Maha Maruthi Montessori, a unit of Sushil Hari International Residential School offers Integrated Montessori and CBSE education to children from 2.5 years to grade 5.
Pre-Primary – Ages 2.5 to 4 years
Primary – Grade 1 to Grade 5
At Maha Maruthi Montessori, we strive to develop a love of learning in each child. In addition to learning, emphasis is placed on confidence building, self-discipline and independence.
The curriculum has been built from the best of Montessori and CBSE curriculums. Montessori approach is used to introduce abstract concept with the use of concrete Montessori materials. CBSE books and assessment is followed.
Pre-Primary program is structured so that children experience the Montessori curriculum. Children in this program will be exploring mathematics, language, science, art, movement and music. At this stage, our key focus is on developing co-ordination, concentration, self-discipline and independence in every child. Pre-Primary curriculum includes but not limited to:
Practical Life Skills: Shoe tying, buttoning, zipping, motor skills development
Math: Learning numbers, place values such as units, tens, hundreds, addition and subtraction.
Language: Alphabets, tracing, writing, phonics, reading skill development.
Sensorial: Activities to develop discrimination, order and refine the visual, tactile and auditory sense.
Children in this program will be learning English, Mathematics Tamil/Hindi and Science.
English: English language learning is aimed at developing vocabulary, writing, reading and grammar.
Mathematics: Abstract math concepts are introduced with the help of concrete Montessori materials. The materials are grouped as below:
Group 1 – Numbers 1-10. Counting using cards and counters, bead stair and number rods are used.
Group 2 – Decimal system using golden beads.
Group 3 – Counting beyond 10 using teen board, tens board. Operations using golden beads, addition and subtraction boards, stamp game and snake game.
Group 4 – Skip counting with long chain, multiplication, division concepts using boards.
Group 5 – Fractions and decimals using fraction and decimal boards, measurement systems. Geometry using insets and cabinets.
Language: Students have the choice of Tamil/Hindi. TN state board books are followed for Tamil. CBSE publisher books are followed for Hindi.
Science: Science is grouped under Life Science and Earth and Space Science. Life science includes plant life, animal life studies and environmental science. Earth and Space science includes study of planet earth and space, geography that includes physical and political. Learning science is experiential through hands-on activities, campus walk, environmental observations, and video learning.
CBSE books are followed.
Summative Assessment 1 – Conducted end of term 1
Summative Assessment 2 – Conducted end of term 2