Pupils at St. Peter’s have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities that take place during and after school. The importance of such activities should not be underestimated and they are a defining feature of life at St. Peter’s, exemplifying our holistic approach to learning, leading as they do, to esteem-raising individual, and team, success. An up to date list of clubs is provided prior to the start of each term so that pupils can sign up.
In the Summer term 2021, we are delighted to be offering the following clubs:
During the summer months, our PE coordinator Mr Spencer offers children, of all abilities, from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 the chance to learn to play cricket. We are looking forward to the recommencement of various tournaments organised by Sussex Cricket Club and the NEARS group, which have previously given many opportunities for children to represent the school.
Cricket (In Partnership with Ardingly Colts)
This term we have also offered additional cricket coaching sessions supported by Ardingly Colts. For many years, Ardingly cricket club has successfully organised Colts cricket coaching and matches. Typically there were 2 or 3 age groups, of both boys and girls, who received coaching and benefited from the opportunity to play in league and friendly matches. Unfortunately (not due to the pandemic) these activities were suspended a couple of years ago due to there no longer being sufficient numbers of interested youngsters. We hope that the success of this additional coaching will enable the re-establishment of Ardingly Colts.
Fencing is a hugely popular after school club. Go Fence is a great introduction to fencing, using plastic and foam equipment. Children safely learn the skills of fencing in a fun and easy way and always look forward to the competition at the end of term.
For children who love music and dancing then Popsteps is a fantastic way for children to keep fit and stay healthy… and have lots of fun too!
Taking place at the village tennis courts, this is a popular club for children from Reception to Year 6. Tennis provides countless physical benefits from developing hand-eye coordination, gross and fine motor skills, balance and body coordination to speed, agility and flexibility. Every year St. Peter's takes part in the Road to Eastbourne Tennis Tournament organised by Mid Sussex Active.
We believe that our children are incredibly fortunate to be offered such a wide variety of lunchtime and after school clubs. Children are therefore expected to be committed to the clubs they have chosen until at least half term. Before considering leaving a club, we ask parents to discuss this opportunity with their child. Afterschool clubs are not organised as a form of childcare. Recently we have established a partnership with Kiddie Capers who offer a wrap around care club called 'Explorers', for the children of St. Peter's C.E. primary School from their site at the showground.
Please read on to find out about some of the clubs that have been run previously:
Athletics Club has been available to children in Years 4, 5 and 6 in the Summer term. Athletics club aims to develop skills in running, skipping, throwing and jumping. Keen athletes are given the opportunity to participate in NEARS group tournaments and competitions arranged through Mid-Sussex Active.
Ballet was offered to both boys and girls from Reception to Year 6. Ballet promotes physical strength and agility, can boost concentration, develops an understanding of music and rhythm and generates a love of movement.
Basketball Club was offered to our children in Year 6. Players were taught the correct athletic techniques for the game, essential footwork, shooting form and ball handling. Through Mid-Sussex Active competitions and the NEARS group, children were presented with the opportunity to represent the school in matches.
Football Club has been open to boys and girls, of all abilities, in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, football club is an opportunity to build a love for the game! As well as introducing new skills and developing tactics, there are a number of opportunities to represent the school in matches, including Mid-Sussex and NEARS tournaments, the NEARS league and friendlies against other local schools.
Golf Club, JOLF, aimed to provide a fun, engaging and appropriate experience for every child. The programme involves children in stimulating and enjoyable games-based experiences developing children’s ability to play golf; improve their movement and thinking skills; and promote positive attitudes to learning and working with others.
Jam Club/ Marmalade Club is a particularly unique club run by our resident preserves expert and teaching assistant, Mrs Neve. This seasonal club is incredibly popular and the children always look forward to tasting and selling the fruits of their labour!
Knitwits is a wonderful opportunity for children to get creative and express themselves in different ways, whilst improving skills and growing in confidence. Previously some of the children at the school have learnt to knit and crochet.
Netball Club introduces children to High 5s netball, an entry game of netball designed specifically for children, aged 9 - 11. This game is a great way for children to get active and enjoy themselves whilst learning and improving key netball skills. There are again opportunities for children to play in friendly netball matches against other NEARS teams and participate in netball festivals.
Multiskills offered children the opportunity to try out a range of different sporting activities in a quest to find a favourite. Each week an action packed session offered activities ranging from volleyball and bowling to disc golf and speed stacking.
Tag Rugby is a great introduction into the game of rugby. This non-contact sport gives children in KS2 the opportunity to learn the rules, through skills, drills and mini matches. St. Peter's enter competitions through Mid-Sussex Active and the NEARS group, plus play friendlies against local schools.