October 12, 2018

ENGLISH: This fortnight, we were determined to get good grades in our formative assessment. We practiced how to organize our thoughts before writing the final task. We worked even harder than pirates in hunt of treasure and applauded ourselves for performing better than before. We offered credit to novelist Gustav Freytag for helping us to plot our story on the “Freytag’s Pyramid”.

The highlight of the week was the theatrical presentation of Korean Folk Tales where the actors regaled us with 3 different stories. We were fascinated to see how one person played multiple roles with minimal use of props.

We enjoyed an activity on finding synonyms for various commonly used words, like ‘said’, ‘ask’, ‘awesome’ etc, to increase our vocabulary. We also performed an activity on finding the similarities between our two IDU subjects- Individuals and Societies and Language and Literature. After this, we practiced letter writing skills in class.

-by Likhit Rustagi

SCIENCE:

 PHYSICS: As we started UNIT-2 on Light and how we find evidences, we listed various sources of light and categorized them into 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 an experiment to understand the concept of refraction. The activities were very interesting as they helped us understand the concept in a simpler way.

-by Likhit Rustogi

BIOLOGY: We made notes on cellular organization and got to know that cells build up an organism. We observed the slide of cheek cell and had a class discussion on the similarities and comparison between the plant and animal cell. We compared the onion peel and cheek cell to understand the differences and similarities between the two type of cells.

-by Likhit Rustagi

CHEMISTRY:
We began the new week by revising conversions from Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa. We learnt about particle theory through a practical activity and discussion in the class. We had learnt a new term, absolute zero, and were surprised to know that everything freezes at that temperature. We took our second formative assessment and scored brilliantly! We wound up our unit with an interesting reflection on the unit in which we covered all the inquiry questions. We realized that we had developed ATL skills and exhibited IB learner profiles during the course of this unit and decided a goal for ourselves for the next unit. We were introduced to our next unit, “Atoms” for which we discussed the key concept, global context, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions.

by: Likhit Rustagi

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

Over the past lessons, we have learnt about and discussed the Chinese Civilisation, Egyptian Civilisation, and extended our knowledge about the Mesopotamian Civilisation. We worked in pairs and found similarities among any three civilisations of our choice using a Venn Diagram. We read about the writing system, culture, geography and time period of each civilisation. We also watched many informative videos on these civilisations. We are learning about the Silk Route that supported trade between many civilisations. Even though the geographical distance and time periods between these civilisations and us are huge, we have been able to make a connection between them and today and have learnt to appreciate their hard work to bring us to where we are today.

-by Zoya Gupta

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

-by Diya Aneja and Satyam Wadhwa

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 have learnt.

HINDI:

Phase 1

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

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 read many stories during class reading sessions.

We wrote an article on the topic- Have humans become completely selfish in the present times?

SPANISH:

We learnt a new irregular verb ‘Gustar’
We discussed the formation of the sentences and questions in Spanish.  An activity was conducted for the revision of replica in which we had to ask each other questions using the verb ‘Gustar’ . We talked about different class objects. This was a fun week with loads of new information being shared.

– Ridhima Pahuja

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

-by Likhit Rustagi

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

-by Sarthak Tallamraju

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

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

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

 

 

Advertisements

September 28, 2018

MYP 1C BLOG

ENGLISH: This fortnight we travelled to the land of China through a guest lecture by Ms Juliana, a parent of one of our own class members. She narrated a famous folk tale of Prince Nezha’s Triumph against the East Dragon King. All the students of MYP 1 listened in rapt attention. This was followed by an interactive session where Ms Juliana asked us to identify the common features with other folk tales. We also read a Russian folk tale but with a difference. Our teacher revealed only a part of the story to us which we mapped on the Freytag’s pyramid. Thereafter, we wrote the rest of the story to its end using our creativity and imagination. We worked in pairs to complete the Freytag’s Pyramid.  We worked on formal and informal letters and read folk tales from various books from the library.

SCIENCE:

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

BIOLOGY: We dived into this week with extensive revision on the parts of a microscope, plant and animal cells. We also completed a labeling task sheet. Following this we prepared a table on microscope parts and its function.We had a formative assessment on preparing a slide of an onion peel for which we used various tools as well as chemicals. We found the F.A. very interesting. After finishing the practical, we moved on to the written test.

-by Likhit Rustagi

CHEMISTRY:
We have been delving deep into the details of states of matter. We had a practical activity in which we worked in groups and did three activities. We combined our observations, saw that spaces between particles determines the state of matter. We discussed the need for temperature conversions and learnt the formula for converting Kelvin scale into Celsius scale and Fahrenheit scale into Celsius scale and vice-versa. We applied our understanding of formulae to practice many numericals. We browsed through the relevant concepts in our Physical Science textbook.

-by Likhit Rustagi

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

In the last two weeks, we have learnt about the Indus Valley Civilisation and improved our understanding of the Neolithic Period. We also had a class discussion on a few non-profit organisations such as SPIC MACAY and Kalamandir, that are working towards preserving our heritage. We also discussed the Mesopotamian Civilisation and compared it with the Indus Valley Civilisation after watching a short video. These few lessons have transported us back in time and helped us understand and appreciate our ancestors and their lifestyle.

-by Zoya Gupta

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

-by Riddhima Pahuja.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

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

HINDI:

Phase 1

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

Phase 2

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

SPANISH: We had a discussion on extended family and revised it through a worksheet.  We practiced describing people in Spanish and revised the verbs like llevar, ser, tener and estar  . An activity was conducted in form of formative assessment for criteria C & D in which we had to use the correct Spanish vocabulary to describe any of our friends, family members or   pets. Then, we asked questions from 2 of our peers about the person we had talked about. .

-by Ridhima Pahuja

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

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

ART:  For the past few weeks we have been doing folk art.  We each chose folk art from different countries and researched on that.  During this unit, we also visited the Ojas Art Gallery to see Indian folk art.  After we got an idea on how to make folk art, we started our own from the country we had researched on.

– by Anisha Gupta

PHE: We were introduced to our first unit- “Fitness through Different Sports” in the class. We were briefed about the importance of exercise in daily routine. We discussed about the term physical fitness and the components of physical fitness.

 MUSIC:  In the last 2 weeks we have learned how to identify notes using the music alphabet, ‘DO RE ME FA SO LA TE DO’. We have also started learning about the types of notes like minim and quaver. We practiced the ear training exercise in which the teacher played short musical phrases on the keyboard and we had to identify the notes played in those phrases. This is our favourite activity

We also started with the concept of rhythm. We watched a video based on the importance of rhythm. We learnt different musical note values in order to learn composition of different rhythms. We learnt to clap on different rhythm compositions done by the teacher in 4/4 time signature.

-by Tavanya Seth

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.

 

September 14, 2018

ENGLISH: We read three stories from different parts of the world namely Philippines, Ireland and Poland. We practiced writing internal monologues of various characters by using direct evidence from the stories and also by using indirect references that challenged our imagination and creativity. We made a deliberate effort at using a variety of verbs in lieu of ‘said’ and ‘asked’. We also observed the similarities across folktales, working on the premise that at the very core, the morals and themes remain the same.

We are now revisiting the skill of letter writing and have practiced one informal letter where we assumed the role of one of the primary characters in a story. We employed empathy in order to relate to how the character would have felt and how he/she would have reacted to a given situation.

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS: In continuation to fundamental and SI units, we learned what derived units are and why we need them. We also practiced unit conversion of 5 basic physical quantities – Length, mass, volume, time and temperature (conversion of degree Celsius into degree Fahrenheit).

BIOLOGY: We watched a video on plant and animal cell and compared the two by drawing a Venn diagram showing its comparison. We also did a practical on identifying the different parts of microscopes. We learned how to focus a microscope and the role of diaphragm and the mirror when focussing the slides.

CHEMISTRY:
We noted our observations on the laboratory thermometer. We learnt the working of the thermometer and completed its activity sheet. We observed and compared the movement of particles in cold and hot water and completed the activity sheet based on the same. We took our formative assessment, which was a cut and paste activity, on changes of states of matter.

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

We started working on the need and importance of conserving monuments by brainstorming the ideas in a group discussion. We determined our role in conserving these monuments. We also attempted to construct the meaning of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

MATH: We have reached the end of our unit “number system”.

We discussed how to differentiate between prime & composite numbers and factors & multiples. We also learnt how to make a factor tree. We reviewed the concepts of HCF and LCM and learnt to apply these using examples from real life and by watching a related video.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: During this week, we have done a lot of interactive activities. Firstly, we did an activity to learn classroom instructions in which we were paired into groups and were asked to draw scenes from real classroom situations where classroom instructions are utilized. We used as many instructions as we could in our pictures which was really helpful as we learnt the spellings. Afterwards, we practiced for our Formative Assessment by doing listening activities, worksheets on concepts of presenting yourself, asking name, age, profession, nationality, etc., and filling personal details in an identity card. We also discussed our homework and this prepared us better for the FA which happened in this week.

HINDI:

Phase 1

We revised the basics of language and had a discussion on why we celebrate Hindi Diwas. We wrote our messages for Hindi Diwas. We also practiced writing paragraphs and shared our work with peers in class.

Phase 2

We had a discussion on why we celebrate Hindi Diwas. We wrote our messages for Hindi Diwas. We also practiced writing paragraphs and shared our work with peers in class.

SPANISH: We described our favourite famous personalities in Spanish. We also learnt family tree in Spanish and described each member of the family using the verbs “Ser, tener and llevar”

ICT: We have lots of queries related to Design Cycle in our minds which we are trying to resolve. We have prepared questions for client’s interview and are gathering data from primary and secondary sources of information. As we got to play games on scratch.mit.edu, we analyzed a few similar products which were enjoyable.

DT: We analysed a range of existing products and identified the strength and weakness of each idea. We are going to incorporate the same while finalizing our designs.

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

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

 MUSIC:  We had our first formative assessment in which we had to describe some basic music terminology and identify the pitches marked on the Treble and Bass clefs.

We did an ear training exercise in which the teacher played short musical phrases on the keyboard and we had to identify the notes played in those phrases.  The analogy of playing by ear is writing language when it is dictated. Developing aural awareness is fundamental to musical training because having a ‘musical ear’ impacts all aspects of musicianship.

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 from around the world.

MYP 1C students- SEL activity
As part of SEL activity, we were to match specific questions to their probable answers. We had to think critically in order to analyse each of the answers our friends had and hit upon the correct Q&A match.
MYP 1C students - SEL activity
Once we had our likely match, we then had to place our paired Q&A under each category of different types of listening e.g. one-upping, story telling, advising, shutting down, etc. Later, we reflected on the kind of empathy we display while listening to people around us. We are going to refer to this chart on a regular basis in class, to remind ourselves to be more empathetic individuals.

 

Blog – August 24, 2018

ENGLISH: We explored the five elements of a story extensively. We have distinguished between the theme and moral of a story. In one activity, we were given a picture prompt, and in another task, a setting, characters and a theme around which we created original stories that also had to have a moral. After seeing a video of a Jataka Tale, we determined its theme and identified all the other elements of a story.

We have been brushing up basic grammar concepts as this unit progresses.

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS: We were given various measuring tools to name and explain their use. We thought of an experiment which could be performed in the lab with those tools. We discussed the SI unit for various measurements and learned to convert other form of units to standard unit. We reflected on the importance of SI units.

BIOLOGY: We took the benchmarking assessment in the class. We watched a song on seven life processes and listed the same in our notebook while watching the video. Using the Holt’s Life Science textbook, we also learned about the necessities of life like air, water, place to live and food, in a group activity, We then shared our understanding with other groups and noted what the other members explained about the topics assigned to them.

CHEMISTRY:
We compared the properties of solids, liquids and gases to complete the Venn diagram. We explored two types of solids and compared their properties.  We watched videos and discussed surface tension and viscosity as two important properties of liquid. We discussed the application of these properties in daily life.

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

We investigated further into the Primary and Secondary sources and enhanced our understanding on various other sources like archaeological and literary sources. We determined the difference between Pre-historic and Historic era.  We found out how the Palaeolithic man evolved over a period of time. We also organised the incidence of history in chronological order.

MATH: We started the academic session by reviewing our concepts of previously learned concepts of number system through an activity, ‘My Grocery Shopping’, where we made a balance sheet. We also learned about the command terms and revisited them with the help of a worksheet. We have started with the unit, ‘Number System’ and are applying the mathematical operation in word problems based on real life situations.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: This week commenced with the introduction to the unit, My Personal World. After understanding the key concepts and global context pertaining to this unit, we had a discussion on the statement of inquiry and this led to altering the one previously decided. We further discussed the inquiry questions, and then we participated in the ‘Role play’ activity. Our teacher gave us dialogues and ideas to carry out routine conversations in a classroom, home, or among our friends. Using these ideas, we made as many dialogues as we could and learnt the subject pronouns as well. Lastly, we revised the verbs (etre, avoir, s’appeler), learnt the French accents, practiced pronouncing the nasal and oral sounds and then participated in a pair activity to strengthen our listening and dictating skills.

HINDI: Phase 1

We had a discussion on the unit ‘Me, My Family and Friends’. We discussed the various concepts of family and extended family and had a writing activity based on the same. We read the Hindi story ‘Makhmal Mein Lipte Joote’ & ‘Mere Raaste ke Sangee’ and had vocabulary building activities in the class.

Phase 2

We had a discussion on the unit ‘Me, My Family and Friends’. We discussed the various concepts of family and extended family and had a writing activity based on the same. We read the Hindi story ‘Mere Padosi ka Jaana’ and had vocabulary building activities in the class.

SPANISH: We learnt to describe a person physically using the verbs “Ser” and “Tener”. We enjoyed an activity ‘Guess who?’ where two of us stood facing each other. One of us could see the picture of a famous personality on the screen.  Each partner of the pair had to describe this personality and the other one had to guess.

ICT: We created a questionnaire for our client to conduct primary research on the concepts that we may want to create our game on. Creating question was simple, however, when we justified those questions we realised that some of them were not suitable. This helped us prepare better questions for research. Through this, we developed an important research skill.
DT: We connected our products with global context, statement of inquiry and how inquiry questions are catered to throughout the unit. This activity highlighted communication skills. We wrote our understanding of the same and the information was displayed on the bulletin board.

ART:  We have developed an understanding of folk art through various activities and discussions. We have researched on different elements of folk art and have tried to present them in contemporary context by moving away from the conventional ways. We have enhanced our skills by understanding how the conventional ways of folk art have changed in the present global perspectives. We have introduced several interesting and new ideas.

PHE: We discussed the concept of ‘Strength’ and its importance in sports training. We also identified the sports in which strength is required the most.

MUSIC:  We did a pitch puzzle activity in which each pair had to come up with words that could be spelled using the notes on the staff in a given time limit. We could only use the letters ‘A to G’ to form different words as we just have these seven letters that are used to denote pitch names on the musical staff. We also learnt about the Bass clef notes, a whole and a half-step interval between pitches.

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.

August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018

MYP 1C BLOG

This week, saw the culmination of an extremely important event – Senate Elections at DPSI! Candidates for various senate positions presented their speeches in the school auditorium. After much passionate campaigning that saw interesting and innovative strategies employed by all the candidates trying to woo us voters, we finally went to elections on Friday, August 10, 2018! Check out our smiling faces after we had exercised our right to vote!

ENGLISH: We began the new academic session with exciting and engaging activities that helped us revise our prior learning and various skills. We were introduced to the seemingly complex world of MYP jargon where we became familiar with terms like Global context, Key concepts and Related concepts. We understood the assessment criteria for language and literature and navigated our way through the command terms. To understand this better, we framed questions based on command terms for the story ‘Last Leaf’ by O’Henry. Subsequently, we identified the five basic elements of this story and discussed the theme. With the help of another folk tale, we worked in groups to determine the difference between the theme and moral of a story and eventually wrote an original story based on a theme assigned to each group.

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS: We started the academic session by reviewing our concepts of graph. We did this by group discussions and an activity where students learned about parts of graph, independent & dependent variables and interpreting and drawing bar and line graphs. We have started with the unit ‘Measurement’ by watching the video on safety tools used in labs. This helped us to become aware of the various safety symbols.

BIOLOGY: We started our academic year by dwelling more on developing skills in science. We learned about scientific method and the different steps of a scientific method.  We watched a video on the same. We also learned about variables, types of variables and did few examples to list the dependent, independent and controlled variables. We started the new unit ‘Building Blocks’. The key concept, global context, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions were shared, followed by a class discussion.  We referred to few reference books and completed the task the ‘Reading Response’ on characteristics of living and non-living things, life processes and then, summarized this information.

CHEMISTRY:
We started our new academic year by enhancing our skills required in Science. We discussed the importance and usage of command terms. We discussed each command term in detail and framed questions using them. We started the new unit in Chemistry, ‘Building Blocks’. The key concept, global context, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions were shared, followed by a class discussion.  We did a starter activity for the unit. We have presented our understanding about the properties of solids, liquids and gases by doing a role play. We discussed other important properties of the same and completed a task sheet on the same.

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

We started our journey in Individuals and Societies with a brief introduction to the subject. We enjoyed mapping our understanding of PYP trans disciplinary themes to MYP global contexts and later associated our understanding of global contexts by mapping it to the new topic ‘Knowing Our Ancient Past’. We investigated further into the subject by categorizing various sources of information around us into primary and secondary.

MATH: We started the academic session by reviewing our concepts of previously learned concepts of number system through an activity, ‘My Grocery Shopping’, where we made a balance sheet. We also learned about the command terms and revisited them with the help of a worksheet. We have started with the unit, ‘Number System’ and applying the mathematical operation in real life word problems.

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: The new academic session began with a lot of excitement for learning French. Some of us have studied French previously in PYP and others have chosen simply because of their interest in this language of love and beauty. This week started off with various ice breaking activities in which we revised the daily conversations of greeting and saying goodbye, playing with numbers, and pronouncing the French alphabets. We played games such as Hangman, Guess My Word to recapitulate our vocabulary as well as had a quiz on the French culture and civilization. Lastly, we learnt how to introduce ourselves by playing a game in which the French teacher gave us various words on cards and we made as many phrases as we could by using them.

HINDI: We shared our summer vacation experiences and discussed about our areas of improvement for the new term, related to language and ATL skills.  We also had various activities like Just A Minute and ‘Pahchan kaun’ in our class which were helpful in developing our communication and collaboration skill. We also read various stories and articles during group reading activities. Under SEL (social and emotional learning), we made cards for our peers which helped us in understanding each other’s skills and positive aspects of personality. We also discussed the essential agreements for our classes. This week, we also had our benchmarking assessments.

SPANISH: Brainstorming and scaffolding skill-based activities were conducted in the class which helped us recall what we have learnt in primary years. We enjoyed role plays based on greetings, farewell and basic introduction.

DIGITAL DESIGN: We started with an interesting activity of watching the movie, ‘Soar’, and identifying design elements in the story. It was fun to do a collaborative task and listen to others’ perspectives. Since design as a subject is new to us, we are learning the basic concepts related to it. In another task, we learnt how to create infographics using ‘easel.ly‘ and created an infographic on ‘Elements of Game Design’ which is our current unit. We have created our account on ‘scratch.mit.edu‘ and will be using it to design games.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Beginning of a new unit in Design subject is always fun as we will explore new techniques, new products and a new software during the course of this term. We have started with our new unit ‘Introduction to Design Cycle’. Ma’am taught us all the stages of the design cycle and importance of the same in the design world.  We interviewed primary and secondary teachers as our clients and understood their problems. Back in class, we brainstormed the problems and we will do research to find out the solutions.

VISUAL ART:  We have developed an understanding of folk art through various activities and discussions. We have researched on different folk-art elements and have tried to present them in contemporary context by moving away from the conventional ways. We have tried to enhance our skills by understanding how the conventional ways of folk art have changed in the present global perspectives.

PHE: We were introduced to our first unit- ‘Fitness Through Different Sports’ in the class. We were briefed about the importance of exercise in daily routine. We discussed the term physical fitness and the components of physical fitness

 MUSIC:  We had an introduction session where in everybody talked about their interest and knowledge about music so far. We also did a few ice breaking activities that helped them to discover about everybody’s personal interests and unique talents. We learnt the names of different pitches and how to read them like musicians.  We became familiar with the structure of the keyboard, names of all the white and black keys on the keyboard, the staff – which is used by the musicians to notate the written music, Treble clef (G-clef), note names and their placement on the staff. We also studied about the relationships between pitch, frequency, wavelength and tension.

DRAMA: We discussed the concept of folktales in detail. We explored the elements, types, and characteristics of folktales. We tried to create group improvisation based on imaginary stories and watched videos of folktales from various cultures around the world.