We meet every Monday in our Cottage and have over half of the school enthusiastically involved! The children plan meetings, take their own minutes and create newsletters for parents of St. Francis. These go over to church so our parishioners are always well informed about what is going on in school!
We’ve started September 2017 with an exciting new club, ‘Glee Club’. Children have the opportunity to sing, dance and act. Each week children participate in a singing warm-up teaching correct technique and develop confidence joining in drama games. We are currently learning an Annie medley which collectively puts together all the things the children learn week to week into an exciting musical performance. The children are super starts and always put in 100% effort every week. Here are a few pictures of an acting game making objects in groups and a few picks of the children learning ‘A Hard Knock Life’.
New Lunchtime Clubs
Our new lunchtime clubs are up and running and are proving a huge success! Children from Beacon class have organised and are running the clubs, they are doing a fantastic job.
Cricket and Judo are due to begin soon. Cross country training begins later this half term and gymnastics club will also begin. ‘Wake up, shake up!’ is led by children on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Clubs and extra curricular activities we offer:
Monday: Tennis before school Table tennis after school
Tuesday: Change for life at lunchtime
Diddy Dribblers after school for infants Fencing
Wednesday: Football and Netball after school Chess Club at lunch time Swimming
Thursday: Mini Dodgeball for infants Choir at lunch time
Friday: Dodgeball for juniors Band for infants and juniors at lunch time Music lessons throughout the morning -brass/woodwind/piano/percussion
Additional activities run by children:
Chess Club run by the children for the children.
Colouring Club– Monday lunch time-led by junior children for the infants.
School Council-meeting every fortnight.
Fairtrade stall-every Friday breaktime-led by Year 5 and 4.
Various sports clubs-led by sports captains and Year 6 children.
Eco Warriers-mixed age children.
We have started out Diddy Dribblers football coaching in Key stage 1. We had a great start, and the children learned about dribbling, ball control and played lots of games too. The children were, of course, fantastic. Have a look at the photos below…
(Any further interest please see Miss Taylor in the office.)
We are entering the final week of our first session with Diddy Dribblers. We have been learning ball skills and playing games and we have been playing mini matches too. The children have come along way in a short time. If you too would like to join this wonderful club for reception and key stage 1 children pleasee see Mrs Taylor in the office.
St. Francis’ Table Tennis Club
Over half the children from Key Stage 2 took part in St Francis’ first ever ‘Table Tennis’ club. The children really enjoyed learning new skills and using the new equipment.
St. Francis’ Band and Choir
Some of our school band played in the Advent service in church. Children from Reception class can be in the choir and band and all musicians have a wonderful time.
Please click on the links below to see our band in action.
St. Francis’ Chess Club
Our chess club is run by 3 of our year 5/6 children. The group is growing and we have some very competitive chess players. We are going to research tournaments and organise a tournament within school.