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More information about activities and clubs

Activities and Clubs Overview

The school runs a variety of activities at lunchtimes and after school which are led by teachers and teaching assistants.  At the beginning of each term a letter and form are sent home for you to complete and return with your child's preferences.  All the clubs are very popular and we will do our best to ensure children are able to join the clubs requested, however please note that this is not always possible.

Advanced Coding: Designed to push the boundaries of coding and teach children a new and useful language to work with. It is challenging but children should learn some great skills along the way. 

Advanced Recorders: Drop in club. For those pupils who can play a simple tune like 'hot cross buns' or 'three blind mice' and would like to learn more. Children learn more notes, how to read music and begin to play pieces so that they are able to become part of the school band if they wish.

Art Y5-6: Offers opportunities for budding artists to extend their knowledge and experience of artists and their works; learn about the ways in which artists have influenced both in the past and the present and explore 2D and 3D ideas, designs and creative works of their own, using a range of materials, including IT. There is a charge of £2 per class for materials.

Cricket Y3-6: Cricket is an inclusive sport where boys and girls play and develop together. At the heart of cricket are the values of fair play, teamwork and respect. The sessions ensure that children are achieving the skills they need, as set out in the national curriculum, such as throwing, catching and ball-striking; and are enjoying themselves at the same time. 

Drawing Club: Drop in club. Will offer children in years 3-5 an opportunity to develop drawing techniques and skills in a series of weekly half an hour sessions. Each week we will explore a different theme and experiment with different drawing materials.

DT: Become a young designer and see your own ideas and creations come to life. You have no idea what hidden talents you have. Enjoy researching, designing and making together. Loads of fun for you and your friends. A fantastic opportunity to improve your knowledge and understanding of Design and Technology. There is a charge of £2 per week for materials. (not running in Spring/Summer Term 2019).

Football Y5/6: Regular training sessions on a Thursday after school with occasional fixtures against other local primary schools in the area within the local 'football league'. Fixtures will be on Thursdays after school and when these occur we will not have training. The club is open to keen year 5 and 6 children and we encourage both boys and girls to come along.

Gardening Club: This fun weekly club was started by parents in 2017 to encourage children to develop a love of gardening and to grow their own tasty, nutritious fruit and veg, as well as beautiful plants and flowers. The hands-on sessions facilitate children to explore all sorts of horticultural activities in a creative way. The club is staffed by parents and volunteers - and if you’d like to be involved, please do contact the office. The club runs until October half term and re commences in February half term up until the end of Summer term. The cost is £1 per session. Children need to bring in appropriate clothing depending on the weather i.e. wellies, clothing they don't mind getting dirty, gloves etc.

Girls Soccer: Drop in club. Open to all girls regardless of ability, this club will focus on both individual and team development.

Maths Games: Drop in club. Maths Games Club is an opportunity for children to practice key Maths skills in a fun way, both through the use of ICT and through playing games such as puzzles and problem solving challenges. Children will have the chance to go on Sumdog, Times Table Rockstars and to be introduced to other websites to hone their Mathematical skills on. Songs and rhymes will also be used to help reinforce key facts such as number bonds and time.

Multi Skills: Drop in club. This multi sports club is focused on the fun development of basic motor skills that provide a sound base for continued involvement in sport and recreation. Children will take part in different, exciting activities to build fundamental skills with a strong focus on allowing the children to explore their own likes, abilities and strengths as well as encouraging great team work.

Netball Club Y5-6: Regular training sessions on with occasional fixtures against other local primary schools in the area within the 'netball league'. Fixtures will be on Thursdays after school and when these occur we will not have training. The club is open to keen year 5 and 6 children and we encourage both boys and girls to come along. 

School Band: Drop in club. For anyone who can already play an instrument a little and would like to learn some of the songs we sing in assemblies, Harvest festival and at Easter and Christmas etc.

School Newspaper: Drop in club. Newspaper Club provides a brand new opportunity for top writers in years 5 and 6 to report on exciting St Nic's news! Club members will report on events, perform interviews and help to design and edit the paper, which will be published on the school website when ready. Enthusiastic writers who would like to take part should provide Mr Davies with a piece of their writing.

Singing Club: At the start of January 2018 Glee Club and Choir merged to form the......'St Nics Singers'

A chance for those who love singing to stretch their vocal chords! We practice, perform and record a range of popular and traditional songs; with the opportunity to perform to audiences both in and out of school during the year.

Tag Rugby: A club aimed at KS2 children wanting to begin or develop skills in the game of tag rugby. Tag Rugby is a non-contact , fast moving game that is suitable for all abilities. Boys and girls can play together in a safe, fun, lively environment. Children will have the opportunity to develop skills and take part in small sided games during training with the potential to play friendly matches against other local schools over the year. No prior knowledge of tag-rugby is needed for this club. (not running Spring/Summer Term 2019).

Wiggle and Wriggle: A 'drop in' song and dance club for Reception, year 1 and year 2 children. Join us in moving and grooving to popular songs chosen by the children.

Activities and clubs run by external providers

Please click on the link to find out more clubs run by External Providers

Premier Sport: Football - Monday after school, Gymnastics - Friday after school

Contact 01424 223476 or www.premiersport.org

Dance Club: Tuesday after school. Y1-3  3:15-4:00pm and Y4-6  4:00-4:45pm.  

Fees £4 ( £3.50 for a sibling) per session payable per half term.

Children are to wear black leggings & t shirt, bare feet or dance shoes.  Please pack an extra snack to have before the session starts. For more information contact: louise@richarddurrant.com

The Outdoors Project: Wednesday after school. Y1-6  3:20-4:20pm

Fees £7 per session payable termly.  Click here for more information.

Performing Arts: Wednesday after school. YR-6 3:15-4:30pm.  £5 per session.                                                              

Contact: Megan Ring on 07447 948628 or email meg.ring@hotmail.co.uk  

Cheerleading: Wednesday before school 8:00-8:45am.  £4 per session.   

Contact: Megan Ring on 07447 948628 or email meg.ring@hotmail.co.uk  

Karate: Thursday after school 3.30 - 4.30pm.

Little Lingos: Spanish - Tuesday lunchtime.  French - Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes. £45 for 10 sessions.

Contact: Tonia Spanos info@littlelingos.co.uk

Sew Crafty: Friday after school, 3.15 - 4.15pm.  £7 per session.

Contact: 07825 381160 or yosewcrafty@gmail.com

Music tuition

St Nic's works in partnership with a  number of music charities, small businesses and private tutors.  Please click here for a list of music providers and the music lessons available.  For further information and to book tuition, please contact the providers directly.   

Harp Academy: Tuesday afternoons.  Contact: Richard Taylor 01273 271203   richard@harpacademy.co.uk

Happy Tunes: Monday and Friday afternoons.  Contact: Lisa O'Connor  07874 668706

Sussex Academy of Music: Monday - Thursday afternoons.  Contact 01273 465122   schools@sussexmusic.com

West Sussex Music: contact www.westsussexmusic.co.uk for venues and lesson details.

If you or someone you know would like to offer music tuition at our school, please contact the school on office@stnm.org.uk

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