Once again this term we have continued with our great after- school enrichment activities and they have as always been thoroughly enjoyed by our children. There was a wide range of clubs for the children to take part in this last term.
Latin and Mandarin:
These clubs have been continuous and have run throughout the year. Pupils who were selected have shown great progress in enhancing their speaking and listening skills.
Latin gives our children a wider understanding of the English language as much of the English vocabulary and grammatical structure is based upon it.
Mandarin on the other hand, being the national language of China, is now the most widely spoken language in the world, due to the political and financial influence the country has. As such it is an advantage that our children have the knowledge to further themselves in both these areas.
British Sign Language:
Once again this is also a club that has remained continuous to extend the learning for the children and advance on their current skill set. It is a means of bridging the gap between those who hear and those who cannot and is a valuable life skill to have.
Art and Design (with a twist):
This club engaged the children’s creative side and allowed them to develop their motor sensory skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed the club and created some fantastic works of art!
This was a club with popular demand. It gave our children knowledge of survival techniques and primitive living skills. Children were taught how to construct a shelter, how to gather resources from the natural environment, how to build a fire as well as other survival skills.
Mixed Activities- Ackers Adventure:
Children had the opportunity take part in a range of activities such as: orienteering, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and a jungle challenge at the Ackers Adventure Centre. All activities were carefully geared towards developing a range of skill sets including teamwork; problem solving and effective communication.