CLUBS & EVENTS
Here at St. Anne’s, we feel it is important to embrace new challenges. Extra-curricular activities and sporting clubs are additional opportunities that give pupils a chance to develop new skills and make a vital contribution to the all-round development of the pupils at school. Therefore, all staff work together to provide enrichment opportunities for pupils. These opportunities offer new skills outside of the curriculum or support with the current curriculum. It is possible when engaging in all aspects of extra-curricular activities to reflect on how what we learn fits in with our friendships and helping others and the wider community.
We value the importance of sport in our pupils’ lives. As well as gaining an understanding of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, pupils develop determination, motivation and team spirit and understand how to live our Christian Vision and Values. These attributes help maximise success throughout the rest of the curriculum, enabling all to flourish.
Each half term, we offer a variety of clubs at lunchtimes and after school for pupils to attend. Please take a look at a sample of what clubs we offer each half term.
St. Anne's Singers
St. Anne's Singers meets regularly, particulary during the lead up to Christmas, Mother's Day, Easter and the end of the summer term. The Club is for Year 1, Year 2 and later in the year to Reception children. During the Club we will sing many different songs. Some may be pop songs or some may be linked to the time of the year (Autumn, Christmas and Easter). During the year St. Anne's Singers are invited to take part in concerts both within Staffordshire Moorlands and within in the community; these may be at the Church, Village Hall or at Brown Edge village events.
The Club is held on a Friday between 3.30 p.m. and 4.40 p.m. during the Winter months. The children are divide into three groups. Within the sessions the first half is dedicated to skill development and tactical awareness. The rest of the time is given to an end game.
St. Anne's Cross Country Club takes place in the Autumn and Spring terms on Thursdays from 3.30 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. All of the children from Key Stage 2 are invited. In the sessions children run longer distances to develop their stamina. Pupils also take part in fun relay races over shorter distances.
Athletes are then invited to take part in races against other schools. There are two races for all runners in the Autumn term and three in the Spring term.
Children from Year 3 upwards are invited to join the Gardening Club which takes place from Easter until October half term. In the sessions, pupils tend to the planters, the window boxes in the outdoor classroom, the borders, the chequer board garden, the wild flower area, the bog garden, the pond and the woodland area. Children enjoy doing all sorts of gardening tasks and take produce home when it is ready to harvest.
Dance Club takes place after school during the summer term. We use a range of music at Dance Club chosen between the children and the teacher. Dance offers a valuable link between ourselves and Endon High School as the Dance Leaders from Endon High School join us at certain times in the year to help the children. We also perform at the Christmas and Summer Fair so the children attending get an opportunity to perform in front of other people.