|ENGLISH|| We took our summative assessment on the unit ‘Media Analysis’. Having wrapped up this unit, we have begun our inquiry process into the next unit: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. We have presented our group research findings on establishing the social and historical context for the play and have simultaneously been reading the play and doing an in-depth character analysis of the protagonist Nora.
We have also been introduced to the skill of writing a speech using a propaganda poster as a visual prompt. We analysed the poster using the rhetorical triangle and will now be writing a speech using language effectively to convey the tone needed for the chosen poster.
– by Umang Chauhan MYP 3C
We completed the current unit, ‘Organizing the World Around Us’, and took the related summative assessment. We were introduced to the new unit, ‘Magnets and Electromagnets’, with the help of a short clip from a James Bond film. We further delved deep into the inquiry and purpose of the unit. In our next class we engaged in activities in the form of bus stop stations to predict and understand the properties of magnets.
For the past two weeks in Chemistry, we enriched our learning by furthering our knowledge about Organic Chemistry. We initially started by learning about functional groups. In addition, we also saw examples of functional groups to help us understand them. Next, we learnt about isomers. We mainly did this by figuring out the names of different isomer compounds. Undertaking this activity opened up our minds to the sheer amount of hydrocarbons that exist, and that there is still much more to be discovered. We also appeared for unit end Summative Assessment.
By Aarush Vajapayajula
This week in Biology we began to understand the mechanism of photosynthesis: the mechanism of both light and dark reactions and the other factors affecting photosynthesis. We also investigated the difference between the absorption and adsorption phenomenon, diffusion as well as osmosis. We also learnt about photo-period, short and long-day plants by brainstorming with the aid of examples.
|INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES||In the past two weeks, we began with the unit ‘Urban Change’, highlighting what urbanization is and how it affects our surroundings. A class discussion was held where all of us gave our inputs on the topic of urbanization, and learned from each other. To get in-depth knowledge of the unit, each one of us created reports regarding the urbanization of a city of our choice and explained the causes and impacts of urbanization. This not only helped us improve our research skills but also gave us an opportunity to use our critical thinking skills and understand the concept better. To present our research and report, we are working on creating a video where we will convert our report into a script with a voice over.
By Parijat S. B. Barua
|MATHEMATICS||In the past week, we comprehended the concept of trigonometry ratios and how to solve word problems based on them. But as it is said knowledge is boundless, our understanding of trigonometry did not end at ratios. We learned about the angle of elevation and angle of depression, which allowed us to relate with real life application problems and find a viable solution. Through past and present concepts, we have gained knowledge on the basics of trigonometry that will be applicable in small ways in real life.
|FRENCH||We explored the new unit, where in we learnt about the documents needed to apply for jobs. We also deepened our understanding about the educational system of France and how it differs from our country.
Then, we proceeded with designing the format of the CV along with its essential components. We created CVs online after seeing various job offers and selecting one. This was a great learning experience as the vocabulary helped us in preparing for our formative assessment on criterion B. Soon we will practice writing a cover letter to apply for internships or part time jobs.
Hetvi Kirat Majmudar
|SPANISH||We practiced to create a Curriculum Vitae for job applications and learnt to talk about the specific skills required for different professions. As part of a class activity, we designed a cover letter according to different job openings.|
|HINDI||MYP 3 Hindi Phase 2
In the past two weeks we completed the previous unit, ‘Festivals, Traditions and Culture’, and took the related summative assessment. The criteria we covered in this assessment were A, C and D. We began the unit ‘Our Free Time’ by answering questions and engaging in a detailed discussion. Some questions at a glance:
· Should we take leisure breaks in our day to day lives? Justify.
· What all activities can we do in our spare time?
· Should we reserve this spare time for our extra studies or relaxation?
MYP 3 Hindi Phase 3
In the past week, we focused on the unit ‘Hamare Shehar aur Hamare Gaon’. As a hook, we tapped into previous knowledge related to this topic by holding an engaging class discussion, which helped strengthen our grasp of this concept. We shared our personal experiences about the existing conditions in villages. We also discussed the features of a village and how village life is quite different from that of a city.
We compared the advantages and disadvantages of a village in Maharashtra, the ‘Hivre Bazar- Aadarsh Gaun’ which stands today as a fully developed, model village, to that of a village on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, namely Bundelkhand. As a follow up activity, we discussed the hardships and the order of needs of a human and how it helps us define our own priorities.
|DIGITAL DESIGN||We are designing the characters for our final animation in Adobe Animate as per the storyboard selected by us. A member of each group will write the script for the final animation, which will be completed for final submission by the end of this month.|
|ART||We practiced drawing Fashion Design Illustrations. We have made good progress in understanding the basic proportions of a fashion figure and have tried sketching male and female figures from different angles. We have also practiced using different coloring mediums, like inks and fine liners to illustrate our drawings. We created the fashion design board for the Annual Art Exhibition display. Based on our progression in the unit we have written a commentary based on the problems, solutions, methods and materials.|
|PRODUCT DESIGN||This week in our DT class, we looked deeper into the creation of fashion, which is not just about drawing a sketch of a piece of clothing but bringing it to life. We began with a discussion on the importance of measurements in order to meet the clients’ needs and truly solve the design problem. We linked it with other product design projects which we have done previously in DT. We learnt how to take measurements, specifically for a garment and practiced the basics of pattern making.
Myp 3 C
|PHE||Last week, we talked about various fitness components and the importance of RICE in treating sport injuries. Along with this, we played and enjoyed various racquet sports such as badminton, squash and table tennis. This week, we learnt about the rules governing basketball and football. We discussed the various technicalities and regulations in both the sports.
|Our theatre classes have lately been about bonding with the new teacher. Right after a casual and fun introduction round, we got down to work. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen was our first assignment to build upon. We unraveled the plot and discussed ways in which to replicate the storyline or write an entirely new one that is inspired by the book. We bounced ideas of either switching the gender roles or tweaking and toning the story. We are yet to arrive at a consensus before we begin working on a formal script.|
|MUSIC||We composed a melody using the lyrics we had created in our last assignment and performed the compositions with our group members in the class. Our goal was to create something new and unique. All the songs were quite different and were related to past experiences of our lives. It was an engaging activity as it helped us connect with our own emotions thereby providing an outlet to express them through our music. We used our understanding of the music theory to work on the elements and locate the chord progression for the songs.
By Arshia Sabharwal MYP 3C