The P.E. Sports Team

The Physical Education department runs a number of sports clubs that compete in leagues at the weekend. Ms Tucker will send a letter to all parents detailing the days of practice and further league information in September.  Currently the school offers football, Girls Indoor Football, Gymnastics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball and Girls Volleyball.

For more information on teams and training timetables for the 2020-2021 academic year, please email Ms Tucker-Blackford (michaela.tucker-blackford@kings.education).

 

The school also offers:

Horse Riding

Children love horses. The pleasure they get from this activity is visible in their smiles and the affection and respect they show to the horses they ride. As well as developing co-ordination, control and balance it exercises the body and stimulates the mind.

Our instructors teach at all levels, helping pupils gain confidence in controlling, handling and riding their horses. Our school at Soto de Viñuelas has stables where a number of ponies and horses are kept.

Pupils must wear riding boots, a vest and a riding hat which meet EU safety standards.

During the second half of September we will be offering free trial lessons to all those pupils who would like to try out the riding classes. Should you be interested in these classes or would like more information please contact cristina.canalda@kingsgroup.org

 

Monday to Friday

Twice a week, during second break

Year 3 – Year 13

Thursdays – After school time from 4.35pm to 5.35pm – 1h once a week.

Year 3 – Year 13

The Horse Riding instructor will decide on the days during the first few weeks of term before the start date.

 

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Physical exercise in children is a basic requirement to ensure their correct development and growth and Rhythmic Gymnastics helps to build physical skills and student motivation through a combination of  music, dance, artistic expression, movement, agility exercises, motor skills and coordination activities, all of which are key elements of this particular activity.

Objectives:  To develop motor skills that allow the students to build confidence through movement.  •  To stimulate mental capacity of  students through observation, comparison, and action, developing both mental agility and memory. • To explore and evaluate movement as a way of expressing oneself, communicating and having fun.  •  To understand the different parts of the body, learning to stretch correctly and working to build strength. •  To develop the physical qualities of this specialist activity: flexibility, muscle tone, coordination, balance. •  To increase joint mobility •  To adopt the correct posture (focusing on feet, pelvis, back and shoulders) •  To develop skills using apparatus: rings, balls, ropes, maces and ribbons.

 

Tuesdays and Fridays

Year 1 & Year 2 – Second break

Year 3 to Year 6 – Second break

Year 7 to Year 9 – Second break

 

Judo

Judo is a great way to not only improve fitness, flexibility and strength but also to teach mental skills, strategic thinking, self control and respect. It’s a fast-paced contact sport which is very exciting to both watch and participate in.

From its early foundations with Samurai warriors in the twelfth century it has become an international and Olympic sport with thousands of sportsmen and women of all ages enjoying its popularity.

All our Judo classes are taught by energetic, enthusiastic and fully qualified teachers with competition level experience. They ensure all pupils have a great time learning this disciplined art.

 

Mondays and Wednesdays

Reception to Year 2 – First break

Year 3 to year 6 – Second break

Year 7 to Year 13 – Second Break

 

Fencing (New!)

Fencing is a sport of great skill that contributes to the physical and cognitive development of students and provides fundamental values that complement their personalities. The practice of this sport helps students to control their emotions and impulses, improve their reasoning capacity, problem solving, and build skills such as concentration, agility and resilience.

Main objectives:

Development of psychomotor skills, personality and intellect, respect for adversaries, responsiveness and emotional self-control.

Note: The teacher will give information about the equipment at the beginning of the classes.

 

Tuesdays & Fridays

After school hours: 4.35pm to 5.30pm

Year 3  – Year 13

 

Swimming

From timidly floating in the pool to having them splashing around in the deep end and diving to the bottom is a short and fun-filled journey that gives children confidence in the water. Learning to swim means children can enjoy being in and around water safely.

Some pupils take to it quickly, others need more time but with small groups and patient, experienced teachers, everyone enjoys their time in the water learning at the pace best suited to them.

There are 2 options available, either twice weekly sessions (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) or a single weekly session (Monday to Friday).

Classes take place in our heated indoor pool at Soto de Viñuelas and are available for all pupils from Nursery age onwards. It is obligatory that Infant children are accompanied by a parent or an authorised person in the changing rooms before and after each class.

Check available schedules between 4.45pm. and 6.15pm with:

José Espinosa

Tel: 616 11 67 34, Email: jose.espinosa@kings.education

Monday to Friday

Nursery to Year 13