Wider Opportunities at Milford Junior School
We have a strong commitment in providing a range of wider opportunities at Milford Junior School. Having a variety of positive experiences, both academic and non-academic, develops well rounded children who are better equipped for the future.
Here are some of the wider opportunities that your child could be part of at Milford Junior School:
As an introduction to sketching and drawing club we practised drawing fruit, focusing first on getting the shape right. We also looked closely where the light hit the fruit to improve our understanding of shading. Last week we looked in more detail at the tones of shading we could use and practised using heavy pressure to lighter pressure, to achieve a variety of shades from our pencils. We have drawn 3D shapes, which the children enjoyed doing without having to use rulers! We have lots more activities to complete for the rest of the term, some of which have been chosen by the children in the club.
The children have had a fantastic start practising for the Lion King Show which will be taking place at the end of this term. We have all really enjoyed our first few attempts at learning the lyrics of 'Hakuna Matata' and 'I can't wait to be king'. It is going to be a 'mane' event and a performance this cast of lions can all be proud of!
This half term we are running cricket after-school clubs for all the year groups where they will learn many skills such as bowling, fielding, batting and wicket keeping. We will also learn the basic cricket rules such as the number of balls that are in an over, the different ways you can score runs and the different ways you can get the batter out. The children will also take part in loads of fun cricket games that will test all these skills along with team work and communication as well.
If you are interested in environmental issues then eco-club is the club for you! Here, you will learn more about the many ways to look after our planet and adopt a healthy lifestyle. After an initial discussion on our first meeting, we will focus on two or three topics taken from the topics recommended by eco schools, which is an organisation that helps schools to become more eco-friendly and environmentally aware. The topics we have chosen for the Summer term are improving the school grounds, biodiversity and litter.
During Summer Term 1, Mrs Douglas will be running an origami and paper craft club. Each week we will be completing a different type of craft activity, including creating something to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
In French club we have had the chance to improve our French by singing songs and playing games. We have learnt about French numbers and colours as well as learning how to spell out our names using the French pronunciation for the letters of the alphabet. In the last week we practised and performed role plays based on a cafe scenario. We have become much more confident at speaking French!
This half-term, a group of 18 children took part in running club with Mr Clist. The children spent time looking at both longer distance running, as well as shorter, sharper sprints. In addition to this, there was lots of discussion about techniques when it came to running and the children played many games/took part in a variety of different races to make sure that it was as enjoyable as possible for them.
During Spring Term 2 Mr White will be running Multi Skills after school clubs for all the year groups at MJS. During the clubs the children will work on a wide range of skills that would be needed in many different sports such as football, rugby, cricket, tennis etc. These skills include Accuracy, Agility, Balance, Coordination, Communication, control, reactions, speed, team work and many more. The great thing about multi skills is there is an unlimited number of games and challenges the children can take part in through exercising and team building whilst putting all the skills listed above to the test.
During Spring Term 2, Mrs Bews and Mrs Lloyd will be running a Netball club for Years 5 and 6 pupils. During the sessions, the children we learn the rules of high 5 netball and the different passes that you are allowed to use. They will be also learning the footwork rules and will be practicing passing the ball within the 4 second time limit. Also, they will practice shooting into the netball posts from different positions in the shooting circle. Each week, there will be a number of drills before the children will be apply these skills in some netball games.