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Primary School

Grades 1 to 5

The Primary School at DPSG-Dehradun covers a period of five years wherein the scope and depth of learning increase gradually, while opportunities for play and creative expression continues to complement learning. The emphasis in the first two years (Grades 1 and 2) is on language with the introduction of a second language, on mathematics in practical terms and on the environment, encouraging observation and discovery. Children also use computer as a tool for learning and communication. Great emphasis is given to Reading, Self-Expression and Concept building through Story Telling, Theatre, Art, Dance, and Music.

In the Upper Primary (Grades 3 to 5) children begin to use their acquired skills in language and mathematics to take the initiative in learning, and teaching is designed to this purpose. Care is taken by teachers to ensure whole-class learning and the purpose of assessment is to reflect the quality of the students’ understanding. There is a broadening of the curriculum in Grades 4 and 5 as well as an increase in cognitive challenge. The introduction of a third language through choices on offer adds to the global perspective in their learning.