Saturday International 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
8:30
Free Play Time

After greeting their teachers and friends, students put their belongings in their lockers, prepare for the day ahead. Activity centers and imaginative play help students review previous lessons.

9:30
Morning Assembly

A lively start to the day with lots of singing and dancing! We will learn daily phrases, seasonal vocabulary and greet each other with a happy smile.

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. Including our popular pre-literacy programme!

10:15
Snack & Story Time

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

10:40
ESL

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

11:00
Discovery Time / PE

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

11:45
Lunch Time

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

13:00
Science Art & Craft Time

For our young learners, experimentation and inquiry-based learning is something we focus on. Students are given hands on experiences exploring new ideas during our preschool science classes. Including seasonal crafts and science experiments.

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

Students create imaginative crafts, do puzzles and play 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 classes join together for a lively and fun welcome to the day! Teachers preview the programme and activities students will be doing during the day. Let’s sing songs, learn seasonal vocabulary and greet each other with a happy smile!

9:40
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.

10:25
Phonics

Phonics provides the cornerstone from which our students learn to read and write. Emphasis is also placed on speaking with a considered syllabus that provides students with the tools they need to improve these important skills.

11:10
Discovery Time / PE (Karate)

Students visit a local park and improve their physical fitness, balance, flexibility and coordination through a range of fun games and activities.

12:00
Lunch Time

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

13:00
Science / STEM

Science classes challenge students via stimulating thematic units which encourage children to hypothesize, experiment and inquire!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
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
Nap Time / Study Time

After a long day, students take a nap, draw, work on worksheets and crafts.

15:45
Snack Time

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

16:00
Study Time

Students create imaginative crafts, do puzzles and play 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!

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: K3 and Elementary school students
  • Courses: 5 hour course (9:00–14:00) ※There is no full day course for Elementary Saturday School.
  • School: Musashi-kosugi
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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.

12:45
Science

At Laurus, 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. Science classes challenge students via stimulating thematic units and ongoing projects encourage children to hypothesize, experiment and inquire based on our science curriculum.

13:45
Homeroom

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

14:00
Goodbye

See you next week!

Elementary Advanced Course

  • Ages: Elementary school students
  • Courses: 5 hour course (9:00–14:00) ※There is no full day course for Elementary Saturday School.
  • School: Musashi-kosugi
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9:00
Submitting homework

Greet your teachers and classmates! Various activities are offered as we go through the previous week’s homework assignments of reading and writing together.

9:30
Ondoku and Pronunciation

We develop student’s English competency through reading aloud English articles and pronunciation practice with iPA chart.

9:45
Textbook / Lecture

We use cambridge textbook for learning vocabulary and grammar. We also do a lecture for specific skills such as using a dictionary, how to write an essay, and how to improve a speaking skill.

10:30
Writing / Speaking / Discussion / TEST

After learning a new topic or skills, we have time for students to think through and organise what they have learnt by writing and speaking. Also as a review of the class, we have a vocabulary test at the end.

11:00
Reading (Digital Learning)

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

11:30
Discovery Time

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

12:30
Lunch Time

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

13:00
Science, Social Studies, STEM, Entrepreneurship

As the only international science school in Japan, we put great importance on Project based-learning process. We encourage students to use logic and empower them with the skills to carry out their own experiments and investigations. The curriculum encourages students to have critical thinking by learning Sciences, STEM,Entrepreneurship and Social Studies.

13:50
Homework explanation

A teacher will explain reading and writing homework of the week.

14:00
Goodbye

See you next week!

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