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

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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.                        

 

26th October 2018

ENGLISH

We practiced extensively for our IDU summative assessment between L&L and I&S. We also started our new unit, Bishop’s Candlesticks, which is a play. We are identifying the differences in the format and presentation of this form of storytelling and the short stories we had learned in our earlier unit. We read an article in the newspaper on a theft where the thief was forgiven. We discussed the ideas of forgiveness and crime & punishment.

-by Pragyaan Anand

MYP 1C

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

In the last two weeks, we learned about the propagation of light, Luminous and Non-luminous objects and the Laws of Reflection. We also learned about the questions that can be framed from criteria A, B, C and D on the above topics.

-by Yeseul Cho

MYP 1B

CHEMISTRY

Last week, we reflected on our learnings of the last unit, Building Blocks. We gained knowledge about atomic theories given by various philosophers and scientists and their history through informative videos. We learnt about the important features of Dalton’s theory. We had a very interesting class-discussion around this topic. We also worked on a task-sheet based on atomic theories. We look forward to exploring the world of atoms. We took our summative assessment on integrated topics of Chemistry and Biology.

-by Jiya Kirori

BIOLOGY

We have learnt about the prokaryotic and eukaryotic Cells. We watched videos on the topics covered. We labelled the given diagram of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Also, we summarised the similarities and differences between the two types of cells using a Venn diagram. We have completed our formative assessment on cells and microscope. Following this we took summative assessment on the unit ‘Building Blocks’

-by Adwita Jain

 INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We completed our unit on civilizations. Some of the civilizations which we covered were the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Harappa and Greek civilizations. We described the aspects of the chosen civilizations in a letter to a friend. We formed inquiry questions to help us research further in the topic.

-by Sarim Khan

MYP 1 B

 MATHEMATICS

In the last two weeks, we did many task sheets on finding the missing angles in several figures and word problems based on supplementary and complementary angles which gave us enough practice for the summative assessment. We also started with the new unit statistics in which we stated situations from real life where we need to collect data.

-by Tavanya Seth

MYP 1C

FRENCH

We revised numbers with the help of the given task sheet. Moreover, we presented ourselves in the target language. We learnt the vocabulary for nationality and professions.           

SPANISH

We learnt the verb gustar to express our likes and dislikes.  We started our new unit “my school”. We made a chart to review what we know and to express what we want to learn in this unit.          

HINDI

Phase 1 & Phase 2

We revised the basic concepts of grammar and had practiced reading in the class. We also had storytelling in class.

PRODUCT DESIGN

We created our final sketch and a list of tools and materials to create our products and handed over the same to the technician in the lab. In the next class, he will provide all the relevant materials, so we can create our products. We are very excited about product development.             

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We discussed the term ” coordinative ability” in sports training and its importance during training. We also identified the sports in which ” coordinative ability ” is required the most.  Also, we practiced the skills of different sports of our choices during Sports Edge.

12th October 2018

ENGLISH

These last two weeks have been fun and informative! We have learnt a lot! We had our second formative assessment which was to construct a story based on a picture prompt. To improve our spelling, we have started a daily word jumble challenge. We also tried to connect the dots between folk art, folk tales and monuments and reflected on how they give us information about our past. We saw a performance of Korean Folktales by three actors. They performed with minimum props and one actor played different characters in one story.

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

We began our UNIT-2, Light and listed the various sources of light. We categorized them as artificial and natural sources. We watched a video to understand the path of light waves. We did some activities which explained to us what happens when light travels from one medium to another. We used water in a beaker, paper slips, pencil and glass slab to conduct the activities to understand the concept of refraction. The activities were very interesting and exciting.

by Likhit Rustogi

 CHEMISTRY

Last fortnight was very productive and fun because we learnt a lot. We had our formative assessment and discussed the assessment paper to correct our errors. We analysed our observations for the practical activity on particle theory. Most interesting part was the discussion on absolute zero. We wrapped up our unit with an interesting reflection on the unit, in which we discussed all the inquiry questions again. We analysed all activities and the concepts covered to find that we had developed ATL skills and exhibited learner profile attributes during the course of the unit. We also decided a goal for the next unit. We were introduced to our next unit, “Atoms”. We discussed the key concept, global context, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions for the new unit.

by: Sarthak Tallamraju

BIOLOGY

We studied about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. We also discussed about variables, fair testing. We took a formative assessment on preparing the slide of onion peel and compared it with the slide of cheek cells to explore the similarities and differences between the two types of cells.

by-Natsuru Kuronuma

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

Note making skill is an integral part of learning in IB. We have been polishing this skill in various ways. We are reading books and annotating the important text and then writing a single sentence to explain one paragraph. It is from these self-notes that we made mind maps which aided our learning.          

MATHEMATICS

Last fortnight, we have been focusing on the concept of angles. We learnt how to bisect an angle, find a missing angle, explored more about different types of angles and also learnt about the angle sum property of a triangle and a quadrilateral. We also did an angle crossword which was a lot of fun. We took a formative assessment for the unit in which we made an ” angular Rangoli”.

 FRENCH

We learnt the conjugations of the verb “etre” as well as the vocabulary for family members. We explored the ways in which we can describe a person based on the information provided and form sentences followed by an interactive activity “Roll the dice”. We had to use the verb etre and the subject pronouns to make phrases based on the vocabulary that we had learnt.         

SPANISH

We learnt to conjugate the verbs that express our likes and dislikes. We practiced making sentences in class.                                                                                

HINDI

Phase 1

We had a story telling session in our class based on a folktale ‘chaar ajoobe’.  We had a discussion about human values and ethics based on this story. We also watched a short film ‘Dar’ (Swami aur uske dost) followed by a class discussion. We did basic grammar practice in class.  

Phase 2

We had a story telling session in our class based on a Rajasthani folktale ‘Kavya aur baagh’.  We had a discussion about human values and ethics based on this story. We read many stories during class reading sessions. 

We also watched a short film ‘Dar’ (Swami aur uske dost) in class. We wrote an article on the topic- Are humans becoming completely selfish in the present times?

DIGITAL DESIGN

We have been introduced to Criterion B: Developing ideas. We have identified success criteria for our project and have started working on the prototype of the different screen layouts on storyboardthat.com. We will, in upcoming weeks, select and justify one prototype for the game.

VISUAL ARTS

We have almost completed our practical work where we have incorporated contemporary elements to folk art. We have added different colours and design patterns in our art works. During the unit, we worked on problem solving, organization and time management skills. We have also started writing reflections     

PRODUCT DESIGN

This week was fun and very productive as we did a final check tour of our power point presentations and were ready to submit them. The best part was that we were graded on the same day. We also started creating the sketch of our products using google sketch up.         

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 learnt about different note values and rests – semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver and semi quaver and the dotted notes. We also practiced composing our own rhythms using different note values in 4/4, 3/4- and 2/4-time signatures. We clapped on the rhythms that we created.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We discussed about the term ” flexibility” in sports training and its importance during training. We also identified the sports in which flexibility is required the most.  Also, we practiced the skills of different sports of our choices during sports edge lesson.          

28th September 2018

                                

ENGLISH

This fortnight, we worked on formal and informal letters and read folk tales from various books from the library. We reviewed the unit and identified areas where we had doubts and revised them. We also did a self-reflection activity in which we thought about how we can manage ourselves better; as an individual, in a group and as a member of the class. We also rated ourselves on the following parameters: managing our time and tasks effectively, managing our state of mind and managing our behaviour in class on a manage-o-meter ranging from 0 – 10.

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

We watched a video on the history of the metric system where we learned how the measurement was taken in earlier times. We also learned the need for a common metric system during French revolution and made a poster illustrating our understanding. We also completed the summative assessment for this unit.

 CHEMISTRY  

During the last two weeks we have done loads of work but the practical activity stood out the most. We were divided into groups and given one out of three activities to perform. We later collaborated and shared our observations and finally analysed our observations. We discussed the need for temperature conversions and learnt the formula for converting Kelvin scale into Celsius scale and Fahrenheit scale into Celsius scale and vice-versa. We applied our understanding of formulae to practice many numericals. We browsed through the relevant concepts in our Physical Science textbook. Last two weeks were really fun!

-by Sarthak Tallamraju

BIOLOGY

We learnt about the parts of a microscope. We also completed a labelling task sheet. Following this, we prepared a table on microscope parts and its function. We performed a practical on preparing the slide of an onion peel. Thereafter, we started our formative assessment on the same in the class. 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We are exploring the most significant aspect of mankind – The Great Leap – wherein we are learning about the first cities that came up in the ‘Fertile Crescent’ leading to the rise of river valley civilisations.       

MATHEMATICS

In past few weeks we learned about the classification of angles. We also did an activity “angles in nature” where we measured the angles made by different petals of a flower, stems and leaves. We found that angles can be supplementary or complementary. We also practiced many word problems based on supplementary and complementary angles.  

 

 FRENCH

 Numerous skill-based activities on recapitulation of French vocabulary of classroom objects and instructions were conducted. All of us were divided into two groups and were given the task to label all of the classroom objects on different flashcards. The activity “Look, think, and find my word” was based on placing all of these flashcards in jumbled position in the classroom. One group was given this task and had to complete in 3 minutes. The next group was sent to a different classroom and had to wait for their next set of instructions- which was to place these flashcards in the correct order and position in 4 minutes. This collaborative activity was further followed by strengthening our grammar by doing worksheets on “Je me presente” and then presenting in class.                                                                               

SPANISH 

We had a discussion on extended family and revised it though a worksheet.  We practiced the description of a person in Spanish through an oral activity. We appeared in Formative Assessment of Criteria C & D.                                                                             

HINDI

Phase 1

We learnt how to identify and use different sounds and signs of ‘RA’ i.e. Ref, Paden and Re Matra. We practiced paragraph writing on the topic ‘Things that contribute to our growth and overall development as a Human’ This included friends, family, relatives, nature and society. We watched a Hindi feature film ‘School Bag’ which tells the story of a child and mother through which we practiced Criterion A. This week, we also had our formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D.

Phase 2

We practiced paragraph writing on the topic ‘Things that contribute to our growth and overall development as a Human’ This included friends, family, relatives, nature and society. We watched a Hindi feature film ‘School Bag’ which tells the story of a child and mother through which we practiced Criterion A. This week, we also had our formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D.                                                                              

PRODUCT DESIGN

We highlighted self-management skills through an activity in the class wherein students wrote about their short and long term goals. At the same time, we are working on the inquiring and analysing stage of the design cycle. Some of us have completed our assessment where as others are still working on the same.                                                                         

VISUAL ARTS

We have researched extensively on different folk-art styles from around the world. During research, we critically analyzed the differences between folk art of different regions and the new ways in which they have evolved in the contemporary time. We learnt how colours are extracted by natural processes, materials used in the art works and how to do composition arrangement in folk art. We are now creating a mind map, based on our research, for our final art work. We have completed the layout and process journal and have started our final work.                                

DIGITAL DESIGN

We finished our PPT on Criterion A for the formative assessment. We are continuing with our design cycle and Criterion B, which is Developing Ideas. We are gathering unstoppable thoughts upon how to make our game more and more riveting. We are trying to add and give a visual idea of the game we are making through http://www.storyboardthat.com. All the students are making their first game using Scratch.

-by Likhit Rustagi

THEATRE

We developed our own imaginary stories using the elements of folktales. The focus was on developing stories with a moral at the end. We presented our story as narrators and storytellers. We also focused on reflecting on each performance. 

 MUSIC

We practiced the ear training exercise in which the teacher played short musical phrases on the keyboard and we had to identify the notes played in those phrases. We also started with the concept of rhythm. We watched a video based on the importance of rhythm. We learnt different musical note values in order to learn composition of different rhythms. We learnt to clap on different rhythm compositions done by the teacher in 4/4 time signature.                                                                           

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We discussed about term “endurance” in sports training and its importance during training. We also identified the sports in which endurance is required the most.  Also, we practiced the skills of different sports of our choice during sports edge.