Extra Curricula Activities

Internal Extra Curricula Activities​

 

At Creative Stars, we believe that it is important to give children exposure to a range of different activities.

We offer various extra curricula activities from staff within the setting, including but not exclusive to:

  • Cooking

  • Languages (French and Italian)

  • Coding

  • Yoga

  • Dance

 

In addition to this, we have specialist staff who come to the nursery

on a weekly basis to provide extra curricula activities.

These sessions are offered to parents without any additional cost. 

Arts & Crafts

 

The children take part in Arts and Crafts sessions as a small group or 1:1 for more intricate creations. Kelley follows the nursery long term planning to make and create things linked tothe children’s learning and interests. Items have included robots, minibeasts, Chinese new

year dragon.

Expressive arts and Design:

 

The children are actively making things linked to their learning. They are seeing how to

make things and using a arrange of resources and materials to create. Children are

encouraged to add details to make their creations unique, such as eyes and hair. Children

actively create and use their imagination to make their creation even better.

Physical development:

 

Children are using mainly their hands to create, focussing on fine motor skills such as

holding, gluing, sticking, cutting and pressing. Children are reminded of

handling items with care, such as scissors and staplers.


 

The children actively take part in the session, being given various opportunities foreffective learning as detailed

below:

  • 1:1 Support to create something special

  • Ability to incorporate child’s own ideas

  • Choosing which resources to use and learning how to use them safely


 

Zumba

 

 

The children take part in Zumba as a whole group session as set out below:

 

  • Warm up

  • 2 Zumba routines

  • Water Break

  • Music instruments

  • Freestyle

  • Cool Down

Physical Development:

This is the primary focus with children learning how to hop,

squat, dance, keep rhythm, use alternate feet and move in directions. They often

count in the next move, using number and time language to anticipate which move

is coming next. Ema discusses the importance of warming up your bodies before

exercise. The children then warm up doing basic steps and stretches to music –

counting and predicting the next physical movement. The children also have a break

during the session, where they have water to rehydrate their bodies.

Expressive arts and Design:

Dance is also a great form of expression and the children

learn moves to the music and also incorporate song words at times. Songs have

included: ‘Help, I’m a fish’, ‘chicken dance’ and ‘rockin’ robin’.

The children get to learn different moves and also celebrate their own moves in the

Freestyle session where the group do as the person in the middle does.

The children actively take part in the session, being given various opportunities for

effective learning as detailed below:

  • Able to perform their own moves when being celebrated in the freestyle

  • Children learn actions and repeat ways of moving to the music

  • They have the opportunity to keep on trying and enjoy being part of a group

  • All abilities and ages are welcome! We want children to enjoy taking part

Music & Movement

 

The children take part in Music and Movement sessions as a large group. Stefano follows the nursery long term planning to make and create things linked to the children’s learning and interests. Stefano brings a range of instruments with him 

 

Communication and Language / Expressive arts and Design

 

Song are used throughout the session. The children sing along and take part in copy my echo songs as well as songs with actions. Stefano will ask the children questions linked to their learning, especially what they can hear and encourages children to work together

as a group.

Physical development:

 

Children perform actions, play small percussion instruments and listen to instructions when participating. They further include actions such as stretching, banging, dancing and moving freely. To end the session, Stefano plays songs requested by the children, allowing them to move as the music makes them feel.

The children actively take part in the session, being given various opportunities for effective learning as detailed below:

 

  • Taking part in group activities

  • Choosing ways to move their bodies

  • All abilities and ages are welcome! We want children to enjoy taking part

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