TS School Preparation Module 2022 for Teachers download from scert.telangana.gov.in. Early years of the childhood impact the holistic development and learning of children. At this stage all children need to have a pleasant, meaningful and encouraging environment. Children learn most rapidly between the ages of three and eight. Their intellectual development is also intense.
At this stage the necessary foundation for learning can be provided in the school by providing the necessary environment for children. With this in mind, the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) has identified three to eight years age as the most crucial stage in school education and established it as the foundational stage. A curriculum has been proposed for preprimary class to second class.
Keeping the goal that all third graders in every school must be able to read and write, it is stated that by 2025 they must gain basic skills in literacy and numeracy (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy). Achieving these skills will pave the way for quality education.
Usually, our schools are the entry points to first graders. They come from varied backgrounds. Some of them enter first class after attending pre-primary education centres and others from Anganwadi centres. Some others may have entered the first grade directly without any preparation for learning. The corona epidemic in recent times has also distanced children from schools and learning. With this in mind, the National Council of Educational Research and Training has released guidelines for the 12-week school readiness program entitled “Vidya Pravesh” for first graders.
|Name of the module||TS School Readiness Programme Module 2022|
|Title||Download the TS School Preparation Module 2022|
|Subject||SCERT Telangana released TS School Preparation Handbook 2022|
|School Preparation Module for Grade 1 students||Vidya Pravesh Module 2022|
|Bridge Course Material for TS School Students||Bridge Course Material|
TS School Preparation Module 2022
Based on these, the State Council of Educational Research and Training has developed a School Preparation Module for first graders in our state as well. The main purpose of this program is to prepare children for school and learning. It consists of three major developmental goals. They are:
- Children maintain good health and well -being; to provide experiences for physical and motor development, socio-emotional development, nutrition, safety hygiene and sanitation.
- Children become effective communicators; to build the foundation for language and literacy.
- Children become involved learners and connect with their immediate environment; to build foundations of numeracy and provide direct experience and interaction with the physical, social and natural environment.
|Module||TS School Readiness Programme Module 2022|
|TS School Preparation Module||TS School Preparation Module 2022-2023 (Day wise Action Plan in English)|
|TS School Preparation Module||TS School Preparation Module 2022-2023 (Day wise Action Plan in Urdu)|
|Download||TS School Readiness Programme Handbook 2022 (English – 60 days Action Plan)|
|Download||TS School Preparation Handbook 2022 (Telugu)|
School Readiness Programme Handbook
- With this in mind, children are trained through activity based, play way and exploration methods.
- The handbook is designed to be implemented in schools accordingly.
- This handbook suggests a time table keeping the school timings in view.
- Teaching and other transactional topics are designed so as to ensure physical, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and creative development takes place in children on a daily basis.
Teaching and transactional topics
The teaching and transactional topics included here are:
- Good morning Circle Time,
- First Language,
- Mathematics/ Numeracy,
- Second Language (English),
- Environmental Science,
- Games, and
- Goodbye Circle Time.
|ABC Program | LEP Program | 3Rs Program | Remedial Teaching Program|
|NIPUN Bharat 2022|
|Vidya Pravesh 2022|
|School Preparation Programme 2022|
|FLN Mission 2022|
|LEP 3Rs Programme|
|45 Days ABC Programme Action Plan|
The topics in the module can be transacted through various activities, discussions, games, explorations, etc. It is designed to reflect our local surroundings, needs, and cultural traditions. Various skills, abilities and attitudes that will help them to grow as future citizens can be developed in the students by conducting these activities in a planned manner.
They inculcate a sense of service, adaptation, learning mentality, scientific outlook and promotes responsible behaviour. This handbook has been designed as a first step in implementing National Education Policy programmes, will yield good results and pave the way for quality education.
The National Education Policy 2020 proposes to formulate and implement a comprehensive plan to achieve the said development goals of primary education up to third class beginning at the age of 3. 3 to 4 years as first year, 4 to 5 years as second year, 5 to 6 years as third year of pre-primary education. In the third year every student should get adequate learning preparation entitled as Balvatika before entering the first class.
The corona pandemic has severely affected education worldwide since March 2020. It is against this background that schools were physically closed and children were distanced from learning. It mainly affected the lower classes at the primary level. It is noteworthy that the level of students remains alarming even though physical classes are currently being started in schools.
The children who joined class 3 in the academic year 2021-22 have entered it without completing first class and without going to school in the second class. Students in grades 1 and 2 are almost completely out of touch with education. These conditions have affected the quality of education as well as the learning of the students.
With this in view, the Union Ministry of Education has proposed a three-month school readiness program for children enrolled in Class I in the academic year 2021-22. To this end, the National Council of Educational Research and Training has formulated guidelines titled Vidya Pravesh for the states through the FLN Mission. Accordingly, the SCERT TS, in the state of Telangana has prepared a handbook for teachers as a 60-day School PreparationModule (five days per week for 12-weeks) for this academic year.
Need for School Preparation Module (SPM)
The children who join the first class in our school come from different backgrounds. While some come from pre-primary centres, others are joining the first class through Anganwadis. Some others enter first grade without any prior learning experience or school readiness.
Students with such different backgrounds need enough time to get used to the school environment and the learning environment. If direct teaching and learning processes are initiated without a consideration for this preparedness, it leads to children falling behind in learning and also in getting distanced from learning due to not being able to take the burden.
Hence, conducting a school readiness program becomes essential for first graders. Along with school preparedness, basic skills need to be developed in the appropriate physical, cognitive, emotional, and linguistic aspects.
Objectives of three month under School Preparation Program
- To make all the children who join the first class with different backgrounds get school preparedness.
- All the children who have joined the first class should be able to continue learning happily without any obstacles.
- To provide an encouraging environment for students to enjoy learning by providing learning experiences in age-appropriate activity-based play way methods that contribute to the holistic development of children.
- To develop cognitive language skills related to reading, writing and numeracy among children
Teaching Learning Processes Strategies under School Preparation Program
Children usually learn by playing, singing, observing and interacting. Observations, explorations, discussions, interactions, hands on activities, imitating, parodying, and acting play a key role in the way children learn before they go to school. We generally think games are for enjoyment. But games can serve as tools of instruction in the beginning classes of elementary level. They make learning effortless and enjoyable.
The following strategies are therefore suggested for teaching-learning processes in this module
- Play based learning,
- Discussions, interaction based learning,
- Environment based learning
The teaching strategies mentioned above enable children to participate in teaching and learning processes. They get an opportunity to actively participate. Empirical learning takes place.
Teaching and transactional aspects under School Preparation Program
The aspects related to foundational literacy and numeracy have to be taught and transacted to make children school prepared. The following items are to be transacted in the first class :
- First Language – Reading, Writing Preparation Activities.
- Second Language – Reading, Writing Preparation Activities.
- Mathematics – Numeracy, basic mathematical concepts comprehension activities.
- Environmental Science – Activities for practicing process skills.
- Arts – Activities for the development of psychomotor skills, muscle coordination, and creativity.
- Circle time – Activities for the development social, emotional skills leading to free expression.
- Games – Games for the development of physical, social and emotional development.
Based on the above, teaching and learning processes should be carried out to inculcate school preparedness and learning readiness in the children. For this purpose, according to the academic calendar issued by the Department of Education in our state, SCERT has fixed the daily schedule keeping in view the primary school timetable and subject wise weightage. Although it is for the first class only, the teaching and learning process has to be carried out without any interruption to the rest of the classes following this schedule. Teachers may share responsibilities in alignment with this time table.
School Preparation Programme Time Table
|Time||Teaching and Transactional aspects|
|9.00 to 9.15||Prayer (Assembly)|
|9.15 to 9.45||Good Morning Circle Time|
|9.45 to 11.00||First Language|
|11.00 to 11.10||Short break|
|11.10 to 12.20||Mathematics- Foundational Numeracy , Games|
|12.30 to 1.10||Lunch break|
|1.10 to 1.55||English|
|1.55 to 3.10||Environmental Science, Arts|
|3.10 to 3.20||Short break|
|3.20 to 4.00||Games, Goodbye Circle Time|
School Readiness Programme Action Plan
Based on the guidelines formulated by NCERT in Vidya Pravesh, SCERT has designed a three-month i.e. 60-day program for first class students keeping in view the conditions, needs, background of the students and environment of our state.
- An action plan has been prepared based on the 60-day daily activities of the aforementioned teaching and transactional topics i.e. First Language (Telugu), Second Language (English), Mathematics, Environmental Science, Arts, Games, Circle Time.
- The activities suggested here can be conducted using materials available in surroundings. Teachers can easily procure them.
- Language activities designed are based on children’s literature, magazines, newspapers and language texts available in the school library.
- Activities related to mathematics are based on locally available materials such as nuts, stones, beads, and sticks.
- Environmental science activities are designed to enable learning of process skills through sensory-based activities, and activities involving environment, animals, birds, plants, fruits, and vegetables, in order to understand our surroundings.
- Art activities can be conducted with locally available objects, papers, and colors.
- In addition to outdoor games, teacher-guided learning games are also included in games.
- The activities required for the morning Circle Time as well as the evening Circle Time are given here. These include making the children talk freely, singing songs, poems and slokas that reflect our cultural traditions, story narration, and other pleasure activities.
- Language includes reading and writing preparation activities i.e. drama, acting, individual activities, group activities whole class activities, picture interaction, emergent reading and writing activities based on children’s literature.
- Teachers can conduct alternative activities as well as additional activities based on their experience in addition to the daily activities suggested in this handbook.
- The day wise and topic wise activities should be planned according to the time table. The needs of children with special needs are to be kept in view and necessary support is to be provided.
- Technology and information tools can also be used while conducting these activities.
- Learning Corners may be arranged in the classroom.
- The child’s progress needs to be recorded through observation and discussion.
Involvement of Parents and Community
- Family is the first school. Parents are the first teachers. Children learn many things at home before coming to school. The role that parents play in children’s learning is crucial.
- So, parents need to be involved in the school preparedness programmes.
- This requires regular discussions with them, informing them of the progress of their wards, inviting them to school meetings, and making them understand the support they need to provide to their children at home.
- Many items, materials, and tools are also available at home that will help children prepare for the learning.
- Parents need to be informed about how to make their children use them for learning. Daily homework, use of textbooks, writing / assignments, child behaviour, etc.,
- should be discussed with parents from time to time. Parents should be made aware of the assistance needed by children in the process of completing worksheets.
- If parents are aware of the need and procedure of the activities conducted in the school, they will help in accelerating the learning of the children.
- This creates an atmosphere of harmony between teachers and parents and improves relationships. Local artists, professionals, and even parents can be invited to the school for some performances and story narration.
School Readiness Program Evaluation
- Children’s progress should be monitored and recorded during the three-month School preparation program for first grade.
- It is important to record how well children are prepared for reading, writing, and basic mathematical concepts.
- Along with these, the emotional skills they demonstrate need to be recorded by observation.
- The topic wise progress is to be registered once a month i.e. after 20 days, 40 days and 60 days.
- The subject wise assessment sheets are inserted in the module.
- A 60-day action plan for the implementation of the objectives of the school preparation program is incorporated subject wise.
- Every day teachers have to prepare the needed materials and conduct the activities.
- The teaching strategies prescribed for 60 days are also useful up to the third grade.
- In a way, it provides practice to teachers in new strategies.
- These directions help to create a conducive environment for children to learn with enthusiasm, fun and interest