Enhanced Activities

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Communication, Language & Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design French & Cooking Music Drama Stretch-N-Grow
Helps to develop children’s speech and language skills. This group is of particular benefit to children with English as an additional language.This is run throughout the year. Their progress is assessed through Tapestry.
Children are shown how to operate a digital camera and how to use related software to print/edit their photographs.Children have an opportunity to build on their existing knowledge of programming a BeeBot robot and learn how to use a sequence of commands to make the robot carry out a particular function/movement.
Run by a qualified French teacher who teaches them basic French words, phrases, songs, rhymes and counting. Our French teacher has a great deal of experience working with pre-school children and knows how to gain and hold their attention. We continue to offer our Music sessions with our pianist, Maureen. The children work in small groups giving them a more intimate experience where they learn about rhythm (good for early reading skills development), play a range of musical instruments, learn how to describe sound and tone (helps to develop speaking and listening skills and early reading skills) and learn many different types of songs. Music sessions help to develop children’s confidence and performance skills. We offer a Movement and Drama session which has proved very popular with the children. This session combines music, story, dance and movement to provide children with a huge range of learning opportunities, particularly in ‘Communication, literacy and language’, ‘Creative development’ and ‘Physical Development’. The session uses repetition in the form of rhymes and songs to familiarise children with how the session runs and enables them to feel part of it. The key area is to encourage children in public speaking and helping them gain confidence. The session finishes with a ‘cool down’ where the children listen to soothing music as bubbles are blown over them. Trained Youth Fitness Instructors who come in to run a ‘Stretch-n-Grow’ session with the children. The children are taught about the basics of proper exercise, nutrition and related health issues. The session is structured in the same way each week so that the children become familiar with the routines and the exercises. The teachers use a mixture of music, stories and hand-held exercise equipment, such as large balls, pom poms and bean bags, to encourage the children to join in. It is a fun, energetic session which the children really enjoy.