UOI

Concepts such as demand and supply, net and gross profit and monopoly were introduced to the class through a story ‘Lemons and Lemonade’. Students were also introduced to the term ‘globalization’, which was followed by a reflection on how it impacts local businesses, using various strategies. They also discussed how factories in many countries have to collaborate while making all the components of the simplest of items like jeans.

MATH

Students attempted a summative assessment on ‘factors and multiples’, wherein they were given a choice, to display their understanding of the topic either through a poster, story or poem. Most of them expressed their understanding by making a poster. They were exceptionally creative in terms of design, layout and neatness. They honed their self-management skills by organizing the information in a logical order.

Tuning into ‘fractions’ was done through ‘the fraction boogie’, where each student was given a piece of the newspaper as a whole. The facilitator played  music and students danced on their piece of newspaper. Each time the music stopped, they folded the newspaper into half, one quarter, one eighth and so on. Eventually they unfolded their paper to see the folds created by them. This led to a great discussion about the different fractions being created during this activity. Manipulatives were given to the students to explore different types of fractions like proper, improper, like, unlike and mixed fractions. Frayer’s model was used by the students to express their understanding of ‘like and unlike’ fractions. They also plotted fractions on a number line.

HINDI STANDARD

To enhance listening and speaking skills, students were apprised of few incidents (घटनाएँ) and they also shared their own incidents.

To enhance their writing skills, students identified and made a list of genders (लिंग) in hindi. They also changed genders in sentences and re-wrote them. They watched and  discussed rights and responsibilities of the consumer through various advertisements /videos to enhance their viewing and speaking skills. To improve their reading skills, students read the important business news from the newspaper.

HINDI AB INITIO

In their Hindi ab-initio classes, students enhanced their speaking and thinking skills by playing ‘varno kaa khel’ (card game) with different letters. They honed their thinking and reading skills by engaging in activities using flash cards related to ‘visheshan’ (adjectives).

ENGLISH

As integration with the current unit of inquiry, students were given an interesting poem ‘Lucky Trade’. They were asked to read the poem and answer related questions to gauge their understanding and enhance their reading and thinking skills.

The students wrote a story based on a series of pictures given to them. They enjoyed using their creativity to form an interesting narrative.

They were also shown an engaging parody on conjunctions to pique their interest on the topic, followed by an activity in which they had to form sentences in pairs using picture cards and conjunctions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEm0ljpIUAk

PHE

The students continued with their new unit – swimming. They were introduced to the basic skills of backstroke swimming such as head position, floating in supine position and kicking.They also participated in freestyle and mixed relay races.

FRENCH

Students received individual feedback on their homework on the concept of ‘Francophone nations’, following which they peer-assessed it. In order to properly assess the work of their peers, students were apprised of the assessment criteria. They developed their thinking skills (comprehension and application) and social skills (accepting responsibility and respecting others).

SPANISH

Students were introduced to a new concept of conjunctions in Spanish. They were given examples to understand the types of conjunctions.

Students also enjoyed a Kahoot quiz based on the concepts learned in class, which developed their social and communication skills.

ICT

Students are exploring all the blocks and options in Scratch. Students used motion, looks, events and control tools to finish the given task. They further experimented with all the available blocks. Later, they added their their name (as Sprite) and wrote code to animate it by using the block controls. Some of them made their task more interesting by adding a flashy and continuously changing background. They are enhancing their creativity by applying various options of Scratch to do this task. They are gradually enhancing their logical and computational skills within a given task by using various tools.

ART

Students continued working on their concept-based art on, ‘conflict and resolution’. While working on their mixed media, they are carefully forming collages with newspaper images, articles, and paints.

Students of grade 4B prepared and presented an assembly on, ‘Earth Day’ on May 2,2019. The assembly addressed Global environmental issues while focussing on Eco-conscious artists like John Dahlsen, Subodh Gupta, Vik Muniz, and Derek Gores. Students talked about the installations, abstract assemblages, collages, etc. created by these artists out of sheer passion and concern for the environment.

DANCE

Dance lessons were focused on cleaning of a jazz dance routine. In addition, combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were practiced and basics of kathak were introduced.

MUSIC

Students learned about the formula to form Major Scales ( Happy tunes). They also learned and sang the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.

LIBRARY

During their library class, the librarian assessed student reading logs by questioning students about the stories read by them. Final count of the books has been logged prior to felicitation before the crowned owl ceremony, which is a part of the reading program at school.

In accordance with the library policy, students will not be issued books for the summer vacation since it’s the time of year when all library resources are to be returned and accounted for and the library will be closing for stocktaking. To enable students to return books on time before the break, no new books will be issued from Monday, May 13, 2019 on wards. All library books must be returned to the library by Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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UOI

Students were introduced to various levels of the judiciary system such as the RWA, High Court as well as the Supreme Court. They were also apprised about international organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations Organization.

In continuation of the unit on conflict resolution, students were given various scenarios of strife wherein they had to identify resolution strategies learnt in the class.

Math

Students brainstormed about multiples and created a mind map of their understanding. They inquired about and explored the concept of LCM at home, through a flip classroom activity. However, the consolidation of the learning took place in class with a group activity. Students shared their understanding of LCM with their group members. They also differentiated between LCM and HCF. Afterwards they presented their understanding to the entire class. They enhanced their social and communication skills while expressing their ideas in a clear and logical manner.  Students applied their understanding of the concept of ‘factors and multiples’ to attempt a formative assessment on the same.

English

Students prepared and presented their debate speeches as proposition and opposition groups. They used debating skills to persuade each other about their viewpoints. They read a chapter from the novel study book, ‘At least a fish’ and as integration with the unit, identified different types of conflicts in the same chapter. They were also introduced to interjections through an interactive activity. Later on, they identified interjections to be used in different sentences by engaging in a sentence strip activity.

 Music

Students learned about conflicts in music and their resolution. They also learned about Major Scales and the formula for Major Scale.

PHE

Students continued with their new unit  on swimming. They were introduced to the basic skills of backstroke swimming such as head position, floating in supine position and kicking.  Students were also introduced to racquet sports such as table tennis, squash and badminton.

Hindi

To enhance listening and speaking skills, students were apprised about a few incidents . To enhance writing skills, students wrote about some incidents which happened with their families and presented it to the class. Students recited, discussed and expressed the meaning of the poem ‘पछताएँगे हम सब कल’, in their own words. They also underlined the nouns, verbs and adjectives in the poem.

Dance

Dance lessons were focused on cleaning of a jazz dance routine to accompanying music. In addition, a combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were introduced. Students enjoyed learning the basics of an Indian classical dance form -kathak.

French

Students brainstormed and shared ideas for their formative assessment on ‘countries and nationalities’. They came up with several ideas and then as a class, decided on a few ideas for their Formative assessment. They also chose and co-constructed the rubric as the assessment tool. They developed their social skills (cooperating and group decision making).

Visual Arts

Students are working on their collage while relating to the concept-based- “Conflict and resolution” Dada art. The creation of the collage involves identifying/cutting the newspaper article based on the chosen concept and assembling/ pasting the pieces on a sheet of paper to form the collage.

Library

In the Library session, students discussed and reviewed the books read and recorded by them in their reading log. To encourage and foster their knowledge of the mother tongue, Hindi books will be issued according keeping their levels in mind, during Library lessons.

Spanish

Students researched on famous cuisines from Spain, as a part of the class activity. They chose cuisines of their interest and wrote about the important ingredients and their origin. They also cleared their doubts from their  home assignment and were explained the same to better their understanding.

UOI

The students were apprised about different types of conflicts that may arise in numerous instances. They were amazed to find out that conflicts occur not only between clusters of people, they may also occur with nature or even with one’s own conscience.

The children also learned about the ‘fishbone’ diagram as a way to express the causes of any conflict/problems. They represented the causes of some conflicts and discussed possible solutions. They enjoyed categorizing conflicts and their causes in a systematic and creative manner. Subsequently, the students captured their reflections in their journals. They reflected on everything they had imbibed from this unit and analysed the applications of these approaches in their own lives.

For their formative assessment, students watched a video on the Korean conflict. They proceeded to answer a series of queries on how conflicts occur, their causes and effects on people’s lives.

Math

Students were apprised about factors, multiples, and primes. They used a hundred chart, the sieve of Eratosthenes, to investigate all the prime and composite numbers (up to 100). After understanding the difference between factorization and prime factorization, students practiced prime factorization using two methods; the factor tree and the division method. Students were introduced to highest common factor (HCF) using the listing method. They honed their thinking and communication skills through a debate which was conducted on the topic ‘importance of divisibility rules for finding factors.’ Students understood that it is important for them to know the rules so that they can finish their work quicker and can confidently tackle large numbers.

English

English classes celebrated student agency by letting students decide the topic for debate. After watching videos and outlining the elements of a debate speech, students decided on a debatable topic and prepared speeches with their team mates. Both the proposition and the opposition teams are ready with their final drafts to begin the battle of words next week. Students used persuasive language and writing skills previously learnt, to create convincing speeches for the upcoming debate. They also watched a speech by Malala Yousafzai to observe the art of delivering a speech and putting their point across in an inspiring manner.

Hindi

To enhance listening and speaking skills, students saw a video on road rage, followed by a discussion and a reflection. In context of their unit, students read a story ‘सड़क का मसीहा’ which enhanced their speaking skills. To strengthen grammatical skills, students identified one word substitution (अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द’) and made a list of these words. A spell bee activity helped to reinforce spellings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wsc-a0wWc8

 

Hindi- Ab initio

In their Hindi ab-initio classes, students enhanced their reading and writing skills by penning different poems after reading them. They boosted their vocabulary by learning new words from them. They revisited different maatraa and read text related to them. Students developed their speaking skills by asking and answering questions about their likes and dislikes.

 

PHE

Students started off their new unit on ‘swimming’. They were eager to learn about the elementary skills of swimming such as bubbling, floating and kicking. They were also briefed about the safety rules to be followed during swimming lessons.

French

Students researched about a Francophone nation of their choice, in groups/pairs of unfamiliar partners, while managing their time optimally. They organised their research findings in a graphic organiser of their choice. Later, they presented their work in the form of group discussion. They developed their research skills (collecting data, organising data and presenting the research findings), self-management (organization and time management) and social skills (cooperating and group decision making).

Spanish

Students were introduced to interrogative words in Spanish and they also learned to frame sentences with them.

They had a formative assessment wherein they displayed their self-management and thinking skills by applying their knowledge of the verbs Ser and Estar.

VISUAL ART

In order to connect with the unit on ‘conflict and resolution’,  young artists inquired about the ‘Dada movement’- an anti-war conceptual art movement which began during World War 1. This radical movement generated questions about the conditions of society, the role of artists and the ultimate purpose of art. Students discussed the historical facts that led to this movement and gained information about the key elements of Dada, exponents of this art and their work.

MUSIC

The students have been assimilating their knowledge on ‘conflict and resolution’ and this unit was taken further when they learnt about different forms of conflicts in music.

They were astonished to find out how songs can also help in encouraging peace and negate conflicts that occur between individuals. The students sang the song ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan.

 

ICT

Students were introduced to ‘ToonDoo’ app. It is an online tool to create comic strips in an entertaining and simplistic way. It helps students create visually appealing cartoon comics. They learnt how to pick a panel while adding numerous characters to it. They also learnt to add different backgrounds and scenes to set the period of the comic. They are learning to create scenarios on conflict and ending them with a resolution. They honed their thinking skills while performing this task.

 

DANCE

Dance lessons were focused on perfecting a jazz dance routine with music. The students also refined a combination of a jazz walk and isolation. They were introduced to the fundamentals of a ‘pirouette’ as well.

 

LIBRARY

It is a well-known fact that given the freedom of selecting books on their own, children prefer to choose novels of genres that they are passionate about. Horror, thrillers or adventure books are a big draw to name a few. The library sessions this month saw students venture and explore books of different non-fiction genres and pick reads in Hindi language too.

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam

UOI

Students started the week with a much awaited trip to the National Science Centre, Delhi. They were very excited to see large 3D prototypes of human anatomy on arrival. Various interactive games on body systems captivated their attention as well. Some students volunteered to participate in a quiz that aimed to test their knowledge on human body and health. Our young learners proved their mettle by completing the quiz in a few seconds.

Students also made flip books and digital presentations for the summative assessment on multiple body systems, their functions and interdependence. They suggested corrective lifestyle changes for the situations presented before them as a part of their summative.

Students deliberated on the new unit ‘Peace and Conflict’ introduced this week. They were given some quotes as prompts to think about in groups. They put their heads together to discuss what peace meant to them and what are the kinds of conflicts they encounter in their own lives and the environment around them.

English

Students were introduced to report writing in their English classes. They discussed the essentials and listed them in their journals. Students drafted a  newspaper report using a graphic organiser which helped them collate their thoughts. Concept of personal and possessive pronouns was also brought in, to enable learners understand the usage of the same in their writing practices. Novel reading continued and new words with meanings were listed. Spell bee helped the students practice unit related words and homophones.

Math

Students reflected on their understanding of angles and practiced constructing them in their journals. They were introduced to the concept of triangles where they classified them on the basis of angles and sides. They identified and outlined the characteristics of different types of triangles. They measured angles of a triangle and understood that the sum of all angles in a triangle is equal to 180 degrees. Based on this understanding, they solved sums related to the angle sum property of triangles. Students also attempted a formative assessment on angles and triangles. They applied strategies in order to solve mental math sums using quick calculations.

Hindi – Standard

Students enhanced their listening and speaking skills  by reading the story of Akbar and Birbal titled,  ‘जैसा सवाल वैसा जवाब’. They constructed questions and formulated relevant answers for the resulting questions.

Students read examples of formal letters. They discussed the format of a formal letter and wrote a sample letter.  Spell bee activity was conducted to reinforce spellings.

Hindi – Abinito

In their Hindi ab-initio classes, students viewed a story and wrote new words encountered while watching it. They also learnt to create questions in order to enhance their comprehension skills. They revisited ‘गिनती’ (counting), different ‘maatraas’ and ‘vyanjans’ by doing various exercises. They honed their reading skills by reading a story ‘बंदर और चिड़िया’. Students matched the synonyms, marked the nouns & verbs from the same story. They also learned ‘U’ ki maatraa wale shabd and practiced sentence formation. They watched the video ‘Imandaaree Kaa Inaam’.

French

Students developed vocabulary related to names of different countries and nationalities through a video. They collaboratively learnt names of countries through a class quiz. The colours of the flags were written in French, which helped to assess their prior knowledge of colours and countries.

They  identified and sorted masculine and feminine nationalities using their prior knowledge of countries.

Learners also introduced a person of their choice using various cue cards given to them. They framed sentences for their name, age, country and nationality. To extend their knowledge, they even created their own cue cards and wrote sentences.

Students developed their thinking skills (acquisition of knowledge, application) and social skills (group decision making)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2whJ4S8Lmo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eGV7putdqU

Spanish

Students learned the uses of the verb Estar and its differences from the verb Ser. They focused on the application of both the verbs in different situations as they mean the same but differ in their application.

Students were also asked to practice both the verbs in a class activity, wherein they defined the acronym DOCTOR for Ser and also wrote conjugations for both the verbs together. They also made sentences based on the uses of the verb SER.

I.C.T.

Students were introduced to Book Creator where they learnt how to add a page, colour, title of the book, images, sound and various other options to create an effective digital presentation. Thereafter, students were divided into groups where they collaboratively made a book on different body systems.

Art

Students used a reference image to create their gesture drawing keeping the human body proportion in mind. They coloured their image and created interesting designs around it. Students are also in the process of preparing for their Student Led Conference.

Dance

Students created independent solo routine with music of their choice. Split and core workout helped them balance on their toes. They also learnt basics of Indian classical form.

Music

Students were assessed on their singing, rhythmic skills and theoretical understanding of music. Each student sang a song individually, played a rhythmic pattern on the drums and answered a few theory questions.

P.E.

Students continued with their unit on Cricket. The students were briefed about batting skills and practiced diving catches and high catches to improve their fielding skills.

Love, peace and joy are the best vitamins in the universe!

UOI

In groups, students had a discussion about the elements which disturb their peace & further categorized conflicts at various levels-individual, local, national & international. They analyzed the needs which, when unfulfilled, lead to conflicts. Students created a hierarchy of such needs using a pyramid.

English

Students peer checked the news report written as home assignment while looking for format, spelling and grammatical corrections in each others’ work. They enhanced their listening skills by comprehending a poem read aloud to them and subsequently answering questions based on their understanding. An assessment to test their reading comprehension skills was taken.

Math

The students were introduced to prime and composite numbers. They understood the fundamentals of factors. The process of factorization by factor tree method and division method was introduced as well. A summative assessment on shapes, angles and triangles was taken. A colour coding activity allowed students to analyze numbers from 1 to 100 so as to understand the relationship between prime and composite numbers and their factors. Practise of mental math sums was engaging.

French
Students researched about lifestyle choices made by the French; being part of groups/pairs with an unfamiliar partner, while managing their time optimally. They organised their research findings on a graphic organizer of their choice. Later, they presented their work through a group discussion. They developed their research skills (collecting data, organizing data and presenting the research findings), self-management (organization and time management) and social skills (cooperating and group decision making).

Spanish

Students learned the lifestyle choices that foster a healthy body in Spanish as a part of their integration with the transdisciplinary theme.
Students learned new verbs and commonly used phrases that helped them build their vocabulary and make their communication more effective.

 

Ab-initio Hindi 

In their Hindi ab-initio classes, students enhanced their reading skills by reading different texts. They developed their speaking skills by speaking about themselves. They revisited ‘मात्रा’ and ‘व्यंजन’ and wrote various words from the same.

Hindi standard

To enhance listening and speaking skills, students engaged in a role play based on the story ‘jaisaa sawaal waisaa jawaab’.  To strengthen their grammatical skills, students identified one word  to substitute many (अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द’) and made a list of these words. A spell bee activity helped to reinforce spellings.

ICT

Students were introduced to AI (Artificial Intelligence) through a video and briefed about its impact on lives of people and work. They also explored an online tool based on AI, where whatever they drew in free hand was autocorrected by the AI feature.

Dance

Dance lessons  focused on cleaning of a jazz  routine to music. In addition, a combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette was introduced to enhance understanding of space.

Library

In their library class, students discussed & reviewed books they had read as recorded on their reading log. To encourage & foster their knowledge of the mother tongue, Hindi books were issued keeping their levels of reading in mind.

Visual Art

Students finished creating their gesture drawings and worked on the finer details based on the feedback given to them. They reflected on their artwork to display their understanding of human proportion. Students also worked on their SLC portfolio while selecting, reflecting, clicking pictures of their work.

Music

Students learned the formula for forming Major Scale (C Major Scale) and they also learned and sang the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
Students also learned to play C Major Scale on Keyboard.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt

Students continued their exploration into the different kinds of body systems and their inter-dependence. Musculoskeletal system was introduced wherein learners brainstormed about the importance of muscles and bones. They learnt about different types of muscles namely skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscles. Involuntary and voluntary muscles were also introduced. Discussion followed about ways to keep muscles active and flexible. Various health disorders related to the same were also brought to the fore leading to a greater understanding about the importance of exercise and yoga. Skeletal system was also introduced where students learnt about bones. Learners shared foods to promote healthy bones with their peers.  They also made ‘healthy habit’ journals to record their food and exercise routines. This helped in creating more awareness about appropriate food choices amongst the students. It was interesting to read a wide range of reflections penned by the students highlighting their self-awareness about a variety of foods consumed over the weekend. Learners inferred the inter dependence of the body systems and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to remain in the pink of health!

Students got an opportunity to interact with MYP student Tashvi Anand and understand about sustainable farming and healthy choices in eating. They were apprised as to how they can also grow organic vegetables on their own terrace / balcony.

English

Students were acquainted with the skill of extempore preparation and presentation. It helped them to understand the importance of having a wide knowledge base that could be built up by extensive reading about all kinds of topics. Learners were apprised of the essentials to be kept in mind while speaking impromptu. Students came up with topics like minimalism, exploitation of animals, dream vacation, global warming, how civilizations have evolved over the ages, impact of radiation, is home-schooling better than regular schools, impact of earthquakes on the world etc. It was interesting to hear their thoughts on such a wide range of topics!

Math

Students attempted the summative assessment on data handling , area and perimeter . Furthermore, they differentiated between 2 D and 3 D shapes by identifying the properties of these shapes. They drew the shapes in their process journals and co-constructed  a formative assessment on the concept. They explored number patterns and created a few on their own.

Students were introduced to angles through a video after which they categorised different types of angles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JSk0DC5q4g

They watched another video to understand the steps involved in constructing angles with a protractor. Following this, they measured and constructed angles with the help of a protractor in their process journals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq_QUJWpXgQ

Hindi – Standard

As an integration with their current unit, students wrote the names of body systems and discussed  their functions. To enhance their reading and speaking skills, students read and performed a role play based on a famous Akbar and Birbal story- ‘जैसा सवाल वैसा जवाब’.

The following link was shown to support the concept

https://www.bharatdarshan.co.nz/magazine/article/child/377/swal-jawab.html

Hindi – Ab inito

In their Hindi ab-initio classes, students watched a story ‘बंदर और मगरमच्छ’ to enhance their listening skills. They developed their vocabulary by learning new words. Students learnt new letters, revisited matraas and wrote the same in their journals. They made sentences with ‘मैं’ and ‘में’ to learn the difference between the two maatras.

French

Students received constructive feedback on their homework – ‘introducing other people’, following which they self-assessed themselves. They developed their thinking skills (comprehension and application) and self-management skills (time management and organization).

Spanish

Students practiced writing sentences based on the use of the verb SER. Also, students learned a new verb ESTAR which means the same as SER but it differs in its application.

Students were explained the said differences between the two verbs and their application in different situations.

I.C.T

Students were introduced to Virtual-Tee where they scanned the Tee-Shirt through an iPad application and learned about the various body systems and their corresponding organs. They were also shown the Human Anatomy 4D app where they used a 4D image to understand the interconnectedness of all the body systems.

Visual arts

Students  learnt  gesture drawing as an integration with their unit on ‘body systems’ .They  practiced drawing the human body in proportion using the 1:8 ratio. They sourced the image of an action figure to make their gesture drawing. Students are in the process of creating their artwork.

Dance

This week students stressed on pirouette preparations, starting with the feet positions to the spotting technique. Apart from that, they concentrated on spotting, style, and demonstration of different techniques used during the practice of their dance routine.

Music

The students gave solo performances in the class and chose to sing or play some instruments. They learned and sang a song “you raise me up” as a choir.

Physical Education

The students continued with their practice in cricket. The students were briefed about the fielding skills. They trained in catching, running behind the ball and throwing the ball to the stumps.

International Mother Language Day was celebrated on 21st of February. The main purpose of celebrating this day was to promote linguistic diversity and multilingual education so as to highlight greater awareness for the mother tongue. Parents volunteered and conversed with students using different vocabulary while engaging in story telling, dance and singing songs.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Students continued their learning journey as they proceeded with the unit ‘Body Systems’. They understood the structure of an organism with the help of a flowchart. They inquired into the digestive system through a video and made a flowchart showing the process of digestion. They also explored other body systems like circulatory, respiratory and nervous through various learning engagements. Students critically analysed the function of each organ through a thinking routine – explanation game. The resulting understanding was then extended to the importance and interdependence of each system in the human body. Videos were shown to support their learning, the links of which are listed below. Students counted their pulse rate during different activities to understand the effects, importance and interconnectedness of the respiratory and circulatory systems.

A guest speaker session was organised where Dr. Bhawna Sharma, a pulmonologist and a parent, shared her knowledge with fourth graders. Students had an interactive session where they understood the importance of making the right choices to maintain a healthy respiratory system, digestive system and immune system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSEzg6TBheY- mechanism of breathing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc1YtXc_84A – respiratory system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NUxvJS-_0k – how lungs work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTR1IsX55dc – respiratory system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qmNCJxpsr0- – circulatory system

English

Students reflected on the importance of International Mindedness to promote global harmony. After apprising the students about Action according to the enhanced PYP, an action wall was made to encourage any initiatives taken by our young learners. The categories were- participation, social justice, social entrepreneurship, lifestyle choices and advocacy.

Students used the knowledge of travelogue writing to describe the journey of an apple through the digestive system. This got their creative juices flowing and encouraged them to think out of the box. It was a delight to read the submissions and some examples were indeed exemplary. Learners were also introduced to journal writing and a checklist was prepared by them after a brainstorming session. Students were introduced to kinds of sentences through a newspaper reading activity where they identified four kinds of sentences (declarative, imperative, exclamatory and interrogative) in news reports. Reading assessment of all students was done through loud reading of the book ‘At least a fish’.

Math

Students continued to practice word problems related to area and perimeter where they learned to calculate the length or breadth from the area of a shape. They were evaluated on their understanding of data handling as well as area and perimeter through a formative assessment. Students were introduced to 2D and 3D shapes through an activity where they were given different polygons that had to be recognized and named. This was done to gauge their prior knowledge.

They were given objects in the shape of cube, cuboid, cone and sphere, following which, they reflected on the difference between 2D and 3D shapes. They concluded that 3D shapes have edges, vertices and faces. Real life connections were made to understand the concept better as students listed some real life objects displaying various shapes. Students also drew 2D and 3D shapes to enhance their learning.

Hindi – Standard

Students discussed types of seasons and recited a poem,  ‘ऋतुएँ’. This enhanced their listening, reading and speaking skills. Difficult words were noted with meanings through a sorting out activity. To enhance their writing skills, students wrote synonyms from the video ‘रहीम का टेस्टी खाना‘ and made sentences. They identified adjectives from the poem and made sentences to strengthen their grammar usage.

Hindi – Abinito

To enhance their listening and speaking skills, students watched the Hindi video “lalchi dudhwaalaa” and discussed the moral of the story. To strengthen their reading skills, students read simple sentences and wrote sentences the same .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgjXMsqqm5E&vl=hi

Students read a story ‘दोस्ती की परख’ and noted the meaning of difficult words. They enhanced their speaking skills by paraphrasing the summary of the story in their own words and by changing the end of the story. They honed their communication skills through a conversation activity.

French                                          

Students showedcased their prior knowledge on ‘self-assessment’ through ‘rocket writing’ strategy. They were given an opportunity to choose their buddy for role play, hence promoting learner agency. Through the role play, they developed their communication and social skills. They have also started working on their Student Led Conference portfolios.

Spanish

Students learned the uses of the verb SER, wherein they understood its application in different situations. Students were given an acronym DOCTOR, which really helped them while recalling uses of the verb.

Moreover, students were given sentences based on the verb, in order to have a better understanding of its usage. Students also revised the said verb and made their own sentences keeping the given acronym in mind. It really helped to improve their thinking skills.

I.C.T

Students discussed their chosen units for the upcoming Student led Conference. Previous work was revisited and changes were made accordingly. Students are working on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to complete their task.

Visual arts

Students analysed human structure to understand proportion of the human body. Students observed and drew a figure of their friends to showcase their prior knowledge. Discussion on the “Vitruvian man” and observing a presentation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s theory, gave them an understanding of proportion of the human body. Students are exploring the concept of 1:8 ratio to draw a human figure accurately.

Dance

This week students stressed on pirouette preparations, starting with the feet positions to the spotting technique. Apart from that, students concentrated on spotting and style and demonstration of different techniques used during their dance routine. Students also added 8 counts to their dance piece and had a discussion on different dance styles.

Music

Students sang and practiced the song ‘What a wonderful world’.
They played the 4/4 rhythm pattern independently on the drums and identified various dynamics used in a composition played for them.

P.E.

The students started with their new unit- Cricket. They were introduced to the basic skills of cricket such as batting, bowling and fielding. They also practiced on the field to improve their fielding skills.

Library

In the library class, significance of the essential agreements was discussed with the students and their opinion were also taken into consideration. Fourth graders were asked to pick fiction books in preparation for the upcoming book review exercise.

Candy around the world

The Candy Around the world Project was one opportunity in a series of Global Exploration projects produced by GEC Co-Founder, Lucy Gray. This project was inspired by a recent New York Times Magazine series on candy around the world, where all aspects of two candy bars were studied between October and December 2018, including nutritional and environmental impacts. Nearly 235 schools across the globe participated in the project and DPS International saw students from Grade 4 take the study forward with a comparative analysis between health bars.