After School Clubs

At Percy Shurmer Academy we offer our children an exciting range of after-school clubs. Our aim is to help the children to develop their articulacy and speaking and listening skills through fun and engaging activities. These are the following activities we currently offer:

MONDAY

SPORTS

Girls football:

At Girls Football, we teach life skills including communication, having a sense of belonging, interacting with peers as well as an appreciation of exercise, coordination, health and fitness. We are training the next Steph Houghton’s of our world! There will also be opportunities for children to participate in a range of tournaments.

Table Tennis:

In table tennis, players bat with a small paddle, using it to toss the ball to the challenger on the other side of the table. Table tennis is one of the few competitive sports that offer players an opportunity to indulge in fast movements. Table tennis improves coordination, balance and reflexes. It is also known to stimulate various different parts of the brain too. Come along and have lots of fun!

TUESDAY

Cookery Club:

At Cookery Club we make a variety of food from all around the world, from tasty sandwiches to delicious mouth-watering desserts. The children will learn essential cookery skills, create recipes and learn how to follow instructions to develop themselves into the next Gordon Ramsay. The children will begin to develop an understanding of healthy eating and hygiene.

BSL Club:

In BSL Club, children are learning some basic British Sign Language. They will also have sessions which enable them to be 'Deaf Aware' so they can communicate with their Deaf friends.

Games Club:

At Games Club, we explore and play a variety of different games. The club will combine education with creativity and aims to build social skills, develop vocabulary, focus attention and develop listening skills.

Drama Club:

During drama club, we will explore and act out a variety of Shakespeare’s scripts. The club aims to combine education with creativity and aims to build social skills, develop confidence, widen vocabulary, focus attention and developing speaking and listening skills, all while having fun.

Art Club with our Resident Artist:

Working with our artist in residence, children will create new artwork that will result in an exhibition in our school’s art gallery. Art Club we explore a variety of artists and themes. The club will combine education with creativity and aims to build confidence and self-esteem, develop social skills and focus attention and develop listening skills. The children will learn key art skills and how to follow instructions in order to develop themselves into the next up and coming artist. We will learn about both contemporary and traditional artists and use a range of media to develop new knowledge and skills, whilst making artwork in response to the selected artist/s for exhibiting at Percy Gallery. Additionally, we will also explore methods for displaying artwork, becoming Percy's Young Curators, taking responsibility for all art exhibitions at Percy Gallery and around the school building.


SPORTS

Jui Jitsu led by Deaf World:

This after school club works on improving fitness, coordination skills and general sporting ability but also teaching crucial life skills including a love of learning, self-respect, respect of others, confidence and resilience.

Gymnastics:

This club aims to give students a formal and structured approach to Gymnastics. Through the term, they will be learning a variety of routines, skills, individual techniques and working within a team for the floor exercises.

Boys football:

At Boys Football, we teach life skills including communication, having a sense of belonging, interacting with peers as well as an appreciation of exercise, coordination, health and fitness. We are training the next Mohamed Salah’s of our world! There will also be opportunities for children to participate in a range of tournaments.

Fitness:

This is the perfect way for your children to have fun, stay fit and make new friends. During this club, we aim to develop social interaction skills, build confidence and improve fitness through a range of activities.

Brick Club:

A range of Lego-based activities in a relaxed atmosphere for children to develop their communication and teamwork skills by working together to build Lego models and take part in exciting challenges. There are opportunities for children to enjoy free play to develop social interaction skills.

Reading for Pleasure:

This gives the children the chance to explore different texts at their own leisure. This club involves a range of activities from challenges to independent reading and group storytelling.

Cosy Reading Club:

We encourage our children to read different types of books to develop their reading skills, expand their knowledge and become inspired in the comfort of our cosy school library.


WEDNESDAY

Reading Gladiators Year 2-5:

This club offers children opportunities that support them to read more widely from a broad range of books that are selected to provide appropriate challenge. Reading for sustained periods of time and having access to higher-level comprehension skills will also support achievement across the curriculum. Children will be given eight books to read throughout the year from a range of genres. There will be group mini-challenges for the children to participate in and the opportunity to win prizes for the school, including visits from featured authors.


SPORTS

Dodgeball:

In this club, children will learn various skills, learning how to develop tactics and playing by the rules, but most importantly how to work together as a team.

Yoga:

During this club, the children will play yoga games to learn poses, breathing exercises, and music. It’s a time to help teach the benefits of yoga and mindfulness, and also to enjoy having fun and learn together.

THURSDAY

Reading Gladiators Year 6:

This club offers children opportunities that support them to read more widely from a broad range of books that are selected to provide appropriate challenge. Reading for sustained periods of time and having access to higher-level comprehension skills will also support achievement across the curriculum. Children will be given eight books to read throughout the year from a range of genres. There will be group mini-challenges for the children to participate in and the opportunity to win prizes for the school, including visits from featured authors.

Awesomely Messy Arts and Crafts:

Hands-on art, craft and messy play helps to foster curiosity, imagination and exploration. It encourages communication and language development. This club practices good communication and promotes physical development and most of all it’s messy and fun!

Debate Mate:

Working with students from Birmingham University, students who come to debate mate learn and practice the skills of public speaking and debating. We attend a number of debate competitions throughout the year where children compete against other schools in the area and countrywide competitions. We learn how to structure debates and also how to challenge the ideas of others.


SPORTS

Gymnastics:

This club aims to give students a formal and structured approach to Gymnastics. Through the term, they will be learning a variety of routines, skills, individual techniques and working within a team for the floor exercises.

Basketball Club:

The Basketball Club gives the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skill and understanding of the sport. The club encourages development in social, technical and physical aspects of basketball for all who attend.

Games:

During this club, children will have the opportunity to learn Boccia and Kurling and other fun team games!

Media:

This club is focused on creating clips, shows and songs for our TV Studio. The TV studio is run by our pupils, for our pupils. This club builds confidence, develops speaking & listening skills and team-building skills.


FRIDAY

Reading for Pleasure:

This gives the children the chance to explore different texts at their own leisure. This club involves a range of activities from challenges to independent reading and group storytelling.