March 12, 2019

Language and literature

In the past few classes, we read several sample diary entries and decoded and analysed the language used. Then, we wrote two diary entries on the given topics by assuming different roles. We also had a session on how we should we express our tone through choice of words after which we analyzed the mood it created. We took feedback on this task and have now maintained a journal on how this character would feel as the days progress. We also we revised the concept of STEAL and internal monologue.

By: Gunika Singh MYP 2B

Maths

We have been exploring the unit of Statistics where we learnt to organize and analyze data in our real-life scenario. To further our understanding our mentor guided us to find different kinds of data from the daily newspaper. We then found the central tendency after ordering the data and chose the best tendency which best described the data. It was a fun and interesting activity! We are now working on our FA3 project where we have worked in groups to identify a real-life problem related to environment. We collected data through surveys and are now collating results to analyze and suggest solutions! It was a wonderful learning experience.

Science

Chemistry- In these past few classes, we have learnt about properties of ionic compounds like, NaCl, MgO etc with scientific reason to why it happens. To summarize ionic bonding, we all made mind maps in our notebook to collate everything we learnt about.

We started with another type of bonding, covalent bonding. We discussed and diagrammatically represented the three types of bonds, single, double, and triple bonds. We challenged ourselves by drawing diagrams for compounds like water, carbon dioxide, ammonia and methane.

By: Sia Duggal MYP 2A

Physics- In the past couple of weeks, we completed a formative assessment on simple machines. The formative assessment required us to research on an assigned simple machine in groups and present our findings. Post the completion of the formative, Ms. Priscilla talked about the various simple machines herself. We also played the Hot seat activity, wherein a simple machine was secretly chosen by a group and had to be guessed by a person from another group in under six questions! We enjoyed playing that activity. In the last class, we created various compound machines using Mechanix, which was really fun.

By: Agastya Makkar (MYP 2A)

Biology- We worked in groups and prepared a SWAY presentation on the assigned topic linked to type of interactions. We then presented our understanding in the class. We learned about predators and prey, mutualism, parasitism and commensalism. We also created videos to show examples of the type of interactions we were assigned using Powtoons.

By: Harshini- MYP 2C and Reha- MYP 2A

Individuals & societies

We were introduced to our next topic – Ecosystem, we were divided into groups and each group was given an Ecosystem to research. Each group collaborated to research on flora, fauna, climate and human impact on each ecosystem. we have formulated different questions for Kahoot quiz. After ma’am reviewed our questions, we started making our final Kahoot quizzes. It was truly a fun experience for all of us.

By: Gatik Johar – MYP 2C

Language acquisition

Spanish- We revised the vocabulary on the festivals, La Navidad, La Tomatina and El Año Nuevo. took our formative assessments on criteria A, C and D and got the detailed feedback by the teacher. We are preparing for our summative.

French- In the past two weeks, we still continued on our topic of Festivals. We learned the way the people in France celebrate them and how it differs from other countries. For example, in France, the festival of Poisson d’ Avril which is April Fool Day, the people celebrate it by sticking paper fishes on other people’s back as a prank but in other countries like India, we verbally fool other people or we play pranks on them. We even learned the reason behind the festival being celebrated. Today, on the 3rd of March we played a quiz to enhance or vocabulary and revised all our past work.

By: Rutvik Roy (MYP 2B)

Hindi- 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, in which we did, our group was given a festive from- id, diwali, holi, christmas. they were supposed to take any one these topic and draw + write a short description and present it in the class. this way the students build up a wide knowledge of different festivals. then they were supposed to write a short story on some given topic and present it in the class. then they learnt about the forms of [kaal, ling, vachan] and give examples. over all the had a wide understanding of the above topics. We also had Samvaad lekhan and dialog writing practice in class. We also had our Formative assessment of Criteria cd written based on Paragraph writing and dialog writing.

Design and Technology

This week we worked on the B criterion of design cycle. We wrote the design specifications and created 4 feasible design ideas. And then we annotated the final design idea and it will help us to create our products.

By Aditi Gaur MYP 2A

Digital Design

In the last two weeks, we have learnt how to use the lasso tool, merge two or more pictures and add layers. We have been ideating amazing projects which is impeccable. We have submitted the Criteria A presentation for assessment and have started criterion B which is about planning and executing or poster designs. We are expecting Criterion B to be soon over so that everybody can enjoy making their designs on Photoshop.

By: Aryan Dalal

Music

We are following a flipped classroom approach for the ongoing formative assessment in music. For this assessment, we were required to pick an African instrument and conduct research on its origin, purpose, appearance, sound, etc. Then we were asked to present our research findings in the class and resolve any queries that our peers had. To test if they understood the findings, we also had to ask them any three questions based on the information given out in the presentation. We are able to enhance our research and presentation skills, and stimulate transfer of knowledge through this assessment.

Art

In the unit Creative Perspective Drawing experimented with one-point perspective and two points perspective drawing. Based on our learning we are applying three points perspective in 3D architecture modelling. Using newspapers, cardboard etc we are creating different historical architecture. We are now in the process of installing all the art works on one platform.

Physical Education

We continued with our unit in Cricket. We identified the different ways how a batsman can get out in cricket match.  We also discussed how we can develop good batting technique by focusing on the grip, stance and footwork. We did batting at the nets to refine the batting technique. We also played short sided cricket intra class matches.

By: Damian Dasgupta

 

 

 

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24th February, 2019

Language and literature

In the last two weeks we have been doing diary entries. We read a diary entry of a ghost and analysed Ann Frank’s diary to find the tone. We also wrote our own diary about any animal that has been captured but only revealed that we are an animal at the end. Another thing we did last Tuesday was give our FA 2.

By: Akshat Agrawal MYP 2B

Mathematics

We did a lot in the past few weeks during our math class. First we went over Mean, Median, Mode and Range. After that, we went into the world of representing data with tally and frequency charts and bar graphs. We then learnt about pie charts and how to represent data on them, followed by learning how to plot data on dot plots and segmented bar charts. Soon, we learnt about stem and leaf plots and double bar graphs.

Our math learning this month has certainly proved to be a lot, and there is a lot more in the weeks to come!

By: Aditya Nair MYP 2B

Science

Chemistry- We learned about ionic bonds by doing a fun activity. We learnt and practiced the diagrammatic representation of ionic compounds. We learned about the ratios in which elements react to form ionic compounds and how to write the chemical formulae. We discussed the properties of ionic compounds and analysed the scientific reasons for the same.

By: RitvikSinghal  MYP 2A

Physics- This week we learnt how work and force are inter-related, and we solved some word problems based on the same concept. We explored that in our daily life machines assist us in making our work easier by helping us apply less force. We had a debate on the topic ‘Effects Of Industrialization’ on human lives, which was a reflection of our global context: scientific and technical innovation: modernization, industrialization and engineering. We enjoyed the debate competition.

We also started our presentations on different types of simple machines and we learnt about the first type of simple machine which is Lever. We also brainstormed and came up with various examples of levers that we see in our daily life.

By Aditi Gaur- MYP 2 A

Biology- We watched the video on biotic and abiotic factors and summarised the information using a T organizer. We were introduced to the key words and their definition. This was followed by group tasks and we were divided into groups and assigned different concepts – food chain, food web and energy pyramid. This formative assessment was a collaborative activity where the individual groups researched on the given topic. This was followed by group presentations. We then moved onto the next concept i.e. ‘Type of interactions’. We were given graphic organizers. We individually researched and watched videos uploaded on Managebac to summarize our understanding about limiting factors, carrying capacity and type of interactions.

By- Advika Naahar- MYP2B and Aditya Sharma-MYP2C

Individual and Societies

Our unit ‘Exploring our Environment’, is an integrated unit with Biology. This unit, till now has been a lot of fun as we got to explore Minecraft and discuss about Biotic and Abiotic factors. We have had one activity based on Minecraft in which we had to choose one renewable and one non-renewable resource and make a city out of it. Other than that, we had another activity in which we had to research on one of the SDG and see how it will help the environment. Furthermore, we have been discussing about all the biomes, ecosystems and sharing our own points in the discussion.

Aryan Dalal – MYP 2B

Language acquisition

Spanish- We took a formative assessment on criterion A. We started learning simple past tense and future tense. We implemented our learning in making sentences related to past and future celebrations.

By: Kris Verghese MYP 2A

French- Over the past few weeks we have been learning about various types of festivals and traditions of France during the whole year. We learnt about how New Year, Epiphany, La Chandeleur, Saint Valentine, Le Carnaval, and Paques (Easter) are celebrated in France and other French-speaking countries. We explored the cultural traditions and beliefs through interactive videos available on 1jour1actu.com. This aided us in comprehending spoken and visual text. We have also strengthened our knowledge of common verbs, vocabulary, and expressions related to the theme of Festivals. Our parking garage on inquiry questions continues to add fruitful opinions in class discussions. We have also categorized different types of festivals- national, public, religious, ceremonies, rituals, etc. Lastly, a formative assessment on the content covered till now was conducted and we had a peer-evaluation and feedback session on our performance.

By: AdvaithPandalai (MYP 2B)

Hindi- 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. We utilized our time in doing a group task. Every group was given a festival- Id, Diwali, Holi, Christmas. Then, they were supposed to take any one these topics, draw, write a short description and further, present it in the class. This aided us in gaining wide knowledge of different festivals. After that, we were supposed to write a short story on the given topic and present it in the class. We also learnt about the forms of [ ra ] and gave examples. To conclude, we had a wide understanding of the topics discussed.  We also had samvaad lekhan and story writing practice and we shared our stories in class with each other.

By: Gunika Singh MYP 2B

DT

Over the past few classes, we researched famous fashion designers and incorporated our research findings in our end products. We got feedback on our design problems. We have started writing first criterion of design cycle.

By:-Advaith MYP 2B

ICT

We have started exploring Adobe Photoshop and tried modifying existing images and adding effects to them. We are also brainstorming on our theme of product for the unit “Design to promote a healthy lifestyle”. We have also created physical drafts of posters in groups.

Music

We learnt about the history and the inspiring leaders of Africa who bought a change in the society. We also formed a circle and practiced Djembe drumming together on the patterns guided by the teacher. We learnt about the Clave rhythm with a 3-2 pattern that originated in Afro-Cuban music.

Art

In the unit Creative Perspective Drawing we are experimenting with one-point perspective and two points perspective drawing. Based on their learning students are applying three points perspectives in 3D architecture modeling. Students are being shown different 3D architecture forms and are doing research on different materials and techniques. Students will get opportunity to create 3D sculpture with newspapers, cardboard etc and will use light and sound during presentation. The learning of one and two points perspectives will help them creating 3D sculptures in groups.

PHE

We continued with our unit in Cricket. We researched about the dimensions of the cricket ground and cricket pitch. We also discussed how we can develop good bowling action by focusing on the grip, stance, release and follow through. We did bowling at the nets to acquire the bowling skill. We also played short sided cricket intra class matches.

 

4th February, 2019

Language And Literature

We were introduced to our new unit – Mother’s Day, which is a play written by J B Priestly. We have discussed and decoded what the title Mother’s Day means to us. We have also discussed why appreciation is important and how it is important to appreciate the efforts of people. We learnt the difference between a story and a play. We made a brief character sketch of the characters in the play using STEAL (Speech, Thoughts, Effect on others, Action and Looks). We attempted our first FA this fortnight

By Akshat Agrawal

Sciences

Biology- We started the IDU ‘Exploring environment’. 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 that we will refer to during the course of this unit on the wonder wall. 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. Students shared the factual, conceptual and debatable question that they came up with. Then in groups, we explored and found the meaning of important key words used in ecology and shared in the class.

Chemistry- We have started our new unit, Chemical Bonding and discussed the key concept, global context, statement of inquiry and inquiry questions for the same. We were inquisitive about the concepts and shared our questions in the class. We did a looping back activity on the key words, atomic number, atomic mass, valence shell, valence electrons and electron configuration. We discussed about the octet rule. We explored how atoms can transfer electrons to stabilize themselves with the help of a playful, interactive and interesting activity.

By: Medha Ummat

Physics- We started our unit – Assistive Technology. We were shown scenarios based on which we were asked to come up with the global context, related concepts and key concept. We had a group discussion and came up with inquiry questions. We wrote down a list of work that we do on a daily basis and compared it with the definition of work done according to scientists. We discussed with our peers how doing a work and actual work done is different in terms of real-life scenarios.

By Diya Kansal

Maths

We presented our winter homework of Isocohedrons in the class to our peers and mentors and shared our learning. Then we started a new unit called Statistics and this is where we have to organise, represent and analyse the data.

Till now we have learnt how to make pie charts, segmented bar graphs, stem and leaf plot etc.

By Advaith Pandalai

Individual and societies

We were introduced to our first unit which is, in fact, an Interdisciplinary Unit with Biology. The name of the unit is ‘Exploring the Environment’. Before the unit details were provided, we had to formulate our own inquiry questions. We learned about the differences between climate and weather and were given a table where we had to monitor the weather for ten days. Then we brainstormed about an article in the ‘Hindustan Times Student Edition’ named ‘Cataclysmic Fallout Likely by 2040’.

By: Kris Varghese, Agastya Makkar and Aditi Gaur

Language Acquisition

Spanish- We watched a video on a Spanish festival “La Tomatina” and filled in the blanks with the information provided in the video. We made a list of vocabulary and verbs related to the festival.

French- We started this term with an exciting presentation based on festivals and celebrations around the world. We students obtained a rough idea on the topic (festivals and celebration around the world) and then divided ourselves into groups. The main target of the group activity was to create a unit planner, which included the key concepts, related concept, global context, unit title and keywords based on the student’s perspective. Last term we students were taught how to conjugate only “er” ending verbs. Now we are elaborating on various types of verbs, e.g. er, ir, re and how to conjugate them.

By Aditya Sharma (MYP 2C).

Hindi

Phase 1 and 2

Under our new 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: ‘To what extent a festival should be celebrated?’ – in moderation or with grandeur.

Design And Technology 

This month in product design we have started brainstorming for new clothing ideas and we have also chosen a clothing brand each to determine what inspires us. Our assignment is to think of a clothing line which will be trending in 50 years. We have also created multiple debatable, factual and conceptual questions.

By: Akshat Agrawal

ICT

We used Grid brainstorming to list different lifestyle issues that impact our health and identified people (our probable clients) around us facing such issues. We identified and discussed ways to campaign for raising awareness and came up with ideas like videos, posters and advertisements. Each one of us has selected a lifestyle issue and will soon start creating drafts of awareness posters.

Music

We discussed the learning outcomes of the current unit. We learnt about the geography, countries, landscapes and people of Africa. We explored Djembe techniques, posture and sounds. We formed a circle and started drumming together on the patterns guided by the teacher. We learnt about three different sounds that were produced by hitting the drum at different places  – Bass, Tone and Slap.

By Medha Ummat

ART

We have started our unit “Creative Perspective Drawing”. In this unit we will work on one point and two points perspectives in drawing. We will also apply three point perspective while making 3D sculpture. Students are being shown different 3D sculptures and are researching on different materials and techniques. Students will get opportunity to create 3D sculpture with newspapers, cardboard etc and will use light and sound during presentation. The learning of one and two points perspectives will help them creating 3D sculptures in groups.

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 for the annual athletics meet. We also participated in the heats for the same competition.

1st December, 2018

Language and Literature

In the last two weeks we discussed the art of persuasion by decoding the elements that go into the making of a persuasive speech. Thereafter, we summarized the chapters from ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and analyzed the major characters using STEAL. As a part of the looping back exercises, we practiced writing diary entry and internal monologue.

By – Aryan Tomar

Maths

Last two weeks we learnt about area and perimeter of two dimensional shapes. We also calculated area and perimeter of complex 2-D shapes. With this we completed our last unit for the term.

Sciences

Chemistry

After learning about various separation techniques, we had our formative assessment in the form of a quiz. Thereafter, we had revision and doubt solving session to prepare ourselves for the Term End Assessment. We took our second Formative Assessment and eagerly waiting for the levels.

By- Medha Ummat

Biology- We started the unit ‘Sorting it all out’. The global context, key concept and the related concepts were shared in the class. We learned about classification and its need. Following this, using the given information card, we worked in groups in which we were given set of questions to work on. This was followed by whole class discussion. Thereafter, we also completed a scavenger hunt task based on domains and classification using the Holt’s life science textbook. We then learned about the five-kingdom classification.

By- Priyam Bhargava

Individual & Societies

We researched and presented our information on Mughal architecture. We understood how religious tolerance during Akbar’s rule created a tolerant state. Next, we discussed the structure of the middle ages using the feudal system and started exploring the period of Renaissance.

Language Acquisition

French

We were introduced to the new unit ‘Les activites du weekend’ and this aided us in making a connection to the previous unit covered on daily routine. We explored the usage of vocabulary and expressions of daily routine for gaining a deeper understanding of learning more vocabulary on sport and cultural activities of France. We implemented our understanding of the unit’s key and related concepts by trying our hands on exercises based on a sample passage. Moreover, summative assessment on criteria B, C, and D was conducted. After feedback was given, we attempted the assessment again and worked on our mistakes.

 

Hindi

Phase 1

We had a discussion related to the new unit ‘My world: food, culture and habits’. We discussed about the various changes in our society and culture over the period of time. Thereafter, we wrote short paragraph on this theme and shared it with our peers.

Phase 2

We had discussion related to the new unit ‘My world: food, culture and habits’. We discussed about the various changes in our society and culture over period of time. Thereafter, we wrote short paragraph on this theme and shared it with our peers.

Spanish

We started our new unit “El tiempo libre”. We discussed how we spend our leisure time. Thereafter, we took a formative assessment on criterion B (comprehending written and visual text).

DT

We have completed the final design of our house/building using Google Sketchup. This final sketch is the sum of our learning in terms of our understanding of architecture, research on various buildings and the understanding of Google Sketchup design software. We are very happy with the final outcome.

ICT

Working on criterion C, we have designed our website and are getting one on one feedback to improvise it. We will submit the final modified website following which we will peer review and evaluate our websites.

Music

We watched a video on genres of music which helped us to identify the key characteristics of various genres. Thereafter, we listened to songs from these genres.

Art

We are working on different eras in which different kinds of architecture were created around the world. We are also trying to analyze the art forms associated with these architecture and the different forms and perspective used. Next, we will study and try to understand the architecture of the panels where paintings, designs, frescos, murals etc. are made.

PHE

We discussed about the importance and effect of the general and specific warming-up in the sports and how it helps in enhancing the performance of the athlete. We also researched and discussed about the importance of rest and sleep on human body. Following this, we practiced the skills and techniques of soccer like dribbling, passing and shooting.

 

 

 

 

 

22nd, November 2018

Language and literature

In the last  two weeks we started our unit ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens. First, we started our amazingly long and detailed research task for which we were divided into four groups. Two groups were assigned research task on ‘The French Revolution’ and the other two were assigned ‘The life and works of Charles Dickens’. To conduct this task, we were given research organizers. In order to develop this skill, we framed questions that would help us cover all aspects of the topic but we had to be careful about avoiding questions that were either too narrow or too broad. We have now received feedback from our teacher and are finalizing our findings from the various sources.

We also started reading the book ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. We have understood the Global Context, Key Concept, Related Concepts and Statement of Inquiry for the unit. Finally, we started analysis of the plot and characters of each of the chapters.

By – Shashwat Joglekar

Maths

This month we studied Algebra. We learned how to write algebraic expression for various word problems.

After we were done with the revision and exercise we took an FA. We also discussed the weekend worksheets and had a doubt clearing session.

By Bhavika Malik

Science

Chemistry

We were introduced to the new unit – Sorting it all Out. We discussed the key concept, related concepts, global context and statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions. Thereafter, we learnt about different types of mixtures  and various separation techniques. To strengthen our concepts, we  visited the lab and  used various separation techniques like, magnetic separation, filtration, centrifugation and many more to obtain different components of mixtures. Thereafter, we inquired about the application of these separation techniques in daily life.

By: Aarrav Bhardwaj

Physics

After our SA ended on the unit ‘Force and Motion’, the new unit ‘Heat’ was introduced. The first thing we did was to understand the basic concepts of heat by discussing with each other and bringing out real life examples on heat and temperature. We represented our knowledge using mind maps. We are looking forward to study the different scales of temperature and their relations.

By Aryan Dalal

 Biology

We started the unit ‘Sorting it all out’. The global context, key concept and the related concept were shared in the class. Next, we reviewed classification and its need Following this,  we worked in groups and started working on group tasks in which we were given set of questions to research and find the answers based on our prior learning and using the Holt’s Life Science textbook. We also discussed about the four characteristics on which organisms are classified.

By- Divyan Dhawan

Individuals & societies

We have successfully completed our first unit and have begun the unit on ‘Medieval Era’.  We collaboratively decided the global context and key concept for the unit. We made a statement of inquiry in groups and discussed it with the class. We began discussion on the medieval era and presented our inputs on it.

Language acquisition

French

We explored the vocabulary and expressions related to the unit  ‘Weekend and Leisure Activities’ . We revised the use of pronominal verbs and revised the previous unit  ‘My routine’ . Moreover, for communicating in written response and using the target language, we learnt a number of logical connectors and conjunctions that are pertinent when describing the routine of a person. Therefore, we practiced criteria C and D (writing) and read a couple of French texts based on routine and free-time activities in order to enhance our pronunciation skills and understanding of complex accents and sounds.

Hindi

Phase 1

After a thorough revision of the ongoing unit,  we attempted a  formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We also discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote small reflections on it. We concluded our learning with a Summative assessment based on criterion A.

Phase 2

After a thorough revision of the ongoing unit,  we attempted a  formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We also discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote small reflections on it. We concluded our learning with a Summative assessment based on criterion A.

Spanish

We revised conjugation of reflexive verbs through quizzes on www.quizizz.com.  and practiced time and conjugation of reflexive verbs. Thereafter, we took our summative assessment on criteria B, C and D.

DT

We have been working on the the final design of our house/building using Google Sketchup which is also the summative assessment for this unit. In the process, we are exploring few more software tools to complete our work. Finally our end products are taking shape.

By Akshat Agrawal

ICT

We have started exploring tags in HTML to create our web pages. We learnt the structure of an HTML file. We learnt tags such as head, body, title, image, video. It was worthy to note the web designing process and the effort that goes behind creating a website.

Music

We learnt about how to identify major and minor tonality in the songs. We played a few songs from different genres in the class to understand which part or phrase of the song had a major or a minor sound. Following this, we had our summative assessment in which we had to research on two songs each from major and minor tonality, supporting it with a proper outline that justifies our choices of the songs. We also discussed the feedback that we got on this assignment and resolved all our queries.

By Keshav Saini

Art

We are working on different eras in which different kinds of architecture were created around the world. We are also trying to analyze the art forms associated with these architecture and the different forms and perspective used. Next, we will study and try to understand the architecture of the panels where paintings, designs, frescos, murals etc. are made.

PHE

We discussed about the importance and effect of the general and specific warming-up in the sports and how it helps in enhancing the performance of the athlete. We also researched and discussed about the importance of rest and sleep on human body. Following this, we practiced the skills and techniques of soccer like dribbling, passing and shooting.

24th October 2018

Mathematics

We learnt to convert story sums to algebraic equations. We analysed the equations and simplified them using the method of transposition of value. (By Advaith Pandalai)

Language and literature

We analyzed 4 stories written by Anton Chekhov namely A Chameleon, The Beggar, The Bet, and A Lottery ticket. We identified all the 5 elements of a story and make a PowerPoint presentation on it.  We were asked to plot the story of A Chameleon on the Freytag’s pyramid. 

We also discussed the concept of truth. We have discussed what truth means to us and the ways in which we can identify the concept of truth in a story. After understanding how to identify the concept of truth in a story, we identified the concept of truth in “A Chameleon” and made real life connections when we might have faced multiple versions of ‘truth’. (By Aarav Bhardwaj)

Science

Physics- We discussed in detail the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces with examples. After a complete understanding of all the concepts of force we did revision to prepare ourselves for summative assessment. (By Ritvik Singal)

Chemistry- Chemistry classes have always been great stress busters, but these two weeks have been extra fun as we have been doing some experiments. Our current unit is ‘Building Blocks’ and we are having fun learning elements, compounds and mixtures. It is exciting to learn terms like heterogeneous, homogeneous, solubility, soluble, insoluble, miscible and immiscible with the help of practical activities. We performed the experiments and noted our observations in the task sheet. This week has been short as we missed a class because of annual day practice. We compared properties of compound and mixtures taking examples of daily life. We wrapped up the unit by writing reflections. (By Advika Nahaar)

Biology-  We completed the activity on eukaryotic cells. We learned about respiration and the respiratory system. We watched a video on respiration and summarized our understanding as bullet points. We drew a simple diagram showing the arrangement of trachea, bronchus, bronchioles and the alveolus. We discussed about inhalation and exhalation and also wrote the word equation for respiration. We watched the video to understand about the various respiratory organs. Following this we labeled the diagram of respiratory organs and noted down the function of each. (By Pratha Mishra and Aryan Dalal)

Individuals & societies

We had a discussion on Sustainable Development Goals. As a group we chose one of the SDGs and related it to the natural disaster of floods in Kerala. We suggested measures to achieve the targets of the chosen Sustainable Development Goal for this particular disaster. We researched about the different types of aids provided to a country, in case of a disaster, and understood the limitations of a less economically developed country.

Language acquisition

French

We saw a Prezi by a French student who described her daily routine (Une journee typique) and learnt to decipher the infinitives of reflexive verbs from the conjugated form. Thus we learnt different reflexive verbs and their conjugation. We also watched interactive video to revise the formation of affirmative and negative of reflexive verbs. Lastly, we revised interrogative adjectives used to ask questions and explored various ways in which we can respond to them.

Hindi

Phase 1

We had story telling session based on a folktale ‘chaar ajoobe’.  This was followed by a discussion on human values and ethics. Thereafter, we also watched short film ‘Dar’ (Swami aur uske dost) We reinforced basic grammar practices to enrich our written skills. 

Phase 2

We had story telling session based on a Rajasthani folktale ‘Kavya aur baagh’.  We had discussion about human values and ethics based on this story. We also watched short film ‘Dar’ (Swami aur uske dost). We had article writing on the topic- Is human become completely selfish in the present time? This was followed by reading of short stories.

Spanish

We were given a task to interview our parents on their daily routine. We compared their routines by making a Venn diagram. We took formative assessment on criteria C and D(oral)

DT

We created a range of feasible designs ideas.  We are still in the process of choosing the final design and justifying its selection. We also explored drawing tools and started creating the layout of our designs using Google Sketchup. (By Devyaani Agarwaal)

ICT

We are currently working on strand 2: Developing Ideas of the design process. We have completed the design specification of our website. We are now creating two detailed draft layouts of our website on wireframe.cc. For the final layout of our website, we will take our client’s feedback along with peer review.

Music

We learnt how to play all the scales – major & minor on the piano using the correct fingers. We cleared all our doubts about the differences in the structures of melodic, harmonic and natural minor scales. (By Advaith Pandalai)

Art

We have completed our research work on different art movements, artists and artworks associated with them. During our research work we tried to understand composition arrangement, symbolic representation of colours and the ways in which innovative ideas have were used. Thereafter, we tried to critically analyze how art works vary in different art movements. Based on the research, we created mind maps and layouts for our final artwork. We also tried to work upon meaningful application of colours in our art works. We have completed the layout and process journal and have started our final work.

PHE

We discussed about the effect of exercise on our nervous system. Thereafter, we researched on exercises to develop strength in specific group of muscle. We also practiced different drills and exercises to develop lower and upper body strength.

7th October 2018

Language and literature

We delved deeper into character analysis using STEAL and practiced it with characters from plays by Anton Chekhov. We decoded the text of ‘The Chameleon’

We also learned how to frame our paragraphs properly laying emphasis on the topic sentence which should be followed by supporting sentences.

Science

Physics- We started the topic ‘Force’ by writing a story on the given situation. We presented our story and reflected that in every action force is applied in the form of push or pull. Following this we discussed various examples of contact and non-contact forces. Next we discussed in detail the effect of force on objects. With an example of tug of war, we understood the concepts of balanced and unbalanced forces. We also discussed how friction is considered an as necessary evil.

Chemistry- We learned about mixtures, compounds and elements, understood how they have similarities and differences taking examples from daily life. This was followed by a formative assessment on Quizizz. Next, we investigated and prepared property profile for some elements through lab work. We tested and reinforced our understanding of the concepts by completing a task sheet on the same.

Biology- We watched a video to revise our understanding about eukaryotic cells. We learnt about different types of cells present in our body, and how every single cell is in itself an independent factory working together to form several organ systems which continue to form an organism. We even did a group work on this concept in which we had to build a cell using the organelles printed and provided by our teacher. Next, we studied about the organization of life and learnt how our body is formed (cell – tissue – organ – organ system – organism) and the different types of atoms. These two weeks were very interesting and we as class would love to dig deeper into the science hidden behind our body. (Written by Antara Gupta)

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Math

We learnt about various Algebraic Expressions: their representation and manipulations. Thereafter, we connected the Algebraic Expressions to various geometrical patterns around us. Next, we applied the technique of substitution for finding input and output table.

Language acquisition

French- We revised the unit and its grammatical concepts by playing quizzes on Kahoot and Quizus. Thereafter, we started describing our daily routine and of others using connectors and conjunctions. We also watched the interactive videos on ‘A Typical Routine‘. Following this, we have started working on showcasing our learning in classroom by making posters.

Spanish- We took an oral formative assessment on the current topic ‘Mi rutina diaria’. We were a given a homework to interview our parents asking about their daily routine which we will present in front of the class next week.

Hindi- Phase 1

Phase 1

We practiced paragraph writing on the topic ‘How many things contribute in our growing and all over development as a Human including friends, family, relatives, nature and society’. Working on Criterion A, we e watched the Hindi feature film ‘School Bag’ narrating  the story of a child and mother This week we also had our Formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D. We had a quiz on Kahoot based on grammar concepts. We also practiced shrutlekh and story reading activities.

Phase 2

We practiced paragraph writing on the topic ‘How many things contribute in our growing and all over development as a Human including friends, family, relatives, nature and society’.  Working on Criterion A, we  watched the Hindi feature film ‘School Bag’ narrating  the story of a child and mother  This week we also had our formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D.

Individual and societies

We have started formulating Natural Disaster Management Plans. This required critical understanding of the various stages that need to be kept in mind. We had to understand the magnitude and location of the disaster. This helped us to come up with plans for LEDC and MEDC and reflect upon the differences in terms of preparation, prevention and recovery in a rich vs. poor country. We also focused on immediate and long term aids.

DT

We researched on various modern buildings and finally predicted the architecture 50 years from now in the form of a building. This architectural structure (it can be a villa, a building or a restaurant design) will be our end product. While finalizing the end product, we thought of our resources and sustainability so that we can have a better place to live.

ICT

We have submitted our presentation for assessment of Criteria A: Inquiring and Analyzing. We reflected on our performance to understand our strengths and challenges. Thereafter, we started working on Criterion B: Developing ideas and are in the process of designing drafts for the screen layout of our website.

Art

We have completed our research work on different art movements, artists and artworks associated with them. During our research work we tried to understand composition arrangement, symbolic representation of colours and the ways in which innovative ideas were used .Thereafter, we tried to critically analyse how artworks vary in different art movements. Based on the research, we created mind maps and layouts for our final artwork. We also tried to work upon meaningful application of colours in our art works. We have completed the layout and process journal and have started our final work.

Music

We had our formative assessment on the derivation of scales – major and minor on the staff. We also discussed the answers of the questions we had attempted in the assessment paper.

PHE

We continued with our unit on Healthy lifestyle. We researched about the effects of exercise on the muscular system. Thereafter, we enjoyed practicing the gaming skills in the sports of our choice.