About Anns English Medium School
Welcome to Anns English Medium School. Started in 2005, the school provides education of very high quality to the students aged 4 -16 from the surrounding areas. The school’s beautiful location with ample green space and fresh air provides the most suitable environment to learn.
Students are admitted in KG class. It is a two year course in which a carefully designed fun filled programme is in place to develop various skills needed for further studies. The work in the first year of KG consists of learning to listen, understand and speak English, learn to read Malayalam, do number work of numbers up to 10 , a whole lot of science experiments of their level, listening to activity songs and rhymes, playing with a lot of materials specially designed for developing fine motor skills, activities for sense development, activities for developing creative skills and understanding like drawing, coloring, painting, making various things using a wide range of materials, activities like sorting, molding clay work , water play, sand play, playing with bricks, building blocks, construction toys etc. Care is given to ensure that they understand what they do and are interested in everything that happens in the school.
The initiation to school is completed with the second year of KG when they learn to read and write English while training in listening and speaking is continued. They learn to read small books of their level, write simple texts with a little help from teachers, do age appropriate number work up to numbers 20, more activities in science, songs and those for creative development.
The process of understanding and experiencing is continued as the students move on to primary classes. The school attempts to make learning real and interesting and never for examination centered. Teaching of various subjects is done through carefully designed activities rather than depending only on books. No home works are given in the first six years in school and all the learning materials are kept in the school. These study materials of the students are sent home by the year end. Class libraries are maintained in three languages viz, English, Hindi and Malayalam and a special time is set everyday for reading. The books in each standard are carefully chosen keeping in mind the level of students. The students use the books for reading for pleasure and also for finding useful information to add to their subject knowledge.
Worksheets and work cards are provided to students in the Primary classes in number work. The students who complete their regular number work can choose work cards to continue with more challenging work for which answer keys for self checking are given.
Classes 2 to 8 have selected story books as part of English language learning programme. There are worksheets to go with these stories. Along with great support for reading, creative writing is also encouraged. Specially designed listening and speaking activities are done in all these classes.
While the students learn three languages, Mathematics, Environmental Science and practical lessons in Information Technology in primary classes as per the CBSE syllabus, Science and Social science replace Environmental science in Middle school and High School. As students move to higher levels, more attention is paid to broaden their horizons of experiences through lab work, field trips, observation, discussions and opportunities for thinking. Students with specific difficulties are given extra help.
There are many activities organized by the students round the year. They get training in organization and leadership through activities. There is a charity fund named as ‘Life Line’ and the school is able to help the sick, poor and needy through the donations given to Life Line. The collection and management of the fund is done by students.
The mission of Anns English Medium School is to develop students with active and creative minds, with a sense of understanding and the courage to act on their beliefs. Therefore, we respect the individual needs of children; foster a caring and creative environment; and emphasize the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child. Our role is to help each student to come into confident possession of his/her innate talents, improve the skills needed for success and establish values that will help him/her to serve humanity. Providing an environment conducive to success is a key part in our pursuit of the highest standards and all pupils are helped to set realistic targets and then are given assistance in achieving them.
I am very happy with the progress the School has made by imbibing in its students value based education synergized with modern teaching-learning methods to produce a generation of well informed and emotionally sound generation.MRS.BEENA K. THOMAS Beena k