address individual needs and to create a learner-centered classroom – one of the strengths of the CBSE curriculum – while introducing skills, concepts, and information that will lay a strong foundation for the secondary level.
Some of the Unique features of our curriculum are Art & Craft, Music & Dance, Choice of second languages (Hindi / Telugu / French), Robotics and Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA)
The academic year is divided into two semesters with exams at the end of each. Teachers can, however, monitor a student’s development throughout the academic year by assessing projects, worksheets, and various classwork and homework assignments. This emphasis on internal assessment continues in the secondary stage.
At the primary level, there is a notable increase in the demand for higher levels of verbal reasoning and written communication skills, so we provide English Readiness Program where care is taken to ensure that students recognize speaking, listening, reading, and writing as active, constructive processes. They are encouraged to summarize ideas and state their own views. They also learn to consciously attend to the rules of the written language to ensure that sentences are complete, interesting, and connected to each other.
Literature is taught with the aid of a prescribed book and a reader. The text is examined with care and precision and students develop the ability to comprehend semantic and syntactic cues, in other words, they are able to attach meaning to words and identify the structures and basic language patterns used in English.
The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of learners who have had different levels of contact with and proficiency in English. Classrooms are, therefore ‘hospitable’ to children from a diversity of language backgrounds. English is used and taught across the curriculum and all students soon acquire the necessary level of proficiency.
The mathematics curriculum aims to establish a strong foundation of mathematics in the primary grades. There is an emphasis on practice to reinforce knowledge of math facts, which are the building blocks for solving more complicated problems. Lessons are based on concrete facts and examples with an increased emphasis on conceptual understanding to enable students to gradually progress from concrete facts to the underlying abstract ideas, or the ‘logic stage’ to support the larger mathematical curriculum goals.
Primary Science classes too aim to strike a balance between teaching factual knowledge and developing the spirit of scientific inquiry. Science lessons are planned to stimulate the pupils’ curiosity in the world around them, building on existing knowledge, interests, and ideas, and linked to everyday contexts.
Science and Social Studies has an integrated area of inquiry. Lessons help students to develop their personal, familial, ethnic, and cultural identities as they learn about people in relation to their past, their environment, and their society. Learners are prepared for the in-depth topics from class 6 onwards.
At MBGS. we believe in total education and appreciate that much of tertiary learning takes place outside the traditional classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of athletic and cultural activities. They attend classes on Robotics, Music, Dance, Physical Education, Art & Design, to not only acquire specific skills but also develop their latent potentials and extend their breadth of interest.
Every student is also assigned to be a member of a House and can participate in extracurricular activities with the three Houses as basic units in competitive activities. This gives them an opportunity to interact with different age groups and also helps to develop their organizational and leadership qualities. Participation in the ECAs helps to instill discipline and nurtures a cooperative attitude, sensitivity to others, and the ability to work in a team for achieving common goals.
The Primary curriculum is designed to enable learners to develop their 21st Skills -problem-solving, cognitive, communicative, critical thinking, and creative skills which are to step over the threshold of Higher school with confidence and eagerness.
The curriculum equips learners to confidently face this challenging World – to think, to dream, and to be prepared for the years ahead.