Course: Language

Teachers:

 

 Marie-Paule Tylegård, Brett Stein and Christian Dayment

 

Text:

Writer’s Express Scholastic Reading Group Scheme

 

Topics Studied

Reading:

  • Reading (in groups)
  • Writing; Fantasy/realistic stories, book reports, myths and legends, journals, poetry, play,
    descriptive/persuasive and report writing,
  • Oral Language
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Tools – ie dictionary/thesaurus

 

Assessment:

Students are assessed using

 

  • Running Records of reading.
  • Checklist of skills sheet used in reading groups.
  • Weekly spelling tests.
  • Grading of project presentations and talks give to the class.
  • Observations recorded in anecdotal records.
  • Grading of and analysis of samples of written pieces.
  • Grading of handwriting through observation of work.

 

Homework

 

Weekly

  • Spelling words to learn for the test each Friday.
  • Reading each night.
  • Reading Journal
  • Reading Group activities.

Occasionally

  • Grammar worksheet.
  • Story writing.

 

Supplies Required:

In order to come ready for each lesson the materials that you will need include:

  • The book that you are reading in your Reading Group.
  • Writer’s Express Textbook.
  • Your work books for grammar, spelling, reading and writing.
  • Pencil, ruler and eraser.

 

Missed Work

If a student is away from class it is his or her responsibility to catch up for homework any missed work. This also applies to work not completed in class.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: Mathematics

Teachers:

Marie-Paule Tylegård, Brett Stein and Christian Dayment

 

Text:

Abacus,Heineman

 

Topics Studied

  • Place Value
  • 4 Operations
  • Decimals
  • Algebra
  • Fractions
  • Shape and space
  • Measurement
  • Bars, graphs and probability
  • Problem solving
  • Time

 

Assessment

Assessment will take the form of class observations, homework assignments and tests.

 

Homework

late work will be recorded. At teacher discretion, children will be kept in class during break or play time to finish. If this occurs on a consistent basis, parents will be contacted.

 

Supplies Required

Respect and take care of supplies as provided by the school, those being; pencils, erasers, exercise books, text books, homework folders, rulers, other mathematical equipment.

 

Missed work

If a student is away from school for any reason, it is his/her responsibility to catch up on missed work.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: PYP Science 5

Teachers:

 

Marie-Paule Tylegård, Brett Stein and Christian Dayment

 

Text:

FOSS

 

Topics Studied

  • Levers and Pulleys

 

Assessment

Assessment will take the form of class observations, experiments, homework assignments, tests and project work.

 

Homework

Homework will be assigned sporadically. Students must hand in the work on time. Any missed work or late work will be recorded. At teacher discretion, children will be kept in class during break or play time to finish. If this occurs on a consistent basis, parents will be contacted.

 

Supplies required

Respect and take care of supplies as provided by the school, those being; pencils, erasers, exercise books, text books, homework folders and scientific equipment.

 

Missed work

If a student is away from school for any reason, it is his/her responsibility to catch up on missed work.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: PYP Units of Inquiry, (including Social Studies and Science)

Teachers:

 

Marie-Paule Tylegård, Brett Stein and Christian Dayment

 

Text:

FOSS and Various texts

 

Topics Studied

  • 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: EXHIBITION

 

Assessment

Assessment will take the form of class observations, class tasks and individual/group projects.

 

Homework

Homework is not assigned regularly but students are expected to work on their projects at home. Students must hand in the work/projects on time. Any missed work or late work will be recorded. At teacher discretion, children will be kept in class during break or play time to finish. If this occurs on a consistent basis, parents will be contacted.

 

Supplies required

Respect and take care of supplies as provided by the school, those being; pencils, erasers, exercise books, homework folders, rulers, poster paper.

 

Missed work

If a student is away from school for any reason, it is his/her responsibility to catch up on missed work and to present projects on their return.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Computer

Teachers:

Marie-Paule Tylegård, Brett Stein and Christian Dayment

 

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 at:  https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Art

Teacher:

Cina Olsson

 

Topics Studied:

  • 3D – clay Clay - Emphasis on pinching, addition, subtraction. Mark making and textures.
  • Construction – Juxtaposing materials such as paper and card to produce 3 dimenional forms (eg. 3d Collage / diroma, junk sculptures)
  • 2D techniques – drawing / colouring, painting, collage.
  • 2D visual elements and concepts
  • Colour theory – primary and secondary
  • Colour mixing, Tints and shade, Analogus , and monochrome schemes. Composition (including illustration layout) - effecting scale, visual focus and feeling.
  • Visual writing styles – Identity, communication and feeling.
  • Perspective - Overlapping, leaving / entering the page, single point perspective. Extreme close up.
  • Observation - Isolating key details, looking, responding, depicting.
  • Density of line, cross hatching, stippling.
  • Abstraction. The random / accidental in Art
  • Free drawing / Using a notebook (students explore personal style and choice of subject matter, collecting reference material) Shading and gradiants.
  • Expression – Feelings / emotions.
  • Art appreciation - Integrated throughout the year, an emphasis is placed on individual artists and some genres. 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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: Music PYP 5

Teacher:

Joel Leyssalle

 

Topics Studied

  • Music appreciation (Music feelings/instrumentation)
  • Music games (communication, expression, rhythmical, dancing)
  • Instrumental skills:
    • Guitar/bass: picking technique (rhythmical ostinati)
    • Drum kit: basic rhythm with 3 sounds (hands/feet)
    • Keyboards (hand position 1/both hands)
  • Music notation
  • Singing skills (individual/collective stage work)
  • Song accompaniment
  • Ensembles practice/ song creation
  • Work/projects/inquiry activities

 

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.
  • No portable electronics, mobile phones, recorder, CD player unless otherwise arranged with the teacher.
  • Outdoor shoes: Not allowed in the music room.

 

Assessment:

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

 

Homework

Homework is assigned sporadically. It often consists on training on a special musical activity shortly but regularly. (eg. A rhythmical pattern to clap and tap, a few lines to learn by practicing) . It can also be a research to do at home about music we listen to or advertisement/movies.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Swedish – Beginners/intermediate

Teachers:

Maj Britt Lax and Eva Hed

 

Topics studied/Skills learned:

  • Language sounds/Pronunciation (skill)
  • Vocabulary building (skill)
  • Reading (skill)
  • Reading comprehension (skill)
    Writing (chosen and given topic) (skill)
  • Oral work (skill) Grammar (skill)
  • Rules for written language (skill)
  • Translating texts (skill)
  • Unit of Inquiry – Form and function in everyday life
  • Unit of Inquiry – Who We Are
  • Unit – Reading
  • Unit – Writing Unit – Spelling
  • Unit – Vocabulary building
  • Unit – Grammar/pronouns/homophones
  • Unit – Oral presentations

 

Textbooks:

Svenskbiten (Läsebok + Arbetsbok) A1-B1-B2

 

Assessment:

Reading, interacting in class, homework tests, book reports (written and oral), class presentations, discussions, projects, written assignments.

 

Homework:

The students will receive homework (such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar etc) once a week.

 

Material and supplies required:

Bring notebook (given by teacher) and folder to every class.

 

Bring to class:

Willingness to listen and do his/her best while showing respect to other students and the teacher.

 

Missed work:

All work is expected on time unless approved by the teacher. Missed or forgotten homework will be handed in next Swedish lesson. If homework is repeatedly missed or forgotten a note will be sent to the parents.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Swedish – Intermediate/advanced

Teachers:

Maj Britt Lax and Eva Hed

 

Topics studied/Skills learned:

  • Language sounds/Pronunciation (skill)
  • Vocabulary building (skill)
  • Reading (skill)
  • Reading comprehension (skill)
    Writing (chosen and given topic) (skill)
  • Oral work (skill) Grammar (skill)
  • Rules for written language (skill)
  • Translating texts (skill)
    Unit – How do I learn a new language – grammar and reading comprehension
  • Unit – Express opinions in Swedish through vocabulary building, oral work and writing
  • Unit – Medieval theme – reading/writing

 

Textbooks:

Boken om svenska 1,2,3

 

Assessment:

Reading, interacting in class, homework tests, book reports (written and oral), class presentations, discussions, theatre plays, projects, written assignments.

 

Homework:

The students will receive homework (such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar etc) once a week.

 

Material and supplies required:

Bring notebook (given by teacher) and folder to every class.

 

Bring to class:

Willingness to listen and do his/her best while showing respect to other students and the teacher.

 

Missed work:

All work is expected on time unless approved by the teacher. Missed or forgotten homework will be handed in next Swedish lesson. If homework is repeatedly missed or forgotten a note will be sent to the parents.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

EAL (English as an Additional Language) – Beginners

Teacher:

John Mc Bride

 

Course

  • Comprehension training
  • Vocabulary development
  • Training in expression
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Guided writing
  • Grammar
  • Creative writing
  • Group projects
  • Individual projects

 

Course Material

  • Chatterbox 1 – 3 ( course + activity books)
  • Longman Picture Dictionary
  • Guided Readers (Ladybird, Oxford, Cambridge)
  • Selected grammar activities

 

Homework (weekly)

  • One reader
  • 2-3 units of Chatterbox a week
  • 1-2 units of Picture Dictionary
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary assignments

 

Assessment

  • Conversation
  • Reading once a week
  • Spelling tests
  • Written assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Language competitions
  • Project presentations

 

If the teacher does not get responses that show progress from a student; then the student is asked in the mother tongue (when possible) if the homework is being completed. Should a student continue to show lapses in completing the homework; then the parents are contacted

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course: EAL (English as an additional language) - Intermediate

Teacher:

John Mc Bride

 

Topics Studied

  • Grammar (65 irregular verbs in 7 tenses)
  • Creative writing
  • Individual projects
  • Graded readers
  • Vocabulary development

 

Course Material

  • Guided Readers (Oxford graded readers, levels 3 - 6
  • Selected grammar activities (Grammar 2 by Jennifer Seidl)
  • Test your vocabulary 2
  • It’s crossword Time 2

 

Homework (weekly)

There is one reading book, some new vocabulary written and translated to mother tongue and one grammar assignment If the homework is not completed, the student is informed by the teacher. If there is no improvement, the parents are contacted.

 

Assessment

  • Written grammar tests
  • Vocabulary check
  • Reading aloud
  • Monthly vocabulary review
  • Summary tasks, e.g. ‘Project presentation’.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Course title: Physical Education

Teachers:

Peter Sjöberg and Dominik Buhrer

 

Topic Studied:

  • Teambuilding
  • CPR, Athletics
  • Gymnastics, Movements to music
  • Games
  • Team-Sports
  • Net games
  • Swimming
  • Health related exercise and adventure challenge.

 

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 behaviour
  • Effort
  • Teacher observations
  • Presentations

 

Homework:

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

 

Material and supplies required:

Students are required to wear proper P.E. clothes each class. This includes a t-shirt, shorts and sports shoes or a track suit if P.E takes place outdoors during fall and spring.

 

Missed work:

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

 

 

 

 
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