Computer education is imparted as a compulsory part of the syllabus from Std. I to VIII.PVV has designed Curriculum Guidelines for classes LKG to standard VIII. It attempts to provide teachers with a complete perspective on education right from its vision, aims and objectives, scheme of studies, planning programme, methodology, variety of games and activities and evaluation.The most important feature of curriculum guidelines is that it explains in simple terms the what’s, whys and how’s of developmental areas physical, motor, social, emotional, language, cognitive, creative and expressive arts, health and hygiene, nutrition and value education.It gives insights to the teachers in skills and concepts, which need to be developed in children during the course of curriculum transaction throughout the year. Behavioural objectives of skills and concepts are stated precisely.It further provides a comprehensive range of games and activities to cater to each developmental area in accordance with developmental rate, pace and style of an individual child.Techniques and strategies for lesson planning, dos and don’ts for classroom teaching learningProcesses are explained in a lucid manner.
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is English.
Kannada is taught as a major language.
Hindi/Kannada is taught as a third language.
Text books recommended by PVV are prescribed for classes up to V. For the best CBSE approved books are followed.
For Classes-VI to VIII, PVV has adopted the curriculum given by the NCERT.
Textbooks from Classes-LKG to VIIIThe School has designed textbooks along with practice/work books for all the areas and subjects from Classes-LKG to VIII. Textbooks are interactive and have been designed keeping in mind the principles and maxims of teaching. Each lesson is interspersed with interactive games and activities to make the teaching- learning process interesting and child centered. The development of skills and concepts are interlinked and grow in a graded manner. Notes for teachers regarding how to introduce any concept, reinforce a skill and proceed with the lesson to meet the behavioural objectives of a chapter are also included. Appropriate methodology along with the teaching-learning materials to be used by the teachers and children are mentioned in each chapter.
List of Text Books from Classes-I to VIII for the Academic Session, 2020-21.
Activity-oriented approach, Scope for self-study, Well-illustrated and colourful, Comprehensible language, Stresses on environmental concepts, Stimulates imagination and observation.
Thematic based contents, Interactive in nature, lively illustrations, Provides scope for language development, ample activity worksheets, Develops curiosity.
Profusely illustrated, Develops language skills, Strengthens logical and analytical learning, Self-correcting and application-based activities, Introduction to the physical and social environment, Introduction to general knowledge and computers.
Extension to whatever is already done, thematic approach, Develops concepts in lucid manner, Sharpens reasoning and thinking abilities, Enhances logical thinking, Interestingly presented.
Enhances development of language skills, Introduction to Sanskrit language, Simple to complex flow of contents, Stimulates logical thinking, Application-based exercises, learning by doing.
Based on curriculum given by NCERT, Stresses on language development, Use of three-language formula, Formal teaching of Sanskrit language, Activity-based and recapitulative exercises, develops experimental and analytical skills.
User-friendly approach, Enhances curiosity and prompts fact-finding, Diagrammatic conceptual presentation, Theme-based language concepts, Activity-based approach, Enhances self-learning.
Based on NCERT curriculum, Develops all four skills of language learning, Mind drilling exercises, Stimulates thinking and experimentation, Enhances spirit of enquiry, Prepares the base for the next class.
Evaluation And Reporting Guidelines
PVV has prepared a document titled, ‘Evaluation and Reporting Guidelines’ comprises of Checklists and Cumulative Cards for on-going evaluation of children of Classes-Pre-School to VIII.
We all know that Evaluation is an integral part of teaching-learning process, which helps us to understand whether the learning objectives, laid down have been achieved. The basic objective of on-going evaluation is to compare the past performance of a child with his present so that a future bearing programme is designed accordingly. Keeping this is mind, these Checklists and Cumulative Cards have been designed term-wise. These are also self-explanatory in nature, thus help the practising teachers to have a continuous and comprehensive assessment of the growth and development of the child in various areas of learning.
Curriculum and Evaluation
PRE PRIMARY: There will be no formal exam however the academic session is divided into two evaluations. The child will be evaluated as per Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation guidelines laid down PVV.
CLASS I to V: The academic session is divided into two, four formative assessments and two summative assessments. The child will be evaluated as per Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation guidelines laid down by PVV.
CLASS VI to VIII: The academic session is divided into two, four formative assessments and two summative assessments. The child will be evaluated as per Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation guidelines laid down by PVV. The Assessment will comprise of pen paper tests and internal assessment including various scholastic & co-scholastic areas.