Pre Primary Doon
May the holy teachings of the greatest leader be always there to guide us in life. Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti!
Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Gurpurab celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Devji. It is celebrated with great zeal in India. The Pre-Primary Department of the school celebrated this festival with great excitement and fervour. The programme started with presenting a video on the life and spiritual journey of Guru Nanak Dev ji. Later on, little Doonites recited the ‘Mool Mantras’. A serene and calm atmosphere was created by the soothing ‘Shabad’, sung by the parents and teachers. Some children were also dressed up as ‘Panch Pyare’. The programme concluded on a happy note with festive spirit and unbeatable excitement amongst the children.
"Children are the gifts of God, let them fly with their thoughts”
Happy Children’s Day!
14 November 2021
Children's day is celebrated every year on 14th November to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was also lovingly called chacha Nehru by all the children. This day highlights the significance of giving love, attention and affection to the children. So, to make our children feel special on this day, various activities were organised for them. Children started this day by making a special crown craft, followed by various races like lemon spoon race, frog jump race, dress up & run race. Children participated enthusiastically in all the races. Children also recited rhymes. There was a dance performance by the teachers too. Teachers also sang songs for their lovely children. Children felt happy and were excited to be part of this event.
May the victory of Good over Evil inspire you towards your own victories.
12 October 2021
Dussehra is one of the important Hindu festivals. Dussehra is celebrated to remind and rejoice the victory of Lord Rama over King Ravana. It is the most exciting time of the year. It all starts with Navratri.
Keeping the festive spirit alive, Dussehra was celebrated on 12th October at Pre- Primary Wing with great zeal and fervour. Children were made aware of the importance of celebrating this festival. They were also told the story of Lord Rama with the help of a puppet show. They were also informed that Dussehra is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. Every year we burn the effigy of Ravana and we should also burn one evil habit we have and also follow the path of truth. Other activities included decoration of Lord Hanuman’s weapon ‘Ghadha’ and recitation of poems by little Doonites. They all celebrated Dussehra with great vigour.
Gandhi Jayanti celebrations
“If we want real peace in our world, we must begin with our children.” - Mahatma Gandhi
1st October 2021
Mahatma Gandhi lovingly known as ‘Bapu’ by all the Indians was the leader of India's non-violent independence movement against British rule. His efforts for India’s independence are unparalleled and led India to its glorious freedom. To mark this day and to make our little Doonites aware of his contribution and persona, many activities data-fancyboxated to Gandhi Jayanti were performed. Children were told about the teachings of Gandhiji. They were told that Gandhiji was a noble soul who wore very simple clothes and lived a simple life. He was totally against violence. He fought through all the obstacles that came his way with love and peace. The teachings given by his three wise monkeys - Do not talk evil, do not speak evil, do not hear evil were also explained to them. Children made Gandhiji’s belongings like spectacles, sandals, spinning wheel and stick with the help of clay. Role play activity was also conducted where few children dressed up as Gandhiji. In addition to this, an art and craft activity data-fancyboxated to ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ was also taken up. Children learnt a lot about Mahatma Gandhi and also participated enthusiastically in all the activities.
Teacher’s Day Celebrations
“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert
A teacher is a person who plays a pivotal role in moulding a student's life. The teachers not only impart academic knowledge but also share ethical values which shape the personality of the student as a better human being. Teacher’s day which is celebrated on 5th September every year is one such day which strengthens the bond between a teacher and student. To make their teachers feel special on this day, our little Doonites celebrated this day with great enthusiasm. They presented beautiful handmade cards, recited poems, sang songs and some of them also made lovely collages for their respective teachers. Through these little gestures, all the students appreciated their teachers for all the efforts and sacrifices they make to brighten up their life and future.
'Rakhi is the thread that binds two souls in a bond of joy forever’
Raksha Bandhan popularly referred to as Rakhi is an important festival of the Hindus. This festival celebrates the affection shared by brothers and sisters. In order to instill the values of human data-fancyboxations in the students, the Pre Primary Department celebrated this festival with great vigour. Children were made aware of the importance of this festival. They were asked to express their heartfelt feelings for their loving brothers and sisters. Children recited poems and sang songs data-fancyboxated to the theme and with their little hands, tried to make beautiful rakhis.
Doctor s Day Celebration
‘I gave up my life to learn how to save yours.’
A doctor is perhaps the most useful member of our society. He works with a missionary zeal and sacrifices his comforts to the service of mankind. To thank this beautiful soul, we celebrated this day with our little children. Children made lovely and colourful stethoscope with the help of clay. With their tiny hands they also made first aid box. They were also taught that a well-stocked first aid box is must for every home.
International yoga day celebration
‘Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.'
As we all know that yoga is an ancient practice for a healthy mind and body. To make our little Doonites aware of its benefits, we celebrated this day with great zeal. The children also enthusiastically did all the asanas and simultaneously they were also taught the importance of doing the same. The teacher also encouraged them to follow this practice daily.
Father’s Day Celebration
‘MY HERO, MY GUIDE, MY FRIEND….MY DAD’
Father’s Love is selfless and unconditional.
We celebrated this day with our children to make them express their love and gratitude towards their dear fathers. Children sang a Hindi song for fathers. With their little hands they made beautiful ties and ‘World’s Best Dad’ trophies to make them feel loved and valued.
Basant Panchami Celebration
To embrace spiritedness, illuminate life and seek blessings from Goddess Saraswati, Basant Panchami celebration was organized on a virtual platform by Pre Primary Department. Our little ones were dressed up in yellow colour attire.
They worshipped their books by offering marigold flowers. The children were told the importance of the day by a PPT. It was followed by the prayer. The mantra stirred optimism in the budding Doonites.
Clay Moulding - Water Bodies & Water Animals
Clay craft is a fun and interesting way to encourage a child’s imagination and creativity. Learning while playing with clay enhances their cognition and fine motor skills thus, to learn about water body and animals that live in them was a mesmerizing experience for our little ones. They etched beautiful aquatic life from different colours clay.
‘May the bonfire on Lohri burn away all the sadness and bring warmth and happiness into everyone’s life!’
With a positive prayer for everyone, the Preprimary department of our school arranged for Lohri Celebration on a virtual platform. Our tiny ones were looking dazzling as they were dressed in a traditional attire. Children were enthusiastic as they made bonfire with foil printing and crayons. A PPT was also shown to make them aware about our rich heritage, significance of the festival and to keep the tradition and culture alive in our festivities. They also danced to the tunes of bhangra with full energy. It was a fun filled day.
The 72nd Republic Day Celebration
'Let every teacher teach the student how to love this Nation, Let every parent instills, in his or her sons and daughters, the spirit of our Nation'.
With this beautiful thought, the72nd Republic Day celebrations were organized on a virtual platform for our tiny tots. The children exhibited their thoughts through slogans and patriotic rhyme which enthused feeling of Nationalism in everyone. They were made aware about Republic day parade and Tableau through a PPT. It was followed by a kitchenette activity, where they made tricolour dishes, symbolically representing our tricolour flag, using fruits, vegetables, raisins and almonds.
Montessori Activity – Rainbow Salt Writing Tray
Rainbow sensory tray makes practising writing so much fun. Practising with finger on a salt tray was indeed a fun and an effective way to improve learners’ writing skills. The children also learnt three lettered cvc (consonant vowel consonant) words with the help of this ‘Literacy learning Tools’ online.
We are the most amazing artisans in the world. We are Indians.
The tricolour skewers is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day vibes on Zoom platform and pay homage to our National Flag. The Little Chefs exhibited their creativity by making patriotic skewers by using vegetables and cheese.
“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” - Washington Irving
Christmas celebration was organized online for our enthusiastic learners by pre- primary department. It was a fun filled day where teachers and children sung carols followed by dance performance by children and puppet show presented by teachers. Our cute little Santa was throughout with us to keep our festive spirits high.
Rain 'o' Mania Kitchenette
Children’s delight to hands on experience.
Through Zoom Platform we created a ‘Rainy Day Scene’ with healthy chocos, cornflakes, raisins/ almonds and milk for breakfast. The children learnt by doing, about the essentials in diet during rainy days. It was a fun filled experience for the children.
“KIRAT KARO, NAAM JAPPO, WANND CHHAKO”
Work hard and honestly, always remember God and share with needy.
Gurupurab was celebrated with our little Doonites on virtual platform. They were shown on PPT to make them aware about the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. They children participated by singing hymns and the mool mantra.
A time for celebration, A time for victory of good over bad, A time when world see the example of power of good. Let us continue the same “true” spirit!
To inculcate the same spirit of celebration, the festival of Dussehra was celebrated in the Pre Primary department, where the children were taught about their tradition and culture. They were told about Lord Rama, Lord Laxman, Lord Ravana, Hanuman and Sita through a role play done by them. They also learnt to make bow and arrow through clay moulding activity. Children also made Ravana stick puppet and did a sketch file. They were enthusiastic to do a kitchenette activity. A small musical skit on Dussehra was also performed by our enthusiastic children.
Teacher’s Day Celebrations
Teacher’s Day was celebrated on the virtual platform this year by the Pre Primary department of our school. The little children expressed their love and affection for the teachers by showcasing their talent. Children exhibited mesmerizing dance performances and recitation which added glory to the day and melted the heart of the teachers. It was a fun filled day including the virtue of happiness all around.
The word is the Guru, The Guru is the word. For all nectar is enshrined in the world blessed is the word which reveal the Lord’s name. But more is the one who knows by guru’s Grace!!
Guru Nanak Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji. So, in order to pay tribute to him and instill his teachings that “God is truth,” in our little ones, the school arranged for a visit to the neighbourhood Gurudwara. The children paid their reverence and sought the blessings of almighty. The spiritual ambience and divine shabads in the Gurudwara emphasized on the message of compassion. Later, the children were given ‘Kadah Prasad’ and sweets.
Fancy Dress Competition
“One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will after his death, incarnate itself in thousand lives”- Subhash Chandra Bose.
To commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to pay homage and tribute to the father of the nation, a fancy dress competition on the theme freedom fighters was organized by the Pre- primary department.
The children impersonated our legendary heroes. They recreated the history leaving everyone feeling nostalgic. Their confidence and vibrant attires mesmerized the crowd. Our Vice Principal Ma’am and Headmistress Ma’am graced the occasion with their presence.
The event was judged by our respected Primary Proctor, Ms. Suma Jacob. The winners were felicitated by our honourable Vice Principal Ma’am and Suma ma’am. The children were able to imbibe and foster the seeds of bravery and courage.