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VISION

To offer an exceptional educational environment that develops compassionate, ethical and global citizens who are equipped to achieve their potential in education, work and life.

MISSION

  • To prepare students for an ever changing and challenging world.
  • To instil in them a passion for learning and a spirit of inquiry that integrates practical and intellectual perspectives.
  • To help students grow into responsive and responsible global citizens.
  • To foster in them respect and care towards others and the environment.
  • To provide the school community an environment which is a blend of universal values, pedagogy and innovation.

18th October 2019

IB report


Language and Literature
In the past week, we have been looking at how we could have improved our summative assessment answers. An exemplar was shared which we used as a benchmark. It was based on appeal writing and personal narrative writing. In class, we first looked at the type of answer that we wrote, and then identified various ways in which we could improve our answers through class discussion. We discussed the command term the marking scheme as well as the pre-planning and revision time allocation- as these are integral to the writing process. This was highly beneficial as it aided us in learning how to plan our future responses and manage our time.
By: Aarush Vajapayajula MYP4C  
Science Physics
Last week we completed our first unit by doing a revision task sheet. And this week we started with our new unit which is- Lighting Up the World. We had a discussion on the details and made a circular graphic organizer wherein we had to write down the examples of things that utilize/use  electricity. We finished the organizer by answering the question, ‘How do we know these objects use electrical energy and what would happen if we didn’t have electricity?’ Through our discussion realized that how we take these resources for granted and how difficult our life be if one day we suddenly don’t have electricity.  
By- Riya Sachdev MYP 4B  

Chemistry  
We investigated the reactivity of some metals by testing them with water and acid. We recorded our observations in the sheet and compared and analyzed the same,  to come to a conclusion. In the second practical activity, we investigated the single displacement reaction to check the reactivity of the given metals. We had our formative assessment which was also discussed in class. We were given homework after being extensively discussed in class.
By: Garv Bhatnagar MYP 4A  
 
Biology  
For the past week, in biology, we have been learning cell division, specifically – Mitosis. We started this lesson with the cell cycle and its various phases. We also learned about the chromosomes and that its components. We also discussed Cytokinesis both in plant and animal cells.  
By-Aarush Vajapayajula-MYP4C    
Individual and Societies We studied the relationship between globalization and technology and understood how businesses are affected by globalization. We discussed the various social, cultural, political and economic factors that lead to changes in the population of a country and how trade could be impacted by such changes. We watched a video on the relationship between culture, technology and globalization and analyzed it in class.   
By Shivang Aggarwal  MYP 4C  
Mathematics Standard  
In last two weeks we learned to draw graph for quadratic functions. We also learned five point summary of quadratic graphs and practiced multiple questions on calculating vertex , axis of symmetry , x and y intercepts. Based on these concepts we learned to solve real life application questions.
By : Maanaika Gabriel MYP 4 A
Extended  
This week our class delved deep into functions and their patterns which can be inferred through domains and ranges, and different solving methods. Moreover, we learnt methods such as completing the square, use of the quadratic formula and factorisation while solving real life situations, which helped us develop our analytical and application skills effectively. Next we analysed graphs of quadratic functions and learnt to solve quadratic equations algebraically and graphically hence developing our technical and comprehensive skills. It was truly an enriching and informative week!  
By: Alisha Das MYP 4B    
Language Acquisition   French  
Phase 2: This week in class, we presented our formative assessment on criteria C and D spoken, where we gave an interesting oral presentation in groups, on being lost in a city and having to find our way. We also gave our summative assessment on criterion B and then discussed the same. We delved further into an important concept, passé composé, and learnt how to create a negative sentence with the verb avoir. We also understood how to frame questions is three different ways, and how to answer them in this tense. Lastly, we also participated in an interactive oral activity where we were given various symbols and had to describe our city using different cohesive devices and expressions to give opinions. We were asked to form different groups and each group had to mark the participants by using DELF criteria- a french language proficiency exam. Next, we will begin with covering the passé composé with the verb etre.   
By- Anagha Khanna (MYP 4C)    

Spanish Phase 2
We were given a task on flip strategy where we watched a video and read the strands on each criterion. We created questions on each strand. This activity gave us confidence to interpret the stands and create questions. We are also working on creating a blog link for Spanish where we will be writing on each topic covered in class.  

Phase 3 During this week in Phase 3 Spanish, we revised the concepts related to our unit- Health. We attempted a Criterion B Summative in class based on our current unit. Moreover, we learnt how to give commands in Spanish, known as imperatives and discussed more examples to make our understanding stronger. We also learnt indirect and direct object pronouns and attempted a worksheet to strengthen our understanding about how to incorporate the same in our writing. Furthermore, we as the students created a website to publish our blogs about our current unit, ‘Health or Salud’ to portray our understanding and to improve our writing skills in the language.  
By: Riya Sachdev MYP4B  

Hindi  
Capable
In the last two weeks, we discussed our unit and we also wrote letters to the editor. We practised online typing, after which we had a summative assessment.
By: Naisha Kumar MYP 4A

Emergent
In the last week, we talked about our unit “In and Around Town” we read the books provided in a one on one session with the teacher. After that we had a SA based on criterion B.    
By: Shorya Gupta MYP  4C    
E-Portfolio Digital Design  
In the last two weeks, we have started working on strand 3 and 4 of Criterion B of our unit where we made designs of our product and collected feedback on the same. We created design specifications for which we got peer and teacher feedback. Further we will start with development of our respective products. In Robotics, we explored and took inspiration from different models and created our own models ourselves, without  the use of a motor.   
By: Parijat Barua MYP 4A  

Visual Arts  
As we started our first unit, we created a piece of Cubist Artwork that expressed how we brought balance, harmony and emotions together. Then, we all observed and analyzed each other’s works and discussed what we thought was portrayed by their artwork, and which feelings were reflected. Thereafter, we had started our unit ‘Creative Cubism’, in which we first discussed the unit details and were given a research task, on what cubism was, its types and the different  artists. For the first task of the unit, we had to pick three pieces of three different artists and do a formal analysis of the paintings using the elements of art and the principals of design. In addition to the brainstorming of the concept and drawing layouts, we did a lot of colour experimentation, which led us into further testing of textures and geometric shapes in Cubism.  
By: Arshia Sabharwal MYP 4B                                                                                     Product Design  
We got the feedback on B criterion and incorporated the same in our process journal. We are exploring most of the tools of Google SketchUp design software so we can show all the details in our final sketches.  
Sabeer Singh, MYP 4B
   
Drama  
Spearheading to the last leg of our performance, proposals is where we’ve focussed on for the last two weeks. This process helped us to briefly touch upon the details that directors and producers need to factor in, keeping the creative product in mind. Connecting our stage ideas and exploring the possible problem areas has been an eye opener. Simultaneously, we’re nearing the completion of our stage designs after going through multiple levels of feedback and will soon convert the two-dimensional idea into a three-dimensional model.  
By: Kabir Vohra 4B      

Physical and health education  
We continued with our e – portfolio unit on ” Levelling the field”. We have been working on Task1 of our unit and created a questionnaire for our client for the interview. We have now started to take the benchmarking test of our respective clients.   
Udit Nashier MYP 4 B    

4th October 2019

                                                 

ENGLISH

In the past week we completed the ‘WebQuest’ and shared our presentations with the class on the different aspects of the Victorian Age. Each presentation by a group was followed by a group discussion which led us to make connections with the novel – The Picture of Dorian Grey. This presentation was marked as formative assessment.

By: Parth Goel MYP 4 A

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

In the past two weeks in physics, we were introduced to Newton’s laws of motion, how to derive the equations from a graph and solving word problems which helped us apply the formulas to real life. We also had an FA, in which we performed a practical in the field to understand the relationship between time and acceleration, when the distance was kept the same and the speed was changed. Further we had to use the information to interpret the given data.

By- Megha Misra MYP 4A

CHEMISTRY

During the past week in our chemistry lesson, we explored the different groups of the periodic table and were assessed on the basis of our presentations. In addition, we conducted a laboratory experiment in which we tested some elements for their reactivity with water and dilute hydrochloric acid. We noted our observations and analysed them thoroughly. Lastly, our teacher introduced the concept of the reactivity series through a series of interesting videos. 
By: Avantika Chopra MYP 4A

BIOLOGY

In the past week we learned about the human nervous system and its various aspects. We drew some diagrams of neurons that explained how the nervous system functions.  Further we watched various videos that helped us understand how hormones function in our body. Furthermore, we observed an interesting simulation which allowed us to deepen our understanding of the topic. For now, we are in the midst of conducting an interesting experiment that helps us in understand the effect of pH levels on seed germination.

By: Nakul Shankar, MYP 4A

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

 In the past week, we concluded the unit – Resource Management with a Summative Assessment. Next we had an introductory activity for new unit based on the ongoing Big-Trade Wars between US-China and Japan-South Korea. This introduced us to the issues of trade conflicts and terminologies associated with it,  which further took us to  a Communication ATL driven  task – Trade Terminology Peer Challenge, wherein we researched and compiled a group of terms in relation to trade and had others define them in a given time constraint and the activity was later  peer-assessed, it helped us to learn the relevant terminology in an effective manner.

By: Veer Chaudhary and Avantika Chopra MYP 4A

MATHEMATICS

Standard

Our first unit was Coordinate Geometry where we learnt and practiced the concepts of distance, midpoint, slopes/gradients , shortest distance formulas. We could connect the concepts taught in first unit with the next unit Linear Functions. In the unit of function which we are currently doing, we have learnt about linear functions (y=mx+c) with applications, domain and rang graphs, and function notations. 

By: Tammana Levi MYP 4

Extended

We began this week by learning how to solve inequalities. We were taught how to plot them on a graph which required us to use the prior knowledge of unit 1(equation of a straight line).  We solved a variety of questions in order to hone our   mathematical skills and prepare ourselves for the next topic, Linear Programming, which introduced us to the application of inequalities in our daily life and practiced word problems for the same. 

By: Avi Dhall MYP 4A

FRENCH

In this week, we have learnt the formation of simple past tense/ present perfect tense known as “le passé composé”. We have understood its formation with the verb “avoir” and which time indicators are used when framing a sentence with this tense. We did some grammar exercises to reinforce this concept. Moreover, we have learnt numerous expressions and different conventions to describe the structure, climate, advantages and disadvantages, transport, and facilities and services available in our city. This has allowed us to become more creative and subjective while performing a written task. Lastly, we had a group discussion on sharing our viewpoints for rural and urban life. 

SPANISH

Phase 2

This week we learnt and practiced, how to describe an image or a text verbally.  This task falls under the criterion C and D oral. We took a formative assessment on the same task. 

By: Avi Dhall MYP 4A

Phase 3

For the past two weeks in Spanish class, we have been learning new grammatical concepts and enhanced our knowledge of the unit – Healthy Life. We also took a formative assessment last week.   Moreover, to improve our knowledge of the unit, we made posters on different topics related to the unit such as food pyramid, the benefits of a balanced diet. Later, we started to work on our oral formative assessment in which we prepared an interesting conversation. During the last class we were taught Direct and Indirect object, pronoun and its usage.

By: Arush Vajapayajula MYP 4C

HINDI

Capable

Last week the students explored the concept of imagery and its types and understood how it can enhance our writing skills.  The students also completed their stories on topics provided in class. An FA was conducted on the same.

By: Sabeer Singh  MYP 4B

Emergent

Last week students wrote an essay on – My Dream City. After which we discussed what a planned city is, it’s benefits and understood the difference between an accidental and a planned city. The students were shown a video on the same. An F.A was conducted on the criterion B, C, D. Finally, the students read the books provided to them in a one on one session with the respected teacher.

By: Shorya Gupta MYP – 4C

E -portfolio                                                          

DIGITAL  DESIGN

During the past week, we have been trying to culminate Criterion B. Students are in the process of creating layouts based on the criteria specified by themselves. To help enhance our skills to create layouts that speak for themselves, our mentor initiated a collaborative activity. We had a discussion on this topic and understood the pros and cons of a layout. This activity taught us the skills that we require for strand 2 of Criterion B. The rest of the week was spent getting feedback from the teachers, to improve our documentation. In robotics, we continued creating our respective designs without using a brick and a motor, to familiarize ourselves with the pieces in a kit.

By: Krutica Aggarwal MYP 4C

VISUAL ARTS

As we started our first unit, we created a piece of cubist artwork that expressed how we brought together balance, harmony and emotions. Then, we all observed and analysed each other’s works and discussed what we thought was portrayed in their artwork, and what they were feeling. Thereafter, we had started our unit ‘Creative Cubism’, in which we first discussed the unit details and were given a research task, on what cubism is, its types, and different cubist artists. For our first task for the unit, we had to pick three pieces of three different artists and do a formal analysis of the paintings using the elements of art and the principals of design. As by the end of the unit we will need to produce our own cubist artwork, we brainstormed and picked a concept that we would like to represent using cubism. During the process of choosing a concept we drew mind maps, which helped develop our ideas. We also drew four layouts and annotated them. In addition to the brainstorming for the concept and drawing layouts, we did a lot of colour experimentation, which led us into further testing of textures and geometric shapes in cubism.

By: Arshia Sabharwal MYP 4B

PRODUCT DESIGN

 In the past week of, we have been able to get our Criterion A graded with sufficient feedback. We have begun working on Criterion B and wrote a range of specifications after having a discussion in the class. We are making feasible design ideas using AutoCAD design software. Few of us are making virtual products based on interior and architectural designs and while others are creating physical products like fidget toy, footrest and dart board.

THEATRE

The new phase of our learning has begun with drafting a proposal for the stage designs we have been working on. We are integrating our knowledge of formal letter writing and preparing a mock proposal for investors to pitch our ideas to. We will sketch a rough draft and seek feedback in order to improve the proposal and also gauge the project from the eyes of an investor. This task makes us understand the logistics involved in organising big shows and the various factors one needs to consider making sure that the show has a recurring economic engine.

By: Kabir Vohra  MYP 4B

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We continued with our e -portfolio unit on ” Levelling the field”. We were given task sheet 1, in which we had to interview the client and observe his current performance in his self-selected sport. Then we had to analysis the client’s interview and suggest the activities to enhance his performance.

By: Dev Talwar MYP 4 C

27th September 2019

                                                

ENGLISH

In the past two weeks we explored the novel – The Picture of Dorian Grey, we were shown a presentation which was followed by a discussion on the parameters of morality, the students expressed their degree of moral outrage to various situation on a – Evil-O-Meter. The class was also acquainted with the Victorian Language of Flowers and were shown various interesting visuals depicting Foreshadowing. In an interesting activity, the students were divided into groups of five and created an interesting Paradox. Next the class was given a group task of WebQuest, where we worked as a group on different aspects of the Victorian Age and are in the process of presenting it to the class.

Avantika Chopra MYP 4 A

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

Last week we learnt about Newton’s laws of motion through a demonstration done in class. We understood that an object remains in the state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line unless an external force act on it. We further learnt that the net force experienced by a body is directly proportional to the rate of change of momentum of the body. We identified various real-life examples based on these laws and we presented the same as our formative assessment. 

 By – Aarush Vajapayajula- MYP 4C

CHEMISTRY

The past two weeks we have worked in our groups and started with the presentations on each group in the periodic table. We continued our presentations this week too and had a peer assessment for the same.  We also discussed the homework sheet given to us.

By: Umang Chauhan MYP 4A

Biology

We learned about the functions of the Nervous System, parts of the brain, neuron, synapse and reflex action. We revised hormones and homeostasis for the Formative Assessment.

By: Anagha Khanna MYP4C

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We were assigned a task to create an investigation in a form of a presentation or a video based on a case study with respect to any resource crisis falling under the topic of Resource Management, which we completed last week. We were introduced to the topic of Nuclear Energy through classroom discussion on Chernobyl.  A summative assessment was conducted for the unit on Resource Management. We were also assigned a task where we had to create a presentation which reflected our prior understanding of Globalization and International Trade and describe how it impacts the country we belong to.

By Shivang Aggarwal  MYP 4C

MATHEMATICS

Standard

Last two weeks we saw the culmination of unit 1 of Coordinate Geometry. We revised concepts of distance and mid-point formula, gradient of parallel and perpendicular lines, shortest distance between a given point and a line. It was interesting to see how these mathematical concepts can help us in real life to find locations, distances and more. We also started unit 2 – Linear Functions. We are extending our knowledge of linear relationships to further understand how variables behave with respect to each other. Real life application linear problems have been explored in class.

By: Garv Bhatnagar MYP4A

Extended

Last week we started the new unit ‘Functions’ by mapping objects of one set to another, leading us to functions. We gained insight into how to recognize whether the relationship of two sets can be classified as a ‘function’. Subsequently we extracted the domains and ranges the function follows, their restrictions and how to express them in a written form. We are also able to derive the y value, if the x value is given and vice versa. The first SA on coordinate geometry was also conducted. 

By: Shrestha Jain MYP 4A

FRENCH

We have received feedback on our performance on criterion B. We are heading towards the end of the unit and have revised the formation of imperatives, when they are utilized for giving directions and finding way around the city. We practiced with audio-visual resources and learnt about the tourist attractions in Paris. This helped us in covering the more lexical content of the unit.

By- Parth Goel MYP 4A

SPANISH

Phase 2

We took a formative assessment on criterion B, comprehending written and visual texts and got a detailed feedback by the teacher. We also practiced, how to describe an image in Spanish. The teacher gave us a resource sheet which helped us to describe  a picture.

By: Avi Dhall, MYP 4A

Phase 3

For the past two weeks in Spanish class, we have been improving our grammar and enhancing our knowledge of the unit – Healthy Life. We took a formative assessment last week, where we were given a text and we had to answer a few questions.  We identified the errors we made in the FA and learnt how we could improve. We also made posters on different topics related to our unit such as a food pyramid, the benefits of a balanced diet. Finally, we started to work on our second formative assessment which is a skit-based assessment for which we are supposed to create a scene in which a patient is talking to a doctor. 

By: Arush Vajapayajula MYP 4C 

HINDI

Capable

In the past two weeks in Hindi, we had celebrated Hindi Diwas, for which our class had prepared a bhajan named ‘Vaishav Janto’ to commemorate Gandhi ji. After the celebration our class had started learning about imagery, and its types.  To understand imagery better our class wrote examples for each type of imagery, and we started to write a story in which imagery was to be used to make the story more interesting. The topic was of our own choice.

By: Megha MYP 4 A

Emergent

After starting our new unit, we first discussed the difference and importance of ref and paden (रेफ़ और पदेन). Doing so will help students to understand and correct their spelling mistakes. Later we   discussed the positives and negatives of our city and how  it affects  the whole society.

After completing all the discussions and essays we moved on to the first F.A. It was assessed on the criterion C and D (oral) and the topic was “Shehron me insan-insan se din prati din door hota jha raha hain”. At  the end of this week we wrote a small paragraph along with dialogue writing. 

By: Shorya Gupta MYP 4C

E -portfolio                                                          

DIGITAL  DESIGN

In the past two weeks, our class successfully accomplished many tasks which varied from completing criteria A and its assessment to starting criteria B and carrying out an activity about an advertisement on cars. Criteria A ended with all the students getting their feedback from our mentors followed by their achievement levels. Then, the mentor gave a brief introduction of the criteria B strands and what all it consists of.  This week, our mentor gave us a group task where a group of 3 – 4 children created advertisements for cars. We had peer assessment on the same.

By- Aayush Bhandari MYP 4B

VISUAL ARTS

As we started our first unit, we created a piece of Cubist Artwork where we brought together balance, harmony and emotions. We observed and analysed each other’s works and discussed the feelings portrayed in the artworks. We further discussed the details of the unit and were given a research task, on Cubism, its types and the different cubist artists. For the first task for the unit, we had to pick three pieces of three different artists and conduct a formal analysis of the paintings using the Elements of Art and the Principals of Design. We brainstormed and picked a concept that we would like to represent, we drew mind maps, which helped us to develop our ideas. We also drew four layouts and annotated them. In addition to the brainstorming we did a lot of experimentation in colour.

By: Arshia Sabharwal MYP 4B

PRODUCT DESIGN

 We started writing about the success criteria of our products and incorporated the same in the design specification table.  We brainstormed our product ideas and created four feasible design ideas. Furthermore, we visited the ICT lab and explored AutoCAD software to understand various tools to make our final layout. We looked at samples of previous year portfolios and understood how to make our design specification and layouts up to the mark.

By: Riya Sachdev MYP 4B 

Music

In the last two weeks, we initiated formal documentation of task 1 & 2 of our e-portfolio. In task 1, we researched about two different artists from different genres. Then, we analysed one composition of each of them. We created a presentation. In task 2, we wrote about the ideas and proposals we had for our composition, which would be a mix of blues and rock genres. Both tasks required  research and thinking and we received  feedback on both the tasks.

By: Aveeraj Singh Puri Myp 4B

THEATRE

The past two weeks we’ve done extensive research on making a proposal for our models which are helping us to enhance our skills of persuasive writing, along with integrating our knowledge with  various other fields. Writing about safety procedures, our requirements from vendors, support of sponsors, logistics, licenses, and various other factors involved are helping us see the bigger picture and helps us to self-evaluate the feasibility of our proposed designs. 

By: Kabir Vohra – MYP 4B

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We continued with our e portfolio unit on ” Levelling the field”. We were given task to assess our own physical fitness and write strengths and weaknesses in each of the physical fitness component. We also did planks to increase our core strength.

By: Udit Nashier MYP 4B

13th September 2019

ENGLISH

For the past two weeks in language and literature we have completed a summative assessment and we started reading the first segment of the book, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ For the summative assessment we studied the different components of an appeal and a personal narrative. While reading the book, we observed the similarities between the book and the life of the author, Oscar Wilde. Furthermore, whilst reading the book we identified the Freytag’s pyramid, type of conflict, foreshadowing, and various character traits.

By : Aarush Vajapayajula MYP 4C

 SCIENCE

PHYSICS

We had a recap session talking about speed, velocity and acceleration which helped us understand the next topic of – ‘Equations of Motions.’ We derived the equation of motions through graphical representation and learnt how to identify the initial velocity, final velocity, time and acceleration on a graph which helped us visualize various situations related to the same in real life scenarios. We methodically found each equation while making connections with each of them. Finally, we did an activity wherein we applied our knowledge of the equations of motion to real life situations in the form of word problems. 

By : Avi Dhall MYP 4A

BIOLOGY

We learned about plant tropism and the role of plant hormones- auxin and gibberellins. We watched the video on the same and had a class discussion. We then learned about the nervous system the structure and function of neurons.  We learned key words like stimulus, receptors, nerve impulse and neurons.

By : Sakshi Manga Ohri MYP4C 

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

A debate was conducted in the class on the topic of “Equal distribution of resources leading to lesser misuse of resources”. For a home assignment we studied various sources related to pollution created by plastic.  We were assigned a classroom task to investigate and research a case study about a water conflict or any other resource crisis issue. We had to include the various aspects of the conflict and how it could be avoided. We had to put our research in the form of PPT or a video and present in class. We also started the discussion about nuclear energy and the Chernobyl case which we will continue in next classes.

By: Dev Talwar MYP 4C

MATHEMATICS

Standard

In past few weeks we discussed in detail the gradient and the slope intercept form of a line. We learned how to find the distance of a point from a line. We practiced all the concepts of coordinate geometry and its application. We played a quiz on Kahoot to check our understanding of the unit.

By: Anika Chaudhary  MYP 4 C

Extended

For the past two weeks we learnt in depth about three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry.  Under this topic we derived and applied the distance formula, midpoint formula, section formula. We learnt to calculate the shortest distance between a point and a given line. Also, we were explained in detail the concept of face diagonal and space diagonal of three-dimensional figures. We tried to establish the connection between trigonometry and coordinate geometry. The second FA was conducted.

By: Dev Talwar MYP 4C

FRENCH

In our current unit, we have covered the lexical content related to facilities in the town, commercial activities, and prepositions of position. We accessed various French resources such as Tricolore 3, and French audio-visual sites. In grammar, we revised conjugation of verbs (-er, -ir, -re) of the unit in present tense and near-future tense. We learnt the pronoun “y” and use of prepositions “à, dans, au, en, aux”. We did an ATL activity in which we had to make the other team guess which city/country.  This allowed us to demonstrate our knowledge of the concepts and improve sentence structure while writing. We also learnt various expressions to describe weather and climate. Lastly, we appeared for our FA on criterion B.   

By : Arshia Sabharwal (MYP 4B) 

SPANISH

Phase 3

During the past two weeks, we learnt to talk about health problems and gave suggestions after reading a conversation and understanding the verbs and expressions used in it. Later, we also did a role play activity in pairs to practice using those expressions. We watched an interesting YouTube video in Spanish which talked about the importance of eating habits to stay healthy and fit, this helped us to learn a lot of new vocabulary and ways to construct sentences using different cohesive devices.

By: Riya Sachdev MYP 4B

Phase 2

In past week, we discussed several texts according to the three strands of criterion B. We learnt to write personal and supporting responses engaging with the text. We talked about general problems faced by the inhabitants of a city. 

HINDI

We had practice run of the  Hindi Diwas activities like group song ”Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahie” which talks about one’s identity and believes. We also had poem illustration elaboration in class. 

DIGITAL  DESIGN

For the past two weeks in digital design we have been finishing criteria A in our design projects.  We worked specifically on strand 3 and 4. In strand three we analyzed different products. It inspired us to add different features to the application which we will be making. It helped us to identify the failure of certain applications.

In strand 4 we wrote our design brief. Before starting the final strand of criteria A, we applied reverse brainstorming to come to the final conclusion of our projects. We employed the technique of flipped statements to realise as a class that there are various things that needed to be discussed in strand 4. Having completed it, we submitted it for assessment.

By : Aarush Vajapayajula MYP 4C

Visual Arts

As we started our first unit, we created a piece of cubist artwork that expressed t balance, harmony and emotions. Then, we all observed and analyzed each other’s works and discussed what we thought was portrayed by the person’s artwork, and what they were feeling. Thereafter, we had started our unit ‘Creative Cubism’, in which we first discussed the details and were given a research task.  For our first task of the unit, we had to pick three pieces of three different artists and do a formal analysis of the paintings using the elements of art and the principals of design.

 During the process of choosing a concept we drew mind maps, which helped develop our ideas. We also drew four layouts and annotated them. In addition to the brainstorming for the concept and drawing layouts, we did a lot of colour experimentation, which led us into further testing of textures and geometric shapes in cubism.

By : Arshia Sabharwal MYP 4B

Product Design

This week we started with B criterion. We wrote design specification for our products.  After which we analysed existing products using SWOT methodology (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). Furthermore, we created a mood board to visualize our end products.

By : Bharat Lakhotia MYP 4B

Drama

The past two weeks we have moved further with our models. We collected the material required to give shape to the miniatures we intend to create and are going to share skills collectively to complete our tasks. Simultaneously, we also researched about various festivals that take place all over the world that provide an avenue for creative stage setups.

By : Sanskriti Rana 4B

Physical and health education

We continued with our e portfolio unit on ‘ Levelling the field’. We discussed the exercises that can be done using own body weight and how it helps in the improvement of the performance. We identified the bones, which are part of the axial skeleton and studied their function in the skeleton system. We did Surya Namaskar to increase the flexibility component of our physical fitness.

By : Maanaika Gabriel MYP 4 A


30th August 2019

                                             

ENGLISH

We have been working extensively on Personal Narratives and have now written two narratives, one of which was based on an image prompt. For this task, we took feedback from our peers after self-evaluation. This feedback was then incorporated in our final written submission which was graded as our first formative assessment. We have now moved onto studying appeals. Based on a few sample appeals, we identified the elements which make for an effective appeal. We also understood the difference between a rant and an appeal and how these apply to us in our daily lives. Having deconstructed one final sample appeal, we are now in the process of writing one as a class assignment.

By: Arshia Sabharwal and Riya Sachdev MYP4B

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

Over the past week, we started our first unit for physics: ‘Newtonian Mechanics’. It consists of the understanding of the revolutionary laws of motion proposed by Sir Isaac Newton. We were taught the three equations of motion, the first   being the velocity- time relation, second being position- time relation and the third being position- velocity relation. With the help of graphs, we were able to identify and derive the equation for the required aspects. This unit helped us to understand the origin of the equation.

By: Shrestha Jain- MYP 4A

CHEMISTRY

The week started with an intriguing discussion related to the periodic table. We started off by looking at how the periodic table was developed and gained insight about the people behind it and understood how the table has changed and it improved over time. An interactive version of the periodic table helped us to explore each group in depth and get detailed information of each element. The knowledge of the periodic law helped us to understand the formation of the periodic table. We discussed group 1 elements – Alkali metals. We watched videos to understand their physical and chemical properties. We discussed our bench marking assessment and the chemistry homework sheet.

By: Aditya Kumar MYP 4A

BIOLOGY

In the past two weeks we started the revision of thermal regulation with the help of a ‘Think- Pair-Share’ activity, it helped us to understand the concept of homeostasis and gain an insight into how our body maintains a thermal equilibrium. Next we started our formative assessment which was analysis of a case study on ‘Diabetes’ where we explored what diabetes is , it’s types, causes  and how ethnicity affects diabetes.  We were asked to formulate a research question linked to the topic and graphically represent the data given in the case study.

By: Avi Dhall- MYP4A

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

We were made familiar with the format of a press release. We selected an environmental issue that can be addressed locally or globally and identify real life matters based on the theme.

We were put into groups with a speaker and prepared a ‘Turncoat Debate’ based on a global environmental matter of concern. The groups collaborated to create a research question, along with a digital poster which they displayed along with their presentations.  We had a discussion on the question of the possibility of equal distribution of resources and its implications under the topic of – Resource Planning.

By: Dev Talwar MYP 4C

MATHEMATICS

Standard

Over the past few weeks we have been exploring the concept of – Coordinate Geometry. We learnt the formula of distance and midpoint and understood how it is applied to solve real- life problems. We also learnt about different shapes on the coordinate planes like parallelograms, rhombus, trapezium and how we can apply the distance and midpoint formula to prove them. The visualisation of the points and shapes they form, helped us to develop our thinking skills. We applied our previous knowledge to solve the questions. We are also given a weekly task sheet that allows us to  apply the concepts that we have learnt in class, furthermore we  attempted problems from the mathematics textbook to retain what we learnt  We attempted a formative assessment on the concept which was challenging and engaging.

By: Nakul Shankar MYP 4A

Extended

For the past two weeks in the mathematics class, we learnt about Coordinate Geometry. Under this topic, we derived the formula that helps us to find the distance between two points, the formula to find the distance of a point from a line, the formula to find the middle point between any two point, and the section formula. We studied these formulae on both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional planes. We learned how to derive and apply these formulas by practicing daily as homework. In addition to it, we were given a weekend worksheet which would allow us to accurately identify which areas of Coordinate Geometry we were struggling with and which parts we were able to do well.

By: Aarush Vajapayajula MYP4C

FRENCH

During these past two weeks, we have been introduced to the first unit of this academic year, i.e. ‘In and around town’. We designed the unit inquiry by giving inputs on key and related concept(s), global context, as well as restructuring of the statement of inquiry. It is always interesting to design a unit and we started by working on complex grammatical structures such as relative pronouns and understanding the sentence structure. Moreover, we revised the conjugation of –er and –ir verbs in the present tense.

 For this, we accessed French grammar handbooks such as ‘Grammaire 450 nouveaux exercices pour les debutants’ and Tricolore.

Moving forward, we revised  the vocabulary of places in our city and the French ’boutiques’ by accessing interactive videos, online quizlet cards, and resources of  a famous French blogger  –  Carolina Garcia, on www.baobabbleu.com. A verbal discussion was conducted of the availability of facilities in one’s town, to enhance the speaking skills.

By:  Anagha Khanna

SPANISH

Phase 3

In the past two 2 weeks, we revised the conjugations of present continuous and present perfect tense. We learnt the use of the verb – ‘Haber’ and wrote sentences in both present continuous and present perfect tense related to our current unit – ‘Salud’ (health).  Furthermore, we also learnt more about the topic of healthy living and the problems related to health. We were recently given a task to discuss how to maintain a healthy life and record our videos using Flipgrid. Throughout this week, we have practiced our verb conjugations, brushed up on our vocabulary and learnt new expressions related to our current unit. 

By: Riya Sachdev 

Phase 2

We learnt imperatives and implemented our learning in making draft of sign boards. We discussed the problems of the city and tried to give solutions to those problems. We learnt one of the forms of subjunctives with conditional and practiced the same by making sentences.

By: Avi Dhall MYP 4 A

HINDI

Phase 1 & 2

This week we started our first unit of the term – ‘In and Around Town’ where the first task of the students was to read a sheet on the topic of cleanliness in our house. How should we clean? Which part of the house should we clean? Finally, the importance of cleaning in the house?  After we had discussed the various aspects of a home and understood the importance of cleanliness, we moved on to the bigger aspects-  The Environment. Students first wrote an essay on the topic “ Yadi hum paryavaran ki surakhsha karenge to paryavaran hamare raksha karega” after a  one on one discussion with our teacher on how to improve our essays.

By: Shaurya Gupta MYP 4 C

Phase 3 & 4

During the past two weeks, the students discussed the correlation of physical and mental well being on a person.  The students wrote an article on the topic related to physical and mental health. We analysed poems for the – ‘Hindi Diwas’ as well.  

By: Sabeer Singh Ahluwalia (MYP4B) and Naisha Kumar (MYP4A)  

DIGITAL DESIGN

Over the past weeks we have learnt how to write design problems and researched plans for the present unit in great details. We continued to brainstorm to reach to better ideas for the present unit. While working on our portfolio, we also improved our communication skills as it is one of the most essential aspects of our portfolio to explain the design problem. Documenting and creating a product is something that my fellow classmates and I are excited to dive into as we all share a passion for troubleshooting and creating solutions to problems that currently exist in the world.

By: Nakul Shankar MYP 4A

VISUAL ARTS

For our first two classes, we had to create an artwork based on ‘Cubism’ which would aptly express our feelings. Having finished, we saw each other’s artwork and discussed what we thought the person was feeling. Later we started our unit ‘Creative Cubism’ where we first discussed and researched what Cubism was, types of cubism and cubism artists. For our first task in the unit, we had to pick three pieces of three different artists and analyse them using the elements of art and the principles of design.

By: Megha Misra  MYP 4A

PRODUCT DESIGN

This week, we completed strand 3 and 4 in Criterion A. In strand 3 we researched existing products through SWOT methodology. Furthermore, in Strand 4 we made a concise design briefly summarizing all our research work. Next we started creating our sketches of our feasible design ideas on paper.

By: Krish Madhav Sheth and Bharat Lakhotia MYP4B

DRAMA

The past two weeks, we have made a substantial progress with our stage models. We collected resources to build our miniature stage designs and are simultaneously gained more knowledge about the technical elements of a stage in theatre. We updated our process journals of our individual work and are also working on designing a proposal, similar to the ones that are made by directors and stage designers in order to get the models approved.

By: Tamanna Levi MYP 4A

MUSIC

We discussed the characteristics, evolution and musicians/composers of the genres – Blues, Jazz, Pop, Hip hop and Rap. A quiz was conducted to test our knowledge of the artists, songs and the musical elements that are found in the compositions based on different genres. We played a few excepts from different genres to analyse the musical elements – dynamics, time signature, texture, timbre and structure. We also watched a video which depicted 20 different types of rap and how different styles of rap have evolved over the years. To further enhance our skills, one of us played the rap beat on a cardboard box and we all began to improvise along that beat and had a conversation in the form of a rap. This activity gave us a clear understanding of what does it mean to rap on a beat. We also discussed the e- portfolio requirements for Task 1 presentation and selected our genres for research.

By: Aveeraj Singh Puri MYP 4B 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We continued with our e -portfolio unit on ” Levelling the field”. We discussed and researched how we can use our body and natural surroundings for the development of the skill. We gained knowledge about the skeletal system and discussed its functions as well.  We also discussed the axial and appendicular skeletal system.

By: Jahnavi Goriyaan MYP 4B

16th August 2019

                                                    MYP 4A BLOG

ENGLISH

This week in our English class, we first started out by simply discussing about personal narratives, and how different story elements can be used in personal narratives. We also started and completed the first FA of our unit, where we had to write from the perspective of a favourite object of a person. After writing the narrative, we then self and peer evaluated each other’s essays, and with added feedback from our teacher, we then made an improved version of the previous essay. 

By: Veer Chaudhary MYP 4A

SCIENCE

PHYSICS

Our new session for the academic year 2019-20 started with enhancing our skills. We improved our graphing skills by practising various types of graphs on various situations like for constant speed, for a stationary object, for uniform motion and non-uniform motion, etc. We also revised the previous concept about force and its types and discussed various examples and possible investigations that can come in our next year’s e-assessment papers. At the end of 2 weeks, we gave the benchmarking test to determine our understanding levels and the skills that we have acquired till now. Looking forward to our new unit to begin.

By Krutica Aggarwal- MYP 4C

CHEMISTRY

For the last 3 weeks, we enriched our learning by recalling our knowledge about the basics of Chemistry. We began delving into the concept by discussing and solving questions on writing chemical names and chemical formula for covalent and ionic compounds. We also practised working out electronic configuration for some elements and balancing chemical equations. We were introduced to the new unit in chemistry – Understanding Elements. We discussed the key concept, related concept and global context. We formed groups and had discussions which led to the framing of the statement of inquiry for the unit. We watched a video on the technology used to create conditions after the Big bang which is used to discover new elements.

By Avantika Chopra MYP 4A 

BIOLOGY

We engaged in skill building activities which included planning investigations and analysing data. We started the first unit ‘Balance’ and were introduced to the details of the first unit (GC, RC, KC) as well as an SOI and inquiry questions for the same. We recapped the endocrine system and watched the video on the same and reviewed homeostasis. We also learned about thermal regulation.

By- Megha Misra- MYP4A

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

The Individual and Societies session began with an introduction to a skill building activity. We discussed and created a fictional story about the “Age of Discovery” based on images that were shared with us. We were then introduced to the unit ‘Resource Management’ where we studied about the renewable and non-renewable resources. We even learnt about biotic and abiotic resources, and how to classify each one of them.

Later, we were given a task to identify and write about our sustainable action, which we carried out a few months back, and structured it with respect to its overview, process undertaken and the outcome of the sustainable action. We then presented our sustainable action to the rest of the class. Afterwards, we discussed all the SDG Goals of UN and discussed their relativity at personal, local and global level. 

To improve our collaboration skills, we were expected to take into account few Sustainable Development Goals that we could identify with and write how our contribution could be sustained at a personal, community or a national level.

Lastly, we had to write a press release on any environmental issue which we are passionate about. 

By- Dev Talwar and  Shivam Sharma MYP4C

MATHEMATICS

Standard

We set essential agreements and goals for this term. We practised a series of questions including factorisation, solving linear equations, plotting graphs, scatter plots, surface area and volume. We also started with first unit coordinate geometry. We discussed the key concept, related concepts and global context of the unit. We also learned various application of coordinate geometry. We started with the concept of calculating distance between two coordinates and also learned to find the midpoint between two points. We practised a lot and now we are confident enough to solve questions based on the same. 

By Pritha Dalal  MYP 4B

FRENCH

Now that the bench marking assessment has been conducted, we have been placed in the appropriate phases. Peer assessment and feedback was given on our performance and we were made to understand the format of the paper as well as relevant strategies needed. The criterion B (comprehending spoken and visual text) reading text given in the assessment served as a useful exercise to revise elementary introduction to French grammar such as definite and indefinite articles, relative pronouns, and regular and irregular –er, -ir, -re verbs’ conjugations in present tense.

By – Sanvi Sharma MYP 4A

SPANISH

We talked about the facilities of a smart city. We were given an oral task to describe our city and nearby areas. We appeared for benchmarking assessments. 

By: Avi Dhall  MYP 4A 

HINDI

Phase 3&4

We had an essential agreement discussion in class and shared our views in written and oral form. We also had our benchmarking assessment based on criteria B, C and D. We discussed the topic of healthy lifestyle: What is a healthy body and does mind and body affect each other in terms of health? 

By: Megha Misra  MYP 4A

E PORTFOLIO SUBJECTS

DIGITAL  DESIGN

 To develop design skills, the students of MYP 4 were given a range of design challenges. We created solutions for our respective problems and gave a detailed presentation about the proposed solution. From giving factual evidence to depicting the solution through digital models. We assessed work samples of our seniors, looking at them thoroughly; we marked them on all strands and given criterions. Moreover, we started off with our unit and finalized our target audiences.  Finally, some of us who could finish their design problem, which involves identifying the client and the problem for the unit on ‘Design thinking to assist the vulnerable’ got feedback from our teacher.

Shashwat Shukla, MYP 4

VISUAL ARTS

For our first two classes, we had to create a piece of work that expressed how we were feeling. After this we all saw each other’s work and discussed what we thought the person was feeling. We then started our unit ‘Creative Cubism’. In the unit, we first discussed and researched what cubism was, the types of cubism and cubism artists. Four our first task in the unit, we had to pick three pieces of three different artists and analyse them using the elements of art and the principles of design. As by the end of the unit we were to produce our own cubist work, we had to brainstorm and pick a topic that we would represent using cubism. Megha Misra  MYP 4

PRODUCT DESIGN

Last 2 weeks in our product design classes, we started with our new unit “Productivity through Creative Design”. The unit began with watching a video on the impact of stress in our body. We worked in groups and assumed the unit title, key concept, related concept, global context and the statement of inquiry. After that we discussed the actual key concept, unit title, related concept, global context and the statement of inquiry for the new unit. We made mind maps using Coggle to showcase our understanding.

By – Alisha Das MYP B

THEATRE

In the past two weeks, we talked about our unit and how we are going to design and make miniature stage models. Then we also researched on interesting theatres around the world, like the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London. Post this, we started to think of ideas for our own innovative stages and ideate the design looking at the possibility and availability of resources in order to turn it into a model. Apart from this, we simultaneously researched about different elements of stage theatre and mapped it with our ideas in order to make a rather effective working model.

 By – Anagha Khanna – MYP 4C

 MUSIC

We discussed about blues and Jazz genres, how were they evolved, the composer’s, 12 bar blues and the blues scale. We practiced the blues scale on the piano with some improvisations on the chords.          

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

With the new academic year, we have started our e-Portfolio unit “Levelling the Playing Field”. We were introduced to the topic and started off with our first task, where we were given an opportunity to explore around and find out what does it mean to level the field. We discussed the factual, conceptual questions and ‘agreed to disagree’ on the debatable one. We have started with the research task, wherein we are studying- how using our body and surroundings we can develop our personal competencies.  
by – Dev Talwar MYP 4C

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