Clubs and activities
We strive to offer a broad range of activities that will appeal to all children, to give them as many opportunities as possible to develop their skills and confidence.
Last year, we offered Football, Netball, Cooking, Lego, Art, Crafts, Sports Club, Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics, Mathletics, Computer Club, School Newspaper, Maths club, Tag Rugby, Choir, Recorders Club and Rubix Cube Club. We are keen to hear ideas and requests from the children and try to put in place any clubs that are requested. All clubs are free of charge, excluding cookery, where we ask for a small amount to cover the costs of ingredients. Some clubs are after school and others run at lunch times.
Our sports clubs have been very successful in the past - our Gymnastics Club won the City Gymnastics competition and attended the County finals, coming in the top 12 schools within the entire County! Our Dance Club came joint first in the Oxford City Schools Dance Competition, and our Football Team came second in the City Schools Football Tournament.
We also offer the opportunity for children to take on the roles of:
- School Councillor - children are elected during Democracy Day in September. All children have to create a campaign poster and are elected by their peers.
- Junior Librarian - children have to write a letter of application to the English Lead.
- Sunshine Friend - children take on key responsibilities at lunch time to assist in the lunch hall, help the younger children on all playgrounds, supervise and distribute/collect play equipment etc.
Residential experiences are a crucial part of what we offer children. These are not holidays. These are essential experiences to allow children to develop resilience, team work skills, independence and to see their learning in a real context.
They are a integral part of the children’s learning, not an add on extra or a treat and they are, therefore, heavily subsidised to ensure all children can take part. Wherever larger no of such trips are earlier in the school year because they give an unrivalled opportunity for teachers and children to see each other in a new light and to bond through shared adventures, experiences and learning. This deepened relationship will be built upon throughout the rest of the year.
Residentials for this year include:
- Isle of Wight