In the Maths department, we have a wealth of material to cater for all students mathematical appetites! With heavy focus on real world applications and problem solving, students not only learn the basic concepts but are able to apply them in a number of ways, inside and outside the classroom.
We also offer students the chance to join in with a "Maths Competition Club", where students can enter nationwide competitions or the "iGCSE Cambridge Examination" - an internaitonally recognised qualification, were students learn advanced Mathematics and fully prepare themselves for Gymnasium! We also have online resources such as www.MyiMaths.com where students get individual work set or teach themselves with online lessons and homeworks (Material is suitable for all students).
Update from the Science and PE department
Science in Grade 4 and 5 are looking at the ecology and the local nature around Nacka and how they interact with one another.
In grade 6 we are introducing the concept of the atom to the students.
In grade 8 we are also looking at ecology but more from the point of view of adaption to the environment for animals and plants.
In year 9 we are looking at Genetics.
Currently in PE we are focusing on orienteering in preparation for the upcoming sports day where the year 4 and 5s will be in Nyckelviken. Whilst the older years will be completing a more difficult orienteering course in Hellasgården.
iGCSE First Language coming up in week 42
Each week 2 workshops are put on either after school on Wednesdays or 8.10-8.55am on Fridays to give students a choice about which workshop they attend. Currently out of the 42 students signed up and entered for the exam, 32 students in year 9 are attending a workshop each week. They are studying advanced skills in reading comprehension and writing-in-role to practice their skills for paper 1 of this British exam run by Cambridge International Examinations Board. In two weeks time, they will be studying advanced writing skills to practice for paper 2.
Our Year 6s are working hard in English on their rap unit. They are practicing clapping out syllables, making Haiku poetry and working on rhymes using Rhymezone and brainstorming around the room.
Our Year 7s are working on symbols and have created their own personal shields to symbolise what they are like. Many are colourful and contain some surprising elements, like Netflix and saving the environment. Next week, our Year 7s will be reading three stories from which to choose to make a static image. This is always an enjoyable unit that most students (and the teachers) find great fun. We will post images of them when they are done.
In Music, Year 8 students are learning about The Genre of the Week! Last week, it was Rock Music and Mr. Newkirk explained about the elements which make up good rock music.
8C have produced some great film posters on the book they have finished studying in English. Their task was to create a realistic film poster for an imaginary film of the novel (as there is no existing film for this book). They rose to the task, creating some excellent posters which would not look out of place in the corridors of Filmstaden!
/ Ms Davies, Head of English Department