School News September 2020

October 8, 2020
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GRADE - WISE

KG 1

Read with Me was organised on September 24th. Parent volunteers were asked from each class to read a story for students via zoom meeting. They were very eager as they prepared reading materials like big books, PPT, pictures and puppets to make the reading session interesting.

Thematic Assembly (online) was held on September 27th. This assembly was led by the students from division ‘W’. They wore different costumes and spoke about its characteristics. They also danced to different animal movements. It helped them to have a better understanding on the world of animals. A video was posted on Microsoft teams which emphasizes on the characteristics of different animals. It encouraged them to be kind to animals and treat them nicely.

KG 2

Read with Me was organised on September 10th. This activity involved parents and their participation in promoting the social, emotional & academic growth of students. It also aimed to instill in them the habit of good reading. Parents volunteered to read story for students. They provided materials and showed to them while reading the story to make it more interesting. They enjoyed the activity and were able to answer questions.

Good Food Fair was conducted from September 13th till 17th. This fair was an opportunity for students to be cautious on how healthy food helps them to be strong and fit. It also aimed to promote positive experiences of healthy eating habit. It was a weeklong of educational and fun activities. As a starter, ‘thought for the day’ was about eating healthy habit. They wore headbands with their favorite fruits of vegetables stick on it. Teachers encouraged the importance of eating healthy food to be inculcated.

Thematic Assembly was held on September 28th. The objective was to instill that community helpers are people who work together to make the community a safer place for everyone. Compiled videos from division ‘A’ with the topic ‘Community Helpers’ where students fluently and smartly talked about the different community helpers was presented.

Grade 1&2 (Girls)

Art Exhibition was organized on September 24th. This competition aimed to motivate students to enhance their talent and to encourage their creativity & interest in art. It was also an opportunity for them to flaunt their creative side through the art. They chose one topic to create an artwork from the options given. Padlet link was created for them separately. They uploaded their work on the given link.

Grade 2 (Girls)

Arabic Declamation competition was conducted on September 21st. The purpose was for students’ improvement in pronunciation, comprehension and speaking skill in Arabic. Topics were ‘My School, My Family and Dubai’. All participants spoke very well during the competition.

English Declamation competition was conducted on September 30th. This competition was an enriching learning experience for all the students. It helped to improve their pronunciation, comprehension and speaking skill in English. Topics were ‘If I could change one thing about the world, it would be...’, ‘If computers replace teachers’, and ‘My experiences during lockdown’.

Grade 1 (Boys)

Colouring Competition was conducted on September 17th. This competition aimed to motivate students to bring their drawings to life by colouring them suitably. It also helped to develop their sense of achievement through experience of creativity.

Grade 1 & 2 (Boys)

Mindfulness Session was organised on September 10th. The purpose was to increase the resilience and well-being of students in all the areas of performance. They achieved a state of alertness and displayed readiness for their classes.

Science Exhibition planned on September 23rd & 24th could not be conducted owing to logistic issues.

Health Happiness Session was organised on September 24th. Students indulged in various games and fun sessions. They spread cheer and joy amidst their peers. It helped to develop a strong sense of contentment and experience positive feelings.

Grade 2 (Boys)

Arabic Declamation was held on September 21st. Students spoke a few sentences in Arabic language on a given topic with complete comprehension. It helped to enhance their fluency and self- expression skills in Arabic.

English Declamation was held on September 30th. The purpose for students was to develop their fluency, audibility and expression in language skills. They spoke on a given topic and built confidence by conveying their pieces.

Grade 3 & 4 (Girls)

Mindfulness activity was organised on September 3rd. The objective for students was to live in the present moment rather than having their thoughts scattered all over. They were able to achieve a state of alertness and focused relaxation by paying attention to thoughts & sensations.

Arabic Declamation (inter-house competition) was conducted on September 10th. This competition helped students to develop their confidence, fluency and proper speaking skills. It also aimed to encourage them and to enhance their oratory skills.

5 Pillars of Islam activity was held on September 14th. The purpose of this activity was to create awareness among students of the basic beliefs of Islam- 5 Pillars of Islam. It increased their awareness of the Islamic culture.

Science Activity (Model Making/Project Innovation and Sustainability) was organised on September 15th. Students were given an opportunity to showcase their scientific skills. They also gained confidence to build innovative models using scientific skills.

Math Quiz was conducted on September 20th. Students participated in this quiz to develop and improve their mathematics skills. They were able to answer the online quiz based on basic operations of mathematics.

Grade 4 (Girls)

Student Council Meeting was organised on September 30th. This meeting aimed to develop the leadership skills, time management and discipline in Student Council members. They took part in the meeting to discuss relevant school matters.

Grade 3 & 4

Sands of Time Wall (SST activity) was organised on September 13th. This activity was an opportunity for students to identify the different events/features of UAE’s past and present. They were engaged in a couple of activities related to the topic to have a better understanding. It enhanced their knowledge about history of UAE.

Grade 3 & 4 (Boys)

Science Model (designing sustainability) was organised from September 13th till 17th. Through this activity, students develop their innovative skills of design along with conservation strategies for future.

Slide Show on Five Pillars of Islam, Islam Awareness and UAE was conducted on September 16th. A PowerPoint presentation was shown to students. It created awareness among them of the 5 pillars of Islam and UAE.

Math’s Quiz (1st round) was held on September 21st. Students participated in this round and the winners moved on to the next round to compete further. They were motivated to participate more in the subject and hence develop better skills. It also helped to promote interest in Math, challenge young minds and enrich their vision.

Final round of Math Quiz scheduled in the month of September, 2020 could not be conducted due to Review Assessments. It is postponed to the month of October, 2020.

Health & Wellness session was organised on September 21st. During this session, students were made aware of proper nutrition, adequate sleep, how physical activities can all impact academic performance and overall mental & physical wellness. It helped to improve on the important aspects of good health and wellness.

Student Council meeting was organised on September 30th. Through this meeting, Student Council members discussed various topics such as Well-being, Let’s be Creative, Islamic values at IHS and more. It was also an opportunity for them to promote a high level of cultural understanding and global awareness. They learnt character traits like discipline, responsibility and awareness.

Grade 4 (Boys)

English Declamation was conducted on September 8th. Students recorded a video speaking any one of the topics shared with them. It helped to enhance their public speaking skills and self-confidence.

Talents Day was held on September 24th. This day was an opportunity for students to exhibit their artistic & musical talents on stage and thereby improve their self-confidence. They showcased their talents like singing, dancing, playing instruments.

COUNSELLING CENTRE

A Student Talk on the topic ‘Challenge your Mind’ was held on September 6th for grade 4. This talked helped students to find ways to challenge their mind and remain motivated in the present scenario.

A Student Talk on the topic ‘Friendship’ was held on September 7th for grade 1. The purpose for students was to understand ways to maintain and make new friends while remaining safe.

A Student Talk on the topic ‘Healthy Competition & Wellbeing’ was conducted on September 13th for grade 2. This talked aimed to understand what healthy competition is. It also helped students to develop ways to improve wellbeing in oneself.

Additional Activities and Programs

KG 1

Virtual Farm Tour was organised on September 20th. The purpose was to increase student’s knowledge about farm & farm animals in a fun & more engaging way and realize its importance. A recorded video of a farm tour was posted for them to see. Farm and farmer was introduced. Each animal was also described as to how and in what ways these animals are helping us.

International Day of Peace celebration was held on September 21st. Through activity students celebrated this day. They practiced mindfulness and understood the value of working together & helping others. They were asked to wear white dress and wave a white handkerchief as they sing & dance to the music of “Children for Peace”. They also made a poster or a logo for peace and spoke some lines about it. A talk on ‘peace’ by the class teacher during the assembly time was included.

KG 2

International Peace Day was celebrated on September 21st. Students celebrated this day through dove tracing/colouring activity during the fun session. Selected students were also requested to say few lines about the same. It created awareness among them of the importance why we celebrate the International Peace Day.

Grade 3 (Girls)

Hindi Spell Bee was conducted on September 28th. The objective for students was to develop and improve their spellings & vocabulary skills. They were able to identify and answer the online quiz based on spellings of Hindi language.

Grade 3 & 4 (Boys)

Live, Love and Laugh (L3 Session) was held during this month. Every morning students were involved in school prayer, thought for the day and mindfulness session. It was a healthy way of starting their day. It also gave them energetic start along with some thoughtfulness.

Online Recess Radio was conducted during this month. This activity offered entertainment along with information by various ways. Students prepared speeches on relevant topics emphasizing on important days, recent happenings, basic etiquettes or even their views and suggestions on school activities. It was a platform to voice their opinions which truly matter.