3-4 Nursery

Levels: Nursery students are not graded by level

For learners aged 3-4, the focus is on creative play based learning and the development of communication and social skills. Learners also develop their numeracy, communication and cognitive skills in English with specialist nursery teachers.

Activities include playing with toys, sand, construction games, arts and crafts, and songs and rhymes. Outdoor play and sports provide opportunities for children to develop English language and motor skills.

There are also drama and music sessions, which are led by specialist teachers. Every week nursery learners have an Extended Learning Experience, for example animal mask workshops, puppet making and/or an excursion. High ratios of staff supervision on all outside activities mean that children are safe and secure throughout the school day.

Example excursions, projects and timetable

Nursery Extended Learning Experience 2017

Week

Project

Theme

Extended Learning Experience

Week 1

‘Once upon a time’

Storytelling

Art Workshop

Week 2

Twinkle twinkle  

Planets and the solar system

Making pâpier maché planets

Week 3

Me, myself and I

Human beings

Drama workshop

Week 4

Roar!

Animals of the world

Making Animal Masks

Week 5

Fun and games

Play and performance

Making cat sock puppets

Week 6

Brazil 2016

Brazil and the Olympic Games

Making musical instruments

Week 7

Under the sea

Marine life

Making fish mobiles

Week 8

I love London

London people and places

Making finger puppets

 
Sample Timetable Nursery

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 9.15

Registration and well being

9.15 - 9.30

Circle Time

Sports

Circle Time

Circle Time

Circle Time

9.30 - 10.30

Language

Language

Extended Learning

Language

Language

10.30 - 11.30

Outdoor Play

11.30 - 12.00

Lunch Break

12.30 - 1.15

Rest Time

1.15 - 2.00

Maths

Drama

Maths

Maths

Maths

1.45 - 2.00

Snacks

2.00 - 2.30

Music

Story Time

Story Time

Story Time

Music

2.30 - 3.15

Choice Time

5-7 Lower primary

Ages 5-7: lower primary

Minimum 24 hours per week
Levels: Beginner to Advanced depending on number of classes

Learning English is play based with various project led activities in which learners work collaboratively and are encouraged to communicate in English throughout. Learners take part in hands-on activities, moving around the class, making things and working both collaboratively and independently.

As lessons are project based, we encourage learners to research new information by using books, computers and iPads. English is learnt through a variety of disciplines such as geography, maths, science, art, drama and music as well as English classes. Classes are connected to a weekly project or theme, which is linked to the weekly excursion. All lessons support learners in their language development. Sports lessons combine a number of team games such as football, rounders and dodge ball.

Excursions take place in central London and provide an excellent opportunity for learners to learn outside the classroom, visit some of London’s famous museums and enjoy a day of authentic use of English. High ratios of staff supervision on all outside activities means that children are safe and secure throughout the school day.

Lower Primary Excursions

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

27.06.16

When I grow up

The World of Work

Kidzania

04.07.16

Let’s Learn Outdoors

The Environment

Hampstead Heath

11.07.16

Splash!

Water and Ecosystems

London Wetlands Centre

18.07.16

Exotic fun!

Animals and Nature

Battersea Zoo

25.07.16

Art Attack

Creativity & Arts

Discover Storytelling Centre

01.08.16

Brazil 2016

Music and Culture

Drumming workshop

08.08.16

The Olympic Games

Sports and Leisure

Olympic Stadium

15.08.16

The Stars in the Sky

Planets & Solar System

Planetarium

 
Sample Timetable Primary

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 9.15

Registration and well being

9.15 - 9.30

Welcome

Project Maths

English

Drama & English

Art

10.45 - 11.00

Morning  Break 

11.00 - 12.00

Social Studies

Sports

Discover

English

English

12.00 - 1.00

Lunch Break

1.00 - 2.00

Language

English

Discover London

Language

Project Science

2.00 - 3.15

Project

Language

English

Music & English

Reflections

8-10 Upper primary

During English language sessions, learners take part in exciting discovery-led activities, which focus on communication skills including reading and writing. These include: designing your own robot and writing a review of it, thinking of a new invention and presenting it to your class, making 3D shapes and hanging them in the classroom and thinking about patterns and symmetry to make costumes for a fashion show.

Lessons and activities are linked to the weekly project. To develop further critical thinking skills, English is learnt through a variety of disciplines such as geography, maths, science, art, drama and music as well as English classes.

Classes are connected to a weekly project or theme, which in turn is linked to the weekly excursion. Lessons offer opportunities for learners to expand their knowledge of different core subjects, communicate in English and take part in learner centred activities. Sports lessons combine a number of fun team games such as football, rounders and dodge ball.

Excursions take place in central London and provide an excellent opportunity for learners to learn outside the classroom, visit some of London’s famous museums and enjoy a day of authentic use of English. High ratios of staff supervision on all outside activities means that children are safe and secure throughout the school day.

Example excursions, projects and timetable

Lower Primary Excursions

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

1

When I grow up

The World of Work

Kidzania

2

Let’s Learn Outdoors

The Environment

Hampstead Heath

3

Splash!

Water, Habitats

London Wetlands

4

Exotic fun!

Animals and Nature

Battersea Zoo

6

Art Attack

Creativity, Storytelling

Discover Storytelling Centre

7

Olympics

Music and Culture

Drumming workshop

7

The Olympic Games

Sports and Leisure

Olympic Stadium

8

The Stars in the Sky

Planets & Solar System

Planetarium

Sample Timetable Primary

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 9.15

Registration and well being

9.15 - 9.30

Welcome

Project Maths

English

Drama

Art

10.45 - 11.00

Morning  Break 

11.00 - 12.00

Project

Sports

Discovery

Language

Language

12.00 - 1.00

Lunch Break

1.00 - 2.00

Language

Language

Discovery

Language

Project Science

2.00 - 3.15

Project

Language

English

Music

Reflections

11-17 Secondary

Do you want to learn English by taking part in a street art workshop and tour with real artists? Express yourself through graffiti and visit some of the best street art in London.

The English School Experience course for children has run for 35 years, combining English language tuition with academic subjects.

The main focus throughout the course is development of English language, confidence and competence. Learners develop through class projects and lessons including maths, science, design, drama and music as well as English classes. Learners work collaboratively and are encouraged to do their own research in order to develop independent learning skills and enjoy an inquiry-based approach. In maths, there is a strong focus on numeracy and mental maths. In science, learners are engaged in experiments such as building their own hot air balloons.

Sports activities are chosen from football, ice-skating, tennis, basketball, rock-climbing, dance, yoga, bowling, badminton and volleyball. On Fridays, we use London as a resource for learning. We go into the city to a place of interest and develop language skills by interacting with the environment. Learners develop their language through worksheets, questionnaires and research tasks.

Example Excursions

Week

Project Title

Theme

Excursion

1.

“All The World’s a Stage”

Performing Arts

Shakespeare’s Globe

2.

Street Art and Culture

Outdoor Urban Art

Street Art Tour

3.

Food Lovers

History of London Markets

Borough Market

4.

Through an Artist’s Eye

Exploring Modern Art

Tate Modern

5.

Tennis, Strawberries and Cream

The Oldest Tennis Tournament in the World

A tour of Wimbledon

Sample Timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08:45 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 10:40

Welcome

Wellbeing

English

Sports

Excursion

10:40 - 11:00

Morning  Break 

11:00 - 12.15

English

English

Art

English

Excursion

12.15 - 13.30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:45

Drama

English

English

Science

Excursion

14.45 - 15.40

Maths

Music

English

Exit Test

Reflections

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