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After-School Clubs

Our After-School Clubs run every week day from 3:30pm-6pm, with the daily themed activities running between 3:40pm-4:40pm. Each day of the week has a different themed club which are assigned to a member of staff and a Mentor. Assisting with the After School Clubs allows our Jack Petchy Mentors a chance to shine and build leadership roles. The Mentors lead most of the activities and are supported by a preschool staff member. We also have some Mentors who are volunteering as part of their D of E awards!

The clubs aims to provide the Mini-Explorers with opportunities for learning, developing their skills, socialising and improving confidence. At 4:40pm the children all sit down together to break for their tea. Tea time provides a valuable opportunitiy for the Mini-Explorers to talk about their day, the activities they have done and what they would like to learn about and participate in further. The children discuss with each other their interests and home life and it creates a wonderful bonding experience. After tea time, the children can either continue with the club activities, other activities or they can have some free play time. Your Mini Explorer can be collected any time between 3:30pm-6pm. After-school club themes include Art & Design, Natural World, Bushcraft Cooking, Around The World/Cooking and Sports Club!


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After School Club



Art & Design - Snip! Splat! Stick! It looks like the Mini Explorers are getting creative in Art and Design Club with Cath, Ebony and Arty Mentor, Tatiana. The Mini Explorers will experiment with a variety of art and creative styles and can proudly show off their creations to you at collection. Art & Design club will usually be held outside and will include art in nature, such as creating 3D models with mud, mud painting, making their own play dough, helping to design areas of the garden, leaf rubbings and making clay faces on the trees. It's time to get crafty and messy!                                   



Natural World - The world and nature around us is so interesting and full of wonder! During Natural World Club, the Mini Explorers will explore more of their surroundings and discover more about nature and the planet we live on! Cath & Ebony will work with Mentor Tatiana to take the children on a journey of discovery! Some activities may include Tree ID, Bug Hunting, Nature Crafts, Reading Stories, Discussing the World, Learning About Gravity or Learning About our Oceans and Who Lives in Them.



Bushcraft Cooking Something smells good! Our tasty Bushcraft Cooking Club can be held outside around the campfire in the Roundhouse over the stove. Cath & Ebony will be supported by our cooking Mentor, Tatiana, to encourage the Mini-Explorers to assist with food preparation and cooking. The Mini-Explorers may chop fruits or vegetables, measure and weigh ingredients, mix and stir mixtures and of course, taste their yummy creations!



Around The World / Cooking - During Around the World Club, the Mini Explorers will look at different cultures and foods from around the world. This is a very important part of EYFS and helps to promote their understanding. Lesley, Cath, Claire and mentor Ella will help the Mini Explorers to learn more about the world we live on. They may be making decorations for cultural occasions and events, looking at different clothing styles and materials, trying foods from around the world and having a go at cooking some delicious recipes!



Sports - Let's go, Mini Explorers! Time to burn off that end of the week energy with a fun and energetic sports club! Sporty Mentor Owen will be supported by Tara, Cath & Claire and they will encourage the Mini Explorers to get involved in some stimulating activities. As well as being involved in sporty elements, the children can discuss the effects of exercise on their bodies and which foods are good to sustain their energy. There will be climbing, jumping, swinging, running, hopping, obstacle courses, games and lots more!



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