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
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.
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
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.
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.