In Art club, children explore a range of mediums. With a focus on the formal elements of: line, tone, form, colour, perspective, and depth to create either a 3D or 2D outcome. Working on different seasonal projects such as: Painting and drawing ‘al fresco’, 3D paper red rose button holes, for St George’s day, 3D spring blooms, mixed media leaf studies and wax rubbings. Members are often chosen to pioneer the teaching of certain skills in Year 5 and 6. Come and learn how to express your creativity!
Athletics club gives children the opportunity to learn and refine a variety of skills improving fitness and coordination through enjoyable athletic activities. Whether it be running long distance, sprinting or throwing a javelin, all abilities are catered for.
The children who have participated in the past have really enjoyed time learning new skills and playing games with their friends. So why not come and have a go yourself? You never know....you could be the next Jessica Ennis or Mo Farrah!
This gives your child the chance to learn the rules of chess. and pit their wits against other year 5 and 6 children.
SPJS Choir is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who loves to sing! We meet once a week and learn to sing a range of songs, from traditional to modern. There are opportunities to perform in concerts all year round, to showcase the talents of the choir.
"I had the pleasure of singing a solo in the Christmas Concert in front of 300 people!" Lewis (Year 5)
"Choir is a thrilling experience, where students can express their personality through song. There are lots of amazing opportunities, like singing in concerts and the chance to sing solos as well." Libby (Year 5)
Tracy Felton has been running the Social Dancing Clubs at our school for over 9 years. As a member of the International Dance Teachers Association, her Ballroom and Latin American dance teaching experience spans over 30 years.
Social Dancing is aimed very much at boys as well as girls. A variety of dance genre is taught ranging from Freestyle, Latin American, Ballroom to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Salsa and party trend dances.
Although a structured teaching programme is followed, the emphasis is on having fun through dance. The lessons are offered to all year groups encouraging older pupils to help younger pupils and to make new friends.
Parents are invited to watch the children perform at the end of the each term. Pupils are also given the opportunity to participate in Rosette Award examinations at Mrs Felton’s private dance school - Traymark Junior Dance Club.
Drawing club is an after school art programme that allows children to explore drawing and sketching through a variety of mediums.
Throughout the term they experiment with chalk, oil pastels, charcoal, drawing pencils, and many more. They will explore their own creativity through a variety of tasks and get a chance to showcase their work in the school.
Towards the end of the term, children will have the chance set out their own designs onto canvas and practise painting techniques. It is an excellent opportunity for artists to play with different materials and have fun with creation!
We have two football clubs at Stanley Park Juniors. Our own teachers run a club for year 6 children, and our school team play competitive matches in the Sutton Primary Football League.
We also welcome in coaches from JDS Football to coach children from all year groups. They provide a fun and safe environment for all pupils to enjoy football and learn new skills, both individual and in teams. They use fun related technical drills which once learnt are put into game related practice.
Our school gardening club introduces the children to growing plants for food and flowers. Up to 20 children from all years can come.
We have a polytunnel and raised beds on site and the school has a plot on the Stanley Road allotments. The children particularly love going off site kitted out in their old clothes and wellies.
The activities include weeding (lots!), planting, transplanting seedlings, taking cuttings, watering and harvesting what they have grown (they particularly love the fruit). They really enjoy the fresh air and the exercise – the favourite activity is digging for potatoes or “treasure hunting”.
“Its great fun and we get to take plants or fruit or vegetables home” Tomas (Y4)
Children are encouraged to expand their general knowledge through a variety of mediums. They also have the opportunity to take part in the “Top of the Form” competition against other primary schools in Sutton.
Gymnastics Club is an after school club offered to all children across the school from Year 3 to Year 6.
The aim of the club is to develop children’s strength, co-ordination and flexibility through a range of gymnastics skills and activities.
As the sessions progress, children are taught specific gymnastics skills and are then encouraged to develop these by including them in sequences or adapting them to be performed on a range of apparatus.
“Gymnastics Club is fun and full of lots of hard challenges.” Alice (Year 6)
“I really enjoyed learning how to do forward rolls and I can’t wait to learn how to do backwards ones!” Isabelle (Year 3)
“Gymnastics is really fun! We do lots of great warm ups and play games that are awesome. We learn some tricky skills, but manage to get better at these each week.” Amaasha (Year 3)
At homework club the children can get on with their homework under supervision. The Teaching Assistants who run the club are supported by year 6 peer helpers who listen to the children read. The children are also able to use the computers in the LRC if required.
We learn how to create computer games using the Scratch programming language.
We were fortunate to have received National Lottery Funding to help establish our Let’s Get Cooking Club. The children follow some healthy eating recipes, and learn a variety of different cookery skills. You may even get to sample some of their tasty recipes!
This is a very popular club open to boys and girls in years 5 and 6 during the Autumn and Spring terms. The children are coached to improve their stamina and technique, and have the opportunity to take part in matches against other schools in the Sutton Primary Schools Netball League.
With so much musical and dramatic talent, it was only natural that a drama club be created.
Here students work together with trained members of staff to develop the valuable skills, comfort and self-confidence necessary for performance whether it is playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, dramatic arts or public speaking.
The following term students are given the platform to perform to the rest of the school and show their abilities and new found confidence!
Children from year 3 have the opportunity to learn the descant recorder. We explore basic recorder technique as well as some music reading skills. There are always opportunities for the group to be involved in performances, whether it be a year group assembly or even a music concert. No prior experience in playing the recorder is needed!
A great club where children from all year groups can work together to practice their coordination and teamwork. Children learn to improve their striking, throwing, catching and fielding through mini-drills before applying this to fun and varied game situations.
The children learn some basic Spanish speaking, listening and reading through fun activities and crafts.
Topics include greetings, describing yourself and your features, counting to 20, colours, days of the week months of the year, weather, telling the time, clothing and food and drink.
The children make a personal booklet for themselves which they add to at each session which can be kept as a resource.
This is a really fun club, where the children have a go at something that involves a large table, a tiny ball and lots of panic!
Tag rugby is a non-contact team game in which each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it. Tag rugby club is currently run by Mr Devine for Year 5 and 6 pupils. We are exploring the skills and tactics needed to be a successful player using fun technical drills which once learnt are put into game related practice both individual and in teams.