Summer Term 2023

Date: 21st Apr 2023 @ 10:26am


It seems like only yesterday that we were returning to club after a very hot summer break, yet here we are at the beginning of the summer term.  We have been so busy that I hardly know where to begin so will attempt to give a brief breakdown of some of our highlights of 2023 so far.


Children settled in quickly after the Christmas break and were thrilled that club had also had a visit from Santa who delivered a number of new board games for us to play with alongside our daily games of chess.

Before the month was out, we had a sprinkling of snow, much to the delight of all the children, who couldn’t wait to play outside and build a snowman.  In keeping with the seasonal theme, children also made sugar cube igloos, melted snowman cookies, snow globes and snow dough as well as being supplied with hot chocolate and marshmallows as an extra special treat.

IMG_6964.JPG IMG_6986.JPG IMG_6967.JPG

IMG_6948.JPG IMG_7014.JPG IMG_7009.JPG  

Another treat came in the form of fortune cookies and Chinese food to celebrate the year of the rabbit (with our club giraffe taking on the role of a Chinese Dragon!)

IMG_7070.JPG IMG_7080.JPG IMG_7133.JPG 

Our theme for February was love and friendship where children made valentine cards, love birds and love heart cupcakes.

 IMG_7293.JPG IMG_7308.JPG IMG_7319.JPG

IMG_7325.JPG IMG_7279.JPG

Holiday club was inspired by Mardi Gras and pancake day. Children spent much of their time being creative with everything yellow, green and purple, making shakers, headdresses, masks and bracelets…and we couldn’t go through the week without sampling a pancake or two!!

IMG_7380.JPG IMG_7364.JPG IMG_7367.JPG

March started with some St David’s day celebrations where the children made cards and traditional Welsh love spoons.  Knowing that Comic Relief was just around the corner, we decided to do a spot of fundraising by taking part in a ‘Mindful March’ colouring competition where £20 was raised. Children also spent a few days celebrating ‘Inspirational Women’ in the form of a collaborative artwork.

IMG_7508.JPG IMG_7531.JPG IMG_7568.JPG

Between strikes and snow days, children also managed to squeeze in some St Patrick’s Day activities and make Mother’s Day cards.  The addition of a new games table (that was kindly donated) came in especially handy on those days where we were lower in numbers than usual.

IMG_7577.JPG IMG_7578.JPG IMG_7579.JPG

Even though Easter fell in the middle of the holidays, we couldn’t go without some Easter celebrations so it was only right that our club giraffe should go through yet another transformation. Children also enjoyed taking part in an Easter competition before the end of term.

IMG_7684.JPG IMG_7721.JPG IMG_7728.JPG

We were thrilled to be able to welcome back a number of children during the Easter holiday club where children learnt about healthy living as well as participating in a number of Easter/Alice in Wonderland inspired crafts and activities.  Not only were staff made up by the children's behaviour, but new friendships were made which is always a pleasure to witness.

IMG_8111.JPG IMG_8097.JPG IMG_7758.JPG

IMG_7765.JPG IMG_7958.JPG

As we embark on a new school term we hope the weather will allow for more outdoor activities.  After a brief break, children now have the opportunity to take part in after school sport clubs which are already looking to be exceptionally popular whilst those who prefer to stay indoors and be creative will continue to have indoor crafts planned on a daily basis including a number of activities inspired by The King's Coronation and Eurovision ... watch this space!!