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Spring Clubs 2024

Please find below details of the school run clubs that are taking place during the Spring Term.

 

External clubs will be provided by Making Aces, Computer Xplorers and Kids with Bricks. Football 2000 will no longer be offering an after school club as we are able to offer football to years 1-6 across the year (Year 5 and 6 last term, Year 3 and 4 this term, Year 1 & 2 next term).

 

As the Spring Term is shorter, clubs will run for the duration of the term, rather than us offering clubs for a half term at a time. Clubs will take place from week beginning 15th January and finish week beginning 18th March. All of these clubs will finish at 4:15pm.  

 

Following parent feedback, places at these clubs will be allocated evenly across those children that would like to attend and have completed the online forms by the end date, irrelevant of when they did this. As a result, more children will be able to attend at least one of the clubs they would like to.

 

To book your child a place at a club, please click on the club they would like to attend which will open the digital form you need to complete. You will have until 7pm on Friday 15th December to book a place for your child. You will receive a message before the end of term confirming if your child has a place. You will need to complete a separate form for each club you would like your child to attend. 

 

The majority of clubs being offered will continue to take place after school. When attending after school clubs, children will be available to be collected at 4:15pm. We will not currently be offering clubs before school as the playground is not safe to use, however, these will be offered again later in the year. We are also very pleased to be able to offer dance clubs on a Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime. These will take place in the Church hall from 12:15pm – 1pm. Children will be allowed to have their lunch at 12pm if they are attending this club.

 

On a day when your child is attending an after school club they should wear their school uniform and bring their PE kit, or other appropriate sports clothes for the activity they are taking part in, to school that day. If they are attending one of the dance clubs taking place at lunchtime, they can wear their PE kit to school that day.

 

All clubs are organised to offer an opportunity for children to learn about and improve within the sport or subject area being coached or taught. All children that attend should have an interest in being there. The behaviour of children should reflect that interest and desire to learn. If children attending a club are not interested in participating in the sport or subject area being coached or taught, or their behaviour stops others from enjoying the club, we will in the first instance discuss this with their parent, and should any issues continue, they will lose their position and it will be offered to another child.

  

Other clubs being run by external providers are responsible for organising their own admin, which we support by passing on information where we can. If you have any questions about an external club please contact them direct. Please note the dates and times external clubs are run may differ from clubs offered by staff at Heathlands. If you need to contact any of the external club providers who come into Heathlands please find their details below.

 

Making Aces - Barney (James Barnard), sltcschools@gmail.com

Computer Xplorers - 01206 670143, colchester@computerxplorers.co.uk

Kids with Bricks - sam@micreation.co.uk

 

IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTES Please read the following carefully before applying:
 
IN THE EVENT OF….


Due to circumstances beyond our control, clubs may have to be cancelled from time to time and we appreciate your co-operation when this happens. We will send messages to parents via ParentMail and text messages to inform as many parents as possible. If a club has to be cancelled and we are unable to contact you we will ensure your child is kept safely in school until you or a nominated person arrives to collect him or her.


ABSENCE FROM CLUBS


If your child will not be attending an after-school club session, please ensure the adult leading the club is aware of this absence. For children in KS2, especially those in Year 5 and 6, we would anticipate the child telling the teacher running the club why they are not attending. With younger children we understand that parents would do this and ask that you email the school office. Once children have been allocated a place at a club it is anticipated that they attend every week unless they have a valid reason not to attend.  If children are absent from clubs their position may be offered to another child on the waiting list.


SCHOOL POLICY ON COLLECTING CHILDREN AFTER CLUBS


Please stress this to your child - they should not walk home independently unless you have given your permission. You are able to do this on the Microsoft form if your child is attending a Year 5/6 club (we would not anticipate children in Year 1, 2, 3 or 4 walking home on their own). The adult(s) running the club will wait with your child to be collected after the club has finished and we would emphasise that on no account are they to accept lifts unless this has been arranged by you, the parents. Please could parents inform the school of any changes to their child’s pick-up arrangements.


EARRINGS and HAIRBANDS


Essex County Council safety regulations are also being enforced with regard to children and earrings in P.E. or games sessions. These state that NO earrings whatsoever may be worn for games and P.E., so children will have to remove their studs. Please would you send in a small named container to keep them in. The use of micropore tape is no longer permitted. It is recommended that if your child has their ears pierced this is done at the beginning of the summer holiday.


Shoulder length hair or longer should be tied back using only soft hair bands or grips (i.e. no hard plastic items).

 

 

After school clubs being offered during the Spring Term are:

 

Monday

 

Year 3/4 Football Club with Mr Minter and Mr Hassard

 

Wednesday

 

Year 5/6 French Club with Mrs Carter

 

Year 5/6 Netball Club with Mrs Sandford

 

Thursday

 

Year 2/3/4 Netball Club with Mrs Gidden

 

Year 5/6 Dodgeball Club with Mr Minter

 

 Friday

 

Year 3/4 Girls Football Club with Mr Minter

 

 

Clubs being offered at lunchtime during the Spring term are:

 

Tuesday

 

Year 1/2/3 Dance Club with Mrs Murton

 

Thursday

 

Year 4/5/6 Dance Club with Mrs Murton

 

 

In the Summer Term we intend to run as many of the clubs below as possible, as well as offering Year 1/2 Multisports and Year 1/2 Dodgeball to those children who we previously were unable to offer a place to:

 

Year 1/2 Football

Year 1/2 Athletics

Year 3/4 Dodgeball

Year 3/4 Multisports

Year 3/4 Cricket

Year 3/4 Rounders

Year 3/4 Athletics

Year 5/6 Cricket

Year 5/6 Girls Cricket

Year 5/6 Rounders

Year 5/6 Athletics

Year 5/6 Cheerleading

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