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Movers 2 - Senri Yamada School-

The Movers recently studied about animals and their habits in two units from their textbooks.
At the of these units, each child made an animal booklet to write about some of the things they learned or already knew about an animal and used some of the new grammar techniques they have been working on.

The Movers worked together with their partners to come up with interesting things to write about in their booklet. They also checked each other's work for mistakes.

The Movers seemed proud of what they accomplished with this project. They also enjoyed reading and showing their animal booklets to their classmates.

All of the booklets were fantastic! At the end of the presentations, the Movers voted anonymously for the booklet they liked the most.

Written by Dorian

Posted by Earth at 14:20After School


Flyers 4 - Senri Yamada School-

Flyers 4 - Wednesdays, Fridays>

In our After School Class, we have a student book and workbook that we use regularly. But we always add various activities to make learning more fun.

One activity we do everyday is reading out loud. We stand up, straighten our backs and read in a group or take turns. Reading aloud is a wonderful tool to help you learn to read smoothly and build fluency skills and confidence.

We also play many games such as card games, guessing games and matching games. Games are an enjoyable way to enhance the children’s motivation.

Children also use their journals to be creative. It helps them express what they want to say through writing and drawing.

Our main goal is to learn English and to become better speakers, readers and writers, which is achieved through various interesting approaches in our After School class!


Posted by Earth at 10:00After School


Summer School 2018 August 18th- Final!

Today was the las day of the Summer School at Global Village.
It has been a wonderful week and we hope that every child will have made some good memories and perhaps some new friends also.
The children had a week of play, exploration, and creativity.
This year, we have worked hard to develop a freer format that allowed the teachers and children to focus on the activities that were the most engaging.


The older children became very involved in building their mazes and battleships. Today, they were adding the final touches and playing with their new games.
The younger classes have a lot to bring home today. Over the course of the week they had made a snakes and ladders board, a fruit and vegetables garden, a fishing game, marbled paper, and water gun art.


We found found that it was the simplest activities that were the most engaging. Seeing how many drops of water could be placed on a ten yen coin, floating 1 yen coins using a paperclip, colour bingo, or play dough. The children used today to go back and repeat what the liked from the week.


The younger children wanted to use the parachute for fun and games again today. Some of the older children tried out traditional playground games that have been played in schools from around the world.


Each child received a certificate of achievement having completed the Global Village Summer School 2018 before saying goodbye to their teachers.
On behalf of the school and all our staff, we would like to thank you for doing us and we hope that you will join our school community for other events or programmes. Next week is our Summer Festival. We would be very happy to see you and invite you to try a wide variety of games, food and other booths.


Written by Owen and Jonathan

Posted by Earth at 00:57サマースクール


Summer School 2018 August 17th

Today the children put the finishing touches on their labyrinths. They had a lot of fun designing the labyrinths over the week and were really excited to get the holes drilled into them and begin trying them out!


The upper elementary classes learned about how water can be transferred from one place to another. They used cups, tubing, gutters, and straws to try mixing different colored water from one place to another.
The younger classes learned a lot about how objects sink or float and also got a chance to make their own tin foil boats to see if they could make objects float on the water.
A simple activity where the children showed lots of focus was floating 1 yen coins on the surf of the water.


The children finished off their origami gardens today, adding the final decorations to the garden itself and also making a few final fruits and vegetables to add in to it.


The younger classes also completed their name initial projects today, removing the tape from their letter. They came out really well and the children were excited to see the final results.


We also learned about marbling today. The children used shaving foam mixed with different food colors to create a unique splash of color before pressing a paper into it to create a marbled work of art. They were really impressed with how it turned out.


It has been a really exciting and fun week full of laughter and learning. We are sad that tomorrow will be our last day together, but we are looking forward to one more day of fun!


Written by Owen and Jonathan  

Posted by Earth at 00:10サマースクール


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