April 14, 2019

Language and literature We have been working on polishing our writing skills with an 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.

Math We have been learning to differentiate between algebraic expressions and equations.  We were introduced to patterns in daily life through fractals activity.  We made a cutout card using a fractal design and then completed a reflection sheet on the same. It was a challenging and creative exercise. We realised that patterns are all around us and they beautify our surroundings.  We are also learning to solve real-life problems forming linear equations and solving them. The concept of algebra has been a very interesting one to explore.

By: Nandini Tyagi

Science 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 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 then watched the video on deficiency diseases. This was followed by a class discussion. We also summarized our learning about different mineral and vitamin deficiency diseases in the form of a table.

 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 of force in front of the class and in the end, ma’am merged all our answers and explained about force. We then related it to the global context, related concepts and key concept of the unit.

By: Dio Shetty

Individuals & societies We have completed our summative assessment of 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

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 plurals for 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 into 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 all activities can we do in our spare time?
  • Should we reserve this spare time for our extra studies or relaxation?
ICT

 

 

We are currently working on our 3D models and refining them for final printing. We are also completing our process journal for criteria B and C and will submit the same for final assessments by next week.
DT

 

 

 

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 a laser machine to take the print out of our designs.
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 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

Art

 

 

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

PHE

 

 

 

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 and knockout.

By: Rubani

Drama

 

 

The past few days, we have designed a new approach to our theatre class. We decided to replicate the story of Wonder, a book authored by RJ Palacio.

Instead of re-inventing the wheel and depicting the same story as a drama production, we are currently working on creating a play that has a similar plot, but different characters.

We have also indulged ourselves in a few games that were fun.

 

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March 19, 2019

Language and literature 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

Math Though the last 2 weeks practically flew by, we learned a lot. This ‘lot’ was completing our unit on fractions, decimals, and percentages (parts of a whole) and opening the doors to Algebra, our new unit. Algebra was a term most of us were familiar with. We’ve learnt how algebra is the term used for the branch of mathematics dealing with unknown values. We’ve been taught common algebraic terms, and in addition, we’ve also learnt how to identify patterns of different kinds, mainly geometric and numerical. We’ve done various exercises to help us graze over the fields of finding relationships between figures, and pattern creating as well. We’ve also done an activity to revise algebra. Each one of us was given an animal card and an expression to be solved in order to know its speed, courage, strength, and agility. It was a fun way of testing the knowledge we’ve gained so far. We’re looking forward to enhancing our knowledge with the vast and intriguing world of algebra.

By – Aiyana Nagrare

Science CHEMISTRY

In our Chemistry lesson, we observed 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

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.

 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

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 also 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

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 as Hangman, memory game, spell my word. We have started to present models of our dream house or an ideal house in the target language to enhance our communication skills.

Spanish

We took our summative assessment and got detailed feedback from the teacher. We started discussing the places near our homes as part of ‘My Neighbourhood’, which is our next unit.

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 – Dussehra, Pongal, Id, and Christmas. We wrote a short description of 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.

DT

 

 

In the past few product design classes, we learned the principles and elements of jewellery designing which we incorporated while creating our sketches.

We used acrylic material for laser printing.  We also used bamboo to create handmade jewellery and we are now in the process of exploring a few more materials to come up with better designs.

By Ridhima Pahuja

ICT

 

 

 

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.

Music

 

 

We had our second aural formative assessment in which we listened to two musical excerpts, both the pieces depicting the movement of a 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 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

 

Art

 

 

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 installation by using different waste materials like newspapers, cardboard etc. and will use light and sound during a presentation. We have worked on installations for the annual school art exhibition.
PHE

 

 

 

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 the history of cricket.

By- Vedika Suri

 

 

February 18, 2019

 

Language and literature We did a group activity based on the 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 a 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

Math We started the week by learning about equivalent fractions and how to represent the same on a number line. We were introduced to how fractions and decimals represent parts of a whole. Conversions of the fraction and decimals were demonstrated and we practised the same. We then discovered addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions. We did a fun activity on a restaurant menu using decimals for making budgets. We were grouped into teams of two for our first formative. We were to make a board game including fractions and decimals. We faced many challenges but presented our games successfully and Kanchan Ma’am came to share feedback on our effort.

–  by Daksh Singhal

Science CHEMISTRY

We investigated unknown samples of substances and identified them as acids and bases using various indicators. We were excited to perform the practical activity in the lab. We learnt more about the 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

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 the 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

 PHYSICS

This week, we presented our knowledge and understanding of 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 in class the harmful effects of non- renewable resources. We drew posters on various environmental issues caused due to the overuse of fossil fuels. We are excited to explore more on energy.

-by Rudra Jolly

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 would we 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

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 parts 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 a short Hindi film about the famous story ‘Eedgaah’ by Premchand and wrote our understanding on the same.

DT

 

 

  In our product design classes, we have been discussing 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 class in exploring 2D design software.

-by Rudra Jolly

Music

 

 

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

 

 

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 the 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 the presentation.
PHE             We continued with our unit in Cricket. We discussed 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

 

 

 

February 11, 2019

 

Language and literature 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.

By Riddhima Pahuja

Math We learnt how fractions and decimals represent the same part of a whole. We strengthened concepts of operations of fractions. We  formed teams to play an activity of comparing fractions, which was fun and enjoyable. We then did a restaurant menu activity where we had to order from a menu keeping in mind our budget and nutrition.

By Daksh

Science CHEMISTRY

We researched about 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.

 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 and summarised our understanding in our journals. We also performed flower dissection of the given flower and observed and labelled different parts of a flower as well.

By Atharv Singh

 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

Individuals & societies We chose one landform we want to live in and stated the reasons for our choice along with the justification. 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

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-based 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 for places which we are implementing our learning in describing our bedroom.

By Sarim Khan

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.

DT

 

 

 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 the internet to finalize our designs.

By Sarthak

Music

 

 

 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

Art

 

 

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 the creation of art installation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 26, 2019

 

Language and literature 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.

Math In the past week, we have started an interesting journey by performing various activities such as writing our goals and the ice-breaking activity.

We also discussed the unit title, global context, key concept,  related concept, and the SOI for our new unit on Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.

We learnt types of fractions and conversion of fractions.

By: Ayush Gupta

Science 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, related concepts, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions for the new unit.

We had many inquisitive questions about the concepts which we shared 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 and improve our understanding of this concept.

By: Zoya Gupta

 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. Using our prior knowledge, we then had a field study to explore plants, their parts and function. We also listed the focus questions for library research which we will do in the next class.

By Sarim Khan and Rabani Gulati-MYP1B

 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

Individuals & societies After coming back from a long and fun winter vacation, we redirected our focus towards studies.

On the first day of I&S class, we discussed our new unit topic which was Landforms and Settlements. After a class discussion, we decided the global context, key concept, related concepts and the statement of inquiry for this unit. In our next class, we were divided into 3 groups. Each group was supposed to come up with a handful of factual, conceptual or debatable questions. After we were done with our work, each group presented their set of questions.

By: Rudra Jolly

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

French

With a new beginning to the year as well as the 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. With the help of interactive worksheets and presentations, we have started to identify the types of rooms in our house as well as the house interior plan.

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&2

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

DT

 

 

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

ICT

 

 

 

We explored 3D modelling using software like Tinkercad and 123D design. We created simple 3D models using tools like extrusion, scaling, and rotation. We researched various tribal art forms and how they can be promoted using design.
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

PHE

 

 

 

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.

 

October 29, 2018

Language and literature 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 story-telling 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

Math In the last two weeks, we revised our on-going unit of points, lines and angles where we answered questions on angle sum property of triangles and quadrilaterals. We completed the unit by appearing for a summative assessment on the same. A few days ago, we got introduced to our new unit- Statistics. We geared up for our unit with a fun activity. It included forming a pair, collecting data from our fellow classmates and depicting our results in the form of tally marks.

-by Aiyana Nagrare

Science CHEMISTRY

We have started our new unit, Atoms.  So far, we have learned how atoms were discovered and how our understanding gradually became more accurate. We watched videos to understand how various scientists performed their experiments and proposed their atomic theories. We completed a worksheet based on atomic theories. We took our integrated Biology and Chemistry summative assessment.

-by Anisha Gupta

MYP 1C

BIOLOGY

We have learnt about the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. We have watched videos on the topics covered. We labelled diagrams 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 a summative assessment on the unit ‘Building Blocks’

-by Shivalika Dagar

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.

Yeseul Cho

MYP 1B

Individuals & societies We have been studying various and interesting civilizations like the Egyptian civilization and Chinese civilization. We have also learnt about the trading done via the silk route.  We formulated inquiry questions, researched and presented our findings on the same.

-by Ayush Gupta

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

SPANISH:

We learnt a new irregular 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.

DT

 

 

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.
Music

 

 

 We practiced composing our own rhythm patterns using different note values in multiple time signatures. We also clapped on the rhythm patterns that we created. We practiced the aural exercise, in which the teacher played short musical phrases on the keyboard and we had to identify the notes played in those phrases.
PHE

 

 

 

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.

 

October 15, 2018

Language and literature

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.

Math 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 and tried to find angles in the letters of our name which was a lot of fun. We took a formative assessment for the unit in which we made an ” angular rangoli” in pairs.

By Diya Aneja and Satyam Wadhwa

Science CHEMISTRY

We began our UNIT-2 on Light and we 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

BIOLOGY

Last two weeks just whizzed by despite intensive revision and learning. We completed our formative assessment on slide making. During the assessment, we looked at an animal cell up close- a human cheek cell! We then compared the onion peel slide and the cheek cell to identify the differences and similarities. Towards the end of the second week, we took a peek into the topics of ‘Prokaryotes’ and ‘Eukaryotes’.

By Aiyana Nagrare

PHYSICS

Last week, in Chemistry, we learnt about Absolute Zero, which was a very interesting topic since most of us had never heard about it. We were all astonished, imagining if absolute zero existed at a natural site, how cold it must be!!

We also had our second formative assessment wherein it was a revision of some of the concepts we have learnt uphill now. We discussed the paper and did the corrections.

Even our new unit started this week! It’s about ‘atoms’ and I’m sure everyone is excited to learn about atoms since everything is made of atoms. We were introduced to the new unit by finishing an interesting and new style of reflection about the old unit.  We guessed the global context for the unit and discussed the key concept, related concept, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions.

By Nandini Tyagi

Individuals & societies We discussed and compared various aspects of ancient civilizations and how they flourished around a water body. We started inquiring about the silk route, especially the trade of silk along with many other things that were traded. We understood that apart from goods and commodities, even cultures and ideas were exchanged.
Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 storytelling 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 also 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 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?

DT

 

 

This week was fun and very productive as we did a final check tour of our powerpoint 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.
ICT

 

 

 

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 the upcoming weeks, select and justify one prototype for the game.
Drama

 

 

 

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 semiquaver 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.
Art

 

 

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

 

 

 

We discussed 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.