There's always something going on at St. Martin at Shouldham. We are fortunate to be able to offer our children a vast array of opportunities and experiences to enhance their learning journey.
We aim to make sure that every child has access to a range of academic, cultural, physical - and fun! - activities to supplement and support their learning outside the normal school day.
These activities are highlighted on our newsletters, so please watch out for new editions!
We will also send home details of external activities / events from other local providers so that you can enjoy these as a family.
We welcome ideas for new clubs that you think our children would enjoy. Why not contact us?
At St Martin School at Shouldham, we offer clubs outside the regular school day.
Parents are currently running a CROSS COUNTRY CLUB.
Watch this space for clubs in Autumn term 2016!
We have instrumental teachers available to give tuition on a variety of instruments - Viola, Drums, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Cornet and Keyboard. We have a limited number of instruments available for use at school, at no hire cost. Other instruments may need to be hired from the School Music Service or by private arrangement. Children can begin lessons from Year 3.
Music lessons require a real commitment to practise at home and bring the instruments to school regularly. We encourage children to take responsibility for their instrument and practice time, where dedication can result in high achievement and success.
The cost is around £5 for a 20 minute lesson, depending on numbers. Payment can be made half-termly or termly in advance, and are charged if a child is absent. We require a term's notice if you wish to cancel music tuition.
Music in School
Making music is a big part of life at our school. Our children love to sing, and our daily collective worship is a good chance to lift the roof! In addition, each class sings within their music lessons.
At Christmas, pupils in each Key Stage participate in musical/drama/pantomime productions.
Years 5 and 6 also have the opportunity to participate in class xylophone lessons as part of the music curriculum. These are great fun, and really allow the children to express themselves, gain confidence and perform as a group.
In the past, pupils have participated in the Norfolk and National Youth for Music events, worked with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to compose and stage operas and worked with other music groups.
In Years 5 and 6, opportunities are given for children to participate in 3-day residential visits. The venues alternate between Holt Hall and Hilltop (both in Norfolk). Teachers and Teaching Assistants accompany the children who find the experience truly memorable! Both the day time organised activities and less formal evening activities are excellent and cover a range of interests.
Hall is set in 35 hectares of ancient woodland, lakes, lawns and gardens close to the North Norfolk Coast. It provides opportunities for learning outside the classroom in an active, investigative manner. We cover science, geography, environmental, PHSE and social skills during our visit to enhance class teaching. During the 3-day stay, all children participate in an off-site visit. The children sleep in dormitories in the old house. These range in size from 2 to 10 beds with adult bedrooms nearby. More details can be found on the Holt Hall website.
Hilltop is a small, modern, high quality outdoor centre near Sheringham and is set in over 26 acres of rolling wooded valleys. During their visit, children experience outdoor activities which include PE, teambuilding, social skills enhancement and PHSE teaching. During the evenings, there are opportunities to swim, play table tennis, snooker and enjoy the woodland. The children sleep in dormitories ranging in size from 4 to 10 beds with adult bedrooms nearby. Visit the Hilltop website for more information.
Year 3 and 4
An annual opportunity for a "Sleep-Over" in school prepares some children for being away from home for a night as well as being fun!