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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

21st September 2018

Language and literature

We honed our report writing skills by describing our recent Bagiya visit and senate results. Thereafter, we revisited formal and informal letter writing skills by writing letters to the Editor and friends.

Science

Physics- We discussed motion graph and learned how a distance time graph looks when the object is stationary moving with a constant speed.  Thereafter, we learned how to find out the total distance travelled from a graph. We also observed a velocity time graph and identified when the object is accelerating or decelerating.

Chemistry- We discussed the properties of pure and impure substances and made real life connections. Next, we discussed properties of elements and compounds taking examples from daily life and learnt their diagrammatic representation. Following this, we completed a task sheet on the same and took self-assessment. We did a looping back activity on properties of metals and non-metals and how elements got their symbols.

Biology- We performed practical investigation to test the presence of glucose in different food sample using Benedict’s Reagent  and completed the analysis questions. Following this, we discussed the homework task sheet on analysing the data based on the effect of temperature and rising of the dough.

Math

We learnt how to solve decimal story sums and were introduced to conversions of fractions, decimals & percentages – Next we learnt how the percentage discounts are calculated. We are all geared up for our upcoming formative assessment.

Language acquisition

French- During this week, we practiced the conjugations of irregular and reflexive verbs. We learnt how to differentiate between reflexive and non-reflexive verbs. Thereafter, we discovered useful expressions to describe the daily routine. To strengthen our grammar skills, we discussed the homework and revised the expressions of time.

Hindi-

Phase 1- We read stories from Hindi Children magazines and practiced sentence making. We also revised basic grammar concepts that help in formation of sentences.

Phase 2- We read the stories ‘Makhmal Mein Llipte Jjoote’, ‘Raaste ke Sangee’ and discussed how memories become important part of our lives. We also shared about our own experiences and learning. Next, we practiced article writing on ‘How various things Affect and Contribute in our Complete Growth and Development as a Human’.

Spanish- We got feedback on our formative assessment.  We learnt to make questions and implemented our learning and knowledge in playing ‘Hopscotch’ in pairs.

Individual and societies

We tried finding answers to number of questions that keep coming up as soon as we hear the word volcano- what causes volcanic eruptions, what comes out of volcanic vents, how many types of volcanoes are there and so on and so forth. There is so much we learned about volcanoes and so much more to explore. Eternal thirst for knowledge keeps us going and searching for answers.

Digital Design

We have submitted our presentations for feedback on strand i and ii of Criterion A: Inquiring and Analysing. We have started working on evaluating the features and limitations of similar products that are already available. We will now complete our design brief for final assessment.

Product Design

We have completed the first stage of design cycle. Next week onwards we will start working on the ideas stage of the design cycle.

Art

We have completed our research work on different art movements and, artists and the art works associated with them. During our research, we tried to understand the compositions symbolic representation of colours and the ways in which innovative ideas used in the compositions. We tried to critically analyze how art works vary in different art movements. Following this, 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 revised the formulas used to derive major and minor scales and marked the pitches of those scales on the staff. To be able to express ourselves artistically on our instrument, we must memorize our scales and have them our fingertips.

PHE

We started our fitness training by playing multiple sports.

 

8th September,2018

Language and Literature

This week we were assigned various stories by Anton Chekhov wherein we had to identify various elements in the story along with plotting it on the Freytag’s pyramid. Thereafter, we framed research questions keeping in mind the author’s background and the time period in which the stories were written.

Science

Physics- We practiced numerical based on calculating distance and displacement in various situations. Following this, we learned to apply Pythagoras theorem to calculate displacement in the given directions.

Chemistry- We observed samples of pure and impure substances and took self-notes. Thereafter, we learnt new terms homogeneous and heterogeneous which were then connected with our observations. Following this, we discussed the properties of pure substances.

Biology- We performed the practical formative assessment task on investigating the presence of starch in different food samples. We analysed the data and completed the worksheet. 

Individual and Societies

We have been learning about natural disasters, especially the recent one in Kerala. We started exploring the SDGs by discussing its significance in groups. We also had a discussion on the topic of earthquake as an outcome of plate tectonic movement.

Language Acquisition

French- This week we learnt the conjugation and usage of verbs that describe our daily routine and made phrases with them. We carried it further with the help of activities such as storytelling, matching the diagram with the expression and Kahoot Quiz activities. We also saw some videos on daily routine of students. Lastly, we practiced parts of a sentence and revision of conjugation of –er ending verbs. 

Hindi- Phase 1- We had a discussion on the statement of inquiry for the current unit, the associated global context, key concept and related concepts. Next, we practiced reading and writing short paragraphs.

Phase 2- We had discussion on the statement of inquiry for the current unit, the associated global context, key concept and related concepts. We practiced reading and writing short paragraphs. Following this, we made cards and wrote messages for the Hindi Diwas.

Spanish- Phase I – We practiced to describe our daily routine in present tense.

Phase 2– We learnt simple past tense: El pretérito indefinido and practiced describing the routine of a specific day in Spanish

Mathematics

We continued practicing BEDMAS rules in the family of numbers with respect to fractions. Thereafter, we appeared for a formative assessment to check our learning and used the ATL – Reflection to set our goals.

Digital Design

We are developing our research skills by working on the research questions that we need to focus on in the present unit. We will be researching on these questions using primary and secondary sources of information.

Music

We understood the formation of a major scale, which is the basis of most western music.  We learnt how it is made up of a series of intervals of either a tone or a semitone. We learnt the major scale in terms of solfege ( Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do ), degrees (numbers –  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ) and the pitches we have in a particular scale like a ‘C major scale’ ( C D E F G A B C ).

Design

We constructed a detailed research plan, which identifies and prioritizes the primary and secondary research needed to develop a solution to the problems independently.

Art

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

Drama

We discussed in details Greek theatre, the theories of i origin and watched videos of Greek theatre, its origin and other aspects. Next we worked in groups to develop chorus songs and tried enacting the Greek chorus in groups.

PHE

We discussed about the effects of exercise on the cardiovascular system. We also honed our gaming skills in various sports.

 

 

 

1st September 2018

Language and literature

We have been introduced to our unit, ‘A Chameleon’ by Anton Chekhov. After understanding the Global Context, Key Concepts and Related concepts for this unit, we determined the Statement of Inquiry. Through a class discussion, we prepared a list of similes to describe various characteristics of humans especially those that are reminiscent of certain animals. We now comprehend how the expression ‘changing color’ is applicable to humans and the situations that might compel them to behave in this manner. We have started reading the short story and are annotating unusual and interesting words/phrases used by the author to sketch the characters, setting and situations in the mind of the reader.

As part of this unit, we are also brushing up on our grammar skills.

Mathematics

We learnt about GCF & LCM and practiced solving various types of word problems.  Thereafter, we studied the use of fractions in the number system. 

We took a formative assessment to check our areas of improvement with respect to the Reflection Skills  (ATL)

Science

Physics- We explored the difference between scalar & vector quantities, speed & velocity through real life situations. We looked at the application aspect of time, speed and distance problems. 

Chemistry-We investigated various signs of chemical reactions through a lab activity and shared our observation in the class. Next, we watched a video on physical and chemical properties of the materials followed by a self-assessment.  Thereafter, we discussed the terms pure and impure substances.

Biology- We did a starter activity to review what we had learned about nutrients, balanced diet and cellular organisation. We then watched a video showing the journey of food through the digestive tract. While watching the video, we listed the digestive organs. This was followed by class discussion a group task detailing the role of various organs in the digestive process.

Individuals & societies

We had discussion on the recent natural disaster in Kerala and suggested solutions to the on-going flood crisis. We discussed the effects of the plate tectonic movements. We were introduced to the theory of continental drift and enhanced our learning through a pair-share activity.

Language acquistion

French-This week our benchmarking results were declared. We discussed the papers and some exemplary responses were shown in order to demonstrate what is deemed as a correct way to respond to the four criteria. Apart from these results, we commenced with the unit ‘Ma routine’ We revised how to tell time using appropriate expressions. Moreover, we learnt expressions to describe our daily activities as well as the new type of verbs (Reflexive verbs) that support such expressions. We did storytelling and Kahoot Quiz activities in the class to describe daily routine and also used expressions with the verb “jouer a” and “jouer de”.  

Spanish- We learnt to describe a person in Spanish using the verbs “ser, tener, and llevar”. We chose a person; either a favorite sportsperson, a family member or a best friend and described them in Spanish.

Hindi

Phase 1

We had discussion on the topic ‘Me, My Family and Friends’. We discussed the concept of family and extended family We read the stories ‘Makhmal Mein Lipte Joote’ & ‘Mere Raaste ke Sangee’ and enjoyed vocabulary building activities.

Phase 2

We had discussion on the topic ‘Me, My Family and Friends’. We discussed the concepts of family and extended family Thereafter, we had practiced paragraph writing on the topic ‘My Memories with Family and Friends’. We read the story ‘Mere Padosi ka Jaana’ followed by vocabulary building activities. 

DT

Progressing towards our summative assessment, we are predicting the design of a modern building 50 years from now. To achieve this we are analysing the existing buildings to come up with the final design.

ICT

We have started brainstorming on our individual website and its clients. We identified different elements that should be included in our website. Last week we framed our own definition of the command terms that are used in Digital Design. In the coming weeks, we will focus on the design problems and the first phase of Design Cycle, i.e., inquiring and analyzing.

Drama

We discussed and explored the historical and geographical background of Greece and its cities and states.  We shared theories associated with the origin of Greek theater and aspects associated with it. This was followed by group improvisation on the relationship between humans, Gods and forces of nature. 

Music

We learnt the names of all the music intervals and their role in our tonal system. We learnt how categorizing sounds and giving those names makes them clearer and conveniently communicable. We also watched video demonstrating different songs based on different intervals and how recognition of the intervals becomes easier by humming some popular tunes.

Art

We have completed our research work on different art movements, artists and art works associated with them Thereafter, we tried to understand composition arrangement, symbolic representation of colours and ways in which innovative ideas have been used in the compositions. Following this, we tried to critically analyze how art works vary in different art movements; created mind maps and finalized the layout for our art work.

PHE

We discussed the importance of exercises in maintaining healthy lifestyle.