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 6
|Club||Details||Co-ordinating staff member|
|MONDAY||Lunchtime Girls Football Club - School playing field|
Board Game Club for Y3-Y5. Runs from 1210 to 1310 in the Oak Hall (see more details further down the page)
Cricket Club. Runs from 1210-1245 on the astro-turf. Year 5 and Year 6 children only.
Mrs Clarks/Miss Pearton
|WEDNESDAY||Netball Club for Y5 and Y6 (girls and boys). Runs from 1530-1630 on the playground until end of academic year.|
Lunchtime Boys Football Club - School playing field
Code Club for Y4-Y6. Runs from 1530-1630 for 6 weeks from 22nd February in the Computing suite (see more details further down the page)
Years 3 & 4 Home Learning club. Runs from 1210 to 1235 in Computing suite until end of academic year.
Miss Pearton (Computing Subject Leader)
|THURSDAY||Accelerated Reader club for KS1 and KS2. Runs from 1210-1235 until the end of the academic year in the Computing suite.|
Years 5 & 6 Home Learning club. Runs from 1210 to 1235 in Computing suite until end of academic year.
Wake up Shake Up for whole school (see more details further down the page). Runs from 0835-0850
|Mrs Piromalli (AR Co-ordinator)|
Mrs Martin (Learning Mentor)
Mrs Pitcher (Mentor)
|FRIDAY||Cricket Club. Runs from 1210-1245 on the astro-turf. Year 5 and Year 6 children only.||Mr Filewod|
Upcoming activities and clubs:
September 2017 - After school Drama Club (all year groups). For more details follow this link:
September 2017 - After school Dance Club (all year groups). More details to follow shortly.
Starting Wednesday 22nd February, 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!
Miss Pearton, 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!
Mrs Clarke (Year 6 teacher) and Miss Pearton (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)