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
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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.