Clubs Autumn Term 2018
Clubs will be running on the following weeks
17th September, 24th September, 1st October & 15th October
29th October, 5th November, 12th November & 19th November
There will no clubs running during the week of 8th October. No Monday clubs take place on Monday 29th October (INSET Day)
Cookery – 3.30-4.15pm for Year 1 – this club is run by Miss Bremner (we ask for a donation of £3 to cover the cost of the ingredients)
Cross Country – lunchtime for Year 3 – Year 6 – this club is run by Mr Stockwell
Recorder – lunchtime for Year 2 – Year 6 – this club is run by Mrs Gillett
Arts & Crafts – 3.30-4.15pm for Year 1 & Year 2 – this club is run by Miss Basi & Mrs Kapita
Sewing – lunchtime for Year 4 to Year 6 – this club is run by Mrs Blake & Miss Farrow
Table Top Games – lunchtime for Year 5 & 6 – this club is run by Mr Burton
Young Voices – 3.30-4.30pm for Year 3 – Year 6 – this club is run by Mr Burton & Mrs Cooper
The following clubs are run by outside companies and you should contact them directly if you wish your child to take part. There is a charge for these clubs
Multiskills – Mondays from 3.30-4.15pm for Year 3 – Year 6 – this club is run by Wacky Wickets. Contact email@example.com
Football – Mondays from 3.30-4.15pm for Year 3 – Year 6 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Boom Tennis – Wednesdays from 3.30-4.15pm for Year 3 – Year 6 – contact email@example.com
Yoga Club – Thursdays from 3.30-4.15pm for Year 1 – Year 6 contact firstname.lastname@example.org
At art we have lots of fun sticking, painting, drawing and cutting. We sometimes look at an artist’s work or we’ll do some still life observational drawings. We use paint, collage, oil pastels, sequins, glue, paper, card and plasticine.
In athletics club children are taught a range of skills in track and field events. They are encouraged to improve their technique in throwing, catching, running and jumping using a range of resources. Children may be selected to compete in the district Sportshall Athletics competition which is held every year in February.
We practise the songs for the Dorking Hall Music Festival where we join many choirs from the other schools in East Surrey for a communal sing a long which is very entertaining and highly enjoyable. We also sing at the school Christmas fair.
At cookery, we practise our culinary skills such as chopping and mixing to create mouth-watering menus such as fruit kebabs, stir fry, cheesy twigs, fairy cakes and trifle.
In cricket club we practise our batting, bowling and fielding skills. We also play weekly kwik cricket games. A district cricket tournament will be held later in the year.
Each week the children are shown how to warm up and down, using a variety of stretches. This is followed by cross country running, both on the school grounds and around the local area. Distances are increased each week to support the children in strengthening their stamina. The children are given the opportunity to compete in district and county cross country competitions, running distances of between 1.5km and 2.5km.
In netball club we practise our throwing, catching, movement, footwork and shooting skills as well as learning the vital rules of the game and working as a team. We practise these skills specifically in small groups and through game play.
In Recorder club, we find out all about this musical instrument including how to get the best sound. Mrs Gillett helps us to learn musical notes and rhythm.
Each week the children are shown how to implement the rules of rounders in order to play. The children are encouraged to work as part of a team to strike and field in turn. A district rounders competition is held each year in the summer term and some of the children in this club will be chosen to represent Merstham in the competition.
In hockey club we meet once a week to practise our skills at travelling, passing and shooting. The children take part in team building exercises and games which promote positive partner and teamwork.