After School Clubs
We offer all our children the opportunity to extend their learning in a range of exciting after school clubs. Children can develop their skills in dance, netball, football, art, maths and reading and more. We also frequently review our provision in response to feedback from children and parents.
Clubs and activities are matched to our staff’s expertise. Most clubs will be provided free of charge, but it may be necessary for a small charge to cover costs. Clubs run by external providers usually bear a charge. Most clubs will begin at 3.15pm and end at 4.00pm.
You will only be able to select one club per child.
Learning Resource Centre
We realise how important reading is for all our children. Reading with your child helps build their vocabulary, language and literacy skills, while improving concentration, curiosity and memory. We want all our children to love books and aim to instil in them the habit of regular reading.
Our well-stocked LRC offers every pupil free access to a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books that they can borrow, or renew their current loan, on a weekly basis. All our pupils are given the opportunity to visit the LRC with their class once a week and during their lunchtime break.
We want to encourage parents to use our LRC as well, so please feel free to come and browse our exciting and ever-changing selection of books for yourselves before or after school.
Our usual LRC Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to start of school.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 3.00 - 3.30pm.
(please note all KS1 children must be accompanied by an adult before and after school)
Computers and iPads
Year 5 and 6 children are allowed to use the computers in our LRC at lunchtimes for homework or to carry out research. We also have a number of iPads which Year 4, 5 and 6 children can use at lunchtimes to play games on. Internet access is heavily restricted in school; LGFL (London Grid for Learning) provide us with rigorous filters to keep our pupils safe online.
We hold a Book Fair twice yearly in school where children and parents can purchase a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books at reasonable prices. These are usually held in November and March.
Friends of POPS
The Friends of POPS are a team of parents who work together to raise money to buy extra resources to enhance the school experience for our children. If you would like to find out more information, or are interested in joining them please email them at: FOPOPS@outlook.com, or find them on Facebook by searching for 'Friends of Purley Oaks Primary School'.