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Extra Curricular Activities

Sheffield Music Hub

As part of the Sheffield Wider Opportunities programme offered by the Sheffield Music Hub, all our children in year 5 get to learn the clarinet as part of their music curriculum. They have weekly lessons, taught by Mr Martin, who is a very experienced music teacher. In year 5, these lessons are free to all children and children then get the opportunity to continue with private clarinet lessons in year 6 should they wish to, at an additional cost.  

Mr Martin also provides other private music lessons during school time. In the past these have included recorder and piano lessons. Please contact the school office for more information. 

Rocksteady Music

Rocksteady Music is a private music lesson that children can choose to participate in. They offer children the chance to learn to play musical instruments in the set up of a rock band! Children can choose to learn to play the keyboard, guitar, drums or even sing! Each year the children's learning culminates in a special assembly where they get to perform what they have learned to an audience.

Please contact the school office for more information. 

Sporting Competitions

As a school we participate in a wider variety of sporting competitions throughout the year. Competitions include: swimming gala, athletics, gymnastics and cricket.

All year groups get the opportunity to participate in some of these competitions.

School choir

Each Friday lunchtime, Miss Marklew and Mr Dixon run our school choir. All children are welcome to join. 

Our choir is going from strength to strength and have performed in school assemblies, the Westfield Family of School's Celebration Evening and, as part of our partnership with the local community, have visited Rose Cottage Nursing Home to perform to residents. 

After School Clubs 

Each half term we offer a variety of after school clubs.

You can apply for clubs via the application forms, which are sent via ParentMail, at the beginning of each term. 

Clubs change each term and we try to offer a variety of different activities throughout the year. Clubs we have run include: craft club, archery, football, basketball, karate, boxercise and art club.

We are lucky to have a variety of external providers who run our clubs.  These include, Premier Education Group, Sheffield Hatters and Studio 54/Te-Sheng-Do Karate Club. Our sports coaches are all fully qualified and provide us with an assessment of their teaching at the end of each term highlighting the teaching focus and engagement of the children.   

If any of our parents or families are interested in running an after school club we would love to hear from you!

Children's University 

 The Sheffield Children’s University (CU) encourages and celebrates participation in learning opportunities outside school.  

Halfway Junior School is a proud member of the CU and children who attend our after school clubs are rewarded with credits for their extra curricular learning.  

There are also lots of exciting activities taking place across the city where children can earn CU credits with a ‘Passport to Learning’.  Children are awarded one credit for every hour that they participate.  These hours add up to earn Children’s University Awards. Passports to Learning can be bought for £3.50 at most learning destinations or from any Sheffield Library. 

Children’s commitment to learning is celebrated through an awards system. One credit is awarded for each hour of learning that takes place. These are then converted into awards: Bronze (30 hours), Silver (65 hours), Gold (100 hours). 

For more information see the latest newsletter below or click here to visit the Sheffield CU website.  

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School Residential

Our annual school residential takes place in October. As a school we go to Kingswood Peak Venture. The residential is a fun, if not exhausting 3 days away from home and school, in which children get that chance to try a whole range of different activities, from abseiling, to the 3G swing, that encourages children (and staff) to show all of our core values, from resilience to courage. 

The residential is always open to year 6 pupils first. If the places are not filled by year 6 pupils, then it is opened to our year 5 pupils.