MONTESSORI TO MATIC & ‘O’ LEVEL “44th YEAR OF ACADEMIC EXECELLENCE”

The educational philosophy of L.F.P.C.S lays emphasis on the training of mind rather than stuffing it with an inert body of facts. The primary program which is based on curriculum of English, Science, Mathematics & Urdu that are stimulating for both students and teacher; It is the School’s task to deliver knowledge and skills to further independent judgment and encourage personal development to ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary schooling, particularly for those who will be progressing to Cambridge qualifications (GCE & O Level) Suggested Schemes of Work helps to plan teaching. The Schemes of Work cover all the learning objectives in the Primary Curriculum Framework, providing a suggested teaching order as well as sample activities.

Each Stage is split into a number of Units, which can be used as a starting point for producing lesson plans.

Activities are suggested to suit local circumstances and resources. LFPS gives a world-class support for teachers through training workshops and professional development.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

English

English has a high priority on our timetable with more time given to it than any other subject. We strive hard to develop excellent literacy skills as they are the key to children succeeding in so many other areas of the curriculum. All children are taught English every day and experience a wealth of speaking and listening activities and opportunities for Speaking, reading and writing to develop their communication skills. While students continue to benefit from concrete experience with concepts in grammar and mechanics, they explore the study of English language as an on-going creative process of research, ideas and imagination.

The English curriculum is organized into five stages (From Level I till Level V) and each stage reflects the teaching targets for a year group in the primary phase. The curriculum frame work is divided into the following strands:

Reading

  • Word study (Phonics, Spelling and Vocabulary)
  • Major genres
  • Reading literature for understanding
  • Newspapers and current events
  • Sayings ,phrases , idioms
  • Read a range of story, plays, story, poems, information books and make simple inference from the words.

Writing

  • Language mechanics
  • Handwriting and fine motor skills
  • Compose and write a sequence of sentences
  • Apply knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation and phonemes in writing independently
  • Use the structure of familiar poems and stories in developing own writing

Speaking and Listening

  • Speaks clearly and confidently by choose words carefully
  • Listen carefully to questions and instructions
  • Articulate clearly so that others can hear.
  • Begin to develop ideas thoughtfully, and convey opinions
  • Reflect a variation in speech

Usage

  • Use effective strategies to tackle unfamiliar words
  • Take account of full range of punctuation in reading aloud
  • Research skills : Explore vocabulary, use of dictionary, investigate spelling patterns
  • Use independent spelling strategies

Math

Standards in mathematics are very good. There is a daily mathematics lesson for all children. Lessons include whole class, group and individual work. Mental math and problem solving are an important part of every lesson. Learning through a clear progression of mental and written methods, children develop understanding and the skills to carry out calculations independently. Traditionally, the study of geometry is undertaken in later years as an abstract series rules, theorems and propositions. Although sophisticated in content, geometry at the primary level continues to be well grounded in concrete experiences with

  • Numbers to 10, 1,00, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 ----------------------------> Volume
  • Whole Numbers ----------------------------------------------------------------------> Angles
  • Number Bonds ------------------------------------------------------------------------> Perpendicular and Parallel Lines
  • Addition ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Area and Perimeter
  • Subtraction -----------------------------------------------------------------------------> Symmetry
  • Addition and Subtraction within100, 1000, 10000, 100000 -----------> Decimal
  • Shapes and Patterns ---------------------------------------------------------------> Squares and Rectangles
  • Length ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Tessellations
  • Mass --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Four Operations
  • Multiplication ---------------------------------------------------------------------------> Ratio
  • Division -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Percentage
  • Fractions ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Average
  • Time ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Triangles
  • Money ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Area of a Triangle
  • Picture Graphs, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs ----------------------------------> 4-sided Figures
  • Lines, Curves and Surfaces manipulative materials. The use of mathematics arose thousands of years ago as a tool to meet a fundamental need for order and as a practical aid in daily life situations. Only later were rules applied. Students use materials to work toward the abstraction of math concepts, naturally formulating rules and formulas themselves.
  • Science

    Standards in science are very high and children develop excellent investigative skills from an early age. Children are encouraged to ask questions and to extend their understanding of scientific concepts. Students learn to think scientifically by investigating, experimenting, gathering data, organizing results and drawing conclusion based on their actions and observations. Follow up question to weekly experiments motivate students to think about new ideas and help them realize connections to others areas of study recall question get them to remember information. Integrated question get them to process information. Open ended question get them to infer, create, solve problems. Thematic question help them realize connections between scientific ideas and processes.

    The Curriculum

    The course aims to meet the needs of teachers and pupils by building on the core scientific themes in carefully graded stages, thereby providing a comprehensive introduction to science for pupils aged 6 to 11 years. The curriculum thus ensures that key areas are revisited, consolidated and extended.

    The curriculum is designed to do three main things:

    • To give students a solid body of knowledge in the natural, physical and earth sciences.
    • To introduce them to the nature of scientific enquiry.
    • To enable them to explore values and attitudes through science.

    These three elements are developed side by side through the books which make up the complete course.

    Active learning

    Students learn most effectively through ‘doing’ and being actively involved.

    It is emphasized that, all the way through, the students have understood the activity or problem that has been set before they begin any practical work. We provide quality learning, which helps students to think out theories, develop ideas and talk them through.

    Living Things

    • Growing Plants, Plants Respond To Changes
    • Grouping Animals, Life Cycle of Animals
    • Food Chains and Webs
    • Flower
    • Adolescence

    Ecosystems

    • Pond, Marine Habitat and Weather Conditions
    • Pollutants
    • The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
    • Wetlands
    • Ozone Layer
    • Deforestation
    • Matter and Materials

      • Properties of Matter
      • States of Matter
      • Dissolving Substances and Separation Methods
      • Separation of Mixtures and Dissolving Substances
      • Classifying Materials
      • Measuring the Mass and Volume of Solids

      Structures and Mechanisms

      • Forces
      • Fresh Water and Salt Water
      • Simple Machine
      • Motion

      Energy

      • Wind Energy
      • The Sun
      • Temperature and its Measurement
      • Sounds
      • Light and Shadows ism
      • Magnets and Magnetism

      Earth and Space

      • Weather and Weather Forecast
      • Soil
      • Rocks and Minerals
      • Earthquakes
      • The Universe
      • Extracurricular Activities

        Philosophy:

        In L.F.P.C.S, student success is the first andforemost priority. The extracurricular activity programs are valuableextensions of the academic program. We recognize that a great deal of learning takes place outside the formalclassroom. The prime objective of any academic institution is to help studentsgrow and develop into mature, responsible citizens. We encourage students to participate and become involvedin extracurricular activities with the hope that our students will demonstrate a sense of purpose.Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege earned bystudents who are in good academic standing and demonstrate good schoolcitizenship. Students involved in these activities are expected to maintainsatisfactory success, academic as well as social.

        Physical Education and Indoor and Outdoor Games We also use the outside playing field and paved areas for a variety of games. School grounds are utilized for cricket, basketball, Hockey and football matches. Table tennis, snooker, chess carom board and badminton facilities are provided within the premises. Inter school and Inter House matches are held to promote healthy competition.

        Physical Skills Development

        • Coordination of fine motor and gross movements
        • Balance and exactness of movement
        • Sensory awareness
        • Increase fitness level
        • Self-discipline
        • Sportsmanship
        • Skill building for specific sports
        • Physically strong