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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club opens from 7.30am. It has a warm and friendly environment enabling children to feel safe, also helping to provide them with a positive start to each day.

As we are part of the healthy eating school programme, we implement nutritional healthy breakfast. Everyday we offer a selection of non sugared cereal, buttered toast or bagel (jam optional), toasted teacake, grilled bacon sandwich or roll (sauce optional), a variety of fruit juice, flavoured milkshake, milk and water to drink at a cost of £1 per day. Those on Free School Meals (now known as Pupil Premium) will receive this free of charge. Please call the school office for further details.

Children are encouraged to become more independent by taking responsibility of making sure they have signed into the breakfast register also by going straight to class to hang coats and book bags on their pegs before they line up for breakfast.

We believe breakfast club helps provide an open opportunity for parents to discuss and share any concerns or worries with us and form positive relationships.

Also to:

  • Improve attendance and punctuality of each child.
  • Promotes social skills for all children.
  • Provides children the opportunity to read and quiz on the accelerated reader programme, enabling them to become a more confident reader.
  • ICT room provides a quiet environment for children to concentrate using a range of math skills on various math challenges. 
  • By providing a healthy breakfast it would improve concentration levels therefore improve academic achievement.

Breakfast Club is open to all children. We are always happy to see new faces. We hope to see you soon.


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7:30am…

  • Children can arrive from this time
  • Sign in with Mrs Harris
  • Years 1-4 hang up their book bags, coats etc. on the hooks outside the hall.
  • Nursery & reception to leave their belongings on the stage.
  • Find their face and stick it to the welcome board.
  • Take part in activities which vary from day to day on a two week rota basis. These include maths games, word games, puzzles, construction and resources to help with motor skills.

8am-8:15am…

  • Breakfast is served from 8am
  • Children are encouraged to wash their hands using the hand gel provided.
  • They will get a tray, help themselves to drinks/yoghurts/fruit/cereal or line up for toast and clear away their items when they are finished.

8:15am…

  • Tidy up time.

8:20am…

  • Story Time (Monday to Thursday)
  • Nursery & Reception to go with adult and one helper to the Panther room to recite nursery rhymes, share story etc.  This enables settling in period for the younger children with no upset in leaving their siblings.   The reader is to read the title and encourage the younger children to repeat after them, then read the story. When the story is finished the helper will encourage the children to come up with words beginning with the letter that the story is most focused on.
  • Years 1&2 to go with adult and share a chapter book/traditional tale/set of books to hold interest and build excitement chapter by chapter.  (Year 4 pupil can lead group)
  • Years 3&4 to listen to adult in sharing a book (the children were asked and would like Roald Dahl, Diary of Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter etc – adult to lead)
  • Circle Time (Friday)
  • All year groups will sit in a circle on the floor and show the group what they have built during the week. (We have a ‘Show & Tell’ box, in which children can store their masterpieces from the week built from Lego, stickle bricks etc. to show during circle time)

8:30am...

  • Children will be called by year group to line up, collect their belongings and head off to their classes.
  • NB:  Workout Wednesday with mini assault course and sensory equipment will start when new equipment arrives.

Week One

Monday

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Stickle bricks
  • Fine Motor Skills: Threading beads
  • Number Skills/Turn Taking: Snakes & Ladders
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Alphabet Floor Puzzle
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Find the Link
  • Thinking/Spelling: Match & Learn Spelling
  • Turn Taking: Animal dominoes
  • Turn Taking/Thinking & Strategy: Food Snap

Tuesday

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Interstar links
  • Fine Motor Skills: Pop together links
  • Fine Motor Skills: Peg board pictures
  • Number Skills/Turn Taking: Darts
  • Number Skills/Turn Taking: Lobo
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Guess Who

Wednesday ‘Bingo Day’

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Lego
  • Fine Motor Skills: Chain Links
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Food Bingo
  • Turn Taking: Fairy Tale Bingo
  • Turn Taking: On The Farm Bingo
  • Number Skills: Maths Bingo

Thursday ‘Big Games Day’

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Speed Stacks
  • Construction/Thinking: Giant Dominoes
  • Motor Skills: Build-a-bug
  • Turn Taking/Thinking: World Map Floor Puzzle
  • Teamwork: ‘Create Your Own Board Game’
  • Learning Through Play: Globe Trotting

Friday

  • Construction: Knex
  • Construction: Wooden blocks
  • Fine Motor Skills: Connecta Straws
  • Number Skills: ‘Space’ board game
  • Number Skills/Turn Taking: Shopping List game
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Food Bingo
  • Social Skills: Show & Tell

Everyday

  • Creativity/Number Skills: Maths worksheets
  • Creativity/Number Skills: Drawing activities related to current term topics
  • Reading Skills: Accelerated reading quiz
  • Number/ICT Skills: Maths games using computers
  • Creativity: Constructing well known buildings, aircraft, etc. using resources.
  • Listening Skills: Group reading session (Mon-Thu)

Week Two

Monday

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Stickle bricks
  • Fine Motor Skills: Threading beads
  • Number Skills/Turn Taking: Numbers Floor Puzzle
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Find the Link
  • Turn Taking/Thinking & Strategy: Food Snap
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Guess Who
  • Turn Taking: Farm dominoes
  • Learning Through Play: Picture/words cards

Tuesday

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Interstar links
  • Fine Motor Skills: Pop together links
  • Fine Motor Skills: Peg board pictures
  • Number Skills/Turn Taking: Darts
  • Thinking/Number Skills: Uno
  • Turn taking: Picture Lotto

Wednesday ‘Bingo Day’

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Lego
  • Fine Motor Skills: Chain Links
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Food Bingo
  • Turn Taking: Fairy Tale Bingo
  • Turn Taking: On The Farm Bingo
  • Number Skills: Maths Bingo

Thursday ‘Big Games Day’

  • Construction/Motor Skills: Speed Stacks
  • Construction/Thinking: Giant Dominoes
  • Motor Skills: Build-a-bug
  • Thinking & Strategy: Giant Noughts & Crosses
  • Turn Taking: Giant snakes & Ladders
  • Learning Through Play: Globe Trotting

Friday

  • Construction Corner: Knex
  • Construction: Wooden blocks
  • Fine Motor Skills: Connecta Straws
  • Number Skills: ‘Caterpillar’ board game
  • Number skills: Shopping List game
  • Thinking/Turn Taking: Food Bingo
  • Social Skills: Show & Tell

Everyday

  • Creativity/Number Skills: Maths worksheets
  • Creativity/Number Skills: Drawing activities related to current term topics
  • Reading Skills: Accelerated reading quiz
  • Number/ICT Skills: Maths games using computers
  • Creativity: Constructing well known buildings, aircraft, etc. using resources.
  • Listening Skills: Group reading session (Mon-Thu)


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Tilbury Pioneer Academy’s Breakfast Club were recently treated to a £400 injection of funds, courtesy of the Griffin Foundation Trust.

The funds helped the Friends of Pioneer PTA buy sensory equipment for the many pupils that visit every morning from 7.30am. Pupils are treated to a hearty, healthy breakfast and are encouraged to play and interact with others as part of their ongoing social and emotional welfare. The club sees up to 60 pupils every day!

We firmly believe that the benefit to children and their families of our breakfast club at TPA is the improved learning, attendance and behaviour at school, punctuality, healthy eating, social development and fun through play.  The children that attend start the day ready to learn.

We have been fortunate enough to receive funding from Griffin Foundation Trust to help develop the activities in this group so that we can work towards starting a sensory circuit group in our weekly mini assault course.  Hopefully we can then progress to use this equipment daily for small groups of children.

A sensory circuit is a set of physical activities to help us get ready for the day’s learning.  We start with alerting activities, then move on to organising activities and then finish with calming activities.

The equipment that has been bought will help with preparing the children’s brains for learning, will enable them to organise their bodies by doing more than one thing at once in a set order to help increase their focus and attention and make sure they have activities that help them go to class ready to learn. We are extremely grateful for this kind donation and the continued support that Griffin provides to our school!