Junior School

Extra-Curricular activities at The Webber

26 May 2021

Extra-Curricular activities are a vital aspect in any child’s development and this is no exception at Webber. Outside the standard curriculum, there are a plethora of opportunities for our children to learn new skills and ignite new passions that could last a lifetime through the activities on offer. 

Our 2020 ISI report highlighted how powerful Extra-Curricular Activities are within the school;

‘Pupils achieve highly, and a few at exceptional levels, in a wide range of extra-curricular activities’.

Over the course of this term, children throughout the school have had the opportunity to return to the wide variety of extra-curricular activities (ECAs). As a school we are able to offer a host of activities that cover sports and the arts through to activities that develop and nurture the children’s mental health and well-being. Within the Junior school, our Year 6 Prefects run two weekly clubs for Year 1 and 2 children. This allows the Prefects to demonstrate their leadership and responsibility allowing them to develop skills such as communication, problem solving and team building.

Although the children are encouraged to participate in two hours of clubs and activities, many opt to use a number of their lunch breaks to attend clubs. It is this enthusiasm that allows them not only to learn new skills but also to build relationships with their peers.

The wide range of 40+ activities on offer coupled with the excellent teaching has a positive impact on each child’s personal development. Some of the benefits of attending extra-curricular activities include:

  • Learning new skills - ECAs allow children to learn new skills that could stay with them for a lifetime. They instil key skills and personality traits that provide continued benefits way beyond the classroom.
  • Boost performance - Many of the skills that are central to ECAs can be implemented into academic subjects. Lessons require problem-solving, memory, creativity and critical thinking. Research has indicated a direct link between extra-curricular participation and improved academic performance. 
  • Social skills development - ECAs allow children to mix, this often can be between multiple year groups in a more social setting. This opportunity allows them to develop social skills, build friendships and evolve their communication abilities. Many activities can aid self-esteem and confidence; good self-esteem is important to positive mental health and well-being.

The school prides itself on the wide and varied offering of ECAs available to all children; many of the clubs and activities are created and organised following discussions with children and reflect our staff’s own passion or their unique skills set. They cater for children's curiosity, for those who enjoy sports, are passionate about the Arts through to those who thrive on more academic challenges. It is this variety that allows the children to broaden their own experiences and enjoyment. For some children it has offered a taste and insight into a new hobby that they then pursue further outside of school.

You can find more information about the Extra-Curricular activities we are currently running here.

   

 

 

Mr Simon Jeacock

Year 5 Class Teacher/ SENCO

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    Junior School

    Bushcraft Residential

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    On Friday 9th July, 53 pupils from Year 3 to 7 travelled to Boughton Woods in Northamptonshire for the annual residential.

  • Young Voices `Biggest Sing`
    Junior School

    Young Voices `Biggest Sing`

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    On Tuesday 15th June, students in Years 3-6 took part in The Biggest Sing, an on-line event hosted by Young Voices. 

  • Year 1 and 2 Aboriginal Stories
    Junior School

    Year 1 and 2 Aboriginal Stories

    26 May 2021

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  • Extra-Curricular activities at The Webber
    Junior School

    Extra-Curricular activities at The Webber

    26 May 2021

    Extra-Curricular activities are a vital aspect in any child’s development and this is no exception at Webber.

  • Year 4 Pointillist Art
    Junior School

    Year 4 Pointillist Art

    05 May 2021

    In Year 4 Geography lessons, we have been learning about Modern Europe. This term’s focus is France.

  • NSPCC Number Day
    Junior School

    NSPCC Number Day

    05 May 2021

    On Friday 7th May the children were excited to come into school dressed for our Number themed non-uniform day to raise money for the NSPCC charity.

  • Earth Day 2021
    Junior School

    Earth Day 2021

    23 April 2021

    Throughout the week children across the Junior and Senior School have been learning about and celebrating Earth Day 2021

  • Moments of Awe and Wonder: Learning Through Play
    Junior School

    Moments of Awe and Wonder: Learning Through Play

    23 April 2021

    The Early Years is often seen by many as a place where children play and teachers simply watch over their pupils whilst sipping a cup of tea.

  • Cross Curricular LinkS
    Junior School

    Cross Curricular LinkS

    26 March 2021

    In the Junior School classrooms we find that linking our topics across different subjects can really benefit the children and demonstrate how differen...

  • Year 2 and 3 make some Egg-cellent Easter decorations!
    Junior School

    Year 1 and 2 make some Egg-cellent Easter decorations!

    26 March 2021

    Our Year 1 and 2 pupils have been busy this week making some amazing Easter decorations!

  • Celebrating World Book Day
    Junior School

    Celebrating World Book Day

    12 March 2021

    World Book Day is always one of our favourite theme days that we celebrate at Webber and the children in the Junior School classes once again thorough...

  • Year 5s Recreate Famous Artwork At Home
    Junior School

    Year 5s Recreate Famous Artwork At Home

    12 March 2021

    Art is an integral part of the Junior School curriculum and provides pupils with the opportunities to try different techniques, materials and mediums....

  • Winter Warmer packs for the homeless
    Charity / Junior School

    Winter Warmer Packs for the homeless

    12 February 2021

    We wholeheartedly embrace helping those less fortunate than ourselves at The Webber Independent.

  • Year 4 children have been learning about the Anglo Saxons
    Junior School

    Year 4 children design their own Anglo Saxon Villages

    12 February 2021

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  • Kindness Challenge
    Junior School

    Kindness Challenge

    12 February 2021

    February is a short but very busy month with plenty to celebrate and learn about in school.

  • RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch
    Charity / Junior School

    RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

    01 February 2021

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity passionate and dedicated to protecting and saving the variety of birds th...

  • Zones of Regulation
    Junior School

    Zones of Regulation

    01 February 2021

    Throughout the Junior School last term we spent time during our PSHCE lessons teaching and learning about Zones of Regulation

  • New FOWIS Logo Unveiled
    Junior School / Senior School

    New FOWIS Logo Unveiled

    20 November 2020

    Mrs Flaherty, the Chair of Friends of Webber Independent School  (FOWIS) parents association,  threw down a creative challenge to all students this mo...

  • We Need a Bigger Van!
    Charity / Junior School / Nursery / Senior School

    We Need a Bigger Van!

    20 November 2020

    Due to the outstanding generosity of the Webber Community, particularly in these financially uncertain times,  we were faced with a lovely problem reg...

  • Children In Need 2020
    Charity / Junior School / Nursery / Senior School

    Children In Need 2020

    20 November 2020

    The Autumn Term sees many important charity events that as a school here at Webber we are always keen to support. However, it is important that we not...

  • Remembrance Day 2020
    Junior School

    Remembrance Day 2020

    20 November 2020

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  • The Webber School Holiday Club
    Junior School / Nursery / Senior School

    The Webber School Holiday Club

    20 November 2020

    Our Autumn Adventures themed holiday club took place over the October half term, and it was a huge success! The children enjoyed many wonderful activi...