blog (607)

Children categories


キンダークラス (21)


View items...

英語で電気工作教室 (8)


View items...
水, 07 10月 2020 20:28


 We had fun in our junior High School class tonight with a game of Scrabble, creating words using as many letters as possible (after checking it's valid!) and then challenging them to use the word in a sentence.

 But the best was yet to come, my High School student saw the game on the table and asked if he could play, as he hadn't played for three years. With his expanded vocabulary, and excellent spelling skills, it soon turned into real battle between us, that left me struggling to keep up with him. At the end of the game we were both surprised to have filled the board, and used up nearly all the tiles, as seen in the photo.

  Usually Junior High School games end when too many short words, squashed into a corner, make it impossible to progress any further. So it was a real treat to see how much my High School student had improved!

日, 06 9月 2020 18:45

Introducing the Ozobot

 As part of our 英語でプログラミング (Programming in English) course, Paul introduces you to the Ozobot.
 Ozobots are small programmable robots that introduce children to coding. In this video Paul explains, and demonstrates, a few of the color codes used when Ozobot is used as a 'line follower robot'.
 Find out more about 英語でプログラミング(Programming in English) at英語でプログラミング


火, 01 9月 2020 23:35

AGO Q&A Level 1.5

As a big fan of the AGO series of card games, we have been enjoying playing the latest AGO Q&A release in our children's classes.

 In this video, Paul reviews AGO level 1.5, as well as sharing some of his favourite cards.



  Just before the summer break I used this set of Flying Tiger Story Telling dice to great effect in a few of my elementary classes. Watch my video, on YouTube, as I briely explain how the dice work, and then share three stories created by three groups of students.


 Paul reads Flood! from the Oxford Reading Tree series. Join him as Biff, Chip, Kipper and all, watch the rising flood waters creep slowly towards the Robinson's home.

    (Bonus Point: Can you find the easyJet reference in the pictures?)


土, 01 8月 2020 12:52

8月/9日~8月/24日 夏休み

 Just a quick reminder that this year our summer holiday will run from August 9 to August 24.

   So, lessons as usual next week!


金, 17 7月 2020 22:23

Guess the missing letter.

Last month, in our Junior High School class, we went on a virtual tour of Liverpool using Google Maps.

The main thrust of the lesson was to give directions and identify different types of shops, or other places of interest. Starting at Lime Street Station, and taking in St.George's Hall, we moved towards Church Street passing the St.John's shopping centre (they found the Beacon surprisingly fascinating!) Just before we got to Church Street they spotted this shop, missing a letter from its' signage. So a great opportunity for them to discuss what kind of shop it was, and what the missing letter might be!

Thanks Mobi e Hut!

日, 28 6月 2020 09:31

Riddle No. 4

What's orange and sounds like a parrot?










土, 06 6月 2020 18:37

Can I have a 't' please

Sometimes I think my upper-elementary school aged students know more English than they let on.

During today's online session, we were playing hangman on the shared virtual whiteboard (big thanks to Whiteboard Fox by the way) when we had this combination of incorrect guesses...

...and the next letter they asked for....

....a 't',

...which was also incorrect!