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Woods Primary School, Magherafelt

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) 





20th Sep 2023
Reading the story ‘The Hodgeheg’ is so much fun! P4/5 book club after...
6th Sep 2023
Everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather.  We are trying to keep active and...
15th Jun 2023
Thank you Andrew for the Tennis After School Club sessions this term! Everyone had...
5th May 2023
Congratulations to our boys P6 & P7 hockey team who participated in the Tri-county...
3rd May 2023
What a beautiful day for tennis club, the children from P4-P7 had a great afternoon....
3rd May 2023
We are absolutely delighted that our P6&7 Hockey Team took joint first place...
6th Mar 2023
Woods Boys Hockey team had a great morning at the Ulster Hockey Pearson Cup Tournament...
5th Feb 2023
Every Tuesday in Woods PS. Fun games and physical activities to help your child...
9th Jan 2023
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits today as we got our hockey club started....