Check out these amazing comic strips drawn by some of IES Kista's Year 5 students in their Swedish lessons.
All forms of storytelling help improve literacy, and comics are a form of visual literacy that combine images and text to create meaning in a story.
In Science year five students have been learning about DNA with some help from origami.
By using paper folding students can visualize the DNA structures and this helps them to understand.
Science teacher Mr Houpt, who is the brains behind the DNA origami project, said: "It can be difficult for students to picture and find patterns."
"Students with origami can see the shape and relate it to something they saw. Students can also begin to relate that certain "letters" (bases) are always paired up. It's all about year 5 seeing not just believing in the shapes and patterns found in science."
This term in Art the year 9 students have beed discussing what parody is, and how it relates to the world of art.
A parody is a literary, artistic or musical work which is in the style of an author or work closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule.
Here are some examples of how they interpreted this topic.
'You're never too small to make a difference'
by Joyjeet Dutta 8A
Climate Change is a term which generally refers to the
temperature rising, and many see it as a huge issue. However,
there are many other issues to worry about that all play a part in
the destruction of our planet, not just Climate Change.
The Impact of Textiles
Production of garments and tailorings all begin from the fabrics
and cloth. From cotton to silk, these fabrics are mass produced
in poor countries where farmers are paid minimally, often less
than 3% of the total profit.
A-List clothing brands and mass producers such as H&M do not
produce clothes, but purchase them off unethical sweatshops
with horrible working conditions. Bargaining lower prices,
sweatshop managers have no choice but to accept whatever
payment is stated by the client since it is the only means of
producing any money at all.
Sweatshop workers have poor living conditions and a horrible
working environment without guaranteed safety due to the
minimal amount of profit by the sweatshop managers.
Sweatshops are the modern day slavery.
SEVEN SPLENDID STEPS TO
STEP 1: DO A LITTLE RESEARCH!
STEP 2: AVOID BIG BRANDS!
STEP 3: ASK CUSTOMER SERVICE!
STEP 4: LOOK OUT FOR ECO PRODUCTS!
STEP 6: AVOID POLYESTER!
STEP 7: RECYCLE!
Scores of students took part in the IES Kista Photo Competition and there were some fantastic entries.
The students were asked to take a photograph which captures a moment from their day.
Many of the IES Kista staff voted for their favourite and although the competition was tough, these were the winners.
Well done to everyone took part.
Ms Dunnell Art Teacher