Value Addition

Creative Writing


Writing is a process which can be nurtured using the right techniques and tools. This Programme draws on the participants’ inherent inclination and talent towards writing. The Creative Writing Club for Grades 6, 7 and 8 is a hands-on, active learning class for those interested in different forms of writing for various media. For instance, writing short stories and poetry and long format writing, such as books.

Some of the areas the Programme will focus on include:
  • How to start writing for yourself – and different audiences
  • What is ‘writer’s block’ and how to overcome it
  • Imagination building exercises for creative channelization of thoughts
  • How to develop better observation powers
  • Different writing styles and avoiding common mistakes

Writing for online platforms like blogs and social networking sites is an important Programme component. Basic news media literacy will also be inculcated in students by developing an understanding of the various types of news publications, their functioning and how to distinguish fake news from real, credible news sources. Learners also undertake field visits to newspaper offices and news channels as part of the programme.
Creative Writing

 

First in Math


First in Math
The First in Math is an online programme helps in establishing a culture of math success in schools and creates interest and reduces fear of mathematics in learners.

 

Lego Programme – The Curiosity Club


Learners use Lego to reinforce learning concepts. When learners build with their own hands, learning is more meaningful and they retain concepts better. Concepts such as patterns, opposites, counting, stories, and free-building help learning become more fun and hands-on. Animals, habitats, communities, solar system, etc. are some of the topics they learn with LEGO.

The Curiosity Club’s Lego Group also helps in learning simple science and engineering concepts and learners are introduced to coding. Through this programme, learners develop:

The learners will develop:
  • Fine motor skills
  • Introduction to coding
  • Logical thinking
  • Translating creativity and imagination into three dimensional objects
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
 Lego Programme – The Curiosity Club

 

Kids Techie Club


Robotics Programme – The Curiosity Club
Replaces the current conventional methods of teaching & learning with hands-on solutions, creating playful learning experiences that enable every student to succeed by supporting teachers to grow students’ critical thinking and creativity for a digital future.

  • The core of the concept is the power of building Advanced Robotics Systems with a user – friendly programming software and engaging curriculum activities.
  • Learners are guided to DESIGN, BUILD, PROGRAM and RUN Smart Robots
  • It helps them to under-stand the ‘Aerodynamics’ or the ‘Physics of Flight’.
  • Program the microcontroller and Embedded systems.

 

Clap Talk


 Clap Talk
This programme aims at connecting international tourists/students and/or foreign residents to local classrooms and curating eye-opening conversations & related content.

Improves cultural learning and understanding between different countries by empowering schools, educators, teachers, students and people from various countries.

Travellers from all over the world will interact with the students of the School and share experiences about themselves, their work, life and country based on a pre-designed Clap Curriculum.

 

Roots & Shoots


Roots & Shoots was Jane Goodall, DBE in 1991, brings together youth from preschool to university age to work on environmental, conservation and humanitarian issues.

 

Teacher Gaming


Teacher Gaming LLC is an independent game development company started by teachers and developers from the United States and Finland.

Their mission is to expand game-based learning into classrooms worldwide and they add on to the curriculum at JBCN by bridging the worlds of entertainment and education through their online games marketplace.

 

SAM Labs


SAM Labs provides app-enabled construction kits, designed for learners of all ages to learn STEM, play, and create with technology and the Internet of Things.

 

Robotics Programme – The Curiosity Club


Robotics is a tool that can be used to enhance and add value to the teaching of any concept. Junior KG: Children are introduced to robots with a friendly wooden robot, Cubetto. Learners will use direction blocks to program the robot to move on a mat.

At the end of the year, Junior KG students will be introduced to KIBO, which they will take up in the following year

Senior KG: KIBO is also a wooden robot, which uses a block based programming language with barcodes. Learners of Senior KG are introduced to sensors and motors in this course. Over the year, the complexity of programming will increase while the class continues to be integrated with curriculum.

 

Oxford Reading Tree


The Oxford Reading Tree is one of the most successful reading scheme used worldwide. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with phonics at it’s heart, Oxford Reading Tree’s well loved characters, breadth and varied reading styles provide children with all skills to become confident readers.

The books are graded with book bands indicating the reading levels starting from Level 1 in Nursery, upgrading to level 3/4 in Junior Kg and going up to level 4/5 in Senior Kg.

The Oxford Reading Tree programme also provides various assessment strategies to determine the reading levels achieved by the learners over a period of time. This then forms the base for moving to the next level of reading.

 

Star Reading Program


Leads students towards greater reading growth with standards-based, computer-adaptive assessments that measure learners’ reading comprehension, monitor achievement and growth, and track understanding of focus skills.

 

Funtoot


Funtootcreates a customized learning path for each child by taking into account his/her understanding level, interests, current and past performances and knowledge dependencies.

The machine learning coupled with artificial intelligence makes the process to learn maths fun and easy. The pedagogy is also intelligently designed to help students crack competitive exams like Maths Olympiad, IMO and NTSE.