Depending on the curriculum of each class, EPBI offers many different scholastic activities on top of regular classroom such as golf, Sport and Physical Education, Quidditch, Artistic expression, Art…
Sport in cycle 1 has 4 essential objectives for a child:
- Moving in space and on objects
- Adapting movement to various situations
- Communicating with others through activities and artistic expression Working together, cooperating, and defending in order to set up real strategies.
These specific physical activities suitable for 3-5 year olds contribute to the motor, sensory, emotional and intellectual development of the child. It is an opportunity to explore, to express oneself, to act in a familiar environment, then gradually do the same in a less familiar environment. Psychomotricity allows you to locate yourself in space.
Sport and Physical Education is taught by a qualified sports teacher.
Cycle 2 / Cycle 3 / Cycle 4
This programme is part of the common foundation of knowledge, skills and culture. Sport and PE programmes aim to acquire five main skills:
- develop motor skills and learn to express yourself using your body
- appropriate methods and tools, through physical and sports practice
- share rules, take on roles and responsibilities,
- learn to maintain your health through regular physical activity
- acquire physical, sporting and artistic knowledge.
Quidditch from CE1 to 5ème
Quidditch is a sport from the Harry Potter saga. The game takes place between two teams of 7 players. Quidditch allows motor development because it is a mixture of handball, basketball and rugby and also develops strategic aspects and team cohesion.
Each team is made up of a goalkeeper, two beaters, three chasers and one seeker, who each play a specific role.
The goal is to score more points than the opposing team.
During a match you use the quaffle that you have to throw in the opponent’s rings, three bludgers that you throw at the opponents in order to temporarily eliminate them as well as the snitch that ends the game when caught.
Each participant must run with their broomstick between their legs, which makes getting around even more complex!
The session takes place in the form of training exercises, simplified situations of a game and ends with matches during which the children also participate in the refereeing.
Golf for CM1/CM2 – 6ème – 5ème
The aim of the introductory golf sessions is to make students independent on a golf course and a driving range.
We also aim to teach the rules and regulations as well as the specific vocabulary of the game so each stage of the game of golf can be differentiated.
Rules must be respected in order to learn safely and in harmony with the other learners and their environment.
This activity tries to combine rules of the game and performance:
- to develop autonomy and enjoyment for golf
- to grow technically, physically, mentally and strategically
- to be able to observe and analyse different situations in the game
- to learn to concentrate, stay attentive and manage one’s emotions
- to acquire basic techniques for the routine of the game (assessing information, making a decision, practising a swing, aiming with the final shot for the hole).
There is a test at the end of each term which allows the golf instructors to assess their pupils’ practical and listening skills, progress and technical skills.
Art classes from CP to CM2
Primary school students participate each week in a visual arts class with a “guiding thread” theme throughout the year. This year 2019-2020, the educational project focuses on the recycling of everyday objects through works of art.
Each class discovers an artist per term by observing, commenting and appropriating various works (paintings, sculptures, assemblages …).
In the style of the artists studied, students will produce individual or collective work by exploiting various materials such as paper, plastic, wood, metal, textiles…
The art course is an opportunity for everyone to express their artistic side and creativity, to gain confidence and to flourish through the production of artwork.
Sensory perception and artistic expression in the Kindergarten
Children in Petite Section, Moyenne Section and Grande Section classes of Kindergarten have body language expression classes once a week.
During the school year, they discover a different theme every term to exploit and develop their sensory and artistic perception through dance, music, theatre, relaxation, circus activities and team games.
The workshops also allow the children to discover the world outside their classroom –sports field, park, art classroom.
Children learn self-expression skills and develop their creativity around particular themes such as colours, emotions, animals, seasons, the 5 senses, all through fun and creative learning.
Spanish from CP to CM2
All students in Primary have one hour of Spanish lessons a week.
Lessons are organised according to age-appropriate learning activties to work on vocab, pronunciation and listening skills.
Different themes are studied to discover new vocabulary such as school, days of the week, months of the year, numbers, colours, animals, the family, food and clothes.
For the CM classes, grammar, conjugations and Spanish civilization are covered.
Both fun and artistic activities are integrated into lessons to help promote the language learning process.
There are school outings such as going to a concert at the Opera House in Montpellier, a visit to the Space Adventure Park in Toulouse, museums, seeing a play in English in a theatre, visiting the salt marsh in Aigues-Mortes, the medieval city of Carcassonne, the international mediterranean film festival, the dinosaur park in Meze…