IPC-Explorers and Adventures

The learners in grade 3 have worked with a flip classroom. They were given an research assignment to read and answer questions about a Famous Explorer. Then they presented to their classmates and we add it to our time line. After we researched these explorers we worked with magnets in science, maps and there features in social sciences. To top it all off we did a debate on why we should be given money for their own expedition!

Safety Team Badges

Today Futuraskolan International Rådan’s newest Safety Team members received their badges.

The badges were made by the woodwork teacher, Stephanie, using leftover material from another class’s project.

The School Safety Team – New Members

Futuraskolan International Rådan’s School Safety Team welcomed two new members: Borna and Nachuan are the new representatives for F-5 and Tim is the representative for 6-9.

Today, the new members learned how to check if a fire extinguisher is ok to use by looking to see if the needle is in the green. They also are learning to why the fire extinguishers are placed in specific positions around the school and why a fire exit must be kept free of furniture and other items.

Well done, team!

Close call-playing place value

In grade 3 we have been playing games to help us with place value. We play cards often as they are an easy way to see number value. Here the learners are playing up to 100 or up 1000. They play against each other trying to reach the closest value.

Sofiadagen 2020

The year 1890 Sofia Alm started Rådan skolan as a foundation to ensure girls from less fortunate circumstances to be granted a basic education. The girls lived at Rådan from 5-18 years old. Every year on the 15th of May, when Sofias name is celebrated in the Swedish calendar, Rådan skolan raises money to Malala fund in Sofias memory!

Find out what Rådan got up to HERE


Grade 3 – Writing an informational text

In grade 3, learners are practicing their writing skills daily! This term we are focusing on non fiction and learners are working on their informational text. As part of the English subject, each grade is assigned a continent in which learners and teachers work together to gather information regarding geographical, cultural and statistical facts. Grade 3 is working on the continent of America!

Learners are researching information regarding a country of their choice, taking notes and using them to create an informational text about this country that will go in a tourist magazine! 

IPC  Goals or purpose of activity.

-We are currently working on the “Gateways to the world” IPC unit, a unit that is focused on geography, climate zones, ways of transportation and many more! With this project, learners combine the knowledge they gathered regarding those topics, and need to apply it into a more concrete context, there writing, while practicing their english skills at the same time!

Take a glimpse of the whole process!


Lucia – In the works at Futuraskolan International Rådan

Futuraskolan International Rådan’s grade 3 students and teachers are planning and preparing for this year’s Lucia concert.

The concert will be on December 13, 2019, at 14.30 in the schoolyard – rain or shine…or snow.

This year, Rådan has invited the residence of Silverdal’s elderly care home to join the celebrations.

IPC and IMYC Books

Futuraskolan International Rådan’s library has books displays this months which reflect the International Primary Years and Middle Years Curriculum themes that Rådan students are working with.

These themes are digital gamers, earth and space, beliefs, the human brain and chemistry, creativity, curiosity, and entrepreneurship.

The books on display cover a wide range of possibilities in each of these areas and include works of fiction and non-fiction in both Swedish and English.

Grade 3 – Me and my communities

Grade 3 – Teacher: Niki – Me and my communities

IPC Topic: Living Together 

Grade 3 is currently working on a project about communities. We talked about individuality and communities and the importance of both in the development of a person and society itself. During our art lessons, we created Picasso’s inspired portraits in order to celebrate individuality and the feeling of belonging in a community at the same time. 


Library Books in Grade 3!

Futuraskolan Rådan’s grade 3s have been learning about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age as part of the International Primary Years Curriculum unit on Scavengers and Settlers. Scavengers and Settlers explores the idea that humans are special. Unlike other animals, we can adapt and learn new skills in order to survive, which is exactly what our ancestors did in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.

The International Primary Curriculum is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for international mindedness and for personal learning based on the IPC personal goals of cooperation, communication, thoughtfulness, respect, resilience and morality.

The IPC has been designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The IPC is used by schools in more than 65 countries around the world.

Futuraskolan Rådan’s library works with teachers, students and support staff to ensure that books are available for all units of study.