Friday News 7.12.18

Welcome to the new English Weekly Newsletter!


Highlighting their activities, and giving a brief explanation on how this helps your child develop, we hope that you will be able to understand a little more about the academic processes involved in the children learning English as a Second Language (ESL).

Shining Stars


A little bit about the letter I for Ice-cream, Iguana, Igloo, and other such words has seen the group use Play-Doh to make their own miniature ice-creams, and other interesting pieces. Some letter recognition games were present, with the class using their whole bodies to learn to recognize the letter shape and sound. The varying abilities of the group mean that lessons are often quite open and free, with the children able to choose the activity they would prefer. This is great for the kids as they learn to recognize their own abilities and shortcomings, applying that knowledge to their different work.

Happy Faces


The Letter K has had the class making kites from wood, paper, and ribbon. The variety of materials has enabled the children to have a better understanding of how each material can work with (or against) another. Just like with Cherry Smiles, our encouragement of these creative processes is a great developmental tool. Happy Faces have also been quite inquisitive during outside play time, asking about melting snow, leaves on the trees, and the various bugs that have gone missing since the snow arrived. It’s fantastic to see them try to work out a problem on their own, and great when they come to their teachers asking for a little help.

Cherry Smiles


Still Christmas oriented (and it will remain so till January), the group have had some fun making more crafts. On the outside, it may seem that they are doing crafts too frequently. However, there is no such thing as “too frequently” as these activities are great for their motor skills, memory, non-verbal reasoning, and general creative development. If any child exhibits an interest in any creative process, it is important to support and encourage this desire, regardless of the work they produce.



Parts of the body was the main theme of the week. Starting with the classic “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” song to get them warmed up, a slew of active games were played to help them associate and remember the vocabulary. Flashcard memory games, balloon games, and blindfold games have been played with the class seeming to enjoy their time. The group have also been working with Mr. Rhys on their manners, being encouraged to say “please” and “thank you” where appropriate

Final Note


Spending time with your children at home and asking about their day is not only a great way to bond, but a valuable educational step. Cameras in the class rooms may allow you to see what happens, but a child’s perception is considerably different.


Spend a part of your day conversing with them about what they have done, how they felt, and what they would have liked to do and it may surprise you!