|Language and literature||We read three stories from different parts of the world namely Philippines, Ireland and Poland. We practiced writing internal monologues of various characters by using direct evidence from the stories and also by using indirect references that challenged our imagination and creativity. We made a deliberate effort at using a variety of verbs in lieu of ‘said’ and ‘asked’. We also observed the similarities across folktales, working on the premise that at the very core, the morals and themes remain the same
We are now revisiting the skill of letter writing and have practiced one informal letter where we assumed the role of one of the primary characters in a story. We employed empathy in order to relate to how the character would have felt and how he/she would have reacted to a given situation.
|Math||We have reached the end of our unit “number system”.
We discussed how to differentiate between prime & composite numbers and factors & multiples. We also learnt how to make a factor tree. We revised the concepts of HCF and LCM and learnt these using examples from real life and by watching a related video.
We watched a video on plant and animal cell and compared the two by drawing a Venn diagram, showing its comparison. We also did a practical on identifying the different parts of microscopes. We learned how to focus the microscope and the role of diaphragm and the mirror when focusing the slides.
We noted our observations on the laboratory thermometer. We learnt the working of the thermometer and completed the activity sheet. We observed and compared the movement of particles in cold and hot water and completed an activity sheet based on the same. We took our formative assessment, which was a cut and paste activity, on changes of states of matter.
In continuation to fundamental and SI units, we learned what derived units are and why we need them. We also practiced unit conversion of 5 basic physical quantities – Length, mass, volume, time and temperature (conversion of degree Celsius into degree Fahrenheit) .
|Individuals & societies||We started working on the need and importance of conserving monuments by brainstorming the ideas in a group discussion. We determined our role in conserving these monuments. We also attempted to construct the meaning of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.|
We described our favorite famous personalities in Spanish. We also learnt family tree in Spanish and described each member of the family using the verbs “Ser, tener and llevar”.
During this week, we have done a lot of interactive activities. Firstly, we did an activity to learn classroom instructions in which we were paired into groups and were asked to draw scenes from real classroom situations where classroom instructions are utilized. We used as many instructions as we could in our pictures which was really helpful as we learnt the spellings. Afterwards, we practiced for our Formative Assessment by doing listening activities, worksheets on concepts of presenting yourself, asking name, age, profession, nationality, etc., and filling personal details in an identity card. We also discussed our homework and this prepared us better for the FA which happened in this week.
We revised the basics of language and had a discussion on why we celebrate Hindi Diwas. We wrote our messages for Hindi Diwas. We also practiced writing paragraphs and shared our work with peers in class.
|We analysed a range of existing products and identified the strength and weakness of each idea. We are going to incorporate the same while finalizing our designs.|
|We have lots of queries related to Design Cycle in our minds which we are trying to resolve. We have prepared questions for client’s interview and gathering data from primary and secondary sources of information. As we got to play games on scratch.mit.edu, we analyzed a few similar products which were enjoyable.|
|We started exploring folktales through the medium of group improvisation. We focused on creating a written text for the folktales. We discussed the elements of storytelling and created individual imaginary tales as to be presented as a storytelling task.|
|We had our first formative assessment in which we had to describe some basic music terminologies and identify the pitches marked on the Treble and Bass clefs.
We did an ear training exercise in which the teacher played short musical phrases on the keyboard and we had to identify the notes played in those phrases. The analogy of playing by ear is writing language when it is dictated. Developing aural awareness is fundamental to musical training because having a ‘musical ear’ impacts all aspects of musicianship.
|We have researched extensively on different styles of folk art from around the world. During research, we critically analyzed the differences between folk art of different regions and the contemporary ways in which they have evolved. We learnt how colours are extracted by natural processes, materials used in the art works and composition arrangement in folk art. We are now creating a mind map, based on our research, for our final art work. We have completed the layout and process journal and have started our final work.|
|We discussed the term ” speed” in sports training and its importance during training. We also identified the sports in which speed is required the most. Also, we practiced the skills of different sports of our choices during Sports EDGE|