Across the year at Boundary our learning continues beyond the classroom and the normal school day as we offer a variety of extra-curricular clubs.
We ask that you please ensure your child has the correct kit/clothing as failure to provide this will result in your child not being able to take part. This is especially important for sports clubs. In wet weather, classroom sessions will be held instead.
We expect all our children to behave in extra-curricular clubs as they would during the school day. Should they not do so, they may lose their place. They will receive a written warning before their place is withdrawn.
Children must be collected promptly at the stated finishing time. If a child is late being collected, their place will be at risk.
If somebody else is collecting your child, please ensure they are aware of the collection door, finishing time and have your password.
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Writing with Dan Worlsey - for Years 4,5 and 6. This club will run each term for the entire year. During the workshop children will be able to bring their creative writing to life, inspired by resources including music, visuals and stories. They will make their own stories, develop their writing skills and of course receive support from our local author and Boundary Patron of Reading, Dan Worsley himself!
Homework Club – for years 3,2 and 1. This club will run each term for the entire year. Homework club is a place where our children are able to complete and discuss their homework in a calm and supportive environment. It enables them to have the support of an adult should they need it and a chance to discuss the homework in a smaller setting.
Orienteering – for years 3 and 4. In orienteering club, children make the most of their surroundings by learning to navigate and read maps, think on their feet and follow complex instructions. Each week we set different courses and controls, so there is always something for beginners and a challenge for even the best navigators and of course, we all keep fit!
Gardening Club – for years 3 and 4. Our aim is to utilise the green space we have to the full benefit of all the pupils. We believe that teaching and learning using the outside space is vitally important and more importantly, it serves to build life skills such as patience, teamwork and determination that can be utilised in their young adult life and links with and supports curriculum work including science and maths.
Stage Prop Club – for years 3, 4, 5 and 6. At Boundary we are always supporting and encouraging our children to take part in many performing arts activities, including staging year group and whole school productions. These productions would look very plain without the scenery and props necessary to bring the plays and performances to life. Children who attend our prop club will develop and use their creative skills to design and make the props we need for these performances.
School’s Alive – for years 4, 5 and 6. If you like to sing, dance, act - or all three - then this is the club for you. This club will build confidence; improve speaking skills, co-ordination and much more, culminating in a performance at The Grand Theatre in February. Your child must be able to attend to attend all sessions, including the final performance. Details regarding the final performance will be sent out nearer the time.
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors – for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.At Boundary we believe that all pupils have the right to attend a happy and encouraging environment, free from bullying. Any form of bullying will not be tolerated at our school.
Therefore, we have a team of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (ABAs). The ABAs work together to help make Boundary Primary School a safe and happy place to be, receiving specialised training to be effective role models and mentors.
The ABA's have lead assemblies about bullying, supported the children to think about adults who they can talk to if they have a problem and are a visible presence on our playgrounds, supporting games and those children who might need support to make friends and play well.
Football Club – for years 5 and 6. We invite all pupils from Years 5 and 6 to take part in this club after school. When it comes to selecting players for the school team, who take part in inter-school matches with local schools, children must consistently demonstrate that they are an ‘Always’ person with regards to their behaviour in school and must maintain their attendance at the club each week.
Singing Club – for years 3, 4, 5 and 6. We encourage children with all vocal abilities to take part in this club. The club regularly learn and practice a range of traditional, songs from hit Broadway shows and songs from the charts. These are performed in front the school others to at school events and some to perform at community events!
Art Clubs – for years 3, 4, 5 and 6. This popular club works on a project basis where children are given the opportunity to complete a piece of art over a number of weeks by studying the works of a new artist each term. Children usually work within their year group or key stage to enable them to encounter techniques relevant to their age. The club is open to children of all abilities but they must commit to turn up every week to enable them to fully complete the project.
Little Voices – for Years 1 and 2. The children in Years 1 and 2 have a very exciting opportunity this half term to work with a professional musician from Blackpool Music Service. They will work collaboratively as an ensemble to develop their performance skills and confidence, furthering their ambitions to be creative and perform to an audience.
Ballet Club – for Years 1, 2 and 3. This is a fee paying club. The children are very lucky again this year to have a qualified ballet teacher offering the children the opportunity to learn the art of ballet. This year, the children will be developing their technique, creativity, artistry and confidence whilst having fun and developing friendships. All of this will be conducted in a warm, nurturing environment for the children to maximise their full potential.
Just Dance/Zumba – for Years 1 and 2. This club will help to develop the children’s coordination skills while continuing to keep them active. The children will learn fun routines, which will develop their dancing ability and enhance their confidence at the same time as having lots of fun!
Drawing and Sketching Club – for Years 1 and 2. Drawing and Sketching Club is open to children who have a passion for drawing. Each week the children will learn to draw, step by step, creating technical lines and forming basic shapes to help create a variety of forms. Fundamentally, the children will enhance their focus and concentration, increasing self-esteem and ultimately have fun!
Homework Club – for Years 4, 5 and 6. Homework Club is a place where our children are able to complete and discuss their homework in a calm and supportive environment. It enables them the support of an adult should they need it and a chance to discuss the homework in a smaller setting.
Dodgeball Club – for Years 5 and 6. Dodgeball Club is a fantastic and fun game, which can be used to master the basic movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination. This club will help develop further the core skills and enhance the development of tactics and strategies through a fast paced fun and exciting game.
Athletics Club – for Years 5 and 6. Athletics Club are providing the children with dynamic, fun skilled-based run, jump and throwing experiences. They will work not only on individual goals but to aspire to be an inspirational team. The children will have the chance, throughout the year, to represent our school at up and coming competitions.
Mini Fencing Club – for Years 1 and 2. The children at Boundary have been given this amazing opportunity this year to attend and learn fencing. Fencing Club not only offers pupils the opportunity to learn a new discipline and improve fitness but it tests their strength, technique, tactical ability and control. It is also an excellent means of learning respect through sport and building self-confidence.
Basketball Club – for Years 3 and 4. In Basketball Club this half term, the children will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge skill and understanding of the sport. The club encourages development in social, technical and physical aspects of basketball for all who attend. Not only will the children learn to be a team player but also apply the characteristics, which the school endeavours the pupils to use.
Street Dance Club – for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. This is a fee paying club. The children have been given this exciting opportunity this half term, to learn street dance by a professional choreographer. The children will learn and develop dancing skills, work on their memory skills and confidence when preforming to an audience. At the end of the year, they will have the opportunity to showcase their learning to their peers, family and friends in the End of Year Showcase.
Newspaper Club – for Years 3,4,5 and 6. This half term, the children will learn new writing and interviewing skills when learning how to become a journalist. The children will take part in educational workshop activities to improve their researching, writing, editing and formatting on a computer. They will also learn the art of questioning and interviewing to get the best information for their stories. The children’s time keeping skills will be put to the test, just like a real journalist, by making sure they meet their deadlines for an article!
Junior Artists - Years 4, 5 or 6.
This is an Arts and Resilience programme for a group of children from either Y4, 5 or 6. It will use storytelling and creative art forms to explore resilience.
Working with children after school, the Junior Artists will take part in workshops and creative projects linked to and inspired by the Grands shows and work with Artists to make their own work. The Junior Artists aims to give a voice to the children and enable them to express themselves on their terms. It is a progressive programme building and applying new skills. The children will work with a number of different types of Artists across the year including a Hip Hop dance teacher, a well-known contemporary artist and completing work based around the Shakespeare play ‘The Comedy of Errors’. There will be at least one all day Saturday workshop for which Boundary Staff will accompany your child and there will be several performances for you to watch during the year.
Family Cooking - Adult and family Learning (Invite Only)
Family Cooking is a 5 week course which enables parents/carers to develop their cooking skills, whilst educating the children about healthy eating in a fun, nurturing environment.
Cooking with children is a great way to educate them about good nutrition, planning and preparing meals, reading food labels and discovering ways of planning healthy nutritious family meals on a budget; plus it can encourage them to eat healthy foods. Working together with your child can cement bonds, improve relationships and encourage a shared enjoyment of a new activity.
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