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 Discovery Den
P3-P7 Library

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

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 and Discovery Den

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.
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: £5.00 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 3.30-4.30pm 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 04/09/2017 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

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

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

Please note: the Club begins on 11 September and runs till 11 December 2018, for a total of 12 sessions.

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 747538 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: £7.50 per class

Location: Library

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

Friday 12:05-12:55, 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

Cost: £4.00 per lesson

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

Term dates: Monday 3rd September – Monday 3rd December (last class) Please note, no classes during school holidays, including Monday holidays/in-service days.

Location: School Hall

Weekday: Mondays

8 – 8:45am P3-P7 Contemporary Dance

3:30 – 4.15pm P1/2 Mini Movers Dance

4.15 – 5pm P3/4 Street Dance

5pm – 5.45pm P4-7 Street Dance

Lead Tutor: Cat Perry

Contact: cat@dancedivision.org.uk

 

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: 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.

Term dates: The club will run every week of the school term from 15th August. (Please note there will be no club on Thursday 23rd August 2018)

Contact: isobel@earthcalling.org

Capacity: 16

Fencing Club     NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT.

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

Cost: £22.15 for four weeks

Location: Dining Hall

Weekday: Wednesday 8.00 – 8.45

Lead Coach: Keith Cook

Contact: Martin Richardson 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: Discovery Den

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

GERMAN FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS

This club is aimed at children who already have experience speaking German. All children have a great understanding and also produce the target language themselves. The club is run completely in German but the level of the kids vary.

The class tutor uses techniques based in speech therapy to enable the children to produce a variety of expressions, and sessions are made fun and engaging using games and interactive learning techniques.

Day and time: Thursday 3.30-4.30 pm

Location: TBA

Cost: Overall costs for each class are shared between the number of children attending. Amount is dependent on number of children attending. In 2017/18 there were 5 children at a cost of £6/class each.

Payment details: Cash or BACS to the class tutor
Term dates: 16 August to 20 December (excluding half term and parent consultation weeks)

Lead Tutor: Liza Tobay

Contact: Andrea a.birdsall@ed.ac.uk

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).

Five 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: £4.50 per lesson

Location: Top Floor Meeting Room

Term dates: Thursday club -6th September – 6th December 2018 (12 weeks)
Please note there are no clubs on Thursday 4th October due to parent consultations.

Friday club – 7th September – 7th December 2018 (13 weeks)

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

Contact: patricia_akhtar@yahoo.co.uk or 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: 07854249104 or email sciennesgymnastics@gmail.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 P1,2 & 3

4:05-4:45 P4 & 5

4:45-5:25 P6 & 7

Dates – Autumn Term
13, 20, 27 September
11, 25 October (NB no class on 4 October due to Parent/Teacher Consultation or 18 October during October holidays)
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November
6 December

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
If you wish to contact me, my mobile telephone number is
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.

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)
Term dates: (subject to change if the school gym hall is required for an event)
Wed 5 Sep – Wed 5 Dec (excl 17 Oct)
Wed 16 Jan – Wed 3 Apr (excl 13 Feb)
Wed 1 May – Wed 19 Jun

Lead tutor: Dave Orr

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

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: Mrs French’s Room
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: email: jimmy@jameschow.hk  Mob: 07905892047 

RECORDER & MUSIC

The recorder club is a perfect introduction into music and wind instruments. A very gratifying instrument, children will learn quickly the basic techniques and be playing popular tunes from the beginning.

The Recorder Club follows a system of Colour Bracelets, where children progress at their own pace through levels, getting a more individualised learning experience, and keeping them challenged and interested.

Together with recorder playing, children will learn how to read music and aural skills, and they will have opportunities to perform solo and in a group, so it is ideal as an starting point into instrument playing, specially woodwind instruments (saxophone, clarinet, flute, or similar).

Beginners and experienced players welcome. Children will need to bring their own recorder.

Day and times: 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).
Location: GP Room

Cost: £3.75 per class, payable per term.

Payment details: cash/cheque/BACS at start of term

Term dates: Autumn term 2018/19: 6th September until 13th December (excluding 18th of October)

Tutor: Iain Brown (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 including movement, stretching, breathing techniques, play, touch, affirmations and relaxation. Classes can help with anxiety, anger management, sleep problems and self esteem.
Days, times & prices: Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00-8.40 am, GP room £5 per class
P1&2, Monday 02.50-03.20 pm, Discovery Den, £3.50 per class
Location: GP room and Discovery Den

Payment details: BACs available. Please contact Helen.
Term dates: w/c 3 September to w/c 3 December
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.

Spring Term 2018 – 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: Diego Munoz

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 (except Thursdays; ALSroom)
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
Term dates: Start Date w/c 27th August and running until the end June 2019 following school term dates here:
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20074/schools/20/term_dates/2
Contact details: 0131 447 9494 or email cynthia.berry@gmail.com

Monday Lessons

Beginners
3.10-3.40
For pupils in P1 and 2 who are non-swimmers, or able to swim 5-10 meters in shallow water. During this lesson pupils will develop core aquatic skills such as early breathing techniques, body position and propulsion.

Improvers
3.40-4.10
For pupils who are swimming 10 to 15m and now wish to develop their aquatic breathing and further develop their swimming strokes.

Stroke Technique
4.10-4.45
For those pupils who wish to develop rhythm, timing and breathing on all 4 strokes and develop racing starts and turns

Swim Fitness
4.45-5.15
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.

Advanced Stroke Technique
5.15-5.45
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 and diving will also be included.
Wednesday Lessons

Beginners
3.10-3.40
For pupils in P1 and upwards who are non-swimmers, or able to swim 5-10 meters in shallow water. During this lesson pupils will develop core aquatic skills such as early breathing techniques, body position and propulsion.

Improvers
3.40-4.10
For pupils who are swimming 10 to 15m and now wish to develop their aquatic breathing and further develop their swimming strokes.

Stroke Technique
4.10-4.45
For those pupils who wish to develop rhythm, timing and breathing on all 4 strokes and develop racing starts and turns
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. During this lesson pupils will develop core aquatic skills such as early breathing techniques, body position and propulsion.

Improvers
4.15-4.45
For pupils who are swimming 10 to 15m and now wish to develop their aquatic breathing and further develop their swimming strokes.

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

Advanced Stroke Technique
5.15-5.45
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 and Diving is also included.

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