Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

At Menston Primary School we firmly believe that our extra-curricular provision contributes to our children's well being and confidence. We deliver a wide choice of extra-curricular opportunities including sports, creative activities, music opportunities and computing.

To find out more about our extra-curricular provision, please click on the links below.

Please click here to see a timetable of our after school clubs.

  • Basketball

    Our basketball club runs every Friday after school. It is open to all year 4 pupils and is led by Mr Wood.

  • Cross Country

    We are part of the Wharfedale Primary Schools Cross Country League. Race events take place on Saturdays throughout the year and are coordinated by Mrs Blaby, our PE Subject Leader.

    Please click this link to see more information about the Wharfedale Primary Schools Cross Country League.

  • Multisports and other sports clubs

    These clubs run on  Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays after school. They are open to children in all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6. Please call into the office for more information and prices for these clubs which are led by Inspiration Tree and Fisical Sports.

  • Ilkley Grammar Primary Sports League

    We take part in a range of competitive inter-school sports competitions, along with other schools in the Wharfe Valley. These sports include swimming, basketball, handball, dodgeball, netball, athletics, cricket, rounders and football. KS2 pupils from different year groups compete in these friendly events each half term. Our specialist sports teachers run training sessions in line with these events. Please call into the office for more information about these events and training sessions.

  • Menston Band

    Our school band meets every Tuesday from 3.15pm – 4.00pm in the KS2 hall. Band is open to all KS2 pupils, whatever their musical starting points, and is led by Mrs Borg and Mrs Pedley.

    Pupils play a variety of instruments in our band from brass to string to percussion. Our band is really inclusive and everyone in KS2 is welcome to come and have a go! We have some enthusiastic parent helpers who volunteer each week, without whom the band wouldn’t be the great success that it is.

  • Menston Choir

    Our choir runs every Tuesday lunchtime. It is open to all year 5 and 6 pupils and is led by Mrs Borg.

     

  • Peripatetic Music Lessons

    Bradford Music Service offer a range of music lessons which take place within the school day including individual and group piano, keyboard, brass, woodwind, upper strings, and guitar. Please call into the office for more information and prices.

  • Art and Craft Clubs

    Our art club runs every Wednesday after school from 3.15pm – 4.15pm. It is open to all Year 1  pupils and is led by Mrs Hunt.

    This club is so popular with KS1 children that places are limited and are allocated on a rota basis each term. Please call in to the office for more information about this popular club.

    We also run a KS2 craft club on Thursday lunchtimes which is led by Mrs Nicholson and is open to all KS2 children.

  • Coding Club

    Menston Primary School is a registered member of Code Club, a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Mrs Wilson is the club leader at Menston, ably assisted by some digital leaders and Code Club volunteers. The club runs every Friday from 3.15 to 4.15 p.m. The  club has around 20 dedicated members of Year 5 and 6 pupils, who are working on exciting projects using Scratch,  a free online programming language. Projects  include a memory game, a balloon popping game and a paint program. Here are some examples of some of the projects: Balloon Pop game balloons-final

    Lost in Space

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    Boat Race game

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    Chatbot

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    As well as coding with Scratch, we use HTML to create web pages. We have recently started to code BBC Micro:bits and are looking forward to coding with Raspberry Pi.

  • French Club

    Our French club runs every Wednesday and Thursday  after school from 3.15pm – 4.15pm and is led by Madame Brown and a parent volunteer.

    Madame Brown runs clubs on different days for children from year 1 to year 4. Please call into the office for more information and prices for this club.

  • Fun Club

    Our fun club runs every Tuesday lunchtime. It is open to all KS2 pupils and is led by Mrs Nicholson.

  • Science Club

    Our Science club runs every Wednesday lunchtime. It is open to all KS2 pupils and is led by Miss Hodkinson. Miss Hodkinson is ably assisted by an enthusiastic group of Science ambassadors.