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Woods Primary School, Magherafelt
Enjoy your summer holidays everyone! P7 & P1 return to school for Induction Day on 27 August 2021 P7 Finish at 12.30pm. School term commences Tuesday 31 August 2021 P2-4 9am-12.25pm and P5-7 9-12.35pm Healthy Break commences 1 September.
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After School Clubs



At Woods Primary we promote a healthy lifestyle and are interested in the physical well-being of each child.  As part of the complete development of the children in Woods Primary we aim to provide every child with a range of physical activities. Each class is allocated two P.E. sessions during the week.  Gymnastics, Games, Athletics, Dance and Swimming are all taught.  In Key Stage 1 all of the fundamental movement skills are explicitly taught.  These skills are then used in a range of contexts in Key Stage 2.  

A wide range of sporting after school activities are provided for Key Stage 2 pupils so that they are able to develop their physical and team skills in a more meaningful way.

During the summer term a Sports’ Day is held for all pupils. The main emphasis is on fun and each child is encouraged to participate to the best of their ability.  There are competitive sports races, as well as team obstacle games.

Our Facilities

We offer two large tarmac areas that are levelled and marked out for netball and basketball, football and cycling proficiency.  Stimulating alphabet and number lines, Hopscotch and a mini road system are provided for foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils.  We have a 2G all weather pitch for Football, Tag Rugby, Hockey and other team games.  A trail blazer outdoor play/activity system, constructed on rubber safety surfacing, is designed to test and develop children’s balance, co-ordination and strength. 

The school has an outdoor classroom and playhouse which children access on a daily basis as part of playtime and when appropriate during class teaching sessions.  We also have an attractive garden area for the children to investigate plant life, observe patterns of growth and seasonal changes.  This area is used by all classes in connection to themes being taught.  The 123 club and ECO Committee also enjoy using this area of the school.  We have recently added extra chalk boards for drawing outdoors and basketball practice areas in KS1 and 2 playgrounds. 

After School Activities

Children at Woods have the opportunity to develop their skills through a varied range of after school activities.  These change on a yearly basis but usually include the following:

  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Tag Rugby(P6 & P7 Only)
  • Volleyball
  • Multi-sports
  • Cycling Proficiency
  • Choir
  • Scripture Union
  • Arts and Craft
  • French
  • iPad club & Coding Club
  • Drama
  • Gymnastics
  • Creative Music and Dance Club
  • 123 Club – a fun club for P1 – P3 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Monday – Friday

(Art and Craft, Games, Stories, Drama, Physical Activities, Outdoor Play) 



12th Feb 2020
P7 enjoyed their French breakfast. 
7th Feb 2020
P6 and P7 are enjoying learning new skills at the cookery and sewing club.  
18th Jan 2020
Thank you the staff who are working with some of our P6 and P7 pupils to develop...
30th Sep 2019
6th Feb 2019
4th Feb 2019
Thank you Alison for the fun lego clubs. 
10th Oct 2018
24th May 2018
Girls from P4 - P7 have been taking part in gymnastics sessions after school with...
13th Feb 2018
Our their last day of French Club, P7 got to sample a French breakfast.  Some...