PYP 1

PYP 1 Teachers:

 

Amy Marshall

Amy.Marshall@isgr.se

 

Olivia Thompson

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 Fleur Doornberg 

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Course: Language/Arts

Teachers:

Olivia Thompson, Amy Marshall, Fleur Doornberg

 

Text:

JollyPhonics,Write One and Scholastic Guided Reading Scheme

 

Topics Studied:

SOUNDS AND PHONICS

  • General review of all single letter sounds
  • Long and Short vowel sounds
  • Diagraphs and Blends
  • Spelling
  • High Frequency
  • Words
  • Syllables

 

GRAMMAR

  • Using end punctuation and capitals
  • Sentence writing
  • Parts of Speech
  • Tense (Past, present, future)

 

READING

  • Guided reading
  • Developing reading and decoding strategies
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency

 

WRITING

  • Handwriting
  • Guided
  • Writing
  • Writing in Journals
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing Lists, Emails, Messages and Letters
  • Writing Instructions
  • Writing Stories
  • Writing about books
  • Writing Process, Editing and Proof reading

 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

  • Speaking and listening to others
  • Working together

 

Assessment

Student reading is assessed using running records. Student writing is assessed through samples of work done throughout the year. Spelling is assessed through weekly lists and tests.

 

Homework

Homework is assigned on Monday to be handed in by Friday of the same week. Homework usually includes spelling practice, poetry and reading books.

 

Missed work

If a student misses class the teacher will decide which work needs to be completed at home or in class.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: PYP1 Mathematics

Teachers:

Olivia Thompson, Amy Marshall, Fleur Doornberg

 

Text:

Abacus, additional resources

 

Topics Studied:

  • Addition concepts and strategies
  • Subtraction concepts and strategies
  • Graphs and tables
  • Numbers and place value to 100
  • Patterns
  • Shape and Space
  • Measurement, Time, Calendar and Money
  • Fractions
  • Probability (chance and data)
  • Problem solving
  • Estimation

 

Assessment

Student assessment is based on samples of work throughout the year, observations, individual interviews and occasional unit tests. A standardized test is completed during the first term.

 

Homework

Homework is assigned on Monday to be handed in by Friday of the same week. This usually consists of a worksheet or a game based on the work studied in class during that week.

 

Missed work

If a student misses class the teacher will decide which work needs to be completed at home or in class.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: PYP1 Units of Inquiry including Social Studies and Science

Teacher:

Olivia Thompson, Amy Marshall, Fleur Doornberg

 

Text:

A variety of texts from the Library and also FOSS books.

 

The themes

  • Who We Are
  • Where We Are in Time & Place
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • How the World Works
  • How We Organize Ourselves
  • How We Share the Planet

 

Assessment

Student assessment is based on samples of work, observations and sometimes a summative, personal inquiry or project.

 

Homework

Varied according to the topic that is being studied.

 

Missed work

If a student misses class the teacher will decide which work needs to be completed at home or in class.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Computer

Teachers:

Olivia Thompson, Amy Marshall, Fleur Doornberg

 

This year, the computer classes are taught by the classroom teacher with the support of the IT staff, in effort to better integrate IT with classroom instruction.

 

Topics Studied:

  • Knowledge of computers
  • Basic File management
  • Word Processing and Keyboard skills
  • Communication and messaging
  • Grade appropriate software

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Social Curriculum: Responsive Classroom

Teachers:

All teachers


Students will develop social skills to use within the classroom and school community.

The ISGR teachers focus specifically on the development of the following social skills:

 

  • Cooperation (working smoothly with others)
  • Assertiveness (confidently putting forth your ideas and opinions)
  • Responsibility (taking charge of yourself and working hard at your learning)
  • Self-control (thinking before acting)
  • Empathy (listening to others and understanding how they might respond to your words or actions)

 

 

Read more about Responsive Classroom:https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Art

Teacher:

Cina Ohlsson

 

Topics Studied:

3D – clay

  • Clay - emphasis on pinching and rolling
  • Making marks and textures
  • Construction – using materials such as paper and card to produce 3 dimensional forms.

 

  • 2D techniques –drawing / colouring, painting, collage.
  • 2D visual elements and concepts
  • Mark making – scratching, smearing etc.
  • Colour theory (Mixing primary colors)
  • Pattern
  • Symmetry
  • Line and shape.
  • The random /accidental in art
  • Landscape and horizon
  • Background/ foreground
  • Abstraction
  • Observation - Isolating key details
  • Expression – Feelings / emotions

 

Art appreciation

Integrated throughout the year, an emphasis is placed on individual artists. This is integrated into hands on Art lesson where students are shown and discuss the works of Artists.

 

Assessments

  • Individual portfolio: For self evaluation and teacher evaluation.
  • Teacher observations
  • Verbal self reflection (group and as often as possible individually)
  • Criteria: Application of skills and techniques. Working as part of a group. Taking care of materials and work. Effort and participation.

 

Homework

Homework is assigned periodically. This usually takes the form of evidence of planning an artwork or gathering of reference material to be used in class.

 

Material and supplies required

Occasionally students are required to bring in extra materials from home to lend diversity to projects. The focus here is for students to be creative in their choice of materials, with an aim to recycle. Examples: magazines ( for reference and photo collage), plastic bottles, textured materials etc.

 

Missed work

An effort is made to make students aware of work missed due to absence. If time and schedule allows, students are helped to catch up.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: Music PYP 1

Teacher:

Joel Leyssalle

 

Topics Studied

  • Music appreciation: dancing/expressive games.
  • Music games (communication, expression, rhythmical, dancing)
  • Instrumental skills:
  • Drums: basic rhythms with 2 sounds (right/left hand; beat/rhythm)
  • Keyboards : rhythmical ostinati (2 hands tonic/quinte)
  • Singing skills
  • Song accompaniment: playing on the beat

 

Classroom Guidelines

  • Respect – peers, teachers, and school property
  • Be attentive – Listen when a person, a group or a teacher is speaking
  • Cooperation – students will be expected to cooperate with others and fully participate in class is allowed in the classroom unless otherwise arranged with the teacher.
  • Raise your hand to ask a question or make a comment. Be positive – make the most of your learning experience
  • Food – no food/gum is allowed in the classroom.
  • Outdoor shoes: Not allowed in the music room.

 

Assessment

  • Participation/ classroom behavior
  • Effort
  • Teacher observations
  • Individual/collective presentations/ performances
  • Music portfolio

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Swedish – Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Teachers:

Maj Britt Lax and Eva Hed

 

Topics studied/Skills learned:

  • Language sounds/Pronunciation (skill)
  • Vocabulary building (skill)
  • Easy reading (skill)
  • Easy writing (skill)
  • Oral work/simple phrases (skill)
  • Sing songs
  • Rhymes
  • Letters - vowels
  • Unit - Phrases
  • Unit of Inquiry – How we express ourselves (Let’s Celebrate)
  • Unit of Inquiry – Who we are (Me and my world)
  • Unit – Sounds, letters & vocabulary building
  • Unit of Inquiry – How we organize ourselves (From farm to table)
  • Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet (Living things)
  • Unit of Inquiry – Sharing the Planet (Bodyparts)
  • Unit – Verbs, adjectives

 

Textbooks:

Svenskbiten (Läsebok + Arbetsbok) A1

 

Assessment:

Reading, interacting in class

 

Homework:

No homework will be given. Voluntary homework will be given to students who ask for it.

 

Material and supplies required:

N/A

 

Missed work:

An effort is made to make students aware of work missed due to absence. If time and schedule allows, students are helped to catch up

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: PYP EAL Beginners

Teacher:

Catherine Lövdingar

 

Texts:

Pebbles 1, Pebbles 2, Oxford Junior Workbook, Leveled home reading books

 

Skills learned:

  • Introduction to Phonics
  • Reading/Home Reading
  • Introduction to Writing/Spelling
  • Guided Reading/Comprehension
  • Vocabulary development
  • Alphabetical order
  • Using a picture dictionary
  • Short story writing
  • Grammar:
    • Regular verbs-present tense
    • Regular verbs-future, present and past tense
    • Nouns
    • Adjectives
  • Punctuation

 

Assessment

Students are assessed in the areas of speaking and listening, reading and writing. Speaking and listening is assessed in class through observation of students during various learning activities. Reading is assessed using the PM reading record kit. This is a kit which contains leveled books that correspond to the reading levels used in the classroom. At a particular level, a child is assessed on how well they can retell a book, how well they can read the words and how well they comprehend a book. This process continues until the child’s appropriate level is found. Writing is assessed with specific writing tasks (including spelling and grammar).

 

Homework

Homework is assigned weekly in the weekly newsletter. Students must hand in the work on time.

 

Materials Required

Materials needed: EAL folder containing work needed for the lesson and completed homework. Check the weekly newsletter for details.

 

Missed work

If a student misses class it is his/her responsibility to catch up on missed work. Check the weekly newsletter for details.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: PYP EAL - Intermediate

Teacher:

Catherine Lövdingar

 

Text:

Longman Picture Dictionary,Oxford Junior Workbook,Leveled Home Readers

 

Topics Studied

  • Vocabulary development related to the Units of Inquiry
  • Vocabulary development related to the Longman Picture Dictionary
  • Sentence writing 10
  • Story writing
  • Recount writing
  • Writing a factual text
  • Grammar and punctuation development;

 

Assessment

Students are assessed in class through observation during various learning activities. Writing is assessed with specific writing tasks (including spelling and grammar).

 

Homework

Homework includes the student working through the Longman Picture Dictionary and CD at home. It is expected that parents help their children. During each Unit of Inquiry, students will have vocabulary homework to support their home class work. Students and/or parents should write each word in their home language next to the English word. Materials Required In order to be successful, students must come prepared to each lesson.

 

Materials needed:

EAL folder containing completed vocabulary homework, Oxford Book, and leveled reader.

 

Missed work

If a student misses class it is his/her responsibility to catch up on missed work.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Physical Education

Teachers:

Peter Sjöberg and Dominik Buhrer

 

Topic Studied:

  • Team – building
  • Cooperation
  • Body control & Spatial awareness
  • Athletics, Games, Gymnastics
  • Movements to music & Creative movements
  • Health-related activities, Adventure Challenge
  • CPR

 

Resources and Materials:

Resources include a wide variety of balls, rackets, gymnastic equipments, etc.

 

Assessments:

Acknowledging differentiated learning styles, students will be assessed by the following criteria: - - - - Participation/ classroom behavior Effort Teacher observations Presentations

 

Homework:

Homework may be given out occasionally in forms of “Activity diary”, “food diary”

 

Material and supplies required:

Students are required to change into proper P.E. clothes each class. This includes sports shoes, shorts and t-shirt or a track suit if P.E takes place outdoors during fall and spring. A water bottle may be brought to PE lessons.

 

Missed work:

Any assessed work will be made up for whenever it is possible.

 

 

 

 
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