At Claremont the children from Year 2 until they leave primary school in Year 6 are taught to play chess by a chess tutor from Chess in schools .
The children have a weekly lesson which helps to develop their skills. They are taught the rules of the game, what the different pieces can do in a game and how score points. In these sessions they can use their knowledge to complete challenges and puzzles as well as playing matches against other members of their class.
During the lessons the children taught how to play chess but also they are taught about fair play and having respect for their opponent.
There is a weekly lunchtime chess club during which children develop their skills and are also able to play for fun against children from other classes.
We have also been taken part in local chess tournaments and have played against other schools both at Claremont and by visiting other schools.