EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


Throughout each week, children have the opportunity to participate in many different activities that encourage the development of specific skills. Each of these programmes is offered through outside providers so some fees apply.

Our extra-curricular activities include additional art and music lessons, ceramics, swimming and gymnastics. Furthermore, children who wish to study an additional modern foreign language may do so on the school premises with an invited teacher after classes.

*For full-day payers all resource lessons are included in the tuition (not valid for ceramics and swimming).

CZECH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Children who attend this lessons become more perceptive and sensitive to the beauty of the words that surrounds them. They are able to feel and hear more and live through a wider range of experiences than children who are not exposed to language education.

As Jan Amos Komensky wrote, “Much can be learned in play that will afterwards be of use.” Not only do games amuse the children but they also help stimulate their physical development and teach them important social skills.

Monday 14.20 – 16.00

Available for children aged 3 to 6.

SPORTS

At this club, children will learn the basic rules of team games and sports. Physical activities include a comprehensive system of activities and exercises designed to improve pupils' strength, flexibility, and endurance. Since sports are fun for kids, this is an appropriate way to support the healthy development of their growing bodies and a positive attitude towards being active, which is the basis for leading healthy, active lives.

Children have access to quality sporting equipment and a modern sports surface.

Tuesday & Thursday 14.20 – 15.30

Available for children aged 3 to 6. Lessons are taught in English.

ART AND CRAFTS

Art lessons are a great opportunity for children to express themselves and develop their creativity by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences. They will explore many artistic mediums such as clay, sand, even wax.

The principle of these lessons is to set no limits to children’s imagination, encouraging them to bring to life their creative ideas. Children will also learn to appreciate art and its history and learn how to make thoughtful judgements and aesthetic decisions through a specially designed programme of study.

Wednesday 14.20 – 16.00

Available for children aged 3 to 6. Lessons are taught in English.

LITERACY CLUB

This club is a relaxing, yet interactive way to get kids interesting reading. We will read classic American and British stories, do small activities in conjuction wit the tales, and invite the children to bring their own favorite books to share.

Friday 14.20 – 15.30

Available for children aged 3 to 6. Lessons are taught in English.

PE

This daily activity is aimed at the development of motor skills. Individual exercises are tailored to the specific requirements of a child's age and the current school curriculum.

Children have access to quality sporting equipment and a modern sports surface.

Daily 8.30 – 8.45

Available for children aged 2 to 6. Lessons are taught in English.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Dancing is more than just fun. It help little children to release the stress, which is very improtant, since children just as adults may accomulate negative emotions during the day and have to learn how to get rid of them in a right way. When dancing, kids learn how to catch the music rythm, follow the music and express their feelings through motion. Finally, regular dance lessons form beautiful gait and correct posture.

Dance is such a non-traumatic activity that we recommend it to all children who are three years old or older. We hold ballet lessons twice a week led by Katarina Knocikova, graduate of the Dance Academy and a talented teacher. When kids dance together they find it easier to communicate with one another and become closer to one another thanks to the relaxing atmosphere of the classroom, fun and the great job that the teacher does.

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Available for children aged 3 to 6. Lessons are taught in English.

CERAMICS

Ceramics enhances creativity, spatial intelligence and fine-motor skills development among children. It allows children to explore clay as a material. Children enjoy squishing, squelching, pinching, rolling, poking, stretching and pounding the clay. Some children find this particularly soothing and it can be useful for releasing tension or frustration. Clay making is a fun way to introduce 3 dimensional art to children of all ages.

Working with clay improves dexterity and uses both small and large muscles. Little fingers and hands are strengthened whilst working with clay due to its firm nature and the larger muscles of the arms, back and shoulders are strengthened when rolling slabs or coiling clay.

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Available for children aged 3 to 6. Lessons are taught in English.

SWIMMING

Our swimming lessons are held in cooperation with the YMCA Swimming Pool that is located next to the school building and has all the necessary equipment and professional swimming instructors. The H&S standards of the pool are excellent; the children are accompanied by two members of staff and monitored throughout the lesson.

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Available for children aged from 3,5 to 6. Lessons are taught in English.