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Clubhouse Autumn 2 - Week 7

Date: 14th Dec 2018 @ 2:24pm

I cannot believe we are at the end of the penultimate week of the Autumn Term.  The Christmas count down is well and truly on, and the children's excitement levels are at a peak.  We have daily requests for Christmas music and great enthusiasm when asked to join in with whole club games.   There has been much discussion as to what families will be up to over Christmas - it sounds like it will be a busy one for many.  Elves seem to have been up to lots of mischief at home, ours was trying to finish off the advent calender this morning!   

As the weather has become more wintry, (rather than damp and rainy) we have enjoyed a mug of delicious hot chocolate or warm milk to keep the chills away.  Those Children wishing to have been extremely busy; decorating their Christmas cake; completing a variety of sewing projects; painting and glittering Christmas tree ornaments - there has not been a minute to spare!  It has been lovely to see the care and thought that has gone into the various craft projects, especially who they were for.  The school ethos of choose kind has certainly rung true.  

Wishing everyone a wonderful (probably busy) weekend!

Clubhouse Autumn 2 - Week 6

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 4:09pm

It is all things sparkle and shine in Clubhouse this week - our decorations are up and the glitter is out!  The craft table has been popular, the children have been making decorations to adorn our tree, before taking them home at the end of term.  Santa's workshop has been industrious. with lots of elves making, wrapping and sorting toys for Santa.  

Also this week, we have been busy making mini Christmas cakes.  Those wishing to have made their own individual cake weighing, measuring and  experimenting as to which spices and how much they should use.  We received lots of comments from staff as to how good they smelt while being cooked - hopefully they taste as good!

Wishng everyone a wonderful weekend.

Clubhouse Autumn 2 - Week 5

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:54pm

The sewing machine has been idle this week - we thought we would give it a well deserved rest - however following numerous requests will be fully operational again next week!!  Instead, we have been concentrating on various projects which have involved paper mache, paint and an extremely skilled Mrs Grayson.  We were very grateful to receive lots of new board games, which have gone down a treat.  Hedbanz  has proved very popular, as well as Luck Ducks and Litter Bugs.

Miss Emmett took on the role of Paul Hollywood, she was guided by an extremely skilled Mary Berry and her assistants to produce some delicious rocky road.  Sadly, it has been too wet and dark to get outside, however we have enjoyed all coming together after snack playing games and showing off some dance moves.

Happy weekend everyone.

Clubhouse Autumn 2 - Week 4

Date: 22nd Nov 2018 @ 8:29pm

Where oh where has this term gone, I can't believe we are already at the end of week 4 - more than half way through the term? The sewing machine has been busy again this week, design expectations are certainly rising - even the knitting needles have been dusted down and are click clacking away with the beginning of a scarf.  We decided to celebrate American Thanksgiving.  The children made turkey hats and on Thursday we had a Thanksgiving snack.  We opted not to replicate a full turkey dinner, instead, much to the delight of the children, enjoyed pizza and chips, followed by the all American doughnut!  

As one of the most loved traditional tales we have encouraged the children to re-enact Cinderella.  Our Onion has been turned into Cinderella's carriage.  Using  the props and a little imagination, the children have enjoyed dressing up, acting out the tale and have even been tempted with a little ballroom dancing.  

Wishing everyone a wonderful, relaxed weekend.

Clubhouse Autumn 2 - Week 3

Date: 16th Nov 2018 @ 2:17pm

On Sunday afternoon, I attended Holy Trinity Church, for the Remembrance Service and was very pleased to see all the pin cushion and paper hearts we made in club on display in the foyer.  Most of our Clubhouse members seem to have caught the sewing bug and have been very keen to continue this week.  In addition to the hearts we have also ventured on to dogs, birds, cushions and even a tree!  I have been very impressed at the sewing skills and design thoughts.  There are some very adventurous projects being discussed - I only hope we can keep up with the demand!  On that note if anyone has any unwanted sewing items such as; material, cushion/toy stuffing, ribbon and so on it would be gratefully received - anything donated is always very welcome and put to good use!

Last May, Clubhouse celebrated the Royal wedding, between Harry and Megan.  As part of the celebrations we made a card and sent it to the Palace, wishing the then to be newly weds our congratulations and best wishes.  This week to everyone's delight we received a lovely reply back, addressed to all the Children and Staff at Clubhouse. We will have to send another when the baby arrives.  Depending on how good our sewing skills become we could include a Clubhouse original toy!

We finished off our week celebrating Children in Need, making and decorating Pusdesy biscuits.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

 

 

Clubhouse Autumn 2- Week 2

Date: 9th Nov 2018 @ 1:20pm

   

This week, Clubhouse has been busy sewing pin cushions and decorating hearts for Holy Trinity Church. During World War One, soldiers would make and send pin cushion hearts home to their loved ones.  Holy Trinity Church aim to decorate the foyer with 100 hearts in time for the Remembrance Day Service.  We discussed why we were making the hearts; children chose their own colours and designs; then had a go using the sewing machine!  In all we made more than 30 hearts, which were gratefully received by Church. In addition, everyone has also been busy either painting or making poppies.  These are now proudly displayed as a poignant reminder of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and for all those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the world. 

On Friday, we made Anzac biscuits.  They were traditionally made by Australian and New Zealand women and sent to soldiers during the First World War.  The biscuits were long-keeping; they could survive the long sea journey and still be fit to eat.  Surprisingly, despite their description, they were actually very tasty!

Wishing everyone a peaceful weekend.

Clubhouse Autumn 2 Week 1

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 3:44pm

Welcome back, we hope everyone had a lovely half term holiday.  What a whirlwind of a week it has been!  We have been very busy creating our own marshmallow faces - as you can imagine it was a very popular activity!  Also, we carved pumpkins and plan to make our own pumpkin soup to enjoy.   The art table has been very busy, the children have used their own imagination creating superb junk models.  In addition they have been produced beautiful, colourful firework pictures. 

Sadly, as the dark nights are now upon us we can not get outside as much.  However, we have used the opportunity to get everyone involved playing parlour games after snack.  We had some budding detectives in Wink Murder and cunning movers in the Key Game. On Thursday, due to popular demand we decided to have a movie night and watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  

Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Clubhouse Autumn 1 Week 7

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 1:41pm

In club this week we have celebrated and joined in with 'National Baking Week'.  Children's and adult skills have been put to the test making biscuits, breakfast muffins and mini apple slices.  The older children have been encouraged to work independently, follow the instructions, weigh, measure and mix their own ingredients. Whist the younger children needed more assistance, they became apt at breaking eggs, mixing, chopping and pouring.  Each baking session was a merry mess-making activity, everyone who wished to get involved had a great time and enjoyed the fruits of their labours.  They even shared some with those who chose not to partake!

All of the children embraced no Wii week, and joined in with lots of new activities.  The football table proved to be extremely popular, musical band have been created, and their have been excellent junk model creations on the art table.  We will defiantly have to have a no technology week again!

Wishing everyone a wonderful half term break!

 

 

Clubhouse Autumn 1 Week 6

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 4:41pm

It has been a busy, active week in Clubhouse.  On Monday, we went on an Autumn hunt around the field.  We collected all things Autumnal and have then used these on the craft table, creating decorative lanterns and pictures.  As the weather was unseasonably warm, we stayed for a play on the field, making use of the equipment and space for a game of football.

Sadly, the second half of the week has not been as kind, instead we enjoyed board games and a Jenga challenge. We have also put on our boogie shoes, dancing and showing off our best moves. We ended the week with party games, before relaxing - to watch a movie!

We have enjoyed having new friends visit over the last two Wednesdays, whilst parents attended teacher meetings. Hopefully, everyone enjoyed their time with us.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you ever require adhoc or regular days again.

Wishing everyone a relaxing, enjoyable weekend.

Clubhouse Autumn 1 Week 5

Date: 4th Oct 2018 @ 5:43pm

  

What a whirlwind of a week it has been!  Time flies when you are having fun, and it has certainly flown by this week. Our mornings start early, and is a time when the children can enjoy their chosen breakfast and chat with friends, before going off to play. We encourage the children to serve themselves.  They have become very proficient at pouring, scooping and transferring their own drinks, cereal and milk. 

The start of the week was certainly messy, we made slime adding foam beads for texture. Also, on the art table, to celebrate the beginning of Autumn, we have experimented with modrock and have begun making a giant pumpkin! As the weather has not been as kind this week, for those who wanted to join in, we headed down to the hall  - making up our own dances and playing games.  

Happy weekend!

Clubhouse Autumn 1 Week 4

Date: 29th Sep 2018 @ 8:17am

What a beautiful week it has been! The evenings have been bright and warm enabling us to get outside and make the most of the light evenings before the dark nights are soon upon us.  The children are always very inclusive, encouraging the little ones to join in with different wide games, such as Hide and Seek and Granny's Footsteps.

Our home area has now changed into a shoe shop.  Feet have been measured and tap shoes tried and tested.  The pricing structure may need to be adjusted, otherwise it may go into liquidation, as the shoes are very reasonably priced!  On the craft table, we have continued the school harvest theme making scarecrows and heart bird feeders. 

Also, in support of the Macmillan Coffee Morning, this week we baked and decorated cakes. Luckily on Friday evening there were even some left for us to buy and try! 

Happy weekend everyone!

Clubhouse Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 21st Sep 2018 @ 8:16am

     

This week, with the help of our resident gymnastic coach - Miss Leyland, the children have enjoyed perfecting their gym skills.  We certainly have some very flexible and talented young individuals.  They also played team games - getting themselves in a twist! Luckily, with a little team work and ingenuity they managed to untangle themselves.

Jigsaw puzzles have been popular this week especially with our younger members.  They have proved themselves to be very adept at connecting all the pieces!

Sadly, it looks like it could be a wet weekend, however we hope everyone has an enjoyable one and is able to recharge their batteries.

Clubhouse Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 8:31am

    

It has been all things chocolate this week in Clubhouse.  In honour of Roald Dahl, who would have reached 102 years old, we have emulated one of his most loved and known characters, Willy Wonker, by creating our own chocolate.  We tested different flavours of chocolate before deciding which ingredients to include, to add our own magical twist.  Hopefully, some arrived home for all to test!

The children have also entertained us by creating their own music, dancing, playing instruments and singing to some popular songs and nursery rhymes. Elaborate, working instruments have also been made out of the construction toys! 

Happy weekend everyone!

Clubhouse Autumn Term 1 Week 1

Date: 6th Sep 2018 @ 1:36pm

     

Welcome back to all our new and existing members of Clubhouse, we hope everyone had a wonderful Summer!   It was lovely to see so many smiling faces, in their smart new uniforms arriving on Tuesday.  Hopefully, all have enjoyed their first week back at both school and club. 

As ever, the Children have bounced into Clubhouse, with lots of summer news and stories to share. This week, we have made the most of the warm evenings getting outside to play games, before the dark nights return.  Granny's footsteps remains popular, as well as the odd game of tennis.  On the craft table wonderful junk model creations have been produced and on Wednesday, some extremely tasty crispy cakes were made - and eaten!

Finally, at the end of last term we bid a fond farewell to Miss Dunbavin and Miss Pinnington, as they have now gone onto pastures new.  We would therefore like to introduce our new members of staff, Miss Hutchinson, Mrs Bryan and Miss Leyland.

Happy weekend everyone!