Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

French lessons are part of the weekly timetable for all our pupils.

Swimming lessons are also part of the weekly time table for the children in Reception and Year One. The children and their teachers travel by minibus to Downsend School to use the indoor pool. They also enjoy a games lesson on the Astroturf pitch that same afternoon.

From Rising Reception onwards, regular outings feature in the timetable to support and further enrich the children’s learning. Outings are normally liked with the theme or topic the children are following that term. Typical visits range from going to the theatre, the local greengrocer, pumpkin picking, Wisley Gardens, an aquatic centre and to The National Gallery. A number of visitors come to our school each term to share their expertise including musicians, Librarians, Community Support Officers, School’s Nurse, storytellers, parents and representatives from school’s charity, Woofability.

School organises themed days, Charity Days, ‘green’ weeks and many events where the whole family is invited to come along too. Typically, these events include having breakfast together in Harvest Week, inviting a relative to lunch in spring and our Grandparents to tea in the summer.

We offer a variety of After-School Clubs for children in Reception and Year One. Typical Clubs include Football, Puzzle, Rising Stars-dance & drama, Spanish and Yoganory-Yoga through stories.

Downsend Sports Club

The ‘Downsend Sports Club’ for pupils in Reception to Year 2 takes place on Saturday mornings, at Downsend Main Site. Reception and Year 1 sessions will last from 9am-9.45am and Year 2 will take place between 10am and 11am.

Depending on the weather, these sessions will be held on the Astroturf, in the Sports Hall or on the grass pitches at Main Site. Therefore, if pupils could also bring football boots with them, it would be greatly appreciated.

As well as expert coaching, where pupils will learn new skills and enjoy small-sided matches, this will hopefully be a great opportunity for parents to socialise on the side lines whilst enjoying a hot drink, and watching their child start to develop into the future stars of Downsend School.

This is a free service to Downsend pupils that we have no doubt will be enjoyable for parents and pupils alike. The aim would be for the ‘Downsend Sport Club’ to run throughout the school year every Saturday morning, where football will be taught in the Winter terms and Cricket/Rounders in the Summer.

Pupils will be required to wear Downsend sport kit, shin pads and trainers for all these sessions.

After School Clubs – Spring 2019

Our after school clubs will re-commence from Monday 14 January 2019.  All clubs are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and open to Reception and Year One.

Day Club Time Run By Payment Payable to Notes
Monday Lego Club

Reception & Y1

3.30-4.30pm Cindy Lockyer £60 via BACS L. E. Lockyer on or before first day of Club First Club on 14.1.19

Last Club on 25.3.19

Tuesday Musical Theatre Club

Reception & Y1

3.30-4.30pm Rachel Shaw £60 via BACS or cash Mrs R.M. Shaw on or before first day of Club First Club on 15.1.19

Last Club on 26.3.19

Wednesday Multi Sports Club

Reception & Y1

3.30-4.30pm Melanie Chipperton £55 will be billed n/a First Club on 16.1.19

Last Club on 27.3.19

Thursday You Choose Club

Reception & Y1

3.30-4.30pm Ella Hodgkinson £55 will be billed n/a First Club on 17.1.19

Last Club on 28.3.19

Friday Tec Kids Club

Reception & Y1

3.30-4.30pm Christeen Hill £55 will be billed n/a First Club on 18.1.19

Last Club on 29.3.19

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