|NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY|
Namaste Dear Parents,
Here’s the fortnightly round up of the medley of activities at Suchitra. The month of July is a blink and miss with a flurry of activities and competitions. It is exhilarating!!
Please read on for some interesting news from the Suchitra Campus….
NEWS FROM PRE-PRIMARY
Learning occurs naturally when children are actively involved and having fun!!!!
INTER-HOUSE RECITATION COMPETITION
‘Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.’ Inter-house Recitation competition was held on Tuesday ,11th July. This activity was organized to explore and encourage the speaking skills and confidence in children. Our tiny poets amazed everyone by their captivating presentation. Kids came dressed in their character and recited the rhymes with self introduction and apt expression and actions.
INTER-HOUSE STORYTELLING COMPETITON
The ability to express someone else’s words in your own way will enable a child to create his /her unique identity. Also, this activity is held to tap into the children’s creative talent. The Inter-house Storytelling competition was held on Wednesday ,12th July. Children narrated stories and left the audience spell-bound.
DEMO OF SIMPLE MACHINES
Science for children…. On Wednesday ,12th July, we created stations with simple machines and other objects to exhibit how simple machines make our work easier.
There was a lever, wedge, inclined-plane station, wheel and axle station, pulley and screw station. Children examined every tool and machine displayed and learnt how the machines are useful in our day to day life. Children had the opportunity to operate these machines and understand the working of them.
The preschoolers had the delightful opportunity to visit the magical land of the mouth watering goodies of the Monginis Cake Factory on Friday ,14th July. The children were excited to see how cakes were really made. They witnessed the working of huge machines and the step by step process of the baking of cake (kneading, rolling, cutting, baking, etc.) It was a very exciting visit as children got to eat freshly baked cookies.VISIT TO MONGINIS CAKE FACTORY
Children love being outdoors, running around and finding ways to play with water. We had a Bus Wash activity on Wednesday, 19th July. Washing the bus is a great way to get children involved in an activity while enjoying natural play with water and at the same time observe the machine which helps the bus move from one place to another.
Yellow day was celebrated in a fun manner on Friday, 21st July. The children and the teachers were dressed in yellow coloured attire. Some children also got yellow colour objects from home. It was an enjoyable way of learning more about yellow colour.
|Inter-House Recitation Competition||Inter-House Story Telling Competition|
|First Place : Tanishka Reddy||First Place : Kuruvemula Nandana Ishaanvi|
|Second Place: Unnati B Tripathi & Savir Bakshi||Second Place: Unnati B. Tripathi|
25th July, Tuesday : Inter School Recitation Competition
26th July , Wednesday : Inter School Story-telling Competition
28th July , Friday :Theme-end Presentation
4th August ,Friday :Workshop by Rita Odumosu (UK)
5th August , Saturday : PMI
LANGUAGE WEEK BEGINS
The entire week, starting 12th July, was a very busy week with a plethora of Inter- House competitions celebrating the English Language Week.
Wednesday, 12th July, was the day of EXTEMPORE. The students of grades III to X taxed their imagination to think off their feet. Their prioritization and sequencing of thoughts to display logical thinking was commendable. The poise and comfort with which they spoke about the topic given on the spot was appreciated by all. Mrs Meena Ramakrishnan, a Senior school teacher with an enormous amount of experience from Nasr School, Khairatabad was the Chief Guest.
Thursday, 13th July, was the day of ENGLISH SOLO AND SLAM POETRY RECITATION. The students recited beautiful poems engaging with the audience through physical presence, confidence and eye contact. We were proud spectators as the participants enthralled us with their slam poetry performance. Ms Angela Moorjani, Vice Principal of Kasturba Gandhi College, was the Chief Guest and Judge for the day.
Friday, 14th July, was the third day of the Language Week with STORY TELLING AND DEBATE. The audience witnessed heated debates on discussed topics in today’s world. This was followed by storytelling where students from Grades I and II narrated interesting stories from Aesop Fables and Akbar – Birbal tales. The chief guest, Ms Vijayalakshmi Ramesh, Principal, Ganges Valley School was very impressed with the topics and the maturity with which the children handled them.
Tuesday, 18th July, was the day for ORATION AND DECLAMATION COMPETITION. All the participants including the little ones exhibited immense confidence and poise. Later, we had the Declamation competition where the students brought history to life- literally- by delivering speeches by Red Indian Chief Seattle to Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Great Dictator’ speech. The chief guest, Mrs Sona Hanvey, ex Army School Principal was impressed with the confidence and élan of our orators!
A workshop on MAKING VIDEOS FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING was conducted by Mr. Shridhar Jagtap and attended by Ms Lalitha. The aim of the workshop was to create independent learner through a flip classroom by making videos. Designing videos helps teachers to choose the content of their choice according to the need of the students.
Another workshop was attended by Ms Mary on the METHODOLOGY TO TEACH SCIENCE through games and storytelling.
An interactive workshop on SPECIAL EDUCATION AND INCLUSIONS IN CLASSROOMS was attended by Ms Devi and Ms Poonam G. The facilitator, Ms Esha Shaunik, highlighted methods to deal with special children, in addition to this she also addressed on how teachers can modify their teaching and accommodate the special children during their regular classes and provide comfortable and flexible environment for learning.
Ms Lalitha attended a training session on A KEY TO PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE conducted by Mr.Shanti Swaroop. The session was divided into three topics-good relationships, time management and stress management. Each topic was carried out with live examples, demonstrations and humour
Ms Poonam Chauhan attended a workshop on THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MAKING QUESTIONS, facilitated by Nischal Shukla. He projected a different approach towards the chapter and discussed techniques to set thinking based question paper.
Ms. Jayalakshmi and Ms. Madhumita – our Science Mentors conducted a session on PEDAGOGY OF SCIENCE for Science teachers of grade I to X. A well researched interactive presentation adding value to the department.
Grade V A presented KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS in their special assembly on Wednesday, 19th July. The young students took the audience through those torturous moments through a skit, video and narration. It was definitely an enlightening account of the war which along the way pulled at emotional chords of the audience as the students spoke about the bravery and patriotism exhibited by our soldiers.
A field trip to HYDERABAD METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT was organised for the students of Grade VII on Thursday, 20th July. The children were taken on a tour explaining each and every instrument used to record temperature and various weather related elements. This trip gave them an opportunity to understand how weather and natural disasters are predicted and recorded.
|EXTEMPORE||2||VIHAAN SHARMA||ANVI WAGHMARE|
|3||AANYA MANOJ||ANJALI KRUTI|
|4||PARIDHI SARDA||MANASA RUPA|
|RECITATION||1||KANAK LAVANYA||SAHARSH REDDY|
|3||ARYAN JAISWAL||PALAK DHINGRA|
|SLAM-POETRY||4||SAI MEDHA||YASH TOSHNIWAL|
|STORY TELLING||GRADE I||PREKSHA DULANI||RASHIDA JOHAR|
|GRADE II||SIJJANS SURANA||VIVAAN KANANGU|
|DEBATE||4||SUKRITI HOUSE||DHRITI HOUSE|
|PARIDHI SARDA||ARYAN MANOJ|
|V SAI MEDHA||MEHAK DHINGRA|
|ERIC VAIDURIUM||ARUNIMA VERABELLI|
|ORATION||1||DHRUVA JAIN||PRANSHI AGARWAL|
|2||SAARAH SAMEER KOTADIA||SAMAIRA PANDA|
|3||CHAAVI OJHA||AANYA MANOJ|
|DECLAMATION||4||PARIDHI SARDA||ARYAMAN THAKURDESAI|
|CREATIVE WRITING||1||NISHIKA KASTURI||DEVANSH MUTHA
|2||VIHAAN SHARMA||K.VANSHIKA CHOWDARY
|3||KRISHIV GUBBA||AADITYA MODI
|4||VALLARI TATA||PROTEEK DEB|
P.S. We try our best to ensure all winners names are entered and spelt correctly. In case we have missed, kindly revert to us so that we can correct/ add in the next newsletter.
|Name||Class & Sec||Competition Name||Position Secured|
|Aditya Siddharta Jonna||III A||Shaolin Martial Arts Academy
(kung – Fu)
|Deeva Baldwa||V A||U -12 Learning Pitara
( Quiz Competion)
24th and 28th July : Medical Camp (Monday , Friday)
25th and 26th July : Talen-Time- Inter-School Competition
( Tuesday , Wednesday)
27th July, Thursday : Field Trip- Visit to the Farm for Grades II-III
31st July, Monday : PT1 begins for Grades IX-X
31st July, Monday : Mock ASSET Standardised Test for Grades III-X
1st August , Tuesday : ASSET Standardised Test for Grades III-X( Social Science , Hindi)
2nd August, Wednesday : PT2 begins for Grades IV- VIII
4th August, Friday : WORK SHOP BY Ms. RITA ODUMOSU ( from UK )
5th August, Saturday : PMI
5th August, Saturday : ASSET Standardised Test for Grades III-X( English, Mathematics, Science)
Dear parents as you can see, I am left breathless just narrating to you what all happened in the 2 weeks gone by. Besides the Inter house competitions, please note the number of times our teachers went out to learn, so that they came back better equipped to transact learning in the class room.
Just that, we do not let our efforts and endeavours rest and march on in our quest for knowledge and learning.
Director Principal, Suchitra Academy.
Contributions : Deepa.k, Anne.I, Satya.S, Sujana.L, Shyam, Sirisha
Note : For more pictures of events visit us at https://www.facebook.com/suchitraacademy/