We aim to provide our pupils with a well-rounded and stimulated learning experience throughout their time at Willington Primary School. There are a range of enrichment activities on offer before, during and after school. In addition, there are many educational visits and events as well as opportunities to participate in sport and music.
‘The school provides many exciting opportunities for pupils to broaden their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness’. OFSTED 2014.
Our coaching after school club provides children with the opportunity to try out different sports and develop physical skills. The club which is run by our PE Coach Mr. Littlefair is a wonderful opportunity to develop in all areas of physical activity and try out a range of sports. Places are offered at the beginning of each term on a first come first served basis – letters will be sent home.
£10 per 3-week block
Monday 3.10 to 4.30pm Years 3 and 4
Tuesday 3.10 to 4.30pm Years 1 and 2
Thursday 3.10 to 4.30pm Years 5 and 6
If you require any further information please contact the school office.
Children in Years 3 and 4 can take part in our homework club every Thursday from 3:10 – 4.00pm. It’s a great opportunity to access a member of staff to support with the range of homework given in Lower KS2. Ms. Smith runs the club in school and it is free of charge. If you require any further information please contact the school office.
Performing Arts After School Club
Children in key stage 2 can participate in our performing arts after school club on a Wednesday from 3.10 – 4.00pm. Mrs. Wilcox runs the club in school and it is free of charge. Performing Arts Club focuses on the areas of dancing, singing and acting and aims to put on various performances throughout the year. If you require any further information please contact the school office.
Forest Schools Club
Children can participate in our outdoor orienteering club each week on a Wednesday 3.10 – 4.00pm. Each term, a different class will be offered the opportunity to take part in this club. Please keep an eye out for further updates. Mrs. Patterson and Miss Hodgson run the club in school and it is free of charge. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get in touch with nature, build a den and explore the local wildlife! If you require any further information please contact the school office.
Children in year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to a designated activity centre. They experience a wide range of activities including a 3G swing, quad biking, climbing, orienteering and a zip wire to name a few!
The residential gives children the opportunity to develop team skills and encourage independence as well as having lots of fun! More details will be released for 2022 in the Spring Term.
Educational visits enhance and develop learning throughout the curriculum. Educational visits are designed to enliven the curriculum, giving learning a real context to provide extra motivation and greater understanding for pupils. Visits take place on a regular basis and destinations may include visits to a local farm, museum, nature reserve, forest, local amenity etc. The Pupil Premium (additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement) continues to allow us to either fully fund or subsidise these visits in 21/22. For further information on charging please view our Charging Policy which is located in our School Policies section of our website.
Durham County Council music support service provides musical opportunities for pupils in school.
The ability to play an instrument is something that will stay with your child for the rest of their lives. Playing and singing will not only increase their understanding and enjoyment of music, it can also:
- help social skills
- build teamwork
- increase self-confidence
- give opportunities to perform
- be a fulfilling hobby that can open up new opportunities
Playing an instrument or singing takes commitment. Pupils need to bring their instrument to every lesson and will need to play or sing regularly at home. They will need support and encouragement and there may be times when they find it difficult. Remember that they will not be able to play tunes straight away and that the early stages may not sound wonderful.
There are charges for lessons and for the hire of an instrument. Charges do not apply if your child receives, or could receive, free school meals (evidence must be supplied). For further information please click here.