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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.