International Saturday School

Preschool

We create an idealistic environment for young learners to explore and learn by providing a warm, welcoming environment. Students are guided in the acquisition of important social skills, focusing on politeness and good manners. We create a safe environment to help students grow both physically and emotionally.

  • Ages: From 1 year and a half to 3 years old
  • Courses: Full day course (8:30-18:00), 5 hours course (9:00-14:00)
  • Lesson hours: Saturday
  • School: Aoyama, Takanawa and Musashikosugi
9:00
Free Play Time

After greeting their teachers and friends, students put their belongings in their lockers, change out of their uniforms and prepare for the day ahead.

9:30
Morning Assembly

All Laurus students, from preschool to kindergarten, come together to say good morning, sing and discuss the daily agenda.

9:45
Circle Time / English

Students and teachers sit together in a welcoming circle to practice daily English, such as numbers, colors and days of the week.

10:15
Snack & Story Time

Time to relax, have a snack and read a story.

10:40
Park Time

At a nearby nature park we encourage the children to search for new and interesting plants and animals. What will we discover today?

11:30
ESL

By playing games, singing songs and exploring our interactive classroom, we learn English in a fun, natural way.

12:00
Lunch Time

Learning manners, nutrition and responsibility are all a part of lunch time.

13:00
Science Art & Craft Time

Even for our young learners, experimentation and inquiry-based learning is something we focus on. Students are given hands on experience to touch and explore new ideas during our preschool science classes.

14:00
Nap Time

After a long day, our preschool students take a nap.

15:30
Snack Time

When the students wake up, we have a small snack, and students are given another opportunity to socialize.

16:00
Activity Time

We prepare multiple crafts, puzzles and games designed to inspire students to be creative and thoughtful while providing a safe area where they can learn and explore.

18:00
Good bye

What a fun day we had! See you next time!

Kindergarten

Our kindergarten curriculum is based around science and literacy, encouraging experimentation and inquiry based learning. We provide both karate and physical education classes, taught by specialist teaching staff, for physical and mental development.

  • Ages: From 3 to 6 years old
  • Courses: Full day course (8:30-18:00), 5 hours course (9:00-14:00)
  • Lesson hours: Saturday
  • School: Aoyama, Takanawa and Musashikosugi
K1 Typical Daily schedule(subject variations throughout the week)
9:00
Free Play

After greeting their teachers and friends, students put their belongings in their lockers and prepare for the day ahead.

9:30
Morning Assembly

Children from preschool and kindergarten join together for a warm and fun welcome to the day! Teachers review the daily schedule with songs and topical discussions.

9:45
Circle Time / English

We develop student's English competency through a communicative programme to improve their listening and speaking skills.
We relate the lesson content to students' lives with activities such as show-and-tell.

10:15
Park Time

Students go to the park and explore the natural environment around them.

11:15
English

Phonics provides the cornerstone from which our students learn to read and write. Emphasis is also placed on speaking with a considered syllabus that includes real-world situations such as role-play and show and tell.

12:00
Lunch Time

Children enjoy having lunch and socializing with their friends.

13:00
Science

Epitomizing the Laurus school ethos, science classes challenge students via stimulating thematic units which encourage children to hypothesize, experiment and inquire!

13:40
Closing Circle

The day is brought to a close as children review the day’s taught content. This is also an opportunity for a shared reading time and a goodbye song!

14:00
Free play & Daily program

We prepare multiple crafts, puzzles and games designed to inspire students to be creative and thoughtful while providing a safe area where they can learn and explore.

16:00
Snack Time

When the students wake up, we have a small snack, and students are given another opportunity to socialize.

16:30
Study Time

Students are given time to self-study and do their homework at the end of the day.

18:00
Good bye

What a fun day we had! See you next time!

Elementary

Our Saturday School curriculum gives students the tools they will need for life in the 21st century. The programme includes the award-winning eLearning platform RAZ-Kids where students will improve their literacy skills through our levelled reading programme. They take the EIKEN test at school every year, giving parents a clear indication of their child’s improvement. ICT and STEM lessons also included.

  • Ages: Elementary school students
  • Courses: 5 hour course (9:00–14:00) ※There is no full day course for Elementary Saturday School.
9:30
Homeroom

Students greet each other and their teacher as they prepare for the lessons ahead.

9:40
English

We develop student’s English competency through a communicative programme improving their listening and speaking skills.

10:15
EIKEN Test Preparation

Monthly vocabulary and target phrases are introduced and practised, along with target language to aid students’ EIKEN test preparation.

10:50
Reading and Writing (Digital Learning)

Students develop reading and writing skills using eLearning platform of levelled readers which comes complete with comprehension checks and expansion activities. Digital learning on our school iPads!

11:25
Discovery Time

Students develop their physical abilities such as balance and coordination through fun activities at the park.

11:55
Lunch Time

Students enjoy eating and socializing with their classmates during lunch time.

12:35
Science

As the only international science school in Japan, we put great importance on science and the scientific process. We encourage students to use logic and empower them with the skills to carry out their own experiments and investigations. The curriculum covers all the fundamental disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and STEM.

13:15
STEM/ICT/Programming

STEM activities focus on engaging in Project Based Learning to research and engineer a solution to a real-world problem, connected to other subject areas being explored at the time.

13:50
Homeroom

Students review the day’s activities and homework is set.

14:00
Goodbye

See you next week!

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