This year we have been lucky enough to have some new clubs set up during lunchtimes. They have been extremely popular and the children have developed some fantastic skills.
Mathletics is an online Math learning platform, helping pupils enjoy maths and improve their skills. Mathletics clubs are run primarily to support pupils who don’t have access to the internet at home and for any pupils who want to complete their maths homework.
A frequent member, Hannah from 4N said “it helps me with my maths in class and when I’m stuck I have been able to find out how to work it out”. Mrs Wordsworth and Mrs Dransfield who help run the clubs said “it’s good to see pupils engaged and enjoying a variety of methods that help pupils to reinforce their understanding of maths”.
Thinking of joining even if you have access to the internet at home? Speak to Mrs Longstaff who runs the Wednesday morning club between 8.00 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. or Mrs Wordsworth/Mrs Dransfield who run clubs on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes (between 12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m.) for more information.
Crafty Nature Club
This well liked activity is where pupils are able to express their creativity by making craft projects based on nature. So far the children have made hedgehogs from wool and dragonflies from pipe cleaners. They then go onto researching information (internet and books), developing this skill expands their knowledge of the nature all around them.
Sibarn and Kaukab from 6W both said that it is a fun and exciting activity that helps them to build up their confidence which then allows them to transfer their learning into class.
Fancy being creative and at the same time learning all about nature? Why not speak to Mrs Dransfield or Mrs Slattery who run these clubs in the Library on Monday and Friday lunchtimes between 12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m. They’ll add your name to an ever growing list!
This popular club takes place on Wednesday lunchtime between 12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m. This activity helps to develop pupil’s fine motor skills by learning how to sew simple stitches. At the end of six one hour sessions pupils will each make and take home a pin cushion, a needle case and a book mark both with a cross stitch decoration.
Pari from 4S said “I like this club because it helps me to learn how to sew. I was eager to do the sewing club because I like sewing and I was able to give my mum a pin cushion for Mother’s Day”.
Mrs Dransfield and Mrs Wordsworth have said that this activity is not just for girls. Many of today’s most successful male fashion designers are extremely capable with a needle and thread, cross stitching emblems of their own design onto jacket pockets, etc., so come on boys don’t be shy, we’re here to help if you have any questions.