March 15, 2019

ENGLISH: We have written several diary entries and have observed how the tone of the writer changes over a period of time. We have identified the various word forms that are used to create an effect on the audience and have used some of them in our own writing. Ma’am introduced us to the concept of RAFT (Role, Audience, Format and Topic) as a strategy to choose our strongest writing skill. We have also had a brief introduction to literary devices that enhance the quality of writing.

By Arsh Agarwal MYP 1D

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS: We are currently learning about different forms of energy in our physics class. We did many activities in class and learned many new things. In one of the activities, our class was divided into 2 groups and one player from each group came and sat in front of the class, with the back to the board where ma’am wrote a form of energy. This child had to guess the form of energy asking indirect questions, while the group could respond with a yes or no. We also discussed how one form of energy gets transferred into another form and the various day to day applications where these transformations take place.

Nandini Tyagi – MYP 1A

BIOLOGY: We learned about photosynthesis and transpiration. We conducted an experiment on investigating transpiration. This investigation was a formative assessment task which was discussed in the class. As we completed the unit Chemicals in Life, we reflected on the same. We also listed important keywords learnt in this unit.

CHEMISTRY:
In our Chemistry lesson, we observed an activity on testing the pH of various soil samples and analyzed the results. We learned about neutralization reaction and its applications in daily life through an interesting activity and set. We prepared for our formative assessment, a group task in which we had to use our research skills and learn further about different applications of neutralization reactions. We displayed them using our creative skills. We were introduced to the new unit, Mystery of Elements.  We hope it is as interesting as the previous one.

by: Misheka Bhagat – MYP 1D

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

The past few classes have been very informative and we have enjoyed them a lot. We learnt about weathering, erosion and deposition, by watching some videos and discussing where these processes occur. We understood how the agents of weathering, erosion and deposition work. River landforms were also discussed in class. We understood how the water flows from the upper course to the middle course and then into the lower course of the river. We learnt how the river changes the shape of the valley. While discussing river landforms we learnt about gorges, waterfalls, spurs, meanders and plunge pool. We recently had our second Formative Assessment about the different landforms and why we would choose to live there. All of us are learning a lot and we are now able to understand how landforms affect the location of settlements. We have really enjoyed the past few amazing classes and look forward to the next.

by Zoya Gupta MYP 1C

MATH: In last two weeks, we revised our concepts of fractions, decimals and percentage and completed our summative assessment for the same. We were introduced to the new unit on Algebra where we discussed the key concept, related concept and global context in detail. We were asked to frame our own inquiry questions for the unit which we parked on the class board. We explored algebra by understanding the terms associated with it like variable, constants etc. We learned to make our own puzzles using algebra which was fun. We were introduced to basic operations of negative numbers to simplify algebraic expressions.

Zhu Fangyao MYP 1 C

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: We received constructive feedback from the teacher on our performance in formative assessments and other task sheets. We reinforced our vocabulary by participating in fun-filled class activities such has Hangman, memory game, spell my word. We have started to present models of our dream house or an ideal house in the target language to enhance our communication skills.

HINDI:

Phase 1&2

In our current unit, we utilized our time in doing a group task. Our group was given a festival to choose from – dushehra, Pongal, Id and Christmas. We wrote a short description on this and presented it in the class. We also wrote a short story on a given topic and presented it in the class. We also learnt about the forms of kaal, ling, vachan and gave examples. Then, we also had samvaad lekhan and paragraph writing in class. We also had our formative assessment on criterion C and D.

SPANISH: We took our summative assessment and got the detailed feedback from the teacher. We started discussing the places near our homes as part of ‘My Neighbourhood’, which is our next unit.

ICT: In these past few Digital Design classes, we have been working on jewellery designing and have been working on a presentation in which we are recording our learning process. Right now, we are focusing on Criterion B, in which we are learning how to design our jewellery based on the design specification. We drew our sample designs on paper and checked their quality through peer assessment.

Aarav Jindal, MYP 1B
DT: In the past few product design classes, we learned the principles and elements of jewellery designing which we incorporated while creating our sketches.

We used acrylic material for the laser printing.  We also used bamboo to create handmade jewellery and we are in the process of exploring few more materials to come up with better designs.

Ridhima Pahuja MYP 1C

ART:  We are working on the unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussions, we are trying to understand the contexts in which an installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We have completed our layout and based on the layout we have started creating installation by using different waste materials like newspapers, cardboard etc and will use light and sound during presentation. We have worked on installations for the annual school art exhibition.

PHE: We continued with our unit in cricket. We practiced the techniques and skills of batting in cricket. We did batting at the nets to acquire batting skills. We also played short matches. We have been discussing about the history of cricket.

Vedika Suri MYP 1A

MUSIC:  We had our second aural formative assessment in which we listened to two musical excerpts, both the pieces depicting the movement of train. We had to critically evaluate and analyze the pieces in terms of the musical elements used in them and explain which one was more effective and why. We described the elements by using appropriate music terminology.  We were given a feedback by the teacher on our performances post assessment. Now we have been asked to pick any one musical element and use our creative ideas to demonstrate it.

By Satyam Wadhwa MYP 1B

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.

 

 

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February 28, 2019

ENGLISH: We have been introduced to various diary entry samples which helped us to decode the language used by each writer. We identified words and phrases that conveyed feelings, thoughts and reflection. Having understood the format, we also determined the tone used by each writer. We have written two diary entries and the exemplars have been shared in class. We have done our correction work on character analysis of Auggie using STEAL. We have taken this a step further and are now presenting our analysis as a paragraph.

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS:

We have learnt about non- renewable and renewable energy resources in the past few classes. We improved our understanding of nuclear energy and fossil fuels. We also learnt about geothermal energy, wind energy, solar energy, biomass energy and water energy and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each energy. We also had a brief discussion on the forms of energy (kinetic and potential). We are enjoying this unit a lot and looking forward to the next few classes.

By Zoya Gupta- MYP 1C

BIOLOGY: We took a formative assessment on identifying the given materials as acids or alkali using different type of indicators. We watched a video on photosynthesis and summarized our learning in bullet points. This was followed by understanding the concept of transpiration as this was a preparation for the next practical based assessment on ‘Investigating Transpiration’.

– by Arsh Agarwal MYP1D

CHEMISTRY:
We discussed various applications of neutralization reactions in daily life. We watched videos on the same and took self-notes. We discussed the graded formative assessment paper and noted the feedback given by the teacher. We made groups for our upcoming formative assessment. We observed a fun filled demo activity on neutralization reaction using chemicals. We tested pH of 2 samples of soil for their acidity and basicity.

by: Yash Sachdev

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

We chose one land form we want to live in and justified our choice. We classified our points of justification under social, economic and environmental factors. In the next task, we discussed the problems faced by that land form. We also discussed whether the problem was man-made or natural. The last task was to suggest at least 2 solutions to the existing problems.
Our next activity was to watch a video related to population and discuss the possible factors that affect the settlement of a place.

  • By Yeseul MYP 1B

 

MATH:

In the past 2 weeks, we learned more about Fractions. We did a group activity on arranging unlike fractions in an order. Each group used a different method of doing so following which we wrote a letter to our friend explaining our way of arranging fractions in order. We learned multiplication of fractions using clay dough. It was fun playing with clay and learning. We also learned division of fractions and plotting of fractions on a number line. We practiced many word problems to understand application of fractions.

by Tavanya Seth MYP 1 C

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: The unit “The World of Work” was carried forward in the last two weeks. This unit is very interesting to study as we are learning in detail about the professional journey of a person after finishing studies. We learnt extensive vocabulary and expressions in the form of a flowchart. We also learnt about impersonal verbs and simple future tense which is helping us in understanding the unit better. In our classes, we did a lot of audio-visual activities related to professions. Lastly, a formative assessment on criteria A, C and D was conducted for which we received peer-evaluation and feedback.

HINDI:

Phase 1 & Phase 2

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 wherein each group was given a festive from- Eid, Diwali, Holi and Christmas. We drew and wrote a short description of the chosen festival and presented it in the class. This helped us to build up a wide knowledge of different festivals. We then wrote a short story on a given topic and presented it in the class. This helped us in learning about kaal, ling, vachan and give examples. Over all we had a wide understanding of the above topics. We also had Samvaad lekhan and story writing practice and we shared our stories in class with each other.

SPANISH:

We took our formative assessments on criteria A, C and D. We revised the vocabulary on ‘house’ and practiced one reading comprehension.

PRODUCT DESIGN: In the past few classes, we have completed our presentation on criterion A. We have done our primary and secondary research and have made a basic design of our jewellery. We have decided the materials we will use to create our products. We looked at some examples of laser-cut jewellery. Thereafter, we drew feasible design ideas in our sketch files. Some of us are making pendants while others are making bracelets. We explored 2D Design. We are thoroughly enjoying our journey of reaching our end products. Next week we will create our designs using 2D Design software.

by Zoya Gupta MYP1C

DIGITAL DESIGN: We chose our 3D model and decided on our client. This is all a part of criterion A- Inquiring and Analyzing. We finished our research and design brief. Based on our research, we were given feedback on our final work. We will start creating our design samples to see the feasibility of our design.

by Troy Fernandes MYP 1

ART: We are working on the unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussions, we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We have completed our layout. Based on the layout we have started creating installation by using different waste materials like newspapers, cardboard etc and will use light and sound during presentation.

MUSIC: We understood the symbols and the terminologies used to denote different musical elements. We watched a video on the classification of instruments and their sounds. We learnt about the Binary, Ternary and Rondo forms in music. We used our critical thinking skills at the start of every music lesson by answering the inquiry questions that were asked by the teacher.

By Satyam Wadhwa MYP 1B

PHE: We practiced the techniques and skills of fielding in cricket. We did batting at the nets to acquire batting skills. We also played short sided matches.

By Amishi Shrivastava

 

February 15, 2019

ENGLISH: We did a group activity based on analysis of characters in the book ‘Wonder’. The task was to analyze the characters given to us. We made our presentations and were assessed on criteria A (Analysing) and B (Organising). Next, we wrote detailed character analysis for Summer and Julian in our journals by using the organizer STEAL. STEAL is an acronym that stands for Speech, Thoughts, Effects on Others, Actions and Looks of the character.

We have simultaneously begun a discussion on Diary Entries. We discussed the types of diary entries and were shown several examples. We also determined the rhetorical triangle for this.

  • Shauryamoy Mitra – MYP 1C

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS:

This week, we presented our knowledge and understanding on renewable and non- renewable resources of energy. We got to know about various renewable energy resources (like sun, wind, water, geothermal, biomass) through the group presentations conducted by peers. We also discussed in class the harmful effects of non- renewable resources. We drew posters on various environmental issues (caused due to the over use of fossil fuels). We are excited to explore more on energy.

  • Rudra Jolly – MYP 1A

BIOLOGY: We learned how to prepare a red cabbage indicator. We watched the video on the same and arranged the method for the investigation in correct sequence. We then used the information handout on red cabbage indicator and completed the ‘Hamburger’ organizer where we summarized information on what a red cabbage indicator is and why we use this as an indicator to test the pH of different samples.

  •   by Amishi Srivastava-MYP 1A

CHEMISTRY:
We investigated unknown samples of substances and identified them as acids and bases using various indicators. We were excited to perform the practical activity in the lab. We learnt more about pH scale and inquired about neutralization reaction and its application in daily life. We had our formative assessment for the unit which was identifying household materials as acids and bases using indicators.

  • by Sara Gautam and Gauri Shukla – MYP 1D

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

In the past two weeks, we have gained more knowledge and improved our understanding of Landforms and Settlements. We watched a video and learnt more about the landforms on Earth. Some such landforms are Strait and Isthmus. We also discussed the effect of the settlement on landforms and vice versa. We watched a video on how California’s landforms have affected settlements. We also shared in class which landform we would choose to stay in and why. We then talked about the disadvantages of staying in some landforms. We are enjoying this unit a lot and look forward to exploring it more.

  • by Zoya Gupta MYP 1C

MATH:

In our math classes over the week, we learnt about decimals. We started by learning the place value of decimal numbers, how to round off decimals and then we learnt how to convert fractions to decimal and decimal to fractions. We learned addition and subtraction of decimals through a fun activity in which we had to pretend we were in a restaurant and had to order food from the menu card offered to us. Ma’am pretended to serve us the food as we solved some questions related to the menu. This activity not only taught us how to add and subtract decimals but we also learned to make judicious choices while ordering food .

  • by Ridhima Pahuja  MYP 1 C

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: In the unit “My House”, we revised the vocabulary by designing a floor plan and labelling the rooms of the house. We presented our plan in the class and this has further aided us in preparing for our formative assessment and gaining an understanding of the oral interactive task criteria.

HINDI: Phase 1 & Phase 2

We had group discussions about various aspects of festivals and their positive and negative impacts. We had group activities of card making based on various festivals. We read articles ‘dharm sankat’ and ‘ek bhediye ka bachna’. We wrote letters in response to these articles based on the issues raised in these articles. We watched short a Hindi film the famous story ‘Eedgaah’ by Premchand and wrote our understanding on the same.

SPANISH:

We took our formative assessment on criterion A.  We wrote the description of our house and learnt possessive adjectives.  We watched a video and discussed the activities related to different parts of the house.

PRODUCT DESIGN: We have been discussing about our new unit Creativity in Jewellery design. We were asked to write our design problems after which we have started writing primary research questions. We also used one lesson in exploring 2D design software.

  • by Rudra Jolly MYP 1A

DIGITAL DESIGN: In the last two weeks, we have made progress with our unit on 3D modelling. We have explored making things on 123D Design by Auto Desk. We also watched tutorial videos on creating 3D models on the software. We finished analyzing the Statement of Inquiry. We researched on the 1st Inquiry question and created our design problem for our jewellery or artefact design.  We are enjoying the learning process and hope to learn more about 3D modelling and make our final design.

  • By Zoya Gupta MYP 1C

ART: We have started the new unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussion and seeing photographs of famous installations of the world, we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We are looking at different materials that go into creation of an art installation. We will get the opportunity to create 3D Art Installations with newspapers, cardboard etc. and we will use light and sound during presentation.

MUSIC: We reflected on all the musical elements to prepare for our upcoming assessment.

PHE: We continued with our unit in Cricket. We discussed about the dimensions of the cricket ground and cricket pitch. We learnt bowling at the nets to acquire the bowling skill. We also played short sided cricket intra class matches.

  • By Amishi MYP 1A

 

 

February 8, 2019

This fortnight saw the school reverberate with excitement as students commemorated two unique days – Bird Day and World Peace and Harmony Day.

Zoya Gupta of our class, MYP 1C , initiated the participation of all students by suggesting that we all use a bird’s name as our last name for the day. Students created colourful badges and wore their name tags all day. The chirpy sounds that echoed in the corridors of our school brought a smile to everyone!

On World Peace and Harmony Day, students walked to the venue of a special assembly holding hands, symbolising togetherness and acceptance of one another. They created original slogans and logos and presented their posters. Deep thought had gone into each of the posters, offering hope to one and all that the youngsters will take us all towards a harmonious world.

 

 

 

ENGLISH: Now that we have read the novel, we are in the process of analysing the characters. For this, we have begun using the organiser STEAL by identifying how the character in question speaks, thinks, affects others, acts and looks. For each of these, we found evidence from the text to support our claim. We have worked in groups and picked our favourite character from the book to analyse. We have been using appropriate and relevant vocabulary to describe the characters. Our presentations are ready to be shared in class.

By Riddhima Pahuja MYP 1C

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS:

This week we learnt about the basics of Energy and how energy helps us to do work in our daily life. We discussed if we need energy even while sleeping. We brainstormed about the sources of energy. We found that energy resources are categorised as renewable and non- renewable resources. We have been asked to present our understanding on various renewable and non- renewable resources of energy. Currently, we are working on this presentation.

By Arsh Agarwal MYP 1D

BIOLOGY: We went for the field study and collected information on parts of plants, leaf margins, venation and flowers. We drew a plant of our choice and then we went to the library in the next lesson to research the same. We presented our research work and summarised our understanding in our journals. We also performed flower dissection and observed and labelled different parts of a flower as well.

BY ATHARV SINGH MYP1B

 

CHEMISTRY:
We researched about uses of common acids in daily life and shared in the class. We explored many substances at home which contained acids. We discussed the properties of bases and took self-notes using a graphic organiser. We explored to find out common substances containing bases and discussed uses of bases in our daily life. We discussed and learnt the need for various hazard symbols and made a note of all new terms learnt. We inquired how indicators can be used to identify acids and bases.

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

We chose one landform we want to live in and justified our choice. We classified our points under social, economic and environmental factors. In the next task, we discussed the problems faced by that landform. We also discussed whether the problem was man-made or natural. The last task was to suggest at least 2 solutions to the existing problems.
Our next activity was to watch a video related to population and discuss the possible factors that affect the settlement of a place.

By Yeseul MYP 1B

MATH:

In the past 2 weeks we learned more about Fractions. We did a group activity on arranging unlike fractions in an order. Each group came with a different method of doing so following which we wrote a letter to our friend explaining our way of arranging fractions in order. We learned multiplication of fractions using clay dough. It was fun playing with clay and learning. We also learned division of fractions and plotting of fractions on a number line. We practiced many word problems to understand application of fractions.

By Tavanya Seth MYP 1C

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: We have gained a profound collection of vocabulary and expressions related to the unit ‘My House’. We have learnt to identify the different areas in a house, furniture and other accessories, as well as floor plans. We saw many interactive videos and did numerous fun-filled activities after seeing them. We also participated in other class activities that really helped us in memorizing the words. We will now start designing our own plan of an ideal house and will learn the French verb conjugations.

HINDI:

Phase 1 & Phase 2

We had group discussions about various aspects of festivals and their positive and negative impacts. We had group activities of card making based on various festivals. We read articles ‘dharm sankat’ and ‘ek bhediye ka bachna’. We wrote letters in response to these articles based on the issues raised in these articles. We watched short a Hindi film the famous story ‘Eedgaah’ by Premchand and wrote our understanding on the same.

SPANISH:

In the last 2 weeks, we first learnt the verb ‘Vivir – To live’, the types of houses and the adjectives to describe them. We made a list of objects in each room and verbs related to household work. We also learnt prepositions for places which we are implementing in describing our bedroom.

By Sarim Khan

PRODUCT DESIGN: We have started exploring Auto Cad design software so we can create our jewellery designs using this. At the same time, we are browsing through internet to finalize our designs.

By Sarthak MYP 1D

DIGITAL DESIGN: In digital design, we started exploring 123D design as the unit is focusing on 3D modeling. We started research work by focusing on first inquiry questions on art and culture of various countries. We worked on our design problem for the unit which is to create a 3D model and print it using a 3D printer.

ART: We have started the new unit “Art Installation”. Through group discussion and seeing photographs of famous installations of the world, we are trying to understand the contexts in which installation art is created and how site-specific installations change the way we see different materials. We are also trying to understand how installations impact society. We are looking at different materials that go into creation of an art installation.

MUSIC: We understood the symbols and the terminologies used to denote different musical elements. We watched a video on the classification of instruments and their sounds. We learnt about the Binary, Ternary and Rondo forms in music. We used our critical thinking skills at the start of every music lesson by answering the inquiry questions that were asked by the teacher.

By Satyam Wadhwa MYP 1B

 

 

January 25, 2019

ENGLISH: We began the new term with establishing fresh essential agreements, especially in note-taking. We also started the much-awaited unit – Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Some of us had read the book earlier and some have watched the movie, hence, the story of Auggie is already familiar. We began the unit by watching videos that introduced us to the author, her inspiration to write this story and understanding Treacher Collins syndrome better. We shared some personal experiences when we had faced discrimination or dislike even though we didn’t think we deserved this treatment, and how it had made us feel. Through these discussions, we have started creating our vocabulary list for the unit.

We have started reading the book. We analysed and annotated the use of certain words like ‘ordinary’ and made predictions based on titles of each chapter. We also understood the concept of first person observer narration.

 

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS: This week, we started a new unit titled Chemicals in Life. We were given different scenarios based on which we were asked to brainstorm and come up with the global context, key concept and related concepts for the same. We were asked to make a KWL chart in which we were supposed to write what we Know about energy, what we Want to know about energy, and what we are going to Learn about energy.

  • Ranbir Jaggi MYP 1 B

BIOLOGY: We started the unit ‘Chemicals in Life’. 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 on the wonder wall that we will refer to during the course of this unit. 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. Using our prior knowledge, we then had a field study to explore plants, their parts and function. We also listed the focus questions for library research which we will do in the next class.

  • By Sarim Khan and Rabani Gulati-MYP1B

CHEMISTRY:
After our winter holidays, we have come back with a growth mindset. In the first week of the second term, we have started our new unit, ’Chemicals in Life’ which is a trans-disciplinary unit. We discussed the global context, key concept, related concepts, statement of inquiry and the inquiry questions for the new unit.

We had many inquisitive questions about the concepts which we shared in the class. We discussed the differences between man-made acids and natural acids and some examples of such acids in our daily life. We discussed the properties of acids and took self-notes using a graphic organiser. Many experiments will be conducted in the lab in future classes. We are very excited to learn more about this concept.

by: Zoya Gupta – MYP 1C

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

We started our new unit, ‘Landforms and Settlements.’ We will be focusing on the Global Context, Globalisation and Sustainability. In the past few classes, we have discussed the inquiry questions. We have also made our own Factual, Conceptual and Debatable questions, in groups. We are very excited to learn more about this new unit and look forward to our future classes on this concept.

  • By Zoya Gupta

MATH:

We started our math lesson with a goal setting activity where we all set a math resolution for ourselves and posted it on the reflection wall. Our new unit for the second term is ‘Fractions, Decimals and Percentages’.  In the last few classes, we wrote fraction vocabulary in groups and shared our understanding of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, how they are interconnected and have also discussed some key words. A Fraction Quilt Bingo was played in class to test our prior knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed this game. We have started learning about Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions, and Mixed fractions and how to convert Mixed Fractions into Improper Fractions. We are enjoying this unit and look forward to improving our understanding of this new unit.

– Zoya Gupta MYP 1 C

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: With a new beginning to the year as well as continuation of this academic year, we commenced with the unit “My house”. We have revised the previous term’s units, especially the verb conjugations and vocabulary. For the current unit, we designed the unit plan’s structure, such as global context, key and related concept, statement of inquiry, and inquiry questions. With the help of interactive worksheets and presentations, we have started to identify the types of rooms in our house as well as the house interior plan.

HINDI:

Phase 1 & Phase 2

Under our new unit ‘Festival and Traditions’, we had a discussion on the importance and relevance of festivals in present times. We answered questions based on the unit. We also wrote an article on the topic – We should celebrate our festivals with simplicity, rather than showing off.

SPANISH:

We started a new unit “Mi Casa”. Four groups were formed in the class to discuss types of houses, furniture in a house, types of rooms in a house and verbs related to household work.

PRODUCT DESIGN: We started with the new unit Creativity in Jewellery Design wherein the focus is on jewellery design. We chose the global context, related concepts and key concept for the unit and then weaved the statement of inquiry for the unit. We watched videos on futuristic, handmade and past jewellery designs. Finally, we have started working on our presentations.

  • Blog by Kabir Khatri(MYP1A)

DIGITAL DESIGN: The new unit is based on 3D modelling. We reflected on our prior knowledge through questions and answers. The unit related details such as global context, key concept and the related concepts were shared with us. We explored the application 123D design which we will be using for creating 3D models.

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 events for the Annual Athletics Meet. We also participated in the heats for the same competition.

MUSIC: We were asked to think of a word that is used to describe the ‘sound’ of music. One after another we wrote these words on the GRAFFITI board. Then, we categorized the words according to the elements of music.

We discussed the musical terms used to denote different levels of dynamics (volume) and also watched a video to listen to the examples of these dynamic levels used in different musical pieces.

  • by Rudra of MYP 1A

 

November 24, 2018

ENGLISH: We received feedback for our IDU summative assessment following which we shared our reflections. We have begun our next unit, Bishop’s Candlesticks, where we are now learning the skill of dialogue writing. We are dwelling on the reasons for forgiving or punishing a criminal. Through a case study, we developed a dialogue exchange set in a court room where we had to use elements of persuasion to appeal to the judge to determine the fate of an accused. We continue working on this plot as we are now in the process of writing a report on the events that unfolded in the court in our individual dialogue writing.

SCIENCE:

PHYSICS: We learnt about the new topic, dispersion of light. We were fascinated to see the activity on dispersion of light using prism. We learnt about the real-life example of dispersion i.e. rainbow. We discussed with our peers the reason behind the formation of rainbow and concluded that water droplets act like prism and show the 7 different colors. We also did an activity using our artistic skills by drawing prisms and showing the different colors that it emits after dispersion.

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 the need for classification. Following this, we started working on group tasks in which we had to find the answers for a set of questions using the given information card. This was followed by a class discussion. We also discussed about the four characteristics on which organisms are classified. We then learned about domains and kingdoms. We used handouts to complete a table on domains and kingdoms using the keywords like unicellular, multicellular, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, sexual, asexual reproduction, autotrophs, heterotrophs and saprotrophs. This was followed by completing the given graphic organizer. This was a part of our formative assessment.

– by Ayush Gupta (MYP1A) and Sarthak Tallamraju (MYP1D)

CHEMISTRY:
In Chemistry, we have been involved in a fun-filled group activity which enhanced our understanding on the atomic theory. This was one of the formative assessments too. We learnt about key words like, atomic mass, atomic number and isotopes. We used values of atomic mass and atomic number to work out the number of protons, electrons and neutrons for various elements and attempted a task sheet on the same. We took our second formative which was an interesting one, wherein we prepared a model of an atom of an element using waste materials. Each student had used his/her creative idea to design the model. We are currently preparing for our summative assessment on the unit, Atoms.

  • By Aayush Gupta and Arsh Agarwal

 

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

We have completed our earlier unit, Knowing Our Ancient Past. Our new unit, Making Connections, has begun. In this unit, we learned about cartography and types of maps. We have begun learning about the types of maps such as Physical Maps, Ordnance Maps, and Thematic Maps. Presentations on cartography have also been conducted in class. We look forward to learning more about maps and have thoroughly enjoyed our unit so far.

  • By Zoya Gupta

MATH: We did an activity where we found the frequency of the vowels used in a newspaper article and plotted a dot graph for the same.  We also learned interpreting and drawing bar graph and pie charts.

  • By Yashada

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: During this week, we revised our previous unit with a group speaking assessment. We made a family tree by naming all the family members, describing their professions and giving them physical descriptions. Next, we started with the unit “School Life” and had a brainstorming session on its inquiry questions. We learnt the vocabulary for school material, classroom instructions, and school subjects. We also had a summative assessment and received feedback on our performance. 

HINDI:

Phase 1 & Phase 2

We had a revision of the unit and took a formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote short paragraphs on it. We also had a summative assessment based on criterion A and discussed the question paper. We discussion about the culture and food habits a how they affect our daily life.

SPANISH:

We started our new unit “My school”. We learnt how to make our school time table in Spanish and expressed our liking for and dislike of a subject.

PRODUCT DESIGN: Ma’am gave us a demonstration of all the tools and materials available in the lab. She explained how to ensure safety measures in lab while working with tools and machines.

Product development is in process and we are having fun exploring all the tools like Hammer, Zig saw, Drill Machine, Hand saw and various files. Our products are taking shape gradually.

DIGITAL DESIGN: We are in the process of finishing our games. It was a good learning experience for us as we learnt the process behind the creation of the games we enjoy playing. We will take feedback from our clients and peers to check the quality of our game.

PHE: We identified the fitness components required in the sports of our choice. Later, we discussed the training methods to improve our fitness.

ART: We have started studio-based landscape paintings. We are trying to understand ways in which vertical and horizontal landscapes can be imagined sitting in the studio space. Through the landscape paintings of various artists, we are trying to analyze their socio-cultural aspects. We are working on creating compositions through our research work and visual analysis.

MUSIC: We had our summative assessment in which we used our creative thinking skills to compose our own rhythms using multiple note values in 4/4 time signature and then perform them by clapping on the bars we created.

October 26, 2018

MYP 1C BLOG

 

ENGLISH: We practiced extensively for our IDU summative assessment between L&L and I&S. We also started our new unit, Bishop’s Candlesticks, which is a play. We are identifying the differences in the format and presentation of this form of story-telling and the short stories we had learned in our earlier unit. We read an article in the newspaper on a theft where the thief was forgiven. We discussed the ideas of forgiveness and crime & punishment.

-by Pragyaan Anand

 

SCIENCE:

 

PHYSICS: In the last two weeks, we learned about the propagation of light, Luminous and Non-luminous objects and the Laws of Reflection. We also learned about the questions that can be framed from criteria A, B, C and D on the above topics.

 

-by Yeseul Cho

MYP 1B

 

BIOLOGY: We have learnt about the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. We have watched videos on the topics covered. We labelled diagrams of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Also, we summarised the similarities and differences between the two types of cells using a Venn diagram.  We have completed our formative assessment on cells and microscope. Following this, we took a summative assessment on the unit ‘Building Blocks’

-by Zoya Gupta

 

CHEMISTRY:
We have started our new unit, Atoms.  So far, we have learned how atoms were discovered and how our understanding gradually became more accurate. We watched videos to understand how various scientists performed their experiments and proposed their atomic theories. We completed a worksheet based on atomic theories. We took our integrated Biology and Chemistry summative assessment.

 

-by Anisha Gupta

 

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES:

 

Over the past few weeks, we have read about the Greek Civilisation. We have watched videos and revised the civilisations we have recently learnt about, for example the Chinese and Greek. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning and exploring the world of ancient civilisations.

-by Zoya Gupta

 

MATH: In the last two weeks, we did many task sheets on finding the missing angles in several figures and word problems based on supplementary and complementary angles which gave us enough practice for the summative assessment. We also started with the new unit statistics in which we stated situations from real life where we need to collect data.

-by Tavanya Seth

 

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION:

FRENCH: We revised numbers with the help of the given task sheet. Moreover, we presented ourselves in the target language. We learnt the vocabulary for nationality and professions.

 

HINDI:

Phase 1 & Phase 2

 

We revised the basic concepts of grammar and had practiced reading in the class. We also had storytelling in class.

 

 

SPANISH:

We learnt a new irregular verb ‘Gustar’ to express our likes and dislikes.  We started our new unit “my school”. We made a chart to review what we know and to express what we want to learn in this unit.

PRODUCT DESIGN: We created our final sketch and a list of tools and materials to create our products and handed over the same to the technician in the lab. In the next class, he will provide all the relevant materials, so we can create our products. We are very excited about product development.

 

DIGITAL DESIGN: We explored the blocks in scratch.mit.edu such as sensing, events, control, motion and many more. It is enjoyable to see the games created by other designers on scratch and we are learning through the scripts they have written.

 

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