Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

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        Class Bubble Clubs

        Author: hue

        In Term 6, the children were absolutely delighted to welcome back the opportunity to attend an after school club! With current government guidance in mind, each class teacher was able to provide an extra curricular activity for their class once a week, tailored specifically to their pupils’ interests and talents. A breadth of different activities are being enjoyed, from science to board games and craft to sport and we were overwhelmed by both the uptake and the positive feedback from both parents and children. We certainly have the WOW factor and the enthusiasm for class bubble clubs has been incredible!

        In Reception’s Spectacular Seahorse’s Book Club this week, we read the book Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson and then made our own character stick puppets to act out the story and made some fabulous rock pools using our amazing cutting skills.


        In the Year 1 Bubble Board Game Club this week, we had lots of fun playing games of skill and nerve. Waiting for the marbles to drop in Kerplunk, had us on the edge of our seats! We celebrated our friends’ successes and some of us also enjoyed trying new games that we hadn’t played before. What a fabulous afternoon!

        What better way to kick off bubble clubs…than with bubbles! In 2R’s Science Club this week, the children were challenged to make their own bubble wands using pipe cleaners, elastic bands or plastic cups. We had to read a bubble recipe carefully to make the correct solution and we were amazed at the bubbles we were able to create!


        What fun we have had since starting our new Photography Fun Club in Year 4D! We began by looking at the elements of photography: shape, colour, line, pattern, texture and each week we will focus on a theme. Last week our photography mission focused on colour and we used the nature areas in school to create rainbow photography. We developed our skills this week by looking at pattern and shape with our theme of shadows. Look at our great works of art!

        The first rule of Ukulele Club is to talk about Ukulele Club! In 4G, we’ve been rocking out with our ukuleles and learning to play some Beatles songs, such as Yellow Submarine and Here Comes the Sun, as well as U2’s ‘With or Without You’ (or should that be ‘With or Without Uke?’) We’ve developed a handful of chords and practised changing in between them, gradually increasing our finger strength, speed and muscle memory.

        In 4A’s First News Club, our budding journalists have enjoyed looking at the paper and the digital versions of First News. Every week there is a news video which is based on news items that other First News fans have suggested; this is supported by a discussion sheet which helps us to have a good old debate and express our opinions using our pupil voice! We have covered some really interesting topics and we always find fascinating facts to share with our friends. We also like to use this time to review any good books we’ve been reading recently and of course, we love to challenge our brains by completing the puzzles and games in First News! Remember folks, First News is available to you at home as well. Log-in details:

        Let us know what you think! Maybe you too could suggest a news story to investigate and become an ace reporter for First News?

        Kwick Cricket is a fully inclusive format of the game, played by children up to the age of 11 and its main emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. It incorporates the skills of fielding (throwing and catching), batting and bowling, where the overarm technique is focused on. The pupils from 5JS have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions so far and already have learnt new skills and consolidated the ones they already had, as well as having lots of fun.

        6H have been having so much fun in their new club ‘Film Makers’. During the first sessions, they have developed story boards and have explored different film making apps such as iMovie. Throughout the term, They will choose their favoured app and begin to use skills such as sound effects, images and sounds to create their film. At the end of the term, we will have a showcase to watch and celebrate of all of the films they have created.

        In 6W we are taking part in a coding club. We are using the app Scratch and the website to code and create games and quizzes using variables, selection and repetition.

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