At St. John’s, we are extremely proud of our extra-curricular offerings. Throughout the school day we ensure our pupils are engaged in a range of activities. We have lots on offer after school, at lunchtime and during breakfast club. Look below to see what we are offering to our pupils currently.
All of our afterschool clubs run until 4:20pm and are completely free. We are proud to offer a huge range of activities for our pupils to participate in.
Click on the + to find out more information about each club.
Football is delivered by Sporting Futures, Miss Wright and our PE Governor, Mr Linsley. Football club aims to increase the confidence of our pupils with passing, dribbling and shooting skills. Pupils who attend this club have the opportunity to represent our school in either the boys or girls football team.
Green Tree KS1
Green Tree Club is delivered by Mrs McAdam and Miss L. The children are encouraged to develop their understanding and appreciation of trees and wildlife through outdoor learning (weather dependent). The children have fun and connect with nature through art, crafts, stories and songs. Our activities are closely linked to the Green Tree Schools Award, organised by the Woodland Trust.
Homework Club KS1
Homework Club is delivered by Mrs Baker and Miss Trotter. It allows children to complete homework and online learning activities or practise spellings or reading in a calm ,supportive atmosphere. The children are encouraged to work independently but adult help and support is given if needed.
Change4Life Club is delivered by Mr Cook. This club encourages children to make healthier choices and be more active. By showcasing a range of sports, the club allows pupils to consider other sports clubs in and out of school to engage with. Change4Life Club is also a great way for children to socialise and have fun in a supportive environment whilst gaining confidence with their sporting abilities and understanding ways they can improve their lifestyle.
Study Club Y6
Y6 Study Club is run by Mrs Brown and Mrs Penteney who are there to support individuals and small groups of children with their homework and aspects of learning they may need some help with. Some children attend every week to boost their learning while others drop in for support as and when they need it.
Commando Joe’s KS1
Commando Joe’s Club is delivered by Miss Currington and Mr Cook. The club is full of plenty of fun and exciting activities which are designed to build resilience, empathy, positivity, communication and teamwork skills, which all contribute to the development of children’s abilities to make great choices for life, both in and out of school! The children get to experience lots of different challenges, and get to use a variety of army based equipment. Commando Joe’s aim is to provide a character learning journey that encourages children to think critically and develop a mind-set that thrives on looking at themselves and others from different perspectives. It was founded by former veteran and lecturer Mike Hamilton who worked with the Department for Education to create a programme that supports pupils, teachers and schools with building essential life skills and supporting positive behaviour changes.
Science and Nature Club KS1
Science and Nature Club is led by Mr Goldsbrough and Miss Trotter. This club aims to stimulate and nurture our children’s natural curiosity and desire to find out about the world around them. We encourage them to appreciate and understand the uses and implications of science, both today and in the future. There is always something different for the children to enjoy each week. They are encouraged to work scientifically and collaboratively when asking and answering scientific questions. They are actively involved in activities such as planning and conducting investigations, making bird feeders, going on bug hunts, tending to our allotment area and cooking with the produce we harvest.
Gymnastics is delivered by Mr Quinn and Miss Wright. The club encourages all children from KS2 to improve in areas such as strength and flexibility, apparatus and floor skills. The club is open to children of all abilities.
Homework Club KS2
Homework Club is delivered by Mrs Baker and Miss L. It allows children to complete homework and online learning activities or practise spellings or reading in a calm , supportive atmosphere . The children are encouraged to work independently but adult help and support is given if needed.
Art & DT Club KS2
Art & DT Club is delivered by Miss Humphrey and Miss Meehan. The children take part in a range of creative activities, which includes building, making, painting, drawing and many other aspects of art and design technology, which are inspired by the children’s ideas and link to the National Curriculum. During this club, the children are provided with opportunities to explore, experiment and enrich their own sense of creativity whilst having fun and collaborating with friends.
Dance Club takes place every Thursday with Mrs Penteney and Miss Wright. It is an opportunity for children to try different dance styles and keep active whilst having fun. Working as part of a team is very rewarding and helps children to develop their social skills. It is a chance for our children to discover new talents and shine. Children who attend weekly will have the opportunity to perform in front of audiences at festivals and performances, both in and outside of school.
Mathletics Club is delivered by Miss Hodgson. This club allows our pupils to keep on top of their Mathletics tasks and other online learning platforms with the support from staff and other pupils. This club is great for pupils with busy lives.
Bike Club Y4-Y6
Bike Club is delivered by Kevin Kilcullen of Wheel Education with Mr Quinn and Miss Wright. The aim of the club is to improve children’s cycling ability and encourage cycling as a form of transport to improve over all fitness and reduce emissions.
Our children love to keep active at lunchtimes and enjoy new opportunities to try a range of sports. Our PE team and trained Young Leaders lead sessions for pupils to ensure all children have the chance to have an active lunchtime and learn new and exciting games. House Games occurs every Friday to give children the chance to participate in a different sports tournament each week with other students in their House Team, learning important values such as respect, teamwork, honesty and patience.
|Young Leader Led Activities||KS1 Dance||Football||KS1 Basketball||Parachute Games||KS1 Sports|
(After House Games)
|Staff Led Activities||Bike Club|
Mr Quinn & Miss Wright
Mr Quinn & Miss Wright
Mr Quinn & Miss Wright
Walk and Talk (KS1)
Year 1 and 2 take part in an optional ‘Walk and Talk’ with staff, keeping fit while socialising throughout their break.
The Daily Mile (KS2)
At the start of break time everyday, Years 3-6 take part in the ‘Daily Mile’. Walking, jogging and running 10 laps round the playground to kick off their active break time in style!
Our very popular Breakfast Club runs from 7:45am to 8:40am, Monday to Friday. Children are offered a healthy breakfast (toast, cereal, fruit, juice etc) and can participate in a variety of games, activities and studies. The cost for working parents is £1.00 per day and it is free for pupils eligible for pupil premium funding.
Please contact the office if you wish your child to attend.