Spring 2020 Clubs

Childcare is provided by New Forest Childcare who operate at Abbotswood before and after school.

Abbotswood is also pleased to be able to host both school run and independent clubs. School run clubs may change termly, you will receive a letter/email about the following terms clubs towards the end of the current term. Places are limited and it is our policy to ensure that as many children as possible have the opportunity to attend at least one club.

You can apply for all school run clubs online through your Tucasi/ScoPay account 

  • Please check exactly when the club finishes and ensure you are there to collect your child on time.  The adult running the club will always wait until all children are collected, but it can be very distressing for a child to be left!
  • If the club is an independent outside club, please contact the club directly to advise if your child will not be attending the club.  Details of the clubs contact information are available on our website.
  • It will not be possible for children to go back to their classroom or locker after their club, please do not ask them to do so.
  • Make sure you know which exit they are coming out from and impress the need for them to wait inside school for you if you are a few minutes late.
  • Please remember if the Main Reception is open, and the person on duty does not allow you into the main building, they are following our security policy, so please respect them.

Please see below for details of each club.

Externally run clubs, taking place at Abbotswood

Guitar Club: Tuesday lunchtimes (a time will be allocated to your child depending on their level) run by Mr A Keeley.  £40.00/term, children need to bring their own guitar.  Please contact the School Office to book.

Instrumental Tuition: We offer lessons in Keyboard, Flute, Violin and Guitar.   The cost of instrumental tuition is heavily subsidized.  The parent contribution towards the cost of the lessons will be £50 per term, to be paid in advance. Pupils will receive a minimum of 10 lessons per term.  It will be necessary for your son/daughter to miss part of a normal lesson in order to attend their music lesson. You must notify us in writing if your child wishes to stop lessons.  The termly contract means that no refund can be given.  Each pupil will need to supply their own instrument so that they may practice at home as well as in school. Please contact the School Office to book.

Private Piano Lessons: Jemima is an experienced piano tutor for beginners, intermediate and music theory. A half an hour lesson is £10. Please call Jemima directly to secure your place 07999 990354.

Tuesday Big Mouth Theatre is a club run by external drama coaches and teachers.  It is held on Tuesdays 3.30–4.30pm. Please see attached letter for booking direct with Big Mouth Theatre.

Tuesday Sama Karate is a club taught by qualified Karate instructors.  It is run on Tuesdays 3.30–4.30pm.  Please see attached letter for booking direct with Sama Karate.

Tuesday Mad Science is a club taught by external science teachers.  It is run on Tuesdays 3.30 – 4.30pm.  It will run between 18th February and 24th March only in the Spring term. Please see attached letter for booking direct with Mad Science of Wessex

Wednesday Sewing Club (Now full for Spring Term) Mrs Allen’s Sewing Club runs on a Wednesday evening from 3.30 – 4.45pm for Years 4, 5 and 6.  There are 8 spaces only and will include all materials.  The club can be booked online through Tucasi Scopay but payment of £48 will be by cash or cheque (payable to J Allen) only, to be sent to the office. 

Friday Code Club (Now full for Spring Term) is a FREE after school club run by volunteers. The club will run on Friday’s from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.  There will only be 15 spaces for YEAR 5 and 6 pupils only and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Learning to code is an important skill now we’re living in a digital age. It’s simply not enough for children to know how to use technology, they should know how it works and how to build it too. It doesn’t just mean you can become a developer - it strengthens problem solving, logical thinking skills, and is useful for a range of other disciplines, careers and hobbies. For more information please visit https://www.codeclub.org.uk/aboutPlaces can be booked through Tucasi Scopay.

Friday Rocksteady Music School. Rocksteady Music School are currently working with Abbotswood to provide rock and pop music lessons and get hands-on experience of playing drums, guitar, keyboard or vocals in their own rock band!  Rocksteady lessons are held during a Friday afternoon - please see attached letter for booking direct with Rocksteady. 

Internally run clubs, taking place at Abbotswood

All of our SCHOOL RUN SPORTS CLUBS are detailed in the timetable at the bottom of this page. Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay.

Monday Film Club (Now full for Spring Term) is a free after school film club where children will have the opportunity to view a range of films. The club will run on Mondays from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. It is a free club and is open to all year groups. However, there will only be 30 spaces and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay

Monday Board Game Club (Now full for Spring Term) is a free after school games club - children love to play games, but with so many now choosing electronic devices over good old fashioned games, it is great to encourage them to put their tablets aside and have a more communal experience! UNO, Snakes and Ladders, battleships (and many others) can be great fun and educational too! The club will run on Mondays from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. It is a free club and is open to all year groups. However, there will only be 20 spaces and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay

Book Bingo. The aim of the club is to support children in sourcing their Book Bingo reading books and help them complete their activities.  Book Bingo Club will operate on a first come, first served basis, so please get your applications in early. A waiting list will also be kept in the event that your application is unsuccessful.   We will also be providing drinks and biscuits during this session.  Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay

Tuesday Year 3 and 4 Book Bingo Club (Now full for Spring Term) The club will run every Tuesday in the library from 3.30– 4.30 pm. There are 20 places available. Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay

Wednesday Year 5 and 6 Book Bingo Club   The club will run every Wednesday in the library from 3.30– 4.30 pm. There are 20 places available. Places can be booked through Tucasi 

Wednesday Lower School Choir Club. Choir is held on Wednesdays from 3.30- 4.15pm.  It is a free club.  Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay

Thursday Upper School Choir Club. Choir is held on Thursdays from 3.30- 4.30pm.  It is a free club.  Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay

Thursday Y4/5/6 Art Club. (Now full for Spring Term) Thursdays from 3.30- 4.30pm.  It is a free club.  Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay

All of our SCHOOL RUN SPORTS CLUBS are detailed in the timetable at the bottom of this page. Places can be booked through Tucasi Scopay.