MYP 3B (2022-2023)

#MISSION

To offer an exceptional educational environment that develops compassionate, ethical and global citizens who are equipped to achieve their potential in education, work and life.

#VISION

  • To prepare students for an ever-changing and challenging world.
  • To instill in them a passion for learning and a spirit of inquiry that integrates practical and intellectual perspectives.
  • To help students grow into responsive and responsible global citizens.
  • To foster in them respect and care towards others and the environment.
  • To provide the school community an environment that is a blend of universal values, pedagogy, and innovation.

MYP 3B Blog (AUGUST)

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Language and Literature The new year began with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal from the teacher and the students. Preparing ourselves for the coming year, the command terms were reiterated, global contexts were discussed, and essential agreements were made. After some engaging ice-breaking activities, we dived straight into our unit to discuss the details of the new unit and started with the reading of the text ‘My Family and Other Animals’ by Gerald Durrell. Recently, we attempted a pop quiz of the first 3 chapters to assess our understanding of the book so far. To analyze the text better and to share our knowledge, we have been assigned reading roles as character trackers, vocabulary inspectors, summarizers, and de-constructors.  We also learned how to write memoirs and understood how language and identity work hand in hand to explore and discover the way one thinks, speaks and one’s perspective on different ideas and thoughts. Overall, the past few weeks have been quite interesting and engaging.Avni Agarwal MYP 3B
ScienceChemistryThe term has definitely had a great start with the activities, the interesting discussions and the informative note taking sessions. We began our classes by being re-introduced to the command terms, assessment criteria and steps of scientific method. We had Chemistry skill building sessions where we revised some of the subject specific skills learnt earlier like writing chemical names and formulae for chemical compounds and balancing the chemical equations. We were introduced to the unit ‘World of Chemicals Compounds’ through an engaging class discussion on the key concept, related concept and global context chosen for the unit. After that, we delved deeper into our unit, by having a brief discussion about what we are going to learn from the unit and how to apply it to real-life situations. Following that, we created a mind map on properties of acids and bases using our prior knowledge and new information discussed. This task taught us an effective and visual note-taking strategy. I can’t wait to see what we learn next!Niharika Awasthi MYP 3A PhysicsThe whole class knows which class is the most engrossing. It is Physics! Our unit this time is ‘Interactions’. We first understood the topic of scientific notation. They are extremely important for our assessments since we have to write our answers in this particular form. It also has an interdisciplinary connection with Math. We learnt four main rules of scientific notation along with a few examples and practice questions.
We conducted an experiment to experience the power of air pressure and begin with the topic pressure. We derived the formula of pressure and evaluated its SI unit as well. Then we delved deeper into the topic of air pressure and its properties. One of the main questions being how air causes pressure. Through the discussion of various different questions, we understood the concept of fluids and density as well. Physics is a very interactive and interesting class and I am curious to know what we learn in the following lessons.Kshirja Tewari,MYP 3C Biology 
Science is complicated, yet intriguing and connected. In our very first lesson, we understood that ‘Science’ is nothing but our real life.We started our biology classes with a recap of the scientific method. We revised how to formulate research questions and hypotheses, as well as had an interesting discussion on the importance of following the scientific method while conducting an experiment. 
We also designed an investigation in groups to further recapitulate the topic. We then started our unit ‘Reproduction in Plants’. We learned to break down scientific terminology into smaller words to better understand what they mean. 
This was followed by learning about the advantages and disadvantages of types of reproduction. We discussed vegetative and artificial propagation using interactive tools like Prezi, with images and diagrams for a clearer understanding. Overall, we have had note-taking sessions and interesting classes. We look forward to learning more. Bhavya Bansal MYP 3B
Individual and SocietiesThe term truly had an exciting start, with skill-based activities. First, we were introduced to the unit through an interactive presentation and class discussion followed by an activity of  making posters on discoveries. We created our own unit details with proper justification and wrote inquiry questions for the unit. We discussed the age of exploration, its timeline, and colonialism in general. In an activity on how colonialism blocked the view of our past, we shared our understanding on the sticky notes. Then, we began exploringtriangular trade and slave trade through discussions, videos and note taking sessions. Niharika Awasthi MYP 3A 
MathematicsIn the beginning of this academic session, we revisited and revised our MYP 2 concepts through questionnaires and activities. Then we had a benchmarking exam to understand our level and understanding of those concepts. Having finished our benchmarking assessment, we dived into our unit by discussing the unit details and our global context. We then began our exploration of the branches of numbers and the laws of exponents. This was followed by learning the concept of surds for our upcoming formative assessment. Overall, the school year started with enthusiasm and excitement. Avni Agarwal MYP 3B    
Language Acquisition
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Spanish Phase 1
The first week of the year was very engaging when it comes to Spanish. We did many activities which got us all the more interested and informed about our new unit, Weather Expressions. 
After discussing the global context, key concept, and related concepts, we used a Jamboard to share our opinions on the statement of inquiry. This activity was done in Spanish, which made it much more challenging and engaging. 
We then made mind maps with vocabulary related to each season, which gave us more of an insight to what we were going to do and learn throughout the unit. We also practiced simple vocabulary related to weather using Quizizz. Our final activity this week was finding Spanish words that we thought were related to the 10 learner profiles. Overall, we had a very interesting week studying Spanish and I am excited to learn more about the unit.
Kateryna DanylenkoSpanish Phase2 ‘You go on a different journey every time you learn a new language’ I could not agree with this statement more and the year has definitely begun with the promise of an exciting journey! We were warmly welcomed into the class with an engaging activity where we had to select an adjective, a noun, and a verb for each letter of our name. Our work was then displayed on the board. After that, we were introduced to the unit ‘Weather and Environment’ through an interesting activity, where we were given the global concept, key and related concepts. Then we had to create our own statement of inquiry in English and translate it into Spanish. After that we created inquiry questions on the same and answered 2-3 of them using posters and videos. The benchmarking assessment was around the corner, and we began preparing for that in earnest. The benchmarking assessment decided whether students went to phase 2 or remained in phase 1. The phase 1 and phase 2 students then recapped the vocabulary and concepts done in the previous grade on the same unit. I can’t wait to see what we do next!By Niharika AwasthiFrench EmergentOur new academic year began with a cheerful ice breaking activity in which we expressed ourselves by creating individual ‘mood meter’ for DPSI, advancing to MYP 3 and meeting our old french teacher. We made use of emojis, french words and phrases to represent our emotions, hence integrating it to our social emotional learning. In another ice breaking activity, we brainstormed French words commonly used in English to build our vocabulary through which we displayed our thinking skills. In the second ice breaker activity ‘French is everywhere’, we brainstormed common French words that are used in daily conversations and English to build our vocabulary, confidence anf thinking skills further. We displayed the learner profile of being knowledgeable as we used our prior understanding to brainstorm common French words. To prepare for the Benchmarking revision, we were organised into groups and created mind maps of cities to revise the unit ‘La Ville’. We attempted our Benchmarking assessment later in the week. We had a prior knowledge assessment after that wherein we had the option of choosing among two visible thinking routines: KWHL- Know, Want, How, Learned or 3-2-1 to demonstrate prior knowledge about environment and weather. Lastly, in groups, we identified the global context, key concepts, and related concepts for the unit: environment and weather, evaluated them to find appropriate ones that are relevant to the unit. We later framed a statement of inquiry in which we tried utilizing the key concept and related concepts. Finally, we created inquiry questions including 1 factual question, 1 conceptual question and 1 debatable question, all of which would help us explore the unit in further detail.Pia Arora MYP 3DHindiIn Hindi classes, we introduced ourselves through an interesting activity. We discussed our assessment criteria A, B, C and D. To do so, we made notes and infographics related to it. We also practiced for our benchmarking which happened in the last week of July.  We started our unit ‘Weather and Environment’, in which we learnt about different seasons and made a poster related to it in groups.Aanandi Singh 3A






 
E-Portfolio
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Physical and Health EducationWe began the new session by learning about training methods and fitness testing. Our classes are divided into theory and practical lessons. During the theory lessons, we first unpacked the unit by discussing the global context, key concept and related concepts. We also gained knowledge about the different methods of training, including continuous, fartlek, interval and circuit training methods, the principles of training (SPORT) which shows what elements of the workout to change in order to get better results. Recently, we were given an interesting research task where we had to compare and contrast between the workout routines of Stephen Curry and Satnam Singh. Along with the theory, we played sports such as basketball, badminton and table tennis in our practical lessons. With our first formative assessment coming up, we are finding this unit very interesting and are looking forward to delving deeper!Tanishkka AggarwalMYP 3B Music In the first few music lessons, we learned about how music and media go hand in hand and how jingles play an important role in marketing. We began by discussing how we can commonly see music playing a role in media and some examples of iconic jingles or advertisements that we have seen before. Afterwards, we were given a pair task where we could choose between categories to make a jingle for a particular company. For example, my partner and I chose Coca cola and created a jingle for its advertising. This activity was a fun introduction to our unit. Following this activity, we unpacked the unit details and discussed the different elements of music such as rhythm, harmony, melody, and dynamics. Soon, we will be introduced to our Task 1, which we are looking forward to!Tanishkka Agarwal   Product DesignIn product design lessons that have taken place till now, we have been introduced to the unit and have performed the initial research. In the first few classes, we played a few games like the story building game to get to know each other better. We watched a video that helped us study the history and evolution of roller coaster rides, the patent of the ride, the physics behind its working using KWLH (Know, Want, How, Learned) visible thinking routine.  After the ice-breaking classes, we unpacked the unit to understand the global context, key concept, related concepts and how they relate with the unit. Afterwards, we were introduced to the GRASPS model of the unit, titled ‘Amusement Park’. Based upon the details, we brainstormed possible prototypes of rides, using a mind map. This covered the possible age group, the materials required, and its basic mechanism. Now that we have been given the criterion A task sheet, we are looking forward to carrying forward our ideas and making meaningful products out of them!Tanishkka AggarwalMYP 3B  Visual Arts In the Visual Arts lessons, we have been introduced to the new unit, Abstract Art. We began the unit with free expression, and writing an artistic intention about the same. Then, we unpacked the unit by discussing the unit details and inquiry questions. 
We created a process journal for our first research task wherein we had to write about the difference between abstract and realistic art, as well as 2 abstract artists and 1 artwork of each. Here, we learned about famous artists such as Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky. 
We were also given homework where we needed to create a mind map about a social issue and how it can be represented through abstract art. In order to do this, we were taught about colour theory and how each colour has different connotations, as well as the elements and principles of art that can be included to create our art piece. 
This was followed by the task sheet for task 1 in which we contemplated the answers to the inquiry questions, did artist analysis and formal analysis for 2 artists. We are looking forward to completing task 1 and creating our own abstract artworks in the near future. 
Tanishkka AggarwalMYP 3B
Theatre: Over the past few weeks, we were introduced to the elements of theatre through fun theatre games and activities. In the first class, we played an ice breaking game to test our reaction time. The purpose of this activity was to test our reflexes and communication skills. In the following classes, we performed a role play on the situations given by our fellow classmates. It was a challenging but stimulating task as it took a lot of creativity to act upon these situations. We then created a poster about our favorite novel, book or play character and describe him/her and display their character traits. This activity was like an introduction of ourselves and our likes and interests. The journey so far has been amazing. Although it has just been a few weeks, we have learnt a lot of new things about drama and its elements. By Aviraj Singh, MYP 3ADigital DesignFrom defining creativity, to creating our own mind maps, the term has definitely started off on a very interesting note. We were welcomed into the class with a simple ice breaker activity, where we were put in groups and were given the task of writing down the various uses of pens. They could be as unrealistic as possible, and that’s what made the activity appealing for me: there was no right or wrong. Following the activity was a discussion and an assignment, where we had to identify all the feasible ideas out of all the uses. After that, we were introduced to the unit through an engaging activity where we had to define the word ‘creativity’ in our own words, keeping in mind the four criteria of design. After that, we were informed of the unit details and had to create a statement of inquiry. Then, we had to create a mind map of certain problems and solutions, keeping in mind a specific age group. In the last class, we were introduced to criterion A strand i.By Niharika Awasthi   
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