What is Boys Noise? – Mondays
Boys Noise is an intervention projects for boys in Years 2-6. The teams work over a term with up to 20 boys and deliver our unique HeartSense programme to small groups plus an after-school club each week.
We passionately believe that emotional, social and mental health affects everything that we do throughout all stages of life, and the Boys Noise projects encourage healthy growth in these areas. What’s more, Ofsted and the Dept. for Education are recognising the importance of these too. These programmes are designed to assist with the wellbeing and resilience of primary school children. They have been used in over 10 primary schools in the past four years, effectively helping each child to realise their own potential and maximise their learning.
What is HeartSense? – Fridays
Some years ago schools were explaining that children’s progress in class was being seriously hampered by social, emotional and personal issues - what you might call ‘heart’ issues. Trying to tackle these and teach lessons simultaneously meant someone was missing out. Either the class, or the individuals. Sometimes both! Clearly some intervention was required in order to break down some children’s barriers to learning.
Using input from various educational specialists, including those with extensive knowledge in the area of SEN, a unique programme focused on exploring matters of the heart and mind was born: Heartsense. HeartSense helps children to recognise and make links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and encourages them to learn how to talk about these with others.
It develops a number of key emotional and social competencies such as listening skills, how to forgive and let go, and how to cope well in stressful situations.
Across both activities, the children are divided into groups of up to four, based on their needs and the Boys Noise team work with each group for up to 25 minutes twice a week.
What do our East Wickham boys think of Boys Noise?...
|REfresh - delivered by CRiBS|
Since 2014 CRiBS has regularly been delivering lessons (from their bank of 170 creative Christian lessons for primary schools, written to complement and support the local RE syllabus) to all classes from Reception to Year 6. The lessons are designed to help children consider faith in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Sessions are led by CRiBS’ team of staff and volunteers who demonstrate an ongoing awareness of, and sensitivity to, the multi (or no) faith context of the school environment.The CRiBS team have also been writing and performing Christmas and Easter plays in schools for over 20 years. Plays have been performed at East Wickham each Christmas and Easter since 2005. They provide a wonderful opportunity to present the Christian meaning of these less and less well-known Bible stories in creative and thought-provoking ways.
For more information, please see https://www.cribsonline.org/primary
Bird College have been providing music lessons to East Wickham Primary for several years. Lessons range from drums, flute and violin.
For more information, please see http://bird-college.com/music-service/
Rosewood Childcare Group Ltd is co-owned by Lisa Ball and Susan Miners. We are committed to providing an organised, stimulating, safe, learning environment for the children of East Wickham Primary Academy. We will work alongside the staff at EWPA to ensure that the childcare offered is of a high standard.
Our dedicated team will encourage a range of different daily activities which will include, arts and crafts, team games, cookery and problem solving along with many more activities. We feel it is important to give the children a wide range of fun activities, they are still learning whilst at our setting but they are learning through play.
All of our staff hold current DBS certificates and are fully trained in safeguarding and paediatric first aid along with recognised NVQ qualifications.
Our opening times are Monday to Friday (term time only):
Breakfast Club: 7:30am-8:50am (daily cost of £5.00 per child)
After School Club: 3:15pm to 6pm (daily cost of £9.00 per child)
We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have and arrange a time for you to pop in and view our setting.
If you would like to register your child at our setting then please do not hesitate to contact either:
Lisa Ball: 07546 539335
Sue Miners: 07752 544838