Raising Pupils' Achievement
St. Peter's Olympic Opening Ceremony
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. Please read on to find out about some of the clubs that have been run previously…
During the summer term Athletics club is available to children in years 4, 5 and 6. 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.
Basketball club is offered to our children in Year 6. Players are taught the correct athletic techniques for the game, essential footwork, shooting form and ball handling. Through Mid-Sussex competitions and the NEARS group, children have the chance to represent the school in matches.
A wonderful opportunity for children to get creative and express themselves in different ways, whilst improving skills and growing in confidence. Craft club offers a whole range of fun and interesting activities including sewing, painting, clay modelling, card making and basket weaving.
During the summer months children, of all abilities, from years 4, 5 and 6 have the chance to learn to play cricket. Through various tournaments organised by Sussex Cricket Club and the NEARS group, there are many opportunities for children to represent the school.
If you love music and rhythm and enjoy staying active whilst having fun then dance club is just for you! This term, influenced by Looney Tunes characters and Pink Panther, the dancers are exploring and exaggerating, the personalities, facial expressions and actions of cartoon characters to produce a choreographed final piece, entitled 'Cartoon Capers'.
Open to boys and girls, of all abilities, in years 4, 5 and 6 (and year 3 children in the Autumn term), 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.
Gardening club gives pupils the opportunity to plan, sow, tend and harvest a range of plants, fruits and vegetables in our school garden as well as carrying out other important gardening tasks. Depending on the season, children collect leaves, sow seeds, take plant cuttings, prune, harvest and sell produce. All year round they empty compost bins from within the school to make compost for the garden and they weed and mulch in preparation for the next season. When the weather defeats our gardeners they enjoy indoor activities such as making bird feeders, sprouting seeds on windowsills, sowing mustard and crest and cleaning pots and tools.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a musketeer then Go Fence is a great introduction to fencing. Using plastic and foam equipment, children can safely learn the skills of fencing in a fun and easy way. An exciting way to stay fit and healthy.
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 opportunities for children to play in friendly netball matches against other NEARS teams and participate in netball festivals.
Superstars offers 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 offers activities ranging from volley 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 Years 5 and 6 the opportunity to learn the rules, through skills, drills and mini matches. St. Peter's enter competitions through Mid-Sussex and the NEARS group, plus play friendlies against local schools.
Learning to touch type is a valuable skill. Through a series of games designed to help use the keyboard correctly, children can learn to touch type in a fun and exciting way.
We believe that our children are incredibly fortunate to be offered such a wide variety of lunchtime and after school clubs with no additional cost. This is only due to the dedication and commitment of our staff and parents. 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. Some parents choose to make private arrangements for before and after school childcare. Currently we do not have any links with organisations who provide before or after school facilities.