UNDER THE AEGIS OF DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL SOCIETY, NEW DELHI KINGDOM OF B AHRAIN NEWS UPDATE Dear Parents, Here is the latest update from the school desk. HIGHLIGHTS: The first Padmashri award winner from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Dr. Ravi Pillai was felicitated by NMS-DPS family on 13th May 2010. Inaugurating the reception, Mr. Arun Kuumar Sharma, Principal urged youngsters to follow the path of Dr. Ravi Pillai, the legend, Managing Director, Mrs. Geetha Pillai was the Guest of honour. Various cultural programmes including a fifteen minutes presentation on Mr. Pillai’s highly inspiring life were presented. The students and staff members were proud and highly inspired to follow the illustrious life of Dr. Ravi Pillai. Nineteen students from grade IX to XII participated in 16 th BAHMUN organized by the Rotary Club of Adliya, from 6th to 8th May 2010, at the Bahrain Polytechnic, representing different countries. Among all the private schools in Bahrain and two schools outside Bahrain, nine students received the award of excellence. Mercy Ebenezer – grade XII Aishwarya Dhume and Arunita Praharaj – grade XI Kalpak Dhake, Sahil Navani, Misbah Sherin and Soumya Chowdhry – grade X Jyotsna Gurumurthy and Simran Lamba – grade IX Other Participants in the council were: Ankita Netraganti, Saminah Amin, Mithali Thakkar, Abdul Samad Siddique, Kiran Dash, Saniyah Hashmi, Nikhil Bolar, Sampriti Gupta, Nainika Dinesh, Naintara Gopi Inte r House Competitions Basketball competition: Inter House Table Tennis Competition Children of KGII enjoyed their field trip to Little Caesars where they sang, danced and baked yummy pizzas! Children of KG made beautiful cards on the occasion of mother’s day. Children of KG enjoyed Puppet Show – “Story – Little Red Hen”. They learnt the values of caring and sharing through the puppet show. Syllabus for the Weekly Test to be held on 23rd May 2010. Grade VI – Maths – Chapter -1 Knowing our Numbers , Chapter-2 Whole Numbers. Grade VII- S. ST- Civics – Chapter 1- On Equality History- Chapter 1- Tracing Changes through a thousand years Geography- Chapter 1. Environment Grade VIII saaih%ya laaK kI caUiD,yaa^M , Bagavaana ko Daike . samast vyaakrNa ,Apizt gad\yaaMSa Grade IX : Mathe matics : Chapter 5: Introduction to Euclid‟s Geometry Chapter 6 : Lines and Angles. Grade X : S.S. T: Economics : “People As A Resource”. Geography : “Forest & Wild Life Resources”. History : “The Age of Industrialization”. Grade XI: Physics : “Motion in a Straight Line” Accounts : Accountancy Introduction, Theory Base of Accounting, Accounting Equations, Books of Original Entry – Journal. Grade XII : English : Reading Skills: Note Making Writing Skills: Letter writing and Advertisement. Literature : The Rattrap , A thing of beauty, Deepwater Please Note : Students willing to go to their friend’s house after the school hours, need to have a written note from their parents. CCE in Grades I toV for the Academic Session 2010-2011 As per the CBSE guideline the new system of evaluation CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation) will be followed. The CBSE is determined to provide a stress- free education to the Primary students. The objective is to bring continuous improvement in the performance of a learner through constant diagnosis of gaps and difficulties in learning and helping the learner in overcoming them through remediation of instructions. Each of the three terms of the academic session 2010-11 will have 2 Formative Assessments and 1 Summative Assessment (Term-End Written Assessment). Formative assessments in all the subjects will be based on class response / performance in regular classes, project work,/ home-assignments / individual or group activities carried out in classes. Each Formative Assessment will be subject specific and will be, based on 3 parameters (from grades III to V) and 2 parameters (grades I & II) which will be decided by the subject teachers. In order to relieve the children from the burden of a “formal test”, no prior intimation will be given and the students will be evaluated in their regular classes only. In case the child misses any of the formative assessments or does not fare well, the teacher has the liberty of taking it again. In case of a student being absent from a Summative Assessment, there remains no scope for taking it again. The percentage of the Formative and Summative Assessments per term are given below. First term – Formative 1 + Formative 2 + Summative 1 Second term – Formative 3 + Formative 4 + Summative 2 Third term – Formative 5 + Formative 6 + Summative 3 Term Total % Term 1 – F1+F2+S1 -- 30% Term 2 – F3+F4+S2 -- 30% Term 3 – F5+F6+S3 -- 40% Assessment will be indicated in Grades as per notification in page 6 of the almanac. OTHER POINTS : Grade I : Englis h: The spaceman: The children were told to imagine, to be a spaceman and were asked, What they did after that ? Difficult words were introduced and explained. „a‟ and „an‟: More exercises were done to make the children comfortable. Hindi : Upavan : The children spoke about the garden, they have at home or seen elsewhere.. Mathematics : 1 Digit addition was introduced through pictures objects and by forward counting. EVS : My Family: Exercises were done to make the lesson understand. Computer : Use of curve line tool. Grade II : Englis h - The vocabulary enriching exercises based on synonyms and antonyms were thoroughly drilled during the week. Each child made two cards, one with synonyms and the other with antonyms of the given word. Mathematics - Even and odd numbers were explained. The concept was correlated with the even and odd organs in our body. Children quickly understood skip counting with the help of the number chart. Skip counting in 2's, 5'sand 10's were drilled. Children learn better when they co-relate the learning with their experiences like playing Hopscotch to skip count. EVS - Mothers Day and the role of mothers in their life was explained to the children. Beautiful Mother's Day cards were made by children. Children admired their Senses when they were made to close their eyes to listen to the sounds around them. Views were exchanged about life of Bahrain. Hindi : 'Ee' ki matra' words were drilled & practiced in textbook and notebooks. Coloring of Hindi activity worksheet was thoroughly enjoyed by the students Grade III Englis h : – Dramatization of the lesson “Kokila‟s Wonderful Pot. Hindi – Students collected pictures and pasted pictures of common nouns and proper nouns in the note book. Mathematics – Students did worksheet on large numbers. EVS - Differentiation between living and non- living things done by collecting pictures and pasting them. Grade IV Englis h – Students wrote a paragraph on “The person I admire most” Hindi – Students made moon by using cardboard. Mathematics – Worksheet was given on large numbers and roman numerals. Science – Students understood the structure of the earth through demonstration using a boiled egg. Social Science – Students found information on two places of pilgrimage on the banks of Ganga and pasted their pictures in the note-book. Grade V Englis h – Students pasted pictures of social workers in the notebook. Hindi – Worksheet was given on unseen passage comprehension. Mathematics – Exercises on large numbers . Science – Human skeleton is explained with the help of a model. Social Science – Students found more information on industrial revolution and the distinction between invention and discoveries. Grade VI Mathematics: Properties of whole numbers Englis h : Activity on Formal Letter Physics : Measuring curved line with calipers and thread Geography : Movie showed about Solar System Grade VII Mathematics : Drawing Double Bar Graph using glitters, pulses or matchsticks Englis h: Activity on Word Web “Trees are Great” Hindi: Discussion on puppets and drawing on the basis of lesson kathputli. History/ Civics –Students were asked to collect information on political parties and their leaders. Geography- Group discussion. Grade VIII Mathematics: Table showing Squares of 1-50 numbers, Properties of Square and Square roots. Englis h: Activity on Phrasal Verbs Assign. Book Q. 3, 4 (pg10) Hindi: Discussion on role of Postman in the ancient time and the present time and drawing on the basis of lesson Science Bhagwan ke Dakea- Science: How air pressure can hold water in inverted glass (experiment) Grade - IX Englis h: Students collected information on Vales and Vales of Scotland. General discussion on features of rustic life and highlands of Scotland. GRADE X: Englis h: Discussion on Christian values .Listing the seven cardinal sins and Christmas symbols. Physics – Classes taken. Work experience (Grade X- B) Students learnt to stitch and sew buttons. Grade XI: Physics – Classes taken. Engineering Drawing(ED) – Students were asked to do practical models. Entrepreneurship - Students discussed on famous entrepreneurs. Economics – Global recession and its effect on Greece. The cause of Greece currency turmoil. Biology – Prepared T.S of Monocot and Dicot stems. Grade XII: Business Studies: Discussed regarding Enzo Ferrari, Lakshmi Mittal and some business questions-HCL-Jack Welch as CEO. LIFE SKILLS – GRADE IX & GRADE X Students are gearing up for the L.S campaign. They are preparing songs and speeches to get the support of their friends.