This term we have, as usual, a variety of activities for children running after 3.30pm. All of these clubs are run voluntarily by teaching staff or by visiting coaches and all are free to the children.
Gym Club for Years 1-6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our gym team is getting ready to take part in an inter-school competition this term.
Active Sports Year 4 with a visiting coach on Mondays.
Choir Years 3-6 on Wednesdays - our excellent choir are recording a CD at the local recording studio later this term.
Hockey Year 5 and 6 on Wednesdays.
Parent-Child ICT Club for Reception and Year 1children and parents after school on Thursdays in the ICT suite. This is a new club this term and has made a good start with children often helping the parents…
Football Club Year 5 and 6 Fridays - we have a number of friendly matches planned with other local schools this term.
Our aims are to:
Make school a positive and enjoyable experience, providing high standards with a broad and rich curriculum.
Develop high self – esteem amongst our pupils, celebrating the differences between themselves and teaching mutual respect and tolerance.
Create a positive learning experience, which is reinforced through a consistently applied behaviour policy.
Maintain a strong and positive relationship between school and home.
Ensure that the school has high and realistic expectations of all children where satisfactory is the least expected outcome.
To be aware of specific needs of pupils and making suitable provision for them, including the opportunity to develop individual talents.
Use and act on the experiences of the children to provide work, which is matched to their ability and which with assessments, will provide a progression of learning.
Allow the children the freedom to express themselves whilst developing a high level of self discipline
Make sure that the children leave our school ready for the challenges of secondary education.
Make sure all of the teaching will be of a high quality. It will be planned and managed so that all children will be supported and challenged.
Use literacy and numeracy as the backbone of pupil’s success in learning. We will build on our strengths to serve the needs of the children.
Spring Bank Primary has a thriving After School and Breakfast Club run by KIDZONE. Both clubs run five days a week. They also run playschemes in the holidays and on Training Days when there is enough demand.
KIDZONE has been managed by Dawn Adams and Margaret Johnson since September 1998. Here are their aims and some information about the clubs.
"Our aim is to create a warm, friendly environment, where children can relax and play under the supervision of experienced, child centered staff, in the company of other children."
The club works within the guidelines of the Children's Act and the regulatory body of OFSTED.
Sessions run from 8am - 9am and 3:30pm - 5:45pm and are based in the Community Room in school. For the first part of the afternoon session the children over eight use the hall or one of the classrooms to ensure there is plenty of space for the children to participate in the activity they choose. Of course, in good weather, the children can also play outside, supervised by staff.
When children arrive at Breakfast Club they are offered toast and at After School Club they are offered a sandwich and a drink. Children are offered a biscuit when they are collected from After School Club, which many parents find is a useful incentive to persuade their offspring to leave!
An annual registration fee of £10 per child is required and a charge is made for each session booked. All sessions must be booked in advance and a waiting list system operates when sessions are fully booked. Children do not have to attend After School Club or Breakfast Club to attend the holiday playschemes.