After-school Clubs are provided by a combination of staff and mostly led by our Learning Mentors. However, we have used outside where appropriate, to enhance For example Music2You, Aston Villa FC, Birmingham City Ladies, The Bugs Group and Toddler Tennis.
Our clubs are very popular and a small fee is sometimes charged for clubs. The selection of clubs available change on a termly basis.
- After School Clubs Timetable - Summer Term 2020 (pdf)
Later on this page you can see details of some of the clubs we have run in the past, which also include Code Club, Cookery, Gymnastics, Drama and Learning Support (for Year 6 children).
Key Reasons for Running After School Clubs at St Anne’s
- Easier access for parents and pupils. Our clubs are affordable, easy to access and pupils are familiar with the staff running most of the clubs and the surroundings.
- Increased opportunity for pupils to develop their skills to participate in competitive sport, competitions and events.
- To support the pupils in completing an hour of exercise a day, with 30 minutes of exercise in school through a range of activities.
- Gain an enjoyment in physical activity and develop their skills and passions for particular sports to continue throughout their lives.
- To develop a better understanding of how to have a healthy lifestyle.
- To support pupils in becoming a whole person by developing their social skills, communication skills, resilience, perseverance and confidence which can then transfer into other situations including the classroom and playground environment.
- "I go to clubs because it prepares me for PE and future tournaments In KS2. I am now feeling better working within teams." Year 2
- "By attending a tournament I was able to develop my football skills. I encourage myself now to play with my cousins and sister." Year 3
- "Cricket is so much fun and helps me to communicate better." Year 3
- "I am worried about going to a the staff me the belief to believe in myself." Year 4
- "Chess helps me to use my brain and think of different tactics to use." Year 4
- "Attending clubs in school are easier for me because I know the school and the children. Through attending clubs it gives me a chance to improve and earn a place on tournaments." Year 6
In Art Club, children have the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques and skills through a number of fun activities. They learn and master some of their artistic and creative skills in a very small group and relaxed environment.
Cricket is a fascinating and fun team sport, which gives children the opportunity to develop a variety of technical skills, allowing them to challenge each other in a team situation. Communication skills and teamwork are crucial to good quality fielding along with excellent technique which the children learn. The focus on bowling is developed through a technically strong bowling action, encouraging accuracy before moving on to increasing speed. The art of bowling is nurtured by exposing children to different bowling styles, which they are encouraged to experiment with. Batting is developed through a focus on technique and children are confident to learn a range of batting strokes. As well as enjoying the different aspects of Cricket and the different roles within the team, children develop morally by following the Spirit of Cricket.
There are opportunities for children to enjoy the experience of playing Cricket against other schools by participating in tournaments during the Summer Term including those organised by Warwickshire Cricket Board.
Football club runs in the autumn and summer term for KS2. Our sessions are really fun. We learn how to play as part of a team and improve our skills too. We play lots of rapid team games and we find out about the different roles within a football team.
Football clubs are very popular as the pupils are often offered opportunities to participate in fixtures through our Birmingham Catholic Schools partnership and South Birmingham District Football partnership. Our pupils passion for football as them for the Unicef Soccer Aid Challenge where groups of pupils planned and led a range of obstacle course for their peers in the school.
Pupils from Key Stage 2 meet in before school club to participate in athletics club, where we develop our running, jumping and throwing skills. The pupils who attend are selected from our athletics trial held in the spring term in preparation for the BCSSA Athletics Day. The pupils who attend also get the opportunity to represent the school in a competitive environment.
CHANGE 4 life Club
Eat Well, Move More, Live Longer. Change4Life is a society-wide movement that aims to encourage people to eat better and move more. At our Change4Life sports club we are looking to develop an enjoyment of physical activity, gain confidence and look at different ways we can live a healthier lifestyle.
Anybody can get involved with living a healthier lifestyle with free access to information, recipes, activities and healthy
"Change4Life helps me to learn about new sports and helps me to feel healthy." - Year 4 Pupil
"I enjoy Change4Life because we learn new activities and I am able to enjoy myself." - Year 6
Chess is a highly engaging game, which the children thoroughly enjoy learning and playing. Pupils learn in a fun, relaxed and social environment, helping each other to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. The communication skills of pupils improve greatly in Chess Club as they demonstrate and teach key points that they have discovered to other children.
Pupils regularly share ideas about tactics, strategies and different solutions to a variety of scenarios. Chess provides a wonderful platform for the children to test out their problem solving skills. Our children have an opportunity to challenge themselves against other children by representing the school in a Chess Tournament during the Autumn Term.
KS2 Choir meet and sing songs from a variety of genres weekly. They particularly enjoy singing songs from musicals, current music in the charts and traditional repertoire. They are very fortunate to be lead by Mr Hawkins and this has really enhanced the choir's performances. The choir some great opportunities such as taking part in competitions and singing at a local recording studio. We are looking forward to another successful and musical year with our school choir.
Gymnastics provides an excellent foundation for many sports by helping children to develop agility, balance and coordination. Our pupils are very fortunate to be taught by Chris Porter (Birmingham Gymnastics Club) who really pushes them to go beyond their limits.
Pupils have developed their netball skills and tactics in this year with Miss Price. The children have been developing their passing, shooting, footwork and positioning. The children who attend have the opportunity to represent the school in tournaments through our Birmingham Catholic School Sports and School Games partnership. For the first time, our pupils have also had the opportunity to represent the school and develop in a game situation by participating regularly in a league.
tag rugby club
Tag Rugby is a fast-paced, high-energy team sport that offers great cardiovascular health and fitness benefits for pupils. In Tag Rugby Club, the children learn the value of teamwork and communication to develop team strategies and tactics for attacking and defensive phases of play. Excellent movement, positional awareness and alertness are fundamental skills that are developed by playing Tag Rugby. Children are also given an opportunity to develop important physical attributes such as speed, co-ordination, power and agility by playing Tag Rugby along with developing technical skills such as passing, catching and composure in different situations. The children have the opportunity to showcase their talents in two tournaments in the Summer Term.
Multi-Skills Club is a challenging and an enjoyable starting point for Key Stage 1 children's involvement in sports.
Sessions include a wide variety of games and activities, all involving the development of skills and attributes that can be applied to a range of sports and physical activities that a child may subsequently choose to participate in.
Safety During After-School Clubs
Does your child attend an after-school club elsewhere?
It is important that you check that any sports club or activity that your child attends has your child’s safety as its priority. Even if the club seems professional, there are four key questions that you should ask to make sure that they have all the necessary safeguarding measures in place:
Can I see your safeguarding policy? - A good organisation or club should have up-to-date safeguarding procedures in place and be happy to show you copies.
Who is your Welfare Officer? - The club should have a designated Welfare Officer who is responsible for dealing with any safeguarding concerns that may arise.
Do you follow safer recruitment procedures? - Every organisation providing sporting activities to young people must ensure they have the correct recruitment processes in place which includes interviews, references and have undertaken the appropriate police checks for their volunteers and staff.
How do you promote the welfare of children and young people? - The club should be able to demonstrate how they actively promote safeguarding. This includes listening and responding to the views of children and young people.
Don’t be afraid to question. A good and professional organisation will already have procedures in place and will welcome the chance to demonstrate that they are providing a safe environment for your child.
Read more advice from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sports (external link).