The main goal of the school is to concentrate on what they have learned. The Primrose International School in Chennai is very clear about the way of teaching, The student should be strong in the concept and should not follow the process of rote learning. The teacher keeps on monitoring each and every child and takes complete care of the student.
As per the ICSE recommendations, we would have to attain minimum instructional hours of 900 hr for classes I to V .
Every class has a homework timetable that relates to the learning pathway that they are on. Homework is allotted keeping in mind the health and well-being of pupils, and judicious control is exercised by the class teachers, which is reviewed by the Head of the School. The co-operation of parents is essential for the holistic development of the child. The amount of written work to be done at home will be controlled and there will be a proper division of written and reading homework.
Homework will differ from subject to subject, but reasonable homework would include:
No holiday homework is set for the Lower Primary Classes (I to V).
It forms an important part of a student’s education since it reinforces the work covered in the classroom. Home assignments aim to develop the responsibility, time management, self-reliance, autonomy and perseverance in the child. It is important for parents to realize that while it is their role to assist their children in establishing a regular time for the purpose of completing home assignments, too much parental participation or involvement in projects/homework, defeats the purpose for which they are assigned.
There will be a terminal examination and continuous evaluation of students’ work throughout the year will be considered for promotion of the student.
The two aspects namely the examination and the year’s work will be given equal emphasis, that is Students of classes I & V will have three terms. Each term will have four Formative Assessments (FA) of 10 marks each which will be conducted during the academic term and one Summative Assessment (SA) of 40 marks at the end of the term. Best of FA 1, FA 2 and the best of FA3, FA 4 will be added to summative assessment along with the internals score (40 marks) to arrive at the final score (100 marks) at the end of each term.
At the end of each term, the teachers will give notes about the students to the parents, not fully based on written test-papers, but also mainly on their behavior, concentration, regularity and promptness to understand and their openness of intelligence. Teachers will take it as a discipline to rely more on inner contact, keen observation, and impartial outlook. For the students, it will be the necessity of understanding truly what they learn and not to repeat like a parrot what they have not fully understood. Thus, true progress will have been made in the teaching.