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.

Please note: Children must be toilet trained prior to joining the school.

Sample projects and excursions

Nursery Extended Learning Experience 2017

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Learning Experience

Week 1

Roar!

Animals

Animal masks

Week 2

Under the Sea

Sea animals

Dance and drama

Week 3

When I Grow Up

People who help us

Emergency-vehicle craft

Week 4

Look at me!

My body

Foil mirrors craft

Week 5

Twinkle twinkle

The night sky

Music

Week 6

Fun and games

Toys

Sock puppets

Week 7

Rain rain go away!

The weather

Weather mobile

Week 8

Wheels on the Bus

Transport

London bus craft

Week 9

Tasty Treats

Food and drink

‘My Plate’ craft

 
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5-7 Lower primary

Ages 5-7: lower primary

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.

Sample projects and excursions

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

Week 1

Spots and Stripes

Animals in the world

London Zoo

Week 2

Our World

The Environment

Discovery Storytelling Centre

Week 3

When I grow up...

Jobs and Professions

Kidzania

Week 4

Fun and Games

Toys change through time

The Museum of Childhood

Week 5

The Moon & Stars

Space

Greenwich Planetarium

Week 6

Dressing Up

Clothes and Costumes

Little Angel Theatre, Islington

Week 7

Water, water

How we use water

London Wetlands Centre

Week 8

Amazing Me

Looking after our body

Bramley’s Indoor Play Centre

Week 9

Travel through time

Transport

London Transport Museum

 
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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.

Sample projects and excursions

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

Week 1

Wonderful World

Animal Habitats

London Zoo

Week 2

Art Attack

Imagination & creativity

Discovery Storytelling Centre

Week 3

The World of Work

Jobs and Professions

Kidzania

Week 4

Who Am I?

The Human Body

The Science Museum

Week 5

Space Adventure

Our Solar System

Greenwich Planetarium

Week 6

That’s Entertainment

Cinema, theatre & art

IMAX Cinema, Waterloo

Week 7

Water, water

How we use water

London Wetlands Centre

Week 8

Travel Through Time

Transport

London Transport Museum

Week 9

Technology & Me

Technology

Apple Store

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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.

Sample projects and excursions

Week Beg

Project

Theme

Excursion

Week 1

Alternative London

Camden Market

Camden Market & Primrose Hill

Week 2

Modern Art

Exploring modern art

Saachi Gallery

Week 3

Natural Disasters

The natural world

Natural History Museum

Week 4

Robots

How technology affects us

Science Museum

Week 5

The City of London

British culture

London Bus Tour

Week 6

All the World’s a Stage

The performing arts

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Week 7

Anyone for Tennis?

Sports and leisure

Tour of Wimbledon Tennis

Week 8

Urban Art

Exploring street art & graffiti

Street Graffiti Tour

Week 9

Food Lovers

Food and Cookery

Borough Market

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