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School Clubs & Choir

The staff at Almond Hill provide a wide range of extra curricular clubs that run at either lunchtime or after school.  All of our clubs are organised by teachers and teaching assistants. We try to organise clubs in response to the children's interests resulting in a wide variety ranging from early morning sport to a home learning club.

If you are interested in organising a club please contact the school office. Running a school club is subject to DBS clearance and suitable qualifications. 

Clubs Offered Autumn 2022

At Almond Hill, we believe in the all-round development of the children and aim to provide a wide range of activities to encourage this. Our clubs are organised by teachers and parents who volunteer their time and through our links with Premier Education. We already run the following clubs with most running at lunchtime;

  • Mrs. Cleaves runs a well-established choir for children in year 5 and 6 and will be holding auditions soon
  • Premier Education provide a lunch club 4 days a week so each year group has a chance to attend
  • We have a journalist club where children create the 2 Cool 4 School newspaper supported by Mrs. Richardson
  • Mrs. Barham and Dr. Osborne run the ECO committee across all year groups (invite only)
  • With the help of Miss. Wase, one of our parents runs our football club and supports the children in their matches in the Stevenage school’s league.

Clubs will be starting week commencing Monday 10th October 2022 and finish week commencing 28th November 2022. Many clubs may be cancelled during the week of PTIs (w/c 17th October) but we will update you via the newsletter.

Club

Day

Time

Club Leader

Year

Ball skills

Monday

3:15-4:15pm

Miss. Harris and Miss. Hunter

3

Art

Monday

3:15-4:15pm

Mrs. Start and Miss. Goddard

5 & 6

Computing

Monday

3:15-4:15pm

Mrs. Lyons and Mrs. Birchall

4 & 5

Football 

Tuesday

3:15-4:15pm

Miss. Harris and Mrs. McLellan

4

Board games

Tuesday 

3:15-4:15pm

Mrs. Lamacraft and Mrs. Hukin

3 & 4

Football

Wednesday

3:15-4:15pm

Miss. Harris and Mrs. Fordham

5

Basketball/bench ball

Thursday 

3:15-4:15pm

Miss. Harris and Mrs. Hewitt

5 & 6

Lunchtime clubs are available for the children to join. These will be organised in school and children will know which club they are in.

Play Leaders

What is a play leader?

Play leaders:

  • are kind and supportive to others.
  • are fair.
  • are team players.
  • are organised.
  • are committed.

What does a play leader do?

  • There are 6 play leaders per year group and a member of staff from each year group who supports them.
  • Each year group will follow their ‘theme of the week’ (arms, legs, body or mind)
  • Play leaders set up, lead and pack away lunch times games for children in their year group to enjoy.
  • Play leaders work on a 2 per day rota, selecting two games from the trolley each day (the games should be different each day).

Our play leaders are…

Year 3: Dylan, Emily, Sophie, Finley, Kenzee and Teddie-Rey
Year 4: Harry, Willow, Alexia, Megan, Tiffany and Aahana
Year 5: Ginny, Jacob, Ruby, Bonnie, Dominic and Marley-Rae
Year 6: Tanisha, Louise, Teddie, Tallulah, Hollie and Casey

The play leaders have a handbook full of activity ideas and games to play during lunchtime. 

Working with Premier

Premier, our wrap around care provider, also work with children during PE as well as offering lunchtime activities.

Children in 4H have enjoyed their football sessions with Premier at lunchtime. 

November 2021

Children in year 5 have been enjoying their lunch times with Premier this term. 

'We do a warm up and we get to do a range of activities including cricket, football, tennis and archery. We always enjoy going to the club, we make sure everyone is involved and has a turn. We always have a go at everything.' Children in 5A.

September 2021

 

May 2021

School Choir (Year 5 and 6)

The school choir is run by Mrs Cleaves and is made up of year 5 & 6 children. We rehearse once a week but often have extra rehearsals when we've got a special concert coming up. We have previously been invited to perform at several concerts within the Stevenage Community. We even have our own special Choir uniform.