As a parent, you want your children to learn all that they can, to be curious about exploring the world, as well as learn how to read and write. Did you know that you can help your son or daughter academically by playing with them outside of school?
Learning about rock formations and pond life is a magical experience, when the child sees the contents of their text book leap into the real world. From educational play we see the child go back to the book, deepening their natural desire to explore further and discover more.
Encouragement of play fosters perseverance, attention and problem-solving skills – all vital in life. These factors are imperative towards positive learning. From playing with board games to Hide and Seek, the child learns to navigate the world of rules (written and unwritten) to find solutions. Through play, parents and children can try out strategies for putting the pieces together…console one another in defeat and take pleasure in success. Exploring different ways to become successful develops persistence too. Playing with your children helps keep them engaged – and determination is a quality which pays dividends in the classroom.
To conclude – play and learning belong together. So always make time for play.
Mr Conor Murray, Year 4 Teacher
This year’s Russian week coincided with the 250th birthday of great Russian writer Ivan Andreevich Krylov.
There is an Oxford in New Zealand, an Oxford in Canada, 21 Oxfords in the United States, besides a Mount Oxford, two Lake Oxfords and Oxford County, Maine (whose capital is South Paris)
Winter Sports Day in Moscow campus was a huge success! Students of Y5 – Y9 took part in a biathlon competition in the Olympic Sports Center.
Our students visited a lot of interesting places during school trips week. Early Years and Year 1 went to the Exotarium and saw animals from the hot savannas, deserts, and rainforests.
No matter how effective a lesson is, information learnt can be forgotten unless the topic is revisited several times. This is why, at school, we revise topics to check a child has absorbed the information taught.
The Girl with the Lost Smile is written by Miranda Hart. It was first published in Great Britain in 2017. It is a fantasy book, and it is written about a girl who always tries to smile.
Normally, when we mention courage, people think of great acts of heroism: such as rescuing people trapped in a burning building; fighting lions, tigers, alligators with your bare hands...
In September 2019, the new campus will open in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).