ELA Basel’s After School Programme (3:30pm – 6:00pm) offers children the opportunity to be supervised after school whilst engaging in fun activities. Here is an example of our Semester 2, 2016-17 After School Programme.
Primary 1 and 2 children
Learning through play
Playing is fun! It helps children learn, grow and develop. Children play for different reasons. During this activity they can explore and learn new things, consolidate existing learning or practise a skill. Different types of play including social play, fantasy play, constructive play, and games with rules will help build stronger relationships between the children.
Exploring great artists
Exploring great artists is an introduction to great artists past and present. Children will discover the different styles and techniques of each artist and experience a variety of materials used in the creative process. Most importantly activities are open-ended and focus on discovery, exploration and individual creativity.
Deutsch macht Spass
Children will learn German through play, stories, arts and crafts activities, singing songs and interactive conversations with each other. Children can improve their language skills and will become more independent and confident in German, all in a fun and interesting way.
Let`s share a story
Children have the opportunity to learn about different stories and to retell and recreate them in an interactive, fun way that will develop a variety of skills. Children will also be given the opportunity to act as characters, playing roles that link to real life situations.
Around the world
Children will learn about different countries, cultures, and ways of life from around the world. They will have the chance to explore how other people live, including what they eat, what they wear, and the differences and similarities between us all. It will include various activities, such as creating flags, passports, and possibly starting correspondence with a pen pal.
Primary 3 to 8 children
Children have the chance to start or complete their homework which has been set by the teachers, and seek further guidance if required.
This group will play games, such as Chess, Monopoly, Jenga, Dominos and many more. The games will help with number recognition, logic, spatial awareness, cognitive thinking and memory.
Art and painting
A range of art activities will be explored, including watercolour painting, doodling, finger painting and various styles of drawing using different media.
Children learn how to complete a cross stitch project from the beginning to the end. The aim is that each child will be able to independently create their own cross stitch over the course of the programme.
A range of sports is undertaken, including basketball, archery and football with Primary 3 to Primary 8. The children learn many skills including the importance of being fit, teamwork and hand-eye coordination. They also take part in games, competing against each other.
Kids in the kitchen
Children will learn the fundamentals of cooking and baking and how to make healthy eating choices. They will focus on nutrition and the well being of the whole body by promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Friday football will aim to improve coordination and skills, ultimately leading to children being selected to represent ELA Basel at local football tournaments.