September is the month of nutrition as “The National Nutrition Week” is observed in India every year from September 1st to September 7th in order to create awareness about nutrition and health. There could have been no better month to explore the theme of ‘Food’. Students were excited to explore the importance of healthy food and learnt how they benefit us. They were also introduced to the disadvantages of consuming junk food in excess. The educators and learners connected together throughout the month and explored the importance of healthy food.
The magnificent mornings were brought in with a lot of positive thoughts to give children an optimistic view of life. Mingle Monday allowed the students to shed their shells and taught them how to bond with their peers. Terrific Tuesday was a day to discuss the monthly theme and explore the immense aspects of environment. Wow Wednesday brought a surprise element for the children by teaching them how to hold on to their excitement. Tango Thursday- Let's dance! Every one wore their dancing shoes and danced to their favourite beats. Fantastic Friday was the Early Primary Assembly Day, wherein the students of different sections conducted the assemblies thereby celebrating special days and events.
The universal value of the month- ‘I am compassionate’ was explored through various tasks and positive affirmations shared by the children in Quality Circle Time. This enhanced the emotional outlook of children towards others and helped them to understand suffering of others further emerging as wonderful humans
“A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future!”
The young children of grade1E, rightfully set out the significance of the International Daughter’s day on 24th of September, on the day of their General Assembly. Daughters are an incredible gift of God and every fourth Sunday of September is celebrated as 'Daughter's Day' every year. Along with the essential elements of an assembly such as ‘News reading’ and ‘Word of the day’, the students of Grade1E communicated the importance of daughters in a family and their footmark on the society through reminiscing the accolades achieved by the women of India, in the recent Tokyo Olympics. Students exhibited confidence in presenting the message aloud as a reminder to treat sons and daughters alike. The objective of the Poshan Maah, which was to ensure community mobilization and bolster people's participation for addressing malnutrition amongst young children, was exhibited by the students through a ‘Laghu Natika’ in Hindi. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.
‘Rivers are compared to the arteries of the world. Rivers give us the water in our taps and play an important role in our lives.’
The young and talented students of Grade I D came on the digital platform to present the Online Virtual Class Assembly on 17th September, Friday on the theme- World Rivers Day. The assembly began on a soulful note with the morning prayer which was recited by the students, seeking blessings of the Almighty. The students then shared ‘News’ and ‘Word of the Day’. Rivers have been the cradle of civilizations and the backbone of our economy. The students personified themselves as rivers and gave interesting information about rivers all over the world. The students mesmerized everyone with their stupendous performance. Our respected Principal Ma’am, Ms. Guneet Ohri, applauded the execution of the students with aspiring words, accentuating the necessity of rivers in our lives and how they can be prevented from succumbing to pollution. The learners showcased meticulous coordination and enthusiasm throughout the assembly. It was an overwhelming experience to see such young children performing splendidly. The assembly concluded with the National Anthem.
The students enjoyed doing the Shin Edu Activity using trapezium shape from the kit. They were shown an image for 20 seconds and then were asked to make that image on the table using trapeziums. They did really well in the third level of the activity. This activity was done to improve their memory and concentration abilities.
They were also introduced to the concept of ‘Subtraction’ where they learnt to count backward using number line. The students performed well in the 2-digit Subtraction without regrouping concept.
The month of September started with the children learning about the Uses of Plants with the help of a video. Our little learners used their creative minds to design a poster on the topic- Save Planet Earth or Save Underwater life where the SDGS were focused upon. The closure of the topic was done with Just a minute activity. Children were asked to dress as a type of plant. They could carry the same with them and then talk for a minute about it.
The little enthusiasts were very excited for the next class and got their favourite fruits/ vegetables to class. The topic of Food was introduced with a video on importance of food. Sources of food was discussed in detail with the help of a Power Point Presentation and videos.
Students were introduced to different Food Groups with the help of a video. Taking the topic of food forward, the teacher explained the meaning of a balanced diet and students created their balanced diets in the class.
My Healthy Platter-an activity on healthy food and junk food made the concept clear.
The students were introduced to the various keys of the keyboard – Alphabet keys, Number keys, Enter Key & Space bar etc. They were introduced to Tux Typing Software, where they had fun learning typing and also played online games for typing. The students also played games in tux typing where they crossed the easy and medium level very easily and were excited to go for the next level. They also discussed about their favourite quick snack recipe and learnt to type their recipes in the word pad. They enjoyed learning and had a lot of fun while learning this skill.
The month of September began with the fun and fervour of activities, inculcating in the students the ability of learning, practicing, revising and understanding the concepts in a play way. The exuberant children were taken for a virtual school tour where they chose their favourite spot in the school and shared their reflections during the Guided Writing session. The understanding of the importance of healthy eating and well-being was depicted through The JAM Session and My Paper Plate activity. The concept was beautifully amalgamated with Language & Performing Arts Integration, where the students created and enacted a story on the process of food reaching from the farm to table. Children learnt about different weather and related words from Unit 5 of Nelson Pupil’s Book through the poem ‘I Like…’ The oral drill of the ‘ee’ sound words enabled the students to mentally join speech sounds together and decode unfamiliar words, using letter-sound patterns while reading.
Children recapitulated the concepts of Action words through the comprehension related to the poem ‘I Like…’ Students learnt new vocabulary through the concepts of Gender and Opposite words. The critical thinking of the children was honed through the Jumbled words- Quiz Session which helped the students to enhance their vocabulary by listening, speaking, reading and writing skill.
किसी भी मात्रा का ज्ञान करवाने का मुख्य उद्देश्य भाषा को शुद्ध तथा स्पष्ट रूप से सीखना होता है | मात्राओं के रोचक ज्ञान को सीखने की इसी कड़ी में ‘ए’ मात्रा को जोड़ा गया | छात्रों ने ‘ए’ मात्रा के वर्णों को सीखने का आरंभ ‘ए’ मात्रा से केक तथा ‘ऐ’ मात्रा से अखबार के कागज का थैला बनाने की गतिविधि द्वारा किया | छात्रों नें ए तथा ऐ मात्रा से विभिन्न फूल, पक्षी तथा भोज्य सामग्री के बारे में जाना और उन्हें अपनी कार्य पुस्तिका में लिख कर अपने शब्द भण्डार में वृद्धि की | साथ ही एक तथा अनेक शब्दों जैसे – केला का अनेक शब्द केले ,थैला से थैले को भी ए मात्रा से सीखा | एम एस फॉर्म, श्रुत लेख तथा मौखिक पठन द्वारा छात्रों का विभिन्न मानकों के आधार पर मूल्यांकन किया गया |
छात्रों ने शिक्षक दिवस पर शिक्षक के प्रति आभार व्यक्त करते हुए सुंदर कार्ड बनाकर उन्हें धन्यवाद कहा |इस माह में हिंदी दिवस की धूम आभासी मंच पर हर ओर दिखाई दी |इस अवसर पर छात्रों नें ‘भोजन के साथ मात्रा की यात्रा’ नाम से मनोरंजक गतिविधि को सतत विकास लक्ष्य -१२ संवहनीय उपभोग तथा भोजन से एकीकृत कर बहुत ही मजेदार तरीके से पूरा किया| आजादी का अमृत महोत्सव के अंतर्गत छात्रों को रानी लक्ष्मी बाई का वीडियो दिखाते हुए उनसे लक्ष्मीबाई के चित्र में रंग भरने के लिए तथा उनका जन्मस्थान लिखने के लिए दिया गया |
ए तथा ऐ मात्रा से सम्बंधित लिंक –
In the month of September, the students worked on:
The students learnt:
Dance form: Zumba
Song: I like to move it
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8
Forms of Acting :-
Students learnt about various forms of acting such as comedy, tragedy, melodrama, etc. Children learnt a lot about acting and theatre.
Application of their learning:
Students performed a role play related to Cinderella written by Brothers Grimm and adapted by KIDSINCO. Through this, children understood gestures, postures, body language of the characters and also learnt how to modulate their voice according to the characters. They learnt how to narrate a story.
Additionally, they were made aware of costumes, makeup and props by practicing for this play.
सितम्बर माह में छात्र - छात्राओं द्वारा की गई गतिविधिया:
गायन अभ्यास: अलंकार, बैलूनब्रीथिंग.
गीत: अरे अरे कृष्णा, सारे गाये,गीत.
संगीत ४ आल: वेलकम गीत, ग्रीटिंग गीत , सरे गामा हैंड मूवमेंट, वाद्यगीत, अवनधवाद्यस्टोरीकृष्णा कथा,बाय -बाय गीत
प्रयोग हुए वाद्य: तानपूरा
गायनतकनीक: गायन के अभ्यास की बुनियादी तकनीक
In the month of September, the students learnt:
Vocal warm-up exercises and basic notes of music
Recap session: ‘Five hundred miles’ and solo presentation
Instruments: Taught about the importance of rhythm in guitar
Techniques: Breathing techniques exercise with vocal warm-up.
Folk and Tribal Art of India
Composition using floral designs and geometrical shapes
Fish pattern using geometrical designs (integrated with Folk Art of India)
Clay slab activity.
Composition : Creative & freehand
Art Technique : Free hand, paper craft, colour mixing, geometric (with tools), colouring, outlining
Art tools : Pencil, sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft paper, tissue.
In sync with the theme of the month “I AM COMPASSIONATE”, students were introduced to the meaning of compassion in great depth with the help of picture reading, video and role plays. Students enjoyed performing role plays and learnt the value of being compassionate. It is explained that compassion is empathy and caring in action. Also, as per NCERT curriculum, the importance of nutrition, physical heath, balanced diet and exercise was explained with the help of a power point presentation. All the sessions were very interactive especially the one on nutrition as students discussed about their daily diet.
August is the month of getting a sense of wonder by observing the drops of water connecting sky and earth. It's the time when children enjoy rains and observe the changing patterns of clouds. It’s that time when their vivid imagination allows them to identify shapes formed by the clouds.
The monsoon season began taking over the nation, with the sweet smell of wet earth and running water droplets on plants. Which would be a better season than the monsoons to explore the theme-Plants? Students explored the importance of plants and learnt how useful they are for all of us. They were also introduced to the concept of life below water which sensitised them to understand how important water is for aquatic animals, too.The educators and children connected together throughout the month and pledged to preserve our environment.
The universal value of the month “I am respectful” was explored through various stories and activities. This enhanced the emotional outlook of children and helped them to emerge as better humans.
Quality Circle Time (QCT)
The Magnificent Mornings were brought in with a lot of positive thoughts to give children an optimistic view of life. Mingle Monday allowed the students to shed their shells and taught them how to bond with their peers. Terrific Tuesday was a day to discuss the monthly theme and explore the immense aspects of environment. Wow Wednesday brought a surprise element for the children teaching them how to hold on to their excitement. Tango Thursday- Let's dance! Every one wore their dancing shoes and danced to their favourite beats. Fantastic Friday was the Early Primary Assembly Day, wherein the studentsof different sections conducted the assemblies thereby celebrating special days and events.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT SCHOOL
Suncity School 37D celebrated India's 75th Independence Day with unprecedented patriotic fervour. The gamut of celebration started with our Principal Ms.Guneet Ohri hoisting the Tricolour on campus along with all the staff members with the national anthem echoing in the ramparts of the school campus.
The Independence Day Special Assembly was very well coordinated and conducted by our confident and enthusiastic VI graders. It was a moment of great pride for the newly elected council members for whom their parents had the honour of pinning their prefect badges.
The toppers of last year’s Olympiads, academic scholarship holders and winning houses were also felicitated for their excellent performances in the virtual presence of Maj. Gen. Kulpreet Singh (Retd), the Chief Guest for the occasion. Gen Kulpreet congratulated the students and encouraged them to take on the mantle of leadership seriously. "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” is what he quoted to motivate the council members.
He also spoke about his fellow soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country. He appreciated the Principal’s leadership under whose guidance the school is emerging to be one of the best in Gurgaon.
Our talented students paid homage to the martyrs through their impeccable song and dance performances. The event concluded with the Inter-House Patriotic Song competition which was assessed by the eminent judges Mr.Vikul Sharma and Ms.Riya Maity Sinha. The mellifluous performances by the students were highly appreciated by the judges. Principal, Ms Guneet Ohri, addressed the gathering by congratulating all students, staff and parents for enthusiastically uniting to celebrate and honour the nation despite the current tough and troubling times.
School assemblies are an essential component for learning and evolution of any child. Assemblies not only inculcate a sense of school unity but also encourage expression and boost confidence. Regular assemblies aid the development of proper habits and an attitude of being a part of the audience; for performers as well as audience are equally imperative to a wholesome aesthetic experience.
In the month of August, grades I-A, I-B and I-C presented their class assemblies. It was the first time for the little ones to perform live. Grade I-A displayed patriotic fervour with their special assembly on Independence Day and remembered many of our freedom fighters. Grade I-B filled the audience with the joy of sibling relationship with their special assembly on Raksha Bandhan. Grade I-C celebrated the birth of Krishna and the highlight of their special assembly for Janamashtami was the ‘Dahi Handi’.
All the children performed their best and we value the cooperation of parents in making all the assemblies a success.
Suncity (Student) Webinar Committee organised an interactive session for parents and educators on ‘Positive Parenting’ on 28th August 2021. It was the first of its kind, spearheaded by the students of Grade IX and moderated by the Principal Ms. Guneet Ohri. The session focussed on topics relevant to the current times—nutrition and eye care, and social wellbeing during online schooling. Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan and Dr. Rishi Bhardwaj of Paras Hospital were the speakers. Dr. Bhardwaj advised the implementation of the 20-20 rule, 20 seconds eye closure for 20 minutes of screen exposure, and gave other important tips. Dr. Mannan emphasised the importance of believing in science driven data and the need to return to the campus for social and emotional growth of children. He debunked many common misconceptions as well. Both the speakers answered and clarified parent as well student queries.
Language and Performing Arts Subject Integration Week
"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child". George Bernard Shaw
One way of discovering the curriculum with the children is integrating it across the board with other subjects and to do that we organized a Subject Integration Week in school during the week of 9th August to 13th August. We integrated Language with Performing Arts through an array of activities. Integrated study brought together diverse disciplines in a comprehensive manner, enabling students to develop a meaningful understanding of the complex associations and influences within a topic. ‘Envirophilia-A Fancy Dress Party’ was organized for Grade I students. The little learners looked super excited as they came dressed on the theme of Plants and Aquatic Animals and spoke about the ‘Plant or Animal’ that they played the role of, using their drama skills. They also carried props to convey their message. They explored the importance of SDG 14- ‘Life below Water’ and SDG 15- ‘Life on Land’ and made other students aware about them through their presentations. ‘The Edible Tales- Story on my Plate’ turned out to be a successful venture for Grade II students as they narrated their yummy-licious stories with the help of creatively crafted fruit and vegetable salad using their vivid imagination and creative skills. This approach further developed the children’s ability to transfer their learning to other settings and correlate their sub-conscious selves to conscious selves. The class was divided into Performers group and Audience group for these activities. The audience judged their peers’ performance on a Peer Assessment Rubric. This was only possible because they were able to closely relate to real-world linguistic connections in an integrated curriculum approach. We were amazed by the meticulous efforts shown by the students. It was altogether an amazing week and we loved every bit of it.
In the month of August, Grade1 children gained confidence and became supportive learners using the four language skills seamlessly.
The students understood the process of growing beans and added an extra edge by explaining the process of germination. They understood the text and took up the loud reading of the Unit-'Growing Beans'. They learnt to label and write captions to the picture of a plant.
The students looked super thrilled talking about action words. They understood the concept of doing words by expressing actions and playing an online game in the class. They were able to recognize the ‘Action Words’ and their usage in meaningful sentences.
Students learnt to identify commonly used digraphs in -ch, -sh, and -th words. This helped the students read the text fluently. They enjoyed playing a spat game on ‘Dolch Words’ by guessing the right options.
A virtual tour to the botanical garden engaged the students by allowing them to enjoy the soothing sights, learning about conservation and getting introduced to a variety of plant species. The topic of plants integrated well with EVS and included the monthly theme-PLANTS.
The students had a great learning experience and they continue to learn and grow each day.
Action song- https://youtu.be/dUXk8Nc5qQ8
Doing Words Online Game- https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games/actions-1
A virtual Tour of AJC Bose Indian Botanic Garden, BSI, Howrah
A virtual tour of 9 beautiful botanical gardens- https://thespaces.com/take-a-virtual-tour-of-beautiful-botanical-gardens/
The students had fun participating in the Inter-house Mental Math activity. They wore their thinking caps to solve the problems of Math quickly.
Students completely enjoyed the Shin Edu Session in which they learnt about the trapezium and played a Scavenger Hunt Game where they looked around themselves for the same shape objects. They used the trapezium shape from the Sep Edu kit and made different shapes in the workbook as well as on the table. They also performed well in the next level of the activity where they just looked at the shape in the book and made it on the table using trapeziums.
Students were made clear with the concept of ‘Addition’ where they learnt to count forward by using the number line. The ‘Regrouping’concept which helped to foster the concept of addition, was well understood by the students.
अगस्त माह का आरम्भ बच्चों ने उ और ऊ मात्रा को मजेदार गतिविधियों के माध्यम से सीखते हुए पूरा किया |छात्रों ने उ और ऊ मात्रा के परिचय को कछुए का और सूरज का चित्र बनाने की गतिविधि के साथ पूरा किया |उन्होंने व्यंजन वर्णों के नीचे उ तथा ऊ मात्रा को लगाया |उन दोनों मात्राओं से ही उन्होंने अनेक फूलों के नाम जैसे गुलाब और सूरजमुखी आदि के बारे में जाना तथा उनका लेखन कार्य किया |उ और ऊ मात्रा का कितना ज्ञान छात्रों को हुआ है इसकी परख के लिए उन्होंने उ और ऊ मात्रा के वाक्यों को स्वयं बनाया तथा स्वयं की परख करते हुए अधिक से अधिक उ मात्रा के शब्दों को लिखा |उन्होंने उ मात्रा से मुरली तथा मुकुट शब्द को सीखते हुए जन्माष्टमी के शुभ पर्व पर मुरली एवं मुकुट अपने हाथों से बनाकर सजाया | उन्होंने इसी प्रकार से रक्षाबंधन के पर्व को भी राखी बनाने की गतिविधि के साथ पूरा किया|सभी गतिविधियों को करते हुए छात्रों नें भारतीय पर्व एवं त्योहारोंके महत्व को भी जाना|
भाषा सप्ताह में हिंदी भाषा को और अधिक मुखर तथा मिलनसार बनाने का सफल प्रयास करते हुए 9 अगस्त से 13 अगस्त के बीच भाषा सप्ताह का आयोजन किया गया | कक्षा एक के छात्रों नें भारतीय संगीत और सतत विकास लक्ष्य –14 जलीयजीवों की सुरक्षा को अपना विषय बनाते हुए जलीय जीवों पर आधारित कविता गायन तथा नृत्य का शानदार प्रदर्शन किया |
The month of August started with thecommencement of students’ learning journey onthe topic- ‘Animals’. The sub-topic- ‘Insects and Birds’ was discussed with the help of videos. Our little scholars learnt about the young ones of animals and enjoyed watching an informative video about the same. The students were taught about the different eating habits of animals through a PowerPoint Presentation and the new vocabulary-HERBIVORES, CARNIVORES, OMNIVORESwas introduced.
The eager enthusiasts got very excited for their next class as they were asked to bring the animal homes that they made as a part of their Holiday Engagement Project. The topic of ‘Animal Homes’ was explained using the same. The topic ended with a brief explanation on endangered and extinct animals where Paint 3D was used as a tool.
The concept initiation of the topic-‘Plants’ happened in an interesting manner as the teachers took the students on a virtual tour of a botanical garden. Students were then introduced to different types of plants with the help of a video. Taking the topic of ‘Plants’ forward, the educators explained the parts of the plant and the function of each part with the help of a PowerPoint presentation.
Valuing and expressing RESPECT is the need of the day. This month students learnt an important lesson- “Give respect to gain respect”. Also, students understood how it feels when someone disrespects. Respect also includes valuing parents, doing your own work and respecting our surroundings, too. Listening is also a form of respect. Students learnt listening plays more important role than speaking. Learning through stories and day to day experiences helped students to understand the concept more clearly.
अगस्त माह में छात्र-छात्राओं द्वारा की गई गतिविधियाँ:
गायन अभ्यास: अलंकार, बैलून ब्रीदिंग ।
गीत: (देश मेरे देश) देशभक्ति गीत, सर्वधर्म प्रार्थना ।
संगीत ४ आल: वेलकम गीत, ग्रीटिंग गीत, बाय-बाय गीत, कृष्णा की कहानी ,कृष्णा गीत (अरे अरे कृष्णा )।
प्रयोग हुए वाद्य: तानपूरा, ऑडियो ट्रैक ।
गायन तकनीक: गायन के अभ्यास की बुनियादी तकनीक ।
सन्दर्भ वीडियो लिंक: https://youtu.be/ztTNi6S7_4s
छात्र-छात्राओं ने१५ अगस्त, रक्षा बंधन एवं मुहर्रम की विशेष प्रार्थना सभा में गीत प्रस्तुत किया तथा इन त्योहारों के महत्व को जाना ।
In their Western Music lessons, the students learnt:
Vocal warm-up exercises/ Basics of music
Song learnt: Thank you teacher by Joanna Sam (Teacher appreciation song)
Instruments: Taught about the body of Ukulele
Techniques: Breathing techniques with vocal
Forms of Acting:
Students learnt various forms of acting by the help of stories and drama activities, they understood mood, expressions such as happy, sad, angry, scared, etc.
Application of their learning:
Students learnt gestures, postures, body language and voice modulation like human and animal characters, their jump, walk, run and different sounds.
They listened to many stories such as Rani Laxmi Bai, Bhagat Singh, The Magical Cap and The Clever Porter. Through these stories students understood various forms acting.
In their Western Dance lessons, the students learnt:
Song: Raat suhani mast chandni
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xj1fZD2r2U
In their Visual Art lessons, students worked on:
Underwater Sea World (Students explored the life under water and tried to draw different types of fish and other animals under water)
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em9mlK45rP0
Composition: Creative & freehand
Art Technique: Free hand, paper craft, colour mixing, geometric (with tools), colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, Sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft Paper, tissue
In their Physical Education lessons, the students worked on:
July is a month of feeling of exultation and jubilation from the scorching heat. It's that time when children feel rejuvenated after their long, fun filled summer break. Another month of learning new concepts through activities that hone their skills and bring about holistic development in their personality.
Monthly theme being ‘Animals’ was a very big attraction for the children as they were sensitized about them through integrating various subjects. The children were excited by a range of activities done during this joyous month.
The Magnificent Mornings were named differently each day giving them a positive start of the day. Mingle Monday was a Rapport building session in which the educator and children interacted and bonded. Terrific Tuesday was a day to Discuss the monthly theme, Wow Wednesday was a Surprise element for the children which they eagerly awaited. Tango Thursday- Let's dance! Every one wore their dancing shoes and had fun. Fantastic Friday was the Early Primary Assembly Day, wherein the children conducted the assemblies celebrating special days and events. The educators and children had fun and looked forward to attend each session.
The universal value of the month being Honesty was inculcated and reinforced through activities and stories related to the theme.
Our young sun citizens were engaged throughout the entire month of July recapitulating Place Value concept and grouping objects. As hands on activity, to understand the concept of Patterns, students made their own patterns using red kidney beans and chickpeas. They took four bowls and formed number patterns by counting and placing the kidney beans in the bowl.
The elaboration of the concept was done by students watching a presentation in class and attempting live-worksheets.
Virtual place value blocks-
After the summer break students returned with a lot of enthusiasm, they were relaxed and rejuvenated. The learning process started with Real Life Connection on Family. As part of the topic, students understood the meaning of terms like nuclear, joint, maternal and paternal. Later a fun activity on “Introduce your Family” using props was done in the class. Children introduced their family members using photographs, family tree, puppets etc. Further with the help of a PowerPoint Presentation and videos, the topic of sharing household chores was discussed. Students understood the importance of sharing work and expressed their experiences. The importance of values of sharing and caring was reiterated.
This was followed by the discussion on Celebration with family. Students with the help of a PowerPoint Presentation could relate to the festivals we celebrate with our family. Apart from festivals they even shared other special occasions such as birthday, anniversaries which they celebrate with their families.
A game of “what went missing” was played in the class. Students turn by turn switched off the camera and changed something about their look. The rest of the class had to find the difference. This was the pre-cursor to the next topic ‘Games’. The concept of indoor and outdoor games was shown by videos. The topic of Animals was introduced through a virtual game. Students enjoyed singing the “Old Macdonald” song to learn about animal and animal sounds.
In the topic, ‘Uses of Computer’, students learnt about the different uses of computer and the various places computers have been used by way of class discussion. As a tool, Spinning Wheel was used to call out the student’s names to answer so that all students get their turn to answer. They eagerly waited for their turn and enjoyed seeing their name pop up on the wheel. As a reflection to the topic and to assess students understanding, they learnt to use a Padlet wall to give feedback about their learning.
Language plays a pivotal role in learning. Students develop literacy skills, assimilate new concepts and are able to formulate their thoughts, information and data and present it appropriately.
Students revised the concepts done prior vacations through ‘live worksheets’ and online games. They learnt to express themselves and value relationships by sharing about their love and respect for their families. They also identified and explained similarities and differences between themselves and other age groups thus demonstrating evidence of inquiry.
The students plated a dish derived out of rainbow coloured fruits and vegetables reiterating the healthy eating habits in ‘Eat a Rainbow’ activity.
The students learnt how to use the punctuation marks and used it accurately by framing sentences and asking questions. The learning journey continued with the Fable festival as the students enhanced their reading and comprehension skills.
Singular plural Sorting game-
Rhyming Words- https://www.liveworksheets.com/ir1825300tq
‘sh’ words- https://www.liveworksheets.com/vx1319143f
Rainbow song video - https://youtu.be/nkN6MPJSzAs
जुलाई के महीने में छात्र जहाँ एक ओर ‘ इ ‘ की मात्रा से परिचित हुए तो वही दूसरी ओर उन्होंने ‘ इ ‘ की मात्रा से कई मजेदार गतिविधियों को करते हुए इसके उच्चारण को सीखा | उन्हें विभिन्न जानवरों की जानकारी देते हुए उनके मन में जानवरों के प्रति दया तथा सुरक्षा की भावना को जगाया गया | इस प्रकार सामान्य ज्ञान तथा कला विषय से एकीकृत करते हुए छात्रों ने जिराफ़ और हाथी आदि के चित्रों में अपनी पसंद के रंग भरे और उनके बारे में जाना | उन्होंने ‘इ‘ की मात्रा से बनने वाले जानवरों को जाना तथा उनके चित्र पहचान कर उनके नाम लिखे | उन्होंने ‘इ’ और ‘ई’ मात्रा के अंतर को विभिन्न चित्रों और शब्दों को पहचान कर जाना | ‘इ’ और ‘ई’ मात्रा का कितना ज्ञान छात्रों को हुआ है इसकी परख के लिए उन्होंने इन मात्राओं की कहानी को पढ़ते हुए ‘ इ’ मात्रा के शब्दों पर गोला लगाया तथा स्वयं की परख करते हुए अधिक से अधिक ‘इ’ की मात्रा के शब्दों को लिखा |उन्हें ई मानदार शब्द का अर्थ बताते हुए जीवन में हमेशा इमानदारी से कार्य करने के लिए प्रेरित किया गया |
‘इ’ तथा ‘ई’ की मात्रा के वीडियो लिंक –
In their Physical Education lessons, students worked on:
Learning the game of chess
They were introduced to the game through a video which explained the history of the game and its origin.
In the following classes, students were informed about the 6 different types of chess pieces in the game, how the board is set up and how every chess piece has a unique way of moving across the board.
They were introduced to online chess gaming portal where they were given various chess puzzles related to the movement of all chess pieces.
Gradually, they were introduced to the concepts of capture, protection and combat.
They were also given a chance to play an actual game against the computer.
In Drama lessons, students :
Learnt forms of Acting... with the help of stories and drama activities. They learnt about mood and expressions like happy, sad, angry, scared, etc.
Learnt to Apply their learning of :-
Gestures, postures, body language and voice modulation
Human and animal characters, their movements and their sounds.
Additionally, they listened to many stories—‘The Naughty Boy’, ‘The Camel and the Zebra’, ‘The Rabbit and the Lion’, ‘The Lion and the Bulls’.
Students understood various forms acting through these stories. They also performed warm up exercises and practiced the nine emotions of acting (Navarasa).
“Honesty is the best policy”, taking the monthly theme into consideration, the importance of honesty was explained to the students. Students learnt the importance of being truthful and the consequences of lying, no one will trust us ever. Also, BEING HELPFUL, CARING and COMMON GOOD concepts were introduced with enthusiastic videos and letting each student share their own experiences. This month’s learning includes being helpful and caring makes others happy and builds strong relations. Students enjoyed a lot learning these values.
n their Visual Art lessons, students learnt:
Memory drawing of any special event from their vacations. (‘How I spent my Vacations’)
Sun Flower and Butterfly using warm colours shading.
Composition: Creative & freehand
Art Technique: Free hand, paper craft, colour mixing, geometric (with tools), colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, Sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft paper, tissue
In their Western Dance lessons, the students learnt:
About the different tempo of music and dance on the song Ram Sam Sam
The basic feet positions used in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance style.
To combine the feet positions with the dance movements.
Dance form: Freestyle and Ballet
Song: Ram Sam Sam
In their Western Music lessons, students learnt:
Vocal warm-up exercises: Basics of music
Songs learnt: (Recap Session) Five hundred miles
Techniques: Breathing techniques with vocal
In their Indian Music lessons, students:
Learnt Vocal warm-up exercises: Alankar practice, Balloon breathing.
Practiced: Shudh swar Alankar
In Sangeet 4 all: Welcome song, Greeting song, Bye-bye song, Vadya story.
Instruments Used: Tanpura
Techniques: Basic techniques of practicing vocal music.
Reference video link for the song: https://youtu.be/hTdZkPeIkhs
The concept of Ordinal Numbers was introduced with the help of an animated video where different animals in a zoo took part in a race.
The concept was further elucidated by explaining. ‘How to find the position of a particular thing’ using Microsoft White board tool. The students enjoyed grouping things. They had a fun and learn session while revising the concepts through live worksheets. Using Dienes blocks, concept of Tens and Ones was introduced to them.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (EVS)
This month the students enthusiastically learnt about personal hygiene. It was indeed a true experiential learning for them as they not only enjoyed watching the Power Point Presentation related to clean and healthy habits but also conducted a PEER TEACHING/SHOW AND TELL session to showcase their learning. The students brought objects like hand sanitizer, nail cutter, soap, comb, fruits, vegetables etc and spoke about how these things helped them to stay clean and healthy.
Going forward in the month, students were shown a PPT on the topic-Seasons. Concept initiation was done by the students as this lead them to discuss about the different clothes that they wear in the different seasons. A fun session took place where students were asked to get several types of clothing and were asked questions about them. Students learnt names of various types of clothing such as gloves, trousers, leggings, overcoat etc. To recapitulate the different topics done in the class MS FORM quiz was also conducted.
In order to connect their knowledge to SDG 3- Good Health and Well- Being, a video related to the same was shown which was followed by a group discussion. The students enjoyed the session
In this digital world, we are surrounded by machines. Children were made aware of various machines around them. The difference between manual things and mechanical things were discussed. A brainstorming session was conducted and children came up with a number of machines that they have used and seen in their day to day lives. Different ways of working of machines was also discussed. Electricity, fuel and human power being some of them.
Language is interwoven in every subject and cannot be learnt as a stand-alone subject. Hence the concept of ‘Naming Words’ was integrated with ICT and Art where children drew sceneries and wrote names of the places, animals, things and persons through an online game of Story Maker. They enjoyed learning the ‘Digraph’- 'sh' through an online game of choosing the right digraph to complete the given word. They also created beautiful bookmarks of ‘sh’ words. ‘Rhyming words’ were used to complete small poems via an online game. The students collaboratively generated a list of rhyming words in a brain storming session. Inquiry-based questions were asked for the Concept Initiation of ‘Singular and Plural Nouns’. The students participated in a group activity where each group was asked to get a few things from their homes e.g. a spoon, bottle, pen, pencil, cup and toy. They spoke of what they have in singular form and then they paired it with similar things and formed its plural form. They also completed a live worksheet for the recapitulation of the same concept.
मजदूरों तथा माँ के प्रति सम्मान की भावना प्रकट करते हुए छात्रों ने मई माह का आरंभ किया | छात्रों ने अपने घर तथा आस –पास काम करने वाले श्रमिकों के सम्मान में तथा माँ के साथ हाथ बँटाते हुए वीडियो बनाकर सन्देश पहुँचाया | छात्रों ने ‘ आ ‘ की मात्रा को छोटी – छोटी मज़ेदार गतिविधियों से सीखा | उन्होंने लाल कलम से ‘ आ ’ की मात्रा को व्यंजन वर्णों पर उच्चारण करते हुए लगाया | छात्रों ने ‘ आ ’ मात्रा वाले खाद्य पदार्थ जैसे चावल , राजमा , दाल आदि के उपयोग को जानते हुए उन्हें कला तथा सामान्य विज्ञान से एकीकृत करते हुए अपनी कॉपी में चिपकाया | उन्होंने ‘आ ’ की मात्रा से रंगों के नाम को सीखा तथा शरीर के अंगों के नाम का चित्र और सुंदर गीत के माध्यम से लेखन तथा गायन किया | शारीरिक अंगों के बारे में जानकारी देते हुए उन्हें स्वच्छता की आदतों को अपनाने के लिए बताया गया | पाठ ‘ कमला का गमला ’ का पठन करते हुए छात्र ‘ आ ’ की मात्रा के वाक्यों को पढ़ना तथा स्वयं लिखना सीखे |
इस प्रकार जहाँ छात्रों ने ‘ आ ’ की मात्रा के शब्द तथा वाक्यों को खेल-खेल में ही सीखा और समझा वहीं उन्होनें व्यावहारिक और सामाजिक ज्ञान को भी जाना |
वीडियो link –
In their PE lessons, the students worked on:
The students learnt:
Basic freestyle dance movements, hand positions and first two positions of Ballet dance style. Students also combined the hand positions with the dance movements.
Dance form: Freestyle and Ballet
Song: Better when I am dancing
Drama lessons included:
Forms of Acting:
Various forms of acting were taught by the help of stories and drama activities. They understood and learnt to emote various mood and expressions such as happy, sad, angry, and scared.
Application of their learning:
Gestures, postures, body language and voice modulation were attempted. They enacted human and animal characters- their jump, walk, run and their voices.
Additionally, they listened to many stories ‘The Boy Lost in Mysterious Jungle’, ‘The Wise Man Raaman’ and students also narrated their own stories. Learners also performed various warm up exercises of Drama.
The students learnt :
Vocal warm-up exercises: Alankar practice, Balloon breathing.
Practiced: Shudh swar Alankar
New songs learnt: Tota song, Mother’s Day (Ma tu kitni achi hai), Eid song.
Sangeet 4 all: Welcome song, Greeting song, Bye-bye song.
Techniques: Basic techniques of practicing vocal.
In their Western Music lessons, the students worked on:
Vocal warm-up exercises, Basics of music
Songs learnt: (Recap Session) The Lord God made them all
Instruments: Guitar/ Ukulele
Techniques: Breathing techniques with vocal.
In their Visual Art lessons, students learnt:
Art Technique: Free hand, paper craft, geometric(with tools), colouring, outlining
Art tools: Pencil, Sketch pen, crayons, oil pastels, scale, craft Paper.
Smiling and being cheerful make us feel good. This is what the learners understood in Life Skills lessons this month. The importance of OBEDIENCE, SINCERITY and SHARING was discussed with the help of videos, games and puzzles. At the end, students got to know how obeying helps us to be out of danger, how sharing shows our care for others, and others like us when we are cheerful.