Together with our award winning After School Club and Breakfast Club, children at Uley School also enjoy a wide range of additional activities and clubs catering for different interest areas and abilities.
In accordance, with our Healthy Schools Status, many children are involved in Netball, Boys Football
and Girls Football which are run during lunchtimes. We also offer a Games Club which enables the younger and older children to mix together in a caring and relaxed environment, developing their social skills and respect for one another through sharing and taking turns.
Please click on the links below to find out more about some of the clubs and activities available.
Our highly successful extended School facility, which the children refer to as their 'Fun Club', is open to all parents regardless of whether they are working or not. The club is open every day during term time with the morning sessions running between 8am and 9am and the afternoon sessions from 3:15pm until 6pm.
The children have access to a range of toys and games, including our latest additions; equipment for practising circus skills and a Wii Fit! With den-building, sledging on the snowy School field and a comfy area for reading and relaxing, Fun Club aims to provide children with a real home from home experience, enabling children to play and share together after their busy day at School. There are also supervised arts and crafts activities on hand, including cookery for children to enjoy in a safe and caring environment with their friends.
A healthy breakfast and tea-time snack fulfils the after school hunger pangs. These are sometimes themed on current events; such as Chinese New Year and enable children to explore a variety of cooking skills and tastes from around the World.
Our Fun Club achieved the nationally recognised Flying High Quality Assurance Award in 2008 and were graded 'Excellent'. The Club has also been inspected by Ofsted who graded us as 'Good' at every level and complimented the 'high standard of care and enthusiasm of the staff.'
The cost of each session is outlined below (from Sept 2012):
• Breakfast Club £3.00
• After School Club (up to 5pm) £5.85
• After School Club (up to 6pm) £8.00
Each end of term, Uley School holds a service in St. Giles Church so parents and pupils can join together.
These special services are often planned, created and led by each class demonsting a broad range of talents and skills and encompassing dance, poetry, song, music and prayer.
Children at Uley school are very enthusiastic about music. Many children (over 25% of pupils) learn instruments taught by peripatetic teachers. Instruments range from guitar, violin and cello to flute, saxophone, clarinet – not to mention piano!
In March 2011, our school won a major music award - the 'Sing Up Gold Award' which took two years to achieve and we are one of only 11 schools in the county to get this level. See our certificate.
Children access music from the wider community, by having visiting musicians who organise workshops; on other occasions, children go to venues to allow them to experience music from other cultures.
Singing Club is open to all pupils and takes place on a Thursday lunchtime with Miss Priest.
Recorder Club is run by volunteer Liz Rymer and is offered to pupils in Class 3 on a Thursday lunchtime at 12.30. There is no charge, but pupils do need to bring their own recorders.
A range of sports clubs are held throughout the year including Football, Netball and Athletics. Children also have the opportunity to go swimming at Dursley Pool.
Our Extra-curricular sport clubs currently include:
Gardening Club runs after school on Fridays, until 4pm. We are open in terms 1, 5 and 6. As numbers are limited, we are allocating places on a termly rotation.
Gardening Club involves having loads of fun while learning about plants, flowers and nature: planting and caring for vegetables and flowers in the school grounds, finding out all sorts of things about wild plants and animals in and around our school, and enjoying craft activities linked to our work in the garden. To find out more, see one of the club's volunteer staff: Ailsa Todd, Libby Worsfold and Nic Kelly-Davies.
Gardening Club will be re-opening in the Summer term. The first session will be on Friday 3rd May. The last session before half term will be 17th May. We will start again on 7th June with the last session on 12th July. This term we’ll be potting seeds, tidying up the garden area, building a scarecrow and enjoying craft activities linked to our work in the garden. If the weather is very bad we will be running the session indoors but please provide your child with a raincoat in case of showers.
Gardening Club costs £1 per session - This includes water and a biscuit. The total cost per child will be £9.00.
In French Club the children learn everyday vocabulary and practical sentence structures through fun activities, games and songs. The club takes place on a Friday lunch time. (External - fee payable)
It is run by 'Clubs4Kids' and anyone interested in joining should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre Fun provides children (Reception - Year 6) with opportunities to enjoy all areas of theatre life, including singing, acting, dancing, script writing, publicising and set building. The club runs on each Wednesday from 3.15pm - 4.00pm. There is a cost of £2 per session.
Games Club is open to all KS1 pupils and takes place on a Wednesday lunchtime with Mrs Spain. Enjoy learning/playing a range of board games.