EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Football takes place on a Thursday morning from 11am – 12.30pm in our sister hall, the Guide Hut, Alder Road, with Coach Tim (Little Kickers). The children are in three groups of 10 and spend 25-30 minutes learning and honing their ball skills. The groups are determined by age.
It is an overall child development programme with the focus on improving gross motor skills, balance and co-ordination, as well as social skills and interacting with their peers.
The classes also contain an educational content, learning numbers, colours etc. The children have immense fun whilst participating which encourages them to learn at a faster pace.
Note: Parents are asked to pay an extra £4 a week contribution towards costs.
MUSIC & DRAMA
Louise Lipton is our music and drama teacher, who has been with us for 14 years.
In drama we go on adventures to magic places. We play lots of games and explore our imaginations. Sometimes we may go under the sea in a submarine and look for Atlantis or we may visit London and have tea with the Queen. It is always special and it encourages confidence and independence. Drama takes place on a Tuesday at
11.45am in our Studio.
Music time is very exciting. We have a vast array of musical instruments so there is always a chance to bang a drum or shake a maraca to lots of well known tunes and some new ones. We also dance with scarves, sing with puppets, have fun under the parachute and listen to story book songs.
Parents are invited to watch a concert either at Christmas or Easter. Music sessions take place in the studio on a Wednesday at 10am.
For more information regarding Twinkling Stars Music and Drama programmes, contact Louise Lipton on 07957 317347
Yoga takes place on a Monday with Sarah Vipond, a certified children's yoga teacher. Starting at 11am in our studio, children are divided into three groups according to age.
Kids Yoga offers inspirational physical as well as mental practice. Benefits of the classes are to increase your child’s learning potential and self-esteem, to develop strong and flexible bodies, cultivate unique personalities and positive minds, and to balance emotions.
Regular yoga practice, combined with breathing and simple relaxation can help children to become healthier, happier and focused, channelling energy through a series of exercises and games.
The yoga classes are typically designed around a variety of creative themes teaching the children about their body and senses, animals, nature, shapes, friendships and various cultures.
For more information on yoga, contact Sarah Vipond