The choir rehearses at lunchtime on Tuesdays. Anyone can join the choir – it is a fun club for all and usually has 50 or 60 members.
The choir likes to perform and usually has many opportunities throughout the year – harvest assembly, Christmas carol concert, entertaining at Christmas lunches (Bucks Vision and St Andrew’s).
Some years we attend VIAM (Voice in a Million) at Wembley Arena. We also feature in the Orchestra Summer Concert.
The orchestra rehearses before school on Wednesday morning. Any child who learns an instrument is welcome to come along – the music is arranged specially, and can be simplified for beginners or made more complicated for experts! Most children join in Year 4 though. The orchestra works through a variety of pieces over the year and puts on an annual concert during the summer term.
An orchestra of this type is unusual for a primary school – we are lucky to have almost a quarter of Key Stage 2 learning an instrument in school. Our children are also encouraged to try out the local music centre orchestras at Amersham and Iver Heath.
Ukulele Club happens on Monday lunchtime. It is open to anyone in Year 5 and 6, or to younger children who are ahead. All children in Year 4 learn the ukulele in their music lessons. The children learn new chords and we play and sing songs we like. We usually perform at the Carol Concert and also the Orchestra Summer Concert.
We have two KS2 Football Clubs running at Stoke Poges School. Year 5/6 girls and boys train on Tuesday afternoons at 3.15pm to 4.15pm and Year 3/4 girls and boys train on Thursday afternoons at 3.15pm to 4.15pm.
KS2 Netball Club runs at Stoke Poges School on Monday afternoons at 3.15pm to 4.15pm.
Recorder Club (advanced)
For those who have some experience of playing the recorder, the Advanced Recorder Club is a great club to join.
The children already have a basic knowledge of how to play and read some notes and can follow a simple rhythm. We learn new prices together, playing along to a backing track.
The club meets on Wednesday lunchtimes and is open to Key Stage 2 children. It is run by Mrs Payne.