Report of Classes III – V
Keeping in tandem with our motto “Together Towards Tomorrow”, we work towards scaling new invigorating heights by focusing on diverse areas in the realm of education and personality development.
As the Covid-19 outbreak swirls, we at K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II have taken some contingent measures to keep students engaged through online education. In this time of crisis, we believe in unraveling every child’s potential by providing a holistic environment to discover his/her creativity, ability and talent. Our approach to education lies on a foundation of internalization of values through curricular and co-curricular activities. The ‘virtual classes’ for students are designed to make them lifelong learners with a sound moral fabric.
Our little explorers of class III enjoyed the ‘Map Activity’ based on ‘Continents and Oceans’. Keeping in mind the topic of the week, students enthusiastically made a ‘Paper Mache Globe’ with some recycled newspapers and colours. This activity kept them busy as they continued to learn something new. The students of Class III were also introduced to the topic of ‘Gender’ during their Hindi class. They learnt about the meaning with the help of a video and various examples.
The students of class IV enjoyed learning about ‘Nouns’ and were thrilled to gain knowledge about types of nouns. They enthusiastically participated in the sentence formation activity done during the online class and were excited to see the videos on ‘Types of Nouns’. It was indeed an interactive session.
Learning by doing enhances a child’s knowledge and creates better understanding. Keeping this in mindthe students of Class V performed various science activities. While reading the Chapter, ‘How Plants Reproduce’, students carried out an activity on seed germination, in which they soaked a rajmah (bean) seed and a chana (gram) seed. They observed their seed germinating and saw it growing through the week. They also learnt the art of vegetative propagation by growing a potato plant from bud of a potato.
Students also tied a see through polythene around a branch with leaves on it and let it be there for a day. They could see drops of water inside the polythene, which had come out from the stomata, found on the under surface of the leaves during the process of photosynthesis. To enhance their learning aboutFungi, the children grew fungi (moulds) on a slice of bread and on atta.
Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness. It helps the body and the mind to work together. Music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. Our little singers sang the song ‘500 miles’. They successfully completed the first verse of the song and will continue to learn the next verse too.
Physical education is essential to the development of motor skills and the enhancement of reflexes. Students thoroughly enjoyed the warm-up sessionconducted by the Physical Education teacher. All the interesting exercises left the children totally energized and thrilled.
Dance sharpens the mind, increases aerobic power and strength, and can reduce stiffness. Through dance classes, the children learnt the definition of ‘Kathak Dance’ including its basic hand movement and leg movement and enjoyed themselves by doingall kinds of energetic steps. It was truly a delight to see the children dancing and enjoying to the tune.
During the computer class, the students gained information on the working of different types of computers which was explained to the childrenthrough an activity. The students were trained to insert different stages of computer in a tabular form. They even engaged themselves in learning this new activity. It was indeed an enriching and learning experience for everyone.
The math activity of ‘Roman Numerals’ was designed to actively involve the students of class IV. Students were asked to write the date and age of their family members in Roman numerals using Match sticks /Tooth picks /Ice cream sticks etc. This activity helped the children understand the chapter of ‘place value’ easily and effectively.
Inter school competitions help children to develop not only the essential skills but also help them in their mental growth. These competitions provide enriching experience to the students as well as they enhance their communication and interpersonal skills. The students of classes IV and V participated in Inter School Competitions.
• ‘Mannat Sharma’ participated in the ‘Rangometry’ competition which was held on 12 May 2020. Mannat’s Rangometry theme was Covid-19 – Stay home, stay safe. She presented a video of how she made the Rangometry andshared a few lines on it.
• Harshita Garg participated in the event -Toy from a Trash which was held on 12 May 2020 wherein she demonstrated a toy named “Rotating Flexagon”.
• On 15 May 2020, ‘Gyanada Naik’ of Class IV also participated in ‘Prop-O-Poem’ Competition in which she presented a humorous poem using her props innovatively.
• ‘Anushree Ray’ of Class V participated in the Inter School Competition, ‘Akal Hasya Abhinay’. She enacted as a famous comedian‘Surender Sharma’ and presented a hilarious act. It was a truly mesmerizing performance!