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Summer 2 - Week 7

Date: 20th Jul 2018 @ 1:39pm

                                                     

Wow what a year! We cannot believe Clubhouse has now been open for a full academic year.   It has truly been a pleasure welcoming the children into school at breakfast club and caring for them in the evenings. They always arrive with a smile and have entertained us with some wonderful musical shows, singing and dancing. We particularly enjoyed the dance to The Greatest Showman!  Congratulations to our 3 World Cup sweep winners, who all received a football!

It is with sadness, that we bid farewell to our Year 6 children.  We are sure they will have a fantastic time in Year 7 and beyond.  We wish them success in all they choose to do.

Finally, thank you for all the well wishes and end of year gifts.  They are never expected, however greatly appreciated.  We hope everyone has a wonderful Summer holiday - see you all in September. 

 

Summer 2 - Week 4

Date: 29th Jun 2018 @ 2:59pm

                                                      

What a beautiful week it has been!  Needing to be sun safe, we haven't played out as much as usual (a rarity for England, so can't complain) opting instead to enjoy games inside and even a whole club bingo session.  The football has again been hot topic, we have managed to watch a few of the live games.  The results chart has been kept up to date - congratulations to those lucky few who's team has progressed to the last 16.

On Wednesday, to help cool us all down we decided to have some water fun!  Clubhouse children took great delight in soaking not only themselves, but also Mrs Marsh and Miss Dunbavin.  Afterwards, whilst drying off, everyone enjoyed a picnic tea outside!

Happy weekend everyone, long may the weather continue!

 

Summer 2 - Week 3

Date: 22nd Jun 2018 @ 1:19pm

                                                                 

The World Cup is fully under way, and a keen topic of conversation for all at Clubhouse.  The children are keeping our World Cup league table up to date - especially as all were entered into a sweep and each have a team allocated.  Prizes to follow once we know the winners. Everyone has had the opportunity to design their own football player and kit.  Many of the designs have been worthy of any Premiership team.

Much to the delight of the children, rafther than use the playground we have been able to make us of the field this week.  The children have enjoyed playing on the adventure equipment and using the large goals!  On Wednesday, we enjoyed an alfresco snack.  A request was made to have a picnic outside, we kindly obliged and even managed to find a picnic rug large enough to fit everyone!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Summer 2 - Week 2

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 1:30pm

        

Wow! What a wonderful week it has been in school, showcasing our extremely talented children.  In Clubhouse, several children put on their own show, choreographing a dance routine and singing to Come Alive from the ever popular 'Greatest Showman'. We were very impressed at the team work, how inclusive everyone  was - encouraging younger ones to join in and most of all the enthusiasim!   After only a short time reherasing it was performed to Mrs Pringle and Mrs Martin, who gave them rapturous applause.

The Clubhouse campsite has been extremely popular this week.  We have been making insects such as butterflies and dragonflies to add to our camoflauge background.  The BBQ has been lit and the children have sat around the campfire.  Treks across mountains by intredid explorers have been planned using the ordinance survey maps.The rucksack packed with all the essentials for out door adventures - including a compass and emergency whistle!

Have a lovely weekend everyone, fingers crossed for the return of the beautiful weather!

Summer 2 - Week 1

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 2:22pm

                                                                      

 

Where has the year gone?  I cannot believe we are at the end of the first week, of our last half term, for this academic year! As ever the children have been wonderful in Clubhouse, they always arrive with a bounce in their step and all mix  in playing so well together.  The older children are wonderful with the little ones making sure they are included and engaged in activities.  

We were very kindly donated bedding plants to replace our, seen better days, daffodils , so the children have been busy sprucing up our tyre planters.  Carefully, they took the bedding plants from their container and postitioned them where they wanted them to go, then dug them in.  Also, as we had extra, decided how and where we should place additional planters. We definately have some green fingered, gardeners in our midst.

Let's hope this spell of wonderful weather contiunes, happy weekend everyone!

 

 

 

Summer 1 - Week 7

Date: 25th May 2018 @ 1:15pm

                                           

We come to the end of yet another busy half term. The weather has been wonderful and the Children have all been extremely relaxed, enjoying each others company, making the most of the sunny weather and chllling out after busy, hot days in class!

The Royal wedding has still been a hot topic, everyone offering their opinions on Meghan's dress!  The slow walk down the aisle has been reenacted, this included the long veil and a pageboy or bridesmaid in attendance. 

On Thursday, we were entertained by an impromptu musical concert.  The younger Clubhouse members had front row seats, and responded enthusiastically to some excellent guitar and drum playing.  They also enjoyed the dance choreographed and performed by Year 1 members.

We hope everyone has a lovely half term break.  

Summer 1 - Week 6

Date: 18th May 2018 @ 2:44pm

                                                 

It has been all things Royal this week in Clubhouse, we have been busy with wedding activities. On the craft table, crowns were very popular along with beautiful bunting - fit for the most prestigious garden party were produced.  The ovens have been over-worked as we have made short bread bride and grooms and delicious fairy cakes.  We have played Royal family lotto and created our own wedding shows in the puppet theatre.  

On Wednesday, the children entertained us with their own circus show outside.  There was ribbon dancing, acrobats, singing and guitar playing - we have some very talented children!  Miss Dunbavin also joined in, playing her ukulele. 

Have a lovely, sunny weekend everyone!

 

 

 

 

Summer 1 - Week 5

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 1:17pm

                                                  

We hope everyone enjoyed their sunny bank holiday weekend - it must of been a busy one as there was a unanimous request to have a film night on Tuesday!  After snack, everyone enjoyed a pot of pop corn and the film Hocus Pocus.  On Wednesday, all were encouraged to join in with traditional parlour games; we have some budding detectives in our mists.

At breakfast club children have been busy baking and have also enjoyed playing in our international airport.  Passports have been checked, boarding cards issued and security has been keeping us safe examining our luggage.   

The craft table has been busy, children got messy creating models from salt dough and beautiful sensory bottles were also produced.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Summer 1 - Week 4

Date: 4th May 2018 @ 9:24am

       

      

Sewing impoves our hand - eye cordination, is good for our brains, for keeping our fingers nimble, as well as keeping us focused physically and mentally on a task.  Not only the children's, but also adult skills have been put to the test this week, learning how to blanket stitch!  Wonderful, original toys and pillows have been created.  Thankfully, only the odd finger was pricked!

Outside, everyone has been burning off excess energy, enjoying running and riding races.  All ages participated, the older children encouraging the younger ones to get involved. 

We finished the week making and then eating scones!  

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone.

Summer 1 - Week 3

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 1:44pm

                                                         

We have been very busy cooking and baking this week.  On Monday, a group made rocky road.  This was a new receipe never tried or tested before - however they were extremely successful, tasting delicious.  Definately one to be repeated!  On Thursday, marble cupcakes, topped with butter icing were the chosen bake. All those wishing to participate got involved with not only the mixing, but the weighing, measuring and of course the tasting!  Both of these recepies will be added to our new Clubhouse cook book.  

The weather has not been as kind to us this week and we have not been able to get outside as often. Luckily, we were able to take advantage of an empty hall and got everyone moving with Gonoodle disco moves!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

 

  

Summer 1 - Week 2

Date: 20th Apr 2018 @ 8:41am

                     

This week, we have been tetsting our patience, creativity, attention and logical skills, by doing jigsaw puzzles! Even our younger members got involved, sucessfully completing several puzzles independently.  The art table has been busy, reducing, reusing and recycling many household items, turning them into pieces of art.  We especially liked the recycled flowers.

What a difference the sunshine makes!  Coats have been discarded, the sandpit and water trays have been fully utilised and even the bulbs, planted very early on in the year, are now blooming - fingers crossed it continues!

Enjoy your weekend.

 

Summer 1 - Week 1

Date: 13th Apr 2018 @ 8:40am

                                                     

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Break. 

It has been lovely to see everyone back in their bright Summer uniform. Despite the changeable weather, we have managed to get outside making the most of the light nights.  We have been practicing our skipping skills with both the short and long ropes.  Our mud kitchen has also been put to good use - mud pie and mud stirfry were the dishes of the day - delicious! 

Inside, we have been busy baking, producing delicious flapjacks and tasty chocolate crispie cakes. The craft table has focused on Spring and new lambs are now grazing under our seasons tree.  A snooker tournament is in the process of being organised and matches will be played over the coming weeks. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Spring 2 - Week 5

Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 5:21pm

                                                                                                      

What a busy last week of term it has been in Clubhouse.

We have had a week filled with  Easter activities, making Easter themed crispy cakes, producing fantastic bunny baskets and ending with an Easter egg hunt.  Our Easter egg decorating competion was finalised. We were very impressed with the number of entries we received.  The standard  of the eggs meant it was 'eggstremely' difficult to pick a winner from each year group.  We hope those who did win enjoy their chocolate egg prize.

During the last two terms the Year 6 children organised and led competiton leagues for air hockey, table football, table tennis and darts.  This week the winner and runner up from each league received their worthy medals and a chocolate prize!  Well done to all those who joined the leagues, there will be a snooker league in the Summer term.

Happy Easter everyone!

 

Spring 2 - Week 4

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 1:23pm

                                

It has been Science Week in school and Clubhouse has contiunued with this theme carrying out our own experiements! We made lava lamps using oil, water, food colouring and fizzing tablets.  The children noticed that the oil and water didn't mix. They learnt that water and oil never mix into one fluid, instead just breaking into strange blobs which slip past each other.  Adding the fizzing ingredients really stired things up, as the fizzy tablet reacted with the water to make tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide gas.  The gas attached itself to the blobs of coloured water and floated to the surface - creating our very own lava lamp!

Easter will soon be upon us.  We are holding our own Easter competition which is open to all Clubhouse users. We are encouraging everyone to decorate an egg and there is a prize for each Key Stage.  We have had some lovely entries already and hope everyone will take part.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Spring 2 - Week 3

Date: 9th Mar 2018 @ 8:28am

        

During lunch time, Nursery children have been extremely busy in Clubhouse, practising their Mother's Day dance.  They have been demonstrating their free style dance with huge enthusiaim and skill - I  think we have a few budding  new members for 'Diversity'! We are sure all those who were able to attend the Mother's Day assembly would agree that they perfomed fantastically.  

Our Clubhouse members have also enjoyed getting their hearts pumping with a dance and zumba session, following different activties on GoNoodle this week.  Tuesday was our Bingo night this week.  Tensions were high with a few waiting for the all important last number - apologies to the parents who had to wait until "House!" had been called! Congratulations to Eoin for having that all important final number!

It was lovely to get outside before and after snack on Wednesday. 'Granny's Footsteps' seems to be the popular all participation game. Granny definitely has an eagle eye and notices the slightest movement! The Bureau de Change is proving popular is the new role play area and is not only helping children with their coin recognition, but opening discussions on exchange rates too!   

Our week finished with balloon modelling with Miss Dunbavin creating some spectacular animals!

Happy weekend everyone :-) 

Spring 2 - Week 2

Date: 2nd Mar 2018 @ 6:00pm

Clubhouse decided to use the weather to everyones advantage this week and enjoyed toasting mashmallows outside to make delicious smores.  A delicacy not all had tried, but one that I am sure will be repeated!  On Wednesday, we enjoyed a game of bingo - Miss Dunbavin immersed herself in the role of bingo caller, entertaining all with her bingo lingo!  Winners were elated with their full house prizes.

Our Clubhouse travel agency took us to South Korea in honour of the Winter Olympics and on Thursday the children tried out a South Korean inspired snack - which consisted of golden rice and fried vegetables.  We were impressed by the number who attempted the fried Kale - and enjoyed it!

Enjoy your weekend - keep warm!

Spring 2 - Week 1

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 8:50pm

Welcome back - we hope everyone enjoyed their half term break. Clubhouse has been celebrating Chinese New Year this week.  Children have been busy on the art table making their own lanterns and lucky cats. We have created our own wishing tree - a Chinese tradition dating back hundred of years, where people write down their wish and attatch them to oranges with colourful ribbon, they are then thrown into trees, if they get stuck it is thought your wish will come true!  A group of children showed real team work and produced a fantastic chinese dragon.  On Wednesday we served up a chinese menu - which was enjoyed by all.

We have also, been making the most of the lighter nights, despite it still being a little chilly, everyone has enjoyed getting outside to play some games.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.

Welcome to the Clubhouse Blog

Date: 8th Feb 2018 @ 4:16pm

Welcome to our very first Clubhouse blog! We hope you find this blog an insight into what your child has been up to each week.