Assembly – Nursery C – December, 2022
Students of Nursery C conducted the assembly on the Story – Are you, my mother? on 16.12.22.
The assembly began with the prayer ‘Swayam Vidhata’. Students recited the poem “Once I saw a Little Bird” which was followed by the story enactment “Are you, my mother?” All the students of the class acted as different farm animals. It was a delight to see their acting skills and dialogue delivery. The choir sang the Old Macdonald song. In the end, the students danced on the song ‘Shake them’.
Science is Fun – Class III – December, 2022
Class III enjoyed learning the topic – Food. Children had brought different food items and they learned to categorize the food items in energy giving, bodybuilding and immunity building food by making informative display cards. This way they learned to compare the different groups of food items.
They also did an experiment on fat by testing many food items mostly their snacks like potato chips, biscuits, peanuts, cashew and puffed rice to check whether it has fat or not. They pressed the food in a folded paper to check if it releases oil. Through this activity, children learnt about good and bad fats for the body.
Children of class III also enjoyed the magic of science in the Science Exhibition held on December 23, 2022 as a part of Activity Week. They conducted various experiments and explained the phenomena behind them. Some of them being: rising water experiment, repelling glitter with dish soap, the magic of capillary action, how sugary drinks affect teeth, how objects float in different mixtures, balloon and comb experiment to show static electricity, retrieving a coin without getting hands wet, lava lamp, magic writing, changing the direction of an arrow in water, starch test and finding out carbohydrates- to name a few. It was a delightful learning experience for them.
Trip to Red Fort– 27th December, 2022
An education trip to the Red Fort was organised for classes II and III on 27.12.22.
Children learnt about the Red Fort, located in the heart of Delhi which was the main home of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for around 200 years until the 1857 mutiny. It was Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who got it constructed in 1639. They saw Dewaan- e- aam, Deewan- e- khas & Meena Bazar during the visit. They learnt about the history of Mughals and the history of Red Ford. It was a great learning experience for children.
Christmas Celebration – 23rd December 2022
Christmas was celebrated by the children of Nursery and Prep on 23rd December 2022.
Tiny tots of Nursery made no- bake chocolate balls using Marie biscuits, milkmaid and desiccated coconut and decorated it with gems.
Children of Prep decorated a muffin. They flattened it with jam and stuck gems to make eyes and little heart biscuits to make ears. They also made a beautiful Santa Pen Stand using white and beige paper. They made a cap for the pen stand and stuck cotton for Santa’s beard and moustache. They thoroughly enjoyed the activity.
Special assemblies were also conducted by the students of Nursery F & Class III A to celebrate Christmas. Nursery children came dressed in red and white with a Christmas cap on their head. Children spoke about why and how Christmas is celebrated. An enactment on the birth of Jesus was done. They sang ‘Jingle Bells’ and danced on ‘Jesus is Born’ song.
Children performed with a lot of enthusiasm and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Parents were really appreciative of their performance.
MATHS BUZZ – Class IV – 23rd December, 2022
A Maths Quiz was conducted for the students of Class IV on Friday, 23.12.22. The participants were selected on the basis of a preliminary round covering all the topics covered in class along with a few logical reasoning questions.
Each team comprised 4 participants per section and were named Fractions, Symmetry, Perimeter, Decimals, Geometry and Patterns. It had 9 rounds in all, including the topics- Place Value, Four operations, Factors & Multiples, Recognizing Mathematicians (Indian & Foreign), Divisibility, Logical Reasoning, Tangrams & Shopping (making bills & calculating the change).
The questions were flashed on the screen through the projector so that all the children could view it and also participate actively. The quiz concluded with a few questions for the audience as well. All the children enjoyed the quiz and cheered their friends.
Educational Trip – Class II – 23rd December, 2022
Students of class II went to the Indian Air Force Museum, New Delhi on 23.12.22. The museum has an indoor display gallery that contains historic photographs, memorabilia, personal weapons of the Air Force from its inception in 1932.
The children got the opportunity to see the vintage aircraft, small and large aircrafts, radar equipment, anti-aircraft guns, vehicles and ordnance. They were excited to learn about the history of Indian Air Force through the vast collection of aircrafts and armory display.
Trip to Humayun’s Tomb – Class III – 18th December, 2022
Students of class III visited the Humayun’s tomb and Sunder Nursery on 18th December, 2022. They learnt about the 16th-century tomb of the Mughal emperor, Humayun as being the first of the great masterpieces of Mughal architecture. Built entirely of red sandstone and marble, the tomb shows considerable Persian influence. They liked the large gardens, laid out in a manner based on the description of an Islamic char bagh (paradise garden). They were told that within the premises are baradari (pillared pavilion) and a hammam (bath chamber).
Chaau Dance Performance – 13th December, 2022
Class V students watched Chaau dance performance in the Senior Wing auditorium on 13.12.22.
The programme was graced by Dr Kalyani Roy ma’am.
The troop was headed by Mr Shambhunath Karmakar from Purulia. They showed a small video related to how the particular dance form is practised and learnt.
The dance depicted the story of how goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasur- Mahishasur Mardini
Children liked the spectacular dance and it was a great learning experience for them.
Visit to Science Centre and Crafts Museum – Class IV – Nov 29, Dec 1 and Dec 2, 2022
Class IV visited the Science Centre and Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan along with their teachers on Nov 29, Dec 1 and Dec 2, 2022 (2 sections per day). They were taken around the Science Centre to the different sections such as Heritage & Dinosaur gallery, Human Biology gallery, Fun Science Library etc. There are also a number of hands-on displays explaining the laws of physics. Children thoroughly enjoyed trying out hands on activities in this section.
After that they visited the Crafts Museum where they saw a documentary on making of wooden toys & fabric designs of different states of India. They saw different types of huts belonging to different states and a few artists doing -on the spot painting. There were various stalls showcasing the handicrafts such as papier mache, decorative items of Kashmir, clay and wooden toys, Kullu shawls and caps, etc. They also watched a musical programme by the artists of Orissa and danced along with them.
The trip to both the places was very informative and enjoyable.
Visit to Post Office and Fire Station – Class I- December, 2022
Students of Class 1 visited the Post office in sector 19, Noida and Fire station, in sector 2.
They were explained that a post office is a place where we post and receive letters and parcels. They were also informed that the first Indian post office was built in Kolkata. They posted handwritten post cards in the letter box and were also shown stamps of various currencies.
The same day they visited the Fire Station where they learnt that it is a building where fire engines are parked and where firefighters wait until they are called to put out a fire. They saw the demonstration of how a fire engine works and also learnt about various safety measures to be taken at home.
Activity Week – Nursery to Class V – December, 2022
Activity Week was observed from 12th to 16th December for Nursery and Prep and 19th December to 23rd December 2022 for classes I to V. It was a bagless fun-filled week full of trips, sports, adventure camp, interactive discussions, competitions and other activities. Apart from the Adventure Camp that was organized for all classes -Nursery to V, various other activities were held for different classes:
Nursery- Trip to Nandan Kanan Park, poem recitation activity, show and tell activity
and the most spectacular Football Match of the tiny tots which was a real delight to watch.
Prep– Trip to Kanan Nandan Park, storytelling activity, show and tell, football match
Class I– Visit to National Rail Museum and Lodhi Garden, English story telling activity, magic show, spell bee and movie show – Ratatouille
Class II- Pottery- making small pots and diyas, Hindi story narration with puppets, English recitation activity, magic show, visit to Air Force Museum, Delhi and movie show –Jumbo
Class III– Enactment of favourite story character, potter’s wheel, visit to Nehru Planetarium and Teen Murti Bhawan, fun with experiments & movie show -A Boy Named Christmas
Class IV– Trip to Gandhi Smriti, interclass cricket match, folk dance activity, pottery, Maths Buzz
Class V– Visit to Mehrauli Archaeological Park, potter’s wheel, Social Studies Quiz – Around the World, magic show & movie show – Ratatouille
Shri A.C. Deb Inter School Football Tournament – 5th to 9th December 2022
The 14th A.C. Deb Inter School Football Tournament, was held from 5th to 9th December 2022. The tournament was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Sanjay Singh, Sports Manager, SAE and Ms. Seema Karki, [Headmistress]. The chief guest for the event was Mr. Khurram Raza, former Vice President of DSA.
Fourteen schools participated in the tournament, some of which were – Step by Step School, Noida, Sommerville School, Noida and the host school Cambridge School Noida. Mr. Mutayyyab Ansari, Mr. Mohd. Asim, Mr. Fazal and Mr. Abdullah officiated the tournament.
The tournament was conducted in the true spirit of sportsmanship and all the schools participated enthusiastically. Sommerville School, Noida (boys) and Cambridge School, Noida (girls) were the champion teams.
Class II B Teacher’s Assembly – November, 2022
An assembly on the Importance of Education & 7 Wonders of the World was conducted on November 9, 2022. The assembly started with some breathing exercises followed by a discussion on the importance of education and how every goal can be achieved with hard work, perseverance and patience. A story was also narrated on never giving up, to motivate the children further. The assembly continued with a discussion on the Seven Wonders of the world wherein students were apprised of the facts related to each wonder. The assembly ended with motivational songs.
Nursery F Teachers’ Assembly – November, 2022
Pre-primary teachers conducted an assembly on December 2, 2022. They enacted the story of Pinocchio. The aim of the assembly was to educate the students on the importance of being honest and respecting their elders.
Teachers’ Assembly – November, 2022
Teacher’s assembly was conducted on Good habits. Apart from news, thought and facts, teachers sang the songs – ‘If you are happy and you know it, clap your hands’ , Exercise Song- ‘Shake one leg to the left, move with me’ and
Vegetable Song- ‘Let’s chop some carrots’.
Through the dramatization of the story ‘The Three Little Kittens’ they were explained the importance of keeping their things in their proper place.
Assembly – Class IV F – November, 2022
The children of class 4 F presented the assembly on the ‘Importance of Time’ on November 4, 2022 which was attended by the Headmistress and the parents.
The assembly began with the Thought for the Day & Ganesh Vandana dance. A few children spoke on idioms on time. Ways of time management were discussed in detail like – setting proper goals, prioritizing tasks & removing non-essential tasks etc. A play on the proper utilization of time was enacted by them & children recited the poem- Importance of Time by Abhinav Khera.
A few students sang the songs – ‘What a Wonderful World’ and ‘We are the World’
There was 100% participation of all the children. Parents were very happy to see their children perform on stage, speaking confidently. They applauded their performance.
Assembly – Nursery B – November, 2022
Nursery B presented the assembly for the parents on 18.11.22 on the story ‘Atilla’
The assembly started with a prayer which was followed by Thought for the Day, Amazing Facts and National News.
Children confidently enacted the story of a cow named Gatila who was sad because she did not like her black colour. They also danced on the tunes of the “Action Song” by Singing Walrus.
The assembly was appreciated by the parents who were proud to see their children perform so well
Assembly – Class IB – November, 2022
Students of class 1B also presented their assembly on Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Mool mantra and shabad were sung by children. Students also recited a poem based on Guru Nanak Dev. A group of students spoke about the life of the great guru and shared the five important teachings given by him. A skit was also performed which highlighted the idea of respecting everyone’s uniqueness. The assembly ended with a procession carried out by students to show festivities related to Guru Nanak Jayanti. The audience applauded the students for their efforts.
Assembly – Nursery A – November, 2022
To observe the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, students of Nursery A presented a special assembly on 4th November, 2022. The assembly began with Prabhat Pheri. Children discussed the importance of Guru Nanak Jayanti and chanted the mool mantra “Ek Onkar”. Thereafter, they explained the main teachings given by him and recited a rhyme emphasizing ten gurus of sikhs. The assembly concluded with a dance performance on “Aavi Baba Nanka”.
IMAGE 2022 – November 24 and 25, 2022
IMAGE, a festival of interschool competitions based on art, literary & cultural activities was held in our school [Senior Wing] on November 24 and 25, 2022.
The theme for the 33rd edition of IMAGE this year was- abhivyakti. Children from around 29 schools competed in 14 competitions which were held at various venues during this festival.
On Day 1, Mr. Rahul Ram, the bassist, guitarist, and music composer from the musical band Indian Ocean was the Chief Guest.
Ms. Joyshree Arora, the popular film and TV actress was the Chief Guest on Day 2.
Competitions at the junior level (classes 3,4 & 5) included Hindi Folk Song, Art- Madhubani & Warli art, Western Solo Singing, and Western Group Dance. All the competitions were judged by an eminent panel of judges.
Our children got the First position in the Western dance competition, however, as we were the host school, we did not compete for the trophy or for individual prizes.
Somerville School, Noida won the A.C. Deb Memorial Rolling Trophy.
Visit to Parle Factory – Class II – 22nd & 23rd November, 2022
Educational trips provide opportunities for experiential learning to the students. Students of class II visited Parle -G factory in Sector 63, Noida on 22nd & 23rd November, 2022. Students were shown a documentary film related to waste management which was followed by an animated documentary which demonstrated the entire process of making biscuits- right from assembling all the ingredients till the final packaging of the finished product. A short video about the growth of the Parle Company from 1929 till today was also shown. They were then taken inside the factory to see the various stages of production of candies and toffees such as mixing, moulding and packaging the final product. Students were delighted to see how candies, toffees and their favourite biscuits are made. It was an informative, enjoyable and a great learning experience for the students.
Connecting with Nature – November, 2022
The connection of students with nature has weakened over time as the place where they grow up is far away from the farms where vegetables and fruits grow. With a view to establishing the bond between children and nature, Sow Good classes are being conducted regularly. Children grew their own vegetables and enjoyed the fresh organic salad.
Trip to India Gate – Nursery and Prep – November 15, 2022
A trip to India Gate was organised for the students of Nursery and Prep on
November 15, 2022. Before leaving the school, students were given information about the monument. At the memorial, the students were shown the Amar Jawan Jyoti. They were filled with a sense of pride to see the names of brave Indian soldiers inscribed on the walls of India Gate. They were also shown the three flags, each signifying the three-armed forces of India.
They were also taken to the Children’s Park. They enjoyed playing on swings and were thrilled to be out with their friends. It was a good learning experience and a memorable day for everyone.
Children’s Day Celebration – November 14, 2022
Children’s Day was celebrated on November 14, 2022 with great enthusiasm and lots of fun filled activities. The day started with Special Morning Assembly presented by teachers. The assembly included amazing facts on Children’s Day, songs, parody, clown dance, puppet show, skit and other dance performances. There was a Talent Hunt which provided an opportunity to each child to present his/ her special skill. Dance session for children, Class party & Games Stalls were other attractions of the day. They enjoyed games like Hit the Wicket, Make the word, Hop Scotch and Hit the Target. Children visited each stall and played the games enthusiastically. The day ended with additional fun games like musical chair and four corners. They enjoyed their day to the fullest.
Trip to Agra – Class II and III – November 12, 2022
An Educational trip to Agra was organized on Saturday-November 12, 2022 for the students of class II and III. 100 students and 12 teachers went on the trip. Students saw the Taj Mahal, the white stone marvel standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna. The guide provided information about the history of the great monument. All the students enjoyed and learnt about our historical and beautiful heritage. They also visited the Agra Fort, made of red sand stone and marveled at the architectural expertise of those times.
Trip to Jaipur – Classes III, IV and V – 11th November, 2022
On 11th November, 2022, 66 students of classes 3, 4 and 5 along with 8 teachers assembled at the school reception to leave for a trip to Jaipur for 3 days and 2 nights. They visited the Jantar Mantar and the City Palace. Jantar mantar, built in 1738 by Maharaja Sawal Jaisingh houses a unique collection of astronomical instruments. City Palace’s major part is now the Maharaja Swai Mann Singh II museum. The tourist guide told stories about the princes of Jaipur, their valour and conquests. The swords and other weaponry, amongst the other belongings of the royal family were the major attractions. The next day they visited the Amer Fort, a mesmerizing combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture built in the 16th century. They also visited Choki Dhani, a Rajasthani village recreated to help people understand the Rajasthani lifestyle, art and culture. On the last day children were taken to Birla Temple popularly known as Laxmi Narayan Temple. The trip was an educative and memorable one.
Visit to National School of Drama – Class V – 2nd November, 2022
Students of class V visited the National School of Drama on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2022 and watched a play ‘Gumnaam Sitare- the Unsung Heroes’
The play was hosted by Sanskaar Rang Toli (Theatre-in-Education Co.) of National School of Drama at Abhimanch Auditorium, NSD. It was directed by Dr Suwaran Rawat.
The play was based on the freedom fighters from different regions of India and highlighted the life and sacrifice of the young heroes such as Baji Rout – a 12 years old boy from Orissa, Khudiram Bose- an 18 years boy from Bengal, Veelu Nachiyar – the first Indian queen to wage a war against the East India Company from Tamil Nadu, Kanak Lata Barua – an All India Students’ Federation leader from Assam.
It was an eye opener and a great learning experience for the students.
Assembly – IV E – October, 2022
A special assembly was conducted by class IV E on October 21,2022. The theme of the assembly was- Victory of Good over Evil.
The theme was depicted with the help of a story based on animals in which a lion who was very evil ultimately finds the good in himself. Students showcased their talent beautifully . A vibrant folk dance from Rajasthan was also presented by the students. The assembly had hundred percent participation of students.
Assembly – Prep B – October, 2022
Students of Prep-B enacted the story ‘Where is Totto’s Hat?’ in their assembly. Children played roles of different sea animals which was enacted and expressed by them very confidently. Different props were used according to their character. The young ones showcased their talents and performed their characters with a lot of enthusiasm. It helped in giving our children a firm ground to express themselves confidently on stage.
Visit to Art Exhibition – 18th October, 2022
A few selected students from Junior Wing along with the students from Senior Wing accompanied by Ms. Shyamali Dhar & Argha Kamal Ganguly ( Art Teachers) visited Aesthetica -Art Exhibition, organized by Cambridge School , Srinivaspuri on 18th October, 2022 . They observed paintings, drawings, sculptures, cyanotype prints, puppet shows, skit & took part in- on the spot sketching & pottery too. It was an opportunity for these students to explore & understand Visual Arts. Overall, this educational trip helped in shaping & developing their aesthetic sense.
Story telling Session – Class IV – October 17, 2022
A storytelling session was conducted by Ms Sutapa Basu on October 17,2022 for the students of Class IV. Ms Basu discussed the important elements of a story such as setting, characters, plot, climax etc. She dealt in detail about most of these elements to encourage them to construct a story of their own.
Various books written by Ms Sutapa were displayed during the session for the students such as Padmavati, Genghis Khan, Princesses Monsters and Magical Creatures, The Curse of Nader Shah etc.
The session was very interesting and informative. Students thoroughly enjoyed it.
Workshop – Compassionate Citizen – Class III and V – 20th October, 2022
A workshop by PETA was conducted on 20th October for the students of class III and V. The workshop was conducted by Nishabd, a non-profit volunteer dog rescue organization dedicated to helping the sick and wounded furry friends on the street.
The theme of the workshop was “Compassionate Citizen”. The workshop focused on teaching the children how to be compassionate towards animals.
Charity Visits – 19th October, 2022
Charity visits were organized by the school. Students visited a school for the underprivileged on 19th October where they distributed stationery items to the children.
A visit to Aangan, an old age home, was organized by the school on 20th October, 2022. Students enthusiastically celebrated Diwali with them. It was indeed a wonderful experience for the children.
The School in association with Goonj (an NGO headquartered in New Delhi) also held a donation drive in which children were asked to donate old sweaters, coats, blankets, woollen caps, socks, etc. Thereafter 30 children along teachers visited Goonj to donate the collected items.
Woollens were also distributed by the prefectorial board to the construction workers and their families working in the school.
Special assemblies were also conducted by the students of Nursery D and Ms Varsha on the occasion of Diwali. Students spoke about why and how Diwali is celebrated. They presented dances based on Ramayan and Diwali festivity. They also recited the poem दीवाली आई. Parents were appreciative of their performance.
Ms Varsha spoke about spreading happiness around by supporting small traders, buying from local vendors, showing concern for the environment by not bursting crackers & being compassionate to street dogs, birds, cats and other animals
Charity Week- Diwali Celebration – Classes I to V- 10th October to 15th October ,2022
The spirit of the festive season was celebrated by a Charity Canteen and a Charity Craft Sale from 10th October to 15th October ,2022. An array of activities were planned for the week. Children actively participated in the craft activities, food sale, visits to NGOs and distribution of woollens to the construction workers in our school. The amount collected from all the activities was donated.
Different activities conducted by different classes were:
Class I- Children made beautiful paper lanterns using coloured paper. For food sale, they had brought delicious pakoras.
Class II – Beautiful paper flowers along with chickpea chaat were prepared by the students of class II
Class III- Students had brought earthen diyas and painted them in vibrant colours. They decorated them with mirrors, crystals and glitters.
They also enjoyed the chocolate laddoo making activity.
Class IV- Children used coloured sheets and decorating materials to make colourful and beautiful bandhanwars.
They also made delicious vegetable sandwiches with help of their class teachers.
Class V- Students made lanterns using OHP sheets and glass painting colours. They also prepared bhelpuri for canteen sale.
With a view to integrate Maths with Art, a ‘Toran Making Activity’ was also conducted for the students of Class III on October 20, 2022. Students created lovely torans out of shapes and decorative materials. They were actively engaged in the activity and enjoyed it.
Science Exhibition – Class IV- 15th October, 2022
On 15th October, 2022, Science Exhibition was organized on the occasion of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s birthday. Children from class IV exhibited various models and experiments. It was also the PTM day so it was open to all parents and students of the school. The aim of the exhibition was to highlight the importance of science in our life. All the participants showcased their models. Apart from models, students also organised visual presentations to help everyone understand the concepts of their working models.
Class IV-A displayed global warming and greenhouse effect, capillary action in coloured water, tooth decay using egg shells, working model of day and night, moving fan using hot air, how growing plants prevent soil erosion.
Class IV-B presented the ISRO model, working heart model, pinhole camera, transpiration, dancing balls, working model of smoke absorber.
Class IV-E displayed robotic hand, model of seismometer, working model of digestive system, glowing water, anemometer, rising of water due to air pressure..
Class IV-F exhibited rainwater harvesting, natural water purifier, magic milk, solar eclipse model, compass in a jar, mixing coloured lights.
The participant were very happy with their creativity and worked with full dedication on their models. All the parents appreciated the students for their efforts and interest.
Investiture Ceremony – 30th September, 2022
The Investiture Ceremony, for the academic year 2022-2023 was held on 30th September, 2022. It was a proud moment for the school to select the deserving students as the flag bearers of the school.
The ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp with a beautiful prayer song being sung by the school choir in the background. Two inspiring poems –Be the Best of Whatever You Are and Karamveer were beautifully recited by the students. The newly selected Prefects were introduced. The Headmistress, Ms Seema Karki, administered the oath, wherein the Head Boy, the Head Girl, Sports captains and prefects pledged to serve the school and fulfil their responsibilities to the best of their abilities.
The Head Boy and the Head Girl shared their views and thanked the teachers for showing confidence in them.
The ceremony concluded with the Principal’s address encouraging the newly selected prefects to be good role models for others.
Movie Shows – September , 2022
Movie shows were organized for children for classes I – V.
Different movies were shown according to their age group and interest.
Class I- Finding Nemo
Class II- Pinocchio
Class III- Charlotte’s Web
Class IV- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Class V- Trumpet of the Swan
Assembly IV A – September , 2022
Students of Class IV A conducted an assembly for parents on the theme of Vanmahotsav on September 9, 2022. It had 100% participation of students. Children spoke about the history, significance, and ways to celebrate the event. Students presented a short skit, a Hindi song along with a poem on trees. The assembly ended with an enthralling kathak dance. All the parents were very happy to watch their children perform and spoke a few words of encouragement.
Assembly II B – September , 2022
Dussehra was the theme of the assembly presented by Class II B. Students presented a short skit depicting the Victory of Good over Evil . Some facts about Dusshera celebration in different regions of our country were shared by the students which was followed by poems on our rich culture and values. The assembly ended with a graceful dance performance by the students.
Assembly Prep F – September , 2022
Students of Prep F, conducted an assembly on the theme Ramayan. They narrated as well as enacted the story of ‘Ramayan’ dressed up in the attire according to their character and used a variety of props The young ones showcased their talents and performed their characters with a lot of confidence and enthusiasm.
Assembly Prep D – September , 2022
Students of Prep D, conducted an assembly based on the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’ on September 9, 2022. Children enacted different roles from the story and performed with a lot of zeal. It was a delight to watch them perform so confidently . The young ones showcased their talents beautifully.
Teachers’ Assembly – Pre-primary – September , 2022
Pre-primary teachers conducted an assembly for the little ones on September 16, 2022 . Teachers enacted a class scene where the they acted as students. The aim of the assembly was to educate students about the importance of cleanliness and taking care of their belongings. Scene of littering around in the class was enacted followed by rules for keeping their surroundings spic and span were explained. ‘Clean Up’ song was sung while the teachers cleaned up the mess. The assembly ended with the song ‘If You’re Happy and You Know it’
हिंदी दिवस – 14 सितम्बर
हिंदी दिवस प्रतिवर्ष 14 सितम्बर को मनाया जाता है। हिंदी के प्रचार-प्रसार तथा स्कूल स्तर पर बच्चों में हिंदी के प्रति रूचि जाग्रत करने हेतु विभिन्न गतिविधियाँ इस दिन करवाई जाती हैं। इसी सन्दर्भ में केम्ब्रिज स्कूल नोएडा (जूनियर विंग ) में हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर विभिन्न गतिविधियाँ आयोजित की गईं।
कक्षा पॉंच के बच्चों द्वारा हिंदी के महत्त्व को बताते हुए स्लोगन लिखे गए। इस गतिविधि में बच्चों ने बहुत उत्साह दिखाया। कक्षा 1 तथा 2 में शिक्षिकाओं व बच्चों द्वारा कहानी सुनाई गई। बच्चों ने मुर्गी और मगरमच्छ,आसमान गिर गया जैसी रोचक कहानियों को बड़े ही आनंद के साथ सुना। कक्षा 3 के बच्चों द्वारा यात्रा वर्णन किया गया। बच्चों ने एक दिन पहले राष्ट्रीय आधुनिक कला दीर्घा के भ्रमण पर आधारित अपने अनुभवों को साझा किया। कक्षा – 4 के बच्चों को विभिन्न रसों जैसे श्रृंगार रस ,वीर रस ,भक्ति रस,शांत रस हास्य रस तथा वीभत्स रस के विषय में बताया गया तथा उन पर आधारित कई कविताएँ सुनाई गईं। बच्चों ने कविताओं का खूब आनंद लिया।
इसके अतिरिक्त विशेष सभा में कक्षा II A तथा VA के बच्चों ने मुंशी प्रेमचंद की प्रसिद्द कहानी ईदगाह का नाटक मंचन किया। हिंदी भाषा के व्याकरण तथा इसके प्रयोग के विषय में बताते हुए कुछ कविताएँ भी बच्चों ने सुनाई | इस प्रकार न केवल बच्चों ने अपितु अध्यापकों/अध्यापिकाओं ने भी अलग-अलग दिनों की गतिविधियों का भरपूर आंनद लिया।
Visit to National Museum of Modern Arts – Classes I to IV – 13th to 16th September, 2022
Educational trips to National Gallery of Modern Arts were organised for the students of Classes I, II, III & IV from 13th- – 16th September, 2022. Students were shown the paintings of the first artist Raja Ravi Varma who introduced oil paintings in India. They also saw the artwork and sketches of other fine artists like Rabindranath Tagore, Nicholas Roerich, Gaganendranath Tagore, Ramkinkar baij who had made their art on canvas and cloth. There was also a representative collection of artists who explored expressionism, surrealism, fantasies as well as pop art, during the 1960s and 70s.
Visit to National Museum of Modern Arts ( Class V) – 6th to 8th September, 2022
Different sections of Class V visited the National Museum, Delhi from 6th to 8th, 2022. Prior to that a talk was arranged by Mr. Ganguly, the art teacher from the Senior Wing, to maximize their learning experiences by following certain rules like keeping one arm distances from the exhibits, keeping quiet, walking in a line etc.
He told them about the 5 steps taken for the preservation of the exhibits.- collection, documentation, restoration, display & education.
Students witnessed a wide variety of collection form ancient times- Harappan civilization, artifacts from different dynasties, sculpture, jewellery, urns and other belongings of people from olden times.
Mini Music Fest – September, 2022
A “Mini Music Fest” was hosted by Cambridge School, New Friends Colony on 13th September, 2022, in which all the branches of Cambridge School participated. The songs were specially curated for class V students from their song book. Three songs (Hindi & English) had to be sung. Students of Cambridge School, Noida sang the songs –Woh Din Hai Kitna Dur, Sing a Song of Freedom & Ghanan Ghanan. They received a lot of appreciation for their performance. It is a great initiative as it help the students to learn and grow.
Teachers’ Day Celebration (September, 2022)
Teachers’ Day was celebrated with joy and gaiety on September 5, 2022. Students showed their love and affection for the teachers by decorating the classes, making cards, handmade flowers and other craft work. A video was also shared depicting different roles that a teacher plays in her life.
National Sports Day (August, 2022)
National Sports Day is celebrated on 29.8.22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Hockey Legend, Major Dhyan Chand. This day was celebrated in our School with great enthusiasm. Students participated in various activities such as jogging, running, drills, on the spot jogging, warm up exercises followed by flat race, shuttle race and Zig Zag race. It was a great fun filled day.
Special Assembly – Class II F (August, 2022)
Class II F conducted a Special Assembly for parents on the theme- Friendship
A play “A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed” was enacted by the children. They appreciated the value of friendship as they spoke about it.
Dance performances and songs on friendship were also presented.
Janmashtami Celebration (August, 2022)
Janmashtami was celebrated by the children of Nursery and Prep. The little ones looked endearing in their ethnic attire. Class Prep H conducted the assembly on this day. They were told the story of Lord Krishna’s birth.
Students of Nursery painted paper flutes and decorated it with sequins and glitter.
Class prep made paper matkis and beautifully decorated it with cotton and sequins. Later, children were served sooji halwa made by the teachers.
Rakhi Celebration (August, 2022)
Students of Nursery and Prep celebrated Raksha Bandhan with full zeal. The little ones looked adorable in their ethnic attire. They were told about the sacred bond between brother and sister. Class Nursery made beautiful rakhis and decorated them with sequins and stars and students of Prep did ladyfinger printing on their rakhis. Later it was tied to each student by the teacher and the children went home wearing it. The little ones had got sweets from home and exchanged it amongst themselves. Special assemblies were conducted by class Prep G and II C on the theme –The Festival of Rakhi. It was a delightful celebration for students.
Theatre Presentation -Class IV (August, 2022)
Students of class IV performed a theatre presentation on the topic “Indian Freedom Struggle”. The aim was to enact, understand and discuss the timeline and the journey of the freedom struggle of India.
Class IV-A and IV-B presented the Pre-British Era and the revolt of 1757, on 8th August, 2022. Students talked about the journey of the Britishers from traders to invaders. A skit was performed by the students on the revolt of 1757 focusing on The Battle of Plassey. A group dance on the song “Aaramb Hai Prachand” was presented followed by a poem.
Class IV-C and IV-D conducted their presentation on the topic -the Revolt of 1857 and the hero of the revolt- Mangal Pandey. Children performed a dance on the song “Mangal Mangal” followed by a poem on him. The presentation ended with a group song “Yeh Hai Mera Hindustan”.
Class IV-E and IV-F presented the Indian Freedom Struggle from 1857 to 1947, on 17th August, 2022. A play on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Rowlatt Act were enacted. The famous speech of Jawahar Lal Nehru, “Tryst with Destiny” was also presented.
The play ended with a dance performance on the song “Desh Rangila” and the song “Sare Jahan Se Achcha.
Health Week (August, 2022)
Health Week was observed in school from 22th August to 26th August, 2022. It was a fun-filled week full of interactive discussions and activities to help the children understand the importance of healthy choices of food and lifestyle for an active and balanced body and mind.
During this week, class teachers gave a talk on personal hygiene, balanced diet, meditation and dental care.
Videos were shown on Indian superfoods, gluten facts, vegan diet, brown rice and how to read nutrition facts on food packets. They were encouraged to choose right food from the market checking the expiry date and nutritional value.
Various healthy food recipes were demonstrated by the class teachers such as sprout salad making, chickpea sandwich, vegetable sandwich making and many more.
A week’s tiffin menu was also planned for children.
Day 1 -Besan/Moong Dal chilla and a fruit
Day 2 – Idli Chutney and a fruit
Day 3 – Veg roll and a fruit
Day 4 – Vermicelli/Upma and a fruit
Day 5 – Veg Sandwich and a fruit
A talk was given by the school doctor on general body care. Outdoor activities and drills were also held. Health Week was full of fun, energy and awareness about our wellbeing.
Independence Day Celebration (12th August, 2022)
Independence Day celebrations were held on 12th August, 2022 in the school. Special assemblies were conducted by the students of Prep A and VF. Class Prep students recited beautiful rhymes based on the theme – Our Nation. They also presented patriotic songs and dances.
Children of Nursery made beautiful tricolour kites with finger printing.
Class Prep made tricolour fans and did cotton dabbing on it with saffron and green paint.
Students of Class VF presented a special assembly for the parents. They spoke on how the British had entered India as traders, only to become our rulers. The beautiful patriotic song ‘Vande Mataram’ was sung by them followed by poem recitation -‘What is India?’
12th August was a bagless day for the children. Keeping the spirit of independence alive, many activities were organised for different classes.
Students of classes I, II & III assembled in the front lawns for different activities. They held the tricolour and marched in the school while singing “Vande Matram”. To keep up the spirit of Independence Day, Kite Flying activity was also organised. This was followed by Art Competition for all the classes.
Students of Class IV had their theatre presentation on the topic – Revolt of 1857.
Class V conducted Prabhatferi on August 10, 2022. Students took a round of sector 27, Noida, enthusiastically singing patriotic songs. Many students had come dressed as freedom fighters, sending a message to the spectators around that we attained freedom through the sacrifices of these great men and women and that we should value it and make our nation proud.
Interactive Session with Girls [Class V] (July, 2022)
An interactive session on menstrual health and hygiene was conducted for the girls of Class 5 on July12, 2022 in the Seminar Hall, Junior Wing.
The session was about the physical changes that occur in girls at puberty – educating them about menstruation, the mensuration cycle, physical, psychological and emotional symptoms associated with periods, mensuration hygiene, etc.
Sanitary Pad distribution to Maids and Lady Guards
Girl students from Senior Wing distributed sanitary towels to the lady domestic helps and lady guards during their work experience period on July 20, 2022.
Nursery Admission Interactions (July, 2022)
Nursery admission interactions for the session 2023-24 have started from July 15, 2022. Parents were given specific time slots for the smooth conduct of interaction. It was heartening to see the overwhelming response of the parents. They were very appreciative of the overall functioning of the School.
Assemblies by Teachers (July, 2022)
Class V D
An assembly was conducted by Ms Amrita Banerjee on 15.7.22.
The theme of the assembly was Self Belief. Ms Banerjee started with a short story about a little boy who worked hard to achieve his dreams. Children were then asked to guess who the little boy was. Most of them could answer that the story was about Dr APJ Abdul Kalam .
A few facts about Dr Kalam were shared. A song was also presented on Self Belief which was enjoyed by the students.
The assembly finally came to an end with community singing of the song- Manzil ki Duri.
An assembly was conducted by the class teacher of Nursery E [Ms Pooja] and the topic of the assembly was Rainy Season.
Children were introduced to Rainy Season by the sound of thunder. They were asked if they were familiar with the sound. Many interesting facts about the season were shared with the children. The rhyme – ‘Badal Garajte’ was recited with actions. They were also told about rainbow and its seven colours. The assembly ended with a dance on the song -‘Singing In The Rain’
Class V C Assembly ( July, 2022)
Class V C presented the assembly on the topic- Value of Reading Books. Students presented a few amazing facts about books such as -there’s a word for loving the smell of old books- Bibliosmia, the most expensive book ever purchased was sold for $30.8 million. It was Codex Leicester by Leonardo Da Vinci, and it was purchased by Bill Gates and many more such interesting facts.
A skit – The Girl Who Hated Books was presented by the students along with Poems[Hindi &English] on books – The Land of Story Books & Kitaben
Class V D Assembly ( July, 2022)
Class VD presented the assembly on the theme – Rabindra Jayanti on 11.7.22. The assembly was an effort to honour the contributions of Kavi Guru Rabindranath Tagore in the fields of art, music, literature and culture. Students recited the poem ‘Where the mind is Without Fear’ and enacted the poem ‘ Dui Pakhi’. Children enjoyed enacting Tagore’s famous poem ‘Juta Aabishkar’ as a skit. The assembly was appreciated by the parents.
Class II E Assembly (July, 2022)
Class II E presented the assembly on the topic- Books are Our Friends. Children spoke on how books enrich our vocabulary and broaden our perspective towards life. They shared amazing facts about books and presented a skit based on the story- The Four Friends. A poem on books was also recited.
Class Prep C Assembly ( July, 2022)
Class Prep C conducted the assembly for parents on the topic- Welcome to the Jungle on July 29,2022.
The little ones exercised on the song “Come, Come on, its Warm Up Time”.
Thought for the day was based on kindness, love and care for animals. Children spoke a few lines on wild animals and presented a skit on the story- “The Sky is Falling”. They also danced on the song “The Animal Express song” followed by a Good Bye song at the end.
Van Mahotsava ( July 8, 2022)
Van Mahotsav was observed in School on July 8, 2022. Students were encouraged to understand and appreciate the importance of planting trees for nature conservation. They pledged to take care of the plants at all times.
Assemblies were conducted by the pre-primary teachers and Class IV A to create awareness about our role in safeguarding our natural resources.
This was followed by planting of saplings of banana, guava, papaya and lemon by the children with the help of our school gardener. They were given information about the saplings they planted. Teachers presented a beautiful dance performance on the song ‘Naa kaato mujhe’ Students also sang songs expressing their love for nature.
Assembly Class V E (May, 2022)
A talk was given by Ms. Baljnder Kaur in the assembly held on May 13,2022. As it was the last working day before the summer vacation, the topic of the talk was – Summer Season and the precautions to be taken to beat the heat. Children were given tips on what kind of foods to eat and which ones to avoid during the gruelling summer months. If visiting grandparents, they should try and have meaningful conversations with them and ask them to share stories of their times.
Assembly Class V D (May, 2022)
Class VD presented the assembly on May 9, 2022 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The assembly was beautifully presented with the poem Where the Mind is Without Fear, his song Aamra Shobai Raja and Hey Notun & enactment of one of his poems Juta Aabishkar’s English translation.
A beautiful dance on the song Mon Mor Megher Shangi was also performed by the girls of the class.
The assembly finally came to an end with poem enactment of one of the famous poems written by Gurudev –Dui Pakhi
Assembly Prep C (May, 2022)
The assembly theme of Prep C was Good Manners. It was conducted by the teachers. They enacted a skit on Good Manners wherein they talked about the importance of the 3 magic words –sorry, please and thank you. They were asked questions related to the topic. Towards the end, the students sang and danced on the ‘Good Manners’ song.
Rabindra Jayanti Celebration (May 10, 2022)
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore, a programme was held on May 10, 2022 at the auditorium in the Senior Wing. This year marks his 161st birth anniversary. The Headmistress, Ms Seema Karki and all the activity teachers from the Junior Wing attended the programme. Various beautiful songs and poems by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore were presented in the celebration.
ASSEMBLY – Class 2D – April 2022
An interactive assembly was conducted by the Class teacher of II-D Ms. Naina Garg on 13.04.2022. The theme of the assembly was- One should never give up. The teacher talked about B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti, Baisakhi and Easter. It was an interactive discussion. Lastly, community singing was held in which all the children participated enthusiastically.
Book Week – 25th April, 2022 to 29th April, 2022
“Books train your mind to imagination to think Big” – Taylor Swift
Book Week was observed from 25th April, 2022 to 29th April, 2022 in the Junior Wing.
Special Assemblies were conducted by Classes Prep A, II E & VC to celebrate the joy of reading. Students spoke about the benefits of reading and recited poems & presented skits on books.
Students were provided a wide range of story books through “E-digital library” which is a finger touch repository for the students to become avid readers and to explore the world of imagination.
A plethora of interesting activities related to books and reading were organised throughout the week.
Students were encouraged to read books –
Class II – Children were sent the PDF “Hansel and Gretel” and “Jack and the beanstalk” for reading. On Monday children discussed the story of “Hansel and Gretel” with the teacher.
Classes III, IV & V read books by famous authors such as Roald Dahl [Class III& IV ], Ruskin Bond, [ Class V] after which students reviewed and narrated the story from the book which they liked the most.
Other activities conducted were Book Jacket Making, Book Report writing activity & Book Corner Making
Book Week was observed enthusiastically by the children of Nursery and Prep too. They were encouraged to take care of their books.
They were counselled to take care of the books by:-
- Turning the pages one by one
- Not folding the pages and making doggy ears
- Not tearing the pages
- Keeping the books properly in shelves.
Nursery – The teacher made puppets of ‘Laalu and Peelu’ and narrated their story to the children.
- Prep – The children made book marks using ear bud printing and they also used it for their favourite books in the class.
- A short skit was also conducted by the teachers.
The children enjoyed the storytelling sessions and craft activities.
Workshop – by STRAW – April 29,2022
Workshops were conducted for the children of Classes III, IV & V in connection with Earth Day on 29.4.22. It was organised by the NGO -STRAW, which stands for Stray Relief Animal Welfare. The resource person was Ms. Ipsita and the topic was Animal Homes.
Children were given tasks such as making animal homes [craft work]. They were also encouraged to think of themselves as scientists or creators and think of a product which would be beneficial for animals. They had to draw the product, name it and tell how it would be useful.
All About Me – Class – Prep – April 25, 2022
All About Me activity was conducted for Class Prep on 25.4.22
Children sat in a circle with the teacher and talked about themselves, their likes and dislikes while playing a game of Pass the Parcel which added a fun element to the activity.
They made a folder about themselves in which they drew their family members, best friend, favourite toys, colours and shape. They also enjoyed tracing their hands and colouring them.
The objective of conducting this activity was to make the children aware that each of them has a different choice and everyone is unique and special. They could also learn a lot about their peers.
Earth Day – April 22, 2022
Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org. The official theme for 2022 is ‘Invest in Our Planet.’
Children of Classes Nursery and Prep celebrated Earth Day with great enthusiasm. Special assembly by teachers was conducted to make them aware about the importance of Earth Day and they were encouraged to follow eco-friendly habits like saving electricity, water and fuel. They were also told about the significance of the Three R’s- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Group Germination activity was organized for Nursery children wherein they planted coriander seeds. Students of class Prep made herbal planters with ice-cream cups. They painted the cups green, sowed some seeds and watered the plants.
The tiny tots took a pledge to keep their environment clean and help their parents in watering and nurturing the plants.
Classes I to V celebrated Earth Day through special assemblies presented by Class VB & II B. Students recited poems on earth. They also performed a play depicting the importance of trees on earth.
Various other activities were held such as – Nature Walks, Poster Making, Poem Writing on the topic- My Planet to name a few. Discussion about segregation of garbage and waste management was also done.
Founder’s Day Celebrations – April 7, 2022
The School celebrated its Founder’s Day on April 7, 2022.The 91st Founder’s Day was celebrated through an assembly wherein the great work of our founding father Shree A.C. Deb was remembered.
Ms Reema Datta spoke about the history of Cambridge School – how it started and how over the years the schools have successfully spread in Delhi and NCR, imparting quality education to children of all strata of society.
The mission, purpose, and ideals upon which Mr Deb laid the foundation of our School still stand strong.
As World Health Day was also being celebrated, a small talk was also given explaining why health is important for the well-being of the people across the world. Tips were also shared about how to keep healthy. After community singing the assembly ended by a song sung by Yash Saini of Class V-A.
ORIENTATION PROGRAMME – CLASS IV & V– April 2, 2022
Orientation programme for Classes IV and V was held on 2nd April 2022 in the Roma Deb Auditorium, Senior Wing between 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp by the Headmistress Ms Seema Karki, the Principal Ms Preeti Sangwan and the resource person Dr Shakuntala Dawesar. It was followed by a beautiful dance performance by the students of Class IV.
Dr. Shakuntala Dawesar , a qualified psychologist from the Armed Force Medical College in Pune and trained at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, shared her experiences and helped the parents in understanding child psychology. She talked about the importance of screening in children. She also talked about sexual abuse and the importance of educating children about their safety.
The main focus of the talk was how parents and teachers can co-ordinate, so that the child develops in every sphere of his/her life.
It was followed by parent’s queries regarding their children’s behaviour patterns and problems faced by them.