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Co-curricular Activities

Our eager children have a real thirst for learning and our excellent staff team are committed and dedicated in ensuring that each and every child achieves. We have high standards and expect the best. Co-curricular activities and after school activities are charged termly. A full half terms notice is required if your child is to discontinue any co-curricular activity.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”
— Nelson Mandela

Below is a brief outline of the Modern Foreign Languages structure for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

     In an increasingly globalised society, modern foreign language skills allow for greater communication between people. It also develops problem-solving skills and increases adaptability, resourcefulness and creativity. Language learning teaches cultural awareness and the capacity to see issues from various perspectives, which are highly valued by universities and employers. Carefully differentiated lessons support all abilities.

     Longitudinal studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increase critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non – foreign Language learning peers in Standardised tests in verbal reasoning and Mathematics, indicating that learning additional languages is a cognitive activity; not just a linguistic one. The brain functions better with exercise and further exciting research was carried out by Dr. Pascual- Leone, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical Centre.

     Evidence suggests that learning new languages can improve listening and writing skills, boost creativity and sharpen the mind. It can broaden horizons and open doors to all sorts of opportunities. To motivate our pupils, our Language department aims to:

•  Give each pupil the chance to learn at least one foreign language
•  Trial of different languages from an early age
•  Encourage advanced language learning
•  Introduce a wide range of languages through extra-curricular clubs
•  Support native language speakers who are keen to share their cultural knowledge

     From as early as the age of three, we will introduce French, Spanish and Mandarin lessons at Hampton Prep. Initially, children learn through songs, rhymes and stories. Languages will be introduced in a fun way using props, actions and drama. Language lessons will be introduced without the children even realising that they are learning a second language, the children will follow the story book adventures of favourites such as‘Bob le bricoleur and the ‘La Chenille qui a tres faim’ for French, using the mediums of Music and Drama and Songs.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
— Martha Graham

Below is a brief outline of the Ballet curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

     Ballet forms part of the curriculum in Reception and Years 1 & 2.  The aim of teaching Ballet at Hampton Prep is to inspire and nurture in our pupils a love of classical ballet and dance, its history and traditions and associated arts.  We aim to develop physical and mental confidence and foster each child’s creative and expressive instincts.  All pupils are encouraged to achieve their personal best.

     In Reception, pupils learn Dance and Ballet with a strong emphasis on creativity and imagination.  Each lesson is accompanied by a live pianist.  These very structured classes develop the pupils’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality, using a range of movements and musical styles.  

     In Years 1 & 2 this knowledge is built on, furthering pupils’ technical and artistic skills and broadening their knowledge. Teaching is based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabi.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
— Victor Hugo

Below is a brief outline of the Music curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

🎼 Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Hampton’s music programme offers opportunities for all pupils to perform and develop their musical abilities. The curriculum focusses on performance, composition and listening skills and is geared towards improving confidence, singing skills and developing creativity.

It brings together intellect and feelings and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. There will be opportunities for all pupils to participate, supported by experienced and qualified music teachers.

🎼At Hampton Prep, we recognise that music has a profound impact on a child’s development and our curriculum is designed to inculcate a love of music in all students, in an environment where children can achieve and the most able will excel. All pupils will increase their musical awareness and talent, self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

The children will develop the skills of performing, appraising and reviewing music from the Middle Ages through to the twentieth century, enjoying many cross-curricular links with humanities during the process. Our exploration of music will be from other cultures (Chinese, African, Spanish) and will also relate to the wider curriculum; pupils will explore African Drumming whilst studying Africa in Geography.

If you would like your child to have piano and /or violin lessons, please enquire below or register by filling out the co-curriculum activity booking form which reception will be happy to provide.

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”
— Michael Phelps

Below is a brief outline of the Swimming curriculum for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

     Swimming is a life skill. Every child at Hampton Prep is taught how to swim for safety, as well as being encouraged to swim for health and enjoyment. Annual inter school swim galas are held, in addition to regular meets against local schools. Keen swimmers are encouraged to join early morning swim training sessions, linked with a local swim club to improve technique and stamina, and life saving skills. On leaving Hampton Prep, all pupils will be able to swim, most with a good stroke production, and to have established a love for the water that will take them into adulthood.

“A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage”
— Anonymous

Below is a brief outline of the Fencing structure for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

    The sport of fencing stems from the traditional art of swordsmanship. Two competitors face off head to head with rapier-style sabres and gain points from making contact with their sabre and their opponent. Although this may sound like a gladiator-style sport, we can assure you that fencing is very safe and we would not adopt any activities into our curriculum that would harm any of our students. The tips of the sabres are blunt and the competitors wear protective clothing and face guards. Fencing is a highly sophisticated sport and was first taught in the 18th Century to the aristocracy in Angelo’s School of Arms in London. Fencing would be a highly enjoyable sport for your child to take part in and will grant your child many useful skills.

Why Should Your Child Learn Fencing:

  • As a sport that has been included in every single modern Olympics, it is something we should look to as a more mainstream sport as your child may have a hidden talent that could one day see them winning Gold!
  • From footwork to posture to balance, your child will truly utilise every part of their body and they will grow in strength, balance and focus. Fencing requires full body commitment and will help your child develop fully and healthily into their teenage years
  • As well as physical output, fencing require mental output. Your child will need to use their cunning and wits to predict when their opponent will strike and when their opponent is open to strike. This means your child is using their brain in classes and in sport which exercises the brain without exhausting it by changing the way the brain is used
  • Fencing teaches us how to support one another and present good sportsmanship. It teaches your child how to get back up again when knocked down and how to persevere when things aren’t going their way, and improve for next time
  • Fencing can build confidence in many ways. Through the posture taught in fencing, your child will stand tall which will give them confidence in the way they walk and present themselves. Being trusted to wield a weapon gives your child the trust of an adult so they know we believe in them, and they will grow up with the confidence to try new things and know they are ready
  • Practising fencing gives your child skills they will feel proud to have and give them a sense of confidence to carry them through life
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
— Jim Rohn

Below is a brief outline of the Taekwondo structure for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

     Taekwondo is a Korean martial art developed in the 1940s, incorporating karate and Chinese martial arts with traditional Korean martial arts. As a modern International Olympic sport as well as an ancient martial art, there’s reason now more than ever to start learning Taekwondo at a young age where your child can foster certain techniques if they wish to pursue this sport later on in life and maybe one day compete in the Olympics!

Why Should Your Child Learn Taekwondo:

  • It can be attested that practising Taekwondo improves coordination which can help your child in a wide range of other sports, and give them greater control of their bodies as they are growing and developing
  • Taekwondo enforces discipline in training and in your lifestyle. By learning the martial art, your child will learn from a young age the importance of self-control and what they can achieve through it.
  • It encourages healthier eating habits and keeping your child in shape growing up. With martial arts, fitness is a huge asset to performance and in Taekwondo this is evident. At Hampton we encourage healthy nutrition, but through Taekwondo your child can reap the rewards of a healthy diet and exercise.
  • Children and infants typically have higher flexibility than adults and it’s only through stagnation that we lose this flexibility. Taekwondo will maintain or improve flexibility and range of motion and keep your child’s body in good health and mobility growing up.
  • In a world of ever-growing dangers, our children’s safety is our number 1 concern. We do not condone violence, but what can be taken from Taekwondo is impressive self-defence skills which can be used to escape dangerous situations in a non-lethal way.
  • Taekwondo is for everyone; regardless of shape, size, experience, etc. In Taekwondo, it is not the main objective to beat your opponent but to improve your own self. There is greater victory in improving your reactions and focus and keeping a calm mind than winning a single fight
“Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.”
— Emily Post

Below is a brief outline of the Etiquette and Elocution for each year group. Once your child is registered with us you will receive an information pack which includes the full curriculum. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.

   Appearance is one of the most important traits to uphold. Before you know anything about a person, you know how they look, speak and act. We subconsciously build prejudices for or against a person in the first few moments of meeting them, so it’s imperative to have a good first and withstanding impression with people. With Etiquette and Elocution lessons we will teach your child how to act formally in certain situations and teach them when it is appropriate to act accordingly. We will also be improving elocution where necessary to teach your child how to speak in a manner which is professional and correct so they can excel further in their later life and careers.

Why Does Your Child Need Etiquette and Elocution:

  • Etiquette is a simple but very useful thing to know. There are simple rules we all follow out of courtesy that must be taught to our children. By following Etiquette, your child will seamlessly integrate into society and will always know the right thing to do in the company of others
  • Your child will be more likely to be involved in social circles and events if they act and speak in a way which proper and not unpleasant
  • Elocution does not only improve the way we speak, but it can also inspire correct usage of grammar, vocabulary and style of speech through repeated practise
  • Practising elocution equips your child with the confidence to speak with confidence and to convey their expressions through their speech so that they can get their ideas across and effectively portray their arguments in public speaking
  • Etiquette and Eloquence go a long way in the business word and nurturing these skills from a young age will give a distinct advantage to your child over other candidates when in search for a job or pursuing a business opportunity


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— Hope K.

 Children are invited to stay behind and access our holiday club daily from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at an additional cost.Below is a brief outline of our Holiday CLub. If you would like to enquire online, please click here.