Activities

The Fun Club at Mortlake Hall1943

At the Fun Club we think that it is important that after a day in school, with its formal teaching structure, children should be offered an alternative freer environment in which they can choose how to fill their time.

We provide a range of play materials to encourage the children to think up their own games and activities and play as they choose. This allows them to develop their own independence, to be creative and to socialise in mixed groups across the age range.

We encourage the children to take responsibility for practical tasks such as tidying up after play and laying the tables for tea.

We also offer a range of activities to meet the different interests and stages of development of all the children – these are optional and popular.

 

Here is just a taste:-

Arts and Crafts

  • Painting and drawing and making collages
  • Model making – paper sculpture, saltdough shapes, papier-mâché
  • Knitting
  • Painting glass jars as lanterns
  • Origami
  • scrapbooks

Gardening and Environmental Projects

  • Planting spring bulbs
  • Growing carrot tops
  • Taking plant cuttings
  • Growing peas
  • Making bird feeders
  • Recycling projects

Cooking

  • Bread making
  • Coconut ice squares
  • Biscuits

Physical activities

  • Football
  • Indoor hockey
  • Table tennis
  • ‘Torchie’
  • Talent contests

Games

  • Bingo
  • Beetle
  • Assorted board games

The Fun Club is based around free play and the Children are free to choose which activity they want to do. The activities we provide change on a weekly basis.