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 Beg

Project

Theme

Learning Experience

26.06.17

Roar!

Animals

Animal masks

03.07.17

Under the Sea

Sea animals

Dance and drama

10.07.17

When I Grow Up

People who help us

Emergency-vehicle craft

17.07.17

Look at me!

My body

Foil mirrors craft

24.07.17

Twinkle twinkle

The night sky

Music

31.07.17

Fun and games

Toys

Sock puppets

07.08.17

Rain rain go away!

The weather

Weather mobile

14.08.17

Wheels on the Bus

Transport

London bus craft

21.08.17

Tasty Treats

Food and drink

‘My Plate’ craft

 
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 2017 - subject to change

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

26.06.17

Spots and Stripes

Animals in the world

London Zoo

03.07.17

Our World

The Environment

Discovery Storytelling Centre

10.07.17

When I grow up...

Jobs and Professions

Kidzania

17.07.17

Fun and Games

Toys change through time

The Museum of Childhood

24.07.17

The Moon & Stars

Space

Greenwich Planetarium

31.07.17

Dressing Up

Clothes and Costumes

Little Angel Theatre, Islington

07.08.17

Water, water

How we use water

London Wetlands Centre

14.08.17

Amazing Me

Looking after our body

Bramley’s Indoor Play Centre

21.08.17

Travel through time

Transport

London Transport Museum

 
Sample Timetable Primary

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 9.15

Registration

9.15 - 9.30

Welcome

Project Maths

English

Drama & English

Art

10.45 - 11.00

Break 

11.00 - 12.00

Social Studies

Sports

Discover

English

English

12.00 - 1.00

Lunch

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

Upper Primary Excursions 2017 - subject to change

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

26.06.17

Wonderful World

Animal Habitats

London Zoo

03.07.17

Art Attack

Imagination & creativity

Discovery Storytelling Centre

10.07.17

The World of Work

Jobs and Professions

Kidzania

17.07.17

Who Am I?

The Human Body

The Science Museum

24.07.17

Space Adventure

Our Solar System

Greenwich Planetarium

31.07.17

That’s Entertainment

Cinema, theatre & art

IMAX Cinema, Waterloo

07.08.17

Water, water

How we use water

London Wetlands Centre

14.08.17

Travel Through Time

Transport

London Transport Museum

21.08.17

Technology & Me

Technology

Apple Store

Sample Timetable Primary

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 9.15

Registration

9.15 - 9.30

Welcome

Project Maths

English

Drama

Art

10.45 - 11.00

Break

11.00 - 12.00

Project

Sports

Discovery

Language

Language

12.00 - 1.00

Lunch

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.

Secondary Excursions 2017 - subject to change

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

26.06.17

Alternative London

Camden Market

Camden Market & Primrose Hill

03.07.17

Modern Art

Exploring modern art

Saachi Gallery

10.07.17

Natural Disasters

The natural world

Natural History Museum

17.07.17

Robots

How technology affects us

Science Museum

24.07.17

The City of London

British culture

London Bus Tour

31.07.17

All the World’s a Stage

The performing arts

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

07.08.17

Anyone for Tennis?

Sports and leisure

Tour of Wimbledon Tennis

14.08.17

Urban Art

Exploring street art & graffiti

Street Graffiti Tour

21.08.17

Food Lovers

Food and Cookery

Borough Market

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

Break 

11:00 - 12.15

English

English

Art

English

Excursion

12.15 - 13.30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:45

Drama

English

English

Science

Excursion

14.45 - 15.40

Maths

Music

English

Exit Test

Reflections

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