Half Term & Summer Holiday Clubs

For half term STEM clubs and holiday clubs with workshops, arts and crafts for ages 4-11 – a choice of sessions between 10am-4pm. Cost factor £5.00 per pupil, per hour session e.g. £10 for 2 hours depending on your preferred time lengths. You might want to do more than 2 hours but some are doing more than 3 hours or all day. It can be either morning or afternoon session or most of the whole day. Morning sessions 10-12 and afternoon 1-4pm.

All summer holiday activities are available all sessions. The summer clubs is just general activities like games in the hall and general computing, coding, Minecraft Education, arts, crafts, 3D printing, 3D pen creations and Lego with motors and mechanisms e.g. all the various info below. All the primary school term time classes, school hours, after school with topics/subjects homework including guided learning and celebration weeks are all finished. Holiday clubs are just now various general games in the hall and some might do Minecraft coding with bit of Minecraft Education as well as Lego and computing science physics which is always available to them.

There are lots of amazing junior computing tools using ‘Busy Things’ ‘Just2easy’ and various digital science experiments, music lab experiments including Crayon Physics, gravity simulators and discovery of elements and combinations of engineering items which is ideal for vocabulary and supports autistic children to try including 3D printing, 3D pen, stop motion animations using Lego or Lego motors and lights.

There are themed celebration weeks and special event weeks which the children get involved with e.g. British Science Week, Space Week, Children’s Book Week, Maths Week and National Insect Week including Children’s Art Week.

There are some amazing RM computing suitable for ages 4-6 for fine motor skills (eye-hand coordination) using Simple City and Maths City which is part of PurpleMash and is excellent to boost confidence using a tiny children’s mouse and mouse buttons to drag objects, explore locations such as the zoo, recycling centre to learn different types of recycling rubbish, veterinary centre, car garage and the doctors to develop role play and speech and language skills including creativity tasks, phonics and explore a range of things from dinosaurs to places of work, buildings and vehicles. There are many various early years and KS1 activities on the RM computers.

Generally there are lots of inspiring STEM with some arts and curriculum guided learning activities including junk robotics and active discovery learning with junk modelling, coloured hot gluing crafts, 3D pen, construction designing, digital painting, arts, painting, composing digital music instruments, lots of digital science experiments, magnetic experiments, Eco world sandbox science experiments, digital LEGO making, LEGO motors, electronic circuits, Scratch coding, Hour of Code Minecraft, Minecraft Education and science using a top-of-the-range 30 year old microscope to explore close-up of things and hand-held scope. Some of these are only suitable for various age groups. There are few robotics learning directions with robot mice which is good for coordination using simple maths and codes to understand sequences and making choices with the right instructions using card codes which is good for simple reading, numbers and critical thinking. We do have some maths activities they can get involved with including Time tables, Busy Things, Numberblocks and, Topmarks.

Workshops and clubs will involve tinkering, making, designing and construction kits in conjunction with unplugged computing activities and automotive engineering. The academy offers pupils a specialist computing education in our class settings.

There are various computing resources e.g. Scratch 3.0 coding projects, Minecraft Education coding, Python coding and micro:bits with electronic circuit board extensions to carry out science experiments using solar panels and LEDs with motors and construction. There are lots of electronics using crocodile cable clips with MakeyMakey boards to make musical projects and creative innovations.

There are amazing stop motion animations using LEGO and clay to boost creativity, critical thinking and learn sequences and innovation.

There is support for Special Educational Needs (SEN) with multi-sensory using various tools, construction kits, and puzzles to improve fine motor skills with sensory activities and challenges for those who are on the spectrum including autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. Various tasks to aid multi sensory and inspiration.

Pupils will get the opportunity to code a micro:bit which is a pocket-sized circuit board computer that you can customise with LEDs, buttons, temperature devices, and sensors to bring your digital ideas and practical activity games to life.