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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.

Construction Club 1-2: A different construction challenge every week and the children will be able to use a range of different materials to complete the challenge!

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. (Not running in Autumn Term)

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.

Girls Football: Open to all girls regardless of ability, this club will focus on both individual and team development. Yr5 will train after school on Monday and Y6 will train after school on Tuesday. Please bring football boots.

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 in the Autumn Term)

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. Call 01903767616 or email samaportslade@gmail.com

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 www.happytunesmusic.co.uk 

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

SAM will ‘stay online’ until the November/December half-term.  Lessons will remain outside of the school day at the students home via their online platform.  

Remote music lessons via Zoom over the summer holidays – learn to play the guitar, drums, keyboard or to sing one-to-one from home!  Watch this short video about online lessons  The times are very flexible, don’t worry about committing to a lesson every week if you are away at certain points.  You can book a one-off taster lesson if you would like to try before booking a block of lessons.  Lessons are affordable at £16.50 per 30 minute individual lesson. Childcare vouchers are accepted!  To enquire, just complete the short enquiry box on SAM’s website, and they’ll be in touch soon.

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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