Extra Curricular Opportunities
PE- Please note that during PE lessons, extra-curricular sports clubs or sporting competitions, we do not allow children to wear earrings nor cover them with plasters. Earrings must be removed for PE, in line with NYCC policy, which our school have adopted.
We offer a range of after school and lunch clubs each term for pupils across school. Recently, clubs have included recorders, choir, taekwondo, athletics, multi skills sports, rugby, band, disco dancing and zumba!
Our STEM club encourages KS2 children to learn more about the roles that science, technology, engineering and maths play in our community. The children have really enjoyed getting an “up-close” look at science, using the microscopes loaned to us by the Royal Microscopical Society.
Last year we also launched our Japanese club which is run by one of our governors who speaks Japanese. We are delighted to offer such a fantastic opportunity to some of our pupils and we are the first (and currently only!) primary school in North Yorkshire to offer such a club. This has been made possible by the receipt of some funding which came in the form of a grant from the Japan Foundation. We have used the funding to pay for resources in order to teach the children about the Japanese culture and language in a fun, exciting and creative way. All of the children who participated in the first round of the club were extremely keen to come each week and parents have been contacting the school to ask where they can get further resources or Japanese lessons for their children. This is fantastic! We have also linked up with a school in Japan and currently our children in Y3 and Y4 communicate via letter.
We have added to our modern foreign language clubs this year by adding a basic Spanish club for KS2 children.
We have also launched a Young Citizens Club. The members are currently in the process of working with North Yorkshire County Council on a project to develop the area surrounding the local canal as a way to encourage people to get walking and get fit (Pathways to Health project).
Visits and Visitors
We deliver the new National Curriculum through creative, termly themes. Where possible, we try to bring the children’s learning to life through visits or inviting visitors into school.
Recent visits have included trips to a mosque in Leeds, a Hindu temple in Bradford, The Thackray Museum, The Arboretum as well as a trip to Tesco (yes! Tesco!) to find out about farm to fork and where our food really comes from. We have also travelled back in time to meet a real Ancient Egyptian king! In September 2016, we have welcomed an Imam into school and all of the children participated in a series of workshops to learn about the faith of Islam.
We firmly believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement that participating in a residential trip can offer. Often when adults are asked to remember a happy time, or a particular memorable moment from their own school days, they will talk about a school trip or a residential. We want our children to create similar happy memories which last a lifetime.
It is for this reason that we offer THREE residential trips to our children whilst in KS2.
In Y4 children go to York for 2 nights. In Y5 they travel to Robinwood outdoor activity centre and in Y6 the outdoor learning adventures of East Barnby await them! Take a look below at some of our ‘wow’ moments from these trips.