In Unit of inquiry sessions, students were tuned into their new unit on ‘Equal Opportunities’ under the trans disciplinary theme ‘Sharing the planet’ through Sheil Silverston’s poem ‘No discrimination’, where students came up with different types of inequalities they observed. They watched videos based on types of inequalities and wrote their understanding about the same. Students came up with the vocabulary words related to the unit and wrote their meanings. They also created their own graphic organisers using lucidchart.com.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ZoZhfdo0A (4:11) Inequality based on class.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH9AyDYbrEc&feature=youtu.be (2:36) Inequality based on gender.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfccrwUlROU (2:38) Inequality based on race.
During English classes, students developed the skill of inferential thinking. With help of videos (link below) and classic text, Oliver Twist, they enhanced their thinking skill of drawing inferences. Students attempted a formative assessment on summary writing which was integrated with their unit. Students learned the essentials of poetry writing and the different types of poems (links below). They independently chose topics, planned their poems and shared the poem with their peers. They also analysed a poem on inequality with help of a ‘four square fold strategy’ and shared with the class. Students completed a prior knowledge assessment on informal letter writing. This helped them create a checklist for types of letter writing – e.g formal/informal and they created a checklist for the same.
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ZoZhfdo0A (Inferential Thinking)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlQbhj1ZiJk (Example of poem)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EdMKqOpbJU (Elements of poetry)
During Math classes, students practised H.C.F and L.C.M sums using prime factorization and ladder/common division method. Students also shared their prior knowledge on fractions. Then the students honed their thinking skills to distinguish between different types of fractions and attempted conversion sums from mixed fractions to improper fractions and vice versa. They practised addition and subtraction of like and unlike fractions and solved word problems on the same (Links below).
During Hindi classes, students enhanced their communication skills of viewing, speaking, thinking and writing by watching a video which was later discussed and a story wheel was made on ‘प्रायश्चित’. They have also identified and written संयुक्त व्यंजन(क्ष, त्र , ज्ञ, श्र ) .
The objective of the French lesson was to get well versed with the concept of ‘negation’ in present tense. Through the ‘Drill’ technique, they first learnt the vocabulary for negation like never, nobody, not anymore, nothing and later repeated the same. They also wrote sentences and compared affirmative and negative phrases. Through this, they developed their social and thinking skills.
During Spanish classes, students learned the words and phrases used for ‘negation’ in Spanish and used it in the sentences based on the ER ending verbs and other verbs. They also made the sentences based on the phrases related to the different situations using the new vocabulary learned in class.
In their Art lessons, students completed their compositions on self-expression. Then the students discussed about their artwork and exchanged ideas with their peers.
In ICT lessons, students were divided into groups to research about different topics related to the fundamentals and history of computers and innovations in technology. They further created multiple choice questions based on their research findings, which will be used to create a quiz in the upcoming week.
In Physical Education classes, students continued with their unit in football. They practiced long passing, cross passing and ground passing to a stationary partner and to a moving partner. Students will continue focusing on building skills required in football before they begin playing matches.
During Music classes there was a discussion on the history of carols. The students shared their views on their understanding of the word “carol”.
They also practiced singing the carol – “Hark the herald”
The students played the C major scales individually on the ukulele.
In Dance classes, students made their third attempt to create their own choreographic works by using the conceptual framework they had learned in previous classes. They developed small dance pieces using the tools of improvisation, stage positions and types of stages and even different directions available for a dancer.
During library session students learned about the importance of Children’s day which is to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of the children. They commemorated the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly known as Chacha Nehru because of his love for children. A small quiz was also conducted during the discussion.