Extra Curricular Activities
We firmly believe that children learn best when they are excited about their learning and so we ensure that they have visits or visitors to support their learning at least once each term. Some of the visits may be further afield (please see below) and others may be closer to home such as QMC Science Centre or the War Memorial Park.
However, wherever they go, the focus of the visit will be to inspire the children and extend their learning. In Year 6, children take part in a residential visit to Hindleap Warren,East Sussex and this always proves to be the highlight of their final school year. The children are also fortunate to have a wide variety of visitors in school including a Roman soldier, ex World War II evacuees, chefs, authors, artists and members of a symphony orchestra to name just a few.
Each term, for eight weeks, the teachers and a few dedicated volunteers run a variety of clubs for pupils in the school. The clubs are allocated and designed for particular year groups.
Recent clubs have included smoothie-making, Samba drumming, drama, gymnastics, gardening, art, board games and IT, but we are always willing to consider any realistic ideas. If you have a skill or interest that you would be willing to share with a group of children for an hour after school, please let us know – we would be happy to provide someone to support you.
We have a number of very enthusiastic football teams that, under the able management of Miss Warwick and Mr Tomes, regularly take part in a number of tournaments against other schools; they have even played at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on more than one occasion.
Children also have opportunities throughout the year to take part in a range of other sporting competitions including kwik cricket, tag rugby, basketball and skipping.
Children from year 3 to 6 can begin learning an instrument in our school. The lessons take place within the school day and have an additional cost associated with them.
Mr Paul Timms teaches Keyboard and Violin on a Friday.
Mr Adrian Maycock teaches guitar on Monday and Wednesday.
If you would like your child to start learning an instrument in school, please contact the teacher through the school office.