This club is for the younger children – in school years Reception/year 1/Year 2 – and began in January 2006. It takes place in the hall at DCF. Numbers are limited to 20 children in order to give enough time to each child. In the September each year, when the children reach school year 3, they can join our Livewires club (for 7-11’s / school years 3-6).
The activities are structured in a way that makes them different from Livewires club, so that children moving from one club to the next will find enough of a change to be exciting and challenging. The rules are the same as for Livewires as they work!
After registration (subs are 50p) the children begin with a game until all have arrived.
The next activity can be a mix of craft /colouring / games /talks. Each term a subject is chosen to be the theme so that the children can learn in a fun way about a certain topic. Topics Covered are: Animals, People, Trees, Food, Insects, Water, Fish, Music, Transport, Places , Occupations, Sports, Clothes and shoes, Entertainment, Games, Wild animals and Birds. This means that any child being in Little Livewires for a full three years gets to look at all the topics.
Any information sheets or colouring sheets are then put into each child’s folder which they take home at the end of each year (July). Each subject has Christian teaching brought into it to show the children that everything in life has a purpose and design.
There is a story each week which the children love, and to end their short but busy time each week they have a few action songs – and each one gets a turn to ‘have a lolly’ at home time.
Each week a child is given the chance to say a prayer at the end, saying thank you to God for something.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
– Proverbs 22:6
Each year the little ones have their own race in Livewires Sports day and also have a minor part in the Livewires plays/musicals. They were included on the CD “Christmas with Livewires” with their own rendering of Away in a Manger plus a unique track of their own.
The leaders are: Sandra Viney and Jo Gunne with help from Erin Clague and Eilish Carballido. Leaders have taken the DCF Child protection course – in association with CCPAS – and are DBS checked.