Clubs Timetable for Autumn 2022
Ickworth Park Jets
American Football non contact with flags (Autumn Term)*
The club is open to key stage 2 and is run by Mrs Asker & Mrs Woodley.
The club involves learning the rules and basic skills such as; passing, receiving, punting and kickoffs. They will review different offensive and defensive strategies involved in the game. The children will put their skills to the test with some 2 v 2 and 4 v 4 scrimmages.
Invasion Games is a popular after school club for all children in the school. It is run by Mr Gathercole at Prestige sports.
The club involves learning a variety of games which are played both indoors and outdoors. The emphasis is on acquiring and developing individual skills as well as learning to work as part of a group. The sessions are action packed and above all a lot of fun and have proved to be very popular with the children who attend them.
This extremely popular club is for all year groups and is run by Mrs Cater.
This is a new club for the school run by Mr Gathercole from Prestige Sports.
Racquet Skills Club*
The aim of this session is for the pupils to improve their skills leading to playing games such as tennis and badminton. This is a very popular club which meets each Wednesday (Reception, Year 1,2 & 3) and Friday (Yrs 4 to 6) morning at 8.00 am.
It’s easy to understand why there’s so much interest in gymnastics. As a ‘foundation sport’, gymnastics uses strength, stability, flexibility, coordination and balance and has been shown to improve attention span.
It’s all about teaching children the fundamental movement skills they need to lead a physically active and healthy life, full of sport and recreation. Its positive impact, physically and psychologically, is life-long, which is why it’s particularly appealing for head teachers to offer.
An essential part of training for all sports is learning to compete fairly and to win or lose with respect for other competitors. Children participating on this course will also learn to:
- Develop key skills and techniques of specific sports
- Develop the ability and attitude to compete fairly and ethically
- Use tactics and strategies to increase chance of success individually and in teams
- Understand the importance of healthy lifestyles
- Engage and interact appropriately with other children
- Improved control, coordination, balance, agility and flexibility
- Communicate appropriately and effectively with others
- Ability to follow rules and respect themselves and others
- Set realistic challenges to achieve
Boxercise is an excellent way for children to stay active. It adds variety to their usual sports activity. The benefits are as follows:
Focus: concentration is required especially when using co-ordination and different combinations. Physically active children tend to concentrate better when facing challenges.
Physical development: mobility, balance, hand/eye coordination and general fitness.
Confidence and social development: Children will be training in teams or in pairs. This helps to develop confidence as well as their social and interactive skills.
Volleyball (summer term)*
Pupils focus on developing the skills they need to play continuous rallies in volleyball. They will learn about the ready position, ball control, different ways of hitting a ball and use these skills to make the game difficult for their opponent. In game activities, pupils will learn to think about how they use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. The club is run by Mrs Asker.
Our choir ‘Just Sing’ is formed from pupils in Key Stage 2 and regularly represents the school at public occasions. Choir and Drama Club alternate through the school year so watch out for letters announcing the next choir sessions .Due to our busy schedules this club does not run all year round - look out for letters from school announcing the next session.
Drama Club (Termly)
Drama club has evolved from a request by the pupils through the School Council. The club meets after school and is led by Mrs Hunt. The club aims to encourage creativity, confidence and team building through drama. Due to our busy schedules this club does not run all year round - look out for letters from school announcing the next session.
Cooking Club for Year 5 & 6 * (termly)
The aim of the club is to teach young people new cooking skills and techniques. The children will prepare tasty, healthy dishes which can be taken home for the family to try. Whilst the dishes are cooking, we’ll sample the dish which we will have prepared earlier, to enable us to evaluate the session.
The club will run after school on Mondays, from 3.20pm until 4.45pm by Mrs Asker and Mrs Utting. For health and safety reasons, spaces will be limited to 8 children and run in blocks of 3 weeks. The cost is £19.50 including ingredients. Dietary needs and allergies will be catered for.
Film Club* (Termly)
Our film club is open to upper key stage 2, after school. A range of films (and refreshments) are enjoyed by the members. The club is run by Mrs King and Mrs Asker. Due to our busy schedules this club does not run all year round - look out for letters from school announcing the next session.
Art Club (Summer term)
Details to follow.
* These clubs incur some charges.
If you feel unable to pay the cost of an after-school club or other activity due to family hardship please contact the Headteacher or School Business Manager. Each case will be dealt with in complete confidence and it may be possible to arrange a remission of charges in part or in full.