September 9, 2019

Language and Literature In the past two weeks, we did numerous activities related to the novel “My Family and Other Animals”.  We wrote the summary and understood how to annotate a text. We also analysed the main characters of the novel and did a comparative analysis of the book cover and a movie poster of the novel. We were shown interesting videos to understand internal monologue and have finished reading the novel until chapter 12.

Rishi Garhyan

MYP 3 B

Science Physics

In the last week we discussed the topic of- ‘Density’, wherein the teacher demonstrated to the class, the mixing of liquids of different densities like glycerine, water, and oil. It helped us to understand that intermolecular forces acting on the various states of matter depends on the difference in density of solids, liquids, and gases. We also started to prepare models and investigation to show the relationship between density and volume as our formative assessment.

Rutvik Roy

MYP 3C

Chemistry

We discussed the names of a few bases based on our prior knowledge and created a mind map of their properties. Post that we observed the samples of acids and bases to understand the terms- dilute and concentrated. A diagrammatic representation helped us to understand the terms- weak and strong. Next, we discussed the need for indicators and identified samples of acid, base and neutral substance through practical activity.

By: Agastya Makkar

MYP 3A

Biology

We compared the digestive system of ruminants and non-ruminants and learned about the ruminant stomach its parts and function. We also watched the video on blood vessels to understand and compare the arteries, veins and capillaries.

By- Advaith Pandalai

MYP 3B

Individual and Societies In the past two weeks, we did various ATL based activities which enhanced our conceptual understanding of- ‘Colonialism’.  We have been working on group presentation which requires us to do extensive research. For this, we had to first choose a colonial power and then one of its colonies. The research revolved around the economic, social, cultural and political impacts of colonialism on the colony.

Arnaa Garg -MYP 3 A

Mathematics  The past two weeks, we started expansion and factorisation of algebraic expression. We learnt algebraic identities and how to apply them to algebraic expressions. As an icebreaker activity, we used an online shape-based game to understand the concept better and a discussed of the topic ensued.

By Ahhana Verma

MYP 3B

Language Acquisition

 

FRENCH

In this week, we continued with our unit ‘In and Around Town’. We did numerous listening and reading exercises to reinforce vocabulary of French shops and boutiques by accessing French manuals such as Tricolore 2 et 3. Moreover, we did an interesting ATL activity in which we guessed the name of a French shop along with its description. Next we designed a city map based on the information accessed from audio-visual tips. We also discussed our homework sheets and learnt more about grammatical structures and expressions to describe our neighbourhood. Lastly, we appeared for a formative assessment on criterion B.

By: Chirant Mukherjee

MYP 3 A

SPANISH

Phase 1:

This week we were given a visual and written text about a coastal town called ‘Sitges’ in Spain. We used both skimming and scanning technique to read the text which helped us to identify the basic fact and main idea of the text. We were also introduced to the directions and prepositions of place and were given a task to design the map of an imaginary city using directions.

Akshat Aggarwal

MYP 3A

Phase 2:

During the past two weeks, we saw a YouTube video for asking and giving directions using different verbs and prepositions, later we constructed a few sentences on the same topic which helped us to improve our understanding of grammar. We also learnt a lot of vocabulary to talk about the problems of a city and verbs related to environmental sustainability such as “reciclar” and “reducir” with the help of a presentation.  Furthermore, we studied the usage and conjugation of conditional tense to express our wishes.

Sia Duggal

MYP 3 C

Phase 3:

We read different text on healthy lifestyle and also revised vocabulary and expressions on illness.

Aryan Dalal, MYP 3A

Hindi

We had poetry reading and an analysis session in class in which we discussed many poems by eminent Hindi poets. We chose some of poem to present during Hindi Diwas function.

Gunika Singh

MYP 3A

E-Portfolio Digital Design

We analysed two existing products based on 2D animation through SWOT analysis. We also summarized our research through a design brief on the concept we are working on. Summary of the research included primary, secondary and analysis of the products.

Ritvik Singhal- MYP 3B

VISUAL ARTS

In the last two weeks we discussed the unit of Abstract Act and its relevance in the present century, we also discussed colour schemes and the use of colour for symbolic representation. We started the research on our portfolios and understood how to analyse artwork in a critical manner. We then made a detailed mind- maps which included materials, mediums, design description to have a fair idea of the layout. We also finalised our layouts after considering multiple thoughts and ideas.

Aarna Garg

MYP 3 B

PRODUCT DESIGN

This week we focussed on skill development. While some of us have been learning macramé, others are trying crotchet and basic embroidery. We are enjoying the whole process of creating sustainable jewellery by bringing together a variety of materials in our pieces.

Abhiveer Bhatt

Myp 3B

 DRAMA

The past two weeks, we consolidated our work into a process journal in order to show the progress we’ve made so far with our projects. We collected screenshots, wrote descriptions about our work and are heading towards mapping it with the playwright of Hamlet. We also had a pop quiz in the class related to the story and are now gearing up to show the first draft of our innovation projects for feedback.

Sia Duggal

MYP 3C

 Music

We practiced different types of chord formations – major, minor, augmented and diminished on the musical staff. We had our formative assessment based on the identification of the chords displayed in treble clef on the staff. We received feedback on the assessment by the teacher.

 PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

For the unit – ‘One for All and All for One’ we explored team skills in various sports such as basketball, football, and badminton. We formed inquiry questions and discussed and arrived at a common conclusion. We identified the role of each team member and understood their significant contribution to the team.  As a class, we discussed various terminologies about different sports requiring team skills.

Tansi Mehrotra

MYP 3-C

 

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August 26, 2019

Subject Blog Content
English For the last week in English class, we read the first 3 chapters of the book “My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell” and wrote a summary on the first two. To do so we had to divide the chapter into different sections then write a line or two for that specific section to summarize it and then organize it into a summary in chronological order. In the next class, we started a new topic – Persuasive writing. To reiterate the concept our teacher game us a sample letter which we had to analyze it according to the rhetorical triangle, we also had to find the limitations. We also decided if the proposition was clear and justified. We were introduced to characterization as we explored the characters of Leslie, Margo, Larry, and their mother, as described by Gerry, from whose perspective, the story is told.

Medha Ummat

MYP 3 A

Physics Last week we started with our new unit named Microscopic world around us. The unit started with an activity where we were given a beaker having water, Styrofoam balls, candle, and metal blocks. We dropped these in the water and observed that only metal block sank in the water. Then our teacher asked us to think that why a ship made of metal doesn’t sink in water while the metal block used by us did sink in water. That led us to a discussion of mass and volume. We learnt the difference between mass and weight and how weight shows variation, but the mass remains constant. Looking forward to exploring more in this unit.

Tansi

MYP 3C

Chemistry During our chemistry classes in the last week, we started the discussion on the new chemistry unit- Acids, Bases, and Salts. We discussed the key concept, a related concept, global context and statement of inquiry for the same. We discussed the names of few acids based on our prior knowledge and made a mind map related to the properties of Acids. We reviewed our benchmarking assessment and homework sheet.

Sia Duggal

MYP 3C

Biology We continued learning about digestive enzymes and shared our understanding in the class. To further enhance our understanding of the topic we watched a video on rumination and a ruminating stomach. We labelled the diagram of a ruminant stomach. We also discussed the benchmarking assessment in the class and made the required corrections in the assessment paper.

Yash Bhattacharya

MYP 3B

Individuals and Societies We learned about different explorers and conquerors, The Age of Exploration and the various inventions that aided exploration. We explored the connections and were able to understand how geographical discoveries led to the rising of Colonialism and discussed the various motives behind its rise. We were given various tasks like story building, short class quizzes, and a mind mapping activity to understand the difference between Imperialism and Colonialism.

Ahhana Verma

MYP 3B

Maths In the past week, we have been extremely exciting as we unraveled the science behind the basics of mathematics- Exponents. We understood this breathtaking concept through many interactive and fun activities, each teaching us yet another law of exponents. After having gained a thorough understanding of the laws we challenged ourselves to attempt a bit more complex problems, to see how far we have come. We learnt a new method to multiply exponents – Ladder Tile Method, which was tremendously interesting and engaging.

Antara Gupta

MYP 3 A

French

 

Phase 1 and 2:

The benchmarking assessments were conducted this week based on which we were placed in our respective phases. We were introduced to the first unit of the academic session- ‘In and Around Town’ which focuses on learning the vocabulary of the neighborhood, town/city, and suburbs. We started with a Know-Want-Learnt (KWL) chart in order to ascertain our existing knowledge and transfer it to this unit.

Next, we delved into the unit inquiry and discussed factual, conceptual, and debatable questions.  In grammar, we have covered definite and indefinite articles, as well as contracted articles by working on various task sheets. Using audio-visual resources, we learnt the vocabulary of French ’boutiques’ and professions. These links have also aided us in grasping the correct pronunciation and accent.

Aditya Sharma

MYP 3B

Spanish SPANISH

Phase 1: We started the unit with the strategy – KWL, which helped us to understand our prior knowledge of the topic. We discussed the vocabulary to be explored in the unit “In and Around Town”. We were given a task to write about the pros and cons of living in the city where we currently reside. We were asked to write exit slips as our ongoing reflection. This task helped us to enhance our communication skills and building new vocabulary.

Akshat Agarwal

MYP 3A

Phase 2: In the past week, we watched a very interesting short film called “Anonimos’, where the cell phones of a man and a woman get swapped by mistake

in a city which is new for both of them, and they try to communicate with each other by giving directions to decide on a meeting place.  The short movie contained a lot of vocabulary related to our current unit “In and around town”.  We wrote the words and phrases that we could recognize from the video and discussed them. We learnt the basic verbs required to describe a city, and also made a list of the common places in a city in Spanish, and adjectives to describe them.

Sia Duggal

MYP 3C

Phase 3: We discussed the vocabulary to be explored in the unit “Healthy Lifestyle” and participated in an activity called – Decoding your preferences, likes and dislikes of food items with justification. We were given a sheet with numbers and we created codes choosing numbers from each box.

The teacher projected the sheet with words and sentences, and we exchanged the sheets with each other and decoded the codes. This activity helped us to enhance our communication skills and build new vocabulary.

Aryan Dalal

MYP 3A

Hindi In the past week, we took our benchmarking assessments and were given our phase levels. We discussed a story based on World War II, after a listening activity, it helped us to sharpen our listening skills. It was followed by a discussion of our unit and we were given some strategies to improve our writing skills. Next, we had a task which helped us to understand what is of more importance- mental health or physical health.

Gunika Singh

MYP 3 A

Digital Design We have started with unit 1 – ‘Journey of Food through 2D Animation’. Our first task was to research on basic key terms related to 2D animation, which will help us for the rest of the unit. Once we completed that task, we created a mind map which helped us organize our thoughts about our client/audience, product, and connection with the statement of inquiry. We have started developing our documentation with strand wise information for the unit.

Diya Kansal

MYP 3B

Visual Arts This week we were introduced to Abstract Art and its relevance in the present century. It was followed by individual research by the students for our portfolio which included the definition of abstract art, the prominent artists and their artworks. Based on different criteria, we understood how to critically analyze artwork and do a formal analysis. Further, we made detailed mind- maps that included materials, mediums, design description, so that we have a fair idea of the layout we will create and then decide our final artwork for the unit.

Aarna Garg

MYP 3 B

Product Design This week we continued working on prototypes of our jewelry pieces, using sustainable materials like seeds, branches from the garden, spices, mango pits, wood apple, fabric swatches, paper scraps, yarn and old donated leather bags.

We followed the elements and principles of design to bring the pieces together.

Shaurya Yadav

MYP 3 B

Theatre The past week we made progress with our project related to the famous Shakespearean play – Hamlet.  We also started researching the preservation of Shakespeare’s works and documenting the various formats and mediums where his works are used or have been used as an inspiration and noted them in our journals.

Damian Dasgupta

MYP 3A

Music This week we practiced chord formation and identification in preparation for our upcoming formative assessment. We learnt to write the chords on the staff and did a few online exercises to identify the chords already drawn on the staff. We also indulged in an aural exercise where the teacher played random chords on the keyboard and was asked to identify its type and character.

Medha Ummat

MYP 3A

Physical and Health Education  We were introduced to our first unit ‘All for one and one for all’ in which we will get the opportunity to enhance our social skills. Later discussed the importance of teamwork and how to build it through different sports. We also discussed how we can communicate effectively with our teammates and opponents. Later we played Badminton and Basketball in separate groups.

Shaurya Yadav

MYP 3 C

 

August 13, 2019

Language and literature The past week, we started with an immersion activity- about pillow fights! Our prompt for different writing tasks was “Violent Pillow Fight Injures 30 at the US Military Academy”. We wrote different inquiry questions, stories, and then we paraphrased our stories.  As the week progressed, we got on to our text, My Family and Other Animals, and read the first three chapters, along with the Speech for the Defence. Our tasks this week all pertained to The Speech for the Defence. We first analysed the name, and had to justify why this section of the book was named so, then we observed and listed what we thought would be the main characters in the book, based on those mentioned in the Speech for the Defence, and finally, we wrote down why we thought the title of this section was humourous.

Ahhana Verma, MYP3

Math We welcomed the new session by revisiting the important terminologies of MYP Mathematics like the command terms by filling an interesting crossword. We also reviewed algebraic equations using a problem-solving question where we had to balance the number of animals on each side of the line.

We then moved to our very first unit, exponents, where we were asked to fill missing entries in a handout using our previous knowledge of exponents. It was one of my favorites since we learnt the rules of exponents without even knowing what we were doing. All these worksheets have been a lot of fun and educational. I n  the very first class we also got to set goals for the end of the session.

Medha Ummat

Science Physics

Throughout these two weeks, we have recapped the basic skills needed to excel in science. As physics is deeply related to maths, so we started by understanding the analysis and plotting of graphs through investigations. We learnt the difference between a bar graph and line graph and how do we analyse our data to plot the correct graph. We also came to know that we require SALT: Scale, Axis, Labels, and Title in our graphs. We had a recap on decimals and how to write numbers (multiples of 10) in the form of exponents and base. We also had a brief introduction to our upcoming unit. From next week we will start with our unit and a new journey of excitement will begin.

Damian Dasgupta- MYP 3A

Biology

 We engaged in skill-building activities in groups and individually. We planned an investigation on the given question and analysed the data. We were introduced to the details of the first unit (GC, RC, KC) as well as the SOI and inquiry questions for the same. We did a quiz to review the concept of digestion. Then, we researched and summarized our understanding of digestive enzymes.

By-Tansi Mehrotra- MYP3C

 Chemistry

To start this academic year, we did a skill-building activity which helped clear our minds and get ready for all the fascinating new things which we would delve deep into this year. During the skill-building sessions, we did activities which were not only entertaining but also educational. These activities included an interactive session which helped us remember the skills for writing the chemical formula for different compounds. Another activity was writing down chemical names for different compounds. We also revised balancing chemical equations, which is a concept which everyone enjoyed. These skill-building sessions also prepared us for our benchmarking assessments. We students are very enthusiastic about all the learning which will take place this year!

By Diya Kansal

MYP 3B

Individuals & societies We unveiled the unit titled Colonial Powers. We analysed the beginning of colonialism and how it began with the coming of Age of Geographical Discoveries. The leading colonial powers were Portugal and Spain and how trading with Asia, Africa, and South America was the beginning. We also got to know about significant individuals like Vasco da Gama, Prince Henry “The Navigator”, Marco Polo, Herman Cortez and of course – Columbus the great. We had a lot of fun doing mind map activities.

Ritwik Singal

MYP 3

Language acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

French

Bienvenue dans la salle de français!

Yet again, we kick off our new academic session with an introduction to the language acquisition emergent level criteria. The week started with some ice-breaking activities as well. This helped us in conversing in French and creating a French ambiance in our classroom. As part of language requirements, we prepared for our benchmarking assessments on all criteria through DELF listening and reading tests. We appeared for our benchmarking assessments and received feedback on our performance.

 Hindi

Students shared their experiences about their vacation and also discussed Hindi language and its importance at the national and global level. They had two language games- ‘identify the adjective’ and ‘turn and pass’ which was based on observation and listening skills. They also participated in essential agreement activity and shared their views in written and oral form in class. Storytelling was also introduced in class and two stories ‘Till ke laddoo’ and ‘ek chor kee chaudah raatein’ along with a poem ‘magarmacch ke daant’ were presented. Students also had their benchmarking assessment based on criteria B and C, D written.

Spanish

 This week engaging icebreaking activities were conducted in Spanish class. We had doubt clearing sessions and we attempted Benchmarking assessment on Criteria A, B, C, and D.

Diya Kansal

MYP3B

DT

 

 

In tune with this year’s theme at our school, we started our product design class with a discussion and reflection on “sustainability”. We expressed and shared our opinions on the topic on Padlet. A video on diamond mining opened our eyes to the environmental and ethical issues in jewelry manufacture. Most of us were not aware of how bad the situation is for the miners, especially children who are often used as cheap labour and our natural ecosystems. We brainstormed on materials which could be possible sustainable options and could be designed into jewellery and accessories.

On an optimistic note, we realised that we can actually contribute actively to sustainability, as product designers.

Andrea MYP  3B

ICT

 

 

 

 In the first few weeks of the new academic year, the students of MYP 3B worked on and then presented a design idea on various problems such as sustainable food distribution or even cyberbullying. This was a skill-building activity in Digital Design to kick off the new school year in a productive manner.

Kris Varghese – MYP 3B

Drama

 

 

 

The past two weeks have had an interesting start to the theatre classes. We were introduced to Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s famous plays and our first task was to read it and find various movies and television series that have drawn inspiration from the playwright. Thereafter, we were asked to identify a project of our choice, something that we create or innovate so that it connects to the story and acts as a learning aid for other students.
Music

 

 

We revised the concept of scales and discussed why the pitches are arranged in a sequence in any given scale. We learnt about different types of chord structures, the semitone distance between the 1st, 3rd and the 5th note in the major, minor, diminished and augmented chords. We also played a quiz in which we derived various chords from different pitches using the formulas.

Aditya Nair

MYP 3B

Art

 

 

We have tried to understand the difference between abstract art and other forms of art by various activities and discussions. We have tried to understand the significance of the various elements that go in the creation of abstract art and the ways in which abstract art impacts society in changing time and space. Based on their research students have started making a layout for their practical work. They are also working out on the mediums that they will use for their practical work.  They are also making mind maps based on their research.
PHE

 

 

 

We began our PHE lessons by making some essential agreements. Then we were introduced to our first unit ‘All for one and one for all’ in which we will get the opportunity to enhance our Social skills. We then discussed the importance of teamwork and how to build it through different sports. We also discussed how we can communicate effectively with our teammates and opponents. Later we played Badminton and Basketball in separate groups.