After School Club
We offer childcare from 3 until 5pm every week day during term time (with certain exceptions during the year). This gives the children the chance to spend time with either an after school playleader or a sports coach doing things that excite them.
Mrs Martyn, our After School Club Playleader, is always full of new ideas. Whenever possible she likes to get the children outside in the playground or wildlife garden. They may be using the trim trail, bikes, gardening, creating fairy gardens and much more! She also does craft activities, cookery and hugely popular junk modelling sessions. On the days that we are up at the Jubilee Field for PE, After School Club will take place there too.
Contact the school office for details of costs and how to make a booking.
Music is a strength in our school and a number of our staff are music specialists.
Our peripatetic music teachers visit each week and offer individual or group tuition in guitar, ukulele, piano and drums.
We also subscribe to the county music service for whole class instrument lessons for each class, at different times during the year. This year the whole school is learning wind instruments.
At least once in their time at Southrop School the children get the chance to participate in , the largest children’s choir concerts in the world. The concerts take place in such inspiring venues as the NEC, Wembley or O2 stadiums and raise money for charity, a truly unforgettable experience.
We work with a local partner - The Kitchen Club - who give the children regular chances to learn how to cook proper meals from basic ingredients. Often these activities relate to the topic the children are studying (see the recipes for a "tudor feast" on the pupils page of the site).
The pupils benefit from a tremendous number and variety of visits to support their learning. Our PTA make a significant contribution every year to help finance these. Visits in recent times have included Stonehenge, Blists Hill Victorian village, STEAM, We the Curious and the Houses of Parliament.
Three times a year a new School Council is elected. Elected representatives from years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 join a pupil nominated from the infant class to form a body who discuss issues important to the pupils and lobby the leadership for change. They also arrange non-uniform days to support charities and meet Governors when they visit the school.
Each year just before the Christmas break, our two classes perform musical presentations for the community. The Cygnets perform a nativity then in the summer term the swans perform a play or musical. In addition the children sing in church for festivals such as harvest and Easter. Learning lines and the lyrics for songs helps develop memory and performing on stage develops resilience and confidence.