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Grade 9 (Class of 2024)

Shark Tank – Industrial Revolution Edition

Shark Tank – Industrial Revolution Edition

Grade 9 students have started a unit looking at the Industrial Revolution and how this event created social, political, and environmental change. Students are currently researching an invention from the era and preparing a pitch to potential investors. They are to...

Design

Design

A busy week in the design classrooms. Most of the students have been building on their basic cooking skills by completing skills based activities. The cooking units in design offer students the opportunity to learn vital life skills of how to feed themselves through...

Design Snapshot W27

Design Snapshot W27

Another busy week across the MYP grade levels. Grade 7 have been continuing to learn safe practices in the kitchen area. Grade 8 focused on the design challenge and the statement of inquiry. Grade 9 explored the sensors this week while grade 10 started to evaluate...

Chop chop….

Chop chop….

Most of the students (Grade 7 to 9) have been working in the design kitchen. Students have spent several periods discussing safety and best practice while in the teaching space. Students practiced their knife skills using carrots. They have been shown how to practice...

Sharing tips for the personal project.

Sharing tips for the personal project.

Today, several Grade 10 students came to visit the Grade 9 MYP Support class, to offer advice and share strategies for planning the personal project. Hoor, Noor, Sophia, and Georgia talked about some of the organizational tools that worked for them. These included...

Design MYP

Design MYP

A big week this week where we used the design kitchen space for the first time after much planning and construction. Grade 8s were the first to use this space. The teaching area is split into two sections with sinks and dishwashers in the middle. We have have 12...

Design

Design

Grade 7 to 9 had a cracking week mostly in the workshop as students finish their products. Grade 10 have been working on completing their final design plans. I will let pictures tell most of the story. Students put the final touches to their bird encouragement...

Composing Concerti

Composing Concerti

MYP music students are currently using the following concepts and statement of inquiry to guide their studies... This unit of inquiry prompts students to take a historical view of music and inquire into how different composers in different eras represented different...

Rhetorics in grade 9

Rhetorics in grade 9

Having studied the rhetorical devices that advertisers use to attract tourists, students in grade 9 created original print advertisements. They were required to advertise a local place. It was great to see them get creative by advertising a local restaurant, a...

Methods of abstraction.

Methods of abstraction.

Grade 9 art students have just finished their unit on abstract art and acrylic painting. After researching a 20th-century abstract artist, students created their own original works that were asked to meet a number of specifications. The paintings had to use at least...

Sneakerhead IDU Unit

Sneakerhead IDU Unit

The Grade 9 Oman Week activity provided an excellent opportunity for the students to experience an intensive MYP Interdisciplinary Unit to help them prepare effectively for success in their MYP studies. Given the title SneakerHeads, the project centred...

Design

Design

Grade 7, 8 and 9 have been hard at work in the workshop whilst grade 10 have been focusing on their specifications for their products. Grade 7s bird products are taking shape. We have a mix of houses, feeders and resting places using a range of materials ranging from...

Design

Design

Grade 7 to 9 Students have been hard at work in the workshop creating their products. While grade 10s are developing their ideas for their chosen community based product. Grade 7 bird products are at various stages of completion based on their final sketches. This...

Mock E Portfolios Grade 9

Mock E Portfolios Grade 9

Here are some pictures of grade 9 working on their Mock e-portfolios.  They are to analyse each other and develop a program to make improvements.       

IDU Summative Assessment for Grade 9

IDU Summative Assessment for Grade 9

Grade 9 students have begun the summative assessment for their IDU which has explored traumatic events and how people and communities respond to them. We will be creating an exhibition of student writing as well as videos that highlight different events and how the...

Explosive Canons

Explosive Canons

As mentioned in the broadcaster last week, MYP classes have been involved in composing musical canons over these past two weeks. We learned what exactly a canon was by watching the following video: Here are some examples of works in progress which show a fantastic use...

Design

Design

Students have been working hard while working remotely from home. I feel these last 2 weeks has been a reminder of how much we appreciate being face to face at school.... Most classes have been DEVELOPING IDEAS while at home. That means documenting their product...