Blog Entry: April 7, 2019

Language & Literature

In the last weeks we have discussed our summative assessments for the unit of Mother’s Day. Before the starter activity during the midterm break, we were asked to read the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and make a vocabulary list. For the starter activity for our next unit, Kensuke’s Kingdom, we were paired up and  had activity pages assigned to us according to the chapters. After that we were asked to create a graphic representation to show what each of our chapters was about. Then we were asked to switch our posters with another pair and try to explain their chapter of the book.

By: Stuti Chowbey


Language Acquisition

French

Last week, we finished our class presentations on Festivals and Celebrations. Then, we commenced with the new unit ‘Les vacances’. In this unit, we brainstormed on ways of describing the holidays – seasons, weather and vocabulary, as well as planning an itinerary. Moreover, we enhanced our vocabulary and discussed different types of vacations and activities possible. 

By: Chirant Mukherjee

Spanish

We started discussing our new unit ‘My Vacations’. We enjoyed sharing our past experiences and discussed activities what we do in our vacations.

Hindi

Phase 1 and 2: In the last two weeks we wrapped up our previous unit (festivals, tradition and culture) and have also given the summative for the same. The summative was divided in two parts: video based and visual based. The criterion we covered in this summative were A, C and D. Finally, we started our new unit – Our Free Time by answering some questions and having a detailed discussion on the same. The questions were such as:

  • Should we give breaks in our day to day lives? Justify?
  • What kind of activities can we do in our spare time?
  • Should we reserve this spare time for our extra studies or relaxation?

Individuals & Societies

We started a new unit ‘Human rights’. To understand different perspectives, we did a small activity in which we were shown different pictures and we had to identify what kind of human right violation was shown in it. We also enacted more human right violations in pairs.

By: Aditi Gaur

Math

This week we learnt about direct and inverse proportion. We made this topic interactive by watching videos and solving practice exercises on Khan Academy. We solved some problems on direct and inverse proportion using a PPT which helped us understand the topic better.

By: Andrea Joe Ben

Sciences

Biology

We inquired about the fascinating world of DNA and how they form the basis of human genetics. We explored deeper by watching videos to understand the DNA structure. We engaged in and exciting activity wherein we prepared the model of DNA by using straws and tape. This exercise helped us develop collaboration skills. This is a part of our ongoing formative assessment.

By: Kabier Malik

Chemistry

We discussed about another type of bonding, which is metallic bonding. We watched a video to understand the structure of bonding. We related all physical properties displayed by metals to their structure. We had our formative assessment which was a practical assessment. We compared the structure of alloys with that of metals to understand the reason for alloying.  We took another formative assessment which was a quiz which we all enjoyed a lot. We learnt to write chemical names and chemical formula for chemical compounds and practiced many of them to test our understanding.

By: Diya Kansal

Physics

Last week we completed our unit ‘Assistive Technology’ with an activity wherein we made different simple machines like robotic arm, screw and catapult. We had a lot of fun doing this activity. In this unit we learned about the six simple machines which are lever, pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedges and screw. After finishing our unit, we had our summative assessment. After receiving our grades Ma’am discussed the question paper with us.

By: Keshav Saini


Design & Technology

In this week, we used SWOT analysis for the existing product research table. Then we developed a range of specifications for our feasible design ideas. Finally we made the sketches for the final fashion design and incorporated them into our presentations.

ICT

This week, we designed posters on websites such as canva and  piktochart to have an idea of the layout of our posters. We took feedback from our mentor and peers.  We chose a final design sample from the two that we designed. We learnt some basic skills on photoshop such as pen tool, crop tool etc. We searched some interesting videos on effects in Photoshop.

By: Andrea Joe Ben

Music

We presented our self-created instrument in the class that we had to make out of recycled materials.  For analysis, we had to write a paragraph about how we made the instrument and how did it produce sound. We had to describe the elements pitch, volume, resonance, tone and quality for our instruments. We demonstrated our instrument by playing them in the class. We also did self-evaluation by answering how could we improve the sound and the resonance. We have also started making an African composition using our self-made instruments and various other percussion and string instruments in our groups using ostinato and call and response techniques.

By: Medha Ummat

Physical & Health Education (PHE)

We appeared in the summative assessment for Criteria C which is Applying and Performance, in our present unit of Cricket. We were briefed about the basis of assessment and the key factors which were to be observed during the performance. Each student did batting for two overs and bowled for one over in the nets. We also did a group activity to highlight importance of verbal and non-verbal communication skills in game of cricket.

By: Vir Singh Brar

Visual Art

We wrote a reflection on our old unit where we learnt one and two point perspective and where we merged two very different monuments to make them one. We have started with a new unit on clay modelling relief sculptures. We learnt about high, low and 3D relief sculptures. After learning about the three types of relief sculptures we started making a layout on what we would make the sculpture. First we chose a type of relief sculpture and then we drew whatever we wanted to create.

By: Medha Ummat

      

 

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