As you may be aware, we hope to run a Summer Club for all of the Year 6 students who are starting with us in September 2020. The aim of the club is to provide another opportunity for the children to come into school before they start and to familiarise themselves with the setting. They will move around the school doing various fun activities and will gain a greater knowledge of the layout of the school and have the added bonus of getting to know some of our staff.
We also hope that the club will give our new students the opportunity to make new friends before they start in September which will also reduce their anxiety levels when September arrives. The afternoon activities will be particularly focussed on getting to know each other, team-building and social experiences and we hope that by the end of the week, all students will have made new friends and will feel confident about starting High School.
The activities will be designed to develop new skills, have fun and to enable students to meet and interact with some of our teaching staff before they join us.
The club will be FREE OF CHARGE. We hope this will run from Monday 17th August to Wednesday 19th August 2020, however we will post updates on the school website when we have more information from the government about coronavirus restrictions. The health and safety of your child and our staff remains paramount.
It will run from 10am-2pm. The students will be able to choose from a range of activities in the morning (which will run from 10am-12pm). They will have lunch on site between 12pm-12.45pm. Please provide your child with a packed lunch. In the afternoon we will all get together for team activities (hopefully outside) including rounders, team games (or quieter activities for those who prefer them).
Students can attend as many or as few sessions as they choose. However, in our experience of Summer Club, it is extremely beneficial for them to attend at least one session in terms of confidence-building and preparation for September.
No student will be allowed to leave site during lunch. All students will be fully supervised by our staff throughout the day. Some activities may involve visits off-site in our school mini-bus. Parental consent will be requested for all visits beforehand.
Please be aware that all of the activities mentioned are subject to the number of children taking part. Unfortunately, if we do not have enough children taking part, some of the activities may not run. The club itself can only be run if we have sufficient numbers of children taking part.
Please complete the relevant section of the online Post-Admissions Information Form (PAIF1) to give your permission for your child to attend.
Please note that children can only take part if they have booked a place and all relevant consent forms and medical forms have been completed.
We think that Summer Club is a brilliant opportunity for the children to meet their new year group, meet our staff and to familiarise themselves with our school layout. The activities are going to be really good fun, but will also introduce them to new skills/help them to develop skills that they already have.
We are all very excited about our club and hope that your child takes the opportunity to take part.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I will be overseeing the club and will be on site with the children throughout the club. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you all soon. More information will be shared as soon as we receive guidance from the government.
We plan to run Summer Club from Monday 17th August to Wednesday 19th August 2020. More information will be added to this and the school website nearer the time when we know what restrictions are in place. Please keep checking back.