The students of MYP 3
had to plan and write a proposal to their parents to migrate to a country of
their choice, we used our prior knowledge and included the elements of the
rhetorical triangle in the proposal. The task was in coherence with the text –
‘My Family and Other Animal’s’ where the character’s move from England to Corfu
and how they adapt themselves to the new environment.
We were also
shown a presentation to understand the various elements of a proposal, later we
were given sample proposal letters from which we had to identify the elements
of a meaningful proposal which we presented to the class as a group task. As a
group activity we were assigned a character to analyse using STEAL analysis.
MYP 3 B
Last week we started with our new unit named –
‘Microscopic World Around Us’. The unit
started with an activity where we were given a beaker having water, Styrofoam
balls, candle and metal blocks. We dropped these in the water and observed that
only metal block sank in the water. Then our teacher asked us to think that why
a ship made of metal doesn’t sink in water while the metal block used by us did
sink in water. That led us to a discussion of mass and volume. We learnt the
difference between mass and weight and how weight shows variation, but the mass
remains constant. Looking forward to exploring more in this unit.
chemistry classes in the last week, we started the discussion on the new
chemistry unit- Acids, Bases and Salts. We discussed the key concept,
related concept, global context and statement of inquiry for the same. We discussed
the names of few acids based on our prior knowledge and made a mind map related
to the properties of Acids. We reviewed our benchmarking assessment and
By -Sia Duggal
We continued learning about digestive enzymes
and shared our understanding in the class. To further enhance our understanding
of the topic we watched a video on rumination and a ruminating stomach. We labelled
the diagram of a ruminant stomach. We also discussed the benchmarking
assessment in the class and made the required corrections in the assessment
INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES
We studied the difference between Imperialism and
Colonialism in detail. We did research-based activities to understand the
reasons and implications of Imperialism. We further discussed the motives of
Imperialism in pairs and framed questions
and wrote an essay on how people of Kenya were affected by Imperialism. Further
we studied Imperialism with respect to Africa and studied slave-trade. We also
discussed the various elements of Industrial Revolution and Colonization.
By Shaurya Yadav
MYP 3 C
We started the week with an activity – “Where am
I?”, “Where I want to be?” and “I Don’t Need Math”. Later we headed towards
learning ‘Index Notation’, we understood the concept after discussion and
clarification of our doubts. We also took our Benchmarking assessment this
week. In preparation for the upcoming FA, we had a quiz conducted in class
which helped us to sail through the assessment successfully.
Phase 1 and 2:
The benchmarking assessments
were conducted this week based on which we were placed in our respective phases.
We were introduced to the first unit of the academic session- ‘In and Around
Town’ which focuses on learning the vocabulary of neighbourhood, town/city, and suburbs.
We started with a Know-Want-Learnt (KWL) chart in
order to ascertain our existing knowledge and transfer it to this unit.
Next, we delved
into the unit inquiry and discussed factual, conceptual, and debatable
questions. In grammar, we have covered definite and indefinite
articles, as well as contracted articles by working on various task sheets. Using audio-visual resources, we learnt the
vocabulary of French ’boutiques’ and professions. These links have also aided
us in grasping the correct pronunciation and accent.
Phase 1: We started the unit with the strategy
– KWL, which helped us to understand our prior knowledge of the topic. We
discussed the vocabulary to be explored in the unit “In and Around Town”. We were
given a task to write about the pros and cons of living in the city where we
currently reside. We were asked to write exit slips as our ongoing reflection.
This task helped us to enhance our communication skills and building new
Phase 2: In
the past week, we watched a very interesting short film called
“Anonimos’, where the cell phones of a man and a woman get swapped by mistake
in a city which is new for both of them, and they
try to communicate with each other by giving directions to decide on a meeting
place. The short movie contained a lot
of vocabulary related to our current unit “In and around town”.
We wrote the words and phrases that we could recognize from the video and
discussed them. We learnt the basic verbs required to describe a city, and also made a list of the common
places in a city in Spanish, and adjectives to describe them.
Phase 3: We discussed the vocabulary to
be explored in the unit “Healthy Lifestyle” and participated in an activity
called – Decoding your preferences, likes and dislikes of food items with justification.
We were given a sheet with numbers and we created codes choosing numbers from
The teacher projected the sheet with words and
sentences, and we exchanged the sheets with each other and decoded the codes.
This activity helped us to enhance our communication skills and build new
In the past week we took our benchmarking
assessments and were given our phase levels. We discussed a story based on
World War II, after a listening activity, it helped us to sharpen our listening
skills. It was followed with a discussion of our unit and we were given some
strategies to improve our writing skills. Next, we had a task which helped us
to understand what is of more importance- mental health or physical health.
We started with unit 1 – ‘Journey of
Food through 2D Animation’. Our first task was to research on basic key terms
related to 2D animation, which will help us for the rest of the unit. Once we
completed that task, we created a mind map which helped us organize our
thoughts about our client/audience, product and connection with the statement
of inquiry. We have started developing our documentation with strand wise
information for the unit.
By Diya Kansal
This week we were introduced to Abstract Art
and its relevance in the present century. It was followed by an individual
research by the students for our portfolio which included the definition of
abstract art, the prominent artists and their art works. Based on different
criteria, we understood how to critically analyse an artwork and do a formal analysis.
Further we made detailed mind- maps that included materials, mediums, design
description, so that we have a fair idea of the layout we will create and then
decide our final artwork for the unit.
MYP 3 B
This week we continued working on prototypes of our jewellery pieces,
using sustainable materials like seeds, branches from the garden, spices, mango
pits, wood apple, fabric swatches, paper scraps, yarn and old donated leather
the elements and principles of design to bring the pieces together.
MYP 3 B
The past week
we made progress with our project related to the famous Shakespearean play – Hamlet.
We also started researching the
preservation of Shakespeare’s works and documenting the various formats and
mediums where his works are used or have been used as an inspiration and noted
them in our journals.
we practiced chord formation and identification in preparation for our upcoming
formative assessment. We learnt to write the chords on the staff and
did few online exercises to identify the chords already drawn on the staff. We also indulged in an aural exercise where the
teacher played random chords on the keyboard and were asked to identify its
type and character.
PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
We were introduced to our first unit ‘All for one and one for all’ in which we will get the opportunity to enhance our social skills. Later discussed about the importance of teamwork and how to build it through different sports. We also discussed about how we can communicate effectively with our teammates and opponents. Later we played Badminton and Basketball in separate groups.
MYP 3 C