Activities Within The Provision
We are very proud to provide many learning experiences through a wide variety of activities. These include physical activities such as swimming, horse riding and ice skating.
Swimming is extremely important as it not only develops gross motor and coordination but is also a life skill.
Horse riding is a wonderful experience and the relationship and communication that is built between the children and these beautiful animals is a delight to behold.
The progression of the children's coordination, gross motor, fine motor skills and increased confidence is immense.
Many of these children are now able to complete a sitting trot and a rising trot. They can encourage the pony to stop and start walking. They are able to steer them left and right. Most of all they are having fun and learning a new skill.
I am amazed at the progress these children make during ice skating in just 6 lessons with an instructor.
I have had the pleasure to watch these children hold on to the side of the barrier for their initial lesson and by the sixth lesson they are speeding around the ice rink. They are able to touch their toes while moving and can make small jumps. They are able to turn on the spot and get up from sitting position on the ice. The progression of their coordination and balance is truly amazing.
These children's speaking and listening skills have really improved as they have to listen to the teachers and follow instructions.
The language that is generated by the excitement of these activities is remarkable.