Sunday, 10 May 2015

Happy Mothers Day!!!

After learning about the skeletal system we set out to learn more about the body systems. This week we have been finding out more about the respiratory and circulatory system.

We began by researching about the systems using encyclopedias, books and the internet.

Once we understood the systems we began to work on our presentations through which we will be explaining our understanding.

Stay tuned for our presentations next week.

In Math, we have been learning to read the calendar.

B.U.I.L.D time

P.E. Integration

Taking our learning of the respiratory and circulatory system further in PE.

Last few PE classes we have been learning how to take our own heart rate. We had been doing many activities and have had ample opportunity to practice this skill a number of times.  We did this by using a simple and easy to calculate 6 second formula. Using a stop watch Prabi Sir would get us to count the number of heart beats in 6 seconds. When he would tell us to stop counting, all we had to do was to add a zero which gave us a rough number of beats per minute.

It was now time to use this skill to understand the circulatory system better.

We began by measuring the heart rate while in a rested state.

Measuring our heart rate after hoop jumping

Measuring our heart rate after cooling down

Calculating per minute heart rate

This exercise helped us make a connection between the heart pumping and our breathing.

 Over the past few weeks, Zeus one of our MYP student was training Grades 3-5 in football as part of his personal project. As part of his presentation we played a match against the 6th graders. It was a lot of fun . Thank you Zeus we enjoyed learning with you. We are definitely better footballers!!!!!

 We ended our week by celebrating one of the most important people in our lives. Our 'MOMS'.
As most rightly said,  "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."

We had a lot of fun in organising this celebration for our MOMS with our friends form grades 1 & 5


A small tribute to the lovely MOMS!!!!!

Thank you Ms. Cecilia for putting together these lovely videos.