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Upper Primary (8-9 years)

During English language sessions at Star Street, learners from ages 8-9 take part in exciting discovery-led activities, focusing on reading, writing and other communication skills.

Past activities have included: 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; thinking about patterns and symmetry to make costumes for a fashion show; and much more.

Upper Primary students visit a museum during Summer School

Upper Primary Summer School Activities

Lessons and activities are linked to a weekly project. To further develop 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.

Lessons offer opportunities for students 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. Classes are connected to a weekly project or theme, which in turn is linked to the weekly excursion.

Excursions in London

Excursions take place in central London and provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom, visit some of London’s famous museums and enjoy a day practising English in a genuine local context. High levels of staff supervision on all outside activities ensure children are safe and secure throughout the school day. Sample venues and themes are to the right.

Upper Primary students do an in-class activity during Summer School
Week Example Venue Sample Theme
1 Wetlands The importance of water
2 Kentish Town City Farm Life on a farm
3 RAF Museum The world of flying
4 London Zoo Wonderful animal kingdom
5 Golden Hinde The world of pirates and tudors
6 Transport Museum Travel through time
7 Natural History Museum Natural Disasters
8 Kidzania The world of work
9 Royal Albert Hall Music, music everywhere!