We offer free breakfast club from 8am every morning. Breakfast will be served until 8.30 am. Children arriving after this time will be offered fruit juice or milk or a portion of fresh fruit. This is free of charge and run by our qualified staff. Parents do not need to register or go on a waiting list and just need to bring their children to the school office where they will be signed in. Children are able to choose what to eat from a selection including fruit juice, milk cereal, crumpets, pancakes, toast and fresh/dried fruit. A range of activities are available including: table top activities, arts and crafts, games, lego, snooker, music and dance. Children are taken to class after breakfast club at 8.55 am every morning.
After School Clubs
We are pleased to announce that after school clubs are now running again, following a break due to COVID restrictions. These take place after school until 4:15pm. There are different ones to choose from each term, with many continuing throughout the whole school year. Clubs can include dance, cookery, football, dodgeball, iPad, gardening and more! They are open to children in KS1 and KS2 but you must consult the letter that you receive at the start of each term to see which clubs are available for your child at that time. Some clubs are very popular so not all children who ask will be given a place. When this happens, those children are put on a waiting list and given priority to join that club for the next term/half term (club dependent). Clubs are free, run by staff and coaches and are a great way for the children to enhance their learning though extra curricular activities.
Cookery club is one of our most popular clubs!
Extra Curricular Activities and School Visits
There is a range of extra curricular activities on offer at different times of the year. These have included football, cooking, skipping, dance, musical instruments, judo, arts and craft and ICT. Extra curricular provision is under constant review and we try to organise events that capture the interest of the children. Children and parents are notified in advance about times and dates of activities.
School visits that support and extend the curriculum are a feature of our educational provision. In accordance with Gateshead LA policy and the Education Act (1988), we request voluntary contributions towards the costs of educational visits. The contribution helps towards entry, transport and insurance costs.
In addition to day visits that take place in every year group throughout the year, we also organise residential visits for our year 4, 5 and 6 children. Through these visits, children’s personal and social skills are developed and visits have an outward bound or cultural dimension to them. A savings club is run to help spread the costs of such visits.
Risk assessments are carried out for all visits and approved by relevant authorities in line with Gateshead Council policy.
The New Mulberry Bush Nursery Provision
We have an excellent relationship with The New Mulberry Bush Nursery who are able to offer our families additional childcare. New Mulberry Bush Nursery Childcare are based on Wrekenton High Street and already work with several local schools. Their staff collect children who require childcare from our school at 3.15pm and can also offer to collection from after-school clubs that finish at 4.15pm (for a small additional fee) and taken into the Mulberry Bush until 6pm for an additional £5. Parents can then collect children from the New Mulberry Bush Childcare before 6pm.
Further information about this service can be obtained from staff in our school office on 0191 4334079