Upper Primary Curriculum

The school emphasizes on activity based instruction. “Students learn by doing”- active participation of students in learning process is encouraged, thereby enabling students to take up the major responsibility of learning. This promotes self -learning and helps students become self-reliant.
The school uses instructional media, which creates readiness in students, providing clarity, precision and accuracy in processing information. In order to create visual images which help in retention of learnt concepts, project work , models, assignments, newspaper cuttings, etc are effectively used.

Subjects taught

Language Pattern
I language- English (Compulsory) – for all classes
III language is introduced in class V and is studied upto class VIII
Classes IV II Language- Hindi/Kannada/Sanskrit
Class V, VI, VII II Language- Hindi/Sanskrit/Kannada/French
III Language- Hindi/Sanskrit/Kannada/French
Classes  VIII II Language- Hindi /Sanskrit/Kannada
III Language- Hindi/Sanskrit/Kannada/French
Classes Subjects
IV I Language, II Language,  Mathematics, General Science, Social Science, Computer Education.
V I Language, II Language, III Language, Mathematics, General Science, Social Science, Computer Education.
VI,VII,VIII I Language(Paper I & II), II Language, III Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History & Civics, Geography, Computer Education.

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 Assessment

The progress of every student is checked by means of regular tests, exams and project work.
Examinations are conducted from class IV onwards.

Three tests and two exams are conducted during the academic year. Promotion to the next class is based on continuous assessment of their performance in all the tests and exams conducted during the year.
The weightage is as follows:
10% from each of the three unit tests
20% from the First term Exam
50% from Annual Exam

Promotion will be done on the basis of cumulative achievement level of the students as indicated above. A 45% score (aggregate) would entitle a student for promotion. As a school policy, a paper minimum of 35% in every subject in the annual examination is compulsory for promotion.

Toppers are awarded Merit cards and medals/badges for every test and exam.

Internal Assessment

Students need to be judged by what they can do, not by what they cannot do.
Hence, ICSE has introduced Internal Assessment in the form of Project work, as an integral part of the curriculum. Project work is given 20% weightage. The evaluation is based on multiple criteria – aimed at assessing not only a student’s writing ability, but also other abilities like understanding, imagination, creativity, presentation skills, speaking skills, inter-personal and intra-personal skills.
Project work includes a range of methods like report writing, discussions, debates, role play, interviews, case studies, analysis, demonstrations, assignments, etc.

Project Topics will be announced in advance. Students have to collect information/pictures/materials relevant to the topic. This should be compiled and submitted on the scheduled day in the class, under the guidance and supervision of the concerned teacher.

The continuous evolution of innovative measures is helping in making the teaching- learning process and evaluation more meaningful and comprehensive.
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Enrichment Activities

Art

Art is a gift which comes from nature and gives the human beings self satisfaction, confidence and motivation. The field of Art is too vast. The visual art plays significant role where children learn new skills and express their feelings through various Medias of art.

To inculcate appreciation for arts in children, Art and Craft has been made compulsory subject where children are free to express their own ideas using various materials. This helps them to improve in concentration, memory skill and neatness.

Drawing, painting, collage making, pottery will not only improve their skill of art but also give them the opportunity to interact with nature and the cultural heritage.

As a part of co-curricular activities various competitions like collage, hand painting, puppet making, mask making, poster making etc., are conducted and are judged. Children of classes VIII & IX design the cover page of notebooks and school magazine.

During hobby classes the students interested in Art & Craft are made to work with different materials and the finished works are displayed for an exhibition at the end of the academic year.


Hobby classes

To bring about an all round development in a child, activities involving development in emotional and mental capabilities are very essential. We have a number of hobby clubs to enhance these quotients in the mental makeup of children. Professionals holding high level skills are conducting hobby classes for our children in various areas chosen by them at the beginning of every academic year.

 

The culmination of the learning process is showcased at the end of the academic year when every resource person organizes a final display.


Life Skills

An educational degree alone cannot guarantee success for an individual in life. In addition to it what is required is a personality that will enable an individual to handle various situations in life. The program on life skills being conducted in Sri Kumaran Children’s Home is a definite step in this direction. We have a very focused life skill program called EQUBE for classes IV onwards and we partner with Arpitha Associates for the curriculum and its transaction.

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