Our Clubs - Mill Hill Schools

Our Clubs

We offer a fantastic range of clubs: our pupils are lively and curious so we love to feed their enthusiasm.

We design our activities to spark your child’s creativity. We inspire them to try something new and learn about leadership and teamwork. The talents and interests we cultivate now will nourish them in the future.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Clubs- Summer Term 2020

Clubs Description

Monday

Multi-Sports – Sports Academy UK: (External instructor club) 3.15pm – 4.00pm, £7.50 per session An exciting and action-packed programme of activities including basic skills for sports and team building. Each session includes a personal development module which involves lots of fun and games that help improve skills such as throwing and catching, balance and coordination as well as fitness. N.B: If you took part in this club during Spring Term you will still need to apply to re-join.
Ukelele Club (Year 2 only) Mr Mackenzie 3:15pm-4:00pm Ukulele is the perfect instrument for beginning your child’s musical journey! Nice and small, with just 4 strings, your child will start playing their favourite songs straight away. Alistair’s Ukulele club will be lots of fun, whilst providing an excellent musical foundation for your child! Pupils that took part in this club in Spring Term will continue to do so but there may be some new places available.

Tuesday

Ball Skills/Games Club – Mrs Suarez-Rivas: 3.15pm – 4.00pm Ball Skills club will provide a great opportunity to help build on basic game-playing skills, and in particular, throwing, catching, bouncing and aiming. The focus of the club is to encourage pupils to participate and develop skills in a wide range of sports, drills and fun games leading to hockey, basketball, tennis, football, handball, and others. We hope that the children will enjoy an active start to the day to get their brains buzzing for learning! N.B: If you took part in this club during Spring Term you will still need to apply to re-join.
Football Club – Sports Academy UK: (External instructor club): 3.15pm – 4.00pm, £7.50 per session An exciting after school Football club that will enhance the children’s knowledge, awareness and skills associated with the game. We are non-selective, no previous experience necessary and it is suitable for both girls and boys. Training will take place in the school AstroTurf and suitable training shoes will be required. N.B: If you took part in this club during Spring Term you will still need to apply to re-join.
Lemon Jelly Drama Club: 3.15pm – 4.10pm, £75 per term Lemon Jelly classes are encouraging, engaging and fun! Pupils take part in end of term presentations and can also participate in our annual theatre show.

The classes also run at Belmont school so it is great transitioning extra circular activity which helps with self-confidence and friendships. These classes will take place at The Mount Mill Hill International, Milespit Hill. Grimsdell staff will walk the children over to the Mount Mill Hill International and parents must then collect their children from there.

N.B: If you took part in this club during Spring Term you will still need to apply to re-join.

Jewellery Club – Mrs Barnett: 3.15pm – 4.00pm Jewellery Club will allow children to explore a variety of techniques to make necklaces, bracelets, jewellery boxes/holders and more. We will be using a vast range of craft materials and art supplies to create beautiful pieces your children will love!
Violin Club (Year 2 only) – Mrs Emanuel: 3.15pm – 4.00pm £15 per session / Violin hire £35 per term. Deposit of £65 Violin technique will be taught along with a few pieces which will be performed as an ensemble to the school in an assembly later in the term.

If the children are transferring to Belmont in Year 3, they will be able to continue these lessons with Christina at Belmont.

The children will have an opportunity to hire a violin from school to take home and practice with. Hire charge is £35, in addition to this there will be a deposit of £65 which will be returned in full if the violin is returned in the same condition that it was hired. Any damages or loss of violin or bow will be taken out of the deposit.

Mindful Colouring Club – Mrs Broom: 3.15pm – 4.00pm Mindful colouring and crafts is a range of relaxing and inspiring activities that will benefit all children. The activities will help you to learn about boundaries, structure and spatial awareness. Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered. Focusing on the present helps achieve mindfulness and this will support self-confidence and self-esteem.
Creativity Club – Miss Deamer: 3.15pm – 4.00pm Come and develop your creativity skills like Ursula the Unicorn. We will explore our creativity through different media, not only painting or drawing but role play, story writing and dancing. Working together the children can lead what activities they would like to do to develop their independence and interests.
Woodwork Lunchtime Club (Y1 & Y2 only) – Mrs Jenner: 12.00noon – 12.30pm Woodwork club aims to give KS1 children the opportunity to explore and develop skills in woodwork.  They will be taught to saw, drill and join. At first the children will be given the opportunity to ‘tinker’ – finding out for themselves what works and what does not and then we will look to doing a project together feeding on from the children’s own ideas.
Funky Fingers (Fine Motor) Club – Miss Baines: 3.15pm – 4.00pm Funky Fingers Club is a fun and exciting way for children to develop their fine motor muscles to support everyday skills. During the club the children will participate in an upbeat Dough Disco session to music and a rotation of fine motor activities such as; threading, tweezers, Lego and clay.

Working on the small movements of the hands and fingers are essential for performing everyday skills like self-care (e.g doing up buttons and using cutlery) and academic skills (e.g. pencil skills of writing, drawing, colouring and cutting).

Year 1 LAMDA Club  (Group A) – Mrs Harvey and Mrs Satariano: 3.15pm – 4.00pm. Founded in 1861, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK and its performance examinations are globally recognised. At Grimsdell, children are given the opportunity to undertake a LAMDA examination in speech and drama. The process of preparing for and succeeding in a LAMDA examination helps Learners, whatever their ages or aspirations, to develop a broad range of skills that will serve them throughout life, such as improving confidence in speaking and listening, memorising and recalling information, engage in a constructive informal conversation and to improve powers of self-expression.

This course is the Solo Introductory Course Stage 1. This club is full.

Year 2 LAMDA Club (Group B) – Mrs Harvey and Miss Nisha: 3.15pm – 4.00pm. Founded in 1861, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK and its performance examinations are globally recognised. At Grimsdell, children are given the opportunity to undertake a LAMDA examination in speech and drama. The process of preparing for and succeeding in a LAMDA examination helps Learners, whatever their ages or aspirations, to develop a broad range of skills that will serve them throughout life, such as improving confidence in speaking and listening, memorising and recalling information, engage in a constructive informal conversation and to improve powers of self-expression.

This course is the Solo Introductory Course Stage This club is full.

Wednesday

Karate – (External instructor club): 3.15pm – 4.00pm – £6 per session. The Karate classes are for boys and girls from Reception to Year 2. The classes are designed to follow the Wado Ryu UK Syllabus which is governed by the EKF (English Karate Federation). Please note: There is an additional annual charge of £40 to be paid to the EKF. Once a member your child can then be graded. Proper Karate clothing will also be required. Pupils that took part in this club in Spring Term will continue to do so but there may be some new places available.
Tap & Modern Dance Club (External instructor club): Ms Lauren Block: 3.20 – 4.10pm – £9 per session Following the ISTD syllabus the children will cover the basics of Tap in the Pre-Primary grade. This helps the children develop musicality, strength, balance and most importantly confidence! In Modern, they will also follow the ISTD syllabus and they will learn about posture, technique and develop their core strength. The exercises help encourage musicality as well as performance skills. Both genres are a really fun way to be introduced to 2 of the 3 core techniques in dance and with the class being split will allow children to have the chance to do both styles in the one class! These classes are run by BOP and will take place at The Mount Mill Hill International, Milespit Hill. Grimsdell staff will walk the children over to the Mount Mill Hill International and parents must then collect their children from there. Pupils that took part in this club in Spring Term will continue to do so but there may be some new places available.
Hama Bead Club – Mrs Dean: 3.15pm – 4.00pm Hama beads are the perfect way to create brilliant designs and decorations. Join us in Hama Bead club as we explore patterns and colours using the beads to make lots of lovely projects.
Chess Coaching Club – (External instructor club): 3.15pm – 4.00pm – £85 per term This is an opportunity for pupils to learn to play Chess. Pupils that took part in this club in Spring Term will continue to do so but there may be some new places available.

Thursday

Street Dance Club – (External instructor club, Ms Sophia Theodosiou): 3.15pm – 4.00pm – £7 per session Street dance club will be a fun and energetic club where the children will enjoy different dance games and develop a sense of rhythm. N.B: If you took part in this club during Spring Term you will still need to apply to re-join.
Mrs Moir’s Magical Mindfulness Club (Y2 only) – Mrs Moir: 12.00noon – 12.30pm Mindfulness is all about being aware of your breathing. We will be paying attention to ourselves, specifically our thoughts and feelings. We will be breathing, meditating and learning how to be mindful. We will eat mindfully, we will walk mindfully, we will breathe mindfully and we will be mindful of the world around us.

Marvellous things can happen by just being mindful. Come along and see for yourself…

Pupils that took part in this club in Spring Term will continue to do so but there may be some new places available.

Toffee Bear Choir Club (Year 1 and Year 2 only) – Mrs Wakefield: 7.50am – 8.30am Pupils that took part in choir last term will continue to do so.
Year 1 LAMDA Club (Group C) – Mrs Harvey and Mrs Satariano: 3.15pm – 4.00pm. Founded in 1861, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK and its performance examinations are globally recognised. At Grimsdell, children are given the opportunity to undertake a LAMDA examination in speech and drama. The process of preparing for and succeeding in a LAMDA examination helps Learners, whatever their ages or aspirations, to develop a broad range of skills that will serve them throughout life, such as improving confidence in speaking and listening, memorising and recalling information, engage in a constructive informal conversation and to improve powers of self-expression.

This course is the Solo Introductory Course Stage 1. This club is full.

Year 2 LAMDA Club (Group D) – Mrs Harvey and Miss Nisha: 3.15pm – 4.00pm. Founded in 1861, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK and its performance examinations are globally recognised. At Grimsdell, children are given the opportunity to undertake a LAMDA examination in speech and drama. The process of preparing for and succeeding in a LAMDA examination helps Learners, whatever their ages or aspirations, to develop a broad range of skills that will serve them throughout life, such as improving confidence in speaking and listening, memorising and recalling information, engage in a constructive informal conversation and to improve powers of self-expression.

This course is the Solo Introductory Course Stage 2.

This club is full.

Book Making Club (Year 2 only) – Mrs Baddick: 3.15pm – 4.00pm Book making club will allow your imagination to run wild. There will be a variety of resources and plenty of imagination. This club will promote independent learning and creativity whilst allowing children to make their own decisions about the presentation of their work and the content of their book.

Friday

Ballet – (External instructor, Ms Haroulla Phillipou): 3.15pm – 4.00pm – £6 per session Ballet gives you strength, flexibility and poise. It helps you develop good posture, which is not only good for your appearance but also good for your spine and internal organs. It is a great form of exercise that teaches strong dance technique and a great sense of musicality. Pupils that took part in this club in Spring Term will continue to do so but there may be some new places available.