2018年07月21日

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

2018年07月19日

Flyers 2 -Takatsuki Ibaraki School-

This month Flyers 2 have been learning all about poetry. We studied four different types of poems and wrote our own original acrostic poem which we made into posters which will be displayed soon at the school. This topic allowed us to express our own individual ideas in a way that can be difficult in other topics, so it was great to see the children have the freedom to explore their own interests and passions using their English to create something beautiful.


They also sat their practice tests for the YLE exams, they were pretty tough but gave everyone a good idea of what to expect in the real tests later in the year. It also gave everyone a chance to asses their own strengths and weaknesses so that they help to tailor their own learning so that they can succeed at improving their English!

Whilst it has been a busy month we’ve also tried to have as much fun as we can too, the children really enjoy asking each other questions which led us to the game ‘Guess Who’. This game is so much fun to play and requires everyone to use their English so it’s a win-win, they get to play and study at the same time! We’ll be exploring more games to use during our little ‘Brain Breaks’ in-between lessons.
Good work Flyers 2!

Andrew
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School

2018年06月26日

Movers 1 -Senri Yamada School-

Greetings Movers 1 Parents! This is Alexis Fu. I want to personally thank you, parents, for supporting your children in their educational journey to learning English. Because of your undying support, your child has realized the importance of the English language in the world around them. They come into class, each and every day, ready to learn. And above all, they have the PASSION to learn! Because of their enthusiasm, they have already learned so much. They have been improving their English ability by speaking with each other in complete sentences while self-correcting their own grammar along the way!

In the month of June, we have started taking practice tests for the YLE test in November. We focused on reading the instructions first and trying our best even on difficult questions. We have also focused on learning about animals, their habitats, and habits. The children loved learning about these four animals: eagles, oppossums, honeybees, and crabs. We read about these animals together as a class, pointing to the words as we read them.


The children then were split into groups of four and were each assigned a different animal. They were then given poster paper to draw what they liked most about their animal along with a written a paragraph describing their animals' habitats and traits. The children worked so hard together with their partners and were very enthusiastic to share their work with each other. They were very creative in their illustrations and used their best handwriting skills!


Great job, Movers! Keep up the great work! Please look forward to seeing their work on display at the school.


Sincerely,
Alexis Fu

  

Posted by Earth at 20:00After School

2018年05月15日

Movers -Takatsuki Ibaraki School-


The children have got into a simple routine of checking their homework and learning from their mistakes.


This month we are looking at animals. In circle time the children had fun describing what animal their friend was using their English skills.


The children are continuing to learn through creative writing and putting these ideas down into their journals.

Rom
  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School

2018年05月09日

Flyers 2 - Senri Yamada School-


This month we have been getting to know our new classmates and talking about school. We did an interview game. First, the children had to come up with simple questions to ask their friends. We wrote them in the journals and drew a table to put the answers into.

Next we walked around the class interviewing all of our classmates and writing their answers into our journals. Everyone wanted to be the first to finish!

The next class we reviewed the school words we had learned. First we played a keyword game. The children had to think of words related to a subject (for example, for "maths", you could say "numbers") and the others had to guess what the subject was.

Finally we listened to a song. Some of the children were a little too shy to sing the song, so instead we had to clap our hands whenever we heard a word related to school, and jump whenever we heard a time word (like afternoon or Friday). This kind of activity is good practice for anticipating what kind of words are coming up in a sentence, which is a necessary skill in conversation. The children had a lot of fun with this one.

-George

  

Posted by Earth at 10:00After School