Classroom Activities busy children are not naughty children young children cannot concentrate for long periods children can concentrate better when they are active, not passive.
Adults and children use their intelligence to ‘work out’ meaning use language to understand the world learn by studying books use their senses to observe the world make connections between sounds and ideas learn by exploration, discovery and play
Language as a toy A foreign language is a toy which children use to interact with each other. Like toy telephones, puppets, stories and games, a foreign language is a new toy which children will learn to use through playing with it.
Language as a toy A young child does not think of a bicycle as transport. A bicycle is a toy. The bicycle only becomes transport when the child has learned to ride.
Adults and children So, if children can’t learn the way we teach…...why not teach them the way they learn?
Balancing Activities Head-up activities Pupils have their heads up looking at the teacher, the board, poster or TV. Head-down activities Pupils have their heads down reading, drawing, colouring, copying, writing, etc. Stirrers Acting, dancing, singing, racing tend to make pupils excited. Settlers Listening to stories, drawing, colouring, copying. matching, writing, tend to calm and settle pupils.
Learning opportunities We don’t teach young learners, we create opportunities which will stimulate them to learn.
Where do children learn English? in their brains!
Lower Primary Age Group Heavily dependant on the teacher Inquisitive, easily motivated Short concentration span Receptive to fantasy and imagination Just beginning to read and write in their own language Sensory preferences
Course Components Each level comprises: Pupil’s book Activity book Interactive Whiteboard software Teacher’s book Posters Flashcards Audio CDs DVD
Principles behind the Course Learning a new language is a challenge! It is also a joyful experience. Our task as teachers is to provide our classes with a menu of diverse activities which cater for all the intelligences and learning styles. We need to engage the children’s emotions with a variety of relevant topics and provide a climate of healthy self-esteem.
Fly High Your primary students’ English language skills will soar with
Fly High Solid skills work Lower levels feature alphabet skills Grammar is taught explicitly Strong listening feature Variety of activities that are easy-to- teach and motivating for students Extension activities to supplement class work
Audio and songs from the Pupil’s Book are also used in the grammar lesson in Fun Grammar book. Grammar notes offer clear and simple explanations of grammar points. Each grammar lesson ends with a production exercise.
Review of the alphabet covered in the unit includes pronunciation, spelling practice. Vocabulary and language are continuously recycled through multiple matching activities and alphabet chants.
A review and assessment section occurs after every four units. Additional activities allow teachers to assess each student’s language skill level throughout the course.