Extra-Curricular Activites

During the academic year, the school runs a variety of lunchtime and extra-curricular (after-school) clubs. There is a wide-range of interests being catered for and as a school we are excited to be offering such wonderful opportunities for the children.

Attendance at Lunchtime clubs is organised in school through an expression of interest to the relevant staff member.

Attendance at after-school clubs, that are run by external providers, is organised directly with the named adult for that particular club; this can be done through email communication (see table below).

When notifying parents and children of the after-school clubs that are on offer each term, a letter to indicate your child’s expression of interest at a particular club, will be issued and posted on this page. Replies are then received by the relevant staff member and children selected to attend. Where interest exceeds the permitted number for a club, names will have to be selected randomly.

Parents and children will be notified by letter if they have been successful at gaining a place at one of the clubs.

Below are the details of the clubs that are currently running in Term 2. You can also find a list of the upcoming clubs on offer for the whole academic year at the bottom of the page.

23.11.17 - Details of how to sign-up for Term 3 clubs are now shown below.

 

term 3 clubs - expression of interest letter

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Term 3 - Early Morning from 8:35am

ClubDetailsCo-ordinating staff member
WEDNESDAYWake up Wednesday! Whole school (see more details further down the page). 8:35am-8:50am
Mrs Pitcher (Mentor)
THURSDAYAccelerated Reader Club Year 2 only. 8:35am-9:00am
Mrs Piromalli (AR Co-ordinator)

Term 3 - Lunchtime between 12:10pm to 12:35pm

ClubDetailsCo-ordinating staff member
MONDAYHome Learning ClubYears 3 and 4
Board Game Club Years 3-6
Mrs Briggs
Mrs Clarke
TUESDAYBoys Football (Invited Year 5 and 6 only) Premier Sport - Brad Webb
WEDNESDAYGirls Football (Invited Year 5 and 6 only)Premier Sport - Brad Webb
THURSDAYHome Learning Club Years 5 and 6
Hama Beads Years 1 and 2
British SIgn Language Years 4 and 5
Mrs Martin (Learning Mentor)
Ms Searle
Mrs Spittles

Term 3 - After School (finish times vary)

ClubDetailsCo-ordinating staff member
MONDAYDance Years 3-6 3:30pm to 4:30pm PAID
Code Club Years 3-6 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Lego Model Making Years R, 1 and 2 3:25pm to 4:25pm
External Provider Hannah May (misshannahschool@gmail.com)
Mr Filewod
Mrs Recardo
TUESDAYDrama Whole school 3:30pm to 4:30pm. PAID
External Provider Amy Bridgland (contact@amybridglanddrama.com)
WEDNESDAYHockey Years 5 and 6 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Gardening Years 2 and 4 3:30pm to 4:15pm.
Netball Years 5 and 6 (invited only) 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Fitness and Circuits Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Mr Stevenson
Mrs Heasman
Mrs Johnson
Mr Hale
THURSDAYChoir Years 3-6 (invited only) 3:30pm-4:20pm
French Club Years 3-6 3:30pm-4:00pm. PAID
Mrs Starkey
External Provider - Sophie Henry (sophiehenry@live.com)

These tables will be updated at the end of each term ready for the following term. In the meantime, check out what's coming up for the rest of the academic year using the link below:

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Further Information

Code Club

Code Club is an after-school club for years 4 – 6.  Code Club gives children the opportunity to explore and learn computer coding.  It is a nationwide programme that is run throughout many primary schools across the country and I am very excited to be bringing this to Meopham Community Academy.

In the club, children will be taking part in projects to build on their knowledge and learn more about coding.  We will explore a variety of programmes, such as Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally, while having fun!

Mr Filewod, Computing Subject Leader

Board Game Club

Our lunchtime Board Game Club has been running since June 2016 and has proved to be a great success with the children. The club is open to all children from Year 3 to 5 and we meet in the Oak Hall at 12:10pm. There is a relaxed atmosphere where children can enjoy: playing their own board game from home, a favourite from within school or even try out a new one.

In this world of technology, playing board games is fast becoming a lost pastime. Board games offer a fantastic opportunity for children and adults to spend time together. As an added bonus, board games are also rich in learning opportunities. They satisfy children’s competitive urges and the desire to master new skills and concepts, such as:

    • number and shape recognition, grouping, and counting
    • letter recognition and reading
    • visual perception and colour recognition
    • eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity

    Board games don't need to be overtly academic to be educational. However, just by virtue of playing them, board games can teach important social skills, such as: communicating verbally, sharing, waiting and taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. Furthermore, board games can foster the ability to focus, and lengthen the child's attention span by encouraging the completion of an exciting, enjoyable game.

    We are always looking for new board games (in good condition) so if you have any not being used, please consider donating them to the school. They would be gratefully received by the children!

    Board Game Club will be resuming at the beginning of Term 2 2017-2018.

  • Mrs Clarke (Year 4 teacher)

     

Wake Up Wednesdays!

Every Wednesday morning from 8:35-8:50am, we run Wake Up Wednesdays! This physical activity has proved to be a great hit with the children. The session is open to all children from Year R to Year 6 and it takes place in the Main Hall.

Our Wake Up Wednesdays! programme provides a very easy way to introduce daily activity into the school without impacting on precious teaching time.

It engages the children in a fun and lively way, as they learn easy routines to pop music (old and new) and have a great time!

Impact

Where it has been taking place regularly over a long and sustained period of time, schools have reported an impact in the following areas:

    • Enjoyment of school life and a sense of well-being
    • Improved co-ordination (gross motor skills then potentially impacting on fine motor skills)
    • Improved rhythm and timing
    • Increased stamina
    • Improved hydration (children get thirsty and WANT to drink more)

Mrs Pitcher (Cognition and Learning Mentor)

Wake Up Wednesdays! in action...