Nursery, Prep 1 and Prep 2 is based on the universally established areas of learning and development and essentially emphasises on the self help skills and abilities that are prerequisites for every child this age. Eating Independence, Toilet Hygiene, Grooming abilities. These skills are prerequisites for confidence and progress of the child and reflect in their learning in other areas of life too.
Universally established areas of Education, learning and development are:
Preparatory school 1 and 2 focuses on providing continuity from nursery school and provides for a vast outdoor play deck that is designed to conduct educational activities in the shaded sun. Plank Play, Cycling, Play House, Trippy Tyres, Sand Play, Cycling, Traffic Displays and more are designated play stations for the little children
Progression in learning for students as they transition from child-initiated play in EYFS to more structured learning experience in Preparatory class 2 . As well as equipping students with the essential skills for learning, education is about students experiencing the joy of discovery, problem solving and creative thinking to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally.
The curriculum is designed to build on student skills and knowledge, and develop their interests to explore and learn confidently and collaboratively. It promotes an inquiring mind with the capacity to think rationally through the essential learning skills of English, maths, PHE (Physical Health Education) and science along with computing, drama, music, dance and physical education too. German and French are introduced in EYFS and taught formally from Preparatory 2.
Assessment of learning is an ongoing process of evaluating at BIS and recording, tracking and reporting their progress to inform planning and differentiation on a daily and unit basis. Learning expectations and progress are communicated to students through teacher feedback, we celebrate their learning, and provide them with multiple opportunities to self-reflect and assess. Newsletters, parent-facilitator – student conferences, notes in the school diary and school reports are used for communication between Teachers, students and Parents..
Our School Partners with parents to create a powerful environment of security and learning for our students and we welcome and appreciate parental involvement with the student’s learning and school life.
BLISS International School, Pune is a candidate school* for International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB International School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.
**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.