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.

Cost: £3 per week (P1 and P2)

£4 per week (P3-P7) payable at the beginning of each term

Location: Discovery Den and Sciennes Library

P1&P2-Tuesdays 2.50pm – 3.20pm, Discovery Den

P3-P7 Tuesdays 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Library

Lead Tutors: Linda Carson & Sarah Davis

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

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: £5.50 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

BIKE CLUB

The P1 – P2 sessions take place in the playground with fun courses and see-saws etc. There will also be balance

bikes for children to learn on Fridays when we have more playground space. Wednesdays P1 – P2 approx. 2.50pm – 3.20pm, & Fridays P1 – P2 1.40pm – 2.10pm (please note this session has much more playground space to enjoy than on Mondays!)

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 12.20pm-1.20pm. For the P3 – P7 children that are less confident riders, please attend the Friday 1.40pm – 2.10pm session.

Meet at the East Bike Shelter ready with bike, helmet & jacket. (Please let me know if a loan bike or helmet is

required).

Cost: £4.50 per class

Location: Playground

Weekday: Wednesday/ Friday

Lead Tutor: Ross Crook

Contact: ross.crook@btinternet.com

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 3.30-4.45pm 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 05/09/2016 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: £80 for the whole year, prompt payment discount available

Location: Top Floor Classrooms

Weekday: Monday

Contact: sciennes.chess@gmail.com

CHINESE CLASSICS READING CLUB

The Chinese Classics Reading club is open to Chinese native speaking students and aims to teach children to read aloud/recite the classical masterpieces , for example, Confucius Says, which are essential assets in Chinese culture and have played very important role in Chinese education history.

More details to follow

Cost: £15 for whole afternoon which is £5 per session

Location: GP Room

Weekday: Friday 13:15 to 17:30 for 3 lessons

Lead Tutors: Yinghui Zheng and Wu Yue

Contact: 07956895074 or email yuqianschool@gmail.com

Chinese Language, calligraphy & paper craft

Apart from learning Mandarin Chinese as a modern language though story-telling, action songs and games, the club now also provide calligraphy and origami art.

Cost: £5 per lesson

Location: GP Room

Weekday: Tuesday 3.30-4 pm

Lead Tutor: Ms Li-nan McClellan

Contact: 077 386 20728 or email linan.tsaimcclellan@gmail.com

COMPUTER XPLORERS

ComputerXplorers offers technology related classes in everything from programming and coding to Lego robotics and website design. Our sessions are always fun and have the added benefit of delivering tangible technology skills – creating children who are e-confident and giving them a great head start in life. Further details can be found on our website at http://www.sescotland.computerxplorers.co.uk/

Location: ICT Suite

Weekday: Monday – Juniors (P1 – P4) 3.30 – 4.30

Tuesday – Seniors (P5 – P7) 3.30 – 4.30

Tutor: Lynne Kerr

Contact: Lynne on 07850 747530 or email lynnek@computerxplorers.co.uk

Booking: Online at http://www.sescotland.computerxplorers.co.uk/

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: £6.50 per class

Location: Library

Weekday: Thursday 15:20 – 16.00. Library

Friday 12:10-12:55, Library

Tutor: Shahida Mehmood.

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

Dance Division

Dance classes run by Dance Division, term block booking available and will secure space.

www.dancedivision.org.uk

Online payment available, BAC transfer payment or Cheque payment. Cash can also be handed in to dance class teacher.

Cost: £3.50 per lesson

Location: School Hall

Weekday: Mondays

8-8:45am P3-P7 Contemporary Dance

3:15-4pm P1/2 Mini Movers Dance

4-4:45pm P3/4 Street Dance

4:45-5:30pm P4-7 Street Dance

Lead Tutor: Cat Perry

Contact: cat@dancedivision.org.uk

 

Drama – French Learning Drama

Start your day en Français “sur le bout de la langue”!
A unique opportunity for your children to improve and learn new linguistic skills through various drama games in a relaxed and playful environment!
Fun interactive exercises to build confidence,develop vocabulary and perfect pronunciation while acting!
P2-P7: All levels welcome!
Places limited for the Autumn term!

Cost: £25 for 5 sessions or £5.5 per class

Location: New Dining Hall

Weekday: Friday 8.00 – 8.45

Lead Tutors: Marion Geoffrey

Contact: email hello@theatresansaccents.co.uk

 

Earth Calling Mini Wildlife Club (P1/P2s) – starting on the 11th May

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.

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.

Cost: £4 per session (£32 for the remainder of the summer term)

Day: Thursday, 2.50pm – 3.20pm

Contact: isobel@earthcalling.org

Capacity: 16

 

FRENCH

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

Cost: £4.50 per lesson, payable per term in advance

Location: Discovery Den

Weekday: Wednesday/ Thursday

Lead Tutor: Yasmina Kouadri

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

GERMAN FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS

Suitable for: children who understand German without problems and would like to practice reading and writing (ideally P2 – P7)

Cost: £7.50

Location: Classroom 4

Weekday: Thursday 15:30

Lead Tutor: tbd

Contact: Stefanie Kaiser stef.sputnik@gmail.com

GUITAR

Children must have access to a guitar. Five children per class.

Please note classes will begin week commencing 15th September.

Cost: £4.50 per lesson

Location: GP Room

Weekday: Thursday 16:00 (Two 30 minute classes)

Tutors: Iain Gordon

Contact: 07980 688669 or jammydevil1@hotmail.co.uk

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 Sara Griffin, 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: 07854249104 or email gavin.chalmers@yahoo.com

 

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

3:25-4:05 P2 & 3

4:05-4:45 P4 & 5

4:45-5:25 P6 & 7

Weekday: Thursday (start date 15 th September 2016)

Lead Tutor: June Underwood

Contact: 668 3932/ 07867621031 or june.underwood@blueyonder.co.uk

KARATE

Karate tuition for girls and boys from beginner to black belt in a fun and friendly environment. Classes are split by age group. P1-2 4.30-5.15pm; P3-4 5.15-6.00pm; P5-7 6.00-7.00pm

Cost: £3.50 per class payable at the beginning of each term

Location: School Hall

Weekday: Wednesday

Lead tutor: Dave Orr

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

 

RECORDER & MUSIC

Thursdays 3-3:30 (Junior P1-P2), 3:30-4:00 (Beginner p3-P5), 4:00-4:30 (intermediate P3-P5), 4:30-5:00 (advanced P5-P7).

All abilities welcome, please indicate in email experience if any. Junior class will also cover more general areas of music making. Children must bring their own recorder

Cost: £3.75 per class, payable per term.

Location: Top Floor Meeting Room

Weekday: Thursday

Tutor: Eleanor Figures (Ritmico Music)

Contact: 07906613945 or email: r.banyuls@ritmicomusic.co.uk

RELAX KIDS

Relax Kids is a front runner in children’s mindfulness and relaxation. Classes follow a 7 step programme inc movement, stretching, breathing techniques, play, touch, affirmations and relaxation. Classes can help with anxiety, anger management, sleep problems and self esteem.

Cost: £40 for 8 week block

Location: School Library

Weekday:8.00-8.40 am, Tuesday and Wednesday

Tutor: Helen Anderson

Contact: 07505878050 or email helenanderson38@yahoo.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.

Enrolment form

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

Weekday: Monday 3.30pm

Location: Library (Main)

Lead Tutor: Maria Fallon

Contact: maria@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.

Cost: £4.50 per lesson

Location: Top Floor Meeting Room

Weekday: Tuesday and Wednesday

Tutors: Karel Kalaf

Contact: 07582 922734 or email karelkalaf@yahoo.com

 

SWIMMING

Lead Tutor: Cynthia Berry

Cost: £4.25 per class, payable per term.

Contact details: 447 9494 or email cynthia.berry@gmail.com

Monday Lessons
Beginners

3.15-3.45
For pupils in P1 and 2 who are non-swimmers, or able to swim 5-10 meters in shallow water

Swim Fitness
3.45-4.25
For pupils who are able to swim 25m 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 and is delivered by Stuart who coaches for one of ‘Edinburgh’s leading swimming clubs.

Improvers
4.25-4.55
For pupils who are swimming 10 to 15m mostly with their head up who wish to develop their stroke technique.

Stroke Technique
5.15-5.45
For those pupils who wish to develop rhythm, timing and breathing on all 4 strokes and develop racing starts and turns

Beginners
5.45-6.15
For pupils in P1 and upwards who are non-swimmers, or able to swim 5-10 meters in shallow water

Wednesday Lessons
Beginners

3.15-3.45
For pupils in P1 and upwards who are non-swimmers, or able to swim 5-10 meters in shallow water.

Swim Fitness
3.45-4.25
For pupils who are able to swim 25m 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 and is delivered by Stuart who coaches for one of ‘Edinburgh’s leading swimming clubs.

Improvers
4.25-4.55
For pupils who are swimming 10 to 15m mostly with their head up who wish to develop their stroke technique.

Thursday Lessons
Beginners

3.45-4.15
For pupils in P1 and upwards who are non-swimmers, or able to swim 5-10 meters in shallow water

Improvers
4.15-4.45
For pupils who are swimming 10 to 15m mostly with their head up who wish to develop their stroke technique.

Stroke Technique
4.45-5.15
For those pupils who wish to develop rhythm, timing and breathing on all 4 strokes and develop racing starts and turns