Across 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.
When notifying parents and children of clubs, we will either issue a letter via your children, a Parentmail or a website notification about the club or you will need to book online for any Premier Sport-led after-school clubs.
Below are the details of the forthcoming clubs that are on offer this term with some running up to the end of the academic year.
Extra-curricular Activities - Term 1 2017-2018
|Club||Details||Co-ordinating staff member|
|MONDAY||Lunchtime Girls Football Club - Runs from 1210-1235. School playing field|
Years 3 & 4 Home Learning club. Runs from 1210 to 1235 in Computing suite until end of academic year.
Dance Club. Runs from 1530-1630. First session Monday 11th September.
Hannah May (external facilitator) email firstname.lastname@example.org
|TUESDAY||Drama Club. Runs from 1530-1630. First session Tuesday 5th September||Amy Bridgland (external facilitator) email email@example.com|
|WEDNESDAY||Lunchtime Boys Football Club - Runs from 1210-1235. School playing field|
Netball Club - Runs from 1530 to 1630. School playground.
|THURSDAY||Accelerated Reader club for Year 2. Runs from 8:35am-9:00am until the end of the academic year in the Computing suite.|
Accelerated Reader club for Years 3-6. Runs from 12:10-12:35 until the end of the academic year in the Computing suite.
Years 5 & 6 Home Learning club. Runs from 12:10 to 12:35 in Computing suite until end of academic year.
Wake up Shake Up for whole school (see more details further down the page). Runs from 8:35am-8:50am
|Mrs Piromalli (AR Co-ordinator)|
Mrs Piromalli (AR Co-ordinator)
Mrs Martin (Learning Mentor)
Mrs Pitcher (Mentor)
Upcoming activities and clubs:
September 2017 - A new programme for the upcoming academic year is currently being developed. More details to follow shortly. 4.9.17
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! Shake Up!
Every Thursday morning from 8:35-8:50am, we run Wake Up! Shake Up! 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! Shake Up! 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!
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)