Learners of Grade-1 Blue doing the shabd rachna activity named, ‘Mel Milap’. This was a group activity in which each team had to make words using the letters given to them. Each team would write those words on the given sheet. Learners enjoyed the task and it was a brain storming activity. Words like ‘katahal’, ‘kalash’, ‘pag’ etc. were made by them. In total 53 words were framed.
Young toddlers of Grade- Nursery started their journey with great enthusiasm and fun. They do lot many fun filled exciting activities like tear and paste, hand impressions, thumb painting, making standing lines etc. They are also learning about how do they differ from each other even when they are all same. Be it their color of eyes or hairs or skin. The day seems short to them as they get so engrossed and forget their home
One of the important things is that he has developed
interest in reading, writing and learning nicely.
To the Wonderful teachers, staff and management of the VMWC!!!
Indeed, it is a matter of pleasure to express our views grown over a period of year. At the time of admission of my son ANIMESH here in VMWC, we both were so anxious taking his education and
developments although we have been told about VMWC by my colleagues whom children’s are also in VMWC. I think school is a place where any child make the base for his further developments in all
sectors of their life whether it is being social, mental, education or professional and very confidentially I can say that ANIMESH has gained record improvements in all these segments. Over the
passage of time I have observed that he has developed a lot in his confidence as earlier he used to
be somewhat introvert. We feel very good on our decision to get his admission in VMWC, when I
saw him leading his friends whether it is educational events, social gathering etc.
Here studies got converted in to fun, which can be felt daily if parents spent some time just by asking
what they did today, what they learned today. One of the important things is that he has developed
interest in reading, writing and learning nicely. I used to amazed on seeing speaking and following on
matters being it like environment related e.g. savings of water, growing of plants, importance of sun,
social and family behaviour e.g. how to pamper younger, how to behave with elder, how to talk etc.
etc. apart from his subjective knowledge in which he has improved very well. I don’t have any hesitation and doubt to write that the credit of all these goes to teachers specially Heena Srivastava
at VMWC who is creating very good environment of learning and developments all around my son
ANIMESH and imparting educational, social and family behaviour in a very tremendous way. Her role
in ANIMESH’s development will be unforgettable.
One again Thanks to teachers@VMWC!!!
Thanks VMWC, Thanks Almighty.
And wish, a long way to go for VMWC.
Dr Poonam Verma
M/O ANIMESH Verma
Field trips are one of the best modes to make children learn or construct concrete knowledge about something. Grade KG students visited Sandy’s Bake Studio in Aliganj to know how wheat transforms into flour and milk into cheese. Then to compile both, they made yummy Pizzas.
Learners of Grade III Red used clay to model and form different layers of Earth. Children created the clay model of the earth’s structure describing the different layers of the earth by different colors of clay. Also they wrote their reflection of their understanding about each layer, it’s formation, the gases in each layer and the temperature.
Medals aren’t made of gold, silver or bronze. They are made of sweat, determination and a hard to find catalyst called self confidence.
The much awaited Annual Sports Day of primary section was held on Saturday, 24th February, 2018. The fantastic turnout from the parents and grandparents heightened the spirits of students and the school community at Vidyatree Modern World College. The event started with the torch lighting ceremony, followed by a welcome speech given by our special guest Dr. Saroj Rai senior teacher of our institute from last 10 years. She also took the salute of the impressive March past done by the grade 5 students. An energizing exercise drill with the sunny weather set the tone for the rest of the event. Once the races began, the air was filled with loud cheers and encouragement for the young aspiring athletes. Students of classes 2 to 5 participated enthusiastically in the various events like sprint race, zig- zag race, passing the ball, sac race, skipping race, relay race and many more. An awesome aerobics display and thrilling pyramid formation by the young sports enthusiasts under the expert supervision of our sports incharges Mr. Rajneesh Trivedi and Mr. Abhilash Singh, marked the AHA moments of the show and reflected on the continuous development of skills, physical and mental health being practiced in the school. As every achievement should be encouraged, all the winners were congratulated and awarded with medals and certificates by the grandparents.
VMWC (IB PYP) organized its Student Led Conference on 17th February 2018 .
“Student-led conferences involve the student and the parents. The students are responsible for leading the conference, and also take responsibility for their learning by sharing the process with their parents… The conference involves the student discussing and reflecting upon samples of work that they have previously chosen to share with their parents. These samples have been previously selected with guidance and support from the teacher, and could be from the student’s portfolio.
There were different stations in the class, like: English, Maths, Science, Social studies and French.
Students from Grade nursery to Grade 4 welcomed their parents in their respective classrooms and demonstrated their journey of learning through various activities like……………
Role play on ‘Importance of plants’ by grade 1, Science experiments like ‘Reflection & Refraction’ and poem on ‘Swachh Bharat’ by grade 2, ‘Structure of Earth’ by grade 3 where students explained about different layers of the Earth and gases involved in each layer and causes of natural disasters, decimals and fractions on number line by grade 4.
French station was special attraction this year as parents were glad to hear their kids translating English words to French. Parents also performed the activities with great involvement and enjoyment.
Parents were immensely happy to see their child demonstrating the transdisciplinary skills that they are learning in a real and significant context.
The feedback from the SLCs was overwhelmingly positive from students, parents and teachers and was an extremely positive experience for our school.
Some selected quotes from parents included:
“A great opportunity for the students to reflect and share what they have learned”
“The dedication and enthusiasm of the students is obvious.”
“More dynamic with more participation from everyone.”
“It is incredible that the students share their goals with us and all of the things that they have learned.”
“The students have grown and have lost their fear in sharing what they have learned with us.”
Everyone enjoyed participating in the SLC.
Mr. Rakesh Kapoor, Rector VMWC and a prominent Mindfulness International trainer added a feather in his cap by getting additional training from MiSP (Mindfulness in School Project) at London, 14th to 18th Feb 2018. He had attended to learn if newer smartphone technologies can be harnessed for teaching mindfulness.
Most children are deeply stressed with the burden of improper methods of education, peer pressure and resulting deterioration of health, happiness and well being. Even we see in our society sometimes teachers are disgruntled or unsatisfied with issues and gradually take out the frustration on children. Mindfulness and meditation helps bring calmness and positivity to children as well as teachers.
This just not brings behavioral changes but also reduces stress and makes them focus on realities. Mindfulness practice is a part of morning assembly for teachers and children at VMWC. This daily practice helps to focus on present moment and keep the mind fresh and its maximum power; rather than issues of past or expectations of future – future is also mostly a projection of the past.
Mindfulness is practiced at Vidyatree Modern World College under the guidance of Kapoor Sir which helps the Vidyatree Modern community to be the best place for children to grow and for teachers to practice their vocation.
Students Led Conference of session 2017-18 was organised on February 17, 2018 wherein the students project their journey of learning throughout their grade.
Parents and learners of Grade Nursery enjoyed the riddle activity very much. Parents were given riddles based on different animals and students had to tell the animal.They solved the riddle with full enthusiasm and quick thinking. Parents also recited the riddles with sound of animals. This session was enjoyed by all.
Students of KG Red presented a role play based on water cycle. During this they explained different stages : evaporation, condensation and precipitation. Students exhibited their understanding presented on a particular stage of the water.
‘I am the fan of numbers’ was one captivating activity of grade KG Blue which did not let children to move from their places. There was a hand fan kept which had tasks on various mathematical concepts like before, after and between numbers, number names and shapes. They had to do the task which would come on spinning the fan.
Kids of grade PREP Red were full of enthusiasm to demonstrate their learning to their parents.Activities
like ‘Segregating naming words’ in which they had to identify and segregate flash cards of person, place, animal and things and put it at right place gave them chance to showcase their understanding of nouns.
Kids of Grade Prep Blue were so excited to show their parents what they learnt. Activity on Vakya Rachna gave them a chance to show their understanding of two ,three, four letter words and then framing a complete Vakya with great zeal and interest.Their understanding and their communication skills gave parents great happiness on seeing efficient learning of their kids.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition is the culminating event of the primary years in (International Baccalaureate) IB. This allows students to progress through a collaborative and critical thinking journey of inquiry. They explore local and global issues and showcase their conceptual learning .They make connection and dig deeper into the real world. With these ideologies, learners of Vidyatree Modern World College, grade 5 planned their exhibition.
The theme selected for this year was- HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES. The students worked collaboratively to frame the central idea. The Central Idea was, “Human made systems contribute to well being of the communities.”By November they were divided into seven groups with teacher mentors wherein they collaborated, researched, went for field trips, made logos and prepared for the final presentation.
On 17th February, 2018 it was the final presentation day and learners were all excited and nervous. The show started at 10.30 a.m. where the students gave a brief description about the whole idea of exhibition. It was then followed by a short skit and fusion dance wherein the students demonstrated their understanding of being organized. The Show was summed up by giving off the graduation certificates to the students by our Principal Sir, Mr. Prasenjit Chakraborty . While giving vote of thanks, our Principal Sir enlightened us with his words about importance of role of parents in students’ life and congratulated the students for their hard work. The stage presentation was followed by presentations of the research work by the students in the auditorium.
The Annual Art Show provides a platform to the creative geniuses of our school, and at the same time gives an opportunity to the students to give back to society.
Vidyatree Modern World College (previously The Modern School) organised its annual Art Show and Fundraiser at the college campus, on 11 February, 2018, starting at 10 am.
The guests to the event were awestruck with the creativity and genius of the young artists of the school, praising the skill and imagination of the students and the school’s Visual Arts Program.
Mr. Prasenjit Chakraborty, the school Principal, informed that by mid-day more than 80 thousand rupees had already been raised by sale of 24 paintings. He also informed that, as is the tradition, 1/3rd of the money obtained from the sale of each painting shall be given to the student artists, to promote and encourage them. The Annual Art Show provides a platform to the student artists to showcase their work and also give back to society.
The constructivist and inquiry based pedagogy of the school ensures stress free and creative environment which allows the students to develop capacities for life, including the creativity to express. Visual Arts is an essential part of the school curriculum which helps develop expression, thinking, creativity and motor skills right from Grade Nursery to Grade XII. Vidyatree Modern is the only IB (International Baccalaureate) World School in Lucknow.
The event was organised in association with Lucknow Tigers Round Table 207, a charitable non-profit, in aid and support of Sarthak Foundation, which works to educate underprivileged children by setting up classes in villages and slums.
This is the third edition of the Annual Exhibition with 102 paintings on display. The paintings depicted an array of ideas, right from classic portraits of gods and goddesses, to colourful landscapes of nature, to modern colourful abstracts. The exhibition had it all.
Sports is the best way to keep yourself fit and healthy, both physically and mentally.
It was an awesome Saturday of February 10, 2018 when IB PYP students of nursery to grade 1 had their annual sports day in the school premises. It was a splendid view for the parents to see their children with full of excitement. The students entered into the spirit of the occasion in a grand way with the mass PT drill.
Tiny tots of nursery ran on tracks for the races like let’s go honey and building blocks. Their tiny feet with speed of high spirits made them complete the race without a thought of winning or loosing. Their game spirit was commendable. Races like Pick a flag and Swachch bharat by Kg students exhibited the high team spirits. Each team gave their full dedication to win the race. Swachch bharat race gave us a message to keep our surroundings clean. Tunnel race showed how our children leave behind all the huddles in life and give their 100%.
Races by the Prep students , Catch the wafer, Solve the sum, Huddle race and ball balancing showed their strong determinations of winning the race. Students gave a glimpse of their learning in solve the sum race where they had a equation on addition kept on their tracks of which they had to write the correct answer and reach the end point. Their skills of quick calculation while having a thought of reaching at first place was very appreciative. Catch the wafer and Ball balancing race made parents roll out of their seats in laughter as it was fun to see children trying to catch up the wafer and balancing the ball with their partner’s back.
Grade 1 races like zig zag, relay, hoopla hoop and potato gave an exciting finish to the event. Children running with their baskets to pick potatoes was real fun.
The event ended with our Principal, Mr. Prasanjit Chakravarty, along with the grandparents, congratulating the winners and felicitating them with medals and certificates followed by the national anthem. The whole event, full of high spirit and enthusiasm left behind the wonderful memories in our minds.
Once upon a time, I never knew how to hold painting brushes and today it has become more than a hobby, a part of my life. In childhood, I used to love dancing but now my passion has changed to paintings. This all just happened because of this school which is Vidyatree Modern World College who made me believe that I can do drawings, paintings and be creative. By giving me this opportunity to enhance and showcase my skill and creativity. I thank my school for considering me for this EXPRESSIONS. My teacher inspired me who made me learn so much about ART. Now even my father believes I can go far ahead in this field.
Kalrav Rastogi’s two paintings “Baasuriwala” and “Symmetry in tribe” will be a part of the EXPRESSIONS 2018- Annual Art Exhibition and Fund raiser. He has been studying in VMWC since Grade Nursery and is in Grade V now. He shares that painting is a passion that he owns.
Painting is a passion that I own. I started drawing and coloring since Grade I. When my class teacher noticed that I am passionate about drawings, she supported me and gradually I moved on from drawings to paintings. In Grade IV, my Art teacher supported me a lot, improved my skills then I made the first canvas of my life on Lord Buddha. After that my class fellows started calling me Mr. painter or Mr. Artist. It is my pleasure to say that the credit for my improvement on canvas and the skillfulness with colors goes to my school and my art teachers.
In Grade IV, I did my first Canvas on Lord Buddha which enhanced my confidence
Koel Arora’s two paintings “SHIVA GANESHA” and “CITY OF COLORS” will be a part of the EXPRESSIONS 2018- Annual Art Exhibition and Fund raiser. She joined VMWC last year in Grade XI. She shares how Art is not just a subject but her passion, feelings, emotions and affection.
Being creative is not a hobby, but it is a way of life. Arts is all about what you want the world to see. It depends upon the person that how much he/she is dedicated and passionate about it. This is the feeling that I have, when I took Arts as my subject. This defines my feelings, passion, dedication and affection for art. Standing at the doors of Art room. Stretching out the imagination and creativity through my mind holding brushes in my hand and I could feel the agitation. The person who has reduced my agitation and boosted up my arts and also there to support me was our Art teacher. School and Ma’am were always there to support me and help me to promote, develop and improve the quality.
The person who has reduced my agitation and boosted up my arts and also there to support me was our Art teacher
Vanshika Jain’s two painting “SILENCE OF BUDDHA” and “LADY WITH A HAT”will be a part of the EXPRESSIONS 2018- Annual Art Exhibition and Fund raiser. She has been studying in VMWC since Grade II and is in Grade XI now. She shares her thoughts on painting and creativity.
I started with painting when I was in Grade IX. I have a great interest in Art and Craft. I was inspired by my Sister. School has helped me a lot in developing my interest in Arts. They gave me opportunities to showcase my talent and I am thankful to school for that. I have choosen Art as my passion. Art is the only subject which I do with great interest and I can do it any time of the day. For me Art is all about creativity and imagination. The moment I start doing painting my mind is full of freshness and imagination. At last I would say that I want to do painting all my life.
The moment I start doing painting my mind is full of freshness and imagination.
Saima Siddiqui’s two paintings “Starry Night under Effiel Tower” and “Colors of Faces” will be a part of the EXPRESSIONS 2018- Annual Art Exhibition and Fund raiser. She has been studying in VMWC since Grade V and is in Grade XI now. She shares her thoughts on how it became her passion.
Painting is a passion that I got from my school. I opted particularly Arts this year to paint my passion. My two paintings depict modern creativity of Art. I could do the work with full enthusiasm because of the support from school and Artistic atmosphere in the classroom.
The proper guidance by the teacher instills in me the confidence to do painting with complete affection. EXPRESSIONS the annual art exhibition gives us a wonderful platform to display our talent to the world. Working with colors makes our lives a little brighter.
EXPRESSIONS the annual art exhibition gives us a wonderful platform to display our talent to the world. Working with colors makes our lives a little brighter.
School organized two days IB PYP Workshop for teachers on 3rd and 4th February to enable the teachers with world class teaching methods that creates real understanding among the children. Teachers went through different phases of training which gave then an insight about the teaching pedagogy of IB Curriculum. Teachers have shared their reflections for these workshops.
The IB Workshop was conducted by Mrs. Vimi Lima Santos in our school campus on 3 and 4 February which was very productive and a journey full of learning experiences.
She taught us various aspects of IB by involving us in different activities. She covered all the five essential elements through various thought provoking ideas which gave us a clear picture of how to use it in our classrooms. She explained how can we take our students from known to unknown through constructivist style of teaching and explained how inquiry is begun.
I like the way she explained everything but I feel that she should have given more time for discussing the way to make planners. All over it was a wonderful and great learning experience.
I would like to share my reflection about the workshop:
- Knowledge about the pattern which is followed in the PYP. The difference between the traditional school and IB school.
- The way all the attitudes, attributes, skills are indulged in the subjects.
- Integration of different subjects in the inquiry cycle.
- Students should be the part of the planning process. Good conceptual understanding in the student is very much important.
- Connect-Extend-Challenge activity to understand the inquiry process in details, as to know the student learning should be action knowledge oriented.
- Student making real life connection with the learning.