Extended School


Gardening Club

We have been busy in KS1 gardening club building a school garden.




Saturday School

SHINE at St. Helen’s provides the children with a structured timetable of creative activities taught and planned by teachers from within the school. Pupils arrive 8:30 and complete a range of sessions focused on providing extra support in basic skills. In addition to English and Maths, pupils attend creative sessions such as Sport, Music, Music Technology, Dance, Art, DT, Gardening and Cooking.

Each term has a different theme. This term sees the theme, ‘Roots of Music’. This will include pupils using music lyrics to complete comprehension activities, attending samba band classes and experiencing an educational visit to the West End production Motown.













Brilliant Club

Graduation Ceremony

The Brilliant Club works with schools to help pupils to access top universities and to develop a range of skills that would be needed. A group of children have been working with a PhD student at Oxford University in tutorial groups on the theme of keeping a healthy heart. While there they learned about the heart and cardiovascular disease, conducted experiments, did data handling work and produced an academic essay on the topic. The pupils then graduated with a ceremony at Oxford University where they were presented with certificates Well done!


Parents & Toddler Group

At St. Helen's we run a parents and toddler group with Ms Bode Adekanle on Wednesdays from 9:15am - 11:00am in the Benedict Centre. All parents and carers are welcome to bring their children from ages 18 months to 3 years. There are many fun things for the toddlers such as toys, painting, bikes and books to help encourage the children to interact and socialise with each other. There are also special groups run occasionally by Sure Start such as music and storytelling sessions. These interactions help develop their social skills ready for when they reach primary school age. The group also allows parents and carers to engage in activities with their children and meet other parents and carers.

After school clubs

We are lucky to have a number of clubs after school run by members of the school staff.

A letter is given to all children at the beginning of each term, outlining which clubs they are eligible for and giving them the chance to sign up.

Older children are encouraged to join Saturday schools at our link secondary schools and we are fortunate to have visiting teachers from Newham Music Academy who teach music to all classes and give some children the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument.

Autumn Term 2017

Day Club Staff Year Groups
Monday Year 6 extended provision*

Homework Club Yr 5*
Homework Club Yr 4*
Homework Club Yr 3*
School Council *
Hama Beads
Miss C Doherty/Miss Buckley/Mr Myers/Mrs Corsan/Mrs Hicks/Miss van Biljon
Mrs Flynn
Miss Crump
Mrs Hunt
Miss Braimah
Miss Logan & Miss Mbuku
Mrs Baker
Miss Clarke
Miss Cascayan
Year 6

Year 5
Year 4
Year 3
Yrs 3-6
Yr 2
Yr 3
Yr 2
Yr R
Tuesday Rome Club*
Reading Club*
KS1 Choir
KS 2 Choir
Reading & Stories
Miss C Doherty/Miss Odufuye/Mrs Hicks
Mrs Baker
Miss Buckley
Mrs O’Sullivan
Miss Odufuye/Miss Stack
Miss Taylor & Miss Logan
Mrs Venn / Mr Browne
Mr Myers & Mr Hicks
Mrs Bajade
Miss Edwards
Mrs Barej
Miss Corsan
Yr 5
Yrs 5&6
Yr 6
Yrs 5&6
Yrs 5&6
Yrs 1&2
Yrs 3-6
Yrs 5&6
Yr 3
Yr 1
Yr 2
Wednesday Football
Mr Hicks
Miss Corsan
Mr Dybowski
Yrs 5&6
Yrs 5&6
Yrs 3&4
Thursday Girls’ Football
Mini Vinnies
Miss Earle
Miss Bullock & Miss Orwell
Mr Aanonson-Rawlings
Miss Mbuku
Mr Dowall/Mr Lewis
Miss Mc Neish
Yrs 4-6
Yrs 3-6
Yrs 5&6
Yrs 3&4
Yrs 3&4
Yrs 3&4
Friday International Club* Mrs Corsan & Mrs Flynn Yr 5

* Invitation only


Club photos

Girl's football



Games club

Lego club


Creative club

6 o'clock club

Every Child a Musician programme