We are lucky to be able to offer our children a wide range of extracurricular activities. Our staff volunteer to run a variety of clubs at lunchtimes and after school, offering activities such as sports, crafts, singing and gardening. We have additional after-school sports clubs led by external providers. Musical instrument lessons are provided by Warwickshire Music at an additional cost and take place during the school day.
All our clubs and activities are aimed at enriching the curriculum and developing our children’s social skills.
This is the timetable for the lunchtime and after-school clubs being offered by our staff this half term.
Design & make – textiles (KS2) Gardening (KS2)
Mindfulness colouring (KS2)
Choir (Yrs 1-6)
Musical Instrument Tuition
Musical instrument tuition is provided by Warwickshire Music and is available to children in Key Stage 2. Warwickshire Music supports music making in schools across the county, teaches well over 12,000 children every week in schools and music centres, and runs after-school and weekend activities for all children.
At St John’s, there is the opportunity to learn the violin, keyboard, piano or guitar. Please contact Warwickshire Music on 01926 742630 if you would like any advice about the suitability of a particular instrument for your child. Where appropriate, an instrument will be made available free of charge for the first year (subject to availability). More information on instrument hire can be found on the parent page of Warwickshire Music’s website.
Each weekly lesson lasts 20 or 30 minutes, children taught in small groups of two or three. There are 33 lessons taught in the course of the school year. Due to the fact that lessons take place during the school day, pupils may miss National Curriculum time and work missed may have to be done at home.
The cost of music tuition is £6.50 per lesson. Lessons are invoiced termly in advance. Parents and carers are asked to sign a contract agreeing to pay for the lessons. It is important to note that Warwickshire Music have strict deadlines for giving notice to stop music lessons, with at least half a term’s notice required. The deadlines for this academic year are listed below. Notice must be given in writing to the school office.
To stop music lessons at:
Notice must be received by:
October half term 2018
20th September 2018
18th October 2018
February half term 2019
6th December 2018
14th February 2019
If you are interested in your child learning to play a musical instrument, please contact the school office.