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An extended school is one that provides a range of activities and services, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of its pupils, their families and the wider community.

 

An extended school works with the local authority, local providers and other schools to provide access to a core offer of integrated services.

 

Aldwyn offers:

  • a varied range of activities including (study support, play / recreation, sport, music, arts and crafts and other special interest clubs and volunteering), in a safe place, combined with childcare in primary schools.
  • parenting and family support.
  • swift and easy access to targeted and specialist services.
  • community access to facilities including adult and family learning, ICT and sports grounds.

 

School works closely with parents, children and others to shape these activities around the needs of their community and may choose to provide extra services in response to demand.  These will often be provided beyond the school day but not necessarily by teachers or on the school site.

 

There is evidence that extended services can help to:

  • improve pupil attainment, self-confidence, motivation and attendance;
  • reduce exclusion rates;
  • better enable teachers to focus on teaching and learning;
  • enhance children's and families access to services.

Extra Curricular Activities

 

Choir

**this will commence after October half term**

 

Choir meet on  Mondays, 3.30 - 4.15pm, in Mrs Oakes' classroom.

We are always looking for new members from Year 4 - 6.  If you are interested in joining, please see Mrs Oakes or Miss Coles.

 

 

The Show Choir meet in Miss Coles' room on Tuesdays 12.15-12.45pm.

 

Bikeability

Aldwyn Primary School offers Year 5 and 6 the chance to learn how to cycle safely on the road.  We also learn how to make sure your bike is safe.

 

Once we reach Level 2 we are allowed to cycle to school!  For each level you do you get a badge and certificate.  There are three levels.

 

We now have two Mini Pod Cycle Pods for securing children's bikes.  The Minipod is a sustainable product made from 100% recycled materials!  These are situated in the KS2 playground, check them out!

 

Sports Coaching

On Mondays, Wednesdays  Thursdays and Fridays Mr Taylor, our sports coach, comes into school to take curriculum lessons and run after school sports.

 

Dodgeball Club

Mr Taylor runs an after school Dodgeball club on Thursdays, 3:15 to 4:15pm for KS2 and Friday 3.15 to 4.15 for KS1.

 

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

 

"If you're going to become a true dodgeballer, then you've got to learn the four d's of dodgeball: duck, dip, dive and dodge!"

 

Music Club

This is run by Tameside Music Service. The children work very hard and have performed with their instruments in assemblies. For any enquiries, please speak to Miss Coles.

Recorder

Recorder Group has been running since summer term 2008. 

Recorder Group is on Monday lunchtimes with Mrs. Campbell-Green.

 

Guitar

Guitar is on Friday lunchtimes. 

 

Clarinet

Clarinet is with Miss Hinds on Friday lunchtimes.

 

Spanish Club

On Fridays, Spanish Club runs for all children from Years 1 to 6.

 

Netball

 

Netball runs on a Wednesday after school 3.15 - 4.15 with Mrs Hind.

 

What are the benefits of the 'High Quality School Club Link' programme?

The programme is focused on making the transition between school and community sport easier.  By linking schools to community sports clubs, schools can more actively encourage children to do more sport outside of school, and it means that parents have a source of clubs that the school can recommend.

 

The 'High Quality School Club Links' programme asks school and clubs, when working together, to achieve a minimum set of standards, so that when parents and children are making decisions about which clubs they might like to attend, they are assured about the level of quality they are getting.

 

 

 

 

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