Vidhya Niketan School
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Vidhya Niketan Kindergarten education aims to promote a love for learning.

The first step towards academics is molded by firm yet gentle hands at the Vidhya Niketan Kindergarten, where the art of taking care is a joyous celebration. Kindergarten education aims to promote a love for learning and to prepare children for the journey of life-long learning. Our Kindergarten is a learning environment in which all children have the opportunity to reach their individual potential for living a contributing and fulfilling life.

We want our children in the kindergarten years to enjoy observing, exploring and discovering the world. To develop a thinking nation and life-long learners, we need to nurture children from the start, to learn to think and to think to learn.

Kindergarten is an integral part of each child's schooling. It should therefore have a position of significance and a focused study.

We focus on

  • Researched and graded content
  • Interactive and visual study technology
  • Worksheet for additional challenge
  • And above all, well experienced faculty

We thus provide the future generation a strong foundation, Socially, Emotionally, Physically, Intellectually and Innovatively.

Step in and frame your future in VNPS

Jolly Phonics

Jolly Phonics is a UK based phonic system teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. Using this phonic approach it teaches children the five key skills for reading & writing. Our teachers have been intensively & continuously trained in Jolly Phonics and our children are adept to read & write fluently by the end of UKG.

Social Development

Kindergarten children are becoming more socially oriented and are making friends with children of their own age, although these friendships may change frequently. They are learning to share, cooperate and play in groups.

Physical Development

Children of this age are full of energy. They tire easily, but recover quickly. Sitting still for long periods of time is difficult, so they need a balance of active and quiet times.

Intellectual Development

Kindergarten children are gaining knowledge of objects, relationships and events in their immediate experience by doing, observing, imitating and exploring.

Creative Development

Kindergarten children want to express their personal ideas and feelings, and they need people to listen and respond to them. They explore, experiment and create, using a variety of materials. Their work becomes more detailed, and they talk about what they have created. They often take part-spontaneously and imaginatively-in music, dancing and movement. In dramatic play, young children experiment with different roles and discover new solutions to problems. The process of creating is often more important to them than the end product.

Emotional Development

Emotional development includes experiencing and expressing feelings, and developing independence, decision-making skills and initiative. Kindergarten children display their emotions easily, intensely and visibly. They are developing the ability to understand and differentiate between their own emotions and those of others.

VN Kindergarten Program

The VN Kindergarten Program Statement describes clear expectations in seven learning areas:

  • Early Literacy
  • Early Numeracy
  • Citizenship, Identity and Individuality
  • Environment and Community Awareness
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Physical Skills and Well-being
  • Creative Expression.

Each Kindergarten program features a variety of spaces for independent and small or large group activities. As most children need to be active, there will be a variety of work spaces.

The Kindergarten classrooms are equipped with learning spaces of many types, to accomodate:

Art - with painting and drawing materials for children to explore and express their feelings.

Construction - with blocks, manipulative toys and woodworking tools for children to design, create and build.

Cooking - with snacks and special foods during festivals for children to prepare and share.

Dramatic Play - with props for a house or store, puppets and dress-up clothes for children to enjoy imaginative play.

Games - with puzzles and table games for children to share, think and problem solve.

Library and Audio Visual White Boards - with a variety of books and audio visuals integrated with the thematic curriculum.

Numeracy - with manipulative materials and tasks for children to sort, count, classify, measure and learn number sense.

Sand and Water - with cups, spoons and funnels for children to measure and solve problems.

Science and Exploration - with seeds, sand, nature walks, thematic based to explore, observe and investigate.

Large Motor Skills - indoor and outdoor play area to develop physical skills.

The Kindergarten classroom is an ever-changing and dynamic learning environment. Children gather together as a whole class to listen to stories, sing songs or share and discuss ideas during circle time.

Assessment is a natural, ongoing and important part of daily learning. By questioning and talking to children, listening to the language they use and observing their behaviour, adults gain information about children's levels of skill and understanding.

Throughout the Kindergarten year, the teacher will observe and record children's learning and progress in relation to the expectations for the seven learning areas included in the Kindergarten Program Statement

The teacher keeps notes and uses checklists to record observations. The teacher looks not only at the children's work but also at the skills and strategies that children use. By observing children many times in different situations the teacher is better able to build a more complete assessment of their learning.

Portfolios of children's work selected by children and the teacher may be compiled over the year. A portfolio, containing such items as artwork, journals, samples of work, or photographs, provides a meaningful picture of the child's progress throughout the year. Children demonstrate their learning in appropriate and practical ways in an encouraging and supportive environment. They show their disposition for learning through their curiosity and persistence in learning activities, their ability to adapt to new situations, and their contribution to group activities.

"It takes a village to raise a child" - African proverb