Welcome to the School Clubs section, keeping you updated on the many and varied clubs running at St Bernadette’s across the school year.
You are most welcome to browse through our numerous school clubs.
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We are proud of our wide range of clubs on offer delivered by external coaches and on a voluntary basis by many staff members.
Archery Club runs during the warmer months and is very popular with upper KS2 children. It is led by Mr Lynn.
Children find it fun but also quite challenging!
The Arts and Crafts is run at various times throughout the year, usually it is aimed at KS1 children.
The KS2 choir practices each week a variety of genres of song ranging from hymn singing to modern classics. The focus is on participation and fun! They often showcase their voices in assemblies, masses or local competitions. In addition, at certain times in the year, they sing for the local community.
Every year, different classes play Kwik Cricket as part of their curriculum PE. and children can participate in an after school club in the Spring or Summer term. They spend time developing their skills and learning the rules. Intra-class competitions also take place so KS2 classes can compete against each other as well as other schools.
All Year 5/6 are invited to participate in cookery after school. The children follow ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ recipes and are encouraged to practice their new skills with their parents at home. They cook lots of exciting foods from burgers to pasta. They learn lots of safety tips including how to cut safely and hygiene tips to stop them from getting germs in their foods.
Each year the Cookery Club organise a Cookathon where the whole school make different dishes such as curry, pizza, soup and cottage pie! A special guest is invited to the assembly at the end of the day to choose a winning class!
St Bernadette’s Drama Club runs during the Spring and Summer terms with Miss Cuff, culminating in a Summer production, showcasing the skills and talents honed during the drama sessions.
Shows have included: The Lion King, Aladdin, Hairspray and Beauty and the Beast.
St Bernadette’s has enjoyed a great tradition in training boys and girls football teams. Football training takes place with selected groups on a weekly basis throughout the year.
Training is open to all and games are organised to ensure all who are keen can represent the school at various levels.
We are very fortunate at St Bernadette’s School to have available to us the services of Mr David Leyland who leads a small team of community helpers – we call them our ‘Grumpy Gardeners!’
At various times in the year, different year groups support the gardeners in the work. Throughout the year, the gardeners and the children can be seen busy digging across a variety of classes to support curriculum work and on-going projects. Whatever the weather, they create wonderful raised beds ready for fruit, vegetables and herbs.
French and Spanish Clubs run during Lunchtimes for KS1 and KS2 pupils with Mrs Branson. Each French and Spanish lesson lasts half an hour.
Children have lots of fun learning new vocabulary, playing games, learning songs and watching puppets.
Throughout the year, the Year 1&2 children partake in a multi-skills club. They build up their skill development in various sports such as: football, tag rugby, netball and tennis.
Netball Coaching takes place each week in the Autumn or Spring Term. It is open to girls and boys from Y5 and Y6.
In training, the children build up on skills work before practicing their skills in Netball games. They then participate in the Trust and Middlesbrough events.
Prayer Group takes place regularly for KS2 children. Since being established, it has been a very popular club and has proven a fun way to explore our children’s spirituality.
Each week has a different focus. Children always have intentions and prayers but if it is a special occasion like Christmas or Easter then they base their crafts on that occasion and make cards.
Our popular Science Club provides our Year 6 pupils with the opportunity to work collaboratively and extend their own learning in a fun and experiencial manner. At set times in the year, they enjoy AT1 practical activities with Mrs Askins, a retired teacher.
At set periods throughout the school year, all Year 3 and 43 children go for swimming lessons. They learn about water safety and work towards different certificates.
One of our Year 3 children said, “The swimming teacher Becky is really nice and she pushes us hard so we do the best we can. Also it’s really fun!”
Our Year 6 children have a catch up swimming programme in the Summer term and they complete their age appropriate competences.
Children with particular strengths in swimming are entered into Primary Schools competitions throughout the year.
In the Autumn Term the children in Year 5&6 have opportunity to take part in Tag Rugby coaching after school.
We have a highly successful Tennis Club. Children practice for several weeks both within curriculum time P.E. and there is an extended schools activity for Y3/4.
A wheelchair basketball coach works with the Year 4 and 6 children during curriculum time PE to practice this skill. Children love this experience!