Club Details

ACAPPELLA KIDS

A fun-filled singing class where children learn the skill of singing unaccompanied.

The class covers the basics of good singing practice, breathing, posture and performance skills all done in an enjoyable, upbeat environment.

The classes begin with physical and vocal warm-ups followed by a variety of songs. The children will learn how to sing simple rounds in 2 or 3 parts, developing an ear for singing harmonies. Simple percussion instruments are also used to help develop a sense on rhythm.

The class aims to develop self-confidence and a love of singing.
The children will have the opportunity to perform what they’ve learnt at different points throughout the school year.

Day and time: P1&P2; Tuesdays 2.50pm – 3.20pm
Note: P1 pupils will start a little later in October after the break.
P3-P7; Tuesdays 3.30pm – 4.15pm

Location: P1&2 Room 3
P3-P7 Room 3

Cost: £3 per week (P1 and P2)
£4 per week (P3-P7)

Payment details: Payable at the beginning of each term

Lead Tutors: Linda Carson & Sarah Davis

Contact: Linda 668 3109 or email info@acappellakids.co.uk

To book this club please contact the club directly.

ART & DESIGN with LIGHT BULB ARTS

An art class where children can enjoy experimenting with materials and develop confidence in their own creative thinking skills.  Activities are accessible to all ages and abilities.  Explore mark-making, construction and problem-solving.
Have fun, discover and imagine!
All materials included.  Qualified experienced art teacher.

Cost: £6.00 per class

Location: GP Room

Weekday: Monday and Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30, Friday 12.00 – 01.00

Lead Tutor: Heather Lucchesi

Contact: email: heather@lightbulbarts.com  Mob: 0777 2066 803

To book this club please contact the club directly.

BIKE CLUB

The P1 – P2 session is Wednesdays approx. 2.50pm – 3.20pm. This takes place in the playground with fun courses and see-saws etc. (Children should be able to ride unaided and without stabilisers)

For the P3 – P7 children that are confident riders we have Cycle Adventure Clubs where we explore the Meadows and lots of hidden quiet routes.
Friday 12.20 pm-1.20 pm – Advanced
Friday 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm – Intermediate

Meet at the East Bike Shelter ready with bike, helmet & jacket. (Please let me know if a loan bike or helmet is required).
Cost: £5.00 per class
Location: Playground
Weekday: Wednesday/ Friday

Lead Tutor: Ross Crook
Phone Number: 0774 091 0260

Contact: ross.crook@btinternet.com

To book this club please contact the club directly

CHESS

Sciennes Primary School Chess Club aims to provide a friendly, inclusive environment for children from P2 to P7 to have an enjoyable chess experience.

The Club meets weekly on Mondays 3.30-4.30 pm to enable all P2-P7 children to play chess whatever their ability. As well as being a fun activity, chess is a great tool for encouraging logical thought.

Our coaching team is composed of a head coach, 3 other coaches and some junior helpers that used to be club members themselves. Sessions include friendly matches, internal competitions and the UK Schools Chess Challenge competition (Delancey). In addition to these activities we enter teams into external competitions, which is a great way for the kids to develop not only their chess strengths but also valuable social skills. Membership of the club includes use of chess puzzle “stepbooks” at the club and membership of the Chesskid website.

After the main registration period, registration of interest for new members should be made by emailing us at sciennes.chess@gmail.com

The club will kick off on the 23/09/19 for existing members and new members will start shortly after that.

*********We are looking for new committee members and Monday supervisors.
Please get in touch if you are interested in helping run the club. Chess ability is not important to help.************

Cost: £104.20 for the whole year, prompt payment discount available

Location: Top Floor Classrooms 23 & 24

Weekday: Monday

Contact: sciennes.chess@gmail.com

To book a space, please contact the Club directly.

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Club is open to all children from P4-P7 who have an interest in writing. The Club uses interactive exercises to bring out the fun and creativity of writing, helping pupils to gain skill and confidence in their storytelling and in themselves.

The first half-hour of each session focuses on fun activities. These include, for example, writing dialogue for a comic strip, designing a “Wanted” poster for a made-up character, and choosing an adjective for each letter of the alphabet while tossing a ball between participants.

After a short break with snack, the children then apply what they’ve learned to a longer story they are working on. So, for example, adjectives from the ball game could be used to describe the main character of their story. The tutor then compiles these stories into an anthology that the children can give to their parents as a gift.

Cost: £7.50 per session, payable at the start of term. Cost includes all materials (notebooks, pens, paper, blank puzzles to colour in), two to three anthologies, and a snack.
Location: GP Room

Date & Time: P4 & P5 (maximum 8): Tuesday, 3.30 – 4.30 p.m.
P6 & P7 (maximum 10): Tuesday, 4.40 – 5.40 p.m.

Lead Tutor: Margaret Ries

Contact: 07500-278856 or email: margaret.ries@gmail.com

To book spaces in this club please email Margaret directly.

CRAFTY SEWING

This club introduces children to sewing skills they will rely on for years to come. It also helps children’s fine motor skills. It’s always exciting to make something of your own from head bands to tote bags, the list of creations can be endless…
All equipment and materials will be provided.
Cost: £7.50 per class

Location: Room 2 Downstairs

Weekday: Thursday 15:20 – 16.00.
Tuesday afternoon, 03:20 – 03.55

Friday 12:05-12:55

Tutor: Shahida Mehmood.

Contact: 0750 7644136 or email shahidamehmood@hotmail.co.uk

To book this class, please contact the club directly

Drama Club

Help your child find their confidence by giving them the opportunity to work with an excellent experienced drama group after school. At Make a Scene we run a one-hour weekly club designed to help Students with self-expression, communicative development, coordination and self-esteem. Classes differ termly each with a fun and exciting new theme working towards a fantastic production put on for families and friends at the end of term. This term we are falling through time and space to join the Victorious Vikings! Scripts, sets, props and costumes are provided by Make-A-Scene who ensure that all their enthusiastic teachers are DBS/PVG checked, experienced and bags of fun!
The classes tie in with the national curriculum where appropriate and through our exciting and hands-on activities, games and productions children will discover lifelong valuable techniques and skills. From the second they walk through the door they will be creating new friendships, discovering hidden talents and quite literally Making-A-Scene!
There will be two clubs one on a Monday open to P1&2 at 3pm and one open to P3, 4, 5, 6&7 at 5.15. There will be a maximum of 15 children per club and the allocation of places will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Clubs will run from the 20th January to 30th of March with the half term holiday.
The cost is £60 for the full term (working out at just £6 a class).

Mondays
P1 and P2 is at 3pm until 4pm
P3 to P7 4.15 to 5.15

Brooklyn-a-newton@hotmail.com
Mobile: +447891669863

Earth Calling Wildlife Club

Earth Calling run very popular wildlife clubs in primary schools across Edinburgh.
The clubs offer a wide range of fun and adventurous wildlife and environmental activities and projects in the local environment. They are designed to offer members the chance to experience nature first hand, try new and exciting challenges, learn new ‘outdoor’ skills and realise that learning and interacting with their local environment is very important but also really good fun.

Mini Wildlife Club will take place in the Nature Strip outside the school. Children will be collected from their classrooms at the end of the day and taken across the road.

The Wildlife Club will takes place in various places in Edinburgh, including the Hermitage, Blackford Hill, and Craigmillar Castle Park. Club members will be expected to bring bus fare for most club sessions.

Children who attend the Mini Wildlife Club will be considered for starting the full length Wildlife Club (Thursdays, 3.20-5.35) a year early, in P3.

Day: Wednesday and Thursday, 2.50pm – 3.20pm (mini club P1&2)
Wednesday and Thursday, 3.20pm – 5.35pm (P4-P7)

Cost: £8 per session (Mini club £4 per session)

Payment details: Cash; Cheque payable to Earth Calling; BACS payments possible, please contact for details. Term fees are to be paid at the start of each term.

Contact: isobel@earthcalling.org

Capacity: 16

To book this club, please contact the Club directly

Fencing Club     

Plastic Fencing developing core skills in the Olympic Sport of Fencing in a fun, dynamic way with games and technical content. We work through a structured grading system to help motivate and encourage children. Once they learn the fundamentals over a few terms they will then move on to metal fencing.

Signup page: Register Here

Location: Dining Hall

Weekday: Wednesday 8.00 – 8.45

Lead Coach: Keith Cook

Phone number: 0792 1853 0728

Contact: Martin Richardson email

Contact: Ed Watt email

FRENCH

French vocabulary learnt through game playing and worksheets. Grammar for more advanced pupils.

Days and times: Wednesday/ Thursday.
P1-2 : 3 to 3.30pm
P3-7 : 3.30 to 4pm

Location: Room 4 Ground Floor

Cost: £4.50 per lesson

Payment details: payable per term in advance; cash, cheque (payable to Yasmina Kouadri) or BACS available. Please contact Yasmina for details.

Contact: 07450220114 or yasmina.kouadri@yahoo.co.uk

To book a place in this club, please contact Club directly.

 

FUN SCIENTISTS

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Fun Scientists are presenting another term of hands-on, action packed fun science lessons, including such topics as Dinosaurs, electronics and intelligent materials!

The Club is £8 per session and will run on:
Thursdays for P1-P2’s (9 weeks) P1-P2 Pupils will be collected from class at 2:50pm whilst P3 pupils will make their own way to the science room. Please collect kids at 4pm
Friday’s for P3-P7’s (10 weeks) pupils will come straight to the science club room at 11:50am. Club Finishes at 1pm

To enrol please send sign-up details to enquiries@funscientists.com

 

GUITAR

This class will focus on learning guitar playing technique, reading music and will involve fun games around rhythm, and include basic theory of music and some aural training. We will largely follow the Guitar Basics method.

Children must have access to a nylon stringed guitar (classical guitar).

Three children per class.

Age: P4 – 7

Day and times:
Class 1: Thursday 3.30-4pm – Ability level- Improvers (children should have been learning for at least one term)

Class 2: Thursday 4.05-4.35 pm – Ability level – Improvers  (children should have been learning for at least one term)

Friday 12.30 – 1 pm – Ability level – Absolute Beginners

Cost: £5.00 per lesson

Location: Top Floor Landing

Term dates:  Contact Club directly

Friday club – Top Floor Meeting Room

Payment details: BACS (please email Tutor for details). Upfront at start of term
Tutor: Trish Akhtar

Contact: patricia_akhtar@yahoo.co.uk

Phone Number: 0773 270 3629

GYMNASTICS

Classes cover all elements of the Scottish Gymnastics Curriculum including strength, co-ordination, fitness and flexibility, with a badge & certificate at each stage. Learn anything from handstands to cartwheels, back rolls to back flips.

Fun and active class for all ages and abilities. Classes run by ex-Scottish Champion gymnasts Gavin Chalmers and Laura Brown, children will learn skills on Floor, Vault, Beam and Bars and have use of our new 8m inflatable tumble track.

P1-3 2.15pm – 3.00pm (£4.50 per lesson)

P3-4 3.00pm – 4.00pm (£5 per lesson)

P5-7 4.00pm – 5.00pm (£5 per lesson)

Cost: £4.50 – £5 per lesson

Location: School Hall

Weekday: Friday

Lead Tutor: Gavin Chalmers

Contact: sciennesgymnastics@gmail.com

Phone Number: 0785 424 9104

To book a space, please contact Club directly.

 

HIGHLAND DANCING

Traditional highland dancing with a contemporary, creative twist.

Cost: £3 per class payable at the beginning of each term – online, cheque or cash to Teacher at first class

Location: School Hall, Thursday

3:25-4:05 P1,2 & 3

4:05-4:45 P4 & 5

4:45-5:25 P6 & 7

Senior P 4, 5, & 7 class
Please discuss with pupils attending the later classes, that they may either, sit quietly in the hall, play in the playground or make other arrangements. They are not encouraged to gather in the school corridors.

Clothing
Wearing School clothes is fine and footwear may include ballet shoes or gym shoes. Please don’t go to the expense of buying special highland shoes unless you wish to.

Water
Please encourage your child to bring a water bottle to the class as highland dancing is thirsty work!

Cost
The term fee is £33– this is for 11 classes. You may pay online – Bank of Scotland, Account number 10564962 (sort code 80-48-87), or cash. Please send payment on the first week – thank you.

Contact Details: june.underwood@blueyonder.co.uk

Phone number: 0130 668 3932 – 0786 762 1030

To book a space in this class, please contact the Club directly.

KARATE – NOT AVAILABLE TERM TWO

Karate tuition for girls and boys from beginner to black belt in a fun and friendly environment. Classes are split by age group.

Day and times: Wednesday
P1-2; 4.30-5.15pm
P3-4; 5.15-6.00pm
P5-7; 6.00-7.00pm
Location: School Hall
Cost: £3.50 per class payable at the beginning of each term
Payment details: cash, cheque or BACS (details will be given out with membership forms)

Lead tutor: Dave Orr

Contact: 07952 125524 or email davidjamesorr@yahoo.co.uk

To book this class, please contact the Club directly.

Photo Club

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The after school photography club each week has new, fun material for the children to photograph. At each class, children will be given an iPad from where they can upload their work to private accounts on Flickr.com to share with invited friends and family.

Children will learn photography techniques by taking part in fun actives such as; treasure hunt, Wild West shoot out, best photo on a theme, same spot shot, and other games for days when the weather keeps us in doors.

When the weather is suitable for outdoor work, we will have themes linked to the season; Autumn colours, the frost of Winter, blooming Spring or the warmth of colour in Summer.

Work will be exhibited at the school fair with the opportunity to sell work so that children may become semi professional photographers!

Public photo competitions will also be entered.

Some work by former students of the club can be seen here:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/sciennesphotoclub/
Age: P5-P7

Day and time: Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30pm
Location: Room 22
Cost: £5.50 per class
Payment details: Cash/cheque/bank transfer at start of each term
Term dates: To be announced
Lead Tutor: James Chow

Contact: photoclubsciennes@gmail.com or Mob: 07905892047

MINDFUL MONDAYS

Mindful Mondays classes boost resilience, confidence and self-esteem. Breathing techniques
help develop relaxation, concentration and self-regulation. We have fun learning
about affirmations, being kind to ourselves and others, which promotes positive
mental health. The sessions end with a relaxing, age-appropriate mindfulness
exercise.

The cost for block is £54 (£4.50 per session) which can be transferred to my bank
account, Mrs S Sheehan, 20 26 23, 10789054.
If you have any questions or would like your child to come along and give Mindful
Mondays a try please contact me.

Location: Room 5 Ground Floor.

Phone number: 07958 913008 , email sarahsheehan2626@gmail.com

SPANISH

Spanish Amigos teaches everyday Spanish for children in an easy and fun manner. We teach children through a multi-sensory approach that stimulates their natural learning style. The club will introduce the children to the Spanish language by a trained and experienced native teacher and to make it easy and fun. We build confidence and create enthusiasm for language learning to enable continuity and progression.

Spring Term 2019 – Enrolment Form

Cost: Please see the enrolment form for cost and details of how to pay

Weekday: Monday 3.30pm

Location: Top Floor Meeting Room

Lead Tutor: Sara

Contact: edin@spanishamigos.co.uk

 

SPANISH GUITAR

Dominican guitarist and teacher Karel Kalaf will be offering students the opportunity to learn to play guitar and basic music theory in both Spanish and English. We will follow the Children’s Guitar Method, a popular methodology which integrates the reading of music with chord playing. The main focus of the lessons will be to learn this method and in turn to integrate typical Spanish children’s songs into the learning process. The course will also include an approach to familiarise students with words and songs from the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures by teaching them songs with easily adapted lyrics to well-known melodies.

Days and times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 3.30 – 4pm
Location: Top Floor Meeting Room
Cost: £4.50 per lesson
Payment details: Bank transfer (please use child name for ref):
Account name: Karel Kalaf
Sort code 20-10-53, Account number 73951006
Tutors: Karel Kalaf

Contact: 07582 922734 or email karelkalaf@yahoo.com

 

SWIMMING

Lead Tutor: Cynthia Berry
Cost: £5.00 per class, payable per term.
Payment details: BACS payments preferred, Cheque’s made payable to Dolphin Swim Group

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20074/schools/20/term_dates/2
Contact details: 0131 447 9494

Cynthia Berry cynthia.berry@gmail.com
Monday Classes Class Time
1. Beginners 3.15pm to 3.45pm
2. Improvers 3.45pm to 4.15pm
3. Stroke Technique 4.15pm to 4.45pm
4. Advanced Stroke Technique 4.45pm to 5.15pm
5. Swim Fitness 5.15pm to 5.45pm

Wednesday Classes Class Times
1. Beginners 3.15pm to 3.45pm
2. Improvers 3.45pm to 4.15pm
3. Stroke Technique 4.15pm to 4.45pm

Thursday Classes Class Times
1. Beginners 3.30pm to 4.00pm
2. Improvers 4.00pm to 4.30pm
3. Stroke Technique 4.30pm to 5.00pm
4. Advanced Stroke Technique 5.00pm to 5.30pm

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
1. Beginners
For pupils who are non-swimmers, or able to swim 5-10 meters in shallow water. During lessons pupils will develop core aquatic skills such as breathing techniques, body position and early propulsion while developing water confidence, through fun activities and games.
2. Improvers
For pupils who are swimming 10 to 15m plus, and now wish to incorporate their aquatic breathing into their swimming strokes. Close attention is also paid to developing their swimming strokes with the emphasis on correct technique..
3. Stroke Technique
For those pupils who wish to develop rhythm, timing and breathing on all 4 strokes and develop racing starts and turns
4. Advanced Stroke Technique
For those pupils who wish to refine and further develop rhythm, timing and breathing on all 4 strokes and develop racing starts and turns. Mini Water Polo, races and diving will also be included
5. Swim Fitness
For pupils who are able to swim 50m of each of the 4 recognised strokes and able to tread water for one minute in the deep end. This class will develop stamina, racing starts and turns, while further developing technique and timing for all strokes. The class is aimed at swimmers who want a workout in the pool.