Sito italiano    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Our daily activities

We are open from 8 o'clock in the morning to 4 o'clock in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. Our children are in classes with other children of their own age following activities appropriate to the specific age of development. The three year olds are the "Lion Cubs", the children of four are our "Cool Cats" and the five year olds are the "Wise Owls". Afternoon activities, instead, like music, drama, creative and discovery, are done in mixed-age groups to build a sense of collaboration. 

Outside activities

Our children are taken out of school several times through the year - to the theatre, the library, the swimming pool. Twice yearly we also visit a local "fattoria didattica" where the children enjoy learning how to make bread, cheese, honey, vinegar or look after the baby animals. Grape-picking day in the autumn is always a traditional day out each year. These trips are very educational and enjoyable.

 

School day trip

Towards the end of the school year all the teachers, children and their parents enjoy a day trip together. Every year the destination is different but it is always a memorable occasion for all.

Activities > Music

Music plays a very important role at Peter Pan and it accompanies the children in their first steps in English. Whole school singing is a daily activity and, almost immediately after their start at Peter Pan, the children go home singing the new songs that they have learned. The children are also encouraged to listen to music, all genres, to move to music and to create music using percussion instruments. Twice yearly, at Christmas and end of school year, we do school performances for parents and the children are always very proud to perform and exhibit their singing, dancing and percussion skills.

As well as being enjoyable, music helps to "educate" the child's ear. He listens to sounds and differentiates between them and this is very important when children are growing up in a bilingual environment. They pay attention to intonation, emphasis and pronunciation. In short, they create a "musical ear" and this makes language learning easier.

Our new "cubs"

 Our new 3 year olds - our "Lion Cubs" and "Tiger Cubs" are well and truly settled now and are revealing their individual personalities.