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Extra Curricular for Infants & Junior Girls

There are many clubs and extra-curricular activities available to the children both at lunchtimes and after school. The links below provide further information on each club/activity.

Computer Club 

Computer Club is run by Miss Crichton who is the ICT Co-ordinator. It is open to years 4, 5 and 6 on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The club is very popular, with the girls racing to be the 1st in the ICT Suite. Lunches are staggered so in theory this gives all the girls the chance to enjoy the club.

Years 5 and 6 quite often finish any outstanding work or undertake research for topic work. There is a large resource area on the network that is available to the girls and they can access this using their class logon.

Miss Crichton is on hand throughout lunchtime to answer questions and give guidance as and when needed.

Orchestra

The Stanfield orchestra is designed for all children from Year 2 – Year 6 who learn to play an instrument either in school or at home and have mastered basic skills in notation and rhythm.

We specially arrange all the orchestra music so that each individual feels comfortable with what they are expected to play so that the children can then enjoy being part of a large ensemble. Orchestra practices are held once a week after school.

We play as a full orchestra – violins, cellos, flutes, clarinets, saxophones and percussion – for part of each term and divide into string orchestra and windband at other times to give the children as wide an experience of ensemble playing as possible.

Choir

We feel it is important to give the girls the opportunity to experience a wide range of music including part-singing, and so girls in Years 5 and 6 are eligible to audition for the school choir. There are, at present, over 50 members of the choir who all work very hard to maintain the high standard of singing we expect of them.

The choir sings in several concerts each year both in school and in the local community and always performs during our Prize Giving ceremony held at the end of the summer term. We have been invited to sing carols for the Stoke Association on numerous occasions and, last November, helped raise nearly £500 for Childline when we gave a combined concert with the Maghull Parish Handbell Ringers.

Multi Sports

This term, all pupils in both Year One and Year Two were given the opportunity to take part in a new multi-sports club, offered by David Campbell Soccer Schools Programme.  Sports offered included football, athletics, tag rugby and athletics.  This proved extremely popular and cater for children of all abilities.

Art Club

Art Club is offered to Year 4 and takes place on Tuesdays from 3.30 – 4.30. The pupils are able to develop their own ideas as an extension to the art curriculum, exploring the qualities and possibilities of different media, colour, painting and textiles.

The pupils look at the work of various artists, examining their methods and approaches which enhances their own compositions.

Netball

Pupils in years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to practice their netball skills with Netball Club run by Mrs Evans and Miss Ley each week after school. Year 5 practice in the sports hall every Tuesday until 4:30pm and the Year 6 sessions are on Thursdays at MTGS and also run until 4:30pm.

Each practise session begins with a range of team games which enhance passing, shooting and footwork skills as well as general speed and fitness.

The girls then move on to High five netball, which includes a timekeeper and scorer, before moving on to play full 7-a-side games. The girls also get the chance to compete against other local schools (boys included!).

Magical Maths

Following the success of our previous Magical Maths Clubs, we are pleased that Professor Poopenshtinken will be returning to Stanfield in September to offer a whole new course of Magical Maths activities.

Professor Poopenshtinken, the mathematical genius, came to join us again in assembly to visit KS1 and he was fantastic! He showed us some magic tricks using his mathematical magic. Reception and Year One watched with wonder as the professor used all his skills to beat the teachers and their calculators as he read some mysterious and magic stones!

Mrs Bonner will be running this club, which begins in September and runs after school each Tuesday. Any available places can be booked by following the link:

This is a completely new course for all children, so those returning to the club will not be repeating any activities. If you have any further questions, contact Mrs Bonner at k.bonner@merchanttaylors.com

Comic Club

Following an exciting launch with a visit from Comic illustrator Marc Jackson, Comic Club is now up and running on Monday lunchtimes with Year 2 children.  The children enjoy the opportunity to share a selection of comics and annuals, most of which are older then them!