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