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Across the year at Rimrose, our learning continues beyond the classroom and the normal school day as we offer a variety of extra-curricular clubs inclusive to all children. 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 term.
All of our after school clubs have been accredited by Children’s University and your child will receive a credit for every session they attend. The children will also receive certificates for attendance.
All clubs run from 3:00pm-3:45pmunkess otherwise stated. Please log into Parent pay where you will be able to sign your child up for the clubs listed below.
'Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.'
Every Friday from 3:00pm - 3:45pm, children from Reception meet our qualified sports coaches to take part in a variety of fitness based activities. These include basic circuits, dribbling and passing skills, jumping, throwing and catching and general game playing. Our aim is to encourage the children to become more active and understand the need for a healthy lifestyle in a fun environment whilst developing a range of sports skills.
'Gymnastics has been my life, I want every child to experience it.'
Every Monday, the children meet in the hall for gymnastics. Within the sessions, the children learn a range of gymnastics skills. Classes are fun, structured, and led by experienced, passionate coaches. As well as learning a new skill, children are able build their confidence and social skills.
'Most people never run far enough on their first wind, to find out they've got a second.'
Every Tuesday, the children in years 1 and 2 to take part in fun and games in our Hobby Horse Club. The children develop a range of physical skills including; running, jumping, hopping and skipping. As well as learning and developing a range of physical skills, the children develop social skills, learn to work as a team and most importantly, they have ours of fun!
'Let perseverance be your engine, and hope be your fuel.'
H. Jackson Brown Jnr
Every Thursday, children from across Key Stage 1 and 2 meet our coaches to learn and develop the fundamental skills of track and field events. Each week, the children learn and develop a new athletics based skill as well as developing team work and social skills.
Each Friday, years 1 and 2 meet our qualified spurts coaches for football training. The sessions are structured, teaching and developing a range of skills including; dribbling, passing as well as tactics including attack and defence. Sessions are fun and are designed to build and develop the children’s confidence.
Key Stage 2 children meet at lunchtimes on a Tuesday and Thursday for football training.
We currently have four football clubs running; three which cater for all levels of ability, encouraging children to improve their own skills and set their own targets. At the end of each term, a mini-tournament is organised so that the children have the opportunity to take part and engage in competitive sport. Our other club focuses on our elite players who play in our representative team.
“I’m a musician and I’m really blessed, because in my life if I can hold the sticks, I can play.”
Children who attend drumming club will learn to play the djembe drum. Children will learn how to play the African drum using depth, tone and rhythm as well as learning to read music and compose their own music.
'Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.'
Each Tuesday, children in years 3-6 meet to develop their language and sports skills in our German Sports session. As well as developing their German language skills, the children partake in a range of fun, sports based activities and games. The children develop a range of social, team work skills as well as a love for fitness and well-being.
'Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.'
Each Monday, the children in year 6 meet to learn a story from the Bible. The children work together to develop a dramatised retelling of the story for a weekly assembly to the rest of the school. The children retell the story through drama and song and reflect on the message of the story. Each week, the children present the story in assembly.
'I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book'
J K Rowling
Each week, Book Club meet to discuss and share their views and opinions on a shared text. The children are given texts to read anc V meet weekly to critique. As well as we’ll as their weekly meetings, the children attend theatre productions based on texts they read and partake in literature based workshops and activities with Kingsley and Co. As well as developing reading and critique skills, this club offers children a chance to build and develop their speaking and listening skills through the magical world of literature.
'The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.'
Every Thursday lunchtime and after school, Mr Whitehead comes to take a group of children for guitar lessons. During the course of the year, the children have the opportunity to perform at various school events and also take external exams.
Our guitar lessons are available for junior children (Yr 3-6). Lessons take place during Thursday afternoons and during the extra curricular club activities on Friday afternoon. The children are taught by our experienced music teacher Mr. Whitehead. The children are taught to play acoustic pieces as well as playing along to backing music. The children also learn to read and compose their own music. At the end of each term, the children perform to parents/carers and whole school audiences.
"It isn't where I am, it's only where I go from here."
Each week, Key Stage 2 children meet to recite and rehearse scenes from Musical Theatre. The children engage in a range of drama based activities, learn songs and routines and learn how to perform. Over the duration of the weeks, the children work towards a performance which they perform to their parents.
'If you work hard. And are responsible. You should be rewarded'
Monday Years 1 and 2 3:00-3:45pm
Tuesday Year 5 and 6 3:00-3:45pm
Thursday Years 3 and 4 3:00-3:45pm
Each phase group offers the opportunity for children to complete their online Google Classroom homework at club each week. During each session, there are teachers and support staff who run the clubs and are able to give children additional support with their learning.