Language and literature
We analysed picture prompts and wrote diary entries and internal monologues based on them. We also learned how to connect these with the global context and its strands. We explored travelogues and learned how to write travelogues for our own self and for others
In the last two weeks, we revised concepts of direct and inverse proportion comparing rates and ratios in our daily lives. We were taught to plot coordinates constructing a line graph from a given equation of relationship between quantities. We were introduced to the concept of density of a object in relationship between its weight and its volume/capacity.
– Kabir Suri
Chemistry-We learned the skill of writing chemical names and chemical formulas for chemical compounds and practiced many of them to test our understanding. We discussed the need to balance the chemical equations. We also had our formative assessment on writing chemical names and formula for different chemical compounds.
– Diya Kansal
Physics- We started a new unit -Waves by doing an activity named ‘talk to the picture’ where we had to look at the picture and write what we understood about waves through the same. We also did think pair share activity to discuss about the two very different types of waves – Longitudinal and Transverse. We learned about the EM waves and the EM spectrum. We did our 1st FA which was a group task on EM waves and its application
Biology- We learned about DNA and its functions, comparison of DNA and DNA. We also learned about evolution and Darwin’s theory of Natural selection with reference to specific examples. We also watched a video on the same. We learnt how he discovered his theory and what the different stages of natural selection are.
Individuals & societies
We selected one of the human rights, researched on its various aspects and case studies on UNHRC. We did a pair-share presentation wherein we analysed the problems and listed various rights that are violated. While doing this we also had to find an evidence of violation of human rights. By the end of the lesson we had to propose changes that need to be made at grass root level in order to stop the violation of human rights.
French- In the past two weeks we learnt vocabulary and expressions for the current unit ‘Travel & Vacations’. We framed sentences to incorporate the vocabulary for means of transport using the preposition “en”. To fortify our learning, we watched videos, used interactive worksheets from famous French blogs, and participated in French quizzes. Lastly, we have prepared our itineraries to present our favorite holiday destinations. We appeared for our formative assessment on criterion B for this unit.
Spanish- We learnt the format of a diary entry and post card. We implemented our learning in writing post cards to our friends in class. We also learned to describe our last vacation in Spanish.
Hindi- In our unit – Leisure activities and hobbies, we discussed the importance of our free time and how it can be utilized fruitfully. Along with story writing we also discussed descriptive writing in order to make our story more attractive to the readers. Finally, students learnt the art of ‘bimb’ and the role of ‘five senses’ in our descriptive writing to make the story more focused.
Design and Technology
This week we discussed the importance of annotation and how it is done in a fashion sketch. Most of us have added detailed comments to our product sketches, which help the viewers understand the design details. We also learned some new terms associated with style features like necklines, sleeve styles, collars, surface ornamentation etc.
In the last two weeks in Digital Design class, we have finished all the strands of criterion B presentation and have submitted the same for assessments. We are currently working on our Photoshop posters to raise awareness about healthy habits. We had been learning the different tools that we require for our selected designs and applying them in the final product.
We prepared and presented our own African compositions that we created in groups using different instruments, including the ones that were made by us. We used many African techniques like call and response, ostinato, poly-rhythm and improvisation to make the compositions more interesting. We answered a questionnaire based on Criteria A to show our knowledge and understanding of African music and the importance of drumming in the African culture.
– Aditya Sharma, MYP 2C
We started a new unit – clay modelling relief sculptures. We learned about high, low and 3D relief sculptures through different demonstrations and practical work. After learning three types of relief sculptures and different types of perspectives we made a layout for our final art work. We also made different objects in clay to understand about different dimensions of relief sculptures.
– Medha Ummat
We started our new unit of Volleyball under Net Games. We researched about the dimensions of the Volleyball court and basic rules of the game. We were briefed about the fundamental skills in Volleyball like service, receive, set and attack. We practiced receiving the ball and underhand service during the lesson.