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Who we are.

OYIS Saturday Classes have been designed to fulfill the student’s weekly need for more academic educational needs. Our fully immersive English environment with the Saturday Classes is designed to develop the children’s literacy skills (with particular focus upon their written, spoken, and reading skills) and provide ongoing engagement and learning opportunities throughout the day. Students are leveled according to their ability in order to provide them content that creates a more beneficial learning environment.

Based on the children’s Japanese grade level, the students are placed into levels within each of the age groups according to their English proficiency. Students will be tested upon their entry to the program to ascertain the level they are best suited to join within their age group.

Where does your child fit?

Learning resources.

Special Activities

PE Class

All the Saturday Classes have the weekly opportunity for P.E. lessons. Our PE teacher focuses specifically on the student’s ongoing Gross Motor Skill [GMS] development, cooperative game skills, ball and balance skills. With a curriculum focused on the needs and abilities of the particular age group, the inclusion of specifically tailored lessons for P.E. sets our Saturday Program apart from other Saturday classes.

IT Class

For the students, the development of their IT skills is very important to us. As a result we have constructed a program that allows for each of the age groups to use our IT Lab one a week during their time on Saturdays. The students participate in a number of different computer and technology based activities that work towards strengthening skills sets such as creativity, imagination and freedom of expression. In addition, confidence, empowerment and independence are also strengthened when they interact with information technology.

Excursions

During the year we hold one Excursion as part of Saturday School. Having the children participate in an excursion where they have the opportunity to learn English enables them to use the language they have developed and practiced over the course of the year. Previous excursion locations have been ARK, Rokko YMCA, Kisen YMCA, and Osaka Aquarium.

Homework Study Course

As the children continue through our Saturday School Program at OYIS, their English skills increase and develop, we know it can be challenging for non-English speaking parents or caregivers and those that have limited English skills to support their children to complete their homework. To further support you as parents and caregivers, we have implemented the Homework Program for Saturday Students. The program will provide an opportunity for students to do their Saturday School Homework with the help of some of our support staff as and when they need it. Each session will run from 3:00 – 3:45 each Saturday there is a Saturday School.

Tuition & Fees

Saturday School

33,000円 Per month
  • ¥ 20,000 Entrance Fee
  • ¥ 358,000 per year lump sum payment
  • ¥2,000 Entrance Test Fee for Kinder classes up
  • 11 months, August is a holiday month

Homework Study Course

1,500円 Per session
  • ¥1,500 per session
  • ¥ 22,500 per semester
  • Minimum 5 students per session
  • Maximum 15 students per session

News & Events

Recent news

Saturday School

Halloween 2020

Our Halloween Event was celebrated on October 31st this year. Due to the COVID situation, we changed the way we ran our event and the children really enjoyed it.

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Corona Virus

November COVID-19 Updates

Fortunately, our school community has remained safe throughout this time. Even so, the increase in cases is a
significant cause for concern. Over the past weeks, we have observed a trend of growing case numbers across the
city. As numbers rise, the risk to our community and the need to be vigilant increases. We hope you can continue to
support us as we work to keep our school community safe.

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PreSchool

Ages 3-4 years

Providing a variety of fun, engaging learning opportunities in an immersive English environment, children will participate in Phonics and pre-Phonics activities, games, singing, dancing, Art & Craft, Story Time, and Outside play. Taught in English by one of our experienced teachers, the students are encouraged and given the language to communicate in English. In addition, children will have a separate P.E. block and IT block to develop GMS and technology skills.

Preparation time upack your bag / Activity Time – colouring, FMS, Free Play

Singing, Dancing, Games, Vocabulary, Numeracy,
Introduce new letter & sound / digital support materials / introduce new related vocab
Snack / Toilet Time / Transition
GMS development
Transition / Toilet Time
FMS development / Scissor Skills / Theme Based
Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Kindergarten

Ages 4-6years

For students aged 4 to 6 years old with a focus on fun and engagement in an English immersive environment, students will participate in a range of activities including singing, dancing, theme activities, art and craft, story time, basic social and life skill development and Phonics. The students also have the opportunity to participate in P.E. and IT lessons that have been specifically tailored to the age group.

Singing, Dancing, Games, Vocabulary, Numeracy
Review previous content [including games & vocab review]
Introduce new letter & sound / digital support materials / introduce new related vocab
Snack / Toilet Time / Transition
GMS development
Transition / Toilet Time
Language & Listening through Digital platform
FMS development / Scissor Skills / Theme Based

Grade 1 & 2

Ages 6-7 years

Designed for students who are in their first two years of Elementary school the curriculum focuses on the literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking) of the students through providing them with an immersive English environment within which they can grow and develop their skills through ongoing practice and study. They are also given the opportunity to participate in weekly IT and P.E. lessons.
Singing, Dancing, Games, Vocabulary, Numeracy
Review previous content [including games & vocab review]
Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games

Fruit Snack / Break Time

Theme Based / Art & Craft / Science
Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
Outside time
GMS development
Applying learnt content to written work
Homework check / reflection / new content

Grade 3 & 4

Ages 8-9 years

Students at this level are exposed to an immersive English environment where they can study grammar, literacy and spoken English in fun, engaging lessons with the friends. They have weekly IT and P.E. lessons that are geared towards their age group’s GMS developmental needs.

Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games
Singing, Dancing, Games, Vocabulary, Numeracy
Review previous content [including games & vocab review]

Fruit Snack / Break Time

Theme Based / Art & Craft / Science
GMS development
Outside time
Applying learnt content to written work
Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
Homework check / reflection / new content

Grade 5 & 6

Ages 10-11 years

At the oldest grade levels, the students not only participate in weekly IT and P.E. lessons and they too also learn within an immersive English environment where one of our experienced Saturday teachers supports their literacy and spoken English skill development. Through more thorough focus on sentence creation and basic structure, teachers are able to focus on more specifics with each child, fine tuning not only their spoken but also their written English.

Singing, Dancing, Games, Vocabulary, Numeracy
Review previous content [including games & vocab review]

Fruit Snack / Break Time

Applying learnt content to written work
Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games
Outside time
GMS development
Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
Homework check / reflection / new content

Oxford discovery

Grade 1 & 2

According to their website, “…Oxford Discover encourages students to think deeply and assess information comprehensively. Students are invited to be curious and to think beyond their normal perspectives…”. Based on inquiry-based learning, these books teach concepts, vocabulary, and grammar content through different themes such as ‘What’s our world made of?’, ‘Then and Now’ and ‘Amazing Animals’. Parent and student support is available online with resources, games, and audio available.

Poptropica

Elementary Classes [Poppy / Ivy / Iris / Cherry / Lotus ]

Poptropica English World is a safe, engaging and highly-motivating game where pupils meet the characters from the Student Book plus a host of other exciting characters and follow them on an adventure. Student’s will engage in safe, closed-chat dialogues with the characters they meet and will practice target language from the units. They will also follow instructions to help them solve puzzles and learn supplementary language along the way.

Letterland

Early Childhood [PreSchool / KA-1 & KA-B]

Linked to the UK National curriculum, Letterland uses character based stories for each of the letters of the alphabet. Children learn the letter, its sound and character and song and action to help them memorize each of them. Children are exposed to characters such as ‘Lucy Lamp Light’, ‘Fireman Fred’, ‘Clever Cat’ and ‘Annie Apple’ and words that start with or use their sound within them. Parents and children also have access to their [online resources] they can use at home to support their learning.

New alphabet Starters

Early Childhood [PreSchool / KA-1 & KA-B] PS

Each week the class focuses on one letter of the alphabet. In class children learn the letter, its sound and an action to help them memorize each of them. They also focus on a small number of familiar words that start with the letter. For example, ‘Ee’ the focus words are elephant, elevator, engine and egg. Children practice how to write the letter in class and their homework mirrors the same tasks to further develop these skills.

Magic time

Kindergarten

According to the authors, “…Magic Time, …believe that children learn best when language is presented in a fun and natural way. Through colorful pictures, friendly characters, songs, chants, games and activities, children experience English in many positive ways. With each new lesson, …[children] gains confidence as he or she communicates with others in English.” Through a range of theme related content and activities the children develop both specific [i.e. beach, umbrella, water, sand] and general [heart, triangle, square, rectangle] ]vocabulary. Children also work on general sentence structure and basic grammar structures whilst revising their handwriting skills.