St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

St Wilfrid's
Catholic Primary School

Clubs & Activities

We encourage all children to take part in extra curricular activities. 

There are a range of clubs and hobbies on offer both in and outside of school hours.  Many are run by teachers, who give up their own time, and most of these are free of charge. Some clubs are run by external providers and for those, parents will need to contact those providers directly. Contact details can be found on the Clubs and Activities timetable.

We strive to offer as many experiences to the children as possible, to ensure that they develop a passion for interests outside of the classroom and have more opportunities to learn through play. We believe that extra curricular activities give children a chance to find out about themselves, to develop their creativity and independence outside of the classroom. 

 

 Swimming 

We are lucky enough to have a swimming pool on site.  This pool is used for school lessons as well as being used by the community and other schools. 

Children in Years 3 to 5 participate in swimming lessons and each child is offered 5 swimming lessons per term to meet the swimming objectives of the National Curriculum. Lessons cost £2 per child and we therefore ask for a voluntary contribution of £10 per term which can be made through Parentmail. 

Children will need a swimming hat, towel, trunks or swimming costume for each lesson. 

Our lessons are provided by 1st Swim School who also run private lessons outside of school hours. For more information about private lessons please contact them directly

Music 

Our music curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their musical journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others.  We hope to foster a life-long love of music by exposing them to diverse musical experiences and igniting a passion for music

The aims of our Music curriculum are to develop pupils who: 

  • Can sing and use their voices individually and in a group 
  • Can create and compose music on their own and with others 
  • Use technology appropriately when composing
  • Have opportunities to learn a musical instrument 
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated 
  • Listen to, review and evaluate the work of great composers and musicians from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions 
  • Enjoy and have an appreciation of a range of different musical styles e.g. Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock etc. 
  • Use and understand musical language and include musical features in their own work 
  • Make judgements about the quality of music 
  • Have opportunities to play a variety of instruments 
  • Have different opportunities to take part in performances 

You can read more about our music curriculum in our curriculum policy-

Curriculum Policy

In addition to the music taught as part of the curriculum we also host music lessons run by West Sussex Music Associate Teachers. We currently have piano, guitar, brass, cello and violin on offer and the lessons are taught during the school day. Please contact West Sussex Music for further information. 

All bookings and payments are to be made directly to the West Sussex Music Associate Teacher.