After School Clubs

Across the year at Boundary, our learning continues beyond the classroom and the normal school day as we offer a variety of extra-curricular clubs. There are a variety of clubs on offer, as you can see from the list below, some are offered exclusively to particular year groups (based on age requirement etc) whereas others are open to all year groups – these details will be shared on the club letters that are sent out at the end of each half-term.

We ask that you please ensure your child has the correct kit/clothing as failure to provide this will result in your child not being able to take part. This is especially important for sports clubs. In wet weather, classroom sessions will be held instead.

We expect all our children to behave in extra-curricular clubs as they would during the school day. Should they not do so, they may lose their place. They will receive a written warning before their place is withdrawn.

Children must be collected promptly at the stated finishing time. If a child is late being collected, their place will be at risk. If somebody else is collecting your child, please ensure they are aware of the collection door, finishing time and have your password.

We will ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, particularly those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, ability or disability. Our setting is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. In accordance with Department of Education requirements we also promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Drawing and Colouring Mindfulness Club

Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. This awareness is known as “mindfulness”. Mindfulness can help us to enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. It is proven to improve a child’s ability to focus and can be a great help in times of stress when used as a way to calm down. Just like adults, children in our current world are busy, tired and easily distracted and often lack the time in their busy schedules to just ‘be’. Research has shown that teaching children to practice mindfulness allows them to pause and get a sense of what they need at that moment in time. They learn not to hide their feelings but understand themselves and others better which we feel at Boundary links to our Behaviour and PSHE work where we strive to empower our children to identify their own feelings.

Christmas Crafts

Love Christmas? So do Miss Tomlinson and Mrs Welch, so join us for some festive fun at Christmas Craft Club. The Club is running throughout Autumn 2 and we are making arrange of crafts including Christmas cards, decorations, jigsaws and much more! We’re collecting all of our Christmas crafts together and will bring all of our amazing crafts home in the last week before Christmas in time for Santa’s arrival!

Lego Club

Lego club will be running in Spring 1 for KS1 children. This club will give the children the opportunity to express their imagination, be creative and develop their problem solving and teamwork skills. There will be opportunities for both individual and group lego constructions to take place. 

KS2 French Club

French club will enhance the children’s language learning through a variety of fun games and activities. The children will have the opportunity to practise their listening, speaking and reading skills using our interactive learning platform, Linguascope. 

Year 5/6 Rounders

Rounders is always done in the last half term of the year so that we can enjoy the summer afternoons and to develop our throwing and catching skills. It is also an opportunity to display leadership skills and to show how we can all be team players in competitive sports.

Active Maths for KS1 

Active Maths helps children solve maths problems but on the move. The children focus on various maths skills such as counting, ordering numbers or times tables but solve these as part of normal physical activity games. Children take part in races, go head to head with each other or work collaboratively to solve problems. Each activity they take part always has a mathematical problem behind it! 

Performing Arts Club

This will for EYFS and KS1 and will be mostly dance and drama – taking inspiration from our school links with The Grand Theatre, The Winter Gardens and The Royal Shakespeare company to name but a few.

Just Dance

Children will learn routines through the medium of online dance. Following an avatar, children learn by watching video clips and repeating routines. Doing this through modern music, children are interested because it is to songs which are current and they know.

Newspaper Club 

This half term, the children will learn new writing and interviewing skills when learning how to become a journalist.  The children will take part in educational workshop activities to improve their researching, writing, editing and formatting on a computer.  They will also learn the art of questioning and interviewing to get the best information for their stories.  The children’s timekeeping skills will be put to the test, just like a real journalist, by making sure they meet their deadlines for an article!

Archery Club 

In this club, children learn how to safely shoot an arrow from a bow and aim at a target. Children will learn the basics skills of archery through engaging games and activities that progress throughout the term. As their confidence grows, games and activities will become more challenging.

Multi-skills Club

Multi-skills club is a sports/games club for children in KS1 and Reception. At the club, the children learn new skills e.g. dribbling and apply them in games e.g. basketball. We also play games like cat and mouse and complete sports day type relays. 

Homework Club 

Homework Club is a place where our children are able to complete and discuss their homework in a calm and supportive environment. It enables them the support of an adult should they need it and a chance to discuss the homework in a smaller setting.

School’s Alive 

If you like to sing, dance, act – or all three – then this is the club for you. This club will build confidence; improve speaking skills, coordination and much more, culminating in a performance at The Grand Theatre in February. Your child must be able to attend all sessions, including the final performance. Details regarding the final performance will be sent out nearer the time.

Homework Club 

This club will run each term for the entire year. Homework club is a place where our children are able to complete and discuss their homework in a calm and supportive environment. It enables them to have the support of an adult should they need it and a chance to discuss the homework in a smaller setting.

Football Club 

When it comes to selecting players for the school team, who take part in inter-school matches with local schools, children must consistently demonstrate that they are an ‘Always’ person with regards to their behaviour in school and must maintain their attendance at the club each week.

Drawing and Sketching Club 

Drawing and Sketching Club is open to children who have a passion for drawing.  Each week the children will learn to draw, step by step, creating technical lines and forming basic shapes to help create a variety of forms.  Fundamentally, the children will enhance their focus and concentration, increasing self-esteem and ultimately have fun!

Fencing Club 

The children at Boundary have been given this amazing opportunity this year to attend and learn to fence.  Fencing Club not only offers pupils the opportunity to learn a new discipline and improve fitness but it tests their strength, technique, tactical ability and control.  It is also an excellent means of learning respect through sport and building self-confidence.

Family Cooking (Adult and family Learning – Invite Only)

Family Cooking is a 5-week course which enables parents/carers to develop their cooking skills, whilst educating the children about healthy eating in a fun, nurturing environment.

Cooking with children is a great way to educate them about good nutrition, planning and preparing meals, reading food labels and discovering ways of planning healthy nutritious family meals on a budget; plus it can encourage them to eat healthy foods.  Working together with your child can cement bonds, improve relationships and encourage a shared enjoyment of the new activity. 

Archery Club

In this club, children learn how to safely shoot an arrow from a bow and aim at a target. Children will learn the basics skills of archery through engaging games and activities that progress throughout the term. As their confidence grows, games and activities will become more challenging.

Board Game Club

Board games are not only fun, as an added bonus, board games are also rich in learning opportunities. They satisfy your child’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

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

Storytelling Club

We all love a good story…especially at the end of the day when we have worked hard and played the day away. Reading and storytelling promotes imagination and curiosity and teaches children about language and emotions. Story Club will include games, songs, rhymes and of course a story! Children will then be given a simple creative activity at the end of each story, to help encourage them to continue to explore the story.

Singing Club

Singing club is a fun 45 minutes for anyone who loves to sing! We use songs and activities to become more confident at singing in tune and keeping in time. Some of the songs that we have learnt so far are I can sing a rainbow and You’ve got a friend in me.