BHALLA PUBLIC SCHOOL

Middle School Programme - Classes VI to VIII

 

The Middle School Programme is structured to meet children's varied intellectual and developmental needs. The curriculum is a blend of concepts and skills learnt in the Primary School. It ensures progression and continuity across various stages of learning in the school and incorporates continuous evaluation and review of children's performance.

The main aims of the Programme are developing skills related to writing, reading, reflecting, critical thinking, public speaking, fostering initiative among students and a desire to acquire knowledge. Academic subjects include English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science, History, and Geography. Art, Drama, Computer studies, Music, Yoga and Dance are integrated into the mainstream curriculum and are further strengthened as optional co-curricular activities.

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) helps students address their age-specific interests and concerns, builds awareness, and promotes compassionate and ethical conduct. Physical Education is offered in a more formal manner and sports skills are fine-tuned. This prepares students to pursue sports in a more structured and purposeful manner.

The Integration Project showcases the knowledge and skills acquired by students in various subjects and serves as a concrete step towards developing inter-disciplinary approaches in later years. Field trips and excursions aid in developing social skills and in raising awareness about the world. Projects, presentations and group activities are more formal and research-based. Inter-house cultural and sports competitions encourage healthy competition and team spirit. Students begin to contribute to class assemblies, concerts and drama productions and take up roles of responsibility. Community service is offered through school initiated programmes and partnerships with NGOs.

The BPS Middle School has developed a programme to address the unique learning styles of young students at a crucial stage in their development. It provides a transition from the protective, guided environment of the first programme to the departmentalised Middle school.

Examination and Assessment

The academic year is divided into two terms; Term I is for the period between April - September and Term II is between October - March. These classes will also have a formal assessment as follows:

  1. Three periodic tests
  2. One half yearly assessment
  3. One final assessment
  4. Classes VI-VIII will also have short tests and subject enrichment activities scheduled throughout the academic year