Extra Curricular Clubs
Horley Infant School is very fortunate to be able to offer a wide number of Extra-Curricular Clubs, which run straight after school starting at 3pm and ending between 3.45 and 4.15pm. These clubs are either run by our dedicated teaching assitants or external companies, who hire our facilities. Timetables are sent out at the end of each half-term to enable you to book the following half-terms clubs.
Art club is very popular. We offer an opportunity for the children to make different things each week. This may be clay work, painting, cutting, colouring, tracing and sticking. We do sometimes repeat some activities so if your child has been to art club before they may have already made some of the things.
Our children say they enjoy it “because we like making different pieces of art that we can’t make at home.”
Board Games Club is another popular opportunity for children to experience a range of games. They will have the chance to play games with their friends that have two players like ‘4 in a Row’ to Bingo where all the children can play together.
Children say they enjoy the club as alongside playing new games, it is a time to make new friends from other year groups.
Cooking Club is when children will have the opportunity to cook a variety of foods within the hour, from chocolate cornflake cakes to sausage rolls. We have a limited time to get things made and cooked, therefore, these are repeated each half term.
Dance Club – Children will learn how to enjoy the rhythm of music and how to move in a fun and uplifting way
Football Club is currently run by Chelsea Football Club although we have also had Fulham Football Club to coach children too. It is another highly popular club which runs on Fridays from 3 – 4pm. Although predominantly attended by boys, girls enjoy the club too and it is a chance to train and play with experienced football coaches. Our children say they have learned “football skills like passing, tackling, running with the ball and scoring goals.”
French Club using the La Jolie Ronde method provides: a native accent for the children to copy; a unique, structured and proven language course; small classes with plenty of individual attention ; Conversation, basic grammar, games, role-plays, rhymes and stories.
An awareness of France, its geography and culture; Fun activity books and interactive CDs; Termly reports on your child’s progress; French certificates awarded on completion of each programme
Gymnastics takes place on Tuesdays from 3 -4pm and is run by Ellastics a gym company established by an ex-pupil. This club is popular with girls but boys enjoy it too. Our children say they like it because it makes them fit but they also enjoy it because they learn how to do cartwheels and handstands.
Lego and Construction Club where the children are free to make whatever they dream up using lots of different construction. From Lego to Mobilo, large blocks, stickle bricks – the choice is endless.
Playground Games will develop social skills through playing various games with a partner and in a team. They will be shown lots of different games, from hockey to ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf’ and participate in team games.
Purple Mash Computers use a variety of IT equipment to further develop their computing skills such as laptops, Bee bot programmable toys, software programs and the internet.
They will learn how they can use different programmes, how to draw pictures using just their finger on the mouse pad and writing stories to go with their pictures. They will even make robots do what the children want them to do. They will then be able to show you what they have learnt on your computers at home.
Sewing Club will offer the opportunity to learn how to thread their own needles, use different types of stitching and designs to make lots of things from a bookmark to bean bags.
Sewing club is enjoyed by both boys and girls. The children say “it’s fun because we have learned to sew and make things like bean bags”.
Well-being Club teaches the skills children need to navigate the twists and turns of life and the self-awareness to recognise when they need to listen to themselves and take a pause.
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