Our Gym Kids Carnival’s are just around the corner and we are working hard in the gym to teach your children great basics, body control, strength, flexibility and posture, which will help them soar with confidence to try new things and develop their gymnastics skills.
Here is some information on our carnival and testing weeks.
Delta’s Steps Program:
At Delta our Gym Kids progress through our Steps program, where they learn and develop gymnastics skills and techniques. There are 10 Steps in the Delta program.
In the lead up to our Gym Kids Carnival we will be challenging our gymnasts to work on a variety of skills from our curriculum and in the coming weeks children will start working on their current, specific Step.
Our Prep children will all be working hard on achieving skills from Step 3 in the 1st half of the year and Step 4 in the second half of the year, while our Beginner gymnasts will be working on Step 5, 6 or 7 and our Intermediate Gymnasts Step 8, 9 or 10.
Steps Skills & Testing in Class:
To keep the Gym Kids Carnival action packed and timely, we will be assessing children on their current Step skills in class for a two week period only, rather than during the Carnival itself.
On Carnival Day, children will perform their skills for you, their teammates and spectators in a fun, celebratory environment.
Our Gym Kids Steps program develops varying components of movement and gymnastics across the four apparatus (vault, bars, beam & floor).
- Vault includes developing Handstands; Jumping; Landings and Locomotor activities
- Bars includes developing basics in Swings; Support; Circles; Strength and Safety
- Our main focus on Beam is posture and balance but also includes Walks; Handstands; Jumps and Mounts/Dismounts
- Floor includes teaching correct technique for acrobatic skills: Forward Roll; Backward Rolls; Handstands; Cartwheels as well as developing Flexibility.
During our in Class Testing, you might notice these two lessons look a little different to a normal gymnastics class, as children may demonstrate activities one at a time, to ensure we can test skills appropriately.
How do we test?
Children will be tested on set skills on each apparatus. Each skill has 4 Key Points and children will be assessed on a continuum from Needs Developing through to Well Developed, depending on how many key points they’re able to demonstrate.
Just a reminder, children progress at different stages and have varying strengths and areas for improvement. Our role at Delta is to help your child feel comfortable & confident to try new things by helping them develop coordination, strength, flexibility, body control, core body stability and posture. These physical skills, along with the ability to listen, follow instructions and make changes will help set your child up for success in anything they do.
Gym Kids will receive their Step Certificate in class after the second week of testing has been completed.
Please understand if your child is away during the testing weeks, we’re unfortunately unable to complete testing at another time.
Have you booked your Carnival Session?
For our Gym Kids Carnivals, we’re inviting you to book into the session of your choice. You will have received an email invitation, as well as an invitation in class. If you haven’t yet locked in your Carnival session, please book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BCBWY
We look forward to providing information on your child’s progress & to seeing our Gym Kids perform on Carnival Day!
See you there!