Monday 2nd March 2015
Resuming normal schedule at school.
Friday 6th March
lördag 21 februari 2015
Newsletter Week 10The long awaited Winter Sports holiday is here. This will be an opportunity for children to enjoy all pleasures that winter can offer before the spring comes.
I wish all families a splendid and eventful Winter Sports holiday with your children until the children resume back to school on week 10.
Class 4a and b will have an opportunity to go and watch a movie on Friday week 10. The children are already aware of this information. I will give you more details about it on week 10 or update the information on the school blog.
I have issued homework on request from parents who follow the progress of their children closely. I have prepared for the children worksheets so that they can avoid carrying books. The best days for children to hand in their homework is on Mondays and Tuesdays since I usually have plenty of time to correct the books on those two days.
The Mathematics test results were outstandingly good for most children. A few children still need to polish up their mathematical tables and revise them more I will identify strategies of making learning the mathematical tables easier until children can identify certain patterns and sequences. The children will have a quiz on the current topic on Friday week 11. For children who are musical, I had put a link of Mathematical tables’ songs on the blog. The school has been generous enough to purchase new mathematical books adequate for the children including for homework.
When the children come back they will have an opportunity to work in pairs to assemble different vehicles. The details of the work they will do for the theme Construction and Movement( rörelse och konstruktion) has been attached to you in the previous Newsletter.
It was deadline for us to return Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the 20th Feb 2015,. Unfortunately 3 books of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are missing. Please check if some children forgot to hand in their books. If we have 3 books missing we will not be allowed to borrow more books until we find those 3 books. Please check if some children left the books at home.
The children have some issues with one another. However despite all turbulence, tranquillity settles very quickly for children. I am so passionate about teaching because the children inspire me. They settle their differences so quickly and get to appreciate that “the lotus flower only grows in the mud”.
Once more a great holiday with your children. I look forward to meeting them again. We continue to focus on issues that matter most; how to prepare children to not only acquire academic knowledge, but also to be responsible individuals in the society as is required by educational goals in Sweden.
lördag 14 februari 2015
The Utvecklingssamtal sessions are about to come to an end. It has been a great moment for nearly all the children. We have identified areas that children are to work towards to make them even more competent in their educational developments.
Skating was pure pleasure to the children. Our Gymn teacher challenged the children to skate 12 rounds to achieve a classic. Many children achieved that easily. He made demonstrations of different manoeuvres which some children tried out. Mostly it was a pleasurable moment for the children to play together; a show of great companionship between the boys and the girls.
I have scanned through all the children`s Mathematics test results and as I expected it has be great results for the children. While we had collegial assessment of the test with my colleague in the other grade four classes was impressed by the way the student’s structure and present their work. This way of structuring their work is a habit that nearly all the children have embraced in the class. The children are enjoying the topic to do with time. Many children appreciate being engaged in doing homework and request for tasks to do at home. The school will boost the class with more material in Mathematics.
The children continue to be in their creative moment of constructing simple machines. They are videotaping the process of the work they are doing. The children will produce a manuscript to explain the process of their creativity. These moments are usually the most pleasurable moments for the students. Ulla( grade 4a and c Maths and Natural Sciences teacher) and I have also sorted out the NTA låda for “rörelse and konstruktion”. The children will construct a basic vehicle that will be able to move using weights and elasticity in the process they will illustrate how work is force exerted per unit area. They will measure the amount of movement that they could manage to make with exerting weights or by intensifying elasticity and if we succeed we will combine elasticity to a propeller to monitor how much we will be able to increase acceleration. We will film and take pictures of the entire process. If I find the material from the NTA låda, I will buy the material for my sons so that we can continue to use them in future to test out the practical aspects of physics like Work, Weight, Speed, Acceleration, Elasticity and Friction. The constructions will be a series of 8-10 lessons. If need be additional time may be required. I will enclose details of information from NTA providers of facilities.
I will collect the books Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the 19th February. I request all parents to see to it that we return all the books so that we can have an opportunity to borrow two more sets of books. The children still have a worksheet of English which is incomplete. It could be ground for homework next week. Since the children love drama, I wish for them to act out a prescribed text of a simplified version of Romeo and Juliet. I just hope that I will get hold of the manuscript. If the circulation library has it will even be better.
Four pages of a Mathematics worksheet. Four pages of English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension.
More information will be in the next Newsletter.
lördag 7 februari 2015
Dear Parents,It continues to be cold and slippery outside. Some children are sick. We now have a nurse in school that is available 2 days a week. She will soon be full time available at school.
The children have done the mathematics Test on Multiplication and Division. They will do another on Friday week 10. This will be on the topic Time( tid). The children are required as they are studying about time( tid )to show knowledge of the following.
- enheterna, år, månad, vecka, dygn, läsa och skriva datum
- avläsa klockan och skriva klockslag med siffror
- räknar med begreppen tidigare och senare, utifrån ett visst klockslag
- räkna ut skillnader i tid mellan två klockslag
- läsa av en tidtabell
År, skottår, månad, vecka, dygn, timme, minut, sekund, datum, tidsskillnad, tidtabell.
The children enjoy this topic very much.
The children are concentrating on construction of simple machines. Each child will be required to construct at least one simple Machine. We will also have a great topic on rörelse och konstruktion.
While we will be studying about friction, work, weight and acceleration we will also construct vehicles and make them able to move with weights or elasticity.
Skating Östermalms IP/Outdoor P.E
The children will go for skating at Östermalms IP on Thursday the 12th, February,2015 between 9:00-13:00. The students must have with them skates, helmets, packed lunch+water. Next week the children will also have outdoor gymn lessons. The children are required to have appropriate clothes that will enable them to play outside in the snow.English
The children will do the same project work as they did with the Matilda book for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It will be group work. We have also done Comprehension, Grammar and Vocabulary. A spelling test was issued to the children. Next week we will get some words from the “detectives” from Matilda to learn how to spell.
The children have worksheet for homework. It is in their schoolbags. It is on the new topic of Mathematics tid. They should also do 4 pages of the English Work Sheet to be ready on Friday week 7.
The telephone number in the classroom is 08-508 44 541. The new telephone is very sophisticated Some parents have sent an sms through that telephone and I have received it on mail.
More information in the next Newsletter