Clubs & Activities

Guitar Lessons (Run by the Rock and Pop Foundation)

I have passed a list of children’s names and classes onto the teacher from the Rock and Pop Academy who provide guitar lessons in Upland School on a Thursday. Hopefully they will send details about their current guitar provision and charges to you. If you would like their contact details they are: Phone: 08448793305 Fax: 09443356675 Email: admin@rockandpopfoundation.com

Individual and small group Instrumental lessons

I am writing to you as your child has had the opportunity to have free small group/individual instrumental lessons provided by Bird College at Upland Primary School. The government funding for free instrumental lessons unfortunately stopped over a year ago and the school has found it necessary to ask parents to contribute to the cost of existing small group/individual instrumental lessons. We ask parents to commit to paying for 30 lessons over the year. Parents can choose to pay for all 30 lessons in one payment at the beginning of the year or in three payments of ten lessons at the beginning of each term. The lessons will cost £3 per 20 min group lesson (with up to six children), £4 per 20 min group lesson (with up to 4 children) or £6 per 15 min individual lesson. For more information please refer to the letter in the parents section of the site.

Mini-Football KS1 Pupils

Mini-Football Club Year 1 & Year 2 Pupils I am pleased to say that Mini-Football will be returning for Year 1 & 2 pupils this Spring term. Daniel Noel is a trained football coach who specialises in working with the lower years. This club is extremely successful loved by children and parents alike. The course will commence on Friday, 13th January 2017 after school until 4.15pm. The children will be collected from their classrooms (already changed) and taken to the hall where the activity takes place. The charge is £20.00 – £2.00 per session. The children will need to wear T-shirt, shorts and plimsolls. The session dates are as follows: 13/1, 20/1, 27/1, 3/2, 10/2, 24/2, 3/3, 10/3, 17/3, 24/3. (10xweeks). The reply slip together with payment should be returned to Mrs Fitzgerald by Tuesday, 10/1/17. This club is very popular and there is a limit of 30 places available. In the interest of fairness we will pool all the reply slips and hold a draw on Wednesday, 11/1/17. I must stress there is no guarantee of a place. If you do not hear from us then your child has a place and should attend the first session on Friday, 13th January 2017.

Multi Sports Club

Multi Sports Club – Spring Term 2017 The multi sports club will take place on Mondays after school for Years 3 to 6 between the hours of 3.20pm to 4.30pm. Certificates will be given at the end of the course, medals and trophies will also be given to those that excelled on the course. The sessions will offer well organised and structured coaching, led by award winning, professional, qualified, DBS approved sports coaches and will include Football, Basketball, Cricket, Tag Rugby and Hockey. The program will hopefully help many young children to be more confident within sporting activities as well as forming many strong friendships in the process. Whether your children are just looking for fun, keeping active or wanting to develop their sporting interests, the sports program has something for everyone. Dates: 16/1, 23/1, 30/1, 6/2, 20/2, 27/2, 6/3, 13/3, 20/3, 27/3. (Total of 10 Sessions) What your child must bring:  To wear suitable footwear (not football boots)  To wear suitable clothing  To have a drink  To wear shin guards ~ optional Booking/Cost: The charge is £4.00 per session – £40.00 for a 10 week course. There are no refunds for absent children or bad weather. Could you please make sure you are here ready to pick your child up at 4.30pm from the playground gate next to Church Road. The reply slip together with payment must be returned to Mrs Fitzgerald by Wednesday, 11/1/17. This club is very popular and there are a limited number of places available. In the interest of fairness we will pool all the reply slips and hold a draw on Thursday 12/1/17. If you do not hear from us then your child has a place and should attend the first session on Monday, 16/1.17. Mrs A. Shepherd PE Co-Ordinator/Class Teacher

Swimming Summer Term 2016

Dear Parents/Carers, Swimming Lessons for Year 5 Classes – 1st Half Spring Term 2017 On our return after Christmas, swimming lessons will resume on Monday, 9th January 2017. Listed below are the days/dates for each class: Neptune = Monday: 9/1/17, 16/1/17, 23/4/17, 30/1/17, 6/2/17. Earth = Thursday: 12/1/17, 19/1/17, 26/1/17, 2/2/17, 9/2/17.

Breakfast Club & After School Club

Schoolfriend Breakfast Club (all ages) Monday to Friday 7.45 – 8.45am Schoolfriend After school Club (all ages) Monday to Friday 3.30 – 5.45pm (please phone Schoolfriend's head office to book ~ 0844 272 7158)

Cookery Club

Awaiting New Dates

Athena Gymnastics Club

Athena Gymnastics Club will continue to hold gymnastics classes this term for boys and girls in Years 1, 2 & 3 on a Wednesday straight after school until 4.25pm in the school hall. The club will be run by Caroline Laing of Athena Gymnastics Club. Caroline is a qualified coach, registered with British Gymnastics. All coaches have DBS certification and hold Safeguarding Children certification. Session dates are as follows: Athena Gymnastics Club will continue to hold gymnastics classes this term for boys and girls in Years 4, 5 & 6 on a Wednesday 4.30pm-5.30pm in the school hall. The club will be run by Caroline Laing of Athena Gymnastics Club. Caroline is a qualified coach, registered with British Gymnastics. All coaches have DBS certification and hold Safeguarding Children certification. Session dates are as follows: 11th, 18th, 25th Jan / 1st, 8th Feb (then break for half term) / 22nd Feb / 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March (11 sessions). 11th, 18th, 25th Jan / 1st, 8th Feb (then break for half term) / 22nd Feb / 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March (11 sessions).

Theatre Train

Dear Parents/Guardians, Theatre Club every Tuesday has returned for another term on the 10th January. Anybody is welcome to attend. The class incorporates dance, singing and drama. It is fantastic for helping to build your child’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as improving movement, musical and social skills. The class is every Tuesday at 3.20pm-4.20pm for years Reception, 1,2 and 3 and 4.20pm-5.20pm for years 4,5 and 6, you’ll find us in the school hall. No previous experience is necessary. To join us, e-mail or call me to check availability, new pupils are very welcome next Tuesday, however there are lots more spaces in the 2nd class rather than the 1st class. The class is only £3 per lesson, there are 10 weeks in our term, so £30 is payable. You can pay this by cash, cheque, or bank transfer, whichever is easiest for you. If you have any questions about the classes or my school Bexley Theatretrain please get in touch. I thoroughly enjoy teaching dance during school time on a Tuesday (I’ve taught all year groups now) so if your child feels a little bit shy, it’s likely they already know me!  I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see lots of new, eager, faces next Tuesday! Best Wishes, Kate Text or call: 0796 2203222 Or E-mail Kate at: bexley@theatretrain.co.uk www.theatretrain.co.uk

Drumming Club

Tom Hull was one of the founding members of the Ikazuchi Taiko at Dartington College of the arts. He plays a range of percussion and has travelled to Ghana to learn traditional Ewe music. Joining Taiko Meantime in 2012 he also teaches Taiko as part of Meantime's educational program. Drumming Lessons every Friday 10am - 3.00pm In the Music Room

JMF Coaching

JMF Coaching are delighted to announce the dates of our latest after school football course at Upland Primary School for year groups 3,4,5 and 6! As the dark nights are still with us we will continue to run our after school sessions on a 45 minute basis up to and after the February Half Term. Our latest course will run on a 7-session basis (dates below) at a cost of £34.00 per child. Each session will run from 3.30pm until 4.15pm. Course Dates: Friday 20th January until Friday 10th March 2017

Mandarin

We will be continuing Mandarin Club for children from years 3-6. The aim of the club is for children to develop a greater understanding of the language, as well as to develop an understanding of the culture where this language is spoken. We are aiming for the club to begin on Thursday 26th January 2017, and it will run from 3:30 to 4:10 pm in Venus. Your child will be able to attend to the club until the Easter break. There will be no charge to take part in the club. It will be run by a language assistant from Dartford Grammar School, which is a school that has taught mandarin for a number of years. The slips have to be brought back before Friday 20th January 2017, so we can inform the students. There is a maximum of 15 places available that will be offered on a first come first served basis.