Students were introduced to various levels of the judiciary system such as the RWA, High Court as well as the Supreme Court. They were also apprised about international organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations Organization. In continuation of the unit on conflict resolution, students were given various scenarios of strife wherein they had to identify resolution strategies learnt in the class.
Students brainstormed about multiples and created a mind map of their understanding. They inquired about and explored the concept of LCM at home, through a flip classroom activity. However, the consolidation of the learning took place in class with a group activity. Students shared their understanding of LCM with their group members. They also differentiated between LCM and HCF. Afterwards they presented their understanding to the entire class. They enhanced their social and communication skills while expressing their ideas in a clear and logical manner. Students applied their understanding of the concept of ‘factors and multiples’ to attempt a formative assessment on the same.
Students prepared and presented their debate speeches as proposition and opposition groups. They used debating skills to persuade each other about their viewpoints. They read a chapter from the novel study book, ‘At least a fish’ and as integration with the unit, identified different types of conflicts in the same chapter. They were also introduced to interjections through an interactive activity. Later on, they identified interjections to be used in different sentences by engaging in a sentence strip activity.
Students learned about conflicts in music and their resolution. They also learned about Major Scales and the formula for Major Scale.
Students continued with their new unit on swimming. They were introduced to the basic skills of backstroke swimming such as head position, floating in supine position and kicking. Students were also introduced to racquet sports such as table tennis, squash and badminton.
To enhance listening and speaking skills, students were apprised about a few incidents (घटनाएँ) of their life and also shared some from their experiences. To enhance writing skills, students wrote about some incidents which happened with their families and presented it to the class. Students recited, discussed and expressed the meaning of the poem ‘पछताएँगे हम सब कल’, in their own words. They also underlined the nouns, verbs and adjectives in the poem.
Hindi ab initio
To enhance their reading and writing skills, students read words and sentences of different maataraas (ए , ऐ , उ , ऊ ) (मात्रा) and wrote a few sentences. To enhance listening and speaking skills, students recited a poem ‘सच्चे बच्चे’.
Dance lessons were focused on cleaning of a jazz dance routine to accompanying music. In addition, a combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were introduced. Students enjoyed learning the basics of an Indian classical dance form -kathak.
Students brainstormed and shared ideas for their formative assessment on ‘countries and nationalities’. They came up with several ideas and then as a class, decided on a few ideas for their Formative assessment. They also chose and co-constructed the rubric as the assessment tool. They developed their social skills (cooperating and group decision making).
Students researched on famous cuisines from Spain, as a part of the class activity. They chose cuisines of their interest and wrote about the important ingredients and their origin. They also cleared their doubts from their home assignment and were explained the same to better their understanding.
Students are working on their collage while relating to the concept-based- “Conflict and resolution” Dada art. The creation of the collage involves identifying/cutting the newspaper article based on the chosen concept and assembling/ pasting the pieces on a sheet of paper to form the collage.
In the Library session, students discussed and reviewed the books read and recorded by them in their reading log. To encourage and foster their knowledge of the National language tongue, Hindi books will be issued according keeping their levels in mind, during Library lessons.