At Devonshire, learning continues beyond the classroom and the school day. We offer a variety of extra-curricular clubs. See letters about clubs and activities on the letters home page or ask at the school office for more information.
Please ensure your child has the correct kit/clothing as failure to provide this will result in your child not being able to take part. This is especially important for Football and Tag-Rugby clubs. Your child will also need a named bottle of water. In wet weather, classroom sessions will be held instead.
We expect all our children to behave in extra-curricular clubs as they would during the school day. Should they not do so, they may lose their place. They will receive a written warning before their place is withdrawn.
Children must be collected promptly at the stated finishing time. If a child is late being collected, their place will be at risk. If somebody else is collecting your child, please ensure they are aware of the collection door, finishing time and have your password.
Chess club - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm for Years 3 to 6. Chess is a challenging pastime which helps concentration and encourages forward planning. Come and challenge the existing year group champions at the most complicated board game in the world! In the Spring term, Devonshire competes in the UK Chess Challenge. This is a fee-paying club.
Musical theatre - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm for Reception to Year 3. If you like to sing, dance, act - or all three - then this is the club for you. This club will build confidence, improve speaking skills, co-ordination and much more, with a little performance at the end of term. This is a fee-paying club.
Football club - from 3.20pm - 4.20pm for Years 3 & 4. Football club is a very popular free club. This club is run by a qualified football coach. Children will learn the basics of the wonderful game.
Children are not allowed to wear their school PE kits. Instead please provide a t-shirt, shorts/tracksuit that is named. Please also provide a named water bottle. Every child requires football socks, shin pads, football boots and trainers. If your child is unable to tie their own shoe laces, please practise with them as it saves a lot of time if they are able to put their own boots on! Children should change promptly at the end of the school day: Year 3 in Birch classroom and Year 4 in Cherry classroom.
If your child does not have the correct clothes and footwear, they will not be allowed to participate for health and safety reasons.
Hip Hop Dance club - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm for Years 4 to 6. Joanna Knight, a qualified teacher, who has been providing dance classes at Devonshire for a number of years, runs this free club. The children learn fun routines which will stretch their dancing ability, enhance their confidence and improve their coordination. Sessions involve a warm-up, games and dance moves to pop music. Normally there is a small performance at the end of term and the children showcase their talent at our annual Summer Fayre.
Tennis - from 3.20pm - 4.20pm for Years 3 to 6. At these fun sessions delivered by the coaching team from Sutton Tennis & Squash Club, your child will learn the game, movement skills, agility, speed, co-ordination and balance. This is a fee-paying club.
Homework club - every week from 3.15pm - 4.15pm. Children in Years 5 & 6 by invitation. Children in other year groups also by invitation.
Dramacademy - from 3.05pm - 4.05pm for children in Reception to Year 3. Dramacademy offers high-energy, fun-filled weekly workshops combining drama, dance and singing. Sessions are taught to a high standard by professional actors who have years of experience teaching children. The mission of Dramacademy is to raise and protect the self-esteem of every child and to develop vital communication and social skills without the children realising because they are having too much fun! This is a fee-paying club.
ICT club - for Year 2 children run at lunchtimes in the Autumn term. A very popular, heavily over-subscribed club run by Miss Lee and Miss Newton.
Tag rugby - for Years 5 & 6. Tag Rugby is a minimal contact version of Rugby and these free sessions are conducted by a qualified coach.
Netball club - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm for Years 5 & 6. Netball is a fast, exciting, true team sport which involves running, jumping, throwing and catching. If your child would like to learn how to play in a fun environment, then we will be delighted to welcome your child to Netball club. We are very fortunate to be part of Sutton Schools Netball League and children may be selected to play in matches or attend as a substitute.
Sewing club - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm for Years 3 to 6. This club is run by Stitches Haberdashery & Sewing Room. Children will learn basic hand sewing techniques, embroidery stitches and machine sewing. Over the course of each half term the children will work on a variety of projects from pencil cases, soft toys, cushion covers and aprons.
Gymnastics club - from 8am to 8.45am for Years 1 to 3. Sessions are delivered in the Infant Hall by a qualified coach from Community Advantages Sports Coaching. Children will learn how to safely perform basic techniques, building on their ability and confidence. This is a fee-paying club.
Art classes - from 3.15pm until 4.15pm for Years 1 to 6. Mrs Stearman, a practising artist, has been providing these very popular classes for many years and the children love to attend. Her motto is "No one is rubbish at art" and this is borne out by the amazing works of art that the children produce each week. The classes aim to give each child a solid foundation in art and design by encouraging their artistic ability and individual styles. This is a fee-paying club.
Choir club - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm for Years 3 to 6. This club is run by Mrs Saunderson and Mrs Sage. It is a fun and inspiring club for children who enjoy singing whatever their talent! Depending on the time of year, the children may be learning Christmas carols for the school's annual carol service and visits to local retirement homes. The school choir brilliantly supported the second Devonshire pantomime "Snow White and the Mini Miners", which took place at Christmas 2015. In the Spring term, rehearsals take place for the choir's performance at the Sutton Schools Music festival at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon.
School football team (Not during the summer term) - from 3.15pm – 4.15pm for Years 5 & 6. Mr Wells coaches the school team in preparation for playing matches against other schools in the borough. If there is a match on a Thursday after school, normal training will be cancelled.
Circus skills club (Not during the summer term)- from 3.15pm to 4.15pm until 9 February, for children in Years 3 & 4. Circus skills club is a fun after school activity where children will practise juggling, plate spinning and diablo as well as many other skills.
Cricket club - in the summer term only, starting on 11 May 2017 - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm for Years 4 to 6. Mr Reddy puts the children in the cricket club through their paces on the field after school.
Quiz club - by invitation only for children in Years 3 to 6 in the summer term - from 3.15pm - 4.15pm. Teams compete against each other in a wide range of categories such as current affairs, science, art, geography, world knowledge and culture.
Gymnastics club - from 8am to 8.45am for Years 4 to 6. Sessions are delivered in the Infant Hall by a qualified coach from Community Advantages Sports Coaching. Children will learn how to safely perform basic techniques, building on their ability and confidence. This is a fee-paying club.
Scatterball - from 3.05pm to 4.05pm for Year 1 - this club will be run as two separate half term clubs: one block of 5 weeks before half term and another set of 5 weeks after half term. Scatterball is a game that is a mix of cricket and rounders, where the children have 3 balls to ‘scatter’ around the field of play. They kick one, throw one and bat one and then have to score runs while the opposition team collect all the balls and bring them back to a central point. It improves team work, strategic thinking and ball skills.
STEMinions - for Years 5 & 6 - the Science department and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) club at Overton Grange School will be running this club. The club will run projects that engage students to collaborate, experiment, create and analyse with hands on activities in topics such as space, bath-bomb chemistry, slime making, chocolate chemistry, the awesome power of hydraulics and many more activities. This club will be run by STEM ambassadors from Overton Grange and coordinated by their Science Primary Liaison Coordinator, Miss Banda. Miss Banda has a wealth of experience running successful STEM clubs that have been awarded several awards, including STEM club of the Year 2016 by STEMnet. Parents will be required to drop their children off at Overton Grange every Friday at 3:30pm and collect them promptly at 4:45pm from reception. All students are expected to follow Overton Grange School and lab rules whilst on the site. We hope this club will offer your child valuable enrichment as they prepare for secondary school, as well as tap into their potential as effective scientists.
If children have already attended the club, they will choose one of the following projects for the first half term:
- Build an eco village- make a fully functional eco village in this sustainability project.
- Build a hydraulic arm - discover the amazing power of hydraulics in this lollypop stick hydraulic moveable arm.
- Design a unique organic lip balm - explore the unique properties of plant pigments and natural flavourings to design your own lip balm.
- Make an artbot- use the magic of physics and electrical circuits to design a motorised artist.
- Design an organic shower gel or bath bomb - become professional Cosmetologist!
- The diversity of Overton ponds and grounds - are you passionate about animals and finding out what creepy crawlies? This project is for you! Become an entomologist and a limnologist for six weeks.
Newcomers will start with the water rockets project as it is a lot of fun!
Peripatetic music teachers work in school teaching children particular instruments. Currently they teach children the violin, piano, flute and the guitar. Recorder lessons, taught by Deanne Campbell, are also available in small groups to children in Years 1 to 4. The children get the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the end-of-year music concert. There is a charge for these lessons and the school office has details of these teachers.