8-9 UPPER PRIMARY

 
 
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During English language sessions, learners take part in exciting discovery-led activities, which focus on communication skills including reading and writing. These include: 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 and thinking about patterns and symmetry to make costumes for a fashion show.

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

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

Excursions take place in central London and provide an excellent opportunity for learners to learn outside the classroom, visit some of London’s famous museums and enjoy a day of authentic use of English. High ratios of staff supervision on all outside activities means that children are safe and secure throughout the school day.

Sample projects and excursions

 

Week Beg

Theme

Excursion

Week 1

Wonderful Animal Kingdom

London Zoo

Week 2

Travel Through Time

London Transport Museum

Week 3

Natural Disasters

Natural History Museum

Week 4

Technology and Me

Science Museum

Week 5

That's Entertainment!

London iMax cinema

Week 6

The importance of water

London Wetland Centre

Week 7

Who am I?

Wonderlab

Week 8

Underwater Fun

London Aquarium

Week 9

The World of Work

Kidzania

 

Sample timetable

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9.00AM - 10.30AM Welcome Wellbeing Science Excursion Sports
10.30AM - 11.00AM Break Break
11.00AM - 12.30PM English English English English
12.30AM - 13.30PM Lunch Lunch
13.30PM - 15.00PM Drama Geography English Music
15.00PM - 16.00PM Maths English Art Reflections