This week, the students enjoyed learning more about the traditions, rituals and artefacts of different cultures and how they portray their beliefs and values. Their understanding was consolidated through guest speeches by teachers from the senior school: Ms Susan, Mr James, Ms Yasmin and Ms Alex. The two sections were divided into four groups and each group had a different guest speaker. Each speaker spoke about their own cultures. After the speech, the students reflected on charts and then shared them with the other groups. This engagement helped the students to actually comprehend the central idea and connect with the key concepts.
Something very interesting the students did was watching bollywood videos to see the traditions and rituals of different cultures. For example: tomatina festival from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Lagori game from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Khwaja mere Khwaja from Jodha Akbar.
They also visited British Museum's website to view and analyse artefacts. The students are creating a 'museum box' on culture which will be shared on this page once completed.
In Math, the students solved some critical thinking problems on place value. There was an assessment in the form of a quiz. We then learnt rounding off numbers using stories and manipulatives.
In English language, the students did a bit of descriptive writing. In groups, they read a descriptive passage visually represented their understanding through posters. They also added adjectives to a story and did guided reading.
Few pictures from the week: