Overview for the year 2012-2013
The programme for the year will be as follows:
Language Package – Moving from appreciation to enjoyment. The journey from appreciation to enjoyment in our Language Package will include the following components:
Print to Screen
Anthology of poems
Novels of different genres
A big component will be 'Speeches that Changed the World,' which will help the students understand that courage and conviction can bring about the change we want to see in this world.
Hindi – Moving from awareness to appreciation through:
- Short stories
Scientific temperament will be developed through understanding.
- Cause and Effect
- There is nothing random in nature
- Science as a noun and a verb
Moving towards these aim, students will be learning about:
- Carbon footprint and global warming - Need vs. Greed
- Cell – Understanding how a cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit of all living organisms that can perform all life functions.
- Students will have Lab Intervention to understand the concept of magnetism through the scientific process of questioning, exploring, observation, hypothesis and experimenting.
- Light and eye – How I see what I see
- Sound and ear – How I hear what I hear
Logical and Mathematical Thinking:
Numbers are fundamental in describing the world and, therefore, decoding a symbol system is key to helping children solve problems.
Understanding the necessity for the number system ‘integers’
- Ratio and Proportion
- Understanding variables and solving linear equations
- Data handling: how to collect, organize, represent and interpret data
- Understanding the basic shapes and their properties
- Construction of lines, angles and triangles.
Emphasis will be laid on comprehending and articulating the language of math, which is critical for the child to become less helpless and more competent.
In addition, they will also understand:
- People and Places
- Living Earth through the study of Humanities
The students will enquire into the big question of “Why we are what we are?” They will study the Mughal era and the Maratha Period in Indian History, which had a significant impact on the India we live in today.
The relevance of studying this is for students to understand how the past has affected the present, and how we can learn from it to shape the future.
Students will understand the interdependence of science and technology. Since they are learning about light as energy, they will understand various optical instruments and see how science and technology inspire each other.
In IT, students will hone the skills of using Illustrator (a designing software) and Photoshop. They will be learning the advanced features of Excel as a tool to solve problems.
They will also be introduced to the basic terminology related to computers, which will enable them to make informed choices while buying computers.
The students will be engaged with PRABHAT, a project they believe in, where the will be the change and they will be changed.
Beacons like Inter-Intra personal, Adaptability, Ceative Thinking and Craftsmanship will be addressed through the year.
We are in a partnership where your regular attendance at MLVs, dialogues with the child and regular feedback will help maximize your child’s potential.
15th April 2013
Highlights of the fortnight:
We have spent the last few days closing the loop for the whole year through revisiting all the beacons through different languages of learning. We reflected upon the year gone by and saw that we have indeed changed and grown in our own ways through the ‘Çhanged I Have’ format. Here we were able to do this with peer and teacher feedback also.
The children have been able to pick their most memorable moments of the year through photographs. This they have put into a PPT to share in the SLC. Equal amount of work has gone into clocking the year in their CV’s. The evidence files that also show their work was also organised. Please do applaud them when they share it all with you.
We culminated our doing good congloms in different groups and we (grade 6 ) lead the congloms. They spun a yarn in the form of a story that had the doing good component in it. Finally we took away that ‘Doing Good’ is not only when we come to school or when we are associated with some NGOs but it lies in the smallest of the deeds that we do. Please do encourage them during summer vacations to continue doing good.
Citizenship Design Thinking- we had invited our Prabhat buddies for a year end party. We created a pleasant welcoming environment with some of us greeting them at the gate and entertaining them with soft music from the guitar and small art and craft stations for them to enjoy. We also presented our last batch of teching aids and our texture installation too. That one was a big attraction and the teachers and parents appreciated our efforts. They surprised us by showing us the aids they had replicated from the ones we had given earlier. Then we served them lunch and also enjoyed ice cream togather.We were very happy to show them our school and they enjoyed every moment of their time with us.
Please feel free to contact us for any clarification.