Our aim at Rockingham Primary is to 'Broaden Horizons'.
Throughout the year children in EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs.
These range from Football, Netball, Multi Skills, Choir, Gymnastics, Dance and Table Tennis.
Our Year 5 pupils receive “Soundstart” lessons for a 10 week period through Northamptonshire Music Performing Arts Trust. Here they learn to play a variety of Brass instruments. Children also have the opportunity to have individual or small group tuition in piano, guitar and drumming.
Our children are given opportunities to experience and participate in live theatre including Shakespeare and ballet.
To enhance our learning experiences further, our children are also taken on class trips as part of their studies and there is an opportunity for a residential trip for our year 6 children during their time at Rockingham.
We also welcome visitors in to school to provide activities and enrichment opportunities for our children and to deepen pupil's learning. Recent examples include NSPCC speakers, our local vicar, our local police community support officer, school nurse and many more.
Rockstars at Rockingham
Every week, our children have the opportunity to be Rockstars. To be a Rockstar, a child needs to:
- log their reading at least three times a week
- complete their homework on Maths and Spelling Shed
- remain 'green'
- be ready to learn
- remember their PE kit
All children who are able to complete these things are Rockstars. This means they earn a token for our weekly Rockshop which is run by Mrs Stevenson. Tokens can be spent or banked to earn a bigger reward.
At the end of each half term, we organise a Platinum Rockstar Event for our children who have managed to be Rockstars for the entire half term. The Junior Parliament help to decide what the events will be for each phase. Our Platinum Rockstars are issued with a special ticket for their event and also get to wear their own clothes for the day.