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YGK Science Club Winter Course 2023

Why "YGK Science Club"?

Science+Inquiry-based Learning+English Immersion = YGK Science Club

 

What we value:

・Having fun  ・Sense of Wonder

 

"YGK Science Club" is an English immersion class for 3-6-year-olds that applies active and inquiry-based learning.  

Children develop creativity, thinking and problem-solving skills.  They are given different materials and tools to create something out of their own thinking.  In the process, they encounter challenges on how materials work and it gives them opportunity to think of how to solve them.

Through our fun science explorations, young children have the chance to exercise important science skills such as predicting, observing, comparing, measuring, communicating and reasoning.

The children get to learn English language through immersion.  After several weeks of exploration with materials that they are interested in and caring teachers who converse with them meaningfully, the children start using English words naturally to express their thoughts and needs.  They are acquiring the language by experience and observation. 

 

Example of Activities 

Oil and Water, Mixing Colors, Water Lens, Tree Exploration, Fall Leaf Stamps, Volcano, Leaf Crown, Soda Dancers, Light and Shadow

 

Application Information

When

Mon, December 25, 2023 - Tue, December 26, 2023      2-day course

Time

13:00-15:30(150 min.)

Where

Yokohama Chuo YMCA (Naka-ku, Yokohama)

Who

K1 - K3  Maximum 12 children   (Mimimum 6 children)

Born April 2, 2017 - April 1, 2020

Fee

YMCA member(*3) 9,240 yen(tax included)

Non-member      10,340 yen(tax inicluded)

*3 Those who are enrolled in Yokohama YMCA Yearly Classes at the time of Winter Course participation.

 

Other

・No English experience is required.

・All listed prices are including tax.

 

Sample Schedule of a Day

Theme Sea Life

Good morning!

Let's unpack.

Morning Meeting

Ice-breaking

Introduction of today's activity

Choice Time

Children think and plan which play areas to choose. They fully engage in their own learning and exploration. 

Exploration Time

Life-size aquarium

 -Let's measure and compare objects to the real size of sea animals-

Feedback Time

Children express their feelings or discoveries freely.

Teachers help them say it in English.

Story Time

 

Let's enjoy English storybooks.

Good-bye Time

See you next time!

 

Application Process

・Online reservation   Start from 10:00 A.M., Sat, October 14, 2023     ➡ https://e-ymca.appspot.com/yokohama/

・Telephone reservation  Start from 10:00 A.M., Sat, October 21, 2023