Where We Teach

Promotes healthy exercise in babies and children.

Encourages exercise through games and teamwork.

Develops motivational skills and builds confidence.


We have a range of activities for children up to Year 6. We also design programmes for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Fitness & Gym

Yoga

stretch-activities-exercise-in-schools We make the classes fun and varied each week by incorporating the yoga exercises alongside telling stories, using themes and playing games to illustrate our classes. We also include props such as feathers, bean bags and visual aides.

We play games and sing songs, to tone up their muscles and strengthen their bones.

These exercises can promote sleep, and encourage the children to use their imagination and be more creative. Most importantly they can help to improve their listening and observation skills through listening and following instructions and copying the yoga poses from the instructor.

Benefits

  • The yoga exercises help strengthen children’s muscles and bones
  • The relaxation techniques help to promote sleep and teach the children how to remain calm in stressful situations at school e.g exams
  • Helps to improve listening, communication and observational skills
  • It is a non-competitive practice

Ballet

stretch-activities-ballet-primary-schools Our combined classes consist of teaching our pupils stretches, warm ups and mime combined with learning a variety of ballet steps and coordination skills, grace and elegance alongside the music. We use a variety of different props including scarves and ribbons.

Benefits

  • The children learn the disciplines of classical free movement and character
  • They learn to work as part of a team when putting on shows and performances
  • Ballet is good for developing coordination, listening and observational skills

Spanish

The teacher Interacts in Spanish with the children as they are led through different fun workshops which are specially adapted to the language development of this age group. Dynamic teaching includes Songs, rhymes, dances, sensory activities and puppets. We cover colours, numbers, greetings and learn about the Spanish culture.

Benefits

  • Encourages children to learn a new language through movement, games and fun songs.
  • The children learn about a different culture
  • Helps to improve children’s listening and communication skills
  • The teacher follows the curriculum taught in the school if required

French

In a happy atmosphere French is taught to the children through play, using a wide variety of stimulating language activities and games. The lessons are planned around diversity of themes and projects which are practical, interesting and …great FUN including pictures puppets and other visual materials.

Benefits

  • Encourages children to learn a new language through movement, games and fun songs.
  • The children learn about a different culture
  • Helps to improve children’s listening and communication skills
  • The teacher follows the curriculum taught in the school if required

Drama

Our drama classes focus on the development of the children’s speech and language skills encouraging them to gain confidence in the classroom and outside school life. We use stories captivate the children’s imagination and transport them to another world. Each week the children learn to interact with a new story and come up with ideas to solve the mystery through imaginative play and make-believe! Our classes can be tailored towards Key Stage 1 in Primary schools.

Benefits

  • The classes boost the children’s self esteem
  • Improves Speech and communication skills
  • Encourages the children to work as part of a team and use their imagination through sharing ideas
  • Helps them gain in confidence and self awareness

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an energetic activity, children get a workout without even realising it and learn how to exercise safely and effectively whilst being kept focused, learning new moves and routines to pop and dance music. They learn how to think creatively and to choreographing elements on their own, as well as learning new moves and routines to a range of dance music.

Benefits

  • Learn to interact with each other, as a team as well as work on their own
  • Learn to be part of a structure, to be disciplined
  • Gain confidence in demonstrating moves in front of peers
  • Sessions suitable for boys and girls
  • Helps with control, balance and co-ordination

Musical Theatre

We combine songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance, including scenes from musicals and teaching children imaginary play.

Benefits

  • The classes boost the children’s self esteem
  • Improves physical strength
  • Flexibility
  • Increases self esteem and confidence
  • Enhances musicality
  • Children develop their Imagination and creative thinking
  • Enhances creativity

Jewellery Club

Children will be making a variety of different jewellery which will include bracelets, necklaces, hair clips, a jewellery box and many more. The teacher uses a range of materials including foam, clay and fabric. And uses a selection of beads to design the jewellery. Each week the children are taught a new technique of how to make and put together different types of jewellery.

Benefits

  • Encourages the children to be more creative and use their imagination when creating their jewellery.
  • The sessions help to improve their concentration skills encouraging them to be more focused.
  • The children learn how to be part of a team, working together when making their creations.
  • The classes are relaxed and are great fun.

Spanish And French With Cooking

The children are taught a variety of fun simple Spanish and French dishes through learning the Spanish and French language. The classes can still be done in a class room as the food is only prepared during the class and then cooked at home. Please note we don't use any foods with nuts. The children learn a variety of cookery skills while using their imagination to create the dishes and covering French and Spanish greetings, various themes, cultures and French and Spanish history.

Benefits

  • Encourages the children to be more creative and use their imagination when creating their art projects.
  • The sessions help to improve their concentration skills encouraging them to be more focused.
  • The children learn how to be part of a team, working together when making their creations.
  • The classes are relaxed and are great fun.

Stretch Choir

Stretch Choir is run by qualified music and singing teachers who specialise in running children’s choirs from the ages of 5- 10 years old. The lessons include a warm up, including singing games and songs, learning harmony and improvisation and then a warm down. The teachers cover a wide range of songs including folk song and songs from a variety of nationalities, and the content can also be tailored to suit the school’s own curriculum.

Benefits Include

The children are encouraged to develop musicality and to work together as part of a team while learning a range of singing skills to include improve technique, pitch and presentation, to help to build their confidence when performing in front of an audience at the end of term.

Arts & Crafts Club

The teacher teaches the children a variety of arts and crafts projects including a pencil case, cushion, hand puppets, picture frames, bags and many more. They use a wide range of materials from paper to fabrics and recycling items to create different art items. Each week the children will be taught different techniques of how to design, make and put together different art projects.

Benefits

  • Encourages the children to be more creative and use their imagination when creating their art projects.
  • The sessions help to improve their concentration skills encouraging them to be more focused.
  • The children learn how to be part of a team, working together when making their creations.
  • The classes are relaxed and are great fun.

Explore our programme of activities for babies up to 5 years olds, offering parents and children opportunities to learn and play together.

Baby Massage- 8 weeks up to 1 year old

stretch-activities-mother-baby-fun-exerciseClasses are tailored for parents to attend with their babies to learn new massage, breathing and relaxation techniques, combined with songs and nursery rhymes.

We also introduce the parents to gentle yoga postures for the stomach, pelvic floor back and hips.

Benefits

  • Helps to develop bonding process between parents and baby
  • Aids relief of wind, colic and constipation
  • helps to promote sleep for parents and babies

Dance- 2-5 years old

Benefits

  • Encourages children to use their imagination
  • Parents and children learn the fundamentals of dance training
  • Increases aerobic exercise
  • Helps to build a rapport between parent and their child

Music and Movement

stretch-activities-fitness-primary-schools Our instructor guides parents and children to work together on basic motor and social skills. Together, they will practice a variety of gentle moves, together with new songs actions and traditional nursery rhymes. Classes are combined with accompanying music and instruments and puppets.

Benefits

  • Helps the parents and children to strengthen balance, body awareness and co-ordination
  • Learning new rhymes and music skills helps stimulate parts of the childrens’ brains involved in reading and maths
  • Fun activity for the parent to do with their children and to apply new skills they have learnt in the home when necessary
  • Helps to calm and relax active children who need lots of stimulation

French

In a happy atmosphere French is taught to the parents and children through play, using a wide variety of stimulating language activities and games. The lessons are planned around diversity of themes and projects which are practical, interesting and …great FUN including pictures puppets and other visual materials.

  • Encourages parents to learn a new language with their children.
  • Parents and children learn about a different culture
  • Helps to improve parents listening and communication skills with their children

Spanish- 2-5 years old

The teacher Interacts in Spanish with the parents and their children as they are led through different fun workshops which are specially adapted to the language development of this age group. Dynamic teaching includes Songs, rhymes, dances, sensory activities and puppets.

Benefits

  • Encourages parents to learn a new language with their children.
  • Parents and children learn about a different culture
  • Encourages the children to work as part of a team and use their imagination through sharing ideas
  • Helps to improve parents' listening and communication skills with their children

Drama- 2-5 years old

Sessions designed for parents to learn alongside their little ones for a fun and exciting experience. Every week the teacher introduces a different theme into each class to combine games, dramatic play, music , role play, storytelling and singing. Abundant visual and sensory materials e.g. puppets and masks are used throughout the classes.

Benefits

  • The sessions help to teach children how to co-operate, and to share, interact and communicate with other children and their parents.
  • Drama classes enable children to express themselves emotionally.
  • Parents learn new drama skills for creative play with their children.

A wide range of stimulating Stretch Activities. All classes can be geared towards the Early Years Foundation Stage for children’s development and tailored for your nursery’s programme’

Baby and Toddler Movement and Sensory Classes- 3 months up to 3 years old

stretch-activities-exercise-fun-babies-childrenClasses are tailored to enable the carers to participate in gentle movement and relaxation exercises with babies and toddlers.

Imaginative story telling used to guide them through the session and massage techniques.

A combination of songs games, nursery rhymes and sensory materials including scarfs, bubbles and visual aides are used to engage the children.

Benefits

  • Helps the children gain in confidence
  • The classes enable the children to enjoy doing exercise which is fun and exciting.
  • Can promote sleep for babies and toddlers
  • Helps to aid wind, colic and constipation.
  • The children learn important listening, communication and observational skills

Music and Movement- 3 months up to 5 years old

Our instructor guides the children to work together on basic motor and social skills. Together, they will practice a variety of gentle moves, new songs actions and traditional nursery rhymes finishing with relaxation time. Classes are combined with accompanying music, instruments and puppets.

Benefits

  • Helps the children improve balance, body awareness and co-ordination.
  • Learning new rhythms and music skills helps stimulate parts of the children’s brains involved in reading and maths.
  • Helps to calm and relax active children who need lots of stimulation
  • The children learn important listening, communication and observational skills.

Baby and Toddler Ballet up to 5 Years Old

This class is designed as an introduction to ballet for babies and children up to 5 years old. The children learn a variety of basic dance steps through music helping to improve their social, listening and concentration skills. We use a variety of stimulants to illustrate our sessions including sensory materials and props for the children to use to build on their creativity & coordination.

French- 2-5 years old

stretch-activities-exercise-young-children In a happy atmosphere French is taught to the parents and children through play, using a wide variety of stimulating language activities and games. The lessons are planned around diversity of themes and projects which are practical, interesting and …great FUN including pictures puppets and other visual materials.

Benefits

    Encourages children to enjoy learning a new language through movement, songs and fun games
  • The children learn about a different culture
  • Helps to improve children’s listening and communication skills

Spanish- 2-5 years old

The teacher Interacts in Spanish with the parents and their children as they are led through different fun workshops which are specially adapted to the language development of this age group. Dynamic teaching includes Songs, rhymes, dances, sensory activities and puppets.

Benefits

  • Encourages children to enjoy learning a new language through movement, songs and fun games
  • The children learn about a different culture
  • Helps to improve children’s listening and communication skills

Drama- 2-5 years old

The sessions are designed for children to have fun and enjoy an exciting experience. Every week the teacher introduces a different theme into each class to combine games, dramatic play, music , role play, storytelling and singing. Abundant visual and sensory materials e.g. puppets and masks are used throughout the classes.

Benefits

  • The sessions help to teach children how to co-operate, and to share, interact and communicate with other children in their class.
  • Drama classes enable children to express themselves emotionally.
  • The children gain in confidence.

Monitoring Reports are completed at the end of each term if required.

All classes can be geared towards the Early Years Foundation Stage for children’s development and tailored for your nursery’s programme.

Stretch Activities provides a range of dance and exercise classes for 11- 18 year olds within the school environment. As a rule these take place during the school day providing PPA cover or as a breakfast, lunch or after school club.

Stretch Keep Fit/Aerobics for 11-18 year olds

The children learn a variety of keep fit style routines starting with a warm up then an aerobic routine which includes basic gym and yoga moves designed by our fitness and dance team. These sessions encourage the children to enjoy keeping fit using lively contemporary music. The classes also help to encourage energetic exercise which increases heart rate, tones muscles and teaches children the basics of attaining fitness. The classes teach the children how to have fun and work as a team in a non-competitive environment.

Stretch Hip Hop for 11-18 year olds

These sessions include a whole body work out each week containing a different routine for the children to learn which includes fun dance routines, free style moves to help them gain new motivational and dance skills as well as encouraging pupils to use their imagination.

Stretch Ballet Bar 11-18 year olds

The children are taught basic ballet skills and core muscle skills. The sessions comprise chair work or bar work followed by free-style in the centre of the room. This all helps to improve coordination and build up strength in the core muscles. They do the exercises to a variety of music including contemporary and classic. The class finishes off with jumps and a fun contemporary dance routine.

Stretch Yoga 11-18 year olds

Our weekly classes are designed to be fun and varied by combining yoga exercises with contemporary music. These exercises encourage the children to use their imagination and creativity and can help them to gain flexibility and relaxation skills. The exercises can also help with handling stressful situations e.g. exams.

Stretch Drama 11-18 year olds

Our drama classes focus on the development of the students speech, language and communication skills helping them to gain confidence within and outside the classroom, and to develop presentation skills for later life. The students are encouraged to work as part of a team and to share their ideas . We use games, improvisation and prose to capture the teenagers’ imagination and to encourage them to gain in confidence.