13th April 2019

ENGLISH

We have been working on polishing our writing skills with added focus on grammatical accuracy, coherence and organisation of thoughts for every writing task. We have practiced several diary entries but the most interesting one was based on a picture prompt. We learnt to complete the rhetorical triangle and then decided on the tone we would like to use as authors. We, also, used this skill to express some of our reflection during SEL period.

We have also learnt the basics of answering a compare and contrast question using Venn diagram as an organizer. We have used Auggie as a constant and compared him to another superhuman, Nick Vujicic who was born without limbs, and to the central character of the song Wonder by Natalie Merchant. This unit is teaching us to be more empathetic as we now realise that differently abled people or those suffering from rare medical conditions need our friendship and respect as much as we need theirs.

 SCIENCE

PHYSICS

We completed our last unit Chemicals in Life by taking its summative assessment. Then, we started with our new unit which is interactions. We discussed the inquiry questions in class. The first activity we did was peer interview, in which we became the interviewer and asked questions to our peers related to force and its application in our day to day activities. After that, we presented our understanding on force in front of the class and in the end, ma’am collated all our answers and explained about force. We related it to the global context, related concepts and key concept of the unit.

by: Dio Shetty – MYP 1A

CHEMISTRY

During our Chemistry lessons, we got extensive information on the periodic table and its intriguing elements. We watched a video and learnt about many intellectual philosophers and scientists who are known for the development of the periodic table. We have grasped the art of analysing the periodic table too. We discussed about many elements and mastered their tricky symbols. We observed videos and discussed the physical and chemical properties of group 1 and group 2 elements and their uses in our daily lives. We are currently having a thrilling on-going group assessment on the periodic table.

by: -Aryaa Gupta MYP1A

BIOLOGY

We started a new unit ‘Mystery of Elements’.  The global context, key concept, related concept and the statement of inquiry was shared in the class. We learned about different type of nutrients. We worked in groups and referred to Holt’s Life Science textbook to research on different nutrients. We then designed an ‘eat well’ plate which was a part of our formative assessment. We also watched a video on deficiency diseases. This was followed by a class discussion. Finally, we summarized our learning about different mineral and vitamin deficiency diseases in the form of a table 

by:  Vedika – MYP1 A 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We have completed our summative assessment on our last unit ‘Landforms and Settlements’ and have started our new unit ‘Diversity and Equality.’ In this unit, we will learn about the types of diversity, how inequality is caused, and lots more. Many activities have also been done in class. One was about diversity and how our different preferences make us diverse. In the second activity, we discussed how other countries have influenced our life. Our unit has just begun and we have already learnt a lot. We have been enjoying the past few classes and look forward to the next class.

by: Zoya Gupta -MYP 1C                                                                             

MATHEMATICS

In our recent math classes, we have explored the concept of Algebra in more depth. We learnt how to solve algebraic expressions in the class. We were taught how to solve linear equations with input and output tables. We took our second formative assessment on the concept of fractals and patterns. We learned the importance and usage of patterns and fractals in our real life. We also practiced how to make equations based on patterns and predict the next numbers from the equations. We are really enjoying exploring the new concept of Algebra.

by Jiya Kirori (MYP 1 D)                                                                           

FRENCH

Towards the end of the term, the unit which we have started is “My Neighbourhood”. We introduced this unit by designing its unit plan and inquiry questions. Firstly, we have learnt the vocabulary for places and shops in the town as well as the special French stores such as a pastry shop, confectionary shop, tailor/ launderer, etc through memory games, flash card activity, and blindfold activity. We have also covered prepositions related to finding places in town/ neighbourhood with the help of skill-building activities. This week, we have learnt the conjugation of the verb “aller” which means ‘to go’ and understood the rules of conjugation by doing a skill-building activity. We will now learn the adjectives to describe our neighbourhood and how to form the plural of nouns.

SPANISH

We learnt to talk about My Neighborhood. We revised the vocabulary and verbs through fun activities. We formed two teams in the class, “Equipo Morado” and “Equipo Verde”. Each member of the group had 1 Q card. It had a question written on it. We had to pass the ball to one of the members of the other team and ask the question which was written on the card. That team member had to answer the question but could pass the question if they didn’t know the answer. This time, the team purple “Morado” was the winner.   

 

HINDI – Phase 1 & 2

In the last two weeks, we wrapped up our previous unit (festivals, tradition and culture) and have also taken the summative assessment for the same. The assessment was divided in two parts – video based and image based. The criteria we covered were A and CD. Finally, we started our new unit (Our free time) by answering some questions and having a detailed discussion for the same. The questions were :-

  • Should we take breaks in our day to day lives? Justify?
  • What activities can we do in our spare time?
  • Should we reserve this spare time for our extra studies or relaxation?                                                                           

DIGITAL DESIGN

On 25th of March, we finished our criterion B. After that, we started doing an interesting task in excel. The task was to make a Gantt chart and make plans about our 3D model on it. First, we wrote the task, then we decided the materials required and finally, we wrote descriptions. Also, we wrote the date and colored the boxes of what we want to do on a particular date. Gantt chart will help us to manage our time. We started working our product on 123d design. Along with that, we started writing our process journal in a presentation format. It was a useful day because we could finish our product on 123d design. Excitement is building to print the models using the printer.

by: Eunsol Han, MYP 1                                                                            

VISUAL ARTS

We have finished our collaborative creative installations, and they were presented in the art exhibition for our parent-teacher meeting. We all were really happy to share our thoughts and inputs with others and were delighted to see all our hard work take shape. After our installation project was complete, we wrote a commentary. We were explained that in a commentary we write about the process of how we made our installations, the challenges we faced and how we feel about our installation. We “commented” on how we felt about our installations to end the unit. We are now beginning with our new unit-3D Object Study. 

by: Misheka Bhagat                                                                            

PRODUCT DESIGN

We created multiple jewellery designs using 2D design software. We uploaded these sketches in our presentation and made a list of materials required to create these designs. Next week, we will explore laser machine to take the print out of our designs.                                                                            

THEATRE

We unpacked the concept of improvisation through a number game. The rules were simple – we were supposed to swap certain numbers with gibberish sounds. It showed us how improvisation is an art of thinking quick and how it’s not as easy as it seemed in the first place. We also did an activity where we wrote down five things we would love to do in the future, either as a passion or a profession and spoke about Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish girl who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Once we deconstruct what we love the most out of the five things we listed, we will turn ourselves into those characters and design a play on it.                                                                               

MUSIC

We had our summative assessment in which we had to either compose or take an original composition to sing or play on any instrument to demonstrate the elements we had chosen to present with clarity. We were given a feedback by the teacher on our performances post assessment. Our summative assessment helped us collaborate with our chosen group. We honed our creative thinking and collaborative skills in our assessment.

by: Amishi Srivastava – MYP 1A                                                                             

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

In our new unit on racket sports, we had the option to choose from Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis and Squash. So far, in badminton we have learned now to do high service and we also played short matches using techniques like rally, knockout.

by: Rabani – MYP-1B

                                                                             

 

15th March 2019

ENGLISH

We have written several diary entries and have observed how the tone of the writer changes over a period of time. We have identified the various word forms that are used to create an effect on the audience and have used some of them in our own writing. Ma’am introduced us to the concept of RAFT (Role, Audience, Format and Topic) as a strategy to choose our strongest writing skill. We have also had a brief introduction to literary devices that enhance the quality of writing.

by: Arsh Agarwal – MYP 1D

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

We are currently learning about different forms of energy in our physics class. We did many activities in class and learned many new things. In one of the activities our class was divided into 2 groups and one player from each group came and sat down in front of the class, with the back to the board where ma’am wrote a form of energy. This child had to guess the form of energy asking indirect questions, while the group could respond with a yes or no.. We also discussed how one form of energy gets transferred into another form and the various day to day applications where these transformations take place.

by: Nandini Tyagi – MYP 1A 

CHEMISTRY

In our Chemistry lesson, we observed an activity on testing the pH of various soil samples and analyzed the results. We learned about neutralization reaction and its applications in daily life through an interesting activity and set. We prepared for our formative assessment, a group task in which we had to use our research skills and learn further about different applications of neutralization reactions. We displayed them using our creative skills. We were introduced to the new unit, Mystery of Elements.  We hope it is as interesting as the previous one.

by: Misheka Bhagat – MYP 1D

BIOLOGY

We learned about photosynthesis and transpiration. We conducted an experiment on investigating transpiration. This investigation was a formative assessment task which was discussed in the class. As we completed the unit Chemicals in Life, we reflected on the same. We also listed important keywords learnt in this unit.

 by: Piyush and Aaradhya – MYP1B 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES   

The past few classes have been very informative and we have enjoyed them a lot. We learnt about weathering, erosion and deposition, by watching some videos and discussing where these processes occur. We understood how the agents of weathering, erosion and deposition work. River landforms were also discussed in class. We understood how the water flows from the upper course to the middle course and then into the lower course of the river. We learnt how the river changes the shape of the valley. While discussing river landforms, we learnt about gorges, waterfalls, spurs, meanders and plunge pool. We recently had our second Formative Assessment, about the different landforms and why we would choose to live there. All of us are learning a lot and we are now able to understand how landforms affect the location of settlements. We have really enjoyed the past few amazing classes and look forward to the next.

by: Zoya Gupta – MYP 1C                                                                             

MATHEMATICS

In last two weeks, we revised our concepts of fractions, decimals and percentage and completed our summative assessment for the same. We were introduced to the new unit on Algebra where we discussed the key concept, related concept and global context in detail. We were asked to frame our own inquiry questions for the unit which we parked on the class board. We explored algebra by understanding the terms associated with it like variable, constants etc. We learned to make our own puzzles using algebra which was fun. We were introduced to basic operations of negative numbers to simplify algebraic expressions.

by: Sarthak Tallamraju – MYP 1D                                                                             

FRENCH

We received constructive feedback from the teacher on our performance in formative assessments and other task sheets. We reinforced our vocabulary by participating in fun-filled class activities such has Hangman, memory game, spell my word. We have started to present models of our dream house or an ideal house in target language to enhance our communication skills.                            

SPANISH

We had our second aural formative assessment in which we listened to two musical excerpts, both the pieces depicting the movement of train. We had to critically evaluate and analyze the pieces in terms of the musical elements used in them and explain which one was more effective and why. We described the elements by using appropriate music terminology.  We were given a feedback by the teacher on our performances post assessment. Now, we have been asked to pick any one musical element and use our creative ideas to demonstrate it.

by: Satyam Wadhwa – MYP 1B                                                                             

HINDI  – Phase 1&2

In our current unit, we utilized our time in doing a group task. Our group was given a festival to choose from – dushehra, Pongal, Id and Christmas. We wrote a short description on this and presented it in the class. We also wrote a short story on a given topic and presented it in the class. We also learnt about the forms of kaal, ling, vachan and gave examples. Then, we also had samvaad lekhan and paragraph writing in class. We also had our formative assessment on criterion C and D.                                                                              

DIGITAL DESIGN

In the last two weeks, the focus in Digital Design has been on the prototype and design specification. We have used different applications like Tuxpaint, Paint Photoshop and Paint to create a softcopy of our prototype. We sketched another prototype on paper annotated with shape and dimensions. We are simultaneously working on criterion B presentation which is due for submission next week.

by: Yashada Khanna – MYP 1D                                                                            

VISUAL ARTS  

We are working on the unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussions, we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We have completed our layout and based on the layout, we have started creating an installation by using different waste materials like newspapers, cardboard etc and will use light and sound during presentation. We have worked on installations for the annual school art exhibition. 
                                                                             

PRODUCT DESIGN 

In the past few product design classes, we learned the principles and elements of jewellery designing. We incorporated our understanding while creating our sketches. We used acrylic material for the laser printing.  We also used bamboo to create handmade jewellery and we are in the process of exploring few more materials to come up with better designs.

by: Ridhima Pahuja – MYP 1C                                                                             

THEATRE

We watched videos of folktales from Vietnam and Japan. We explored these stories through the medium of group improvisation. We tried to connect our body movement and written text to create group ensembles based on folk tales. We also started a group discussion on the relationship between myths and folktales around the world.                                                                             

MUSIC

We had our second aural formative assessment in which we listened to two musical excerpts, both the pieces depicting the movement of train. We had to critically evaluate and analyze the pieces in terms of the musical elements used in them and explain which one was more effective and why. We described the elements by using appropriate music terminology.  We were given a feedback by the teacher on our performances post assessment. Now, we have been asked to pick any one musical element and use our creative ideas to demonstrate it.

by: Satyam Wadhwa – MYP 1B                                                                             

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We continued with our unit in cricket. We practiced the techniques and skills of batting in cricket. We did batting at the nets to acquire batting skills. We also played short matches. We have been discussing about the history of cricket.

by: Vedika Parikshit Suri – MYP 1A

                                                                             

 

1st March 2019

ENGLISH

We have been introduced to various diary entry samples which helped us to decode the language used by each writer. We identified words and phrases that conveyed feelings, thoughts and reflection. Having understood the format, we also determined the tone used by each writer. We have written two diary entries and the exemplars have been shared in class. We have done our correction work on character analysis of Auggie using STEAL. We have taken this a step further and are now presenting our analysis as a paragraph.                                                                               

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

We have learnt about non- renewable and renewable energy resources in the past few classes. We improved our understanding of nuclear energy and fossil fuels. We also learnt about geothermal energy, wind energy, solar energy, biomass energy and water energy and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each energy. We also had a brief discussion on the forms of energy (kinetic and potential). We are enjoying this unit a lot and looking forward to the next few classes.

by: Zoya Gupta- MYP 1C 

CHEMISTRY

We discussed various applications of neutralization reactions in daily life. We watched videos on the same and took self-notes. We discussed the graded formative assessment paper and noted the feedback given by the teacher. We made groups for our upcoming formative assessment. We observed a fun filled demo activity on neutralization reaction using chemicals. We tested pH of 2 samples of soil for their acidity and basicity.

by: Yash Sachdev – MYP 1D

BIOLOGY

We took a formative assessment on identifying the given materials as acids or alkali using different type of indicators. We watched a video on photosynthesis and summarized our learning in bullet points. This was followed by understanding the concept of transpiration as this was a preparation for the next practical based assessment on ‘Investigating transpiration’.

by: Arsh Agarwal – MYP 1D 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

In the past few classes, we have learnt more about the factors that influence the location of settlements. The factors discussed in class, until now, are the historical factor, accessibility, and availability of resources. In the classes ahead, we will discuss human preferences and technology. We have also completed our Formative Assessment on factors that affect the location of a settlement by presenting our learning through a group task. The past few classes have been amazing and we hope to learn more about these factors, in the next few classes.

by: Zoya Gupta – MYP1C

  MATHEMATICS

In the last two weeks, we practiced questions based on application of fractions, decimals and percentage to strengthen our understanding of the concepts. We enjoyed most by making board games on the concept of fractions and decimals. We had a lot of fun when grade 5 students came to play the board games made by us. To reflect on our understanding, we wrote a comic strip explaining the concept of the unit and created a situation based on its application.

by: Arsh Agarwal – MYP 1D                                                                              

FRENCH

We continued with our unit “My House”. Formative assessment on criteria A, C, and D was conducted for which we received feedback and discussed common errors when describing a house. We learnt about the different styles of French houses and how they differ from our country. Most importantly, we were introduced to the world of verbs- the first category of French verbs (-er ending verbs). We learnt how to conjugate them by doing skill-building activities and task sheets. This has aided us in understanding of conjugation rules of verbs as well as learning to pronounce them. Through videos and related task sheet, we comprehended the role of prepositions of place as well as learning couple of expressions to describe household activities.                                            

SPANISH 

We took our formative assessments on criteria A, C and D. We revised the vocabulary on ‘house’ and practiced one reading comprehension.                                                                              

HINDI

Phase 1 & Phase 2

Under our unit, ‘Festivals and Traditions’, we discussed the importance and relevance of festivals in present day. We answered unit-based questions in writing and wrote articles on the topic of the extent to which a festival should be celebrated – in moderation or with grandeur. In our current unit we utilized our time in doing a group task wherein each group was given a festive from- Eid, Diwali, Holi and Christmas. We drew and wrote a short description of the chosen festival and presented it in the class. This helped us to build up a wide knowledge of different festivals. We then wrote a short story on a given topic and presented it in the class. This helped us in learning about kaal, ling, vachan and give examples. Over all we had a wide understanding of the above topics. We also had Samvaad lekhan and story writing practice and we shared our stories in class with each other.                     

DIGITAL DESIGN

We had received feedback on our presentation for all four strands of criterion A. We have finally submitted the presentation for assessment. We will now start with the design specification of our product and make sketches for the ideas that we have.  

VISUAL ARTS

We are working on the unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussion we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We have completed our layout and based on the layout, we have started creating installation by using different waste materials like newspapers, cardboard etc. We will use light and sound during presentation.          

PRODUCT DESIGN

In the past few classes, we have completed our presentation on criterion A. We have done our primary and secondary research and have made a basic design of our jewellery. We have decided the materials we will use to create our products. We looked at some examples of laser-cut jewellery. Thereafter, we drew feasible design ideas in our sketch files. Some of us are making pendants while others are making bracelets. We explored 2D Design. We are thoroughly enjoying our journey of reaching our end products. Next week, we will create our designs using 2D Design software. 

by: Zoya Gupta – MYP1C                                           

MUSIC

We had our first formative assessment in which we had to identify the elements of music with their symbols and description. It was a written assessment in which we had to fill the empty blocks given in the table. We also listened to a few musical excerpts (like Scene from Wan Lake by Tchaikovsky, Swaz hie got umbe by Carl Off and Svevende Jord by Tone Hulbaekmo) to analyze and describe the elements by using appropriate music terminology. 

by: Arsh Agarwal – MYP 1D                                                                              

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We practiced the techniques and skills of fielding in cricket. We did batting at the nets to acquire batting skills. We also played short sided matches.

by: Amishi Shrivastava – MYP 1D 

                                                                            

15th September, 2019

ENGLISH

 

We did a group activity based on analysis of characters in the book ‘Wonder’. The task was to analyze the characters given to us. We made our presentations and were assessed on criteria A (Analysing) and B (Organising). Next, we wrote detailed character analysis for Summer and Julian in our journals by using the organizer STEAL. STEAL is an acronym that stands for Speech, Thoughts, Effects on Others, Actions and Looks of the character.

We have simultaneously begun a discussion on Diary Entries. We discussed the types of diary entries and were shown several examples. We also determined the rhetorical triangle for this.

by – Shauryamoy Mitra – MYP 1C

 SCIENCE

PHYSICS

This week, we presented our knowledge and understanding on renewable and non- renewable resources of energy. We got to know about various renewable energy resources (like sun, wind, water, geothermal, biomass) through the group presentations conducted by peers. We also discussed the harmful effects of non- renewable resources. We drew posters on various environmental issues caused due to the over use of fossil fuels. We are excited to explore more on energy.

by – Rudra Jolly – MYP 1A

 CHEMISTRY

We investigated unknown samples of substances and identified them as acids and bases using various indicators. We were excited to perform the investigation in the lab. We learnt more about pH scale. We learnt and inquired about neutralization reaction and its application in daily life. We had our formative assessment for the unit which was identifying household materials as acids and bases using indicators.

by – Sara Gautam and Gauri Shukla – MYP 1D

 BIOLOGY

 We learned how to prepare a red cabbage indicator. We watched the video on the same and arranged the method for the investigation in correct sequence. We then used the information handout on red cabbage indicator and completed the ‘Hamburger’ organizer where we summarized information on what a red cabbage indicator is and why we use this as an indicator to test the pH of different samples.

by- Amishi Srivastava – MYP1A

 INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

In the past two weeks, we have gained more knowledge and improved our understanding of Landforms and Settlements. We watched a video and learnt more about the landforms on Earth. Some such landforms are Strait and Isthmus. We also discussed the effect of the settlement on landforms and vice versa. We watched a video on how California’s landforms have affected settlements. We also shared in class which landform we would choose to stay in and why. We also talked about the disadvantages of staying in some landforms. We are enjoying this unit a lot and look forward to exploring it more.

by- Zoya Gupta – MYP1C

MATHEMATICS

In our math classes over the week we learnt about decimals. We started by learning the place value of decimal numbers, how to round off decimals and how to convert fractions to decimal and decimal to fractions. We learned addition and subtraction of decimals through a fun activity in which we had to pretend we were in a restaurant and had to order food from the menu card offered to us. Ma’am pretended to serve us the food as we solved some questions related to the menu. This activity not only taught us how to add and subtract decimals but we also learned to make judicious choices while ordering food . This activity not only taught us how to add and subtract decimals but we also learned to make judicious choices while ordering food.
by- Ridhima Pahuja – MYP 1 C                                                                              

FRENCH

In the unit “My House”, we revised the vocabulary by designing a floor plan and labelling the rooms of the house. We presented our plan in the class and this has further aided us in preparing us for our formative assessment and gaining an understanding of the oral interactive task criteria.      

SPANISH

We took our formative assessment on criterion A.  We wrote the description of our house and learnt possessive adjectives.  We watched a video and discussed the activities related to different part of the house.           

HINDI

Phase 1&2 

We had group discussions about various aspects of festivals and their positive and negative impacts. We had group activities of card making based on various festivals. We read articles ‘dharm sankat’ and ‘ek bhediye ka bachna’. We wrote letters in response to these articles based on the issues raised in these articles. We watched short a Hindi film the famous story ‘Eedgaah’ by Premchand and wrote our understanding on the same. 

DIGITAL DESIGN

We have explored different 3D modelling software. We have also completed our research work on Tribal Art and selected an art form to focus on. We have completed the “Inquiring and Analysing phase” and will be submitting our criterion A presentation for feedback.

by – Dio Shetty

VISUAL ARTS

We have started the new unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussion and seeing photographs of famous installations of the world we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We are looking at different materials that go into creation of an art installation. We will get the opportunity to create 3D Art Installations with newspapers, cardboard etc and we  will use light and sound during presentation.                                                                             

PRODUCT DESIGN

In our product design classes, we have been discussing about our new unit Creativity in Jewellery design. We were asked to write our design problems after which we have started writing primary research questions. We also used one lesson in exploring 2D design software.

 by – Rudra Jolly – MYP 1A

 MUSIC

We reflected on all the musical elements to prepare for our upcoming assessment.         

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION                                                                             

We continued with our unit in Cricket. We discussed about the dimensions of the cricket ground and cricket pitch. We learnt bowling at the nets to acquire the bowling skill. We also played short sided cricket intra class matches.

by – Amishi – MYP 1A

8th February, 2019

Celebrating Big Bird Day

ENGLISH

Now that we have read the novel, we are in the process of analysing the characters. For this, we have begun using the organiser STEAL by identifying how the character in question speaks, thinks, affects others, acts and looks. For each of these, we found evidence from the text to support our claim. We have worked in groups and picked our favourite character from the book to analyse. We have been using appropriate and relevant vocabulary to describe the characters. Our presentations are ready to be shared in class.

 SCIENCE

PHYSICS

This week, we learnt about the basics of Energy and how energy helps us to do work in our daily life. We discussed if we need energy even while sleeping. We brainstormed about the sources of energy. We found that energy resources are categorised as renewable and non- renewable resources. We have been asked to present our understanding on various renewable and non- renewable resources of energy. Currently, we are working on this presentation.

by: Arsh Agarwal – MYP 1 D

CHEMISTRY

We researched about the uses of common acids in daily life and shared in the class. We explored many substances at home which contained acids. We discussed the properties of bases and took self-notes using a graphic organiser. We explored to find out common substances containing bases and discussed uses of bases in our daily life. We discussed and learnt the need for various hazard symbols and made a note of all new terms that we learnt. We inquired how indicators can be used to identify acids and bases.

by: Ayush Gupta  – MYP 1A

BIOLOGY

We went for the field study and collected information on parts of plants, leaf margins, venation and flowers. We drew a plant of our choice and then we went to the library in the next class for researching about the same. We presented our research work and summarised our understanding in our journals. We also performed a flower dissection and observed and labelled different parts of a flower as well.

by: Atharv Singh – MYP 1B

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We chose one landform we want to live in and justified our choice. We classified our points under social, economic and environmental factors. In the next task, we discussed the problems faced by that landform. We also discussed whether the problem was man-made or natural. The last task was to suggest at least 2 solutions to the existing problems.
Our next activity was to watch a video related to population and discuss the possible factors that affect the settlement of a place.

by: Yeseul – MYP 1B                                                                        

MATHEMATICS

In the past 2 weeks we learned more about fractions. We did a group activity on arranging unlike fractions in an order. Each group came up with a different method of doing this following which, we wrote a letter to our friend explaining our way of arranging fractions in order. We learned multiplication of fractions using clay dough. It was fun playing with clay and learning. We also learned division of fractions and plotting of fractions on a number line. We practiced many word problems to understand application of fractions.

by: Tavanya Seth – MYP 1 C

FRENCH

We have gained a profound collection of vocabulary and expressions related to the unit ‘My House’. We have learnt to identify the different areas in a house, furniture and other accessories, as well as floor plans. We saw many interactive videos and did numerous fun-filled activities after seeing them. We also participated in other class activities that really helped us in memorizing the words. We will now start designing our own plan of an ideal house and will learn the French verb conjugations.   

SPANISH

In the last 2 weeks, we first learnt the verb ‘Vivir – To live’, the types of houses and the adjectives to describe them. We made a list of objects in each room and verbs related to household work. We also learnt prepositions of place and we are implementing our learning in describing our bedroom.  

by: Sarim Khan – MYP 1 B

HINDI

Phase 1&2 

We had group discussions about various aspects of festivals in our daily life  and their positive and negative impacts. We had group activities of card making based on various festivals. We read articles ‘dharm sankat’ and ‘ek bhediye ka bachna’. We wrote letters in response to these articles on the issues they raised. We watched a short Hindi film based on the famous story ‘Eedgaah’ by Premchand and wrote down our understanding on the same.

 VISUAL ARTS

We have started the new unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussion and seeing photographs of famous installations of the world, we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We are looking at different materials that go into creation of an art installation.                                                

PRODUCT DESIGN 

We have started exploring Auto Cad design software so we can create our jewellery designs using this software. At the same time, we are browsing through internet to finalize our designs.

by: Sarthak – MYP 1 D 

We understood the symbols and the terminologies used to denote different musical elements. We watched a video on the classification of instruments and their sounds. We learnt about the Binary, Ternary and Rondo forms in music. We used our critical thinking skills at the start of every music lesson by answering the inquiry questions that were asked by the teacher. 

by: Satyam Wadhwa – MYP 1B

                                                                             

 

25th January 2019

ENGLISH

We began the new term with establishing fresh essential agreements, especially in note-taking. We also started the much-awaited unit – Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Some of us had read the book earlier and some have watched the movie, hence, the story of Auggie is already familiar. We began the unit by watching videos that introduced us to the author, her inspiration to write this story and understanding Treacher Collins syndrome better. We shared some personal experiences when we had faced discrimination or dislike even though we didn’t think we deserved this treatment, and how it had made us feel. Through these discussions, we have started creating our vocabulary list for the unit. We have started reading the book. We analysed and annotated the use of certain words like ‘ordinary’ and made predictions based on titles of each chapter. We also understood the concept of first person observer narration.

 SCIENCE

PHYSICS

This week we started a new unit titled Chemicals in Life. We were given different scenarios based on which we were asked to brainstorm and come up with the global context, key concepts and related concepts for the same. We were asked to make a KWL chart in which we were supposed to write what we Know about energy, what we Want to know about energy, and what we are going to Learn about energy.

by: Ranbir Jaggi   MYP 1 B

CHEMISTRY

After our winter holidays, we have come back with a growth mindset. In the first week of the second term, we have started our new unit, ’Chemicals in Life’ which is a trans-disciplinary unit. We discussed the global context, key concept, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions for the new unit. We were inquisitive about the concepts and shared our questions in the class. We discussed the differences between man-made acids and natural acids and some examples of such acids in our daily life. We discussed the properties of acids and took self-notes using graphic organiser. Many experiments will be conducted in the lab in future classes. We are very excited to learn more and improve our understanding of this concept.

by: Zoya Gupta MYP 1C

BIOLOGY

We started the unit ‘Chemicals in Life’. The global context, key concept, related concept, Statement of Inquiry (SOI) and the inquiry questions were shared in the class. In the first lesson, we created a word wall and inquiry board for this unit. We posted questions on the wonder wall that we will refer to during the course of this unit. We created an action section on the unit board to be able to brainstorm unit driven service as action ideas and share with the class. We then had a field study to study and explore about plants, their parts and function using our prior knowledge. We also listed the focus questions for library research which we will do in the next class.

by Sarim Khan and Rabani Gulati MYP1B

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We started our new unit, ‘Landforms and Settlements.’ We will be focusing on the Global Context, Globalisation and Sustainability. In the past few classes, we have discussed the inquiry questions. We have also made our own Factual, Conceptual and Debatable questions, in groups. We are very excited to learn more about this new unit and look forward to our future classes on this concept.

by: Zoya Gupta MYP 1C

 MATHEMATICS

We started our math lesson with a goal setting activity where we all set a math resolution for ourselves and posted it on the reflection wall. We started our unit by doing a group activity in which we wrote the fraction vocabulary and discussed the factual, conceptual and debatable questions. Then we did a fun activity BINGO related to our unit to have a basic understanding of fractions. We discussed proper, improper and mixed fractions and their conversions.        

by: Misheka Bhagat MYP 1D

 FRENCH

With a new beginning to the year as well as continuation of this academic year, we commenced with the unit “My House”. We have revised the previous term’s units, especially the verb conjugations and vocabulary. For the current unit, we designed the unit plan’s structure, such as global context, key and related concept, statement of inquiry, and inquiry questions. We have started to identify the types of room in our house as well as the house interior plan with the help of interactive worksheets and presentations.                                                                                

SPANISH

We started a new unit “Mi Casa”. Four groups were formed in the class to discuss, types of houses, furniture in a house, types of rooms in a house and verbs related to household work. 

HINDI

Phase 1 & Phase 2

Under our new unit ‘Festival and Traditions’, we had a discussion on the importance and relevance of festivals in present time. We had written work on questions based on the unit. We also wrote an article on the topic – We should celebrate our festivals with simplicity, rather than showing off.                                                                              

DIGITAL DESIGN

The new unit is based on 3D modelling. We reflected on our prior knowledge through questions and answers. The unit related details such as global context, key concept and the related concepts were shared with us. We explored the application 123D design which we will be using for creating 3D models.                                                                                    

PRODUCT DESIGN

We started with the new unit Creativity in Jewellery Design wherein the focus is on jewellery design. We chose the global context, related concepts and key concept for the unit and then weaved a statement of inquiry. We watched videos on futuristic, handmade and past jewellery designs. Finally, we have started working on our presentations.

 by: Kabir Khatri MYP1A                                                                            

MUSIC

We were asked to think of a word that is used to describe the ‘sound’ of music. One after another we wrote these words on the GRAFFITI board. Then, we categorized the words according to the elements of music. We discussed the musical terms used to denote different levels of dynamics (volume) and also watched a video to listen to the examples of these dynamic levels used in different musical pieces.

by: Rudra Jolly MYP 1A                                                                            

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We practiced the techniques and skills like start, finish, baton exchange, hurdle jump, shot put throw and standing broad jump of track and field events for the Annual Athletics Meet. We also participated in the heats for the same competition.

                                                                             

 

23rd November 2018

 ENGLISH

We received feedback for our IDU summative assessment following which we shared our reflections. We have begun our next unit, Bishop’s Candlesticks, where we are now learning the skill of dialogue writing. We are dwelling on the reasons for forgiving or punishing a criminal. Through a case study, we developed a dialogue exchange set in a court room where we had to use elements of persuasion to appeal to the judge to determine the fate of an accused. We continue working on this plot as we are now in the process of writing a report on the events that unfolded in the court in our individual dialogue writing       

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

We learnt about the new topic, dispersion of light. We were fascinated to see the activity on dispersion of light using prism. We learnt about the real-life example of dispersion i.e. rainbow. We discussed with our peers the reason behind the formation of rainbow and concluded that water droplets act like prism and shows the 7 different colors. We also did an activity using our artistic skills by drawing prisms and showing the different colors that it emits after dispersion.

 CHEMISTRY

In Chemistry, we have been involved in a fun-filled group activity which enhanced our understanding on the atomic theory. This was one of the formative assessments too. We learnt about key words like, atomic mass, atomic number and isotopes. We used values of atomic mass and atomic number to work out the number of protons, electrons and neutrons for various elements and attempted a task sheet on the same. We took our second formative which was an interesting one, wherein we prepared a model of an atom of an element using waste materials. Each student had used his/her creative idea to design the model. We are currently preparing for our summative assessment on the unit, Atoms.

by: Arsh Agarwal (MYP1D) and Aayush Gupta(MYP1A)

 BIOLOGY

We started the unit ‘Sorting It All Out’. The global context, key concept and the related concept were shared in the class. We learned about classification and the need for classification. Following this, we started working on group tasks in which we had to find the answers for a set of questions using the given information card. This was followed by a class discussion. We also discussed about the four characteristics on which organisms are classified. We then learned about domains and kingdoms. We used handouts to complete a table on domains and kingdoms using the keywords like unicellular, multicellular, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, sexual, asexual reproduction, autotrophs, heterotrophs and saprotrophs. This was followed by completing the given graphic organizer. This was a part of our formative assessment.

by- Ayush Gupta (MYP1A) and Sarthak Tallamraju (MYP1D)

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We have completed our earlier unit, Knowing Our Ancient Past. Our new unit, Making Connections, has begun. In this unit, we learned about cartography and types of maps such as Physical Maps, Ordnance Maps, and Thematic Maps. Presentations on cartography have also been conducted in class. We look forward to learning more about maps and have thoroughly enjoyed our unit so far. 

by – Zoya Gupta

MATHEMATICS

In Math, we continued with our unit on Statistics where we learnt how to read and plot pie charts. We solved various questions related to this and also watched videos to help us understand better how to construct a pie chart. We have now started with probability where, using a game, we learnt how to calculate probability in a certain event.              

FRENCH

During this week, we revised our previous unit with a group speaking assessment.  We made a family tree by naming all the family members, describing their professions and giving them physical descriptions.  Next, we started with the unit “School Life” and had a brainstorming session on its inquiry questions. We learnt the vocabulary for school material, classroom instructions, and school subjects. We also had a summative assessment and received feedback on our performance.   

SPANISH

We started our new unit “My school”. We learnt how to make our school time table in Spanish and expressed our liking and disliking of a subject.   

HINDI

Phase 1 & Phase 2

We had a revision of the unit and took a formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote short paragraphs on it. We also had a summative assessment based on criterion A and discussed the question paper. We discussion about the culture and food habits a how they affect our daily life.

 DIGITAL DESIGN

We are in the process of finishing our games. It was a good learning experience for us as we learnt the process behind the creation of the games we enjoy playing. We will take feedback from our clients and peers to check the quality of our game.             

VISUAL ARTS

We have started studio-based landscape paintings. We are trying to understand ways in which vertical and horizontal landscapes can be imagined sitting in the studio space. Through the landscape paintings of various artists, we are trying to analyze their socio-cultural aspects. We are working on creating compositions through our research work and visual analysis.

 PRODUCT DESIGN

Ma’am gave us a demonstration of all the tools and materials available in the lab. She explained how to ensure safety measures in lab while working with tools and machines. Product development is in process and we are having fun exploring all the tools like Hammer, Zig saw, Drill Machine, Hand saw and various files. Our products are taking shape gradually.               

MUSIC

We had our summative assessment in which we used our creative thinking skills to compose our own rhythms using multiple note values in 4/4 time signature and then, perform them by clapping on the bars we created.                                                                

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We identified the fitness components required in the sports of our choice. Later, we discussed the training methods to improve our fitness.