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Summer School 2018 August 16th

It was day 4 of Summer School. We have enjoyed a lot of game and activities today, while continuing with out longer-term projects.


Our younger classes continued to make origami and paper fruit and vegetables. While some continue to work on their garden, in Takatsuki we made a basket for our vegetables, instead of the garden as we found the it provided a good level of challenge for the younger children. It has been amazing to see the children's creativity and to allow them to explore which fruits and vegetables they like the most and why.


We also continued to work on some of our language targets for the week through mediums such as play-doh and clothespins. We also began to explore the concept of floating and sinking with a simple game to prepare us for all the fun water games we will have tomorrow!


The upper levels practiced making mazes by using strips of paper. Large ice-lolly sticks were used to help us keep the path wide enough for a marble to run through.
After, we started to draw our mazes onto our wooden boards. It was tricky, so we also tried following examples from out teachers. The mazes are coming along nicely and we can't wait for you to see them when they are complete!


Written by Owen and Jonathan


Posted by Earth at 00:18サマースクール


Summer School 2018 August 15th

Today the older children had a lot of fun with rubber bands! We made letters, words, and even secret messages using peg boards and rubber bands. Then we made towers of paper cups and tried to see how many of the cups we could shoot off with a rubber band. The rubber band rockets were firm favourite, but we also focused on using them safely. Our younger classes added number stickers to their snakes and ladders board. Not everyone made it from 1 to 100, but we can continue with this tomorrow.


We also put the finishing touches on our Battleships and began cutting the pieces for our labyrinth mazes as well.
The day became musical as we used more elastic bands to make kazoos.


Our younger classes had a great time in the gym today working with a large parachute. We played some games where we had to toss a ball into the air and try to catch it again with the parachute, and we also practiced making different patterns using waving motions. We also enjoyed water and pool play. We played a wet version of the chasing game, Duck, Duck, Goose. A child would pour water over a someone, who would then chase them around the circle.

小さな子ども達はジムで大きなカラーバルーンを使い、とても楽しく身体を動かしました。皆で協力し、ボールを跳ねさせたりキャッチしたり、そしていろいろなウェーブをつくる練習をしました。また今日は待ちに待ったプール遊びの日です!ハンカチ落としの海外版、「Duck, Duck, Goose」を、水を使ったバージョンで行いました。頭から水を掛けられた子が、鬼を追いかけています!

The children also began working on our origami gardens, making their favourite fruits and vegetables to add to it. They also began constructing the garden their vegetables as well. Some of the younger children preferred to colour and cut out fruit instead of using origami. They had a lot of fun figuring out what pieces went where and then thinking of new items to add to the garden tomorrow!


Written by Owen & Jonathan

Posted by Earth at 21:38サマースクール


Summer School 2018 August 14th

It was lovely to hear such positive feedback from parents and children already after the first day.

Today, the younger classes continued to explore colours, numbers and letters in their activities. First, we used the boards we prepared yesterday, when we had made the letter at the start of our name using masking tape. Today, we got to make water pistol art, squirting paint all over the boards. Thankfully the children’s aim was good and mess was easy to clean up!

As a part of our ongoing project to make a snakes and ladders board, the children removed the tape to reveal colourful tiles. We then practiced our scissor skills to cut out and add snakes and ladders to our boards.

Today’s older classes had lots of balloon related activities today, but many of the children were excited about their ongoing project to make a battleships game. We used what we had learnt about coordinates to make our boards. We also worked on designing and drawing out their plans for their labyrinth. We used spacers, rulers, and the marbles themselves to check our sizes.

The younger children also had a chance to expand their knowledge of colors today with a fun game of color BINGO!

Our balloon cars took a little more time to make, but sitting on balloons, wiggling around, and bursting them was a playful way to spend some time with our new friends. We also took a trip to the gym to work on a circuit course, and got to spend some time outside in the sun! It was another great day today!

Written by Owen & Jonathan


Posted by Earth at 00:09サマースクール


Welcome to the Global Village Summer School 2018!

It is the very first day and already the children have got involved in a wide variety of activities. The older and younger classes are both working on their ongoing projects to make a board game to take home. In order to achieve this, the classes are working a small tasks to help them to achieve their goals.
ついに始まったGlobal Village Summer School 2018! 子ども達はさっそく数々の楽しいアクティビティーに参加しました。まずはボードゲーム作りです。数日後に持ち帰る為、細かい作業にも積極的に取り組んでくれています。

Our younger learners used wooden pieces to form capital letters. They then worked on tracing the first letter of their first name today in various ways for a paint project we will complete tomorrow.

Today in our upper level classes we learned about the board game, Battleship! The children began working on making their own set to take home and play with their family and friends. We also looked at various ways to play games using a grid, having to guess where hidden object were in the grid.

Our younger classes took the first steps toward decorating a snakes and ladders board that we will be playing with throughout the week.

In our elementary school classes today we played a few traditional dice, card, and marble games from abroad. After lunch, Jenga was also a big hit.

We also took the students down to the gym to play some active games as well. The younger students engaged in a variation of musical chairs using colourful hoops and some fun, energetic music to run to! We had a little time outside too. The Alphabet climbing wall was very popular.

Written by Owen & Jonathan


Posted by Earth at 17:53サマースクール


Flyers1 -Senri Yamada School-

Flyers 1 has a classroom atmosphere filled with excitement and laughter. The children come to class to learn and improve their English and we always make sure they do but we also make sure to have fun and enjoy the learning process. So how do we keep class interesting especially after the children have already had a long day at Japanese school?
Flyers 1 has been studying Kidz Box which is filled with great illustrations that are always interesting to look at and grab the children’s attention. The content of Kidz Box always tries to relate to the children such as with school subjects and school schedules. The language they learn is the language they can use to talk about themselves and learn about each other in English.

Kidz Box has an online program for the children to practice everything they have been studying in the books but with more games like crosswords and sentence building. This is also a good opportunity for the children to focus on their individual skill level. This is also good for shy children to show their strengths as they may not like speaking so much in class but enjoy online activities that test their English comprehension.

Flyers 1 love playing games so it's been important to include different types of games to give them a break from the books to keep them in a positive mood but still be practicing their English. We have a variety of games we like to play in teams such as spelling challenges where both teams pick a word from the chapter we are studying for the other team to spell.


Posted by Earth at 11:00After School