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Grade 4 weekly newsletter

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DUNES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Volume 4 Issue 3 ACADEMIC SESSION 2019-2020 15- 19 September 2019 Sneak Peek  Students should come in prop- er school uniform.  Ensure that the Own Transport students reach their respective classrooms by 7:40 a. m  RFID remains mandatory to ensure entry into the school bus or the school premises. Please speak to your child about the importance of swiping the RFID card regu- larly  Weekly Test for SST will be conducted on 22/09/2019  Kindly enrol your ward for spell bee competition.  Enroll your ward for the AS- SET exam as it is mandatory.  Registration has started for the Academic Year 2020-2021 Dunes Internation- al School provides one of the safest and efficient transport services to its school students. We are obliged to ensure the safety and security of the students and staff in the school bus. A high level of safety is im- possible without concentrated effort and innovation. As a part of our commitment to transfer knowledge and increase awareness of safety the middle school students of Dunes International School partnered with the Taj need team (Taj need- the capsule learning moves is a Sheik Hamadan award winning voluntary training or- ganization for the ancillary staff) to conduct wellness program that is aligned with the national agenda parameters promoting soft skills in bus monitors and drivers.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they al- low them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their com- munication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them. Reading plays ad- verse roles in their life. The Dunites were totally engrossed in reading e- books. They used various tools and features of digital readers to develop vocabulary, support comprehension, respond to text, improve fluency. It helped them to understand the world in a better way as they come across different perspectives which will help them in breaking their prej- udice and will help them in future to make better decisions and enhance their analytical thinking.

The outdoors is an amazing place to learn and pick up essential skills. At Dunes, we have also realised that getting students out of the classroom is a very refreshing and enriching experi- ence. We offer various destinations for subjects that can be taught outside of the class- room; Socially Useful Productive Work is one such subject. SUPW is an integral part of school curric- ulum in which the students indulge in several manual work that prove beneficial in handling day to day jobs of life. It aims to build out the harmonious development of students—body, mind and spirit. It makes student “Versatile” or “multitalented” . It helps them learn something challenging . We hope to tickle their imagination and infuse positive attitude by helping them live the un- certain, and accomplish the impossible.

“Patience is power. Patience is not an ab- sence of action; rather it is “timing; it waits on the right time to act, for the right princi- ples and in the right way.” ― Fulton J. Sheen Patience is necessary for success. It is said that “all good things come to those who wait” If we wish to achieve anything of sig- nificance, we cannot expect to achieve it overnight. Patience teaches us to value the effort and not just the success. It is a mistake to think that happiness can only be attained through certain achievements. . With the motive of educating and entertaining, an enthralling skit depicting the importance and signifi- cance of being patient was presented by the students of grade 4 C . The skit concluded with the message Patience in life can make them reach out for the stars. With patience one can avoid making hasty decisions. Life is not about living in the future or in the past. Life is about accepting the present moment.



5 W's, 1 H strategy. Summarizing means identifying the main idea and most important facts, then writing a brief overview that includes only those key ideas and details. The stu- dents of grade 4 summarized the lesson using the 5 W's, 1 H strategy. The 5 W's, , when, where, why, and how. These questions make it easy to identify the main character, the important details, and the main idea. It helped students to organise their thinking and lead students to use a range of question types independently with a quick overview of an event.

We use polygon at every moment of life from fruits to honey comb to floor designing to designing etc. The importance of polygons would probably relate to the variety of polygon shapes often used in the building of modern structures. The triangle, for in- stance, is often used in construction because its shape makes it comparatively strong. Grade 4 students found the different polygons shapes from daily life environment. These hands-on activities will help spark students’ interest in geometry. for example, focusing on different types of triangles and it can be very broad and include a variety of different shapes.

The human digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that process food. In order to use the food, we eat us energy, our body has to break the food down into smaller particles that it can process; it also has to excrete (or get rid of) waste. To understand how this amazing feat oc- curs, students were given the model of digestive system to identify its parts and functions. They came to know that our digestive system contin- ues the digestion process to get nutrients from the food or get rid of the waste products that food makes otherwise we would soon become ill.

World Ozone Day Celebration at Dunes. One of the most serious problems that the world faces today is the depletion of the Ozone layer. The Ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful ultraviolet radiations of the sun thus helping to preserve life on the planet. Every year on 16 September, the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated across the globe. \" Since the 1990s, the size of the annual \"ozone hole\" that develops over the frigid South Pole has reduced progressively. Once a pressing environ- mental concern, the ozone hole depletion is one of the lesser environmental concerns today. The decision to commemorate the date, was made by the UN General As- sembly on December 2000. The theme for this year is 32 years and healing. To commemorate this day, students of grade 4 were given an activity- Cre- ate their own story –Ozzy Ozone story with a good or bad ending to con- trast what happens if humans act – and if they don’t act Students prepared their stories in an informative way and were now aware about the importance of following three R’s and go green in their life for a better tomorrow.

The main objective to conduct this activity to develop student’s reading skills, writing skills and creativity. To make them more curious about the things happen- ing around the globe. Students participated very actively. They were eager to share their class- mates, what are the new inter- esting information they have. They wrote about the strange and interesting information about some animals. They drew beauti- ful pictures by using different col- ors. Later on they read and shared the information with the class.

Music and poetry have direct impact in de- veloping the Language skills of the student. This poetry recitation is the literary work where ideas and feelings accentuated with the use of distinctive style and rhythm. The French students of Grade 4 actively partici- pated in the recitation competition and attributed to the rhythmic structure of the stanzas and to new and unknown words.

Topic: Sunan Rwatib. Objective: to familiarize the way to be closer to Allah Subhan wa Ta’aala. Prophet Muhammad ,‫ﷺ‬said, “Allah will build a house in Heaven for those whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah rak’at, (as follows) four raka’at before and two after the Dhuhr prayer, two after the Maghrib, two after the Isha and two before the Fajr prayer.” (At-Tirmidhi) The students of grade 4 enthusiastically partici- pated in the activity done in the class about Sunan Rawatib. They have constructed a mind- map about Sunan Rawatib that encouraged the students to be regular in performing Sunnah prayers.

Pop Up Forest!!! With creativity and imagination, young minds can make wonders. If the concepts are clear for the students, then teachers should give opportunity for the students to reflect their understanding through various strategies like flip teaching. Differ- ent teaching styles and different activities and very different extensional learnings creates wonderful learning outcomes. Students of grade 4 explained the types forest using an interesting and creative pop- up cards. Facts and features of the different forests of India artistically depicted, which in turn helped the students to bring out their original talent.

Singing comes from within and keeps one happy and joy- ful. Students learn a new song with singing techniques and breath control. They fo- cus on the pitch and tone and also learn the lyrics of the song.

Year Of Tolerance THE GHAF TREE AS A SYMBOL OF TOLERANCE Simple yet symbolically strong, the leaves of the evergreen Ghaf form the official logo for the UAE Year of Tolerance. The Ghaf is the UAE’s national tree, a true survivor in the face of fiery temperatures, searing winds and harsh desert conditions. Even during long, dry periods, the Ghaf spreads out its lush green canopy, generously providing shelter and shade for all. For thousands of years, people have gath- ered under Ghaf branches to discuss their views and debate daily matters. The tree is a symbol of tolerance and coexistence, long associated with the heritage and community approach of the country. 25/09/2019

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