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Clubs provide an exciting enrichment of the children’s experience at Finton and cover a huge range of sports and activities such as art, design technology, dance, computing and cookery. There are also specialist clubs offering support in, for example, social skills, occupational therapy or speech and language. Off-site clubs include Swimming, Climbing and Sailing.

In addition to this, there is an Early Room where children can be dropped off and supervised from 8.00am. There is a Late Room facility for children waiting for older siblings at the end of the day.

Please see below a range of clubs that take place each term (these change every year):

Clubs at Finton

by Year 6 School Reporter Barnaby K.

Act Drama

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Act Drama

‘Pretend to be an animal starting with the letter B!’ Children in the Act Drama Club are encouraged to let their imagination run wild in interactive activities and role plays which foster creativity, build self-esteem and develop the children’s oral communication skills.

Chess

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Chess

Entering the workroom full of Year 2 pupils, you could almost hear the gears whirring, as the children speculate about their opponents next move, and strategically move their pieces across the board. Playing chess is not only a great exercise for the brain, but it also puts the children’s patience and discipline to the test!

Climbing

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Climbing

Starting with a low-level traversing wall, children in the climbing club establish safe practice and develop climbing, teamwork and problem-solving skills. As they get more confident in their abilities, children gradually progress to more challenging climbs.

Act Drama

‘Pretend to be an animal starting with the letter B!’ Children in the Act Drama Club are encouraged to let their imagination run wild in interactive activities and role plays which foster creativity, build self-esteem and develop the children’s oral communication skills.

Chess

Entering the workroom full of Year 2 pupils, you could almost hear the gears whirring, as the children speculate about their opponents next move, and strategically move their pieces across the board. Playing chess is not only a great exercise for the brain, but it also puts the children’s patience and discipline to the test!

Climbing

Starting with a low-level traversing wall, children in the climbing club establish safe practice and develop climbing, teamwork and problem-solving skills. As they get more confident in their abilities, children gradually progress to more challenging climbs.

Cooking

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Cooking

Our budding chefs learn to cook a variety of recipes from delicious samosas and laksa to sweet treats like rocky road cookies. They also participate in a MasterChef ‘mystery box’ challenge!

Fencing

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Fencing

En garde! Prêts? Allez! Another popular club at Finton is Fencing, which is a great exercise to develop the children’s mental agility. One could believe it could be a chess lesson, when listening to the teacher explaining the logic and strategy behind the movements, but of course fencing is also a great physical regime which trains the children’s core, arms, and legs.

Jewellery

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Jewellery

In Jewellery Club, the children create a variety of jewellery and accessories. They découpage their own jewellery boxes, create Hama bead keyrings, decorate their own headbands and learn how to make their own beads.

Cooking

Our budding chefs learn to cook a variety of recipes from delicious samosas and laksa to sweet treats like rocky road cookies. They also participate in a MasterChef ‘mystery box’ challenge!

Fencing

En garde! Prêts? Allez! Another popular club at Finton is Fencing, which is a great exercise to develop the children’s mental agility. One could believe it could be a chess lesson, when listening to the teacher explaining the logic and strategy behind the movements, but of course fencing is also a great physical regime which trains the children’s core, arms, and legs.

Jewellery

In Jewellery Club, the children create a variety of jewellery and accessories. They découpage their own jewellery boxes, create Hama bead keyrings, decorate their own headbands and learn how to make their own beads.

French

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French

Our talented linguists get up early every Thursday morning to practice their French. The additional practice pays off, as the children have an impressive command of French for their age. The club especially focuses on further strengthening the children’s love and enthusiasm for languages.

M-Tech

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M-Tech

The Year 3 M-Tech Club provides a unique opportunity for children to participate in creative composition by combining traditional music theory with the latest creative technologies.

Nature Club

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Nature Club

This club is a fun packed exploration into nature, both in and outdoors. The children create nature inspired crafts from gathered materials, building homes and feeders for wildlife and growing their own plants.

French

Our talented linguists get up early every Thursday morning to practice their French. The additional practice pays off, as the children have an impressive command of French for their age. The club especially focuses on further strengthening the children’s love and enthusiasm for languages.

M-Tech

The Year 3 M-Tech Club provides a unique opportunity for children to participate in creative composition by combining traditional music theory with the latest creative technologies.

Nature Club

This club is a fun packed exploration into nature, both in and outdoors. The children create nature inspired crafts from gathered materials, building homes and feeders for wildlife and growing their own plants.

Relax Kids

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Relax Kids

“Imitating tyrannosaurus footsteps, dripping water drops down the spine and stomping like a T Rex, the children could not help but laugh out loud.”  School Reporter

Relax Kids sessions incorporate movement and exercise, mindfulness and relaxation games, stretching, peer or self-massage and breathing techniques. The sessions are based around a theme ranging from superheroes to outer space to what makes us happy. Relax Kids provides the tools to manage stress and be more resilient, calm and confident whilst having fun and being creative.

Book Club

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Book Club

“Up early in the morning, Year 5 and 6 children make themselves comfortable in the library listening to engaging stories read by our Librarian Miss Barbara.” School Reporter

Our library on the first floor is not only the perfect setting to get inspired and foster a love of reading, but also a quiet corner of the school where one can truly start the day off on a positive note.

Strictly Dancing

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Strictly Dancing

Children in the Strictly Dancing Club love twirling and spinning around the dance floor while loudly and enthusiastically singing along to popular music hits.

Relax Kids

“Imitating tyrannosaurus footsteps, dripping water drops down the spine and stomping like a T Rex, the children could not help but laugh out loud.”  School Reporter

Relax Kids sessions incorporate movement and exercise, mindfulness and relaxation games, stretching, peer or self-massage and breathing techniques. The sessions are based around a theme ranging from superheroes to outer space to what makes us happy. Relax Kids provides the tools to manage stress and be more resilient, calm and confident whilst having fun and being creative.

Book Club

“Up early in the morning, Year 5 and 6 children make themselves comfortable in the library listening to engaging stories read by our Librarian Miss Barbara.” School Reporter

Our library on the first floor is not only the perfect setting to get inspired and foster a love of reading, but also a quiet corner of the school where one can truly start the day off on a positive note.

Strictly Dancing

Children in the Strictly Dancing Club love twirling and spinning around the dance floor while loudly and enthusiastically singing along to popular music hits.

Tennis

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Tennis

Tennis is not only fun for the children, but it also develops hand-eye coordination, gross motor control and a robust immune system.

US Band

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US Band

Walking down the stairs from the playground on a Wednesday morning, one is greeted by the harmonious melodies from the US Band practising in the music room. Led by Miss Emma (Music Teacher), the children enjoy the experience of playing in an ensemble.

Gymnastics

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Gymnastics

Participation in gymnastics helps children become physically active and stay fit and healthy. The challenging nature of gymnastics requires commitment and concentration and teaches children how hard work and dedication pays off. By the end of a term, children master their self-choreographed routines which incorporate everything they have learnt from their teacher.

Tennis

Tennis is not only fun for the children, but it also develops hand-eye coordination, gross motor control and a robust immune system.

US Band

Walking down the stairs from the playground on a Wednesday morning, one is greeted by the harmonious melodies from the US Band practising in the music room. Led by Miss Emma (Music Teacher), the children enjoy the experience of playing in an ensemble.

Gymnastics

Participation in gymnastics helps children become physically active and stay fit and healthy. The challenging nature of gymnastics requires commitment and concentration and teaches children how hard work and dedication pays off. By the end of a term, children master their self-choreographed routines which incorporate everything they have learnt from their teacher.

Watersports

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Watersports

Our children are lucky to grow up surrounded by lakes and rivers, and we take full advantage of the watersports facilities available to us in the centre of London! Last year an impressive number of twenty-two enthusiastic Upper School children mastered canoes and dragon boats on Wimbledon Lake.

Lego Club

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Lego Club

After a full day of lessons and structured activities, Lego Club gives children the opportunity to unwind and build some amazing Lego structures with their friends in the DT workshop. From ships and animal farms to monsters, the kids let their imagination run wild. They patiently build fabulous constructions either on their own or in pairs.

Touch Typing

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Touch Typing

In touch typing club the children learn how to place their fingers in the ‘home key position’, this typically involves placing the eight fingers in a horizontal row along the middle of the keyboard and reaching for other keys. Children will develop an awareness of the location of each key on the keyboard and as a result, develop their typing speed.

Watersports

Our children are lucky to grow up surrounded by lakes and rivers, and we take full advantage of the watersports facilities available to us in the centre of London! Last year an impressive number of twenty-two enthusiastic Upper School children mastered canoes and dragon boats on Wimbledon Lake.

Lego Club

After a full day of lessons and structured activities, Lego Club gives children the opportunity to unwind and build some amazing Lego structures with their friends in the DT workshop. From ships and animal farms to monsters, the kids let their imagination run wild. They patiently build fabulous constructions either on their own or in pairs.

Touch Typing

In touch typing club the children learn how to place their fingers in the ‘home key position’, this typically involves placing the eight fingers in a horizontal row along the middle of the keyboard and reaching for other keys. Children will develop an awareness of the location of each key on the keyboard and as a result, develop their typing speed.