DAFFODILS HIGH PUBLIC SCHOOL (Affiliated To ICSE - MA228)

Our Curriculum (Upper Primary & Secondary)

In our curriculum structure, the content and the learning experiences are organized and integrated in a holistic way.

We ensure that the child learns through experiential learning, analyzing, reflecting, conceptualizing and applying the knowledge for deeper insight and long lasting learning.

Our school lays a lot of emphasis on the Language Development and promotes academic and social activities to enthuse critical and creative thinking and writing, events that encourages collaboration and coordination with peers throughout there learning years in school.

SUBJECTS TO BE STUDIED AT UPPER PRIMARY LEVEL
GRADES VI AND VIII
ENGLISH
II LANGUAGE ( HINDI OR MARATHI )
III LANGUAGE( HINDI OR MARATHI )
HISTORY / CIVICS
GEOGRAPHY
MATHEMATICS
SUBJECTS TO BE STUDIED AT UPPER PRIMARY LEVEL
GRADES VI AND VIII
PHYSICS
CHEMISTRY
BIOLOGY
COMPUTER STUDIES
VALUE EDUCATION
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
CO- CURRICULAR SUBJECTS
GRADES VI TO VIII
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
MUSIC
DANCE
DRAMA
ART
CRAFT
SUPW
EXTRA CURRICULAR SUBJECTS
GRADES VI TO VIII
BADMINTON
TABLE TENNIS
ATHLETICS
KHO KHO
HAND BALL
THROW BALL
 

SCOPE OF SUBJECTS AT UPPER PRIMARY LEVEL

LANGUAGES (ENGLISH / HINDI / MARATHI) :

Students need to develop extensive reading and comprehension of different types of texts. They should be able to think critically, analyse the text and should be able to express themselves effectively (oral and written).

Our curriculum aims at language development in order to enable students develop vocabulary relevant to their subjects, interpret assignment questions, respond with a well-structured and coherently presented assignments.

We ensure that our students are able to appreciate both fiction and non fiction texts, poetry as well as plays. They are introduced to various narrative styles by giving them various texts to enable them to understand and appreciate the beauty of any literature.

Every student is required to read minimum of 4 story books appropriate to their age in a year and present book review of the same.

We conduct elocution, debate, group discussion that may include topics based on science, history, civics or geography


MATHEMATICS

From Grades VI onwards there is a transition of Mathematics from

  • Concrete and Semi abstract to Abstract .
  • Simple to Complex
  • Individual concept to multiple concept.
Mathematics branches out into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Coordinate Geometry.

In the Upper Primary Level the child tries a series of trial and error method to solve given problems thereby he learns to apply it into other situations and problems.


SCIENCE (PHYSICS/CHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY) :

Our curriculum aims at developing the six domains of Science: Concepts, Processes, Applications, Attitudes, Creativity and Worldview (Nature of Science).

Science branches out into its three streams i.e Physics, Chemistry and Biology from the Upper Primary level

PHYSICS : It is the study of matter, energy and its interactions. It attempts to explain how nature works using the language of mathematics. Physics generates fundamental knowledge which is needed for the future technological advancements.

CHEMISTRY : Chemistry applies to various aspects of day to day life. Numbers of activities/experiments are done to show different chemical changes. By performing various experiments students develop scientific skills such as, observation, measurement, analysis, interpretation, drawing conclusions, etc.

BIOLOGY : It is perhaps the most fascinating of all the sciences, as it is the science of life, and is aptly called life science.Students learn about the two branches of Biology , Botany and Zoology in integration with each other.

Through our curriculum we try to enable students to learn to appreciate the diversity of life on earth, understand the flow of energy and matter in biological systems, interpret the process and outcomes of evolution ,appreciate interdependence of living things, learn the mechanisms of genetic inheritance and information flow.

LABORATORIES

Experimentation is an integral part of all the three branches of science. The well equipped Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories in school aims at enabling students to learn theories in a more elaborative manner with the involvement of its application. The school laboratory familiarizes students with experimental apparatus, students learn to make careful experimental observations and how to think about and draw conclusions from such data. Students verify the core concepts themselves in the lab by doing hands on experiment.


COMPUTER STUDIES :

Computers play a very vital role in our lives. Needless to say they play crucial role in education system too. Computer studies allow students to acquire sound knowledge and skills in using Information and Communications Technology to accomplish, communicate, facilitate activities and perform good research in various subjects.

The curriculum introduces students to various computer languages, Hardware components, advance features of HTML, Scratch programming, usage of variety of visual effects, Algorithms, Program coding ,development of App, ethics and safe measures adopted in computing world to name few.

We want our students to participate in the digital world constructively.


HISTORY :

The scope of History curriculum is developed in a way that students assimilate the causes and effects of series of events that have happened and shaped the world that it is today. Through series of discussion students are able to comprehend the impact these events have had on mankind in its entirety and how it has changed forever the structure of civilizations, demography, idea of religion, geographical and political boundaries, cultures, lifestyles, etc. In a nutshell be aware of interdependence of various regions, local to global.

Through PPT, talks, documentaries, movies, field trips, excursions, role play, etc we try to help students know our past, stay relevant in present in order to shape better future.

CIVICS : We strongly believe that from an early age if we help our students make connections with present day social fabric, economic development, political scenario of our country and how it affects our daily life, then we for sure will be able to build truly learned and responsible citizens.

Our curriculum help students comprehend how government functions and frame policies for the benefit of the citizens. We help students interpret interconnections among policies and systems and how policies affects our present life. To enable them to perceive this, mock parliament sessions and mock court sessions are held.

We also conduct field trips to old age homes and orphanages to help them develop sensitivity towards the less privileged ones. Students are also taken to different places of worship in order to make them be more accepting towards people across gender, caste, religion and nationalities.

Various projects are given to create awareness towards our rights as citizens of the country as well as our duties towards our society.


GEOGRAPHY :

The curriculum of Geography is developed with an objective to make students understand the cause-effect relationships of natural phenomena and sensitise them about the need to conserve the natural resources, appreciate the interdependence of nations of the world and understand how climatic conditions influences man kind.

As part of the curriculum students are taught to record different elements of weather of a particular place, understand the working of natural phenomena like cyclones, pressure belts, winds etc. with the help of Google Earth and satellite imagery. They learn to make individual maps with colours and conventional symbols, find the directions with or without the help of GPS system, study weather stastics with the help of website like IMD.

The interest in the subject is developed by using different resources like multi-media, graphs, flowcharts, maps, working models, games, field visits, experiments, powerpoint presentation, documentaries, newspaper articles, project work, journals, magazines, etc.