Co-Curricular Activities

Enrichment at Chapter House

At Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate we pride ourselves on the breadth of the Co-Curricular provision we offer to students to enrich their experience beyond the classroom. This provision runs alongside the academic curriculum to facilitate the holistic development of our students and their involvement in the Collegiate community. 

This year in Chapter House we are offering students our broadest range of free activities to date. The activities are divided into four enrichment categories; Community & Teamwork, Creativity, Health & Exercise and Leadership, which are colour-coded below.

 

Our Enrichment Categories

Category

Description
Community & Teamwork CONTRIBUTE to the school community, organising fundraising for charity, volunteering for conservation and community work. E.g. regularly representing the school or competitive house, helping at open days as an Ambassador, attending Boarding/Food/School Council Meetings, being a Buddy etc.

 

Creativity EXPRESS creativity through artistic design, performance, higher order thinking e.g. STEM, Drama, Debating, Gymnastics, Dance and related Colours etc.

 

Health & Exercise PARTICIPATE in weekly activities beneficial to physical, social and mental well-being, showing dedication and improvement. E.g. the gym, swim, team games, meditation, yoga, THRIVE, achieving sports colours etc.

 

Leadership LEAD others so they follow your example E.g. Mentoring a new student, motivating and inspiring the team you captain, player of the match if it relates to you influencing others, chairing a committee/council, being a prep buddy, debating and gaining support for your opinion, helping someone to improve or change their actions/behaviour etc.

 

Summer Term Activities

Lunchtime

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ballet
(EYFS & Years 1-2)
Recorder
(Years 1-3)
KS1 Choir
(Years 1-2)
Parachute Club
(EYFS & Years 1-2)
Nature Club
(Years 2-3)
French
(Years 3-5)
Mindfulness Colouring
(Years 1-5)
Fun Fitness
Years 2-4
Mini Enterprise Club
(Years 3-5)
Philosophy for Children
P4C (Years 3-5)
KS2 Choir
(Years 3-5)
First Aid for
Beginners (Years 2-5)
KS2 Instrumental Ensemble
(Years 3-5)
Dance Club
(Years 3-5)
Coding
(Years 3-5)
Swimming Development
(Years 3-5)
Athletics
(Years 3-5)
Tennis
(Years 3-5)
Photography Club
(Years 3-5)
Gymnastics
(Years 3-5)
    Invite-only Swim
Squad (Years 3-5)
Invite-only Accelerated
Science (Years 3-5)
Latin
(Years 4-5)

 

After School

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3.30 - 4.00 pm British Sign Language
4 Week Taster 
(Year 5, max 25 children) 
    Gardening Club
(Years 1-2)
 
4.00 - 5.00 pm   Boys’ Cricket
(Years 3-5)
    Basketball
(Years 3-5)
4.00 - 5.00 pm   Girls’ Rounders
(Years 3-5)
    Invite-only
Cheerleading
4.10 - 5.00 pm Homework Club
(Years 3-5
Homework Club
(Years 3-5)
Homework Club
(Years 3-5)
Homework Club
(Years 3-5)
 
4.15 - 5.30 pm   Brownies &
Rainbows
     

Clubs for Each Age Group

Foundation Stage Clubs

Foundation Stage Clubs

Lunchtime

Ballet
The children will get the chance to learn creative and imaginative dances to music.

Parachute Club
Children are welcome to join in this fun club using the parachute to play a variety of games. Parachute games encourage cooperative, non-competitive play and reinforce turn-taking and sharing. Playing with the parachute also strengthens shoulder, arm and hand muscles. (This club can accommodate a maximum of 12 children, so it may be split into 2 groups.)

Key Stage 1 Clubs

Key Stage 1 Clubs

Lunchtime

Ballet
The children will get the chance to learn creative and imaginative dances to music.

Mindfulness Colouring
All children within Chapter House are welcome to gather once a week to take part in mindfulness colouring activities. The children can mix socially as well as enjoying some relaxation time. Relaxing music is played whilst the children think and talk to their peers.

KS1 Choir
A choir for all KS1 students in which students learn to sing a variety of fun songs which can be performed in assembly.

Nature Club (Year 2 and 3)
Year 2 and 3 children are invited to join Nature Club. The children will explore the different areas around school and learn about the different plants and animals that live there while using their knowledge and skills in Art and Science.

Parachute Club
Children are welcome to join in this fun club using the parachute to play a variety of games. Parachute games encourage cooperative, non-competitive play and reinforce turn-taking and sharing. Playing with the parachute also strengthens shoulder, arm and hand muscles. (This club can accommodate a maximum of 12 children, so it may be split into 2 groups.)

Recorder (Year 2 and 3)
This club is to enable those children that enjoy learning to play the recorder some dedicated fun time to explore different pieces of music.

 

After School Clubs

Gardening Club
Gardening Club is a fantastic opportunity for the children to attend a weekly session in the QE community garden where they are joined by the kitchen staff who teach them all about how food gets from the ground to our plates! They tend to the gardening plots, see the chickens and plant produce ready for the harvest in the Autumn term.

Key Stage 2 Clubs

Key Stage 2 Activity Clubs

Lunchtime

Accelerated Science Club

A sequence of science enrichment activities that augment science curriculum objectives from Years 3-5 and encourage discussion, research, collaboration, use of scientific vocabulary, record, presenting and the skills of working scientifically.

Instrumental Ensemble

The Chapter House Instrumental Ensemble helps develop skills in ensemble performance, using simple arrangements in a variety of musical styles.

Coding

Using a variety of online platforms to learn and develop the mysterious, challenging and rewarding art of programming.

First Aid for Beginners

In this club the children will have fun working towards the level 1 St John’s Ambulance First Aid for School Pupils certificate, or level 2 if they have already completed level 1. The course will enable the children to be confident in the following aspects of first aid: asthma, choking, communication and casualty care, coping in an emergency, fainting, primary survey and the recovery position. Those who completed Level 1 last term will move on to Level 2 discussing more advance first aid aspects including bleeding, scalds and diabetes.

French

Students will have the opportunity to practice their French by playing different games using different ICT software.

Fun Fitness

The children are invited to join a fun fast paced fitness club. The children will be doing short bursts of activity to get their heart rates increasing, therefore increasing fitness and stamina.

After School

British Sign Language (Year 5)

This 4-week taster is a fantastic introduction to BSL. Children will learn and practice some of the basics.

Boy's Cricket

A fun cricket club for all abilities within Years 3-5 to learn new skills and play matches. 

Girl's Rounders

An enjoyable 

 

Health and Exercise clubs

All the other sporting clubs are run by QE staff and coaches, unless otherwise stated.

KS2 Choir

It is a very exciting term for KS2 choir! They will be performing a variety of songs as part of the Queen Ethelburga’s Choir Festival in May, as well as performances in the Creative Arts Celebration Assembly and Speech Day.

Mini Enterprise club

Key Stage 2 children are invited to join our Mini enterprise club. The children will research, investigate, design and evaluate their very own business considering elements such as finances, advertising and premises.

Mindfulness Colouring

All children within Chapter House are welcome to gather once a week to take part in mindfulness colouring activities. The children can mix socially as well as enjoying some relaxation time. Relaxing music is played whilst the children think and talk to their peers

Photography club

Key Stage 2 children are invited to join photography club. We will be looking at photographs taken by professional photographs and using the ipads to take pictures and explore different aspects of the site. We will be focusing a different aspect each week including looking at objects from unusual angles, candid shots, architectural, seeking out lines, the most interesting framing within the shot, emotions, texture

P4C - Philosophy for Children

Key stage 2 children will follow a structured session of enquiry-based approach to open up children’s learning through the exploration of ideas. The session Starts with a stimulus and children are encouraged to draw on their imagination to ask a question based on wonderment (I wonder why…?). Children make a collective decision on the question they are most interested in and the discussion starts but is then not contained. It follows its own path guided by the children’s thoughts and ideas, agreeing and disagreeing, but always giving a reason for their point of view.

Contact Information

For more information regarding co-curricular activities at Chapter House, phone our School Head Office on 01423 333300 or email: chapterhouse@qe.org.

Chapter House News

Queen Ethelburga’s Judged ‘Excellent’ by Schools Inspectorate
Leona Marshall

Celebrations are underway at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) this week after the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) awarded the Collegiate the top grading of ‘Excellent’ across all schools and areas, praising the pupils’ outstanding academic achievements and personal development. 

Chapter House Early Years Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Schools Inspectorate
Leona Marshall

Staff and children at Chapter House school are celebrating this week after the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged their Early Years provision as ‘Outstanding’ across all areas, praising the 'excellent care and learning experiences that the setting provides’.

Chapter House and King's Magna Qualify for Nationals in 'Fly to the Line' Glider Competition
Marketing Team

Students form Queen Ethelburga's have been participating in season 1 of the 'Fly to the Line Glider Challenge for UK primary school children and are through to the national heats.

QE Hosts Local Netball Tournament
Marketing Team

This afternoon, we welcomed Year 5 and Year 6 students from three local schools to participate in a friendly netball tournament.

Chapter House Students Qualify for ISA Cross Country National Finals
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Today, our pupils from Chapter House competed in the ISA Cross Country area races.