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Beyond the Classroom - Co-curricular Activity

You're never too young to learn a new trick! Life beyond the classroom at Sheffield Girls' is as diverse as the curriculum and there's something to tempt everyone. 

Our long list of clubs and activities provide opportunities for our pupils to make new friends, explore something different, hone existing talents and learn new skills. 

We publish a list of clubs each term but here’s an example schedule: 

Example Timetable

Sport and Dance

Sport, Dance and Physical Education are a very important and hugely popular part of life in our primary school. All of our pupils are encouraged to participate in additional sport outside of the curriculum PE lessons for the benefit of their own physical and mental health and fitness, and also to learn valuable lessons of teamwork, fair play, resilience and respect. 

Junior School pupils benefit from playing and performing with older girls from the Senior School, and then become role models for our Infant School pupils.

Music

We value creativity and skill in our school environment. Our girls take part in weekly music lessons with a specialist teacher, and have the chance to opt into individual music lessons and focus on a particular instrument. Music lessons can improve intellectual ability, provide self-esteem and build skills for the future. Peripatetic music teachers offer individual lessons for: piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, acoustic guitar, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tenor horn, euphonium, French horn, tuba, harp, drums and orchestral percussion. The lessons are timetabled during alternating school days and are normally available from Year 1, depending on whether girls are physically and developmentally ready for the instrument they wish to study. 

There are also opportunities to join choirs and bands, and take part in school-wide performances throughout the year.

Drama

Art is a vital and vibrant part of the Infant School curriculum and can also be explored further during extra-curricular clubs

As well as taking part in workshops and art clubs, there are also opportunities for your daughter to visit local galleries and museums to gain an appreciation of various types of art, often linked to the connected, creative curriculum.

Our young pupils have regularly exhibited their work as part of city-wide events including at the Millenium Galleries and Art in the Park. 

Art

Art is a vital and vibrant part of the Infant School curriculum and can also be explored further during extra-curricular clubs

As well as taking part in workshops and art clubs, there are also opportunities for your daughter to visit local galleries and museums to gain an appreciation of various types of art, often linked to the connected, creative curriculum.

Our young pupils have regularly exhibited their work as part of city-wide events including at the Millenium Galleries and Art in the Park. 

STEM

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

STEM education builds technical knowledge and skills essential in later life and the skills gained from STEM can be a great asset to your child's CV, as she builds her knowledge of areas she might not otherwise learn about in the classroom. 

We focus on hands-on practical learning which helps develop a variety of capabilities including initiative, creativity and teamwork. As regional Primary Hub for robotics we are able to offer a range of opportunities for our younger pupils to learn coding and programming and take part in regional and national competitions and activities to strengthen their skills. We work with BeeBots, Micro:bits, Knex and Lego Strike.

Residential Visits

Girls from Year 3 upwards take part in a residential visit each year which are great fun and eagerly anticipated by all.  The length of time and the distance from Sheffield are increased as the girls grow older, with Year 3 having a one night stay in Castleton, Year 4 spending one night at Thornbridge, Year 5 spending two nights in Whitby and Year 6 spending three nights at Kingswood in Staffordshire.

As well as developing their independence, the Year 3, 4 and 5 trips have close links with the curriculum and the girls will spend time doing field work linked with their studies.  The Year 6 residential visit aims to further develop the girls’ teamwork and problem solving skills as well as being an exciting way to spend time together as they near the end of their Junior School experience.

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