After School Clubs

After School Clubs

Extra-curricular activities help children develop skills in particular areas to high levels or just provide a wider range of experiences for them to enjoy.  It is hard, however to find people to run such activities and we are always keen to have volunteers.

Clubs currently available during the year:
Athletics club • Basketball club • Choir • Cooking club • Cricket club • Dance Club • Football clubs: both boys and girls • Instrument tuition • Netball club • Multi-skills club • School Trips

We strongly believe that visits out of school greatly enhance the children’s learning. The opportunity to see first hand ancient artefacts, enjoy a play at the theatre, investigate scientific phenomenon or observe wildlife cannot be underestimated for young children.  All of the classes enjoy the chance each year to visit places relevant to their work or receive an exciting visit from experts in school.

In Years 5 and 6 the children have the opportunity to attend a residential trip. We visit the Kingswood Centre in West Runton, Norfolk for four days and experience a whole range of outdoor activities such as climbing, archery, quad bikes and caving.

Homework
Homework is an important way you can help your child.  Children are expected to take home their reading books early on in their time at school and it is vital to the children’s progress that you find time to share the book with them (read it to them, listen to them read or talk about the story).  As they move through school you will notice that your child will bring home lists of words to learn for spelling tests and that help is needed with the multiplication tables that are regularly tested, but it is still important to continue with the reading as well.  As they progress up the school the children bring home extra pieces of formal planned homework each week, which links to work they are doing in school.  They will also bring home a combined reading and homework diary, which can be used to record home reading and send messages to and from school.

Help in Class
You can become involved in class as a parent helper.  Amongst other things, you may be asked to listen to children read, help with cooking, painting or other craft work.  You are welcome to attend school trips with the children and share their experiences out of school.  All volunteers will require a police check.