Activities are delivered through play. They are aimed at building confidence in children thus enabling them to achieve in a relaxed environment where staff are deployed to support each child individually.
Through play children are able to use and link what they have learnt in school in original ways. One of the learning goals of the activities is to enable children to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through (sample list):
- cooking and baking
- art and craft
- role play
- and stories.
Children have access to a vast outdoor area (football field) that offers them immense opportunity. Children have access to a rich menu of multisports delivered by an experienced coach who is also a Game On (http://www.gameonsportscoaching.co.uk/ ) coach. This includes football, tennis, athletics, rounders, dodgeball, hockey, cricket and more.
For our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) children the multi-sports programme is aimed at developing children as follows:
- Physical development – Moving and handling and being healthy
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Forming relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour
- Communication and Language – Listening and attention, understanding and speaking
The outdoors also offers children freeplay, exploring nature as well as all the excitement that the outdoor environment offers.