After School Clubs
We spend the first few weeks of the club working on skills (e.g. sketching, testing different materials, looking at the work of different artists and completing their work) and then spend around six weeks on creating an overall final piece. Our absolute hero in Art Club is Bob Ross – we spend a portion of every week watching him for inspiration, and our club motto is “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents!”
Board Game Club
In a time where technology is starting to become more and more prominent in a child’s life, we are forgetting some of the more basic ways of game playing and the basic skills of taking turns, accepting defeat and showing good sportsmanship in victory. Board games can achieve all of this without any sign of an Ipad. We have a wide range of games to try and enjoy from a minimal skill level to having to think strategy in others. So come a long and take a chance on kerplunk or beware the mousetrap and many more.
This is a fitness club and the children are made fully aware that it is not a combat sport, nor is it self-defence. Children will benefit from developing mutual respect, teamwork and co-ordination. It is a sport that is very inclusive for both boys and girls, motivating pupils to become active and inspiring them to engage in a fun filled session.
This club is open to children from Reception up to Year Two. In this club we look at colouring with different types of crayons, felt tips and markers. We try to encourage children to learn how to colour correctly in a fun and friendly manner. Last term the children made some beautiful pieces.
Our after-school cooking club gives children the opportunity to discover the joys of preparing fresh, healthy and nutritious food, also with some occasional sweet treats as well. Children will prepare a different dish every week and will learn basic food hygiene, how to prepare vegetables, peeling, cutting, grating, slicing, melting, weighing, measuring, time and all with a huge amount of fun.
At craft club children are encouraged to be creatively independent. We have made a range crats including origami book marks, pop up cards, friendship bracelets, dream catchers and woven bowls.Children have enjoyed helping each other out and congratulating each other on their successes, but don’t take my word for it here is what the children had to say about craft club.
Drama is one of our newer clubs, headed by Mr Hallam and Mr Peggs, both of whom have a passion for drama. During this club, children are encouraged to become more confident in both their reading and speaking, as script reading is an important part of the club, as is performing in front of others. Within the first few weeks of this club, children who are normally more quiet and reserved have thrived in this club, and have really begun to make progress with their acting skills. Aside from script reading (And editing and writing new scripts), we also play a variety of drama games that encourage the children to be more confident and enthusiastic, as well as improving their skills in the range of dramatic genres there are.
At football club, we look to develop the skills and attitude you need to be a great sportsman or woman. As a group, we learn together and build a foundation of the basics of football such as moving with the ball at your feet, passing, shooting and recognising attack and defence which then translates into competitive games. These skills are brought through in a detailed, well-constructed sessions from a FA level 2 qualified coach. The most important aim in any sport is that children have fun and learn new skills that they hopefully continue to endeavour in the future.
Forest Club gives an opportunity for those children who do not access Forest School to experience what it has to offer. Children are able to go bug hunting, treasure collecting, den building, take part in stick activities, identify trees and plants they find, and planting. Or simply to lead their own play in an outside environment where they will pick up a love and respect for nature and the outside world. We respond to what they would like to do and try to facilitate activities they want to try out. We encourage children to manage their own risks and develop their own curriculum.
Lego club is a club which is open to children in reception, year 1 and 2. The club allows children to develop their creative imagination, build a wide range of things and develop their skills socially. In club, we begin by watching the video about how Lego began many years ago and how the pieces are made. In our first lesson we plan what we would like to build and link it to what we are learning in our curriculum. We take photos, talk about what we have made and how we made it. Lego club is a great club to express yourself with over 10,000 bricks.
Railway modelling is once in a lifetime opportunity in school to be able to build your own model railway. I actively brings out a child’s design and technology and art skills. This very unique club separates us from most schools and is a creative process from start to finish. From testing trains and setting up tracks to adding final touches to environments so the stories can come to life from their very own model. Last term we were able to create a farmyard/beach scene. The opportunities are endless.
This club is open to any pupil in the school. It is designed for children to come to a un structured environment. In social club we do all sorts of activities. The children can decide to do whatever they like from the activities that have been set out. Some examples are football, games , colouring, reading, building or just sitting and having a chat with one another.
STEM club is a great place to create things and perform experiments outside the classroom. The children apart of the club have learnt so much and keeping coming back as we keep discovering more and more new things. Our children learn new things such as making the rovers and slime. The group is very helpful and are great to work with to achieve some new and amazing things.