Thursday 3.15pm - 4.30pm – Years 3,4,5 and 6
This club is for children identified as being ‘Gifted and Talented’ and is by invitation only.
The club focuses on developing problem solving skills, team work, collaboration and independent thinking skills through puzzles, online resources and strategy games.
The children are encouraged to work together in teams as well as individually and to solve puzzle using alternative methods and higher order thinking.
In the second part of the spring term the focus will be on using ‘philosophy for children’ to extend questioning and reasoning.
In Cooking Club, we aim to provide children with the basic skills to be able to create a wide range of recipes. Children work both independently and collaboratively under teacher supervision to learn skills from health and hygiene and following recipes to weighing out ingredients and using an oven safely.
We offer Rugby as an after school activity to KS1 on Wednesdays and KS2 on Fridays. The safety of young players is paramount, closely followed by having fun and enjoyment while learning. Tag rugby is a non-contact introduction to Rugby Union. As a result it is equally at home on a playground/school hall or on a playing field as players must remain on their feet. At this level it is the aquisition of techniques and skills, combining with taking part/teamwork rather than winning games that is important. Some of the skills taught are running with a ball, handling and passing activities, hand to eye co-ordination, beating a defender and running in support of a ball carrier. All this is in addition to Rubgys core values of teamwork, respect,enjoyment,discipline and sportsmanship.
Every Thursday lunchtime a book club is held in the school library. Children can come along and borrow books which they can then take home to read. When a child had read 20 books they receive a certificate which is presented to them in assembly.
Various activities take place at the book club including writing about favourite characters, designing book covers and writing book reviews.
Come and tell us about your favourite books.
By being a part of the school choir the children have the opportunity to sing a wide variety of songs and tunes from rounds and sea-shanties to ballads and pop songs. When singing as part of a group the children gain confidence and a sense of achievement through working as part of a team. The choir has been fortunate enough to sing at events in the Spa Royal Hall in the Christian Music Festival and at the Priory Church. They have also been part of the ‘Big Sing’ event at the Spa which involved taking part in a series of workshops leading up to singing alongside other schools at the performance event.
Yoga Club is a fun introduction to Yoga. Using the Yoga Pretzals scheme, Year 1 and Year 2 children learn simple moves and balances to help improve both their bodies and minds. The club is held on a Thursday after school.
Eco Club is a group of Key Stage 2 children. We are working with the rest of the school to improve both the school environment, and also the planet. We think about what we want to improve, and then we put our plans into action. We make notes at each meeting and report back to our classes. We use the 'Pod' an eco-resource on the internet.