Students attempted their summative assessment on Migration, wherein they analysed push and pull factors and the impact of migration, based on a scenario given to them. They also shared their perspective on whether the migration has proved to be a boon or bane. The students tuned into a new unit on ‘Stories’ through a treasure hunt activity. They found characters of famous stories, categorized them and found storybooks which can be paired with these characters. They guessed that the new unit would be on stories. Carrying the discussion forward, the students used writing techniques like free writing, listing, mapping etc. to explain their understanding of the term stories. They were given a mixed bag of story books which belonged to different genres. They identified that the books belonged to various genres like fiction and non-fiction and further classified them into sub-genres.
Math: Students were introduced to the concept of volume. They understood facts like 1000 milliliters make one liter. They also did activities using measuring jars to measure liquids in liters and milliliters. They learned the difference between capacity and volume. Students were given pictures of a measuring jar and asked to estimate the amount of water in the jar. They strengthened their understanding by solving problems that involved converting, comparing, adding and subtracting measurements of liquids. Students also solved word problems, thereby, connecting to the real world.
English: Students were introduced to letter writing through an engagement where they observed a variety of letters. After going through the samples, they identified and segregated them under two groups – formal and informal letters. In groups, they were given opportunities to identify and share differences between formal and informal letters. They were familiarised with different parts of a letter namely heading, address, greeting, body and signature line.
Students listened to the conjugation of the verb ‘ETRE’ (to be) and AVOIR (to have) through the DRILL technique where they repeatedly sang the ‘Verb songs’ by Alain Le Lait to memorize the pronunciation and conjugation of the verbs. Using a graphic organizer of their choice, they presented the conjugations in their journals. They collaboratively played the game ‘Find the pair’ wherein they matched the subject pronoun with its conjugated verb to reinforce their learning. They framed sentences with the verbs using their prior knowledge and referred to dictionary and smart board to build new vocabulary. They developed their thinking skills (acquisition and application of knowledge) through this activity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnUWNIN3zss (verb- Avoir)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv4W_Q250ow (subject pronouns)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2IrJ0DB0Xg&t=9s (verb- Etre)
Students learned body parts in Spanish and also watched a song on the same for better understanding and pronunciation. They worked on their Student Led Conference, wherein they created content for their digital portfolio based on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Please find attached the link of video shown to students.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlYpkpAB8k8 (Body parts song)
To enhance reading ,listening and speaking skills, students read the story ‘रंगीन पक्षी’ and formed questions on the same. Students wrote informal letters to their grandparents describing their UOI presentation. To enhance their writing skill, students identified संयुक्त व्यंजन and used them in paragraph writing.
P.E – Students were introduced to Basketball.They practiced ball grip with stance, dribbling and footwork.
Stance: Point forward and position them slightly wider than your knees, which should be shoulder-width apart. Place your weight on the balls of your feet (but not on your toes), and keep your heels off the ground.
Dribbling: Bouncing the ball on the floor continuously with one hand while walking or running down the court.
Footwork: Line Pivot- right foot forward, or right foot reverse and players do that pivot at the elbow.
In the Music classes, students learnt about the Formula for forming Major Scale(C Major Scale).They also learnt the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
Dance lessons were focused on cleaning up of a jazz dance routine with music. In addition, a combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette was introduced to the students.
Students were introduced to AI (Artificial Intelligence) through a video and briefed on how it is helping change lives. They explored an online tool based on AI, where whatever they drew automatically got converted into a beautiful illustration.
While connecting with the Central idea, ” Stories communicate meaning and can be shared in many ways”, students listened to a folk story, “It’s only a story” by Cathy Spagnoli” and observed the warli art illustrations. Students read stories in groups and observed illustrations based on different artistic techniques while identifying the key elements of the story.
Students exchanged their books and issued one hindi and one English book for home. They also shared the stories that they read in the previous week with the entire class.
Students of our class getting NSO certificates from Rima maám.