Hall Grove School

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After-school Clubs - autumn TERM 2017

These will operate from Monday 11th September until Friday 8th December inclusive.

The cost for any clubs you choose will be added to your Spring 2018 school bill. The charge for Hall Grove operated clubs will be £80 per club per term. Childcare vouchers can be redeemed against the cost of clubs. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN ON ANY CLUB.

Activities will operate according to demand – it may be that if there is not enough take-up for a certain club then it may have to be cancelled for the term. Numbers for some activities do have to be limited to maintain appropriate ratios. As school matches may go on past the end of the usual school day it is advised that children are not put down for clubs on a Wednesday (Years 5 - 8) or a Thursday (Years 3 & 4), or that it is understood that they may miss some weeks of the club.

Footsteps, Pony Grove, M:Tech, and Cool Hooves Polo are booked directly rather than through the school. Further details are available on the school website.

Twilight is available to children in Years 3 to 8 from the end of their school day until 1745. This is primarily for supervised prep and is also there for those parents who need some occasional after-school care. It is not intended as a long-term childcare solution and those in Year 5 or below who want supervised play or 'winding-down' time should be booked into our clubs programme or TASC 360. The charge for Twilight and TASC 360 is £4 per half-hour.

Please contact the School Office if you have any queries.

360 TASC Club

Who is it for ?

Hall Grove pupils in Pre-School, Reception and Years 1 - 4. As part of the provision fruit and fruit-based snack bars will also be provided.

Cost and Timings

The club will run from 1530 to 1800, Monday to Friday during term time only. The cost per half hour is £4. Hall Grove staff will take the children to the start of the club which will be based out of the TASC building next to the uniform shop.

More information regarding TASC can be found here.

 

External Club Information
Footsteps Dance Class
Pony Grove
FOHG Saturday Morning Golf and Tennis Club
Polo Club
M:Tech - Music Technology
Yoga

 

Club Information – Autumn Term 2017

Archery

Mr Lawrence is once again offering this popular club to children in the Upper School.

Basketball

Mr Westerby was introduced to Hall Grove last year and his Basketball clubs proved exceptionally popular throughout the school. He returns hoping to organise some matches for the seniors and fun for all. Mr Westerby is involved with coaching the Welsh Under 21 side, so comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Beginners’ Ballet (Reception and Year 1 only)

One of several activities run by our highly qualified and experienced dance teacher Miss Stein, Beginners’ Ballet is on offer to children in Reception and Year 1. The children work through a series of carefully choreographed dances and movements, aimed at fostering an interest and love of dance. The class helps to develop co-ordination, balance, posture and self-confidence.

Beginners Tap (Years 1 and 2 only) / Grade 1 & Grade 2 Tap (Middle School only)

Miss Stein runs these exciting classes which help to develop rhythm, spatial awareness and musicality. They are also a lot of fun and the classes follow the ISTD syllabus.

Ceramics (Year 1 and above only)

A range of different projects will be covered by Miss Dowse in Ceramics with the children being exposed to a wide range of techniques, including slabbing, pinching and throwing. The children produce impressive work which is often on display around the school.

Chess (Year 1 and above only)

Many children quickly fall in love with chess and many of our senior chess players have been taught by our external staff since they were very young. Open to all children from Year 1 and all abilities, this club offers an excellent opportunity to learn the game under the watchful eye of the teachers.

Construction (Pre-Prep only)

With a focus on Lego and the building of all sorts of weird and wacky buildings, places and people, this is a must for any budding architects! Miss Hitchcox will share her passion for Lego with the children who will construct the most amazing things.

Creative Textiles and Embroidery (Middle School only)

In Creative Textiles, children will have the chance to learn to use a sewing machine as well as change threads and direction in order to accomplish simple projects. We will be exploring how to use the stitches to embellish children’s work or use it as a drawing tool. Previous projects have included aprons, dream catchers, fashion dolls, simple toys and cushions.

Cricket Training

Sessions are run by Counties Cricket and Mr Young and the clubs will benefit from a new nets facility opening for the start of the Summer Term.

 

Erste Schritte: Beginners German

Mr Korzeniowski will be introducing the German language to children in the Middle School. A great opportunity for all budding linguists.

Explorers (Year 3 and above only)

Mr Lawrence runs Explorers Club in the Pre-Prep which is based around spending a lot of time outdoors and learning about the beautiful school grounds. Activities include adventure games, team building challenges and shelter building.

Fencing (Years 1 and above)

A relatively new activity at Hall Grove, Fencing is now in its third term after a very successful start. Fencers of all abilities are most welcome to join and will be taken through an introduction to the key skills needed to succeed in this most interesting of sports.

Fun Food (Year 1 and above only)

With a focus on introducing the world of baking to the children, lots of yummy treats will find their way home! The children will also learn about the importance of healthy eating. 

Girls' Cricket

Miss Gabby, shortly to be a Level Two qualified coach, is very keen to develop girls cricket at Hall Grove and is offering a club to girls throughout the school.

Gymnastics

Miss Dunnage brings a new gymnastics club to Hall Grove in the Summer Term. It is an extremely popular part of the PE programme and we are delighted to offer it as a club. 

Harlequins Rugby Club

Harlequins are delighted to be offering rugby coaching of the highest level for children from Year 1 upwards across three hours on a Monday afternoon. All skills will be developed and the coaches will aim to foster enthusiasm and a real love of the game.

 

M:Tech (Middle and Upper School only)

M:Tech is a creative composition course in which children create exciting music using the latest music technologies. The course is available to children in KS2 and is suitable for all levels of musical ability. M:Tech children will be exploring the exciting world of creating music to moving images. During the Summer Term they will be working on Project 'Movie' Discover how music can be composed to highlight different characters, moods and settings as you create your very own blockbuster soundtrack.

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Mountain Biking

Mr Lawrence will guide budding off-road cyclists around our purpose built, 1km cycle track. He also covers essential maintenance. Bikes are provided, but club members should provide their own helmets. Prepare to get dirty!

Music with Macs (Year 5 and above only)

Our own Music Technology club run by Mr Waltho. The children will use Logic Pro and related software on our new suite of Apple Macs to compose, record and remix their own music - what they produce is down to them! They will also learn about general recording techniques and how to use recording equipment. Throughout the club the children will be able to ’bounce’ their work down to mp3 format to take home and load on to computers and mp3 players at home.

Netball

Miss Georgie, a highly skilled excellent coach and accomplished player brings all her knowledge and expertise to introduce the youngest children in the school to netball. Mrs Wayman will be running a club for children in Years 3,4 and 5.

Outdoor Pursuits Club (Year 3 and above only)

A wide range of outdoor activities are covered in this club, including canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, adventure games, shelter building and fire starting. Run by external expert Mr Lawrence, this is a must for all outdoor enthusiasts!

Polo

With the school’s first every polo match (and victory!) under our belts, we are delighted to offer polo lessons to children from all year groups and riding abilities. Lessons take place at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club under the expert instruction of Cool Hooves Polo School.

Pony Grove

As well as teaching children to ride a pony, the classes concentrate on teaching children to understand how a pony communicates and feels. Pony Grove is a ‘Think Like a Pony’ approved training centre which helps the children learn about communication, empathy, leadership and trust.

Shooting (Middle School only)

We are delighted to once more be offering Shooting as a club on a Wednesday for Middle School children. Miss Furness and Mrs Langley are ready for you!

 

Tennis 

We are blessed with nine excellent tennis courts at Hall Grove and they are always bursting with enthusiastic young tennis players during the Summer Term. Jet Tennis now run our tennis tuition and have made an excellent impression on the staff and children. A fantastic opportunity to enjoy coaching of the highest quality and improve.

We are very fortunate to have secured the services of Andy Bennett, the Head of Tennis at St Mary's, Ascot, to offer an additional club on a Friday.

The Lab Rats & Junior Lab Rats

The craziest of Scientists, Mr McLeod and Mr Wheeler, are delighted to welcome rats of all shapes and sizes from Years 6 to 8. Whether these subjects will be the object of experiments remains to be seen….

Visual Arts Club (Middle School only)

Children rotate through Ceramics and Art, spending time with both Miss Dowse and Mrs Foley, working on a number of exciting projects. For seniors, their time is split between Mr Slape, in the DT cabin and Miss Dowse in Pottery.

Yoga 

An opportunity to learn traditional yoga postures and breathing techniques whilst having lots of fun. Yoga can help develop focus and concentration, as well as improve flexibility, strength and balance. Activities will include yoga games, mindful stories, music and relaxation.

Young Farmers' Club

Mr Graham is resurrecting the Young Farmers' Club after an absence of 35 years! Sure to be a fascinating insight into the world of farming, gardening and much more. The is one club not to be missed.