Royal visit with grade 7 at “Fritidsbanken”

The English School’s 7th grade was chosen to represent Upplands Väsby municipality at the opening of Fritidsbanken.
The leisure bank in Vilundaparken is like a library of sports and leisure equipment. It’s free to borrow and open to everyone!
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were there at the opening. Our students got to meet them and test some equipment together.

MORNING SPORTS CLUB

Next week Engelska Skola is beginning a new initiative to boost our health and movement called Morning Sports Club!
We want to reap the rewards of a good start to the school day with plenty of movement and joy in a safe environment, followed by a good breakfast.
This will begin as a project for students from Year 4 to Year 8 and we offer this opportunity under three days of the week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
To take part, students themselves need to sign up in school on the Thursday of the week before. On the Friday they will get a response if they have got a place (as each session has a limit of 25 students).
We have planned some awesome activity based around different themes like agility and movement, dance, martial arts, teamwork, ball games etc. Each theme will take place for three weeks and students will get to choose the week before how many sessions they want to sign up for. Sign up takes place in school each Thursday in the long corridor – look out for the whiteboard with schedules, planning and information – and soon lots of wide-awake pictures!
Studies show that Swedish school children are those that are the least active in Scandinavia. As a general rule children are also less active than in previous generations. Research shows that an active start to the day, as well as a nutrious breakfast, helps to give better conditions to focus the whole school day – with longer concentration, endurance and a better mood.
The staff who will work with Morning Sports Club are Johanna Wiksten, Andreas Karlsson, Sebastian Yde and Robin Calais. The rules for those taking part in the morning activities are that:
– They respect the time and arrive on the days they have signed up for
– They bring to school the correct clothes and a towel
– They shower before breakfast
– They follow the rules and instructions each session.
Our focus is to create joy, to test new things and to gain more self-confidence in what students can achieve. We will create a challenging environment where all activities will have a variety of difficulty levels so that everybody can test themselves to the level they wish.
This project will start in week 46. Activities begin at 07:20 and finish at 08:00. We then shower from 08:00 to 08:15. From 08:15 to 08:40 we each breakfast and have a closing discussion in the school’s small lunchroom. Students will get a little token at the end of breakfast to show they have taken part in Morning Sports Club. This will then be given to the teacher who will already have information with which students are taking part in Morning Sports Club that week. Teachers will not mark these students late for school for those sessions and will be flexible in their planning on those days.
We are looking forward to lots of joy and movement in the near future!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with myself if there are any questions.
Johanna Wiksten
johanna.wiksten@englishschool.se

United Nations day at the English schoool!

Today the English school celebrated United Nations day! During the school day the kids got to learn about several different countries: Germany, Japan, Slovenia, Greece, Great Britain and even our beloved Sweden! The kids got to make Greek salad, learn a German schottis dance, taste some sushi, play kahoot with Slovenian words, take a digital safari in Kenya, and last but not least have a Swedish nature experience.
Later in the evening we celebrated the day by having a potluck with dishes from all over the world representing the ethnic diversity that we have in our school. All in all it was a wonderful day!

Student council meeting with representatives from “Smiles Club” grades F-3

Parent Meeting Tuesday September 11th 18:00 – 19:30

Welcome to our first Parent meeting at the English school on Tuesday September 11th 18:00.
Parents to students in grades Fk to 5 will meet in our new cafeteria. We will have a visit from Christer Nordling from Upplands Väsby’s family and school service.
For parents with students in grades 6 to 8 we will be meeting in the grade 6 classroom. We will have a visit from Anders Carlson of Upplands Väsby’s “fältarna”.

Welcome!

Happy Summer!

Bildresultat för Happy summer!

 

Our After school care program will be closed between the 2nd – 27th of July for summer holiday.

After school care will open again on July 30th.

School starts Wednesday, August 22nd  at 8:20 am.

Family jog 2 juni

New chef!

Nobel day at the English school!

The older students teach younger students programming with ozobot