COMMON MINIMUM PROGRAMME
The Common Minimum Programme in KV Gangtok (Sikkim) is being followed keeping the norms set up by the KVS in teaching learning process in primary classes. The process of teaching and learning is activity based. It is child centered and child oriented where individual attention is given to each child. Late bloomers are given extra care and individual care is being taken by the concerned teacher(s).
The CMP has given a sense of direction to all the primary teachers as well as the school administration. It is only after the implementation of CMP that the school environment has become more vigorous to learning. The teachers are working hard to create a child friendly environment in the vidyalaya. The children are encouraged in each and every field and are given more exposure to participate in co-curricular activities, cluster level CCA and Sports activities,etc. which in turn build confidence in them. Even late bloomers are given chance to take part in morning assembly programme. The film shows , power point presentations, dramatizations, role plays, etc. are making the teaching learning process very interesting and motivating for the children that they come forward with their own creative ideas. The vidyalaya administration took the initiative of buying CBT and other interesting story books based on values for the primary classes.
It can be said that the implementation of CMP has brought about positive changes in the school atmosphere and the children will reap the fruits for a long time to come to become a resourceful future citizen of this nation.
In a nutshell, all the efforts are being taken by the school administration as well as the enthusiastic team of primary teachers of KV Arakkonam to improve and strengthen the quality of primary education in the primary.
ACTIVITIES UNDER CMP-AT A GLANCE
1. ACTIVITY CUM TEACHING LEARNING RESOURCE ROOM
There is a separate activity room for teaching learning which is being utilized by the teachers for conducting various group activities, dramatization, role play, group projects,etc. The room is fully equipped with resourceful thing that the teachers need for conducting various activities. Maths Kit from Ramanujam institute was procured. The children are encouraged to display their creative work in the activity room as well as in the classroom display board.
2. FILM SHOW CUM PPT PRESENTATION ACTIVITY ROOM
This room is fully equipped with LCD Projector, OHP , Computer , Printer, 29” TV set , DVDs from Children’s Film Society , large number of Educational CDs , ppts prepared by the teachers,etc.
3. TLM GENERATED / PROCURED
A lot of Teaching Learning Material is being procured by the teachers. A sum of 2000 is being spent every month for the same. The teachers and the children’s contribution in utilizing the material for decorating the classroom display boards with creative work is commendable indeed.
4. CLASS LIBRARY
The classroom library cupboard is fully equipped with CBT and other interesting storybooks with colorful pictures. Also each class is maintaining hanging library with monthly children’s magazines like magic pot, tell me why, champak ( ENG/HINDI),etc. The children are showing tremendous interest in reading the books.
5. NEWSLETTER / PALLAV / RAINBOW PATRIKA
With teachers motivation and encouragement, primary children contributed their creative work in the form of articles and poems (bilingual), drawings, jokes,etc. for the newsletter, pallav and rainbow patrika. Some of the children’s work were published in the cluster level as well as regional level patrikas.
Students of class III to V log into the thinkquest and enrich the content area. Some students are doing wonders in the thinkquest pages.
The CCA schedule is prepared and activities are conducted. Also the students take part in various cluster level CCA competitions and brought laurels to the school in group song , quiz, drawing, English debate,etc.
Primary students took active part in school annual sports day by displaying colorful drill. Also they participated in the cluster level sports meet and brought laurels to the Vidyalaya by getting gold, silver and the bronze medals in various events.
9. GRANDPARENTS DAY
The grandparent’s day was celebrated on 20.12.2012. The grandparents turned up in large numbers to attend the function. They were greeted with flowers. They enjoyed the cultural programme presented by the children. A few of them came on the dias to express their feelings and gratitude. The day ended with lots of fun, games and eateries.
10. MORNING ASSEMBLY
Class wise morning assembly is being presented by the students right from class I . Maximum participation from each class is being encouraged.
11. CELEBRATION OF FESTIVALS
The students of primary celebrated regional and other festivals on grand scale like Onam, Diwali,Christmas, Ramzan, Pongal,etc.
12. STAR BADGE
To encourage the students a novel idea of “ Best Turn Out “ Star Badge is introduced by the principal,. .Every fortnight a star badge is awarded to a girl and a boy from each class on the basis of their overall performance including neat uniform.
13. COMMUNITY LUNCH
To develop and promote an attitude of “sharing and caring” community lunch is being organized several times by the class teachers of all the classes.
An excursion to Science city, Gangtok was organized for the students of classes III to V. Classes I and II were taken to Picnic Plaza , post office, bank, shopping complex,etc. The students enjoyed the trip as it was an informative and fun filled one.
15. EFFECTIVE MONITORING
Regular observation of the classroom teaching is being done by the Principal and the feedback and suggestions are given .
16. PTA MEETING
PTI Meetings is being conducted monthly basis for classes I and II and term wise for classes III to V. The answer scripts and the progress card is shown to the parents. Action plan on the basis of the performance of children is used to be prepared under reference to the suggestions of the parent.
17. STUDENTS’ PERSONAL PROFILE
Students’ personal profiles were prepared for all the primary classes and the performance cum activity sheets is kept in the file.
18. HEALTH CHECK UP
Health check up of all the students was carried out for the session 2012 – 13 and follow up was informed to the parents.
19. BAL DIWAS CELEBRATIONS
Bal Diwas was celebrated on 14.11.2012. Fancy Dress and other cultural items were organized .
20. NEWSPAPER READING
Newspaper stand has been kept in primary block. Daily newspapers (bilingual) are being displayed. Students go through the papers and are improving their knowledge as well as reading habit.
21. INFRASTRUCTURE AVAILABLE FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION
· Computer lab with 25 systems
· Activity room
· LCD Projector
· DVD player
· Tape Recorders
· Math kit
· White Board
· 29” TV set with Tata Sky connection
· Separate Assembly ground
· Playground with swings, see- saw, slides,etc.