WE TEACH NOT FOR SCHOOL, BUT FOR LIFE.
The Pre- Primary Curriculum at Ridge Valley School makes learning flow seamlessly between indoors and outdoors on the interests and enthusiasm of the young students. The curriculum comprises of seven areas of learning and its delivery is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of UK.
Physical Development: It involves providing ample of opportunities to children to be active and to develop their co-ordination, control and movements. Children gradually understand the importance of physical activities, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Communication and Language Development: It involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development: It involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and to develop respect for others; to develop social skills and to learn how to manage their feelings: to understand appropriate behavior in groups, and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Literacy Development: It involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters, and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interests.
Numeracy: It involves providing children with opportunities to develop and to improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and describing shapes, spaces and measures.
Understanding the world: It involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and to find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive arts and design: It enables the children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. It also involves providing opportunities and encouragement for children to share about their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movements, dance, role play and design and technology.
Our Primary Program provides a broad and balanced curriculum to engage students and challenge them academically. Our pedagogy is designed to combine comprehensive, individualistic, hands-on experiences and extensive co-curricular opportunities, preparing them for the challenges of middle and secondary school and beyond. Problem solving, critical thinking and mathematical computation skills are strengthened through a balanced approach. Technology, art education and physical education classes provide opportunities for play, social interaction, and lessons in teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership.
Our middle school curriculum has been structured to meet the varied intellectual and development needs of growing children as they transit from Primary to middle school and prepare for secondary and senior secondary school. It encourages the children to feel, explore, create, think and solve problems.
The school strives to create a defined experience for the children that addresses children’s specific needs. The curriculum content continues to support the liberal art background which is essential part of educational foundation.
Secondary school is an important milestone in a student’s life. It is our aim to provide students with a stimulating and purposeful curriculum, leading to qualifications that are internationally recognized.
The secondary school curriculum acknowledges the fact that subjects like languages, Mathematics, Science and Social studies help the cognitive development of the children.
This curriculum encompasses seven major learning areas. These are integrated with each other in terms of knowledge and skills. Children get opportunities to think laterally and critically, optimize their potential and be receptive to new ideas. The curriculum also ensures that it promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of the children and equips them with life skills.