Summer 2024 – Maths Club

Children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have participated in a maths club this half term. Each week the children had different activities and resources to help them build on their maths skills. Some examples of the resources we explored are; counting objects, money, clocks, peg boards (to create patterns, board games and elastic band boards to create shapes and patterns. They really enjoyed having the opportunity to use a variety of resources and made requests of different things they would like to try in the following weeks.

At the end of each session we finished with a fun BBC Supermovers song. This helped them to think about different maths concepts while singing and dancing! These would be fun to complete at home too, they can be found at the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

By having a variety of resources and tasks available the children could choose to practise the skills they wanted to build on. Some of the reception children liked subitising with objects and recording the number as a numeral on the whiteboards. The year 2 children asked for a calculation challenge station. The year 1 and 2 children enjoyed role playing shops with the different coins and items for sale.

Summer 2024 – Fine Motor Club

Some children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have participated in a fine motor club this half term. Each week the children had different activities that would help get their fingers moving! We used peg boards, counters, pens, lego and follow the line colouring. They really enjoyed these selected games and activities and some even said that they had practised at home too!

At the end of each session we finished with a finger gym video to follow. It was great to see all of the children concentrating and working hard on their fine motor skills and handwriting.

For our final week we did our own dough disco and created our own objects from the playdough – we had everything from cars to apples, monkeys to towers!

Infant Gardening Club – Spring 2024

The Infant school gardeners were very excited to get started again this term and despite the cold, wet weather got to work straight away. The children got stuck into weeding our raised beds and preparing them for the summer term.  Our garlic that was planted in the autumn is coming along nicely and we all enjoyed admiring the lovely daffodils that have popped up in our spring flower bed.

The children this year have asked to grow potatoes, carrots, beans and pumpkins. We have starting to see blossom on our apple trees and on the Jubilee tree which is fantastic. We can’t wait to get back outside in the summer term to plant up our wild flower bed and get our vegetables underway.

Spring 2024 – Computing Club

Some children from Year 1 and 2 have participated in a Computing club this half term. The children have explored lots of digital technologies and have used them to do different things. They have programmed beebots and carbots, used tablets to play on TTR, Phonics Play and Purple Mash and draw pictures, have been on desktop computer and laptops on Dojo Islands.

The children really enjoyed this club, Jasper from Year 1 said “this is so fun” when playing on Dojo Islands. Stephen from Year 1 liked making the carbot do donuts around obstacles and Lewis from Year 2 enjoyed playing on TTR.

Spring 1 – Dance Club

During Spring 1, a group of children from Reception, Year 1 and 2 have been attending a lunchtime dance club with Miss Goddard and Miss Coombes.

They have been busy learning a routine to ‘Green Green Grass’ and ‘Let it go’ using both pom poms and ribbons!

At the end of the half term, they performed their routine to the rest of the school in an assembly.

Well done dance club!

Film Club Spring 2024

A group of children from Reception to Year 2 have enjoyed attending a film club this half term. The children have been able to watch the film Dog Gone Trouble, and have enjoyed discussing the film as well as predicting what will come next at the end of each session. Some children even enjoyed role-playing some of the scenes from the film in their lunch time and break time play with other children from their year group.

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Autumn 2023 – Singing Club

A group of 18 children from Reception, year 1 and 2 participated in singing club during their lunch time. The children worked on a selection of songs, including songs of their own choice and Christmas songs. This also helped to prepare the Reception children for their Christmas performance for parents. The children worked really hard during their sessions and even learnt signs to accompany some of the songs.

Infant Debate Club – Autumn 1

The infant school debate club met this month for another interesting debate – ‘Should everyone be treated the same’.

The session began with a discussion about what a debate is and what rules we might need in place to ensure that our debate runs smoothly. We looked at our British Values poster and discussed ‘Respect and Tolerance’. During our debate we agreed that everyone’s opinions would be listened to and whether we agree with them or not, as a group we would respect each other. Our debate question had no wrong or right answer.

The children got into two groups (for and against), discussed their ideas, and decided which ones they should use to get their views across. Once we started our debate the children took turns to speak and respond creating some interesting discussions, with some children confidently challenging their peers and swaying their opinion. The debate was really interesting with lots of good points made and references to some of the recent things we have been learning in class about Black History Month.

For those children that could not attend the club they left their vote at the two voting stations in the KS1 corridor.

Here are some of the comments made during the debate. What do you think?

“We should treat others the way we want to be treated.” Yr2

“We are all different and that is fine, it doesn’t affect me what matters is being nice and not hurting others.” Yr2

“If people treat everyone the same then everyone will feel happy and play together and be friends.” Yr1

“Treating everyone the same makes it fair.” Yr2

Gardening Club Autumn 1 2023

The children in Gardening Club have spent lots of time weeding and tidying up the raised beds this half term. When we came back to school after the summer the beds were very over grown with weeds but still had some beautiful sunflowers for us to admire.

To finish gardening club for 2023 we planted 3 rows of garlic in our vegetable patch and added more spring bulbs to bring a bit of colour into 2024. The children have worked so hard this half term and have enjoyed watching our little garden area change week on week.

Time for a rest before the Spring time is upon us once again!

Autumn 2023 – Running Club

A group of 24 children from Years 1 and 2 participated in a running club in their lunch time. This was to prepare them for the cross country competition after half term. The children worked really hard on following the course accuratley and running at a pace that they could keep up for a set distance. 600m for Year 1 and 800m for Year 2. The children did great and were super speedy! Well done Year 1 and 2!

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