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April
Kathashaala in Grade 3, 4th April, 2022

Stories bring facts to life, make the abstract concrete and walk the listener through the mind of the author. Storytelling provides students with a window to a new world, where they are able to learn about life, the world and themselves. Grade 3 students were introduced to “Kathashaala”, where parents and teachers narrated stories from different states of India. This was followed with the learners modelling the activity for their peers to implement their learning, with stories of different genres. They learnt the significance of voice modulation and facial expression for expression of thoughts. Some of them chose famous stories from the collections of Akbar and Birbal tales, Gautam Buddha and their all-time favourite jungle stories. They were ingenious and extremely resourceful with different props and costumes. To record their learning experiences, the students created a scrapbook with reflections on their learning and conclusions from the story, and their immediate thoughts. The effort made by every child was appreciated and became inspirational for the peer group. Sharing of thoughts, the flow and their sequence gained precedence over sentence structures and related word work. Students donned the role of authors, narrators and illustrators, addressing their favourite part in the story. It was observed that learning becomes deeper and long-lasting with engagement of parents as part of the teaching community, who had volunteered to narrate stories in the classrooms.




 

May

Grade3 makes Popsicle Harmonics, 11th May, 2022

The hands-on approach at Heritage enables students to manage issues and concepts using all their senses. Learning thus becomes multi-dimensional and a cognitive, sensory and emotional experience. In the Maker Space, the students of Grade 3 were able to define sound, identify vibration, explain how sound is heard, define applications of sound by designing a Popsicle Harmonic model and also testing it.

2D Clay Modelling for Geometrical Shapes for Grade 1, 12th May, 2022

Clay-modelling helps to improve hand-eye coordination, develops fine motor skills, stimulates imagination and creativity and improves dexterity and attention span. The students of Grade-1 had a hands-on session for developing and identifying basic 2D shapes- circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, quadrilateral, hexagon and octagon, using clay and skew sticks. It was a lot of fun for all involved.

Grade 7 Explores – Snap Circuits, 18th May, 2022

Students of Grade 7 worked with Snap Circuits to understand certain concepts related to basic engineering, electronics and circuitry. They used building components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a simple “rows-and-columns” base grid. They were excited to see the resulting project functioning like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products. It was an enriching experience for the learners.

 

Fun Activities for Building Gross Motor Skills, 26th May, 2022

Holistic education targets the development of all faculties- cognitive, sensory, social, emotional, and physical. At The Heritage School, we understand the importance of maintaining this unity of mind, heart, and body by providing the children opportunities to engage in sports. We focus on building gross motor skills through fun activities and games. Children learn to be disciplined and use their energies constructively. Sports support health and physical growth and also contribute to social and emotional learning as the children learn to collaborate, imbibe team spirit, take challenges in their stride, and overcome fears. In the cognitive domain, sports help children to improve focus, hand-eye coordination, balance, and attention span.


 

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July

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.“5th Jul-2022

The students of Grade 2 discovered the significance and value of community helpers who ensure that the children have a happy day at The Heritage School Noida. Under the expedition 'School and Community' the children learnt more about how community helpers contribute to their daily lives in countless ways, both seen and unseen. The aim of this activity was to make children appreciate community workers and express their gratitude towards them through cards and words of appreciation. They enjoyed this activity immensely, all the while learning to be grateful to those who do so much for them.

Cotton Tales for Grade 1 and 2, 11th Jul-2022

The Heritage School, Noida believes in learning through action, experience, discovery and exploration. The students of grades 1 and 2 explored the journey of cotton, from the farm to fabric, through various experiential activities. They understood the difference in the texture of various fabrics and learnt about the process of cultivation, harvesting, ginning, spinning and weaving through interesting hands-on activities. A scavenger hunt -‘Kapaas Kahan’ was organized for the children to identify the cotton plant hidden among other varieties of plants in the school campus. They were introduced to charkha – the spinning wheel, looms and other spinning techniques used in India. The concept of warp and weft in weaving was explained by interlacing different coloured strands of paper to create a design. Not only did they learn concepts in an interesting and engaging manner, but also imbibed the value in perseverance and team work.


 

Safety isn't expensive, it's priceless, 28th July, 2022

Learning in the real world is the best teaching practice that one can think of and at The Heritage School, we strongly espouse this principle. Following the tenet of Experiential Learning that the knowledge gained through real-time experiences stays forever, the students of Grade 1 visited the Noida Traffic Park to learn more about traffic rules and road safety measures as a part of their expedition-Prevent and Prepare. The Noida Traffic Park offers a simulation of actual road conditions with signals, crossings and traffic lights. Addressing the students, the TSI (Traffic Sub-Inspector) spoke about the different traffic signs and the safety measures needed while crossing or driving on the road. Interacting enthusiastically with the traffic police team, the students expressed their gratitude by giving 'Thank You' cards to the team for their relentless efforts towards keeping us safe day and night.

 

 

My Mom & I, 19th July, 2022

As they take their first steps towards learning in a place away from home, the first thing the teachers of Pre-Nursery children do is to make them feel at ease in new surroundings amidst new people.They work on building essential skills of communication in them and generate awareness around people they interact with outside their family. The ‘Mother & Child’ activity was part of their exploration of the topic 'Family'. Through the activity the children realised and appreciated the critical role their mother has in their lives.Using imprints of their hands and those of their mothers', the children created images of plants, while engaging in wholesome interactions during the process and learning that the bond of a mother and child is ever-growing, like that of a plant! Sharing their sentiments with the peers and the teachers, children expressed their love and affection for their moms. Their learning was enriched with new vocabulary, sensory experiences and social-emotional learning.

  

 





 



 

August

 

KG celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi-31st August, 2022

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across India as devotees offer prayers to Lord Ganesh for intellect and prosperity. To mark the occasion, the students of Kindergartenunleashed their artistic skills to create their own idols of Lord Ganesh using clay.Moral based story-narration sessions, and music and dance activities, were enjoyed by all students. They learned that traditions and festivals are essential as they not only bring joy and a sense of community spirit to our lives, but also keep our culture and traditions alive.


 

Grade 6 learns Coding with Pictoblox-27th August, 2022

Coding is fun and simple with Pictoblox, a graphical programming tool based on the most recent version of Scratch. It is the perfect partner for taking the initial step into the world of programming because of its user-friendly interface and drag-and-drop capabilities. Through a group activity, the students learnt to write a code by using the human body detection extension of Pictoblox to move the sprite with their fingertips. Using the face detection extension of the software, the learners also coded for recognition of facial expressions.

 

Grade1-Real-time model implementation-26th August, 2022.

 Using LEGO 9656, the students of Grade 1 were able to construct simple models of a hand drill, a fishing boat, a digger, a hand-driven fan and several kinds of dwellings. Lego gives young, creative minds the capacity to anticipate problems and make the required adjustments to ensure that the puzzle pieces come together as intended. Improved eye/hand coordination, enhanced visual-spatial ability, and development of skills related to planning and team work are some benefits of working with Lego.

 

 

A child has a special way of adding Joy to everyday-26th August, 2022.

Addition is the first big mathematical step, taken by early learners after building basic number sense. Grade 2 students were introduced to the topic of "adding some more" as they worked with wooden blocks. The aim was to lay a strong foundation of the concept of addition and help them connect with numbers. They worked in groups and were able to count and add some more to their set of blocks. The young learners also created some wonderful designs while learning addition. It is important to give children opportunities to learn abstract concepts with the help of concrete objects wherever possible.

 

 

Shape and Create for Grade 2, 3rd August, 2022

"Creativity is nothing but a mind set free." – Torrie T. Asai
Manipulatives and open-ended materials are a great way of encouraging creativity, inquiry, experimentation, collaboration, and higher order thinking. Using them in mathematical contexts can particularly enrich the learners’ understanding of abstract concepts. The students of Grade 2 used Rangometry kits to get acquainted with the properties of various 2D shapes during the activity Shape and Create. The kit, with a wide variety of vividly hued shapes, allowed the imagination of the students to run wild. This activity gave them a chance to interpret the concept of 2D shapes individually while also giving them a chance to collaborate with others to weave vibrant, eye-catching tessellations.
 


 

Nursery Explores New Worlds of Wonder, 4th August, 2022

'A library is infinity under a roof.' - Gail Carson Levine
As the students of Nursery settle into the rhythm and routine of a regular school day, they have new opportunities to explore and experience all that the school has to offer. The school library is a particularly exciting part of this adventure as it opens new worlds of wonder and fascination for the children. Visits to the library bring joy through learning, discovery, and sharing. Students enjoy browsing through the shelves, looking for their favourites or discovering new books. They observe various textures, colours, and pictures on the cover page. They listen to books being read aloud by teachers and discuss the story and the illustrations. Building these literacy skills at an early stage creates a strong foundation for them to develop a lifelong interest in reading with a purpose and to become well-informed and thoughtful readers.

 

September

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”–Warren Buffett-8th September.

As an extension of their learning expedition, 'Trees Are Alive', the students of KG went for an excursion to the Noida Bio Diversity Park. They observed different trees and plants, and enjoyed creating bark rubbings while collecting leaves of different trees.
Celebrating trees, a unique marvel of nature, and using the sensorial impressions to appreciate their aesthetic appeal was the highlight of the day.

 

Learning about Natural Phenomena-6th September.

Exploring the environment and learning all about nature and natural phenomena is an important part of early learning. During this monsoon season, the students of Pre-Nursery indulged in various activities around the rainy season. They learned to work together in the same space as they co-created scenes of a rainy day. They shared what they love about the rain, be it muddy puddles, umbrellas, raincoats, clouds, raindrops or rainbows. They explored, experimented, created, and correlated their learning with practical life.

 

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