Early Morning Club and After-School Care
Breaside recognises and understands the need for out of hours childcare for our parents. We operate a Breakfast Club for parents to drop their children off at school from 7:30 am and an Afterschool Club that operates until 6:00pm. Obviously places are limited, but we are here to help and will do everything in our power to accommodate your children.
There are many other teacher and specialist run clubs for your children to attend at the end of the day too. Please look at individual clubs for further details or contact the School Office for further information – Tel: 020 8460 0916.
Clubs and Activities
We offer a wide range of clubs and activities that complement the school curriculum, which includes Tae Kwon-do, MFL Online, Mandarin, Elocution (Speech and Drama), Cross Country, Netball Club, Homework Club, Munchkins Sports, United Nations Geography Club, Ipad Club, Lego Club, Young Voices, Yoga, Cookery Club, Film Club, Rugby Club, ICT Digital Leaders, CS Football Coaching, Ballet and many more. Children across all of our Key Stages are encouraged to participate in all the clubs.
Munchkins Multi-Sport Holiday Camps for 4 – 11yr olds
With so many options to keep your children entertained during school holidays it becomes increasingly hard what to select to keep them happy.
Munchkin Sports holiday camps offer a wide variety of sports and activities sure to keep your children not only entertained, but also learning lots as well. Every day the children will have brand new experiences, make lots of new friends and of course have lots and lots of fun.
Your children will get to play Rugby, Football, Athletics, Netball/Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Dance and many other fun team games. We also do lots of arts and crafts, which the children love! We do this not only because it’s fun, but also because it’s important that children rest in-between the sports.
Each camp will have on site every day a senior Munchkin Sports Manager and a fully qualified sports coaching team to ensure everything runs smoothly in a professional and safe environment. At all times a Paediatric first aider will be on site.
We offer various packages to suit your needs and work schedules as well as offering a sibling discount (for full week bookings). To find out more and to book please visit our website https://munchkinsports.com/multi-sport-holiday-camps1/holiday-camp-schedule/
We believe that learning does not just take place within the classroom and a variety of trips to places of interest are organised for each year group throughout the year. In Year 5, the pupils are offered the opportunity of taking part in an activities week in Dorset, where they can try a variety of outward-bound activities. The Year 6 trip to France gives our pupils the opportunity to practise their language skill as well as continue their outdoor pursuits.
For details of forthcoming trips and expeditions, have a look at our calendar.
Instrumental and Vocal Tuition at Breaside
September Return to School: Instrumental/Vocal Lessons
Following recent changes to government guidelines, instrumental and vocal lessons will be able to resume face to face at Breaside. We will have strict procedures in place to ensure that the lessons can run as safely as possible. Children and teachers will be required to santitise hands at the start and end of the lesson. After each lesson, the teacher will be responsible for spraying and wiping down all surfaces that the child may have come into contact with (door handle, piano keys, music stand etc.). We have Perspex screens which will be used as necessary.
Over 180 students receive instrumental or vocal lessons each week at Breaside. We have a large team of experienced specialist music teachers (known as peripatetic teachers).
Lessons are either provided by staff from Bromley Youth Music Trust (known as BYMT) or by self-employed teachers.
What can students learn?
We are currently able to offer individual lessons to pupils who are in Years 1-6 on the following instruments:
Violin, Viola, Cello (Year 1+)
Flute (including Jazz Flute), Saxophone, Clarinet, Recorder (Year 3+)
Fife, Toot, J-Sax, Dood, Recorder (Year 1+)
Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Baritone (Year 4+)
Pocket trumpet, Pbone (Year 2+)
Drum kit (Year 4+)
Singing (Year 3+)
Guitar, Ukulele, Piano (Year 1+)
If there is enough demand we may be able to offer tuition on an instrument not listed.
When and where will they have the lessons?
Lessons take place during the school day. Pupils come out of lessons to attend, but the timetable is worked out on a rotation basis so they do not miss the same lesson each week.
How much do lessons cost?
£200 per term for individual 30 minute lessons
£133 per term for individual 20 minute lessons
£100 per term for individual 15 minute lessons
How do I pay?
Once we have received your application/agreement form (see below), we will book the lessons with one of our teachers and you will either receive an email regarding how to pay or the teacher will send you an invoice.
Are there any instrumental/vocal lessons you would particularly recommend?
No. All are as worthwhile as each other – the most important things are that your child attends regularly and practises during the week. Just ten minutes a day can make all the difference to progress!
What do I do about obtaining an instrument?
If you are applying for piano lessons you will need a keyboard/piano at home. If you are applying for drum kit lessons you will need practice pads and sticks and in time, we would recommend you buy a drum kit. If you decide to buy/hire an instrument please seek advice before doing so. We recommend hiring from BYMT or Saunders Music or hiring/buying from Just Flutes (who sell more than just flutes!). Please visit their websites for further information:
BYMT https://musichubsales.org.uk Tel: 07768 312270
Saunders Music http://www.saundersmusic.co.uk Tel: 01732 740755
Just Flutes www.justflutes.com Tel: 020 8662 8400
How do I apply for music lessons?
Simply fill in the application/agreement form (see below)and return it to the school office.
When do lessons start?
The first set of 10 (out of 30) lessons commence in September. It is possible to apply for lessons at any point in the school year, however we often have a waiting list therefore children may have to wait until a slot becomes available.
What happens if we want to stop music lessons?
You need to email/write to Mrs Coop and the instrumental teacher by half term. Lessons can only stop at the end of a set of 10 – not part way through.
Will learning an instrument help my child’s education?
Yes, we believe so. There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that children learning an instrument not only improve their social and practical skills, but their progress and achievement in other subjects increases, as they develop their listening, comprehension and reading skills.
Mrs S Coop
Head of Music