Blog: 6th May/2019 to 17th May/2019
UOI: Students extended their knowledge to understand how different forms of art are used to express different emotions and expressions. They enhanced their social skills by creating a collage using pictures from old newspapers showing different emotions. Students’ choice was prioritized as they chose any one form of art from amongst music, dance or art and studied the subject in depth.
In Music, students were introduced to different genres and styles of music like Pop, Rock, Reggae and Blues, they explored how different emotions can be expressed through these genres. They learned about how technicalities like lyrics, melody and dynamics have a role in expressing emotions in music. The students were able to demonstrate different genres on some musical instruments and compose their own tunes to express their feelings.
In Dance, students learned about the nine human emotions, hand gestures and various dance productions by watching ‘The Mystical Forest’ and ‘The Game of Dice’. They also learned the concept of improvisation and its tools like mirroring and energy ball.
In Art, students comprehended the meaning of colours and how different emotions are displayed in visual art through the use of primary and secondary colours. Students were introduced to famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picassoand their artwork. They drew paintings using the concept of cubism.
Students were assessed on the first line of inquiry through a formative assessment.
They attended various guest speaker sessions emphasizing different perspectives of art. They attended a lecture from Mr. Imraan, the school drama and theatre teacher where they gained insight about the ways of communication. They understood that language is not the only way to express our feelings and emotions can be transmitted through facial expressions. They attended a lecture from Ms. Manikiran for a story session. Students enhanced their listening skills by listening to a story about ‘The Dot’ and ‘Camille and the Sunflower’ by Vincent Van Gogh. The stories were followed by a word search activity for ‘The Dot’ and a sunflower colouring sheet for the story about the flower.
Students read about the cultural diversities in India and gained knowledge about the importance of Rangoli and Toran in religion. They created their own piece of art by using recycled paper, pencil shavings and foil paper. The art of crafting was leaded by Ms. Ritika Malhotra from NIE (Times of India). They used their creativity and thinking skills for creating beautiful rangolis.
Students understood the influential connection between the culture and art form of one place. They attended a Skype session with a guest speaker from Sri Lanka. They learned about the traditions, food, dance and festivals of the island nation through a presentation.
They also inquired about the culture of Africa and created masks depicting African culture.
Hindi was integrated with the unit through a puppet show on (राजकुमारी और कागज़).Students learned the impact of wasting paper on the survival of living beings.
Math:Students were tuned into Time and Calendar. They acquired knowledge about the various elements of a clock and learned the terms half past, quarter past and quarter to by experimenting with the clock manipulative. They enhanced their self-management skills by creating a clock on their own and learned to represent the time in both an analogue and digital clock.
They were assessed on their knowledge of fractions with a Formative assessment that integratedArt with the unit. They created a Rangoli pattern using wholes, halves and quarters.
They were tuned into their understanding of a calendar with a class discussion. They gained knowledge about the parts of calendar and learned to read the date, day and month of the year. They were peer assessed on their knowledge of calendars through a Formative assessment.
English:Students were apprised aboutprepositions through a picture description activity. They reinforced the concept through a Dictadraw activity and enriched their social and time management skills.
Students shared their perspective about different pictures presented in the class and expressed different emotions evoked on seeing the pictures. They were assessed on their writing skills through a Summative assessment. To enhance their communication skills, they were encouraged to prepare a creative writing assignmentand illustrate the cover page of their story.
ICT: Students designed their own emoji using online emoji maker tool to express their emotions. They explored various tools and options to edit, combine, and annotate images. Students revealed their creativity through this web tool.
PE: – Students played recreational games related to sports like relay races with the basketball, running over the hurdles, Dodge ball, tag and run thereby developing their gross motor skills while also using hula hoops, cones and small bean bags.
Library:Students returned their outstanding books and enjoyed reading their favorite genres in the library.
Assembly: Students attended the assembly presented by Grade 1B on the cultural diversities of India and Saudi Arabia. They learned about their choice of music, dance, clothes, food and others in an endeavor to understand desert culture both across India and in Saudi Arabia.