Wheelwright Lane Primary School
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Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unfortunately unable to offer any after school, mixed class activities. We will inform you when clubs can return. Below are examples of the clubs that we have run over the past few years.


Clubs and other extra curricular activities are run on a variety of days by our teachers and are open to all members of the school as indicated.

We aim to provide an exciting and engaging extra-curricular timetable which is matched to the children’s interests and needs. We encourage and support children to reach their full potential, providing a stimulating and interactive extra- curriculum timetable.

Our before, during and after school activities include the following opportunities:

Activ 8

Activ8 club gives our children an opportunity to explore how we can live a healthy life.

The club offers a mixture of activities. This includes cooking healthy dishes, enjoying multi skills games, parachute games and looking at food choices.

Our intention is to help children think about how active their lives are, what they eat and how we can educate others to make good choices.


We have been running Basketball since September. We have around 30 players at each session. Our sessions consist of some fitness and ball skills.

Over the last few weeks, we have built up these skills to play small games. We are now using more defending and attacking skills. We are able to control the ball; as well as use the space and our team members to the best effect.

Board Games

Allowing children to engage in playing board games helps them practise essential cognitive skills, like problem solving. When children play board games they tend to laugh a lot which increases endorphins in the brain, those are chemicals that bring up the feeling of happiness. Sharing laughter and fun can promote empathy, compassion and trust with others.

During playing board games children communicate verbally, share, wait, take turns, and enjoy interacting with others which are crucial skills in developing social skills.

By encouraging children to play board games it helps children regulate their emotions and behaviour, learn to calm down when upset without hurting others, and learn how to win or lose in a controlled manner.

Adults and children playing board games together


Boxing club is a fun, energy burning club and pupils will gain knowledge of the sport boxing. The children will take part in active exercises each week. Also the children will learn self-control and improve self-confidence.

Such skills include:

  • Boxing techniques and drills
  • Skipping, shadow boxing
  • Partner work, for example pad work
  • Circuit training
  • Strength training
Children warming up in Boxing club


Years 3,4, 5 and 6 have been enjoying Choir Club every Wednesday lunchtime since September. The girls and boys have learnt a variety of songs and hope to support future events such as the school’s Christmas fayre.


Cooking club is an open club to Years 1 to 6.

The children are there to improve self-confidence, self-esteem and learn new skills.

This term the children will have a lot of fun and are going to be very creative in the kitchen. They will create some culinary master pieces to support at our Christmas fayre.

Creative Arts

Creative Arts runs every Thursday for both KS1 and KS2 with Mrs Lovell.

We will explore art and craft using different materials, looking at a range of artists and the styles they use.

The children will develop, and learn skills in a fun way. This will enable them to create some masterpieces of their own!

A collage of creative work on the theme of halloween


Dance club is open to both KS1 and KS2 as a lunchtime activity. It is a mixture of learning choreographed routines to some of the pupils’ favourite songs each week that will be shown in termly showcases, working on their dance technique and even some strengthening exercises!


Dodgeball club is run every Wednesday morning and is open to all from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.

It is a fun and fast game that requires lots of stamina. We have been practising lots and improving our skills.

Film Club

Film club will be for Years 3 and 4. Each week, the children will be given a choice of a few films to vote for and watch. Children can bring a small snack and drink for themselves to have while watching the film. (Please no fizzy drinks).

Come in, choose a seat, sit back and relax!


Football Club was organised by holding trials for the Paget Football Year 3 and 4 Team, 5 and 6 Team and a Girls Team.

Each week involves player and team development. It includes practising individual ball skills, developing their levels of fitness, improving self-confidence and understanding football as a game. The children have the opportunity to build upon our sporting values of teamwork, determination, passion, self-belief, respect and honesty.

Members of the football squad

Football Friday

Football Friday is a structured competitive level 1 school competition that offers children from Years 3 to 6 the opportunity to be involved in an interhouse competition and provide a meaningful experience.

Having competitive sport in school develops a range of life skills, including the benefits of developing effective teamwork, resilience and leadership skills.

Friendship Club

Friendship Club is open to all ages and looks for children to learn new games and make new friends, encouraging and supporting children who find social situations difficult.

We are sure the children will have lots of ideas of games they want to play, and we are sure we can invent some of our own!

Children of all ages playing together


It was duly noted by staff, parents and children at school, that the outside garden area behind Year 1 had seen better days. A group was formed to tackle the issue on Monday lunchtimes.

The group works tirelessly throughout the academic year. They weed, seed, clear and tidy and now things are beginning to look a lot better. It is still very much a work in progress.

Our vision for moving forward is for us to be able to successfully grow our own veggies. The new lunch time group works outside this academic year so everyone that has expressed their interest at school is getting an opportunity to get involved.

Our willing band of volunteers have worked each week throughout the school grounds, battling with the leaves and debris. We have tried to add a bit of colour with some winter pansies but the frost got the better of them and so we re-planted them indoors. The children also planted snowdrops and daffodils to take home and monitor the growth. I am informed that they are taking some time to fully grow but most of the children have some sprouting Spring flowers to look forward to.

Children working in the school garden

Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness is the best way to start the day by engaging with a range of fun, heart pumping exercises.

The children will learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle and why it is so important to keep fit by exercising.

Homework Club

Homework club is available for any child, who wishes to have guided help or it is an opportunity for the children to complete their homework in one session. This includes all English, spellings, Maths and times tables as well as topic work.

Movers and Groovers

The Movers and Groovers club is a chance for Key Stage 1 children to let off some energy after working hard at school all day.

The children attending the club will take part in dance, gym and games activities throughout each term. With the hope they will perform at the end of a term. The session consists of a warm up and cool down and on occasions we focus the mind on some well being and relaxation techniques.


Multi –Skills runs throughout our extra-curricular programme and is open to Years 1 to 5.

It is a highly effective approach that counteracts early-specialisation into sport (Morley, 2010), and provides those involved with a variety of skills that encourages involvement in sport.

Multi-skills are divided into five key areas: social, personal, cognitive, creative and physical.

Musical Theatre

In Musical Theatre Club, children get the opportunity to learn drama skills, sing songs and perform dance routines, all based upon our favourite Musical films.

In the past we have performed hits from Oliver, Annie, Matilda and The Lion King.

It does not matter whether the children have a history in performing arts or not – all are welcome and all are encouraged to ‘have a go’ in this fun, enjoyable and non-threatening environment.

Practising a routine in Musical Theatre club

Net and Wall

Net and wall games club include activities such as badminton, tennis and volleyball and a range of fun games.


Netball Club takes place on a Monday after school with the children practising ball skills and playing mini matches. It’s a great way for the children to get active, enjoy themselves and make new friends.

The children are able to develop the values of teamwork and perseverance in a new way through this sport.

Netball club members

Olympic Legacy

Olympic Legacy is for our Gifted and Talented pupils in KS2. The children have a regular weekly club to develop their sporting talent. At Paget we have lots of different sporting teams. Our teams are represented in three levels:

  • Level 1 – Intra Sport Competition
  • Level 2 – Inter Sport Competition
  • Level 3 – Sainsbury’s School Game Festivals

Working together, accepting decisions and understanding that people have different abilities allows us to grow up to be confident and active. We follow the Sainsbury’s School Games values, which are: Honesty, Determination, Teamwork, Respect, Passion and Self-belief.

Gifted and talented pupils


Running club is open to Years 3 to 6, all take part in a lunchtime activity that leaves the school and takes on various routes around Pype Hayes.

The group is based around building up stamina and endurance and we hope to be able to enter a 5k race at the end of it.

Members of the running club

Tag Rugby

Tag rugby takes place on a Monday after school.

The sport originates from rugby league and substitutes the tackling for a belt with Velcro tags. This means tag rugby is not a full contact sport but instead minimal contact.

The aim is to teach the KS2 children the basics of rugby and the values that go along with it such as, team work, courage, resilience, confidence, determination and perseverance. The lessons will be fun and active lessons that the children will always walk out of it sweating.

Young Leaders

Our Young Leaders are represented by Year 5 and 6 pupils who work on various lunchtime activities across Foundation, KS1 and KS2.

The Young Leaders use a variety of games and activities to support and engage pupils in a fun, safe and active lunchtime. The children have the opportunity to build upon our Sporting values of teamwork, determination, passion, self-belief, respect and honesty.

Young Leaders planning together

Zen Club

Zen is an EYFS club on Monday after school. This is a mixed activity club where the children will have a range of experiences offered to them, such as making music, dance, crafts, building, investigating and exploring.