Primary Curriculum (Grades I-V)
After careful planning and thorough research, our school has designed its annual curriculum to be a road map of the learning and teaching process that will take place in an entire academic session.
Education in Shalom Hills is a joyful journey into the world of learning. Our school curriculum has been mapped out according to sound pedagogy and latest methodology with the purpose of facilitating acquisition not only of knowledge in core subjects, the 4Cs (creative, communicative, critical and collaborative skills) but also to encourage the development of sound values and positive attitudes as well.
With this objective, the primary curriculum incorporates a new dimension of Integrated and Thematic learning. Thematic curriculum is a way of teaching and learning, where by many areas of curriculum are connected together and integrated as a theme
The Primary school curriculum majorly highlights the -
3 E's- Explore, Express, Enjoy
Keeping this in view, the curriculum has been devised on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. This theory encompasses nine different aspects of intelligence-
- Linguistic Intelligence
- Logical Intelligence
- Musical Intelligence
- Spatial Intelligence
- Kinaesthetic Intelligence
- Interpersonal Intelligence
- Intrapersonal Intelligence
- Naturalist Intelligence
- Existential Intelligence
All students learn each day's lesson in different ways. They build models, make collaborative decisions, solve deductive reasoning problems, read, write, dance, create songs and illustrate all in one school day.
- In the Personal Work Centre (Intrapersonal Intelligence), students explore the present area of study through research, reflection, or individual projects.
- In the Working Together Centre (Interpersonal Intelligence), they develop cooperative learning skills as they solve problems, answer questions, create learning games, brainstorm ideas and discuss topic collaboratively.
- In the Math & Science Centre (Logical Intelligence), they work with math games, manipulative, mathematical concepts, science experiments, deductive reasoning, and problem solving.
- In the Art Centre (Spatial Intelligence), they explore a subject area using diverse art media and pictures.
- In the Building Centre (Kinaesthetic Intelligence), they build models; dramatize events all in ways that relate to the content of the subject matter.
- In the Reading Centre (Linguistic Intelligence), students read, write, and learn in many traditional modes. They analyze and organize information in written form.
- In the Music Centre (Musical Intelligence), students compose and sing songs about the subject matter and learn in rhythmical ways.