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Uydayachal September 2018 Update!

Hello all!
 
We started our new academic year in June. This year our school is working on the ISA (International School Award). The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young people and enriching teaching and learning. As part of this project, our students are going to be working on different activities. Some of them are as follows:
·         Students of Std 2 are going to be learning about trees through their activity ‘Trees – The Green Gold of the Globe’ where they will do a comparative study of the Indian Banyan tree with the national tree of UK (Oak tree), Japan (Cherry blossom) and  Madagascar (Baobab)
·         Students across Std. 1 to 4 are going to be learning about stories through songs via their music activity ‘Tales With Tunes From Around The World’ . Here they will learn stories through songs from India, UK and North America by understanding their history and origin thus exposing children to different genres of stories and learning to appreciate music.
Students of Std. 1 are learning stories from Gujarat and comparing them with a story from North America.
Students of Std. 2 are learning stories from West Bengal and comparing them with a story from North America.
Students of Std. 3 are learning stories from Tamil Nadu and comparing them with a story from Scotland.
Students of Std.4 are learning stories from  Maharashtra and comparing them with a story from Scotland.
 
We shall be teaching the children through puppet shows, dramatization, art, making indigenous instruments, quizzes and other such activities.
 
We would love to hear from you and know how you teach them stories through music.
 
Our children would be delighted to learn from you and share what they do here at Udayachal. They will also get to know each other and enjoy this journey. A few pictures of the teacher learning process have been attached.
 
We would like you to collaborate with us on one of the activities by sharing what you do in your school with regards to that topic (Trees or Stories through Songs). Our children could exchange letters or emails too.
 
Some other topics we are undertaking this academic year are:
 
Community helpers (Std. 1)
Waste Management (Std. 3)
Oceans (Std. 4)
National Games (Std. 1 to 4)
Civic Sense (Std. 1 to 4)
 
Looking forward to hearing from you.
 
Priya Nair
 
Udayachal Primary School

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