Unit of Inquiry

 In the Unit of Inquiry classes, students wrote stories using the story mountain graphic organiser. A storytelling session was taken by  Ms Dogra, a parent, who narrated a story on waste management and discussed about  people involved in publishing a book. She also shared some tips about the essentials of writing a book. Students attempted their first formative assessment wherein they used the elements of a story to create their own stories and provide a suitable solution to the problems faced by the characters. For the second line of inquiry, students saw a video on the origin of Panchatantra stories and engaged in a discussion about what fables and folktales convey. They read fables from different countries, analysed the elements of the stories and presented them to their classmates. A guest speaker session was conducted by the drama teacher, Mr. Imran Khan, who spoke  about the elements needed to write a story.

Mr Jimmi Chishi, the art teacher, also interacted with  students on how shadow puppets play a role in storytelling and showed them the technique of making shadow puppets. The session was interactive and thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

 English

Students were introduced to the sub-genre ‘comic strip’ through a collection of comic books and graphic novels. This was followed by a discussion, where they were familiarised with terms like dialogue, panels and speech bubbles. They revisited onomatopoeia and used it in the comic strips they created. Students were introduced to ‘Flat Stanley project’. They created their own individual flat Stanley figures using different shapes and sizes suitable for different climatic conditions and traditions. They explored character mapping by watching a short story and wrote about the traits of the character in a graphic organizer. They were introduced to words like antagonist, protagonist, character trait etc.

Math

Students were introduced to the concept of number patterns. They had a class discussion on patterns and made real life connections using the ‘chalk and talk’ strategy which was  followed by creation of number patterns. Students attempted a summative assessment on measurement. There was a discussion on regular and irregular shapes. The students applied their understanding of the concept of time to attempt a Formative assessment on the same.

Hindi

 To enhance reading and speaking skills, students read the paragraph ‘मेरे जीवन की यादगार घटना’ and shared their anecdotes. They made mind map of the story Birbal ki khichadi. They created a picture story ‘चित्र कथा’ wherein they wrote dialogues, drew images and presented it to the class. They enhanced their writing and presentation skills in the process. To make learning more interesting, students did a fun activity of enacting Hindi jokes (चुट्कुले(.

 Hindi Ab initio

To enhance their writing skills, students engaged in a spell bee from badi ‘uu’ ki maatraa wale shabd. They watched a video, Jaaduuee Pencil ki kahaanee and read  ‘A’ ki maatraa wale shabd.

 French

In pairs, students researched about names of pet animals in France and India, while also finding out the rules and regulations needed for keeping them. They organised their research findings in a graphic organiser of their choice. Later, they presented their work through a group discussion. They developed their research skills (collecting data, organising data and presenting the research findings), self-management (organization and time management) and social skills (cooperating and group decision making).

Spanish

Students were introduced to the list of various members in a family in Spanish, wherein, they were taught the article to be placed before each relation and its pronunciation. Students also watched a video based on the same in order to better their pronunciation.

Visual Art

Students continued working on their storyboards, ‘Dotting the eyes on a painted dragon’. They are in the process of creating different scenes for their puppet. While doing so, students are also honing their colouring skills.

Library

Students  borrowed and read books on folktales, to learn about the diverse cultural traditions of our country and develop a greater appreciation of their family heritage.

Dance

Dance lessons were focused on observation of a jazz dance routine with music. In addition, combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were practiced for better clarity of the fundamentals of jazz.

Music

Students learned different types of story-based music like Ballads, Opera, and Musical Drama etc. They also learned how to write and compose story based songs. Students composed, sang and presented their own songs . They also learned about Major Scales.

ICT

Students explored Toondoo, an online comic strip creation tool, to create a story of their own. They wrote various stories using the tool and learnt the nitty gritty of making a comic strip. They added background, characters, dialogues and pages in their online comic books.

Physical Education

During their swimming class, students understood the importance of distance and speed to improve strokes. They explored breathing technique in the pool. They were introduced to basic backstroke skills like back floating, body position and kicking that helps open up chest muscles. It also strengthens the upper back, which in turn helps maintain better posture.

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1st week of April

UOI

Students learned how to create an effective story emphasising on the genre, plot, characters, place/setting, protagonist, antagonist, problem and solution. They strengthened their understanding of these elements by arranging them in a graphic organiser – story mountain. Students are also busy preparing their digital portfolio for the Student led Conference.

Math

Students were introduced to the concept of temperature. They brainstormed about the term ‘temperature’ and made real life connections through ‘chalk and talk’ strategy. They learned the usage of thermometer and how to read temperature. The concept of time was revisited. Students used dummy clocks and an online interactive clock to read, understand and represent digital time. They were apprised about conversion of time. Students also discussed the vocabulary related to time- half past, quarter past and  O’clock.

English

Students presented last week’s homework to the class, wherein they had written informal letters to their parents inviting them for the Student Led Conference. They were assessed on their understanding of spellings. They spent time preparing the English board and games for the Student led Conference.

Hindi

To enhance their reading skill, students read a story ‘बीरबल की खिचड़ी’and had a discussion on it. They made a mind- map outlining the key points of the story, to show their understanding in an organized manner. Students also worked on their SLC portfolio.

Hindi Ab-initio

In their Hindi Ab-initio classes, students enhanced their reading skills by reading short stories. They also developed their writing and thinking skills by creating words from given letters.

 Spanish

 Students were given a formative assessment to assess their knowledge of numbers in Spanish. They cleared their doubts about numbers and understood the concept of accents and spellings while writing them. Students also listened to the Spanish folk tales and displayed their thinking and self-management skills by comprehending the story and its related vocabulary.

 French

The objective of the French lesson was to get well versed with the vocabulary of animals. For deeper understanding of the same, and for strengthening foreign language speaking skills, students watched various videos including the French version of the famous rhyme “Old Mc Donald had a farm” and few famous bed time stories. In groups, students created a list of the animals  to enhance their vocabulary. They developed their social and thinking skills too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0JBUEiLYXI   (Animals)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFf_tt4xZFA (Dans la ferme de Mathurin)

ICT

 Students were introduced to Toon Doo, an online tool to create comic strips in a fun and easy way. It helps students to create visually appealing cartoon comics. They learnt how to pick a panel, add numerous characters of  humans and animal form which can be dragged into the panels.They also learned to add various backgrounds and scenes to set the period of the comic. They are learning to create stories using Toon Doo.

 Dance

During the dance lesson, students focused on cleaning a jazz dance routine with music. Combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were introduced to enhance understanding of space.

Library

Grade 3 children were given a variety of picture books to read and find out the learner profile in the stories. Students discussed their stories and shared their understanding about the learner profile highlighted in the book.

Physical Education

Swimming rules and regulations ,focus on health and hygiene were introduced during PE lessons this week. Students practiced breathing, gliding, kicking, floating and co-ordination while swimming. They played some recreational games like Ball passing and Marco polo.

Art

The Chinese story, “Dotting the eyes on a painted Dragon” was read to the students as an integration with the unit and to show how stories can be used to communicate. Students are in the process of creating scenes of the story to create a storyboard.

Music

Students learned about different story-based music genres and the technique of composing songs using stories. Following this, they composed their own songs using different stories(fictional/non-fictional) and sang them in the class. Students are also learning about basics of Major Scale.

4th week of March

 

UOI
Students inquired and created a timeline about how stories started from caves through drawings and how they are being shared in the present. They understood the differences between genres like folk, fables, myths and legends through a classroom discussion. In their library class, they browsed through various sections of the library and understood how books were organized. In the process, they found out different sub genres and books under different categories. They read a story and analysed its elements like character, plot, problem etc. They understood that a well-constructed story should include all the elements.

English
Students revisited the format and checklist of an informal letter by going through the same in their journals. They further revisited parts of a letter namely heading, address, greeting, body and signature line through a discussion. Students wrote individual informal letters to their friends telling them about how they spent their spring break. As integration with the current unit of inquiry, students were narrated a story. This was followed by identification of the five elements of a story namely character, setting, conflict, plot and theme.

MATH
Students brainstormed about the term ‘temperature’ and created a mind map to showcase their thoughts. They learned about the standard units of temperature the technique of reading a thermometer. Students also did a recap of time, reading the clock and displaying the time in 12 hour format.

FRENCH
Students received feedback by the teacher and self-assessed their homework on the verbs ‘ETRE’ and ‘AVOIR’, hence developing their thinking (comprehension and application) skills.

SPANISH
Students did a recapitulation of the body parts and clothing learned in previous classes. They also worked on Student Led Conference by creating their portfolios and writing their reflection based on the activities done in class. Students were also told about their errors in the homework sheets and how to correct them.
HINDI 
To enhance their reading skill, students read a story ‘बीरबल की खिचड़ी’ with correct punctuation marks, pronunciation and intonation. They identified the structure of संयुक्त व्यंजन and constructed sentences from संयुक्त व्यंजन to enhance their writing skill.To improve their vocabulary, they took a spell bee through an interactive activity.

HINDI ab- initio 
To enhance their reading and writing skills, students read words and sentences of different maataraas (मात्रा) and wrote a few sentences. To enhance listening and speaking skills, students recited a poem and counted in Hindi.

DANCE
During the lesson, students focused on cleaning of a jazz dance routine with music. Combination of jazz walk, isolation and pirouette were introduced to enhance understanding of space.

MUSIC
Students were apprised about Major Scales (C Major Scale) and all terms related to it like Notes and Scale.
They also learned how to form a major scale (Formula of Major Scale).
They enjoyed learning the song “What a Wonderful World”.

ICT
During the ICT classes, students discussed different ways of constructing a story, important elements of a story and the apps that can be used for storytelling. They wrote their understanding of the same on a Padlet wall.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students practiced basketball passing skills like bounce pass and chest pass.
Bounce pass- To execute a two-handed bounce-pass, start the ball at your chest, step toward your teammate and push the ball (flicking your wrists) to your teammate.
Chest pass- Execute by gripping the ball on the sides with the thumbs directly behind the ball. When the pass is thrown, the fingers are rotated behind the ball and the thumbs are turned down.
Students also played some recreational games like 3-A-side basketball match and dodge ball.

VISUAL ARTS
While integrating with their current unit, under the TD Theme ‘How we express ourselves’, students inquired about “puppetry” as a form of storytelling. Through a presentation on, “Puppets from India”, students gained an understanding of puppets from different states of India, their unique style, and materials used in creating them. They also analyzed different types of puppets like string, shadow, rod, stick, finger, and glove puppets.

LIBRARY
Grade 3 children shared stories read from the books bought from the book fair and the books that they read during the Holi break.

2nd week of March

UOI

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 freewriting, 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.

MATHS

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 familiarized with different parts of a letter namely heading, address, greeting, body and signature line.

French

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)

Spanish:

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)

Hindi

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.

Hindi Ab- initio 

Students practiced creating sentences from bina maatraa wale shabd and were able to read Choti ‘U’ ki maatraa wale shabd and vyakya. They wrote few words and sentences as well. They read hindi kavita ‘Holi Aayi’.

Physical Education

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. What does this mean

Music

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.

https://youtu.be/A3yCcXgbKrE

Dance:

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.

ICT:

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.

Art

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.

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Library

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.

1st week of March

Unit of Inquiry

During the unit of inquiry classes, students further strengthened their understanding of the reasons and the impacts of partition of India and the California gold rush on the respective nations and the world at large. They recalled the positive and negative impacts of migration on the origin country and the host country through class and group discussions. They diligently practiced for the unit of inquiry presentation. Students also attempted a formative assessment on reasons and impact of migration.
English: Students were shown samples and introduced to opinion writing during English classes. They were given thought provoking real life scenarios to brainstorm and share their opinion. They also gave reasons to justify their opinion. Students integrated with their unit of inquiry on ‘Migration’ by giving their opinion on whether migration is a boon or a bane.


Math

During Math lessons, students were introduced to the unit of mass. An exploration corner was set up which housed a weighing scale and various objects of different weights. Students came in groups and tried to find out the objects that had the same size but different weight, same weight but different size; objects that weighed more than 1 kg and less than 2 kg. They also practiced conversion sums from larger unit to smaller unit and vice versa.

Hindi

To enhance their reading and speaking skills, students read the story ‘रंगीन पक्षी’ and discussed it in class. They also discussed about migrant personalities and push and pull factors that decided the need for migration.

Hindi Ab- initio 

To enhance their listening and speaking skills, students watched a video ईमानदारी का इनाम and discussed the story in the class. They also enhanced their reading and writing skills by reading and writing ए, ऐ and ओ maatraa words and their uses in sentences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC7IbkcsVdk

French

Students enthusiastically practiced the French version of the song ‘Together we can change the world’ for their Unit of Inquiry presentation.
Spanish: Students enhanced their social and communication skills while rehearsing Spanish version of the song ‘Together we can change the world’ for their UOI presentation. Students also learned new vocabulary words through this song.

Visual art

To create a textile design/ pattern students repeated their motif by using a cut-out. They carefully traced the design to create a pattern and coloured it keeping in mind the Indo- Persian elements. Students refined their work based on the feedback given and also reflected on the designs they created.

Library

Grade 3 children celebrated American litterateur Megan McDonald’s birthday whose most popular series ‘Judy Moody’ is much appreciated and loved by the children of primary grades.
The Judy Moody series follows the humorous adventures of a third grader with plenty of attitude and a mood to fit every occasion. This delightful series is loaded with laughs and moments of wisdom as readers follow Judy through her oddball adventures. Author Megan McDonald received Garden State Children’s Book Award for penning this Younger Fiction series.

Dance

Students created independent solo routine with music of their choice. Split and core workout helped them balance on their toes. They learnt Latin dance form salsa as part of their unit related presentation about the impact of migration.

Music

The students practiced karaoke singing and gave a solo performance using drums and keyboard. They also explored various genres of music.

ICT

Students gave final touches to their Scratch projects and were assessed on them. They made beautiful presentations and learned basic coding through Scratch.

Physical Education

Students practiced badminton skills like forehand gripping, stance and forehand rally. Introduction to the forehand serve enabled them to manoeuvre their body around the net, with the shuttlecock and racket.

International Mother Language Day was celebrated on 21st of February.

The main purpose of celebrating this day was to promote linguistic diversity & multilingual education so as to highlight greater awareness for the mother tongue. Parents volunteered & conversed with students using different languages while engaging in storytelling, dancing and singing.

3rd week of February

UOI

During the unit of inquiry classes, students inquired into the history of human migration to understand various reasons for migration. They also marked the route taken by our ancestors to populate the entire planet.
https://youtu.be/cjdt6qcsbq0 (How Humans Migrated Across the Globe)
They further probed into the history of mass migrations that have changed the political scenario in today’s world; California Gold rush and Partition of India. They critically analysed the reasons and impact of these events in shaping history, not only on the respective nations but also on the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=-0kjeudoqxy (California Gold Rush)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=iydrkc0gmzi (California Gold Rush)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zp6fmsg (Partition of India)
Students went on a field trip to the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. It lead to a deeper inquiry by providing students with visual and practical knowledge about ariel movement of the birds around the world and understanding migration as a form of adaptation and survival.

Math

Students were introduced to conversion of length. They learned conversions of kilometer to meter, meter to centimeter and centimeter to millimeter. This was followed by practice of addition and subtraction sums related to length. Students were able to compare, add or subtract lengths expressed in different units. They further strengthened their understanding by solving word problems, thereby making real life connections.

English

Students revisited the steps involved in creating a timeline where they were given the opportunity to exercise their choice. They created remarkable timelines related to their journey since birth. Students used unit related books to research about migration case studies, in groups. Through a group discussion, they explored the perspective of people who migrated from their countries and shared their opinions with their peers. Students read the book ‘When Jessie came across the sea’ by Amy Hest. They shared their understanding of the story and reasons behind migration of the main character through paragraph writing. They themselves proposed to write the push and pull factors involved in the migration. As integration with the unit of inquiry, students used iPads to research on the reasons behind migration from Mexico and Bangladesh. They collated the details by creating questions using 5Ws (who, what, when, why and where) and thereafter answered those questions. As the week progressed, students were assessed on their spellings through a spell bee.

Hindi

As integration with their current unit, students recited a poem ‘प्रवासी पक्षी’ and wrote a अनुच्छेद based on their understanding. To improve their grammar, they identified verbs (क्रिया) and constructed sentences using them. A brief introduction of formal and informal letters was given too. They explored the format of informal letters and wrote an invitation letter to their grandparents.

Hindi Ab-initio

To enhance their grammar, students read and wrote ‘ए’ मात्रा words and constructed sentences. They saw a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w9wiZ3ulN8 and discussed about the moral of the story.

Spanish

Students learned numbers from 51 to 100 and their pronunciation in Spanish. Students also participated in class activities based on animals and clothing, wherein they were given colored slips to match the animals and clothing in Spanish with their corresponding translations in English. Students also unjumbled words in Spanish.

French

Students identified subject pronouns. They watched a video and understood subject pronouns in French. Through the ‘SUBJECT PRONOUN CHANT’, they collaboratively displayed their understanding by demonstrating each pronoun through actions. They reflected on their individual understanding by illustrating the subject pronouns through ‘match stick figures’.

Music

Students inquired and discussed about the challenges and opportunities that migration provides a musician. They sang the song – what a wonderful world and performed vocals and instruments solo for their Student Led Conference portfolios.

Dance

During dance classes, students were introduced to the basics of salsa dance, starting with the feet positions to the head technique. They also concentrated on spotting and style. Different techniques used during the dance routine were also demonstrated.

ICT

Students were introduced to Scratch Junior. They learned various functions of the tool like giving directions, voice recording, adding sprite and background for a project. They tried writing basic code using blocks in the application. Students had fun while learning to program.

Physical Education

Students were introduced to Badminton:
Forehand Gripping – Student keeps the finger space between grip leaving three fingers on grip.
Stance – Student keeps the knees bent and the racket in a neutral grip.
Forehand Rally – Student keeps racket hand up, prepares for the incoming shuttle and with a throwing move, draws his/her hand behind the shoulder.

Art

As an integration with the unit of inquiry, ‘migration throughout history’, students explored the influence of Persian elements on Indian art, architecture, and weaving. They analyzed designs, patterns and colours to understand the Indo-Persian elements. Students created a motif incorporating the elements to display their knowledge and understanding. They are in the process of creating a textile design.

Library

Students borrowed a graphic novel and a junior classic this week from the library. They also shared their review of books that they had read over the last week.

1st week of february

UOI
During the unit of inquiry classes, students tuned into the new unit on ‘Migration’ under the transdisciplinary theme- ‘Where we are in place and time’ through an activity, where they were divided into groups and were asked to move to other classes to be with different teachers and students. For the next engagement, they were given a chance to choose the class and the activity they wanted to join. They shared their feelings describing the forced movement and the voluntary movement from the class. They unscrambled the central idea of the unit and presented their understanding of the same through a KWL Chart (Know, Wonder, Learn), what we know, what we wonder, what we have learned. They also brainstormed and reflected on their understanding of the term, ‘Migration’ through the thinking routine ‘Y’ chart, describing what it looks like, feels like and sounds like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54xM8VlgP7s (Why do people move?)

They read an award-winning book ‘Grandfather’s journey’ and analyzed the pros and cons of migration through PMI (Plus, Minus, interesting) strategy whereby they described the positive, negative and interesting aspects of grandfather’s journey in terms of migration from Japan to America. They inquired into the types of migration and classified different scenarios into internal and external migration. They further analysed the terms migration, emigration and immigration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpXXvx1gCpU&feature=youtu.be (What is migration, immigration and emigration?)

Students interviewed their parents/grandparents/helpers at home to find out the reasons for migration and categorised them under push and pull factors that led to their movement. They also analysed scenarios to identify the different push and pull factors responsible for migration. They researched about the impacts of migration on origin and destination countries and presented their research work in  class. They could also differentiate between the terms migration and vacation.

English
Students were introduced to the concept of ‘Subject and Predicate’ through an interesting classroom engagement. This was followed by a discussion and written work in the journal. Students further strengthened their understanding by identifying and marking ‘subject and predicate’ in a newspaper article. They took turns to read a unit related book ‘Grandfather’s journey’ as a part of their reading assessment. They researched about the country they would like to migrate to, with reasons. After watching real life scenarios of children who migrated to different countries for various reasons , they wrote about their insights.
Students also revisited action verbs and were familiarised with linking and helping verbs. They further absorbed the concept through visual presentations and classroom engagements. To show their understanding, students wrote about the verbs, giving examples in their journals. As the week progressed, students were assessed on their understanding of spellings. They enjoyed engaging in the culmination activity of the novel study ‘The Eyes of the Eagle’, through tic-tac-toe. Students were assessed on their listening skills through an audio ‘The journey-Children’s refugee story’. After listening to the story, they showed their understanding using a graphic organiser ‘Theme’.

Math
Students revisited the concept of division and practiced long division in their journals. They further strengthened their understanding by solving division word problems, thereby making real life connections. They were introduced to the concept of measurement. An exploration corner was set up containing devices used for measuring, such as beakers, medicine cups , weighing scale, inch tapes, to measure dals and pulses, cheese and butter packs, juice cans, water etc. Students came in groups to sort these items. One group sorted the items based on the units used to measure them. Another group sorted based on the devices used for measuring them. Students demonstrated ways of measuring length using standard measurement units. There was a discussion on what is measurement, and how in daily lives one requires to measure things and how things could go drastically wrong if measurements were not taken into consideration while building houses, designing clothes, buying vegetables etc. There was also a discussion on different units for length (mm, cm, m, km). Students learned how to use a ruler / measuring tape to measure – starting from “0” and not “1”. They also displayed the relationship between millimetre and centimetre on the ruler. Students were divided into three groups and given the roles of tailors, builders and decorators. They chose their devices for measurement from a variety of standard tools, and supported their choices with a reason. The builders designed a doll house, the tailors created a headband, two wristbands and a waistband for a member of their group and the decorators created 4 coasters for a student table.

Hindi
To enhance their listening and speaking skills, students watched a video ‘अनोखी यात्रा’ and had a discussion about migratory birds. To enhance their writing skills, they sorted difficult words, formulated questions  based on the story and wrote their answers . In context of their current unit, students recited a poem ‘प्रवासी पक्षी’ and identified synonyms for a few words which enhanced their vocabulary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s_oalQQV8s

Hindi Ab-initio   
To enhance reading and writing skills, students have identified aa,ii, oo matras and their words, simple sentences and wrote the same in their journals.
To enhance their listening and speaking skills, they watched a video and had a discussion on the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s_oalQQV8s

Art
Students observed designs, patterns, and colours on fabrics to understand textile designs. They displayed their observation and understanding by creating artwork using a medium of their choice. Students watched a video of the traditional weaving loom to understand the weaving process. Terms like warp, weft and different types of fabrics were also discussed.

French
Students shared their winter break experience and chose to translate a few words in French. They also started working on their Student Led Conference. They were given an opportunity to choose their buddy for role play, hence promoting learner agency. Through the role play, they developed their communication and social skills.

Spanish
Students learned how to pronounce animal names in Spanish. They were also introduced to the different types of clothing and their Spanish translations, which made the students more fluent in the language.

Physical Education
The much awaited DPS International 2nd Athletic meet, 2019 was held with great zeal and excitement. Students from grades 3 to 5 competed in events that included sprints, relays, lemon race, 3 legged race and skipping race. The meet marked Republic Day celebrations at school.

ICT
Students discussed the unit that they chose for SLC. They worked on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to complete their task.

Music
The students clapped, played percussion instruments and used h their voice to showcase their understanding of dynamics. They listened to folk songs and tried to identify the tone of the composition, later developing an understanding of Timbre .

Dance
During the dance lessons, students were introduced to the basic elements of jazz. They learned the jazz walk through a toe-heel technique, which aimed to create a better understanding of balance. There was a discussion on better opportunities for jazz dancers in different parts of the world.

Library
Students drafted few essential agreements to be followed in the library.