Early Years Programme at TCIS
” Exposure to artists of past and present, visit to galleries and museums are also a vital part of child’s art education.
TCIS Culture of Learning in EYP
Learning Spaces and Learning through Play
The Role of the Facilitators
Curriculum in EYP
Unit of Inquiry
During the year, the children study four Units of Inquiry. These units are transdisciplinary meaning they include different subjects.
The language of instruction is English and comprises of speaking and listening, writing, and reading. The children listen to lots of stories and are encouraged to express themselves in lots of different ways. The syllabus comprises of letters, phonetics, put letters together to make words, sight words and simple sentence construction.
Dance, PE, and Visual Arts
Primary Years Programme at TCIS
“ Children must be taught how to think, not what to think – Margert Mead
- What do we want to learn?
A written curriculum which includes student skills and expectations, learning outcomes and concepts for each subject area.
- How best will we learn?
Teaching and learning strategies that promote inquiry, encourage student agency, support best educational practice and cater to the learning needs of all students ensuring student success.
- How will we know what we have learned?
The use of effective and authentic assessment practices that monitor individual student progress and guide future planning and learning experiences.
At TCIS, the IB PYP :
- Provide a learner-centred framework
- Focus on learners’ academic, social & emotional well-being
- Encourages students to take responsibility for their learning through fostering intrinsic motivation
- Support students imbibe and exhibit dispositions as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish
- Provides students with opportunities to work collaboratively and independently
- Cultivates learning experiences that have relevance across subject areas and that reaches beyond the boundaries of the subject areas to connect to what is real in the world.
TCIS Culture of Learning in PYP
PYP inside and outside the classrooms
In PYP we inquire into six themes
- Who We Are
- Where We Are in Time and Place
- How the World Works
- How We Organise Ourselves
- How We Express Ourselves
- Sharing the Planet
- Language Arts (English)
- Science (Part of Units Of Inquiry)
- Social Studies (Part of Units Of Inquiry)
- PSPE (Personal, Social, Physical Education)
- Arts (Dance, Music, Visual Arts)
At TCIS, we employ a range of assessments to accumulate student’s progress.
- Formative Assessment
- Summative Assessment
- Assessment of the key elements of the PYP
” Enable[s] people to play a part in their self-development, adaption, and self-renewal with changing times” (Bandura in Learner Agency, IB 2018).
- Guide students to craft learning goals
- Involve them in planning learning engagements, assessments or success criteria
- Allow them to make choices
- Voice their opinions and ideas
- Motivate them to take initiative, responsibility & ownership
- Develop approaches to learning & dispositions
IB Middle Years Programme at TCIS
MYP Year 1 – 5 (Grades 6 – 10)
The IB MYP focuses on
- providing students with a real-world learning experience, connecting their studies to the world around them
- providing academic challenges and opportunities to develop the knowledge, attitudes and life skills
- providing students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgments, make wise choices and respect others in the global community
- providing a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers
- addressing holistically students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
- empowering students to inquire into a wide range of issues and develop ideas which are significant at local, national and global levels
- Language and literature – English
- Sciences – Integrated Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
- Language acquisition – Hindi/French/Kannada
- Individuals and societies – History, Geography and Economics
- Arts – Visual Arts and Drama
- Physical and health Education
- Design – Product design and Digital design
Key and related concepts:
Approaches to Learning (ATL Skills):
- Language and literature
- Individuals and societies
- Interdisciplinary learning
- e-Portfolios (coursework) for the below mentioned subject groups
- Language acquisition
- Physical and health education, arts, or design