St Gerard's Catholic Primary School
St Gerard's Catholic Primary School

Enrichment/Clubs

There is always a lot going on at St. Gerard’s, even outside of normal curriculum hours. We offer a variety of after school and lunchtime clubs. These are run by staff from school and external providers.

The clubs are offered to different year groups, and letters are sent home offering a chance to participate in these clubs. These include football, netball, Eco, dance, choir, guitars, recorders and gymnastics. Some clubs are chargeable, details of the amount are always stated on the letter that goes out to parents.

The clubs are always very popular with the children and enjoyed by all.

Archery

Year 3/4 Archery club enables girls and boys to develop and secure their archery skills.

Children have the opportunity to learn and refine the correct techniques for holding the bow to maximise accuracy and power, how to position the arrow on the bowstring, the finger positions used to grip and release the arrow so as to not affect its flight, and how to sight and aim properly.

Each week the children also take part in fun competitions to reinforce these skills, with a mini tournament over the last week or two. Sportsmanship is promoted during every single session, which children will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

A child taking a shot in archery

Taking aim!

Athletics

Children in Year 3 and 4 will be expanding on their athletic knowledge and skills. They will be developing their running, throwing and jumping techniques as well as improving on their mobility, balance and hand eye co-ordination for their age and ability.

Children in Year 5 and 6 will be deepening their athletic knowledge and skills. They will be embedding their running, throwing and jumping techniques as well as improving and developing their mobility, balance and hand eye co-ordination for their age and ability.

Children enjoying athletics activities in the playground

Enjoying athletic activities

Basketball Club

Year 5/6 Basketball club enables girls and boys to develop and secure their basketball skills.

During each session, they work on the skills of; different types of passes and when tactically to use them, controlling the ball, both stationary and whilst moving, shooting both close to and further from the hoop, tackling/defence and creating and using space.

At the end of each of session, they have the chance to play a conditioned game designed to make use of the skills learnt/practised up until that point.

Alongside this, one School Games badge will be awarded each session for the child who has displayed each value. The values are passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination. This therefore promotes sportsmanship in every single session, which they will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

Children in the playground learning how to play basketball

Learning how to play basketball

Football Club

KS2 Football Club enables boys to develop and secure their football skills.

During each session they work on the skills of controlling the ball, both stationary and whilst moving, passing, shooting, tackling/defence and creating and using space.

At the end of each of session, they play a conditioned game designed to make use of the skills learnt/practised up until that point. Alongside this, one School Games badge is presented each session for the child who has displayed each value. The values are passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination. This therefore promotes sportsmanship in every single session, which they will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

A football match on the school playground

Enjoying a game of football

Homework Club

Homework Club runs during the Spring term and is mainly for Year 5 and 6 pupils. This is set up to support children with their main homework tasks such as English and maths work and it also helps prepare the children for their SATs.

During the club, children are offered support from Teaching Assistants, which actually provides them with additional teaching time, re-enforcing work learnt in lessons.

It has once again proved to be a popular club and one that the children are finding very useful.

Multi-Skills Club

Key Stage 1 Multi-skills club aims to show children different activities and sports that they may not yet have been exposed to.

The club also helps children to know the rules of different activities and begins to expose the children to the ‘School Game Values’. These values teach children to be respectful, improve leadership skills and also how to work as a team.

Multiskills helps children with their fundamental movements and how to further improve on them.

Children playing indoor multi-skills games

Playing a variety of games in multi-skills club

Netball Club

During KS2 Netball Club, girls have the opportunity to work on the different types of passing, shooting, pivoting and moving to create and use space and the position.

At the end of each of session, we play a conditioned game designed to make use of the skills learnt/practised up until that point. Alongside this, one School Games badge is awarded each session for the child who has displayed each value.

The values are passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination. This therefore promotes sportsmanship in every single session, which they will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

A netball match in action on the school playground

Netball club in action

Recorder Club

Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to join Recorder Club, which runs at lunchtimes.

They practise hymns so they can accompany our singing during masses.

A group of children with their recorders

Some recorder club members