4th Week of November

 

Language and literature We have started our new unit on Letters from Vincent van Gogh. Having determined the global context, key concept and related concepts, we have designed the statement of inquiry for the unit. Ms. Alpna introduced us to some of the art work of this celebrated artist. She spoke to us of his life and how it influenced his art. We have been delving into some of the letters van Gogh wrote to his brother, Theo and this has given us clues on van Gogh’s personality. We are also using the elements essential to an art critique while comparing and contrasting some of van Gogh’s famous paintings.

 

Math We learnt to solve linear equations in two variables with the help of substitution and elimination methods. We practiced solving simultaneous equations graphically on AssessPrep to understand graphing tools better. We were introduced to scatter plot and discussed the meaning of correlation, outlier, scatter graph and line of best fit.

Naisha Kumar

 

Science We started the new unit – ‘Energy’. We discussed inquiry and purpose of the unit. We saw two videos and analysed them to identify the challenges of the place and how they made effective use of available resources. We covered various topics such as energy, forms of energy and types of energy resources (renewable and non-renewable resources). We participated in an activity where we had to research and find out the various forms of energy. Later in the week, we learned about potential energy and kinetic energy. We solved numerical on the same. We recalled law of conservation of energy and linked it to energy transformation and efficiency.

– Hetvi and Aayush Bhandari

 

CHEMISTRY: We started with our next unit – ‘Acids, Bases and Indicators’. The unit was introduced through an interesting video on acids and bases. We discussed the Key Concepts, Related Concepts and Global Context as well as inquiry questions related to the unit. We brainstormed to find common acids and bases we use in our daily life and concluded the definition of acids and bases. We furthered our knowledge of the topic by defining the acids and bases scientifically and analyzing them with the help of indicators such as pH paper, litmus solution and methyl orange. We understood the difference between strong and weak as well as dilute and concentrated acids and bases through a demonstration in the lab.

BIOLOGY: In the last 2 weeks we revised our concepts of endocrine system and started our new unit – ‘Circulatory System’. We learnt the new concepts of double circulation and the functioning and labelling of the parts of a heart. We also performed our practical on action of salivary amylase on starch. We will be preparing group presentations in class as our formative assessment and for better understanding of this unit.

By Hetvi 3 B

 

Individuals & societies Ms Savita is away.

 

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRENCH: We prepared for the summative assessment of criterion B by exploring numerous expressions and vocabulary pertaining to the unit of Internet. We improved our reading comprehension skills by practicing reading passages as well as learning the pronunciation. In grammar, we learnt expressions for describing aim and condition and watched interactive videos to fortify our understanding and use of these expressions during a written assignment. Lastly, we revised the formation of imperatives by playing quizzes on Quizzus and Kahoot. This helped us in revising the conjugation of regular and irregular verbs in the present tense.

 

 

HINDI:

Phase 2

We conducted unit revision and had a formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote small paragraphs about them. We also had a summative assessment based on criterion A and discussed the question paper. We had a discussion about the culture and food habits in relation to the way they affect our daily life.

 

Phase 3 

We conducted unit revision and had a formative assessment based on criteria C and D. We discussed our camp experiences in class and wrote small paragraphs about them. We also had a summative assessment based on criterion A and discussed the question paper. We had a discussion about the relations between humans and nature and evaluated the life of a tribal community as an efficient and positive model of co-existence.

 

SPANISH:

We received the feedback on our summative assessment.  We discussed inquiry questions of our next unit and learnt about different family structures.  We watched a video and learned about extended and nuclear families.

DT

 

 

Product development is in process. We are using Google Sketchup to create our final designs. We are trying to download the software in our laptops so that we can work at home.

At the same time, we are working on our presentations.

 

ICT

 

 

 

In digital design, we are working on our websites using HTML and w3schools.com as a resource.

We are also trying to design our websites using CSS, Cascading Style Sheet. We were given feedback on the progress of our website during the class.

Siya Chugh MYP 3B

 

Music

 

 

We learnt and performed the chord progression of our favorite musical piece on different instruments – keyboard, guitar or ukulele for our summative assessment. We also prepared a handwritten chord sheet on the staff for our pieces.
PHE

 

 

 

 We practiced and learned to administer physical fitness test components; for example, standing broad jump and medicine ball throw to measure explosive strength, sit and reach test for flexibility and Illinois test for agility.
DT This week we made further progress into our design projects. We created the sketch of our end product in our sketch files. This sketch will enable us to create the final design while using Google Sketchup, which is the summative assessment for this unit. We mapped our sketches with design specifications. It was a big challenge for us to do this exercise.

 

Alisha Das Anat

 

 

ART

We have begun the unit “Print Making”. We are analyzing the various techniques and materials used in print making. We have started researching on different print making techniques to develop manual and digital print making media. Through our research work we are trying to analyze the difference between manual and digital print making and how print making has changed through ages.

 

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MYP 3A 2nd Week of October

 

Language and literature We have completed the reading of the novel ‘My Family and Other Animals’.

We watched a video clip of one of the episodes from the movie adaptation of the book. We compared and contrasted how the author and the director create humor in both text types using the tools available to them. As part of descriptive writing skill, we annotated the words and phrases used by the author that create vivid images in the minds of the readers. We practiced writing several short descriptive passages.

 

Math In the last two weeks, we started our new topic of linear equations and gradient. We also had one formative based on linear equations on AssessPrep and understood the topics of gradient better by watching a few videos on Khan Academy. Thereafter, we practiced it by solving questions online.

Hetvi Majmudar

 

Science Physics

In the last two weeks, we wrapped up our group presentations and revised the concepts on the three pressure laws in gases. We started a new topic – specific heat and latent heat. We worked in teams to understand meaning of terms  ‘specific heat’ and ‘latent heat’ by using internet as a source. Then we were asked to explain the terms in our own words. We discussed our homework, which was on planning an investigation.

 

Chemistry

We had our formative assessment on the energy changes in the chemical reactions and alternatives to fossil fuels. We also discussed the homework assignment and clarified our doubts. We had an engaging think-pair-share activity on energy changes in various chemical reactions happening in our daily life. This was done to reinforce the concept and for error correction in our last assessment.

 

Biology

We discussed homeostasis, various glands, hormones and their roles in our body. We tested the presence of nutrients like starch, reducing sugars, lipids and proteins in various samples of food using different reagents. We concluded our first unit by a formative assessment.

 

Individuals & societies In the 15 days that have passed, our summative assessment was conducted, thus concluding the unit ‘Economic Powers’ and began a new one, ‘Food and Health’. We read a newspaper article to discuss the factors affecting production of food. We also talked about millet and we plan to design a menu using products made from millet for our school.

Himmat Grewal

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi

Phase 2

We had a story telling session of 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 wrote articles to discuss and answer the question whether the humanity is becoming completely selfish in present time. We read many other stories during class reading sessions.

 

Phase 3

We watched a Hindi feature film ‘Pankh’, which tells the story of an anonymous traveler’s arrival to a village, how he develops good connections there and disappears afterwards. We watched another short movie also named ‘The joy of giving’. We read a travelogue article ‘Ek path ke liye ek shahar ki khoj’ and discussed how travelling different places gives us opportunity to explore about History and old cultures. We read a story by Mukesh Nautiyal ‘Ek boodhi kahani’ and discussed the challenges in life and, after a discussion, wrote an article to discuss and answer the question whether life can really be called a journey.

 

French

We explored the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet as well as made posters to mark an end to the current unit. In grammar, we revised the tenses that we have studied previously and learnt how to give commands, suggestions and advice by using “L’Imperatif”. Using the grammar book resources, we read dialogues and understood the usage and formation of imperatives in affirmative and negative forms for regular and irregular verbs. We practiced some exercises and this also helped us revise the present tense, since it is crucial in learning other grammatical concepts too.

 

Spanish

We appeared for a formative assessment of criteria C and D.  We practiced pictures descriptions in class.  We explored how people used to communicate in past and the evolution changed the ways of communication.”

 

DT

 

 

We learnt about various wooden joints and their uses. The intent of the unit was to understand the wooden joint and its application while creating products. We researched and analysed a range of wooden joints suitable to create our end products. Since it was a group activity, it was fun to collaborate with our group members.

Jahnavi Goriyaan

 

ICT

 

 

 

During the past two weeks we have been planning for our website by creating wireframes diagrams. This week, for strand 3, we reflected on our designs with the help of our peers. This enabled us to identify a suitable design for our website.  This planning will help us create an appropriate website for criterion C.

Krutica

Music

 

 

We did an aural exercise in which the teacher played random chords on the keyboard and we had to identify the type and character of that chord.

 

Art

 

 

As our practical work is nearing completion. we tried to analyze ways of creating colour perspectives as well as new language in art by symbolic representation of colours. Through our final art work we are trying to include the concepts of different artists and the ways they can be applied to contemporary forms. We also started writing our reflections on the unit.

 

PHE

 

 

 

 We practiced a “6-minute walk test” for aerobic endurance. We also discussed the purpose and procedure of this test. Also, we practiced the skills of different sports of our choice during sports EDGE.

MYP 3A BLOG – 4th Week of September

 

Language and literature We have been introduced to several new characters by the end of part 2 of the novel, My Family and Other Animals. We analysed these new characters, including some interesting animals that the protagonist used to keep as pets. We focused on several particularly humorous episodes in the story and analysed how the author uses language to create this effect.

We practiced writing two different text types – a proposal letter and a compare and contrast essay. In the latter we are using the novel and video clips of its movie adaptation for analysis.

Math We have taken our first summative assessment and clarified the lingering doubts afterwards. We started with the new unit ‘Linear Equations’ and revised solving linear equations in one variable by balancing the equation. We have started using AssessPrep in class and used it to solve questions. We will take our first formative assessment on AssessPrep for the unit ‘Linear Equations’ in the coming week and will practice during the weekend.
Science Physics

In the last 2 weeks, we were divided into groups and were asked to prepare the presentations about pressure in fluids, gases, Charle’s Law, Boyle’s Law and Gay Lussac’s Law. Through these presentations we gained more knowledge of these concepts. We then appeared for a formative assessment on pressure in fluids. We were also given task sheets on these concepts for better understanding.  We discussed our expected answers for the formative assessment and made corrections in the paper.

 Chemistry

We learnt about fossil fuels, their disadvantages and advantages and touched upon the rate of chemical reactions. Under the topic of fossil fuels, we also learnt about their alternatives. An interesting experiment was also conducted wherein various chemicals were mixed and we recorded our observations. The activity helped us to understand the rate of reactions in Chemistry.

Aditya Kumar

 Biology

We presented our first formative assessment through different group activities like by making collages from newspaper articles and creating questions using command terms. We discussed our homework sheets and respiratory and digestive disorders. The different group activities strengthened our collaboration, communication and research skills.

We started the last topic of our first unit, the endocrine system, and understood the differences between endocrine and exocrine glands. We discussed the role of different hormones in our body and how they differ from digestive enzymes we studied earlier.

Shivam

Individuals & societies We started the week with political cartoon analysis. We made cartoons on the 19th century colonialism which were peer assessed. This helped us to explore the creative side of our learning, wherein we discovered that even the smallest amount of text in a cartoon is extremely meaningful and conveys our understanding of the colonial era.

 

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi

Phase 2

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

Phase 3

We watched a Hindi feature film ‘Pankh’ which tells the story of an anonymous traveler’s arrival to a village, how he develops good connections there and disappears afterwards. We also had Criterion A practice based on the film. We watched another short movie named ‘The Joy of Giving’. We read a travelogue article ‘Ek path ke liye ek shahar ki khoj’ and discussed how travelling to different places gives us the opportunity to explore history and old cultures.

This week we also had our Formative assessments based on criteria B, C & D.

French

We were given our Formative Assessment (Criterion B) marks as well as feedback on our performance. We revisited the home task sheets and graded them in class using peer feedback and evaluation. We revised the grammatical structures and explored the advantages and disadvantages of Internet after seeing the interactive videos of “Vinz et Lou”- these official characters are responsible for creating awareness among youngsters on safe use of Internet. We learnt French colloquial expressions from these videos too.

 Spanish

We created Internet usage policy in Spanish.  We discussed what should be restricted and what should be permitted in terms of using Internet in school.  We watched a video on the risks involved in cybernetics and discussed them.

 

ICT

 

Last week, we completed Criterion A of the design cycle. We conducted a peer assessment of presentations on the basis of the questions given to us on an evaluation sheet. By this activity we were able to improve our work according to the feedback given, before we could submit our presentations for assessment.  We also started the strand 1 of Criterion B. This week, we completed strand 1 of Criterion B and began designing our home page using Wireframe, a new tool introduced to us. This helped us visualize our design and justify the design specifications we gave in Strand 1 of Criterion B.

Krutica

DT

 

We are working on the Inquiring and Analyzing stage of the design cycle. Most of us have completed our assessment, whereas others are still working on it.
Music

 

We revised all theoretical concepts covered in class. We had our first formative assessment based on chord identification.
Art

 

 

We completed our research, layouts and proposals for our final paintings. We started investigating into different abstract artists and trying to understand colour perspective, symbolic representation and ways in which these artists create language through their art work. For our final work we chose acrylic colours and poster colours on A3 size paper.
PHE

 

 

We practiced ‘planks’ in order to enhance our core strength and understand how this exercise improves the physical fitness of an individual.  Also we practiced the skills of different sports of our choice during sports EDGE.
DT We are working on the Inquiring and Analyzing stage of the design cycle. Most of us have completed our assessment, whereas others are still working on it.

MYP 3A 2nd Week of September

 

Language and literature Having read part 2 of the novel My Family and Other Animals, we revisited our primary characters and determined if they had shown any dynamism or had maintained status quo in characterization. We also analysed some new characters, including animals that were introduced by the author during his time in Corfu.

Using Larry’s persuasive techniques as an example, we understood the elements of a proposal letter and practiced the skill by writing one such letter. We are also revising the skill of writing internal monologues.

Our reading tasks continue on a daily basis where we annotate the use of language that lends itself to vivid description and humor.

 

Math We understood the meaning of factorization and solved factorization-based questions in different ways including taking common factors, using identities and splitting the middle term. We used grids to apply identities in given expression logically by simple multiplication. We have taken our second formative assessment and at the moment are seeking clarification to some lingering questions and practicing applications of algebra to prepare for summative assessment.

 

Science Physics

We continued our group presentations and learned about pressure in liquids through simple activities. We also learned about gas laws with the help of a simulation. We solved numericals using the formula for pressure. We discussed our homework.

Chemistry

We completed our peer-assessed group presentations on fuels like hydrogen, ethanol, natural gas and nuclear fuels. This group presentation was a part of our formative assessment. It was a fun experience and we learned about various types and aspects of fuels. Through the demonstration of various chemical reactions occurring at different speed, the topic of rate of reaction was introduced.

 

Biology

We watched a video about respiratory system in humans and summarized it.

We were introduced to exocrine and endocrine glands in our body. Our formative assessment helped us enhance our social skills by working in a group and develop communication by presenting our research, expressing ideas artistically on paper and speaking about the topic allotted to us.

 

Individuals & societies We discovered that ‘Social Darwinism’ and ‘White Man’s Burden’ are closely linked to the study of colonialism. We ventured into the world of Cultural Imperialism and watched a video to help us understand various economic, political and cultural facets of repression in a colony.

 

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi

Phase 2

We had a discussion about the reasons we celebrate Hindi Diwas. We made and wrote our messages for Hindi Diwas. We also had paragraph writing practice and shared our work with our peers. We discussed a number of things affecting our personal growth and social grooming, such as friends, family, environment and many more. We expressed our views by writing a paragraph.

 

Phase 3

We had a discussion about the reasons we celebrate Hindi Diwas. We made and wrote our messages for Hindi Diwas. We also had paragraph writing practice and shared our work with our peers. We discussed grammar concepts like ling, vachan and Kaal and how these concepts affect sentence structure.

 

French

This week we continued the current unit of “World Wide Web” and were exposed to a very informational site “Surfer Prudent”. This site consists of all the underlying themes to be explored in this unit. We started by identifying the advantages and disadvantages of being connected on Social Networks as well as learnt the vocabulary of creating a social account. We made phrases to explore the activities that Internet has made possible for us to perform. We discussed the role Internet plays in our lives and whether it has been a boon or a bane. In grammar, we learnt the Present Progressive tense and practiced it with worksheets. We also revised the conjugation of irregular verbs such as “savoir” and “connaitre” and identified their usage. Finally, we started with the first round of an activity called “Fishing the French” in which we had to capture as many subject pronouns, auxiliary verbs (etre), and verbs and had to make as my phrases as we could in the allotted time. We are going to continue this activity to help us recognize different tenses.

 

Spanish

We learnt to give instructions in Spanish. We practiced imperatives with the help of a learning activity and learnt to create a social media account (Instagram) in Spanish. We discussed restrictive and advanced uses of internet in school and created internet usage policy in Spanish.

 

ICT We are reviewing our research planning in criterion A. We have identified a problem, a client for whom we can create our digital products. We have analyzed a few similar products and are using peer support in improving the quality of our research.

 

DT

 

We are busy in constructing a research plan by using various tables. These research tables will help us state the main findings of the relevant research.
Drama

 

 

 

We developed group mime tasks using our body movement, emotions, and gestures. We discussed the elements of a mime performance in detail and worked on developing the connection between a performer and the audience. We shared our viewpoints on the role of the audience in a performance.

 

Music

 

 

We identified various songs based on different intervals and played them in the class.

We also learnt the derivation of major and minor scales using the formulas on the grand staff which led to understanding the ability to know and recall relationships between notes and how different scales can set the mood and convey emotions.

 

Art

 

 

We completed our research work, layouts and proposals for our final paintings. We started investigating the work of different abstract artists trying to understand colour perspectives, symbolic representation and ways in which they create language through their art work. For our final project we have chosen acrylic colours and poster colours on A3 size paper.

 

PHE

 

 

 

We were introduced to our first unit – “Fitness testing” in the class. We were briefed about the importance of exercise in daily routine and discussed the aerobic and anaerobic activities which affect sports training.

 

 

 

 

 

4th Week of August

 

Language and literature This week we were introduced to the concept of migration and its reasons. We made the connection with the Durrell family’s impulsive decision to move to Corfu and determined whether it was a good move for them. Having read the first few chapters, we are gradually developing the character sketch of each of the family members and Spiro. We performed a group task for justifying our opinions on these characters by citing evidence from the text and slotting it as direct and indirect reference.

Pathetic fallacy has been introduced to our vocabulary – an interesting literary device that enhances our emotional understanding.

Math We have taken our first formative assessment on exponents and developed our communication skills while arranging and depicting given information logically to solve the puzzle. We learned to apply the distributive law and practiced questions based on it. We then discovered the method to find the product of two brackets and applied it to find square of (a + b) and (a – b).
Science Physics

We planned a practical activity to find the density of a given block and performed the practical to get the value of the density. In teams and with the teacher’s guidance, we researched to make PPTs on the assigned topic.

Chemistry

We took the benchmarking assessment, following which we watched a video to understand the concept of complete and incomplete combustion. This topic helped reinforce the concept of activation energy. We were given a daily life situation which we discussed with relation to activation energy as well as combustion and then presented our explanation in the class.

Biology

We took the benchmarking test and discussed the difficulty level in class. We understood chemical digestion of the three major components of food. We analysed the role of pH levels in different parts of the alimentary canal for the activation of proteolytic enzymes. We discussed the role that various glands and their secretions play in digestion.

 

Individuals & societies We learnt about the causes and motives of colonialism and its types with the help of a handout. We completed picture analysis of the attitude of the Europeans towards African and Asian people. We compared colonialism and imperialism in a Venn diagram and shared our responses in the class.

 

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi

Phase 2

We had a discussion on the topic of our unit ‘Me, My Family and Friends’. We discussed various concepts of family and extended family and participated in a writing activity based on those. We read the Hindi story ‘mere padosi ka jaana’ and had vocabulary-building activities in the class.

 

Phase 3

We had a discussion on the topic of our unit ‘Travel and Tourism’. We discussed various benefits of traveling to different places and participated in writing activities based on the discussion. We read a travelogue ‘kothi banaal’ which talks about the journey to a remote Uttarakhand village. We also had vocabulary-building activities in the class.

French

Finally, the benchmarking assessment results were announced this week. The results demonstrated that as foreign language learners, we have to start preparing ourselves for the next phase level and acquire the necessary skills. After the announcement of the results, we started this academic year’s first unit “World Wide web” and had a preliminary discussion on the unit’s statement of inquiry. Moreover, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of internet as well as the uses of Internet and watched interactive videos on the topic. With the help of videos, we participated in speaking exercises using the vocabulary of technology and internet and did some classwork on task sheets too. In grammar, we learnt the usage of recent past tense and forms of negation using the transcription of the videos that we had watched.

Spanish

We appeared for the Benchmarking assessment and received the feedback.  We started our unit “World Wide Web”, discussed the statement of inquiry and brainstormed the inquiry questions for the unit.

 

 

DT

 

 

We are exploring Autodesk Revit design software. Simultaneously we started jotting down our understanding of the unit as per design cycle by using various presentation tools.

 

Drama

 

 

 

We explored mime situations and scenarios. We explored individual scenario building through improvisation. We reflected on each individual performance based on the core principles of a mime performance. We started developing group mime tasks using our body movement, emotions and gestures.
Music

 

 

We learnt about the relationships between all the notes and the names of different musical intervals. We did an ear-training exercise called interval dictation, wherein a pair of notes was played on the keyboard and we had to recognize the interval and know how far apart the notes were in semitones.

We also watched a video that described the importance of learning this concept and demonstrated jingles based on different intervals in order for us to recognize them easier.

 

Art

 

 

We tried to understand the difference between abstract art and other forms of art by participating in various activities and discussions. We explored the significance of various elements involved in creation of abstract art and the ways in which abstract art impacts society in changing times and space. Based on our research we have made mind maps and started making layouts and selecting mediums to be used for our practical work.
PHE

 

 

 

We discussed the importance of fitness tests in sports. We researched the activities which can increase aerobic capacity during sports training.

1st Blog Entry – 2nd Week of August, 2018

 

Language and literature  We began our new academic session with revisiting some of the concepts we had learned in MYP 2. We honed our understanding of the command terms and all the assessment criteria through engaging activities.

We have begun our new unit, My Family and Other Animals, and analysed the use of the word ‘Other’ in the title. Having framed our statement of inquiry we know that our focus will be on the author’s unique perspective on his family and how he uses language to present this witty and descriptive memoir. We have presented our thoughts on what we already know and what we are eager to learn as the unit unfolds. We have begun reading the text and are annotating it to highlight interesting and unusual use of language.

 

Math We started the academic session by finding the connection between learner profile and mathematics and justified our views with reasoning. We revisited the concept of BEDMAS and enhanced our thinking skills by conducting a ‘Birthday BEDMAS Activity’ with subsequent ice-cream sticks flow chart making to reinforce the concept. We have started the unit ‘Exponents’, learned about the derivation of different laws of exponents and practiced their application.

 

Science Physics

We enhanced our graphical interpretations and graph plotting skills during skill building week. We discussed inquiry and purpose of our first unit. We worked in teams to come up with similarities and differences in the blocks given to us and presented our findings on colored A4 sheets. We learned that each block had a different density.

 

Chemistry

We discussed the command terms in science and used them in framing as well as answering questions.  We brainstormed the first twenty elements in the periodic table and tabulated them with their symbols and atomic numbers. The concept was reinforced through the periodic table song. We performed a lab activity on exothermic and endothermic reactions and reflected on the observations which introduced us to the new unit.

 

Biology

We participated in a skill development activity – ‘design your question paper.’ It helped us enhance our understanding of command terms and assessment criteria. We compared the structure of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, inquired into and discussed the complexity of unicellular organisms over multicellular organisms. We learned the hierarchy of cellular organization through examples. We watched a video on digestive system and observed the dental model to understand the structure of teeth in humans.

 

Individuals & societies We inaugurated our new academic year with an SEL activity which focused on Social Awareness and perspectives. Skill building is at the core of IB philosophy, hence the classroom activities focused on strengthening the same. We have ventured into the exciting world full of inventions – the 18th century Industrial Revolution, which was the backdrop of Colonialism.

 

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi

We shared our summer vacation experiences and discussed our improvement areas for the new term in terms of language and ATL skills.  We discussed the essential agreements of our class and participated in various activities, for example Just a Minute, Pahchan kaun in our class, which were helpful in further developing our communication and collaboration skills. We also read various stories and articles during group reading activities.

Under SEL (Social Emotional Learning) we made cards for our peers, which helped us in understanding each other’s skills and positive aspects of personality.

Furthermore, this week we had our benchmarking assessment.

French

French, considered to be one of the most important international languages of diplomacy, has attracted many towards learning it. And this is what has kept our motivation going for continuing to learn French in MYP Year 3. Over this week, our interest was again renewed by participating in a number of activities that have really helped us recapitulate our previous concepts such as “A quoi je pense?”, ”What do I think of?” “Les virelangues en Français”, “Acting the context”. In grammar, we revised present tense and near future tense with the help of texts and related exercises. Moreover, we watched French interactive videos and learnt useful French expressions to help us prepare for the benchmarking assessment.

 

Spanish

Brainstorming and scaffolding activities were conducted in the class. We had a discussion on benchmarking assessment which will be conducted next week. We revised the conjugation of verbs used to describe vacations.

DT

 

 

Beginning of a new unit “Wooden Joints Factory” was quite exciting. We are exploring types of wooden joints in order to later understand the application of these joints.

We collaborated to develop essential agreements which we believe will create a better learning environment.

 

ICT

 

 

 

This year in design we are focusing on sustainable development goals. Our first unit explores the ways we can identify innovative solutions and present them through a website. We will brainstorm the issues Gurgaon is grappled with and think of solutions to resolve those issues. We used coggle.it to create mind maps in groups to understand what is sustainability and innovation.
Drama

 

 

 

We explored the theatrical genre of ‘mime’ and its essential elements using mind mapping. We watched videos of famous mime artists and recorded our observation in our theatre journals.
Music

 

 

We started the lesson with some interactive and fun activities that helped us to know about each other in terms of our personal interests, unique talents and things we have in common.

We reviewed a few concepts covered last year – staff, pitch names, treble clef, bass clef. We also studied the relationships between pitch, frequency, wavelength and tension.

 

Art

 

 

We have tried to understand the difference between abstract art and other forms of art by participating in various activities and discussions. We have tried to understand the significance of the various elements involved in creation of abstract art and the ways in which abstract art impacts society in changing times and space. Based on our research we have made mind maps and started making layouts and selecting mediums to be used for our practical work.
PHE

 

 

 

We were introduced to our first unit ‘Fitness testing in the class. We were briefed about the importance of exercise in our daily routine. We also discussed the aerobic and anaerobic activities which affect sports training.