At Cranmere we have two code clubs run by Mr Hayler, a parent and a governor. Each week the children in the clubs work on computer programming using software such as Scratch. They also work with Raspberry Pi which is a basic form of computer that resembles a circuit board rather than what a traditional PC looks like. The children have even used soldering irons to build their own circuit board computers. In recognition of how advanced these clubs are the national Code Club have awarded us star status. This means we get more free Raspberry Pi computers and a book by Carol Vorderman in addition to the badge. Thank you to Mr Hayler who has put a lot of his spare time and knowledge into these clubs.
Year 1 are currently benefiting from an FA football coach who comes to teach them for an hour a week as part of their P.E. During this time they are taught soccer and general games skills. This is especially beneficial to Year 1 as they are not currently taught by Coach Parry. The children have really enjoyed it so far and are now half way through their six week programme. The Cranmere staff involved have also watched in order to develop their teaching of P.E, in particular football.
Children from our Performing Arts and Ukulele Clubs have been great ambassadors for our school last week, visiting the Kings Centre in Chessington and the Silver and Gold Club in Lower Green to sing and play Christmas carols. We are very happy to be invited to these centres every year, as the children love the opportunity to perform and then chat with their audience.