We have in school specialist teachers who teach music across the school. Every child receives one hour of dedicated music teaching across the week.
We have a peripatetic music teacher who comes into school one day a week to provide instrumental tuition for children whose parents wish to buy into this service.
Singing is an important part of school life. Our choir is thriving and we are participating in the Voice in a Million event at Wembley in March.
Other study support activities
Throughout the year, we offer a wide range of clubs led by teachers, learning mentors and external providers.
We host a range of non-sport activities after school to enhance and enrich children’s learning. In the autumn, teachers lead clubs to support children’s interests in the curriculum. These include computing, needlework, science and art clubs. During the spring term, our focus turns to targeting children who needs academic support in phonics, maths and English. Dance and sports clubs are available throughout the year.
Personal, social and health education/citizenship
These are seen as vitally important in the development of happy, healthy individuals. The school follows the non-statutory guidelines of the National Curriculum 2000; Sex and Drug Education are incorporated into the wider PSHE programme.
Exceptionally behaved children across the school enjoy taking responsibility for other children during lunchtime. They organise sports equipment and lead playground activities.
WHCS has a long-established School Council tradition. The Council meets regularly to discuss issues of concern within the school community. Elected representatives from Year 2 to Year 6 raise points for discussion and where appropriate initiate action for improvement.
Year 5&6 visit Fair Play House in Maldon, Essex every other year. It is an outdoor activity camp; the range and demands of the activities becoming increasingly challenging for the older children.