Curriculum

 

Language and Teaching

WHGGS follows the accredited national curriculum, preparing the young students for GCSE (OCR Board) qualifications, which develops the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking the Gujarati language.  OCR Vocabulary

Teachers are using more creative methods of teaching based on Montessori style of interactive song, dance , flash cards and story telling. We use IT tools, past papers and GCSE projects whereby some topics are applied to cultural activities during assembly time. All these methods emphasize the core reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Topics covered

WHGGS follows the Oxford and Cambridge (OCR) GCSE Gujarati Syllabus.

These areas cover such topics as: everyday activities, personal and social life, the world around us, the world of work and the international world.

Each class has its own Scheme of Works. Weekly lesson plans covering individual topics are prepared. The topics all build to the GCSE syllabus and can be viewed for each class.

Gokul,  Ayodhya, and Tirupati.

Classes

There are currently 5 classes ranging from 3 year old to GCSE, and in addition an adult class. It was felt that importance should be given to reading and speaking, and so it was decided to have two reading teachers appointed to give each pupil an opportunity to enhance their reading and speaking ability on a one-to–one basis.

At present, we cater for students with an average class size of 10-12 students to 1 teacher. The younger classes have assistance which support the teachers in ensuring the children are catered for, this enables students of all abilities to get personal and tailored learning.

The following are the allocated class names.

Gokul, Ayodhya, and Tirupati

Test and Exams

Students will be tested at the end of each term, allowing the teachers to gauge progress.

At the end of each school year the students will sit end of year assessment to review their progress so as to allow the Teachers to assess progress of the students/classes.

Structure of the Morning

09.30 – 10.30  Class – focus on writing and Grammar

10.30 – 11.00  Break time – games and play-time

11.00 – 11.45  Speaking, reading and completing morning sessions

11.45 – 12.00  Assembly

Students are expected to be seated in their classroom by 09.30 am and so must arrive by 09.25 am. GCSE and Pre GCSE students start at 09.00 am and arrive at 08:55 am.

Parents should attend the assembly to get important information and to encourage children participating in assembly. Thereafter collect their children at 12.00 pm from the main hall.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to collect their children from the school hall by 12.00 pm. WHGGS takes no responsibility of the child/children dropped/collected from car park or outside of the school premises

The School Rules

Strict School Rules are applied. Students are required to show respect to the School, Teachers, Governors, property etc. Specific conduct is required and unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated.

Cultural Development

We ensure that all the children are aware of the significance of each major festival eg. Navratri, Diwali, and Christmas to name a few. This is achieved by each class taking it in turn to present them in assembly after the Gujarati Prathana.
To further develop the Gujarati culture we organize several cultural events and fun days throughout the year. Plays, separate events are also organized to encourage children to participate in festivities.
The school’s children’s committee organize an annual outing. To name a few we have visited Gulliver’s Kingdom, Cadbury’s World, Bhaktivedanta Manor, run a kite flying event, Westminster Parliament, charity walks, fund raising event, organized several picnics and many many more.