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.
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 They will receive a written warning before their place is withdrawn.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.
Homework Club (Years 3, 2 & 1)
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.
School’s Alive (Years 4, 5 & 6)
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.
Football Club (Years 1 & 2)
We invite all pupils from Years 1 and 2 to take part in this club after school. 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.
Singing Club (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
We encourage children with all vocal abilities to take part in this club. The club regularly learn and practice a range of traditional, songs from hit Broadway shows and songs from the charts. These are performed in front of the school others to at school events and some to perform at community events!
Drawing and Sketching Club (Years 1 & 2)
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!
Homework Club (Years 4, 5 & 6)
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.
Fencing Club (Years 5 & 6)
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.
Street Dance Club (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
This is a fee-paying club. The children have been given this exciting opportunity this half term, to learn street dance by a professional choreographer. The children will learn and develop dancing skills, work on their memory skills and confidence when performing to an audience. At the end of the year, they will have the opportunity to showcase their learning to their peers, family and friends at the End of Year Showcase.
Newspaper Club (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
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!
Junior Artists (Years 4, 5 or 6)
This is an Arts and Resilience programme for a group of children from either Y4, 5 or 6. It will use storytelling and creative art forms to explore resilience.
Working with children after school, the Junior Artists will take part in workshops and creative projects linked to and inspired by the Grands shows and work with Artists to make their own work. The Junior Artists aims to give a voice to the children and enable them to express themselves on their terms. It is a progressive programme building and applying new skills. The children will work with a number of different types of Artists across the year including a Hip Hop dance teacher, a well-known contemporary artist and completing work based around the Shakespeare play ‘The Comedy of Errors’. There will be at least one all day Saturday workshop for which Boundary Staff will accompany your child and there will be several performances for you to watch during the year.
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.
Multi-skills Club (Reception)
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.
Story Club (Reception)
Stories have always been at the centre of children’s learning and offer so many valuable, familiar and enjoyable experiences. They impart information, develop imagination and visit emotions that help children relate to the world around them. Each week we will read a different story and then complete some fun activities related to the story.
Archery Club (Years 3 & 4)
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.
Eco Club (Years 1 & 2)
As a team, we decide what we need to look at in order to help us remain an Eco-Friendly school. We tend to the school grounds, discuss ways to help children recycle, save energy and help the environment.
Key Stage 1 French Club (Years 1 & 2)
The language is taught informally in a structured manner using fun methods. The aim is to encourage children to learn the new language through verbal and physical participation. A wide selection of games (both indoor and outdoor), songs, role-play and drama are used to promote the development of good pronunciation and to learn a wide range of vocabulary and phrases. Educational DVDs and CDs are also used for the children to hear and see authentic speakers and to become aware of the cultural differences and similarities. Team building activities are a strong feature of our club with the use of board games, whiteboard games and quizzes.
Drama Club (Years 5 & 6)
This club offers a fabulous combination of dance, drama and singing.
The children are taught to work together within a friendly and encouraging environment. By allowing children to be imaginative they have the opportunity to develop creatively, physically, musically and socially.
The Drama Club provides children with confidence in public speaking, listening and teaching them the importance of teamwork. The club also teaches children to be reliable and learn to commit their time to the performance. We demonstrate ideas such as space, rhythm, hand-eye coordination and balance. We work towards building children’s self-awareness, self-esteem and body awareness.
Board Game Club (Years 5 & 6)
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.
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.