Academic Curriculum followed in Sunflower Primary School – Division Of Sunflower Kindergarten

At Sunflower group of School, we believe in integrating the best methods with the traditional Indian Values. Apart from theoretical knowledge imparted through books, the teaching process emphasizes on creative thinking, critical analysis, collaborative Learning and application of knowledge. The objectives of our curriculum have been laid out as per the developmental characteristics of each age group. At Sunflower group of School, every student goes though the following life phases:

Pre primary ⇒ Joy

Play group, Nursery , LKG & UKG.

The child attempts to understand the world around him and develops a strong foundation for formal education.

Primary ⇒ Curiosity

Classes 1, 2, & 3.

The child masters the basics of various subjects and develops understanding of several co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, which fosters holistic personality development.

Middle school ⇒ Inquisition

Classes 4-6.

Middle School curriculum has been designed to prepare the children for more rigorous academic requirement for high school.

We follow CBSE board in Sunflower Group schools in Nilje And Rodpali. We have integrated the best aspects of teaching methods with Indian values. Our deliverables are certified through our excellent teacher student ratio, a balance of scholastic and co-scholastic activities, endeavour to raise well-balanced, ethical individuals. The students of our schools in Nilje And Rodpali are exposed to the best practices of national and international curriculum.

The curriculum is based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory of Dr. Howard Gardner. We cater to students with different dominant intelligence through our multi-sensorial lesson plans. According to Howard Gardner, each individual has a way of learning and engaging with the world, which is unique to him and this he refers to as ‘intelligence’. There are a total of eight intelligences:

  • Verbal-Linguistic (word smart)
  • Logical-Mathematical (logic smart)
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic (body smart)
  • Visual-Spatial (design/picture smart)
  • Musical-Rhythmic (sound smart)
  • Interpersonal (people smart)
  • Intrapersonal (self smart)
  • Naturalist (nature smart)

Our curriculum abounds in experiences that cater to each of the above intelligences. These experiences help the students to learn faster as it teaches them in a way that they learn.

Our ‘Beyond the classroom’ initiative also arranges field trips on a regular basis to planetariums, zoos, factories and other relevant establishments. Students at OIS learn from their surroundings, environment and nature while on excursions to botanical gardens, places of historical and cultural interest and other planned activities.

At Sunflower Group schools, we believe that learning is an interactive process wherein each student has a different disposition towards knowledge and learning. Our student strength is small to allow the teachers to personalize the curriculum to a child to learn the way he or she enjoys. We treat each student as distinct individuals with his/her own uniqueness, strengths, weaknesses and cultural diversity. We believe in creating an interactive and entertaining environment that stimulates the desire to be inquisitive and learn new skills and concepts. We are trusted by parents of multi-cultural Indian society and also diverse international community. We practise student–centred approach enriched with activities that develop imagination, thinking and creativity. Personal care and attention are the key words in our teaching methodology.

The tools and techniques used in Sunflower Group schools have been well researched and smoothens the learning process of students. Efforts are made to avoid putting stress on students rather complex lessons are broken down into simpler forms for better grasping of knowledge. We follow best school teaching practices that certainly develop a positive mindset towards acquiring knowledge. Further, the students have hands on experiences in different labs and activities which enhance their learning. We hold many events where students are encouraged to participate in such events and show-off their skills and knowledge.

Different students have different learning styles and perform differently based on the context of learning. However, continuous monitoring of a child’s behavior can help in assessing and develop traits to facilitate the child learn which is why we follow CCE technique. CCE stands for Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation designed to cover all aspects of a student’s learning and development. Continuous implies regular assessments, frequency of unit testing, analysis of learning gaps, applying corrective measures, retesting and giving feedback to teachers and students for their self-evaluation. Comprehensive on the other hand attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of a student’s growth and development.