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Keith's Corner

Keith Kelly provides a monthly report on life at the school for young learners that he has set up in Bulgaria plus the latest developments in the world of CLIL.

Inside Keith's Corner

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 1: Our very own school

    Type: Article

    In his first diary entry, Keith Kelly introduces us to Anglia School and details the processes involved in setting up an education establishment.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 2: Working with tiny tots

    Type: Article

    In his second diary entry, Keith discusses the importance of communicating with young learners and the need to think on your feet when things don’t go to plan!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 3: Keeping it cool

    Type: Article

    In his third diary entry, Keith shares some of his favourite tips for calming children down when energy levels are running high.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 4: Senses

    Type: Article

    In his fourth diary entry, Keith looks at ways of teaching his young learners some sensory vocabulary.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 5: Autumn seeds

    Type: Article

    In his fifth diary entry, Keith uses autumn seeds, nuts and fruits to teach maths and science.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 6: Space and stars

    Type: Article

    In his sixth diary entry, Keith goes to infinity and beyond with his young learners as they tackle the topic of space.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 7: An arctic winter

    Type: Article

    In his seventh diary entry, Keith and his learners warm up through the winter with an artic-centred theme.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 8: Sports and celebrations

    Author: Keith Kelly and Phil Kirk Type: Article

    In his eighth diary entry, Keith and his young learners bring winter to a close with an action-packed month learning about winter sports and Chinese culture.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 9: Pirates and explorers

    Type: Article

    In his ninth diary entry, Keith’s young learners look at pirates and explorers, and even find their very own buried treasure!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 10: Snack time

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov Type: Article

    In his tenth diary entry, Keith discusses Anglia School’s snack-time routine and some useful phrases for when kids want some more …

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 11: Toddlers and maths

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov

    In his eleventh diary entry, Keith offers up some fun ideas as he explains how he teaches maths to his youngest learners. Get your triangles at the ready!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 12: Dogs at Anglia School

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov

    In his twelfth diary entry, Keith’s young learners explore the theme of dogs. And, they round off the week with a visit from someone special!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 13: Maths and pre-school

    Author: Keith Kelly

    In his thirteenth diary entry, Keith’s young learners explore the theme of maths by looking at clocks, nature and apples!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 14: Design week

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov

    In his fourteenth diary entry, Keith explains how even the most unlikely of objects can inspire a vast array of language-rich activities when during Design Week at Anglia School they put something old to good use!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 15: Houses at Anglia School

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov

    In Keith’s fifteenth diary entry, the kids have Houses week at Anglia School! Amongst other things, they talk about the different places people live in around the globe, as well as the materials used for construction.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 16: Music

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov

    In Keith’s sixteenth diary entry, it’s music week at Anglia School! The kids learn about classical instruments, work on their rhythm and counting, and make and play instruments of their own.

  • Keith’s Corner: Entry 17: Christmas

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov

    In a festive diary entry, Keith and the children have lots of fun with Christmas-themed activities – not forgetting those all-important Christmas treats!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 18: Dinosaurs

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov

    All children love dinosaurs and the children at Keith’s school are no different. This month, Keith invites us to delve into a prehistoric world with him.

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 19: Winter

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov Type: Article

    The children at Anglia School have been enjoying a wintery theme in recent weeks. It may be cold outside but, with a host of wintery arts, crafts, songs and stories, the children are as merry as can be!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 20: Forest animals

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov Type: Article

    In his 20th diary entry, Keith invites us to explore the forest and the animals that make it their home.

  • Keith’s Corner: Entry 21: Love

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov Type: Article

    In this diary entry, the children at Keith’s school wear their hearts firmly on their sleeves, exploring the related themes of love, affection, respect and politeness.

  • Keith’s Corner: Entry 22: My body

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov Type: Article

    Action is always an important part of any curriculum for young children. In his latest diary entry, Keith shares with us activities that get children moving and, of course, there’s plenty of language learning to be had along the way.

  • Keith’s Corner: Entry 23: Science

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov Type: Article

    It is great to get kids enthusiastic about science from a young age and there is no better way than through fun experiments. In this diary entry, Keith shows how to incorporate science into children’s learning so that they can learn through doing, a crucial concept at Anglia School!

  • Keith's Corner: Entry 24: The learning wheel

    Author: Keith Kelly and Ilko Birov Type: Article

    The word pedagogy comes from the Ancient Greek word paidagogos, meaning to lead the child. In this, the final instalment, Keith explains how the teachers at Anglia School lead their pupils towards learning in English, with the Learning Wheel as their guide.

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