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 by the relevant staff member and your child does not need to complete any forms to attend; they simply need to turn up at the club and enjoy! 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, the 'expression of interest' letter to indicate your child’s interest in a particular club is issued.
Parents and children will be notified by letter if they have been successful at gaining a place at one of the clubs.Where interest exceeds the permitted number for a club, names will have to be selected randomly.
Below are the details of all of the clubs that will be running in Term 4. You can also find a link to the upcoming clubs on offer in Term 5 and Term 6 at the bottom of this page.
Applications for Term 4 after-school clubs have now CLOSED.
You will be notified by letter if your child has been successful at gaining a place at one of the clubs.
Term 4 - Early Morning from 8:35am
|Day||Club Details||Co-ordinating staff member|
|WEDNESDAY||Wake up Wednesday! Whole school|
(see more details further down the page). 8:35am-8:50am
|THURSDAY||Accelerated Reader Club Year 2 only.
8:35am-9:00am||Mrs Piromalli (AR Co-ordinator)|
Term 4 - Lunchtime between 12:10pm to 12:35pm (KS2) 12:35pm-1pm (KS1)
|DAY||Club Details||Co-ordinating staff member|
|MONDAY||Home Learning Club Year 3||Mrs Briggs|
|TUESDAY||Boys Football (Invited Year 5 and 6 only)||Premier Sport - Brad Webb|
|WEDNESDAY||Girls Football (Invited Year 5 and 6 only)||Premier Sport - Brad Webb|
|THURSDAY||Home Learning Club Years 4, 5 and 6||Mrs Martin (Learning Mentor)|
|FRIDAY||Hama Beads Years 1 and 2|
Recorder Years 4, 5 and 6
Term 4 - After School (finish times vary)
|Club||club Details||co-ordinating staff member|
|MONDAY||Dance Years 3-6; 3:30pm to 4:30pm PAID
Mindful Colouring Years R, 1 and 2; 3:20pm to 4:20pm
|External Provider Hannah May (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|WEDNESDAY||Hockey Years 5 and 6; 3:30pm to 4:15pm|
Gardening Years 3 and 5; 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Netball Years 5 and 6 (invited only); 3:30pm to 4:15pm
|THURSDAY||Choir Years 3-6 (invited only); 3:30pm-4:20pm|
French Club Years 3-6; 3:30pm-4:00pm. PAID
External Provider - Sophie Henry (email@example.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:
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!
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...
As some of you may be aware I am running a gardening club this term and the following term (term 4) for Year 2 and Year 4 children. During our first session we walked around the school grounds and the children decided what they wanted to do to improve the site.
We would like to plant more spring bulbs around the entrance gate and walkway, create a welcoming plant display by our school office entrance area, refresh and replace plants in our planters on the school field and maybe even start to grow our own herbs to make a sensory garden.
If you have any plants, seeds, bulbs or tools that you would be able to donate I would be very grateful. If you do, please could you leave them with the school office and I will collect them from there.
Thank you for your support,
Mrs K. Heasman - Gardening Club Co-ordinator
Fitness and Circuits Club took place in Term 3 on Wednesdays after school. We had a mixture of pupils from Year 3 to Year 6.
Each week we completed a range of exercises to music. Each pupil had one minute to complete as many of the exercises as possible. This gave us our Personal Best (PB) which we recorded.
On the following week, the aim was to improve our fitness, techniques and mindset to beat our PB. This tied-in with our Term 3 value of 'Resilience'; keeping going even when the going got tough.
We had great fun and feel fitter for the experience.
Thank you for your support,
Mr Hale, Fitness Club coordinator