Northleach C of E Primary School

Enrichment

Clubs

We pride ourselves on the wide range of clubs that we offer to our pupils each term.  Our extra curricular activities enable children to learn new skills, improve existing skills and provide them with the opportunity to mix socially with different children.  We regularly change clubs to ensure many different interests are catered for. These clubs take place both within the school day, at lunchtimes, and after school. Some of the clubs we have offered recently include: 

  • Newspaper Club
  • Mindfulness Club
  • Football Club
  • Street Dance Club
  • Lego Club
  • Science Club
  • Book Club 

Please see our latest Club Offering and booking sheet below:

Clubs Information Autumn 2021 

 

Music and Drama

In addition to class music, children have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument. Small group lessons are within the school day and currently include flute, clarinet, keyboard, brass and drumming. We restrict children to learning only one of these musical instruments in school at any one time due to the time that they take out of the other areas of the curriculum.

Recorder lessons and choir are free of charge and are arranged by our school staff. These sessions are also within the school day, but not in curriculum time, so children are welcome to join both. Our musicians enjoy performing and we love hearing them in special assemblies and concerts.

Over the course of the year, every child contributes to a special performance. These make magical memories and are not to be missed! The youngest children lead a Nativity production, children in the middle years lead Harvest, Easter and Armistice productions and the oldest children work together on a grand musical in the Summer term. Every child takes part and the audiences are rarely dry eyed!

 

Sports Competitions and Events

We are proud to see the many successes of our children when they compete against other schools and for some, even at district and area competitions as well. In addition to high levels of success, our children are usually the loudest supporters too!

Within school we award trophies at our swimming gala and Annual Sports Day which includes the eagerly awaited sprint races for each year group. All children take part.

Additional opportunities are available to compete in other sports. Although these vary from time to time, we currently offer Cross Country running, football matches, netball matches and athletics.

See our Events Page for details on recent sporting events.

 

The School Council 

Children in Key Stage Two elect 2 representatives from their year group to sit on the School Council. The elections are taken very seriously and the work of the school council follows business like meetings. Despite a teacher attending these meetings, the children lead them and take on the roles of secretary, chairperson etc. They meet every fortnight and discuss ideas that each class have had for improving their school even further. Examples of their work includes fundraising schemes to buy more games for wet play or leading assemblies for the school on new rules that they wish to introduce.

 

The Worship Committee

Our Worship Committee is made up of children representing Years 1 to 6. They meet regularly to feedback thoughts gathered from the school on collective worship. This is highly valued by the children, they work with the Headteacher and Vicar to help develop worship and the Christian Ethos of our school. They have been involved with judging Christmas Card competitions, organising charitable events and leading Collective Worship in front of the whole school.

 

House and Vice Captains

House and Vice Captains are selected by the staff to represent the 4 house teams, Fortey House (Green), Midwinter House (Yellow), Taylour House (Blue) and  Busshe (Red).  The House and Vice Captains have responsibility for assisting in the organisation and running of the school houses competitions.

Children selected are from Years 5 and 6.

  

 

Residentials 

We take children on two residential visits during their time at our school, first at Year 4, and then in their last year of primary school in Year 6.

The Year 4 residential is for two nights and for many children it is their first time away from home. The programme bears this in mind and offers outdoor activities that are fun and challenging but within an environment that is secure and familiar e.g. woodland orienteering. Children find that they can do so much for themselves- including making their own bed and having a tidy bedroom!

The Year 6 residential is for 4 nights. Children build on their earlier Year 4 experiences, but now apply teamwork, independence and perseverance to some activities where they face up to particular challenges e.g. abseiling or crawling through an underground maze in the dark! Children achieve success and their confidence soars. They offer significant support to each other and form bonds that stay with them for a very long time.

The residential visits have a huge impact on children and we try to ensure that every child is able to attend and take full advantage of the challenges.