Clubs Timetable for Autumn 2023
Ickworth Park Jets
Below is a list of some of the clubs that we have run over the last few years.
American Football non contact with flags (Autumn Term)*
The club is open to key stage 2 and is run by Mrs Asker.
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 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 is a new club for the school run by Prestige Sports.
Racquet Skills Club*
Racket Skills Club is run by Jo Hughes who is both a highly qualified coach and experienced PE teacher and includes badminton, tennis etc.
The club aims to give children a positive first experience and develop a lifelong love of sport together with a healthy lifestyle.
- Wednesdays 8am - KS1 Racket Skills Club (Reception, Yrs. 1, 2)– Pupils are able to experience fun modified versions of the games and develop the fundamentals.
- Fridays 8am- KS2 Racket Skills Club (Yrs. 3, 4, 5, 6)– Pupils can further develop their skills and play games in their recognised format. They have opportunities to develop their leadership skills and sessions are designed to help all abilities in a fun and rewarding environment.
Racket Skills Club can help and support pupils:
- Enabling pupils to have an opportunity to experience non-traditional school sports in a friendly, fun and welcoming environment.
- Physical- improve pupils balance, speed, agility and coordination through fun games whilst learning how to play the games.
- Learn how to rally and score games
- Develops tactics, problem solving, sportsmanship and leadership
- Develops concentration, builds confidence and social skills.
- Many of the skills learnt can be cross transferred to help performance in other sports.
- Numeracy and literacy- includes cross-curricular approach
- Activities adapted for different abilities to engage and enthuse all.
- To reinforce a healthy lifestyle “A great start to the day!”
Please book asap, limited spaces!
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 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 Asker. Due to our busy schedules this club does not run all year round - look out for letters from school announcing the next session.
* 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.