At Hartford Infant School, we place great value on the extra-curricular opportunities that children have in school. There are countless examples in life of children who have attended a club, discovered that they have a talent in that activity, and then gone on to pursue that outside of school. Clubs are a chance for children to try out a new activity, enjoy it, and socialise with others while doing so.
*Each term in non COVID-19 times, we offer a variety of clubs depending on staff and organisations that can offer their services. We offer all Key Stage 1 children clubs in Autumn and invite the children in EYFS (Classes 1 and 2) in the Spring term too. Children are allocated a club on a first come first served basis and those that have not attended a club in the previous term have first priority if they were unsuccessful the term before.
Please could you ensure your child is collected promptly after the session ends. If you have given permission for your child to go home with another adult please inform the school office or the class teacher before the club starts. Rest assured that all club leaders have undertaken a DBS check.
We are very open to holding new clubs, and we welcome any parents with particular passions or interests to volunteer to lead a club. If you have something you would like to offer, please contact the school office. Teacher-led clubs often take place and have a small nominal fee to cover support staff outlays or resources used. However, clubs run by individuals or external organisations may be more expensive.
We offer all our children in receipt of Pupil Premium a free club each term and encourage them to access these on a regular basis.
Previously, we have had fencing, Lego, tiddlywinks, Balancability bike and dance clubs as well as sewing and cookery clubs. How exciting!
* Due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide our usual wealth of clubs currently. However, we would like to sign post parents and carers to the following:
The Youth Sport Trust will deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday on YouTube Live and be led by a different member of the YST’s Athlete Mentor network. Starting on Thursday 12 November with world number one female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing. Aimed mainly at primary-aged children, a different theme has been assigned for each day of the club - Adventure Monday, Tuesday Play, Wild Wednesday, Thinking Thursday and Fun Friday.
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