PRIMARY ENVIRONMENT: (CLASS I – V)
At the primary level the curriculum strengthens the developmental skills which are fortified through the two language pattern of Tamil/Hindi, English, Mathematics, General science, General Knowledge and Computer Education.
Moral values are instilled through value education. The overall development, interests and talents are brought out by an Inter- disciplinary approach and activities of Physical & Health Education, Music, Art & craft and a reading program.
English Language –
English is the language of instruction and all language and literacy development is designed to increase both receptive and expressive language that includes listening, speaking, reading and writing. Literacy is taught using a workshop model and includes opportunities for both whole and small-group instruction as well as one-to-one conferencing.
Second Language –
Amma Nana Academy offers students in grades 1-5 an opportunity to engage in either Hindi or Tamil program.
Students engage in the development of math skills by focusing on the following strands across all grade levels: Numbers and Operations, Pattern and Function, Shape and Space, Data Handling, and Measurement. Math instruction follows an inquiry based and concept driven program.
Social Studies and Sciences –
As part of the Primary Program, the units of inquiry developed in each grade level provide the framework for learning about concepts and events inherent in a sound social studies and science curriculum.
Personal, Social-Emotional & Physical Education –
Developing the whole child is a critical aspect of the learning framework at Amma Nana Academy and we seek to provide opportunities for students to learn life skills beyond academics. Students are exposed to the following concepts designed to further develop their understanding of Self and the world around them: Identify, Active Living, and Interactions.
Visual Arts and Crafts –
Developing the whole child includes leading them to explore creativity, imagination, and presentation. Through our arts classes that are offered, students engage in opportunities to explore a more artistic side of themselves. These areas are also integrated into the grade level units of inquiry in order to better support the development of trans-disciplinary skills and concepts in an authentic manner.
Through our dance and music classes that are offered, students engage in opportunities to explore a more artistic side of themselves. These areas are also integrated into the grade level units of inquiry in order to better support the development of trans-disciplinary skills and concepts in an authentic manner.