Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra Curricular Activities

The most important reason for going to school is to learn. However, we know that there is more to school than just lessons, and we provide an extensive range of clubs and activities for the children to try.

We run an extensive range of clubs and activities within the school week for Years 1 to 6.

Chargeable Activities

CHESS

Chess for Year 1 & 2 (45 mins) – £8.50 session
Chess for Year 3-6 (60 mins) – £11.00 per session

This is open to Years 2 to 6 with groups before, during and after school. Children with some or no knowledge of the game learn to play chess and participate in internal and external competitions.  There are more advanced groups for pupils with a good knowledge of the game.

JU-JITSU

Ju-Jitsu – £7.50 per session

We have our own very successful Ju-Jitsu club for children from Years 1 – 6 inclusive. The children are taught in a safe, friendly yet highly disciplined environment encouraging self-confidence, discipline and fitness.

The children work towards regular gradings, and are rewarded with their new belt at a presentation ceremony.

SPECIALIST MUSIC

We have seven peripatetic music teachers offering tuition, either individually or in groups, in the following instruments:-

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Saxophone, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar and Percussion.

Children are entered for external examinations.

Football

You can sign up to Major League Stars Football Academy which is held at Manor Lodge.  This is an external club held on a Friday for boys and girls in Years 2-6.  Major League Stars Football are an FA Chartered club and sessions are lead by Head Coach Vas Constanti who has over 20 years’ experience working with youth football.

Below is an example of clubs available.  These are the list of free clubs currently offered for Summer Term 2021:-

YEAR 1

Busy Brains
Games, Puzzles and Challenges! If you would like your brain to be challenged, then this is the club for you. Each week we will attack a tricky challenge, complete puzzles and play board games. Obviously, we will have fun too. Come and join up to get your brain busy.

Crafts 
Come along, get creative and have some fun. We make lots of different things including cards, lanterns, dream catchers, animals and birds from all sorts of materials. Let your imagination go wild.

Outdoor Mindfulness 
You can immerse yourself into lots of different pursuits with Outdoor Mindfulness. We will use nature to be creative and continue our on-going work with woodland management. We will play lots of games that will build your team working and listening skills as you will work within different teams for lots of challenges and tasks.

Multi-Sports 
Do you want to start the weekend with a smile on your face!?! If you do, join Miss Spinney for her sports club; you will learn new skills, play games and develop the fundamental skills whilst having FUN!

YEAR 2

Computer Coding 
Start to learn and develop block coding and logical thinking skills whilst having fun with a mixture of apps, games and board games.

Netball 
Netball club in Year 2 will continue to teach the skills the children are learning in their Games lessons. These will include ball handling, passing and catching. We will work on footwork, as well as learning how to play as part of a small team. We will teach sportsmanship and the importance of team work.

Mindful Colouring 
Mindful Colouring- a time to reflect and relax. There is not right or wrong way to colour, just your way! So come and show me your creativity with colours!

Magic 
A fun introduction to some simple magic tricks. We will look firstly at card tricks and move on to illusions. Children are encouraged to bring in any magic from home to share with the class and we will bring home our new found skills… be prepared to be amazed!

Film Club 
Ever wanted to make your own movie? In Film Club we will do just that, learning how to use special effects, green screen, stop motion and animation to make our own mini movies on an iPad.

Chess 
Welcome to Chess Club! Suitable for all levels. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or an accomplished champion, chess club is the place to be! Chess club starts with a demonstration lesson on the topic of the day followed by the chance to play games and practice what you have learned. We have internal competitions and the chance to earn the chess badges. Sign up and the children will be beating the parents in no time!

YEAR 3

Construction 
A club that allows you to think outside the box. One week, we construct Lego, the next we build stick houses in the forest garden. Come along and see what wonders you can create!

Choir 
We will be having fun singing all different types of music, and above all, enjoying singing together in 2 part harmony.

Mindful Crafts 
A mindful session to help us wind down and reflect on the day, focussing on the here and now, regrouping before moving on to the next part of our day, going home. We will cover activities such as mindful colouring, jigsaws, some quiet arts and crafts for example origami, and some gentle yoga/meditation.

Cricket 
In cricket club we will be looking at developing the specific skills around fielding, batting and bowling. We will put these skills into game situations whilst looking at strategies and tactics to outwit our opponent. We will supplement content covered in games lessons with the emphasis on game play and decision making within matches.

Computer Coding 
Start to learn and develop block coding and logical thinking skills whilst having fun with a mixture of apps, games and board games.

Green Fingers
We will be planting our favourite herbs (parsley, rosemary, thyme and chives), some vegetables (radishes, leeks, potatoes, tomatoes) and some flowers in each of our three raised garden beds on the Infant playground. We will learn how to read planting instructions on a seed packet, use small garden tools, how to water efficiently, research which vegetable is best for our climate, time of year and what care they need. We will grow as much as we can from seeds and harvest our products of course.

Athletics 
In Athletics Club, we will be developing our athletics techniques in a variety of disciplines. This will include triple, high and long jump; running techniques including sprint starts, hurdles and relay changeovers; the ball throw. Pupils will learn the rules of these events.

YEAR 4

Computer Coding 
A club for children with a keen interest in further developing their computing skills, with a particular focus on coding. We will explore a range of fun activities using a range of devices and resources to progress their computational thinking.

Mindful Crafts 
I would like to invite you to join our calm mindfulness crafts club. We will create a variety of crafts in a relaxing atmosphere. If you feel you would like to express your ideas and enrich your minds then come and join me.

Athletics 
In Athletics Club, we will be developing our athletics techniques in a variety of disciplines. This will include triple, high and long jump; running techniques including sprint starts, hurdles and relay changeovers; the ball throw. Pupils will learn the rules of these events.

Book Club 
A chance to sit and chat about books, authors and more and take part in some book related activities/crafts

Drama Skills 
In Year 4 Drama club we will be having lots of fun improvising, doing physical theatre and mime and working with scripts.

Cricket 
In cricket club we will be looking at developing the specific skills around fielding, batting and bowling. We will put these skills into game situations whilst looking at strategies and tactics to outwit our opponent. We will supplement content covered in games lessons with the emphasis on game play and decision making within matches.

Science 
We will be trying different challenges each week and investigating the scientific ideas behind them.

YEAR 5

Cricket 
In cricket club we will be looking at developing the specific skills around fielding, batting and bowling. We will put these skills into game situations whilst looking at strategies and tactics to outwit our opponent. We will supplement content covered in games lessons with the emphasis on game play and decision making within matches.

Green Fingers
We will be planting our favourite herbs (parsley, rosemary, thyme and chives), some vegetables (radishes, leeks, potatoes, tomatoes) and some flowers in each of our three raised garden beds on the Infant playground. We will learn how to read planting instructions on a seed packet, use small garden tools, how to water efficiently, research which vegetable is best for our climate, time of year and what care they need. We will grow as much as we can from seeds and harvest our products of course.

Computer Coding 
A club for children with a keen interest in further developing their computing skills, with a particular focus on coding. We will explore a range of fun activities using a range of devices and resources to progress their computational thinking.

Art Club 
Taking this opportunity to dive deeper into different artists, styles, techniques and movements, this club will cover a variety of topics which may vary weekly depending on how long they take to complete. Completing both traditional art and that of a more modern stance to appeal to the young artists in Year 5.

Athletics 
In Athletics Club, we will be developing our athletics techniques in a variety of disciplines. This will include triple, high and long jump; running techniques including sprint starts, hurdles and relay changeovers; the ball throw. Pupils will learn the rules of these events.

Book Club
A chance to sit and chat about books, authors and more and take part in some book related activities/crafts.

Lacrosse 
In Lacrosse Club, we’ll be introducing you to the principles of lacrosse, an exciting sport which is played at many secondary schools. We’ll go through throwing, catching, picking up, shooting, and all the other skills needed to play this fast-paced and fun game.

YEAR 6

Athletics 
In Athletics Club, we will be developing our athletics techniques in a variety of disciplines. This will include triple, high and long jump; running techniques including sprint starts, hurdles and relay changeovers; the ball throw. Pupils will learn the rules of these events.

Calligraphy 
Calligraphy with Mr Coggan. A journey through the history of writing and the changes it has made to the world. Pupils will write like the Egyptians and Romans on papyrus and make their own pen, they will learn the art of Japanese and Chinese brush work. Make a writing quill from the middle ages, finishing with more contemporary calligraphy pens and looking at modern day typography and making a pen from a can of drink!

Creative Club 
This club works alongside the Year 6 Production, producing props, assisting with the sets and any additional responsibilities involved with putting together a show.

Cricket 
In cricket club we will be looking at developing the specific skills around fielding, batting and bowling. We will put these skills into game situations whilst looking at strategies and tactics to outwit our opponent. We will supplement content covered in games lessons with the emphasis on game play and decision making within matches.

Science
Year 6 are invited to join Mr Evans on an exploration of the world, through practical Science experiments.

Mindfulness Club
A mindful session to help us wind down and reflect on the day, focussing on the here and now, regrouping before moving on to the next part of our day, going home. We will cover activities such as mindful colouring, jigsaws, some quiet arts and crafts for example origami, and some gentle yoga/meditation.

 

 

Manor Lodge School
Open Day

We are pleased to announce our Open Day will take place on 3rd July 2021 from 9.30am – 1.30pm.
This will include a tour around the school and grounds (including our new STEAM building), as well as a number of scheduled talks from our Head, Mrs Lobo.

If you are interested in attending, please click on the link below to register your opportunity to view our wonderful school:

Open Day Registration

We look forward to seeing you in person!