In the Pre-Prep we currently offer the following extra-curricular activities:

Chess

£64.00 per term

Wednesday 3.45pm – 4.30pm Years 1 & 2 (NOT Reception) and Thursday

Chess skills will be developed allowing pupils to play moves confidently and to introduce them to the various strategies upon which the game depends. As skills and confidence grow, so the class can interact and work on their match play capabilities. Classes are taken by Sarah Heeramaneck.


Football

£72.50 per term

Thursday 3.45pm – 4.30pm Years 1 & 2 (NOT Reception)

An excellent opportunity to learn more about the skills required to be a better footballer, with teaching provided by professional coaches.  Team games, individual skills and fun are the three key elements that form the basis of this activity.  Classes are taken by 1st Touch Football Coaching.


Judo

£50.00 per term

Tuesday 3.15pm–3.45pm (Reception) 3.45pm–4.15pm (Years 1 & 2)

An introduction to contact sports with opportunities for grading.  This is a great Olympic sport that teaches discipline, balance and coordination.  Classes are taken by Lloyd Nicholls – an experienced black belt. Initially children can wear their games kit, but should they wish to pursue the activity a Judo kit can be acquired from Mr Nicholls.


The Art of Cooking

£48.00 per term

Monday 3.45pm – 4.30pm

This is designed so the children can have fun, hands-on cooking sessions.  Staff led, our aim is to help the children learn to cook simple recipes and, by working with different ingredients, teach them about healthy eating.  We hope to develop a love of cooking and a curiosity about food and where it comes from.  While they are having fun, they also learn how to:  follow instructions, measure, use equipment, be aware of kitchen risks, further develop their fine motor skills, recognise different types of fruit/vegetable/other ingredients, try new foods, work as a team, lay the table and tidy up their own mess!  We provide all the ingredients, utensils and use of aprons.


Playball

£72.50 per term

Monday 3.45pm – 4.30pm Reception only

Playball helps children to build a foundation from which they can develop confidence in multiple sports skills. Playball develops a child’s gross motor skills as well as broadening their personal and spatial awareness through a range of age-specific exercises. Lessons are designed to encourage physical and social development. Classes are taken by Kim Robertson, a fully trained ‘Playball – Child development through Sport’ provider. Children’s progress is monitored and reported upon


Performing Arts

£75.75 per term

Wednesday 3.45pm to 4.30pm

This is a great opportunity to practice those theatrical performing skills.  Elements of drama, speech, performance and dance are incorporated into a lively and stimulating session that encourages creativity.  Classes are taken by Mrs Dawn Lacey from Chadsworth Stage School.


Mini Crickets

£75.75 - summer term only

Friday 3.30pm – 4.15pm – PP1 children

Friday 4.15pm – 5pm – PP2 children

A great opportunity to develop cricket skills for our Year 1 and Year 2 children.