Clubs

There is always a lot going on at St. Gerard's, even outside of normal curriculum hours. We offer a variety of after school and lunchtime clubs. These are run by staff from school and external providers.

The clubs are offered to different year groups, and letters are sent home offering a chance to participate in these clubs. These include football, netball, Eco, dance, choir, guitars, recorders and gymnastics. Some clubs are chargeable, details of the amount are always stated on the letter that goes out to parents.

The clubs are always very popular with the children and enjoyed by all..

Archery Club


Taking aim...

Year 3/4 Archery club enables girls and boys to develop and secure their archery skills.

Children have the opportunity to learn and refine the correct techniques for holding the bow to maximise accuracy and power, how to position the arrow on the bowstring, the finger positions used to grip and release the arrow so as to not affect its flight, and how to sight and aim properly.

Each week the children also take part in fun competitions to reinforce these skills, with a mini tournament over the last week or two. Sportsmanship is promoted during every single session, which children will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

Basketball Club


Learning how to play basketball.

Year 5/6 Basketball club enables girls and boys to develop and secure their basketball skills.

During each session, they work on the skills of; different types of passes and when tactically to use them, controlling the ball, both stationary and whilst moving, shooting both close to and further from the hoop, tackling/defence and creating and using space.

At the end of each of session, they have the chance to play a conditioned game designed to make use of the skills learnt/practised up until that point.

Alongside this, one School Games badge will be awarded each session for the child who has displayed each value. The values are passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination. This therefore promotes sportsmanship in every single session, which they will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

Drama Club


The children of Drama Club.

Drama Club meets every Wednesday after school from 3.05 to 4.05pm.

We have great fun playing drama games and learning new skills in acting, mime and improvisation, as well as scripted performances.

Drama Club is great for developing skills in communication and expression as well as giving you lots of confidence and a chance to develop your social skills.

Football Club


Enjoying playing football.

KS2 Football Club enables boys to develop and secure their football skills.

During each session they work on the skills of controlling the ball, both stationary and whilst moving, passing, shooting, tackling/defence and creating and using space.

At the end of each of session, they play a conditioned game designed to make use of the skills learnt/practised up until that point. Alongside this, one School Games badge is presented each session for the child who has displayed each value. The values are passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination. This therefore promotes sportsmanship in every single session, which they will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

Guitar Club


Children with their guitars.

Our guitar club is led Mr Sullivan, after school every Tuesday.

Children regularly play during Masses accompanying Mr Sullivan on the piano. They enjoy learning a range of music styles during their sessions.

Handball Club


Playing handball together.

Handball is a sport that children hardly play, or are aware of, so it is good that children in Years 3 and 4 can take part in a different sport.

Handball promotes teamwork and is extremely fun and active. Each week the children work on a different skill, but the main skills are working as a team, communication, dribbling, passing and shooting.

Over a half term, the children will get more comfortable, talk to each other more and improve working as a team. The club helps with their confidence, as some children may not have played in a competitive, team sport before.

This club works with the School Game Values and each week a child that shows a value receives a badge.

Homework Club


Receiving support in Homework Club.

Homework Club runs during the Spring term and is mainly for Year 5 and 6 pupils. This is set up to support children with their main homework tasks such as English and maths work and it also helps prepare the children for their SATs.

During the club, children are offered support from Teaching Assistants, which actually provides them with additional teaching time, re-enforcing work learnt in lessons.

It has once again proved to be a popular club and one that the children are finding very useful.

Multi-Skills Club


Enjoying a variety of games in multi-skills club.

Key Stage 1 Multi-skills club aims to show children different activities and sports that they may not yet have been exposed to.

The club also helps children to know the rules of different activities and begins to expose the children to the ‘School Game Values’. These values teach children to be respectful, improve leadership skills and also how to work as a team.

Multiskills helps children with their fundamental movements and how to further improve on them.

Netball Club


Netball club in action.

During KS2 Netball Club, girls have the opportunity to work on the different types of passing, shooting, pivoting and moving to create and use space and the position.

At the end of each of session, we play a conditioned game designed to make use of the skills learnt/practised up until that point. Alongside this, one School Games badge is awarded each session for the child who has displayed each value.

The values are passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, teamwork and determination. This therefore promotes sportsmanship in every single session, which they will be able to transfer to other sports and competitive games.

Outdoor Learning


Outdoor Learning activities.

Most Friday afternoons, Year 2 will experience Outdoor Learning activities. This may involve discovery, experimentation, learning about and connecting with the natural world.

Each child has the opportunity to experience working closer with nature by investigating bugs and their habitats, learning about trees, why leaves change colours and are even given the chance to climb them, as well as plant new trees.

The outdoor learning experience may encompass physical; intellectual; emotional; social; and spiritual development.

Many of our activities take place in Katie's Wildlife Garden, as well as some activities in our local area such as shelter building, wreath making, bird feeding and outdoor cooking.

Recorder Club


Some Recorder Club members.

Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to join Recorder Club, which runs at lunchtimes.

They practise hymns so they can accompany our singing during masses.