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Timestables Rockstars - Rest of the World Rocks

Timestables Rockstars - Rest of the World Rocks

The school took place in the Timestables Rockstars - Rest of the World Rocks competition at the end of March: www.ttrockstars.com/page/rotwrocks22

A large number of our students took part, with Grade 7 in particular scoring very well. The purpose of the Timestables Rockstars platform is to support students in learning their multiplication tables to the point where it is instant recall. Multiplication tables are the bedrock of multiple topics in mathematics including fractions, percentages, ratio, algebraic rules, converting between units of measure, common multiples, identifying prime numbers, area of polygons and volume of polyhedra to name a few.  (Mr. Boynton, Mathematics Teacher)

Congratulations to our competition winners: 7D!!

IES Älvsjö World Book Day celebrations

IES Älvsjö World Book Day celebrations

We are excited to celebrate World Book Day on Friday, April 22 at IES Älvsjö! We will have the following activities at our school:

  • Dress-up for the entire school -- students and teachers alike: Dress-up like your favorite character, author or any book-related theme on Friday, April 22. Prizes will be awarded to "best costume" from every year group.
  • Reading Contest for years 4, 5, 6: We encourage students to read at home! Students will receive a reading log from their Swedish teachers. Students must read at least 15 minutes per day at home and parents need to sign the log to confirm the amount of pages. In each year group, the class with the most amount of pages read will win the contest. The contest runs until Monday, May 2. We will give a special prize to the winning class in each year group.

 

  • Book Cover Design Contest for all year levels: Throughout World Book Week, during English lessons, students are invited to design book covers for their favorite books. Students can choose the media for their book cover (print or digital). The English Dept. jury will choose one winner from each class. Prizes will be awarded to these winners.
  • Story Writing Contest for year 4: Inspired by our author visit by Lena Ollmark, year 4 students will have a "Spooky Story" writing contest in our Swedish classes. A judging jury will choose one winner from each class. Prizes will be awarded to these winners.
  • Literary Quiz Walk for year 5: Highlighting story-writing tips and trivia from novels the year 5 students are reading in Swedish this year, the students will go on a quiz walk around the playground. The classes will be broken into teams. The winning team from each class will win a prize.
  • "Romeo and Juliet" Performance by year 6: Our year 6 English classes will be performing Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for various year groups. These students are working so diligently with acting, directing, sound, and artistic stage set. These talented students and their teacher got a special shout out message from Oliver Phelps, the actor who plays George Weasley in the Harry Potter films!
  • "Big Reader" program by year 7: Some of our brightest (and most willing) year 7 students will make special visits to our junior school classes to read aloud to the students. They will read excerpts from their favorite books.
  • Class Quizzes for year 8 and 9: Students will have literary-related Kahoot quizzes in Swedish classes. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each class.

 

All of our teachers in every subject will shine a light on reading on this day. They may read an excerpt from a favorite book, use book-related information for a lesson, share a favorite book quote, encourage students to read books in their subject or any other creative way to incorporate more reading -- and more books into our day!

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year on April 23, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books -- a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a year to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations. For more information, see: 

https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldbookday

World Book Day! VÄRLDSBOKDAGEN 2022

World Book Day! VÄRLDSBOKDAGEN 2022

World Book Day is on April 23, 2022. Here at IES Älvsjö, we are celebrating in a big, fun, and educational way!

We will have competitions, activities, and also dress up as a character from a magazine or a book. The Swedish and English department will celebrate it on Friday April 22 (the week after Påsklov). It would be great if students and guardians celebrate with us:

Lästävling för år 4-6 Hej alla föräldrar!

I samband med “Världsbokdagen” den 23 april kommer vi på IES i Älvsjö att ha en lästävling. Klasserna i årskurs 4-6 kommer att tävla om vilken klass som läser mest på fritiden under en vecka. Den klass i varje årskurs som vinner får ett fint pris!

Eleverna kommer att få låna böcker i skolbiblioteket. Det går också bra att läsa böcker hemifrån eller låna böcker från ett annat bibliotek. Boken de valt ska vara på deras nivå och ej för lätt eller för svår. Obs! Inga tecknade serieböcker. Vi ber er föräldrar att skriva hur många sidor barnen läst hemma i ett läsprotokoll varje dag. Ni som vårdnadshavare ska sedan signera protokollet varje dag mer ert namn.

Läsprotokollet lämnas ut fredagen den 22 april och ska lämnas in måndagen den 2 maj. Inlämnas läsprotokollet för sent, kommer den tyvärr inte att räknas in då vi utser vinnarna samma dag.

Under lästävlingen ska barnen läsa minst 15 minuter varje dag, högt eller tyst. Läs gärna mer! Ju fler sidor desto större chans att klassen vinner! Inga andra läxor i svenska delas ut. Vår förhoppning är att lästävlingen ska inspirera våra elever till att läsa mycket och att de fortsätter läsa efter tävlingens slut. Vårt mål är att höja läslusten hos våra elever.

Lycka till och hoppas ni får riktigt fina lässtunder med era barn!

Vänliga hälsningar, Svensklärarna, IES Älvsjö 

Happy reading!

Author Visit - Lena Ollmark ( Y4, Y5 )

Author Visit - Lena Ollmark ( Y4, Y5 )

On Thursday, 10 March, our Year 4 students had a visit from Lena Ollmark! The students read a short story of hers in preparation.

She spoke to the students about story writing and how they can get started. They had a chance to read some of her short stories and to discuss what it means to be an author. We will be continuing this work when we celebrate World Book Day on Friday, 22 April.

NOTE: On May 10, Lena Ollmark visited our school again! This time she met with the Year 5 classes. Her visit with the Year 4 students was such a success, that we added on another date!

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Day

Once again the PTA has organised a Teacher Appreciation Day at the school. Staff arrived to find home-made buns, fun cupcakes, and healthy (spicy!) juice shots. Our staff coffee room was decorated with posters and statements of appreciation. It was a fantastic surprise, and the staff at IES Älvsjö feel so lucky to have such wonderful students and parents!

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