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Classwork in Textiles

Classwork in Textiles

In textiles, students have been busy creating cushion covers, embroidery, envelopes and much, much more.  All with the help and expertise of our textiles teacher Ms. Isaksson.  Take a look below at some of the work from year 4, 5 and 7.

Year 7 Embroidery and cushion making
Year 7 Embroidery and cushion making
Year 5 Cushion Making
Year 5 Cushion Making
Year 4 Sewing envelope

 

Reading Quest 2017

Reading Quest 2017

It has been eight weeks since IESL's reading quest began. Classes in years 4-6 competed to become the quest's champions by reading as many books as possible. The class that read the highest number of pages would be crowned the winner. To track progress, each class had a reading tree. With every book a student finished, a leaf was added to the tree giving a summary and page count.  As the weeks passed by, the trees grew fuller and fuller and the scores rose higher and higher.

    

At the end of the quest all scores were added together to give a combined total, reaching a staggering 173,735. 

The winners were announced on World Book Day and the top prizes went to 6D and 5D who scored the highest in their year group. However, the overall winners were 4A who reached an impressive score of 30,718. An excellent achievement revealing great team effort from all the class, well done. To celebrate, they were treated to a special Fika during Klassråd, including cake, juice and games. 

A fantastic effort from all students in years 4-6, it will be hard to beat the total next year but let's try!

 

Exploring Children's Rights

Exploring Children's Rights

The right of children to an education, to be free from discrimination and to feel safe are only a few of the topical issues we read about in the news today. So, on the 21st December we decided to educate our students in years 4 - 6 about children's rights through a theme day.  All classes participated in the following activities:

An introduction to children's rights as outlined by the United Nations (UN).

A practical session where students chose a child's right, then created superheroes or designed biscuits to describe and illustrate the meaning of that right.

A year group assembly to share work and thoughts on the theme.  Focus was given to the story of Harry Potter and how he was treated unfairly during his childhood.

In addition to this, each class explored different rights through a contemporary film.  Year 6 watched 'The Karate Kid', which deals with racism and bullying.  Year 5 watched 'Zootopia', which deals with stereotyping and friendship.  Year 4 watched 'Matilda', which explores bullying and the right to an education.

PRAO in a Snapshot

PRAO in a Snapshot

During week 11 our year 8 PRAO students went out into working world to gain some valuable experience.  Here are a few snapshots of their chosen workplaces.

  

 

  

  

Pythagoras Quest

Pythagoras Quest

Last week, six of the school's top mathematicians joined forces in hope of winning this year's Pythagoras Quest. IESL are no strangers to this competition, coming first last year meant they went on to represent the school at the national finals in Malmö. This year, IESL teams were up against 10 others from Östergötland's Län, all with their eyes on gold.

In order to win, students had to work co-operatively in teams on a two hour maths paper. The team with the highest mark, gained the title. We proudly had two teams representing Engelska Skolan and considering our track record, we had high hopes of a podium finish.

 

Before the competition, students were feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement. Yet when the test began, they were calm, collected and focused on the task, working diligently through the 12 demanding questions.

After what seemed like an eternity, the results were announced.  Three teams had been placed in joint second position, including one from Engelska Skolan. It was down to the tie break question to decide the rankings, which put us into 3rd place. A huge congratulations to our bronze medal team for this score and all our mathematicians for representing the school. In preparing for this the students showed great dedication, hard work and effort. Many other IES schools were also represented in this year’s regional championships.  We wish the best of luck to our schools in Nacka, Uppsala and Sundsvall who all earned first place and are going on to the Swedish Finals.

To find out more or to practice your maths skills, take a look at their website, www.pythagorasquest.se.

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