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