At Our Lady Primary School we offer an extensive range of enrichment opportunities. These opportunities enhance our personalised curriculum and allow all children to develop, embed and enrich skills and knowledge. Furthermore, these opportunities allow our children to develop skills outside of the curriculum and teach them skills in order to succeed in their futures. Some opportunities are whole-school initiatives, while others are focussed on small groups or individuals.
An example of some of the enrichment opportunities we provide are: workshops, visitors, library visits, working with local community charity groups, music tuition, extra-curricular clubs, play leaders, visits to local secondary schools, specific year group education visits, cultural weeks, celebrating different faiths, residential trips for years 4 and 6 and many more!
In school we provide many enrichment opportunities such as: booster groups, greater depth maths groups for our Year 6 cohort, phonics enrichment groups, visits to our secondary school libraries, book club, many different after-school clubs, lunch club, lunch sport clubs, school council and eco council.
Extra Curricular Clubs / Sports
Extended Learning Opportunities - Autumn 2021
We offer a full range of extended learning opportunities each term.
|Monday||27 Sept to 15 Nov||3.15pm-4.15pm||Y3 & Y4 Football||£20.00||Mrs Kinsella/Miss McKeown|
|27 Sept to 15 Nov||3.15pm-4.15pm||Y5 & Y6 Drama||£20.00||Miss Wilson|
|Tuesday||28 Sept to 16 Nov||3.15pm-4.15pm||
Y1 & Y2 Dance
|28 Sept to 16 Nov||3.15pm-4.15pm||Y3 & Y4 Netball||£20.00||Mrs Kinsella/Miss McKeown|
|28 Sept to 16 Nov||3.15pm-4.15pm||Y5 & Y6 Football||£20.00||Mr Gribben/Mrs Gaunt|
|Thursday||30 Sept to 18 Nov||3.15pm-4.15pm||Y5 & Y6 Netball||£20.00||Mrs Kinsella/Miss McKeown|
Permission and payment can be made through ParentPay for all after schoolclubs.
Places will be allocated on a first come basis. Please note, places cannot be guaranteed unless payment has been made on ParentPay or directly with outside providers.
To make an electronic payment please visit the ParentPay website by clicking the following link:
The school council is made up of 2 children from Years 1-6. Each member of the school council has been voted for by their class. It is a very honourable role and as a group they are responsible for lots of different school based activities and events.
The School Council meets every three weeks with Miss Davis, and sometimes School Governors join meetings. Children use the School Council to put forward ideas from their class Council meetings. A majority vote system is used, so that decisions are made fairly. If you are a member of it you have to do lots of important things to help the school such as: raising money, raising awareness of events, helping in assemblies and at different events and being role models.
School Councillors 2020 - 2021
Each class voted for their school councillors after hearing their persuasive speeches. In total we have 12 school councillors from years 1-6.
Below are each classes school council representatives.
|Year 1 - Ben and Mimi||Year 2 - Alexa and Alessio|
|Year 3 - Sierra and Riley P||Year 4 - Dominic and EC|
Year 5 - Amber and Aidan
|Year 6 - Emily H and Anthony D|
This year the school council has helped raise money by running a bake sale for Macmillan Cancer Support. They have also applied for grants for playground equipment and helped develop what the children can play with outside on the two playgrounds.
Previous years Councillor work
The Eco Council is made up of 2 children from Years 1-6. Each member of the Eco Council has been voted for by their class. The Eco Council are responsible for finding ways to make our school as environmentally friendly as possible. They meet every three weeks with Miss McNabola and Miss Westbury.
Below are each classes 2020-2021 Eco Council representatives:
This year the Eco Council wanted to reduce single-use plastics. We decided to take on the ‘Plastic Free Schools Challenge’ set up by Surfers Against Sewage. To do this we need to meet the following 5 objectives:
- Hold an assembly.
- Do a litter pick
- Write to businesses
- Write to the local MP
- Eliminate 3 sources of single-use plastic from school.
The Eco council completed objective 1 when we invited ‘Myrtle the Turtle’ into school to talk about the harm plastic is having on our environment (See gallery for photos).
We are currently working on objective 5- eliminating 3 sources of single-use plastic from our school.
See the latest letter from the Eco Council attached that explains which two plastics we have already eliminated.
The Eco Council are also busy organising a litter pick for the summer term.