At Mindseed schools, we care deeply for the life long success of each of our children.
We believe that there is a genius waiting to be unlocked in every child. As such, we endeavor to deliver an education that is fun-filled, immersive, skill based and personalized. We are obsessed about delivering such an education, so that our kids learn 3 times faster and have great foundational skills in order to attain life long success.
The ‘guiding star’ in our journey towards delivering an exceptional education is ‘data’! We look unflinchingly at data and map our future course of action.
Hence we looked at the learning outcomes as prescribed by NCERT for English language learning for primary school children and mapped it with the learning levels in our curriculum. We then mapped the progress of our children against the prescribed learning objectives of NCERT at the end of class 2 or 3.
NCERT’s learning objectives for English are as follows:
At the end of class III, learners will be able to do the following:
- Talk about themselves, members of the family and the people in their surroundings.
- Follow simple instructions, requests and questions, and use formulaic expressions appropriately.
- Enjoy doing activities (including singing a rhyme or identifying a person, object or thing) in English.
- Recognize whole words or chunks of language.
- Recognize small and capital forms of English alphabet both in context and in isolation.
- Read simple words/short sentences with the help of pictures and understand them.
- Write simple words/phrases/short sentences. (Source: http://www.ncert.nic.in/departments/nie/dee/publication/pdf/LI_Final_Copy_Revised_29.12.14.pdf )
Given below is the progress of our students in the year 2016 – 17.It gives us immense pleasure to note that our kids are already either half way up or at the pinnacle of the learning ladder as prescribed by NCERT in most of the categories, by age 6!
|Descriptions of the levels||Percentage of achievement|
|Play group (Age 1.5 – 2.5)||Nursery (Age 2.5 – 3.5)||Lower KG (3.5- 4.5)||Upper KG (4.5 – 6)|
|The child can retell a story in bits and parts with prompting by the teacher, repeating few English words or phrases||6.25%||28.28%||52.73%||62.12%|
|The child follows one step instructions even when they are purely verbal)||50.59%||68.18%||90.63%||93.18%|
|The child can sing parts of songs and short rhymes without any prompts from the teacher||21.52%||47.72%||84.37%||90.15%|
|The child is able to read around 30 words The child is able to read around 70 words The child is able to read around 90 words.
The child is able to pick up any whole words introduced as part of any reader.
|9.61% 0.76% 0.76%
|46.54% 8.95% 6.65%
|78.07% 34.61% 8.46%
|86.49% 62.83% 56.08%
|The child can identify the letters of the alphabet.||12.22%||77.81%||80%||99.39%|
|The child can read a book with simple sentences that have a lot of repetition and simple CVC words and a few basic sight words (Ex – Nan and Pap/A Nap and a Map) – a book having around 25 words.
Child can read simple stories that have some repetitions, words from different word families and some high frequency words (Ex -A Fat Hat/Nat’s Cat.)- a book having more than 100 words.
|Child begins to write invented words which are recognizable and are spelt according to how they sound, mostly using vowels and consonants||0.63%||2.42%||15.81%||60.26%|
Apart from this, we also looked at the data derived from our own evaluations and here are our findings:
- Over 98% of our Playgroup kids show some sign of independence – including eating independently and getting ready independently
- Over 95% of our Playgroup kids can read their own name
- Over 75% of Nursery kids develop a reading vocabulary of more than 50 words
- Over 85% of Nursery kids can write a sentence to express themselves
- Over 60% of KG kids can write their own recipe!
- Over 85% of KG kids can read a simple book