Clubs Timetable

Why do we offer what we offer? (Our intent)

At St Mary’s, we seek to offer a wide range of clubs – usually 20+ over the year – with the aim of:

  1. increasing opportunity for children to attend a breadth of sporting, creative and academic activities to:
    • broaden their experiences and try new activities
    • take up active lifestyles
    • engage & socialize with other children and adults and learn to cooperate & compete
    • learn and achieve skills not offered elsewhere in our curriculum
    • gain knowledge and develop healthy attitudes towards participation
  2. enabling children of lower income families (disadvantaged/ PPG) to access these opportunities as a priority

How do we teach it? (Our implementation)

Our wide-ranging clubs for Key Stage 1 and 2 are delivered by school staff – teachers and support staff, our sports coach and external providers, every day of the week, usually after school from 3.15-4.15 in the 2 halls, sometimes before, sometimes at lunchtime. They take place outside in the school grounds, playground, ball court and pitch, the library and in classrooms. Club sizes vary, depending on the age of the children, the supervising adults, the available space or the nature of the activity. There is no cost for many clubs as some are freely provided by staff or subsidized through school budgets. Several sports clubs are charged for; however prices are reduced at 50% for children eligible for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).

What is the difference that this makes? (Our impact)

Every child has the chance to enjoy activities not on offer in the taught curriculum, building upon our sport, cultural, arts and music curriculum. Children experience less familiar sports and are physically active, explore creative skills, work together with children in other classes and year groups, share and develop social skills and techniques and sometimes take these into their home-lives and leisure time. We encourage all children to share their clubs and activities outside school with us back in school, such as martial arts, ice-hockey, Polish school, cricket, badminton, dance etc.

2018-2019 Completed Clubs

  • Badminton Club
  • Book Club
  • Breakfast Club
  • Choir Club
  • Cookery Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Dodge ball Club
  • Film Club
  • Football Club
  • Gardening Club
  • ‘Let’s Get Going’ Club
  • ‘Mad Science’ Club
  • Martial Arts Club
  • Reception Games Club
  • Reception Real Play Club
  • Sports Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Storytelling Club
  • Street dance Club
  • Woolly Club
  • Yoga Club

Clubs in the past

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Big Brothers Book and Maths
  • Board games
  • Bollywood
  • Boxercise
  • Breakfast
  • B.U.G. – Bicycle Users’ Group
  • ‘Change 4 Life’
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Coding
  • Comic
  • Cookery – KS2
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Dodgeball
  • Drama
  • ‘Family Funs’
  • Film
  • Football Y1-3
  • Football Y4-6
  • French
  • Friends for Life
  • Gardening
  • German
  • Glee Club and Drama
  • Hockey
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • ‘Mad Science’
  • Martial Arts
  • Maths
  • Maths Challenge
  • Maths Games
  • Mosaic
  • Multiskills
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Papercraft
  • Polish
  • Pyramid
  • Radio
  • Reading Explorers
  • Reception Club
  • Reception ‘Real Play’
  • Recorder