School Clubs

The extra-curricular activities are one of the great features of the school. This year we have clubs on offer to the children covering a range of diverse interests. The majority of leaders are staff at the school who give up their free time to run the activities. We have tried to ensure that there are opportunities for all the Year groups and there is no excuse for the children not getting involved.

It is a logistical challenge establishing the club timetable and there is on going organisation and management required to ensure they run smoothly. This has to be managed by the staff on top of their regular commitments. We will endeavour to ensure the efficient running of the activities but do ask for your understanding especially in the winter months if clubs need to be cancelled.

Oversubscription
Some of the clubs are extremely popular and may be over oversubscribed. We do try and accommodate as many children as possible and this might mean that your child is allocated a particular term to attend rather than the whole year.
 
Unfortunately due to the numbers involved, it might also mean that a space is not available for this year. We would therefore suggest that parents/carers look through the activities with their child and select a number of clubs to avoid disappointment.
Responsibility for attending the clubs
The children should take responsibility for turning up on time for their clubs. Obviously in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 the children might require reminders and support preparing and turning up at the right time/place. This will be provided by the teachers/TAs during the day but for after school clubs, it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to carry out this role.
 
Key Stage 2 – It is the responsibility of the children to attend the clubs. With the number of children and activities available, the staff cannot take responsibility for ensuring the children turn up at the activities.
 
If a child decides they no longer want to participate in a club, they should inform the club leader.
Walking Home
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children should be collected at the end of after school clubs. It is the parents/carers responsibility to decide if their Key Stage 2 child is mature or sensible enough to walk home.

Club Yr group            20th April - 17th July

Day/Dates

Time

Where

Organiser

Cost

Breakfast club

Reception - Yr 6

No limit of places

Every morning

NO FOOD SERVED AFTER 8.20AM

7.30 - 8.50

Hall

Miss Perryman & Miss Cottam

£1.50 per session to be paid in advance

Creative Club (formally After School Club)

Reception - Yr 6

No limit of places

Every afternoon

3.30 - 6.00

£5 per child to be paid in advance

Sats Club (UNTIL SATS TAKE PLACE)

Year 6

Every morning

8.00 - 8.45

Year 6 Classroom

Mr Minton/Mrs Cox

No charge

Football Club

All years

Monday

3.30 - 4.30

Hall/Field

Mr Troman

(Primary Sports)

£16.50 to be paid at the beginning of 11 week term.

(No concessions)

Running Club

All years

Monday

3.30 - 4.30

Field

Miss Donovan

No charge

Forest School & Bushcraft Cooking

All Years (min 6 pupils for club to run)

Tuesday

(no club on 7th July)

3.30 - 4.30

Playground/field

Mr Holt 

(Primary Forest School)

£44.00 to be paid at the beginning of 11 week term.

(No concessions)

Mindfulness & Relaxation

All years

Wednesday

3.30 - 4.30

Year 3 Classroom

Mrs Smith

No charge

Film Club

All Years

Wednesday

3.30 - 5.00pm approx depending on length of film

Year 2NS Classroom

Miss Smith & Mrs Pryce

£6.00 to be paid at beginning of 12 week term

Board Games

KS2 (Yrs 3 - 6)

Wednesday

3.30 - 4.30

Year 6 Classroom

Miss Wickens

No charge

Netball (Yrs 3 - 6 )

Wednesday

3.30 - 4.30

Playground (if wet the hall will be used)

Miss Dingle

No charge

Singing Club

Yrs 2 - 6

Wednesday

3.30 - 4.30

Year 2 Classroom

Miss Fay

No charge

Art Club 

All years

Thursday

3.30 - 4.30 

Year 5 Classroom

Mrs Flint

No charge

Librarian Club

Yrs 3 - 6

Thursday

3.30 - 4.30

Library

Miss Pollard

No charge

Yoga

All years

Thursday

3.30 - 4.30 

Hall

Miss Jackson

No charge

Announcement

Our timetable for reopening – we are implementing a phased return and children will be invited to return to nursery/school from the following dates:

MONDAY 1ST JUNE - CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING

Tuesday 2nd June:  Open to key worker/vulnerable children in Reception, KS1 and KS2 (not Nursery)

Wednesday 3rd June: Year 1 children

Thursday 4th June: Little Acorns

Monday 8th June: Reception children

Wednesday 10th June:  Year 6 children

For further details please see letter sent to parents/carers dated 26th May via Parentpay and SZAPP.

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