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Parkour in Grade 9

The Grade 9 students had an introduction to their new PE unit based on Parkour. Students unpacked how you can travel safely / create flow in their run while trialling different basic elements that are essential when performing parkour, see image above. 

Also in PE, the students in Grade 4 made the most out of having the forest so close to the school by taking part in their wilderness unit. Students created their own assault course which consisted of climbing under, jumping off and balancing on. Students then tested each others’ courses out. They also had a Tug O war competition and a scavenger hunt.

Grade 5 are blogging! As part of the journey towards the PYP Exhibition, each student is required to keep a journal marking their progress. The journals will only be shared with teachers, mentors and parents. "Can I write it in English and Russian for my Mum?" asked Ismail. And with that, we're bilingual bloggers.

Grade 9 students have been working hard on their Community Project's. One student, Aulla, chose to tackle Gender equality. To help raise awareness on her topic, Aulla created the following website, please take the time to check it out.

For their community service, two Grade 9 students chose mental health awareness as their project topic, and with this they created a website. Please feel free to check this website out, and the two students would appreciate your feedback (an anonymous survey can be found at the bottom of the page). 

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The Living Wax Museum

This week, Grade 4 took part in their summative assessment, called the Living Wax Museum. During the Living Wax Museum, the Grade 4 students transformed themselves into a revolutionary by dressing up and standing in poses around the library as if they were a wax figure. They came to life and shared about their revolutionary when the museum patrons came around and pressed the red button on their wrist. The Grade 4 students were very happy to have the support of the PYP and MYP as well as their parents who attended our Living Wax Museum, see picture above. 

Grade 1 made 'Bird food kebabs' to take and hang on the trees during their forest school session. The children had a lot of fun making them and are looking forwards to seeing if the birds have eaten them next week.

In Science this week, Grade 9 have made a great start to their summative assessment. They are exploring refraction using online simulations to gather data and identify patterns.

Grade 8 used chemical analysis to test for the presence of different food groups for their new science unit "Body systems". They will go on to use these skills when studying enzyme reactions to prepare for their summative assessment.

 

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Student-led conferences

This week in the PYP the students received their parents in the Student-led Conferences that took place Friday. During the student led conferences, the students were able to share their learning  with their parents. To prepare for the conferences, the students practiced taking each other around to different stations that demonstrated a different piece of learning from this year. Parents and children enjoyed an afternoon of sharing, see image above. 

The beginning of the PYP Exhibition is nearly upon us! Grade 5B, has been drafting (and redrafting) their Lines of Inquiry, based on the Central Idea "The choices we make every day impact our lives, our environment and our earth." Lines of Inquiry give the process a shape and focus. Can't wait to get started!

Grade 5A continued their musical journey, learning to play two different bars in a song. They were also risk-takers as they took part in singing Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills. 

 

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Welcome back from the winter break

Welcome back after the Winter Break, we hope everyone had a lovely time. During the past week, AIS run the Winter SFO where the children participated in hikes, sledding trips and even skiing. They also had indoor activities including crafts, board games and beading. Grade 3 and 4 joined other schools in a Blues concert presented at Asker Kulturhus on Tuesday, see picture above. The children and the staff enjoyed their in-school break. 

The week before the break (Week 7), most grades started wrapping up their units by working on their summative assessment. In their last PE lesson Grade 3B focused on trust and leadership and why it is important. To put the theory into practice they had to use a variety of methods of communication to guide other team members safely through the cone maze. There were some great examples of leadership in the group and some very trusting members.

In preparation to write biographies about famous revolutionaries, the students in Grade 4 worked in groups to analyse an exemplary biography to determine features they should include in their own writing. They are working on their final versions at the moment. 

Grade 8 finished their China Essays in English and Individuals & Societies. To complete their task they had to write their reflections as interdisciplinary learners. One student said: 'It was really beneficial to use my skills from both  subjects to write this essay. I learnt the structure in English and I&S gave me the perspective.' A challenging task but they have all worked hard.

 

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