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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.
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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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