St. Philip's Catholic Primary School, Messenger Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3DU

Messenger Road
Smethwick
West Midlands
B66 3DU

Tel: 0121 558 1643

Clubs

We offer a wide variety of clubs, Breakfast Club and after school activities to our pupils each term.

Clubs vary depending on the time/season of year and are delivered by a combination of staff from our school and specialist coaches.

Each term the pupils receive a letter about the clubs on offer and are asked to return a signed letter in order to gain a place. Places are limited. Some of our clubs take place at different schools, that's because we belong to the YESSmethwick Cluster. Pupils are transported to and from various venues.

Most clubs start at 3.00pm and finish at 4.00pm. Some clubs are completely free of charge to all pupils others may incur a small charge of £1.00 per week. YESSmethwick clubs start at 3.00pm and finish at 4.30 pm.

Here are some of the clubs we offer:

Archery


Watch out Robin Hood!

Children were given the opportunity to try a new form of sport that required a degree of concentration, a lot of perseverance and good aim!

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were able to take part with the support of professional coaching.

Art and Crafts


Being creative in Arts and Crafts Club.

We encourage creativity in all pupils. We have various themed sessions during our Art Club, these range from St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's days, Christmas, etc, where pupils design various pieces of work to showcase.

Pupils learn various artistic activities which include painting, collage, sketching and printing.

Change 4 Life Club


Smoothie Bike Maker – Cycling to a Healthy Lifestyle and diet.

Change for Life club is another Healthy Lifestyle Club that engages children and families in their attitudes, behaviour and views in healthy life choices. We do not only raise pupil’s health levels but target confidence, wellbeing, attitudes and opinions.

Pupils are than encouraged to share these ideas, attitudes and changes with their family. We are currently engaging our second group of 30 pupils and are oversubscribed already for the next term.

Choir


Choir members at the Young Voices event.

Pupils have an opportunity to show off their vocal talents each week. Choir is a fun club where songs vary from hymns to modern pop.

Children are given opportunities to perform at various competitions, events and concerts. Our choir also perform yearly to various. shoppers, residents and parents during the festive period at ASDA , Tesco , community events and elderly homes to spread and share the love of music and serenade audiences.

St Philip’s Choir are also part the world's largest children's choir event at the LG Arena - The Young Voices Concert. All monies raised during Young Voices concert benefit the following charities:

  • Nordoff Robbins
  • CLIC Sargent
  • Barnardo’s
  • FareShare
  • Save the Children
  • Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • Children in Crisis
  • Music for Life (a.k.a. The African Children’s Choir)

Circus Club


Plate spinning in Circus Club.

Circus Club is a fun club where pupils are taught juggling, plate spinning, feather balancing, stilt walking, etc.

Pupils are encouraged to persevere at learning various circus skills.

Hand/eye coordination and balancing are some of the finer skills that are focussed on in this club.

Cricket Club


Building our skills in cricket.

As part of our PE Curriculum and PE Premium funding St Philip’s have partnered up with Staffordshire Cricket Club, who are coaching classes on a weekly basis during various terms at school.

Staff and classes 1 –to 6 will be receiving professional coaching and guidance to encourage participation and involvement in various forms of the game.

Pupils enter various inter school tournaments and have already represented the school at various inter school tournaments as well Sandwell in the Girls County Championships. This is part of the England Cricket Board - Chance To Shine initiative.

Dance Club


Our After School Club Dancers performing at a Spotlight Event.

This is a new club that delivers physical literacy through dance.

Children from various year groups in Key Stages 1 and 2 will have the opportunity to learn various routines and then showcase it to family members.

Dodge Ball


Playing Dodge Ball.

Dodge Ball is growing in popularity at St. Philip's and in Sandwell. We offer pupils from Key Stages 1 and 2 an opportunity to participate in dodge ball training.

Pupils are then selected to represent the school at various festivals as well as an annual pupils versus teachers match.

Film Club


Watching together at Film Club.

A literacy based club where the children are able to express their creativity through the art of film.

At Film Club the children are able to watch a variety of films with different genres and then review them online using their thoughts and feelings.

The children are able to voice their opinions to each other building on physical, social and emotional skills and communication skills.

Football


Football training session with West Bromwich Albion coaches.

We take pride in our football clubs. Children from all abilities and gender are encouraged to try out for the Football club. Pupils are trained and aim to play in the Hadley School’s Football League.

Pupils are taught basic footballing skills and drills and are also trained to respect and adhere to the Fair Play Charter of English Schools Football and FIFA.

We cater for all year groups throughout the year. Pupils also receive extra coaching from various external agencies ranging from Sandwell Leisure Trust, West Bromwich Albion FC, The Albion Foundation, Academy Coaching and many more. Players also represent the school at various inter school tournaments as well as local school tournaments. We have just recently joined the Hargate Girls School’s Football League, where our Years 4, 5 and 6 students are participating in competitive league matches over the year.

Golf


Playing in an inter school golf festival.

At Golf Club pupils get to enjoy putting, chipping and other golfing skills

This club is run at various times of the year. Key Stage 1 pupils enjoy a winter golf club which is done indoors to assist with perfecting certain skills. Key Stage 2 pupils are outdoors making their club more challenging.

Homework and Booster Classes


Booster class in the ICT Suite.

Booster classes take place every Monday and Wednesday. We have a Numeracy and Literacy Booster class for Year 6 pupils in preparation for SATS exams. We also offer Year 6 pupils a breakfast booster class which takes place in the ICT Suite after pupils get a warm breakfast in our Breakfast Club.

Homework club gives pupils an opportunity to complete homework. Pupils have access to a computer and the library as well a member of staff to support and guide them.

Make, Move and Munch Club


Parents preparing a delicious Vegetarian Chinese Chow Mein.

Part of our Healthy Lifestyle School programme MMM Club is a parent and child club that will be running for seven weeks.

Parents discover new ways to keep kids active, make and learn new recipes, make and try new meals that are more exciting and enticing to get children eating veggies and healthy alternatives. There are also sessions planned to look at shopping and being active on a budget, yoga, get cooking or get moving.

The club ends with a Ready, Steady, Family Cook Off and salad disco!

Multi-Skills Club


Multi-Skills Club.

Through a multi-skills activity programme the children are provided with opportunities to realise their full potential to learn new skills, develop confidence and self-image.

Netball


A Netball match in action.

Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 can participate in a Netball League.

We participate in a format called High 5 - a massively popular entry game of netball. It is a great way for kids to get active, enjoy themselves and make new friends.

It is designed specifically for children, aged 9 to 11, and uses fun and variety to get them into the game, polish skills and aid fitness.

Tag Rugby


Tag Rugby training.

Year 5 and 6 pupils have the opportunity to participate in a six week tag rugby training programme where they learn various skills needed for them to participate in the local school games.

Tennis


A popular Tennis Club session.

Year 3 and 4 pupils have the opportunity to participate in a six week tennis coaching programme where they learn various skills needed for them to participate in the local school games.

These sessions are supervised by school staff but all coaches/trainers are qualified Sandwell Leisure Trust members.

Vigor Boarding


The Vigor boarding club practising. Watch out!

Vigor boarding is a unique opportunity for children to learn in a fun and extreme way.

Professional coaching ensures that children in Years 4, 5 and 6 learn to work together, supporting each other in balance, coordination and confidence through trying out a new sport.