After School

We offer three different After School Clubs:

1. Curious Minds Club at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Years 2 – 6 ; 2:45 – 3:45pm Fridays  (13 September 2019, 20 September 2019, 27 September 2019, 4 October 2019, 11 October and 18 October 2019)

The aim of this new club is to introduce your curious child to things they never knew they were interested in. This will be a very hands-on club, as we use materials to explore space, shape and time. Our first topic will be Topology, as we ask: how is a doughnut like a coffee mug? While having lots of fun, your child will develop their skills in problem solving, deduction and logical reasoning. They will also be opening their minds to the beautiful possibilities of the mathematical world.

A drink and biscuit will be offered at the start of each session. 

Cost is £3.50 per session per child who attends. Payment for the half-term (£21.00 for six weeks) is needed by Thursday 12 September 2019 at the latest. We are happy to accept cash payments. Please find Debbie or Anna on the playground at drop-off or pick-up. If you would prefer to pay online, please contact us. Payments are non-refundable.

2. Bletchley Juniors Codebreaking Club 

This club will introduce your child to ciphers, codebreaking and secret messages. Each week we will explore a different type of cipher. Your child will make visual encoding tools, and decode ciphertexts. We will not use any electronic devices. We will use puzzles and codebreaking games to vary the activities. This club will help your child improve their skills in problem solving, deduction and logical reasoning.

(To avoid confusion, this club does not teach computer coding).

This club runs for two terms.

3. Board Games from Around the World

Introduce your child to strategic board games from around the world, as well as old favourites such as Draughts, Chinese Chequers and Mastermind. Games are grouped into themes to bring out the similarities e.g. capture games; race games; replacement games; memory games; NIM games; 3, 4 or 5 in a row games.
This club will help your child improve their skills in problem solving, abstract thinking, spatial perception, colour and pattern recognition, memory and concentration.

This club can run for at least one academic year.

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