Extra Curricular Activities
We offer lots of extra curricular activities which are enjoyed by our pupils at lunchtime and after school.
The timetable changes termly but if new clubs arise part way through a term, parents and children are informed.
Some of the activities your child may be able to participate in are:
- Football club
- Climbing club
- Cookery club
- Craft club
- Homework club
- Reading club
The majority of clubs are organised and ran by members of staff but we are very fortunate to have links with outside organisations who come into school to run clubs or have links with the school, such as Peak Pursuits who offer the climbing club. Ravensmead aim to offer clubs which are free of charge, however there may be a charge for some.
Hama Bead club
Reception M have had a fantastic time at Hama Bead club this half term. They have created some brilliant creations. Here are just a few.
Children’s thoughts about the clubs
At Ravensmead, we aim to provide a wide range of clubs which the children enjoy and where they can learn new skills. To keep the clubs relevant to the children’s needs and interests, their opinions count. Here are some of the comments they have made about the clubs:
In cookery club we learnt how to chop vegetables, what different foods taste like and how to cook. We also learnt how to stay safe by washing our hands and cleaning surfaces. Everyone’s favourite thing to make was rice crispy cakes. The best part about cookery club is eating the yummy food that we make!
This Autumn term we went to the homework club. It is a good club to go to because you can get your homework done and the teacher’s can help you if your parents are not sure. Also you can enjoy your weekend because you don’t have to worry about doing your homework.
Abigail and Maddie.
This term we went to times attack club. We got to play on different games and on the computers and the Ipads. It helped us to learn our times tables even our 7’s and 8’s. You should join times attack because it’s fun and you can better at your tables.
Lyla and George
Madison: ‘I love sports club because we do fun things like Zumba!’
Layla: ‘Fantastic!’ Why? ‘Because we do good things like Zumba, dodging and skipping’
Ginny: ‘It’s great because we do exercise’
The Lego Club children have been so busy using their imagination this term as well as having lots of FUN, of course! They have been creating, designing and building some fantastic models, sharing their ideas with friends and playing with their creations. The children have given their designs both a name and a purpose i.e. what their model can do. So we have not only built models but we have been encouraging the children to use their writing skills too.
Reception cookery club
12 of our Reception children recently enjoyed taking part in cookery club. Each week they made a new dish –
Week 1 – Little jam tarts.
Week 2 – Chunky egg cookies.
Week 3 – Homemade pizza baguettes.
Week 4 – Shredded wheat Easter nests.
Week 5 – Shortbread Easter biscuits.
All children were taught basic food hygiene, preparation, hand washing, wearing an apron and a clean working area, how to correctly measure and weigh ingredients and how to correctly mix them together. Lots of fun was had each week, the children had the following to say about cookery club…
Charlie: “I loved the cookies”.
Sonny: “I like making pizza”.
Annie: “We learnt how to put flour and sugar in the bowl”.
Lottie: “I enjoyed cooking club. We made cookies”.
Joy: “I loved putting cheese on pizza”.
Thomas: “I loved making Easter biscuits with flour, butter and sugar”.
James: “I loved the jam and shared them with my family”.
Ava: “We made delicious biscuits and I ate 2!”
Orla: “I shared the vanilla cookies with my sister Daisy”.
Reuben: “ I loved the pizzas with tomato on top”.
The club is already full for Summer A with 14 children waiting to start, and many of the above children have asked to return in Summer B.
A very big thankyou to Mrs Ashley, Mrs Benson and Mrs Brough for their help each week. Mrs Brough also handmade 12 aprons for the children to wear.