Activities & Clubs - Mill Hill Schools

Activities & Clubs

In addition to the academic curriculum, we run over 50 clubs each term, and always make sure we offer a breadth and variety of activities that guarantee that every child can find their niche.

Our activities are designed to nurture your child’s intellectual ability, spark their creativity, inspire them, develop leadership and team skills, and – of course – to be fun

Summer Term Timetables 2018

CLUB DESCRIPTION
Ancient Greek During Tuesday lunchtimes (1.30pm-2.00pm) a certain number of Year 8 pupils will be invited to come to Room 8 to learn the language of Ancient Greek.

Mr. Clement

Art Scholars Tuesday night from 4-5pm for Year 7 pupils by invitation. Selection is based on artistic aptitude and commitment is all important.  During this time, children are given opportunities to explore personal ideas and work on independent projects.

Mr. McNulty

Athletics Athletics club is the opportunity for pupils to work on both track and field events, and focus on their personal bests.’

Lower School, Monday lunchtime, 12:30pm – 1:05pm

Upper School, Friday lunchtime, 1:30pm – 2:05pm

Baking Baking is one of the best ways for adults and children alike to relax after a busy day – there is also nothing better than a freshly baked treat straight out of the oven! If you would like to learn how to bake a range of goodies, from vanilla cupcakes to triple chocolate brownies, then Baking Club is for you! Places are limited to 10.

Monday – 4:00pm-5:00pm – Y6, 7&8

Tuesday 3:45pm-5:00pm – Year 3, 4&5

Thursday – 4:00pm-5:00pm – Y6, 7&8

Beginners’ Spanish Club An opportunity for you to learn some introductory Spanish in a fun and interactive way. You will not only learn key words and phrases, you will learn about other cultures and about one of the most widely spoken languages in the world!

This club will take place every Tuesday from 1.20pm to 2.05pm in Room 7 with Miss Turner. An Upper School activity.

Book Club Y6-8 Wednesday 1.30-2.05pm. Each week, students will be encouraged to read a chapter of a chosen book and write some discussion questions. This club is designed to help develop critical thinking in response to a range of literature. It is open to all abilities, but will ideally be designed as an extension for the more able.

Miss Bufton and Mrs Hunt

BOP Dance BOP is a Dance club that focuses on motivation, discipline and performance.  Georgia and Lauren are really excited to bring their cheerleading, hip hop and street jazz skills to Belmont and work towards some amazing shows!

There are three sessions, the early session from 3:45pm to 4:30pm is for Year 3&4; 4:30 to 5:15 for Year 5, Year 6 upwards start at 5:15 to 6:00pm on Wednesdays in the Chapel.

Pupils in the 2nd & 3rd session will complete their homework with a Belmont teacher in Rm13.

Georgia Greenham

Ceramics Ceramics for Year 3, 4, 5, & 6, Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm, with Caroline Couzens (External Art Specialist)

Pupils are taught how to use clay through a number of different techniques.

Chess This is a club open to anyone from beginner to advanced; come along and learn how to play.  There are also a number of competitions against other schools.

Lower School: Tuesday and Friday lunchtime 12:30pm-1:15pm

Upper School: Wednesday and Friday lunchtime 1:20pm-2:05pm

All age groups Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm

Creative Get creative with your friends and make pictures, cards, pencil holders and a whole lot more!

This is a lunchtime activity for Years 3 and 4 (maximum 20 children) that will take place every Thursday in Rm25.

Mrs. Slade

 Cricket Cricket club provides the opportunity for boys and girls to continue developing their knowledge in batting, bowling and fielding in preparation for school matches. All pupils are welcome to attend sessions planned throughout lunchtimes and after school.
Cross Country & Fitness Training This club is open to all pupils who would like to improve their overall fitness levels by a variety of different activities.

We will start in the gym from 7:30-8:00 on Wednesdays, changing rooms will be open to get changed.

Debating Club Tuesdays Year 6-8 1:35-2:05pm in R39

Equipping our young people with strong voices for the future is vital. Each week, students will learn how to structure an argument, how to respond to difficult questions and about the world around them.

Mr McBurnie

D&T Y3,4 & 5- Wednesday 12.30-1.10pm

If you are enjoying your DT lessons and would like to further develop your skills and make more projects then DT Club is for you! Maybe create a gift for a family member or something for yourself. Come along and learn how to use more of our tools and equipment and push your creative boundaries.

Places are strictly limited to 10

DT Scholarship classes for Y8 pupils will continue on Friday lunchtime from 1:15pm-2:00pm

Mr Warden

Drone Club Drone club will provide an opportunity for children to learn about drone technology, the drone code, the dangers of drones and; how to fly/control this piece of specialist equipment.

Drone club will take place on Thursday lunchtimes from 1:15pm – 2:00pm and all children attending the club will be provided with a packed lunch.

In the first instance the club will only be open to Upper School only with only 6 spaces available.

If this club is successful we would like to expand the number of spaces in the future.

If we have more than 6 pupils keen to be involved then we will draw the names out of a hat in the assembly before the club starts.  Mr Palmer will be overseeing the club with Sammy Matthews and Jacob Deyong.

English Scholarship Year 8 students who have demonstrated flair, talent and outstanding effort in English may be asked to study for a Scholarship at Mill Hill School. The scholarship process is designed to challenge the best students in the close analysis and critical interpretation of a variety of literary texts, drawn from any genre and period. The students will also develop their ability to write in a well-structured, mature and imaginative manner in response to prompt questions and evaluate their own opinions in response to a variety of viewpoints. Potential scholars will be identified following the Y8 November tests and will have their interview and short writing piece in January. Those sitting for Scholarship are supported through study sessions run by the Head of English at Belmont. Mill Hill Head of English will also spend some time meeting with students and running a workshop prior to the interview.

Miss Bufton

Fencing Fencing is an amazing sport for everyone. You don’t have to be sporty or athletic to get started. It is an excellent all-around workout that enhances one’s reflexes and co-ordination skills. Fencing also encourages discipline and control and helps builds focus and concentration.  The diversity of physical, psychological and mental skills learned from fencing means that it holds a child’s interest much better than a more mainstream sport. Our highly trained team of coaches have extensive experiences in youth athletic development as well as the exciting world of international fencing and look forward to inspiring a new generation of athletes!
Fives Eton Fives is a very rare and unique sport played in a three walled court with a step and buttress in the court with ledges around the outside. Belmont plays many fixtures at all age groups against many local schools and competes at the National Schools Championship in March. It aids other sports like Hockey and Cricket significantly. Trainers are a minimum requirement. If you are unable to make the training session indicated in the table please talk to me. Mr Rennie

Y7&8 Club – Monday nights

Girls – Wednesday nights

Y5&6 – Tuesday nights

Y3&4 – Thursday nights

French Surgery An opportunity for Year 8 pupils to drop-in for some extra help and support in French!

1.05pm-1.30pm every Wednesday in Room 7.

German Y3-5 every Thursday from 12.45-1.15 in Room 19 with Mrs Bridge.

An opportunity to try your hand at another major European language and develop a greater sense of intercultural understanding. You will learn the basics while also enjoying songs, games and arts and crafts. Wunderbar!

Girls US Football Upper School Girls Football Club, Thursday 1:20-2:05pm, with Miss List. A great opportunity for Upper school girls to improve their individual football skills, learnt through drills and small sided games.
Gymnastics Come along and learn how to travel, balance and rotate safely individually and in groups; on the floor and using apparatus.  Year 3&4; 3:45pm-4:30pm, Y5&6; 4:30pm-5:15pm, Y7&8; 5:15pm-6:00pm
History An activity for pupils in Years 6-8 who enjoy learning about History. Club will be held every Friday in Room 33 from 1.20-2.00pm

Included in activities are possible trips to various sites in Britain, also chances to be involved in occasional overseas trips. There will also be an opportunity for those entering the Townsend-Warner History Prize (Yr7-8) to develop their skills during this activity. Other activities include watching videos, quizzes, games, etc. No cost except for trips.

Horse Riding Horse Riding for (Year 4 upwards) at the London Equestrian Centre.

Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm with Mrs Hunt and Miss Cregg.

Parents to collect from the London Equestrian Centre at 5:30pm, children who are booked on the late bus will be brought back to school at 5:45pm. Parents should contact the stables, 24 hours notice is needed if lessons are going to be missed.

Italian Do you know what a pipistrello is? Would you like to know how to prepare a proper pizza from scratch? Than join our new Italian Club and you’ll learn to speak the language in an engaging and entertaining way. Each session will be focused on a different topic, from animals to magic creatures, from food to ancient legends. You prefer dinosaurs? We’ll talk about them as well, and you’ll learn how to do talk about them in Italian! You’ll see that exploring a new language is so much more than that: it’s exploring a new world!
Keyboard Skills Challenge Do you like playing fun, challenging adventure games? Do you want to learn to type quickly? Yes? Then this club is definitely for you!!

Typer Island is a wonderful mysterious place full of bridges, rewards and challenges. The better your typing becomes the more treasures you will find. Your goal is to reach the Castle and become the ruler of Typer Island. The adventure consists of several fun typing activities, including lessons, games and challenges. Just follow the path to the castle and you will be touch-typing in no time.

This club will take place on Friday 12:30pm-1:15pm for any keen typists in Year 3,4 & Year 5 pupils.

Lego Come along and be creative with ‘Lego’ – the world’s most popular toy. Build your own models to put on display in Room 20 for a week. Then next week, pull them apart and start again, with an even better creation! Members are also asked to bring along their spare unwanted lego to help the rest of the club with their creative inventions.   Club numbers are limited to 16 pupils.

Y3-5 Tuesday 12.30pm-1.15pm

LEMON JELLY- DRAMA, DANCE & SINGING Lemon Jelly (Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6)

Thursday 4:00- 5:00pm with Miss Reynolds (External Drama teacher)

The Lemon Jelly Drama Club offers a fun way to gain confidence, make new friends and have fun! Our classes also help improve participants creative, public speaking and literacy skills.

Maths Challenge Club (by invitation) This is a voluntary club run at lunchtimes on Monday, the purpose of which is to promote collaboration and mathematical problem-solving. The club is for selected Y6s and 7s who will use team working and higher order thinking, attempting challenging problems in an enjoyable way.
Maths Clinic If you have a problem in Maths (small or big, easy or hard) please do not suffer in silence!

Maths clinic is now running daily for Upper School pupils:

1:05pm-1:30pm in Room 31

Maths clinic is intended for sorting out any difficulties pupils may experience during the course of the year. Staff will deal with reinforcing skills and helping with misconceptions. There is no set list of topics for individual sessions.

Pupils need to bring their own ‘questions’ to the surgery, the emphasis being on the individual to attend rather than the teacher recommending attendance. The Maths Department.

OTI All those interested in running the Oti course in a competitive manner should report to the start of the course every Tuesday at 1:15pm.

Mr Ince will be waiting for the first arrivals.  Boys and girls should change in the top changing rooms.  Pupils will then aim to improve their times and become familiar with the run.

Phonics & Pronounciation This club will be open to Years 3,4 & 5 on Wednesday from 12.45pm- 1.15pm. The club will be an introduction to the phonetic chart, sounds of English and articulation.
Photography Through out 8 weeks we hope to infuse the love of photography in student.

The course will begin by learning about the History of Photography. Precedents, early Photography, ground breakers and where we are now. A practical course will instruct the students on how to shoot a camera on manual, learning about exposure and how to paint with light.

We will tackle the different lenses available , what they are fore and when to use them. The pupil will learn and internalise the building blocks of composition and put them to use through practical exercises and homework.

We will learn about how to approach a photographic assignment and put together a coherent narrative using images to create a story arch. Processing pictures and post production will teach the student how to edit their material after a shoot. Learning to navigate and create a work flow with photo mechanic, Lightroom and Photoshop. The student will create Photographic material that will be previewed in an exhibit at the end of the term.

Limited capacity to 12 students

Y7s Thursday 4.00-5.00pm

Reporting The children can learn how to write a news story, write captions and headlines. They will also learn how to take effective photographs and learn how to use Publisher which will help them create their own newspaper.

Y4&5, Thursday’s 12:45-1.15pm

Robotics JuniorSTEM provides students with high quality, practical cross curricular STEM sessions using the fantastic Lego WeDo 2.0 Robotics kits and programming coding APP (to be used in conjunction with iPads). The activities are highly engaging and encourage problem solving, peer work and resilience. Best of all, our students can strive to use extension packs, be a part of House Challenges (hopefully!) and even be part of National Competitions!

Y8 Friday 1:30-2:05pm

Sewing & Craft Children in Years 4 and 5 come and learn different stitches and create fun projects. You could even make your Christmas gifts!

Wednesday 3:45pm-4:30pm in the Art Room.

Sing Out Y6,7&8 Wednesday, 7.55am-8.25am

If you enjoy singing all different styles of music from Pop to Rock to Music Theatre and like to perform in concerts then come along to Sing Out Group!

You will learn how to sing with confidence and in harmony and will hopefully have lots of fun! You will be invited on trips and also go away on tour. Come along and give it a go!

Mrs Perrin, Miss Greaves & Mr Warren

 

Spanish Hola niños! Come along and learn some Spanish in a fun and interactive way. Learn key words and common phrases that will come in useful if you ever go on holiday to Spain. ¡Hasta pronto!

Y6-8 Tuesday, 1.20-2.05. Meet in the lobby (Jubilee Building)

Ms Sutherns

STEM STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

STEM club can provide students with an opportunity to gain teamwork and leadership skills and increase confidence in the STEM subjects.

STEM GEEKS will be held for Y7 & 8 students from 1.25-2pm every Thursday lunchtime in Room 36. Here students get to work on a great range of activities and practical work in all aspects of STEM.

Jan 11th STEM ambassador (talking to pupils and doing a practical)

Jan 18th & 25th current STEM group to finish off the last two practicals.

From Feb 1st- STEM GEEKS restarts again for Y7 & 8 (14 places)

(Please come and see Mrs Caldwell for lunchtime passes or more information)

Stocks & Shares Tuesday 1:30pm – 2:00pm, Room 32.

Everything you need to know about investing your money. The dos and the don’ts. We will look at stock markets, how current affairs effect the markets, and we will look at the individual performance of businesses. You will find out what makes amazing companies, such as Apple, tick. We will be making our own investments (not with real money), and we will track their progress over the term. The winners will receive a prize. So if you’re in year 7 or 8 and you’d like to know more about the business world and investing, then join the club.

Swimming Year 4-8 Tuesday, Year 2 & 3 Thursday

Open all pupils who can swim lengths; swimming squad training takes place every Tuesday & Thursday morning before school.

Please be at Mill Hill pool for a 7:00am start.  For 30/45 minutes we concentrate on lengths’ work, sprints, race starts and endurance development.

Table Tennis Gergely Urban runs our table tennis clubs.  Whilst playing he has been nationally and internationally ranked as a singles player and coaches some of the best junior boys and girls nationwide.  He will be coaching at Belmont to hone the skills of all abilities across all ages.

Every Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm for Squad training (which is selective) for Y4-8

Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm for Y6,7&8 – Open to all abilities.

Every Wednesday lunch for lower school girls; 12:30-1:15pm

Every Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm for Y3,4 &5 – Open to all abailities

Tang Soo Do This is a Korean martial art of self-defence.  Tang Soo Do is taught in a non-contact environment. Training includes the teaching of self defence techniques, hand and foot techniques, controlled sparring and free fighting, stances, pattern forms, and breathing exercises.   Beginner classes are suitable for all year groups. The classes follow a structured teaching and grading program leading to Black Belt qualification.

Participants can train in ordinary loose clothing for the first few lessons but will require a training uniform and club membership.

Year 3-8. Classes every Wednesday (term time) 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

Tennis All abilities welcome. Come and make use of our six wonderful courts to improve all of your shots in some glorious Summer sunshine. Sessions will give you plenty of opportunities to rally with players of similar ability to yourself and there will also be some fun team games throughout the sessions.

Please bring your own racket if you own one or there will be school rackets to borrow.

Traithlon Come along and learn how to train for a triathlon, which consists of different distances in swimming, cycling and running.

Tuesday nights 4:00pm-5:00pm

Y4 Science Club A fun hands-on practical experience for all the budding scientists. A chance to make bubbles, create slime balls, grow crystals, and do experiments that normal lessons do not quite have time for…

12 places available

Tuesday 12.40-1.15pm, Room 22 (Old Science Lab)

Mrs Fisher

Young Writers Club As they say: ‘you can borrow a book, but you get to keep the ideas’. This club is all about celebrating writing: writers from the canon, modern writers, your favourite writers (…and Mr McBurnie’s favourite writers). Each week, students will read a text of choice and engage with the writer’s construction: themes, ideas, language and structure. With these skills, they will then create their own literary greats. Mr McBurnie

Monday 1.35-2.05pm Year 6-8 in R39