Extracurricular activities

The extracurricular activities are designed to complete the School curriculum and to provide our students with the opportunity to develop skills and to shape their personality and leadership qualities.Such activities are beneficial to student’s overall performance, which help them to organize their time and contribute to and allow them to develop social and cognitive skills. This in turn builds self-esteem and encourages them to make friends with those who have similar interests to them.

In Coruña British School we believe that each child is unique and that ever one has a different talent. So as to guide our students in the development of essential skills our school offers a wide range of activities. The extracurricular activities are from 4 to 5pm. They will begin on the 11th of September and end on the penultimate day of school in June.

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Languages: They play a fundamental role in our students’ education due to their importance in our globalised world and because they allow them to experience other cultures first-hand. In 2017/18 we will offer:

 

German 2. It will be on Mondays for children from Year 1 to Year 3 who took part last year in German and wish to continue.

 

French initiation. Introductory course to the French language and culture. They will learn basic everyday vocabulary and phrases for everyday use. It will be on Tuesdays for a group of 6 to 16 students from Reception to Year 3.

 

Chinese. Introductory course to the Chinese language and culture. They will learn basic everyday vocabulary and the Chinese alphabet. It will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (two days a week)for a group of 6 to 16 students from Reception to Year 4.

 

 

Other academic activities>

Nenoos 360. It is a Program orientated on developing specific capacities and personal development focusing on MIND: working with the Soroban abacus and games of high educational value, BODY: a practical and dynamic program based on movement to relax and EMOTION: to manage their emotions through role play and to enhance their social and debating skills.
Nenoos mini 360: for children of Reception and Year 2 on Fridays for a group of 7 to 12 children.

 

Robottech. For younger children who may or may not have experience with robotics. We will work with lots of new resources such as apps that introduce them to programing like Scratch Jr, Kodable or Code Monkey. We will work with Beebots which allow us to develop spatial and logical visualization. We will use construction sets to make simple machines from Lego Education. Available on Wednesdays for children from Reception to Year 1 for a group of 8 to 16 children.

 

Robottech II. For older children who have been in Robotics before, we will Work with new software so they continue to learn new programing languages like Python. They will also learn to create an APP for mobiles using App Inventor. We will work with the Lego Wedo 2.0 kits but this time y will be them who create new robots and practical uses for them. We will get to know the world of Lego Mindstorms Ev3. We will learn more about using the Arduino panels. We will use new extensions for the Mbot like the mechanical claw and the articulated arm. We will also work with Kahoot or CodeMonkey. They will also learn about programming dron and an overcraft using Airblock. Available on Wednesdays for children in Year 2 to Year 4 for a group of 8 to 14 children.

 

Chess. We will be going to tournaments as well as joining the School chess league so the children can compete in a healthy and positive way. The aim of this activity is to have fun whilst improving our game and also stimulating their capacity of analysis, logic and making decisions. We will focus on developing their mental agility and their concentration and emotional control. Classes will be on Fridays for Year 2 to Year 4 for a group of 6 to 16 children.

 

New Technologies Club. Children will be taught how to create a website using the Google Sites pages. The different features of websites will be explored and how to use them. Classroom work and subjects will be linked to this club by children putting on different subpages for each subject and having mini projects to do for each one. Children will also be taught about internet safety as part of the club. Children will be taught to plan, create and edit simple videos as well as develop basic programming skills through Scratch. Available on Tuesdays for children from Year 2 to Year 4 for a group of 6 to 16 children.

 

Newspaper Club.Children will write about current school news items and their work will be published once a month in a newsletter style handout. Available on Thursdays for children from Year 3 to Year 4 for a group of 6 to 16 children.

 

ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Dance: They will learn different dance styles from all over the world. There will be a group of 6 to 16 students from Reception to Year 3 and classes will be on Tuesdays.

 

Ballet: Classical dance classes. Lessons are twice a week in groups of 6 to 16 students from Reception to Year 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will be divided into different levels.

 

Contemporary Dance: It supports children with their creativity and spatial awareness, concentrating their dance ability through the expression of their ideas, personalities and moods. It is also works as a long term channelling of children’s emotions that helps them when focusing on the dance moves and they learn how to control their body; all without forgetting it can be lots of fun! Available on Tuesdays for children from Year 2 to Year 3 for a group of 6 to 16 children.

 

Theatre: Storytelling and theatre manages to catch a child’s interest, attention and imagination and it develops their language skills holistically. There will be one group of 6 to 16 children from Reception to Year 3 on Thursdays.

 

Play School Music: Music lessons where the children will be introduced to different types of instruments, music and movement and musical games. The activity will be once a week on Mondays and Wednesdays for 2 groups of 6 to 12 children from Reception to Year 3.

 

Guitar: Guitar course for beginners. Children will learn in a fun and easy way. They will also need to bring their own guitar to class. This class will be on Mondays for a group of 6 to 12 children from Year 1 to Year 4.

 

Ukelele and percussion instruments: Introductory class to the Ukelele and percussion instruments. Available on Tuesdays for a group of 6 to 14 children from Year 1 to Year 4. Children who were in the activity last year have preference.

 

Art: Children will be able to develop their creativity and intelligence in a fun and different way. They will work on their fine motor skills and begin to learn about artistic language and different artists. This class will be on Fridays for a group of 6 to 16 children from Reception to Year 3.

 

Oratory Workshop: It is a fun and educational activity where the children develop their communication skills, emotional management and their way of thinking through games and group dynamics. The aim is for children to develop skills that will allow them to communicate effectively y any situation, to enjoy interacting with other people and to strengthen their social and personal skills. For children in Year 3 and Year 4 for a group of 8 to 16 children.

 

 

SPORTS ACTIVITIES
Multisports: An ideal activity to introduce children to different sports. They will do gross motor and coordination exercises practising football, basketball, floorball, tennis, hockey and cricket. There will be a group of 6 to 16 children on Thursdays from Reception to Year 3.

 

Judo: Classes of this popular sport which exercises coordination and balance will be on Mondays and Wednesdays for a group of 6 to 16 children from Reception to Year 3.

 

Swimming: The children will learn to have confidence in the water, to float, dive and swim without aids. Their psychomotor capacity will improve significantly as well as their coordination, agility, reflexes and strength which will improve their physical health and their relationship with other children and the aquatic environment. The lessons will be in the school grounds with professional monitors and the classes will be divided into three levels: Level 0 for those that do not know how to swim, Level 1 for those that can swim with aids, Level 2 for those that know how to swim and are beginning to dominate swimming techniques, There will be groups with classes 2 days a week and also one day a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for children from Reception to Year 3. Each day there will be a group of 6 children of Level 0 and 8 children of levels 1 and 2 sharing the swimming pool.

 

Basketball: This popular sport enhances coordination, concentration and fast reflexes. It also promotes sociability and team work. On Wednesdays it will be for a group of 8 to 16 children from Reception and Year 1.

 

Rythmic Gimnastic: In this sport activity children will learn to dominate different gymnastic styles such as the ribbon, rope, hoop or ball. In all of them they will develop their body, increase their resistance and improve their coordination. We will also promote the spirit of perseverance, working as a team and consistency. This activity will be on Mondays and Wednesdays (two days a week) for children in Year 1 to Year 4 for a group of 6 to 16.

 

Football: The main objective of this activity is to promote a healthy and fun sport respecting the values of camaraderie, cooperation, working as a team and fair play. This activity will be held outside the school premises in a covered court in town still to be decided. The children will be taken there on the school bus (included in the price) and parents have to pick them up at the court. The activity will be from 4:15 to 5:15h. The coaches are from lower categories of Deportivo de A Coruña. The group will be of 8 to 14 children. Tuesdays and Thursdays for children in Reception and Year 1.

 

 

The secretariat provides more specific data on schedules, requirements, regulations and mode of billing for each activity. Do not hesitate to send us your doubts or questions.