What Happens At Before and After School Club?
Welcome to our page that will show you what happens at our Before and After School Club, we hope you enjoy seeing what the children do in our club.
Some of the activities the children have been doing in club this week:
They have added the sparkles to the hearts they created out of clay, played Twister, enjoyed the quiet corner with books and ipads and done some colouring in.
Lego is a firm favourite with the children at Before and After School Club and they wanted to share some of their creations with you. The robot and jeep were created by 2 boys in year 4:
We have been crafting with clay as well. Our picture below shows some of the hearts the children have created and painted, the next step will be to add glitter or gems:
A member of staff and a Reception child have been working hard on a Frozen jigsaw puzzle too...
One of the children noticed an amazing sight in the sky this afternoon when we were all outside. We saw what we think were 'nacreous clouds' which form high in the atmosphere when the temperature is below -78 degrees C and the light shines on the ice particles formed; they are usually seen over the polar region and rarely seen in the UK, so we were very lucky to spot one!
The children have been Christmas crafting. They have created a wonderful Christmas tree using our painted hands complete with baubles and presents and made some Christmassy gingerbread people too!
This week, the children have been continuing to make their Christmas display by painting their cut out hand shapes green. We have also been sewing gingerbread hand puppets and two boys built a fantastic tower!
Below you can see some of the crafts our children have been doing in club over the past few weeks. First of all we made bonfire pictures with scrunched up tin foil which made a great fire effect. Next we have started to make our Christmas display, can you guess what we will use the cut out hand shape for? We will have to make lots and paint them green! Lastly, one of our children is very good at origami and has shown the other children how to made claws for their fingers!
This week we have had a bug hunt. We found lots of insects under logs, hiding in the grass and on flowers and trees. We looked for butterflies, moths, worms, snails, slugs, millipedes and spiders:
Can you spot the slugs in the picture below?
This week the children have been spending a lot more time outside and enjoying the lovely weather. Our photographs below show them playing with the sand and creating with lego. Some of the children have also made wonderful Father's Day/Carer's Day cards and there are also some photos of our starfish at the Rugby Library, Museum and Art Gallery, you can see how large the starfish was!
We haven't been posting on this page because we've been so busy! We've taken part in the Rugby Museum and Art Gallery event 'A Night at the Museum' and created a starfish that will be displayed at the event. We would like to thank all the parents who sent in materials for us to use, it was a great help!
Week beginning 27th March - the children have been creating flower cards and chocolate Easter nests and pictures of watering cans with grass and flowers. One of our children also drew an amazing football picture!:
Week beginning 13th March - We've got some super heroes and princesses in the club today! Some of the children have also made some very pretty flowers:
It's the week beginning the 27th February and the children are continuing to amaze us with their creativity! Pictures 1 and 2 show a Year 3 child's booklet that "you can stick pictures into and use the middle bit as a wallet". Picture 3 is an intriguing creation of symbols! Picture 4 shows a chess battle taking place!
Picture 1 and 2:
Picture 3 and 4:
In the week beginning the 13 February, the children have been: playing football, colouring, creating paper models, sewing teddy bear puppets and playing with our whiteboards:
We have been having lots of creativity and fun at club during the week beginning the 6th February. One child made his own creation, it's a husky and it looks like it's growling!
As it's Valentine's Day next week the children have been decorating hearts in preparation for making a card. We used metal balls that were rolled in paint and then the children rolled the painted balls over their hearts to make patterns in the different coloured paint:
Then some of the children made cards with their decorated hearts and other materials:
We also have a new game called 'Mousetrap' that the children have enjoyed playing:
This week (week beginning 30/1/23) we had some fun on the Ipads. The older children (Key Stage 2) are able to use the school Ipads to do their times tables and they also play a lot of maths games on a site called 'Cool Maths'.
We're happy it's starting to get lighter in the evenings now and the children have started playing outside in the Quad again. Our picture shows some of the After School Club children having fun with the sand tray:
Week beginning 24/1/23 - The start of the week was the beginning of Chinese new year, the year of the rabbit. The children made rabbit themed lamps and coloured in a rabbit picture. On the same sheet, they could also have a go at writing the word 'rabbit' in Chinese:
A Reception child had made a Chinese dragon in his lessons and decided to copy out the dragon at After School Club:
We also have had a go at making puffy paint. Some of the children helped measure out the ingredients which included flour, baking powder and salt. Unfortunately there was no measurement for water and we added a bit too much so the paint didn't puff up properly but the pictures still looked good and we have learnt what to do next time!
We were impressed with a Year 3 child's creation, he had made a 3D picture of his favourite cartoon 'The Amazing Adventures of Gumball':
We have lots to show you from the week beginning the 16th January. Two of our children enjoyed making their own books. Picture one shows a Minecraft book and picture two was made by a reception child who recounted 'The Hungry Caterpillar' story. Picture three shows the cocoon inside where the caterpillar is changing into a butterfly.
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Also, this week, our children have been enjoying using Hama beads to make pictures on stencils (lots of concentration is needed!):
And the finished product...
There's also been amazing constructions made out of lego:
Today's Thursday 12th January and the children have been exploring our new dressing up clothes (thanks very much to the parents who have donated them to us!):
On Tuesday 9th January we made some cloud dough; it was made with corn flour and baby lotion and feels much softer and lighter than playdough. Our pictures show the dough ingredients being measured, mixed together and played with.