We offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities that are free to attend and are run by school staff – please see below for the wide range of options available this term.
Each term, the children are given a Clubs list so they can sign up to the clubs they would like to join. *Clubs Timetable Summer 2019*
We also have some clubs which are run by outside agencies (which do require a fee).
Archery – paid club is a new club this year, run by the School Sports Partnership every Monday before school.
This tricky sport is great for developing concentration, hand-eye coordination and also aim.
Badminton Club is run by Mr Hassan on a Wednesday after school.
This face-paced exciting racket sport helps to develop hand-eye coordination as well as developing skills and applying tactics.
Cheerleading – paid club is a popular club run by the School Sports Partnership every Friday before school.
This fun club gives the children the opportunity to learn new skills as well as develop routines and apply these to music.
Computing Club every Friday after school with Mrs Izatt.
Are you in Year 4, 5 or 6? Do you have a favourite computer game? Would you like to learn how to make your own computer games? At computing club, we will use coding programs such as Scratch to learn how to make cool games, animations, and websites too! We will also be using PowerPoint, the internet and other computer programs to have lots of fun!
Dodgeball – paid club is run by the School Sports Partnership every Tuesday before school and is incredibly popular.
This fast-paced, action packed game is enjoyed by all children. The children learn how to attack and defend as well as apply game tactics.
Fencing – paid club is a popular club run by Little Musketeers every Monday after school.
Fencing is immensely popular with children and is fast becoming the new alternative sport to help improve fitness, co-ordination, agility, speed and strength. All safety equipment is provided and the children are coached by former Olympians.
Football Clubs for boys, girls and mixed teams – after school with Mr Hassan.
Tuesday – It’s the girl’s school football team where the girls learn how to pass and to kick a ball. This is open to Year 5 and 6 girls and it doesn't matter whether you have played or not.
Thursday - Is the Year 5 and 6 boy’s football teams. The boys learn how to work as team and learn football skills.
Friday- It’s open to all Year 3 and 4 boys and girls where they learn basic footballing skill and have fun while learning. This is open to students whether they play or not.
Film Club is run on a Monday with Mrs Ford and is open to all year groups.
‘Into Film’ is a friendly, sociable and relaxing club which gives children the opportunity to experience film creatively.
Over the last half-term the children have watched films including ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Inside Out’. They have been discussing their views and the various themes within the films. The children have also been given opportunities to write film reviews and create storyboards in groups building on their teamwork skills amongst different year groups.
Gymnastics – paid club is run by the School Sports Partnership every Thursday before school.
In gymnastics, the children work on developing their upper body and core strength as well as developing their movement skills. The children are taught by a gymnastic specialist who is able to support and guide them through the journey to becoming a gymnast.
Karate – paid club
Karate is run by Westwood Karate after school on a Tuesday.
Karate has been a club running at the school for several years. Karate enables the children to apply their discipline to this Japanese sport. The children are able to learn new skills and work their way through the system for Karate, earning different belts.
Netball Club running on Mondays from 3.20-4.20 with Mrs Stoker.
High 5 Netball welcomes both boys and girls from Year 5 and 6. We currently have a 7-a-side team, but welcome any newcomers that would like to try netball, either for competitiveness or just for fun. Hi 5 Netball, gives every child the chance to experience and enjoy every position, as well as off-court roles. It boosts fitness and adaptability and provides a great social framework for players to strengthen friendships. Netball club is on Monday’s, after school from 3.20-4.20.
Scrabble Club run by Miss Wigmore on Mondays after school open to all year groups.
This clubs enables children to work together across all years groups creating new friendships. Children in scrabble club work towards achieving certificates for a five letter word or more each week. Scrabble club builds on previous knowledge of grammar and spellings within a fun and sociable setting!
Lego Club is run by Mrs Cawcutt who is learning to sew alongside the children every Tuesday after school.
Most of the Lego is ‘classic’ Lego which allows the children to use their imagination and creativity in their constructions. It is a chance to build and work collaboratively with others in a sociable environment. If anyone has any old Lego they would like to donate to Lego club, it would be very much appreciated.
Tag Rugby Club every Monday after school with Mr Hassan.
During tag rugby the students learn the skills of catching and throwing and learning the rules of the game this open for all years groups.
Tennis – paid club is run by an external coach every Thursday after school.
Tennis provides an opportunity for children to attend coaching sessions after school.
We aim to teach;
- Introduction to Tennis
- Co-ordination and agility development
- Basic shot production
- Progressive learning throughout each term
Children will have fun lessons perfecting their strokes, working on hand-eye-coordination and sustaining a rally.
Ultimate Frisbee run by Mr Falvey on Thursdays after school open to all year groups.
Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK at the moment, involving a mixture of American football and netball rules - but with a frisbee! The Ultimate Frisbee club is open to boys and girls from any year group. The children will learn a range of technical skills as well as the rules of Ultimate Frisbee. As quite an unusual sport, Ultimate Frisbee is a great sport for children who want to try something new! In the summer months, we will be focusing mainly on outdoor ultimate frisbee, which has slightly different rules and is played on a much bigger pitch.
Puzzle club is run every Thursday after school with Miss Hovey.
It involves a whole range of puzzles to get you thinking and test your logical skills including jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku and code breaker puzzles. It is sure to be a lot of fun!
For the first half term we will try out a new puzzle each week then in the second half term, you can choose from any of the types of puzzles available.
Mindfulness club is run on a Monday after school by Miss Jackson and is available for all children across the school. We will be having a go at different mindfulness and calming activities across the term including yoga, mindfulness colouring and meditation.
Choir is run by Mr Turner every Friday with the support of Mrs Rose. Choir is open to all children from year 3 - 5. We meet on Friday after school. We take part in several performances over the year with last term seeing us perform at the light switch on in South Benfleet and at our own Carol service at Benfleet Methodist church. Mr Turner is our Choir master who selects songs and helps us to perfect our performance. We also have Mrs Carter who comes in to play the piano for us. We are looking forward to what the spring term brings for us!
During our Friday afternoon sessions, we warm up our vocals with a variety of tunes and sounds before practising a large range of songs for upcoming events.
Young Voices at the O2
On Thursday 31st January 2019 the choir headed to the Young Voices Event at the O2.
As soon as we arrived we found a spot to enjoy our lunch to fuel up before the rehearsals that followed:
We rehearsed in our seats for the night along with 7,749 other pupils from choirs around the UK. We were lucky enough to see a sneak preview of all of the other acts rehearsing too!
Once we had perfected all of the songs – and our dance moves – we had dinner, got changed and began to get very excited, and a little nervous, about the prospect of singing in front of all of such a large audience. We made sure our banner was flying high throughout as our parents entered so that they could spot us.
The show itself was incredible! We sung lots of songs on our own as well as with Beau Dermott, Tony Hadley and Sharlene Hector as well as dancing along with Urban Stride.
Click below to watch a short video of us performing: