We aim to provide children with a broad and enriched curriculum, with a range of extra curricular activities to supplement their learning experiences.
Since the end of government backed ‘Extended Schools’ provision we have worked to ensure a support network for school has continued. We are now a member of the ‘South West Herts Partnership’ which is working to set up a new range of provision for local schools.
We have also joined a group of local schools to organise a the ‘Challenge Cup’ programme – enabling children with talents in particular curriculum areas to compete with their peers from other schools in a range of fun and engaging activities.
We are one of the few Junior schools who offer a residential field trip to children in Years 4, 5 and 6. These trips offer children the opportunity to learn outside the classroom environment and help to develop social skills and independence. We are grateful for the goodwill and commitment of our teachers in planning and running these popular activities.
Current school journeys involve –
- A three day/two night stay at Cuffley Camp – Year 4.
- A three day/ two night visit to Hudnall Park residential centre – Year 5.
- A five day/ four night journey to the Isle of Wight – Year 6.
Extra Curricular Activities
We aim to offer all our children a breadth of learning and the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and talents. One means of achieving this is through a varied programme of extra curricular activities. All teaching staff volunteer their time to plan and run activities for children beyond the work of the timetabled curriculum.
OFSTED: Pupils take on a range of responsibilities in school and contribute well to the local and wider communities by entering local competitions, entertaining the public with choral singing, raising funds for charities, recycling waste and contributing to the local newspaper. They have an influential voice through the school council.
Lunchtime and After School Clubs in school
We offer lunchtime and after school clubs to children in all age groups. Most of these are run by our teachers and are free. If there is demand for a club run by an outside agency* (such as dodge ball, street dance, football for non team players) then a charge will be made.
Clubs may change at different times of year and staff occasionally offer new activities.
A timetable is sent out each term to parents on our newsletter.
Clubs offered to pupils include:
- Computer coding
- Girls’ Football
- Football team
- School Parliament
- Dodge Ball*
- Street Dance*
To encourage positive and active playtimes for all we have ‘First Touch’ football coaches on the school playground or gymnasium at lunchtimes five days a week, working with each year group on a rota basis.
Watford Council ‘Play Rangers’ also visit during the summer term to organise activities at lunchtimes.
Holiday Play activities
Watford Council organise play Rangers sessions at a number of local recreation areas during term time and holiday periods.
There are a number of local holiday activity providers and information can usually be found in school reception.