Extra Curricular School Clubs
There are a wide range of extra curricular activities available at our school. Please note that these can vary according to staff availability and due to a busy schedule where we try to avoid clubs clashing.
Have a look in more detail at the clubs usually offer!
Mrs Jones runs Art Club on Tuesdays, 03:15pm-
This is run on a per term basis with infants one term and juniors the next –
Usually artists and their techniques are studied, and this is usually tied into our curriculum theme; for example, we have been studying Lowry linked to our Buildings topic. Our art club’s work can be seen in many interesting displays around school. The club gives children a chance to work with a range of media and to reinforce and build on skills developed in the curriculum.
(We have been using our Space Topic for inspiration and have looked at the work of Kandinsky to inspire some mixed media circle/ planet pictures.We have also enjoyed creating paintings inspired by the American artist Peter Thorpe who specialises in abstract space images).
We are very proud of our school choir! It is run by Mrs Marriott, a former teacher who organises the choir on a voluntary basis. Each year, we take part in the spectacular ‘Singing Together’ project run by Blackburn Diocese at King George’s Hall, Blackburn. This is a massive event with nearly 20 schools on stage at once –
Choir takes place after school each Thursday from September up to Easter. We learn a range of songs and vocal techniques, the importance of timing in music –
As part of our PE provision from Rossendale Leisure Trust, an after-
This extends to athletics once the football season is finished.
Children require boots, shin-
Mr Oldfield ends the week with his Guitar Club on Fridays after school. This is open to children in years 5 and 6 one term and years 3 and 4 the next.
We concentrate on learning about musical ‘keys’ and how to play chords in a specific key. This allows children to gain basic knowledge of a range of chords to be used when playing and even composing their own songs.
Groups are limited to eight –
This exciting practical club is run by Miss Moon and takes place on Tuesdays after school. It is open to children in years 3 and 4. It is linked to our curriculum –
Multi Skills sessions take place every Tuesday morning at 08:00am in the hall and last for 1 hour.
Children can bring a healthy snack and drink for the mid-
The sessions are run by the Rossendale Leisure Trust. Sessions cost £3 a time and are offered to different ages of children.
From Tuesday, 12 January until Tuesday, 9 February children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are able to take part. Please contact the school office for more information.
Netball club takes place after school on Mondays.
Children learn the skills of pivoting, bounce and chest pass and the tactics of invasion that can be applied to many team games. We also compete against other schools.
The club is open to all children in years 4, 5 and 6. Practises take place in the school yard each Monday after school until 04:15pm –
Netball is an energetic sport requiring good positional sense and teamwork, developing both social and physical skills in children. It is an excellent sport for building confidence.
Miss Thomason uses her skills as a musician to run this creative club on Friday lunchtimes. It is a great way of developing not only musical skills –
The percussion club helps children to develop a stronger understanding of the timing and structure of music, and is great for developing confidence in both individual and group performance. We have a wide range of instruments in school, and each child is taught the basics of the treble clef using a glockenspiel, in order to provide accompanying melodies. Good understanding of tempo, dynamics, texture and timbre are built up –