We have worked hard to ensure that we have some excellent facilities here at Stanley Park Juniors, which enhance our children’s learning across the curriculum, and help to provide an exciting and stimulating school environment.
We have a fully equipped ICT Suite, plus interactive whiteboards, computers and visualisers in every classroom. We also have class sets of chromebooks plus Ipads which are used for activities across the curriculum. in As a school we aim to make full use of the comprehensive online learning packages which are available to us, such as My Maths, TT Rockstars, Spelling Shed, Reading Plus and Google Classroom. The internet is also regularly used by the children for research in class.
We have excellent well-stocked class libraries which we are able to update and replenish on a regular basis with the commission we earn through our bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair. We also have a Learning Resource Centre which provides a vast range of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as excellent computer facilities for whole class use. Children can order books to borrow from the library online and leave reviews for other children to read.
The Green Zone is a specially designed outdoor learning area which includes a pond, meadow, two raised beds and a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs. We use this space, along with the polytunnel and vegetable garden, to provide the children with a range of outdoor learning activities and children access it every day – whatever the weather. This area enables us to provide outdoor learning opportunities as much as we can across the curriculum. Activities include food growing and tasting, investigating the flora and fauna in the Green Zone, art and craft activities - all supporting the science curriculum and developing the children’s understanding, enjoyment and care of the natural world.
As a school we aim to encourage the children to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. We have some great play equipment which they can use, including monkey bars and low level ropes; plus a wide variety of children’s exercise equipment.
There are plenty of games resources for use during lunchtime play, such as balls, skipping ropes, hula hoops, & tennis rackets. We employ an adult play leader who provides the opportunity for team games during lunchtimes. We also have a trained team of year 6s who act as Sports Leaders, to lead active games for the younger children.
We have netball courts in our playground and are able to make use of the tennis courts in Stanley Park at lunch times. We are also lucky to have access to the field during our outdoor PE lessons, after school clubs (e.g football, athletics), and also during our summer term sports day.
We are pleased to welcome into our school a large number of music teachers (who are approved by Sutton Music Service) to offer lessons in piano, brass, strings, percussion, drums and woodwind instruments. The children are encouraged to showcase their talents uring our annual music evenings. In addition to this, all children will learn to read music and play the ukulele as part of the "Wider Opportunities" programme. Opportunities to showcase their music talents are provided through Music Concerts, class performances and year group presentations.
Families on low incomes are able to apply for financial assistance for music lessons through the Edith Murphy Foundation. Please call the Sutton Music Service on 020 8640 8781 for further information.
We are able to offer wrap around care for your children from 7.45 am until 6.30 pm should you need it, plus a holiday club which provides on-site care during the school holidays, and on INSET days.
This is run jointly by the Infants’ and Junior School. It operates from 7.45 – 8.45 in the Centenary Hall. Breakfast consisting of cereals, toast, fruit juice and a hot or cold drink is provided. The cost is £3.80 per day. Places are limited to 40. After breakfast, the children have a choice of activities – ranging from board games to table football and mini pool. There is also have a “Creative Table” for those children who are feeling artistic in the morning.
This is run by the Jancett Playsafe Clubs, for children from both the Infants' and Junior School, and is based in the Infants' School each evening from 3.20 – 6.30pm.
Jancett Playsafe Clubs also run holiday clubs in the local area during the school holidays and on INSET days. (The clubs are normally closed between Christmas and New Year). Please visit the Jancett website at http://www.jancettplaysafe.co.uk for further information and for details of their current charges, or call them on 020 8669 1725.
We are pleased to be able to offer a particularly wide variety of extra-curricular clubs ranging from music to sports, arts to languages. Full details of the clubs which are running this term can be found on our “Clubs” page.