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grade 5 Reciprocity Weekend home work 5th Oct.2013

grade 5 Reciprocity Weekend home work 5th Oct.2013

Math:-   Solve the following word sums in your note book. Manu ran 2 1/3 km and Shan ran 3 1/5 km. Find the difference in the distance that they ran.

Bonny and his son went fishing. Bonny caught 3 3/4 kg of fish while his son caught 2 1/5 kg of fish. What is the total weight of the fishes that they caught?

For the school’s sports day, a group of students prepared 21 1/2 litres of lemonade. At the end of the day they had 2 5/8 litres left over. How many litres of lemonade were sold?

Darsh spent 2 1/2 hours on his homework on Monday. On Tuesday, he spent 1 3/5 hours on his homework. Find the total amount of time, in hours, that Darsh spent doing his homework on Monday and Tuesday.

Brinda has a bamboo pole that was 6 ¾ m long. She cut off 1 1/4 m and another 2 1/3 m. What is the length of the remaining bamboo pole in m?

Lamya bought 2 3/4 kg of vegetables, 1 1/4 kg of fish and 2 1/3 kg of mutton. What is the total mass, in kg, of the items that she bought?

Komal  has 3 1/2 bottles of milk in her refrigerator. She used 3/5 bottle in the morning and 1 1/4 bottle in the afternoon. How many bottles of milk does Komal have left over?

A tank has 82 3/4 litres of water. 24 4/5 litres were used and the tank was filled with another 18 3/4 litres. What is the final volume of water in the tank?

04/10/2013 Grade 9 Language Assignment

04/10/2013 Grade 9 Language Assignment

Language Updates: We have been working on how writer’s achieve effects with reference to identifying and understanding figurative usage, relevant literary terms and devices and techniques used in fiction incorporating a variety of examples, videos and sample texts for analysis. We have also looked at the IGCSE question paper, mark schemes and response formats. Practice writing tasks have been allocated and feedback has been given.

Literature Updates: The students are going to take their mid term assessments for Act 1 of ‘The Merchant of Venice. (Additional notes available on the following link –

We have based our sessions on requisites to respond effectively to IGCSE unseen component incorporating :

  • Form & Genre (source)
  • Appropriate Technical Language
  • Content & Structure
  • Tone & Mood
  • Literary Technique & Effect
  • Narrative Perspective
  • Language & Diction
  • Theme & Concern
  • Character & Relationships
  • Personal Response

Task type: non research based (Internet required to use the web-link and exercises completion)

Estimated duration to complete the task: around 60-70 minutes

Date of Submission: Day 2 next week

Task 1- To help you understand annotating the answers better, follow the link. Apart from understanding the definitions, complete the exercises given afer explanation.

Task 2- Having done that, you are required to correct several inconsistencies that the following paragraph has in terms of style. Correct the inconsistencies. Rewrite in your notebook:

“ When writing a term paper, the one thing you’ve got to remember is to use authoritative sources. These are vital if the paper is to persuade the intended audience. Reliable sources can be found everywhere from the library down the street to the internet. Internet sources must be used cautiously, since some sites are just run by wackos; nonetheless, some sites do provide quality information. Once the writer has found her sources, she must remember to cite them properly in order to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is bad. Citation styles vary across the disciplines, but they can usually be figured out with a proper style manual.”

04/10/2013 Grade 10 Language Updates

04/10/2013 Grade 10 Language Updates

Updates: The students have been working on solving IGCSE past papers: Paper 2 and Paper 3 in the past weeks. The responses have been discussed and graded  according to the IGCSE mark schemes, best response exemplars have been shared and extended writing tasks pertaining to specific problem areas that required more practice, have been given.

Prior to that, forms of writing(narrative, persuasive and descriptive), writer’s effects, summary writing techniques have been revised in detail.

Use this link to access Writer’s Effects related resources:

Grade 8 _ Vivacity _ Maths H.W _ 04/03/2013

Grade 8 _ Vivacity _ Maths H.W _ 04/03/2013

Subject: Maths

Topic: Profit and loss

Type of work: Non-research based

H.W for the day 04/03/2013:

Solve the following:

1).  To gain a profit of 12.5% on an item with original price Rs 120, it should be sold for ____

2). If 15% profit is earned by selling a cabinet at Rs 1380, then find the original price of the cabinet.

3).  A shopkeeper sells a set of 100 diaries for Rs 4255. If he incurs a loss of 7.5%, then find the cost price of the set.

4).  Mohanbhai bought an old cupboard in Rs 9400. The repairing costs Rs 2400 and painting cost Rs 2700. He sold the cupboard for Rs 17,110.Find the percentage of his profit.

5). Rameshbhai bought an old machine at Rs 13,600. The labourer charged Rs 200 for home-delivery. After sometime, due to transfer in job, he sold the machine to a friend for Rs 11,730. What is the percentage loss for him?

6). A dealer purchased some music system sets at Rs 14,000 per piece. The cost of duty and carting was Rs 500 per piece. If the dealer wants to earn  18% profit, at what price should he sell a washing machine?

7). A merchant bought 18 kg of oil, out of which 5 kg got spilled. He sold the remaining  oil at Rs  48 per kg. If his loss is 20%, find the purchase price.

8). If a board is sold for Rs 47.25, then the loss is 5.5%. If 12% profit is to be obtained, what would be the sale price?

9). There is 25% loss if an article is sold at RS 225. If the same is sold at Rs 360, will there be profit or loss ? How many percent?

10). Mr. X sold a bicycle to Mr. Y which he had purchased for Rs 1250 and he gained 12% profit. If Mr. Y sells the bicycle to Mr. Z for Rs 1365, will Mr. Y gain or loss? How much percentage?

H.W to be submitted on Monday (07/10/2013).

Language Update

Language Update

We have completed reading King Lear and are now exploring the important themes in greater detail. This week we have explored the theme – The Interplay of Good and Evil in King Lear through a marked, written response.

This weekend students will need to go through two presentations:

1. The use of Nothing in King Lear

2. The idea of Justice in King Lear

Please make sure that you go through the points carefully. Detailed discussion will be conducted on Monday; students will also need to frame responses to questions based on these themes.

Internet usage is required to access the presentations

Approximate duration: 30 minutes

Recap for the day 4th October

Recap for the day 4th October


Read aloud was given on the story “The ant and the grasshopper” from Empowering English book and the questions were discussed for the same.

An open ended discussion was done in the class for making the mind map on the topic “Pets” and wrote the same in their notebook. This activity was done in order to enhance their thinking skills.

Dictation was taken in the class.


Practiced addition word problems in math notebook.

[Circle Time]

Learners presented the story in front of the class which they had read from home.


Make mind map on the topics “Being sick” and “Holidays” on page 15 from Empowering English book in A4 papers given.

Note: Tomorrow is the 2nd PCM for the year 2013-14.

Highlights of the week: 30th September — 4th October

Highlights of the week: 30th September — 4th October

Highlights of the week (30th September- 5th October)
Circle time: The teacher started the structure drilling with “What if”eg. What if a bird can swim in the water? The teacher asked learners to think of some imaginary questions and motivated them to form ‘what if’ questions. This activity was conducted to enhance their oral skills.
How we express ourselves unit- Read aloud of “Elephants never forget” by Anushka Ravishankar.
Sharing the planet unit- Read aloud of “The Lorax” by Dr.Seuss. After the read aloud, the teacher made a human figure to note down our needs, wants and greed.
The Learners also conducted a waste audit of their class. They recorded the data for the whole week and wrote the same in their UOI notebooks. The chart of the waste audit was displayed in the class to understand how much waste we make as a class. Later, the students also understood that we should try to reduce making waste.
Introduced new sight words and ‘th’ blend. Learners also recited the poem with their teacher from Empowering English “The cow jumped over the moon” . The teacher discussed the meaning of the difficult words from the poem.
Learners also recited the new poem “Scarecrow, Scarecrow” and “Thanksgiving”.
This week the learners continued with regrouping addition using Monteiro cubes.
Runa Nath(HRT)



UOI : Learners observed candle making process. This session was conducted by Mrs.Priya Gajjar. While doing this activity learners demonstrated the attitude of curiosity and enthusiasm through out the process. Learners were curious to know the difference between common wax and gel wax. They could easily identify the properties of it. At the end of the day, they were enthusiastic to take home the decorative candle as their achievement.

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Math: Complete the given worksheet and bring it by monday.


1. How does Lila scare off the tiger?
2. What might the pirates say when they protest against Chang catching fish?
3. What do you think Rambashi’s next hare-brained scheme will be? Do you think it will be successful?
4. How does Chulak help Hamlet escape? Name 3 things.
6. In your opinion, was the slave who followed Lalchand correct in worrying? How should he have handled the situation?
7. ‘Lalchand began to trudge homewards.’ (page 45) What does this tell us about his state of mind?
8. Why do Chulak and Hamlet travel at night?
9. Why does Hamlet give Chulak a ‘severe look’? (page 47)
10. Why does the writer use brackets on page 51?
11. Do you think Rambashi will have repeat customers who will come back and pay?
12. What does the High Priest mean by ‘frivolous protest’?

13. How is the goddess described?
14. What does sacred mean?
15. Was the priest right/wrong to not allow Chulak to see the Goddess? Why might he have made this decision?