Blog Entry: 24th February 2019

Language & Literature

We took our second FA this fortnight which was on Internal Monologue. We discussed the importance of perceptive exploration of a character which can be used for character analysis, diary entries as well as internal monologue. We picked newspaper reports from the library and wrote internal monologue from the perspective of the person in the report. We also studied samples of diary entries.

By: Stuti Chaubey (MYP 2C)

Language Acquisition

French

Over the past few weeks we have been learning about various types of festivals and traditions of France during the whole year. We learnt about how New Year, Epiphany, La Chandeleur, Saint Valentine, Le Carnaval, and Paques (Easter) are celebrated in France and other French-speaking countries. We explored the cultural traditions and beliefs through interactive videos available on 1jour1actu.com. This aided us in comprehending spoken and visual text. We have also strengthened our knowledge of common verbs, vocabulary, and expressions related to the theme of Festivals. Our parking garage on inquiry questions continues to add fruitful opinions in class discussions. We have also categorized different types of festivals- national, public, religious, ceremonies, rituals, etc. Lastly, formative assessments on Criteria A, C, D on the content covered till now was conducted and we had a peer-evaluation and feedback session on our performance.

By: Advaith Pandalai (MYP 2B)

Spanish

We took a formative assessment on criterion A. We started learning simple past tense and future tense. We implemented our learning in making sentences related to past and future celebrations.

By: Kris Varghese (MYP 2A)

Hindi (Phase 1 & 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. We utilized our time in doing a group task. Every group was given a festival- Id, Diwali, Holi, Christmas. Then, they were supposed to take any one these topics, draw, write a short description and further, present it in the class. This aided us in gaining wide knowledge of different festivals. After that, we were supposed to write a short story on the given topic and present it in the class. We also learnt about the forms of [ ra ] and gave examples. To conclude, we had a wide understanding of the topics discussed.  We also had samvaadllekhan and story writing practice and we shared our stories in class with each other.

By: Gunika Singh (MYP 2B)

Individuals & Societies

In the past two weeks, we have been introduced to abiotic and biotic features of the environment and have been acquainted with the characteristic features of each biome (tundra, taiga, grasslands, deserts and rain-forests). We were also educated about the impact of tourism on the environment. Last but not least, we created an eco-village through Minecraft! Our second task was about researching and brainstorming about the (positive and negative) impact of industrialization, development, technological advancement and other factors on the environment.

By: Agastya Makkar (MYP 2A)

Math

We continued with our unit of Statistics, where we did application based questions of stem and leaf plots, mean, median and mode. We learnt how to differentiate between mean, median and mode, also which is the best suited measure of central tendency in various situations. We learnt how to make a back-to-back stem and leaf plot. We also practiced mean, median and mode through an interesting quiz online.

Sciences

Biology

We watched the video on biotic and abiotic factors and summarised the information using a T organizer. We were introduced to the key words and their definition. This was followed by group tasks and we were divided into groups and assigned different concepts – food chain, food web and energy pyramid. This formative assessment was a collaborative activity where the individual groups researched on the given topic. This was followed by group presentations. We then moved onto the next concept i.e. ‘Type of interactions. We were given graphic organizers. We individually researched and watched videos uploaded on Managebac to summarize our understanding about limiting factors, carrying capacity and type of interactions.

By: Advika Naahar (MYP 2B); Aditya Sharma (MYP 2C)

Physics

This week we learnt how work and force are inter-related, and we solved some word problems based on the same concept. We explored that in our daily life machines assist us in making our work easier by helping us apply less force. We had a debate on the topic Effects of industrialization on human lives, which reflected our global context: scientific and technical innovation: modernization, industrialization and engineering. We enjoyed the debate competition. We also started our presentations on different types of simple machines and we learnt about the first type of simple machine which is Lever. We also brainstormed and came up with various examples of levers that we see in our daily life.

By: Aditi Gaur (MYP 2A)

Chemistry

We learned about ionic bonds by doing a fun activity. We learnt and practiced the diagrammatic representation of ionic compounds. We learned about the ratios in which elements react to form ionic compounds and how to write the chemical formulae. We discussed the properties of ionic compounds and analysed the scientific reasons for the same.

By: Ritvik Singhal (MYP 2A)

Design & Technology

Over the past few classes, we researched famous fashion designers and incorporated our research findings in our end products. We got feedback on our design problems. We have started writing first criterion of design cycle.

By: Advaith Pandalai (MYP 2B)

ICT

We wrote our design problem on which we wanted to create a solution. We created research questions to develop a better understanding of the concept we need to work on. For primary research, we connected with our school community. We also analysed products available online.

By: Naman Kumar (MYP 2A)

Music

We wrote our design problem on which we wanted to create a solution. We created research questions to develop a better understanding of the concept we need to work on. For primary research, we connected with our school community. We also analysed products available online.

By: Naman Kumar (MYP 2A)

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Physical & Health Education (PHE)

We continued with our unit in Cricket. We researched about the dimensions of the cricket ground and cricket pitch. We also discussed how we can develop good bowling action by focusing on the grip, stance, release and follow through. We did bowling at the nets to acquire the bowling skill. We also played short sided cricket intra class matches.

Visual Art

In the unit ‘Creative Perspective Drawing’. we are experimenting with one point perspective and two points perspective drawing. Based on their learning, students are applying three points perspective in 3D architecture modelling. Students are being shown different 3D architecture forms and are conducting research on different materials and techniques. Students will get opportunity to create 3D sculpture with newspapers, cardboard etc and will use light and sound during presentation. The learning of one and two points perspectives will help them creating 3D sculptures in groups. 

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