Healthy Schools

Autumn 2017

Having originally received our 'Healthy Schools Award' in 2006, and our Healthy Schools - Enhanced Status in March 2014, we were very pleased to achieve our Silver Award this autumn. Staff, children and parents are continually developing ideas to improve the school's and the children's healthy approach to life. 

Ideas included:

  • Reviewing the PSED curriculum
  • Regularly updating relevant school policies
  • A 'Feeling Good' Week
  • Gymnastics curriculum training for staff
  • School Council organising a vote for a different 'healthy meal' to be added to our lunch menu
  • Friendship Day

Feeling Good Week 2017

As part of 'Feeling Good' week this year, and in line with our PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development curriculum) the children enjoyed:

  • a whole school trip to RHS Garden, Wisley
  • a skipping workshop for all age groups
  • a Pet Service held in the Rectory garden

Healthy Breakfast

This PTA-organised activity took place on the morning of Sports Day in July 2017, and was a very popular and successful event.  Local supermarkets donated the food for the meal, which was also open to siblings who did not attend the school.  The children enjoyed different types of cereal,including porridge, yoghurt, fruit, bagels and toast.

 

PE

Physical activity plays a major part in school life and promoting healthy, active children is at the heart of our Real PE philosophy.  We promote the difference between physical education and sport, enabling all children to feel included and successful.  Our Real PE curriculum is based on the fundamental skills of balance, coordination and agility, and we promote healthy competition, encouraging the children to achieve their personal best.

We are fortunate enough to have our own swimming pool, and the children have two swimming lessons per week in the second half of the summer term.  They are divided into separate groups according to levels of ability (according to parent feedback) so the lessons are of maximum value.

Children also enjoy sporting activities in curriculum and non-curriculum areas eg. football coaching, and dance and gymnastic lessons.  Our annual Sports Day rounds off the sporting year for the children.

In Years 1 and 2 the children are taught multiskills by a coach from the SCL on a Tuesday afternoon. They play fun and exciting games, and learn new exercise skills whilst being encouraged to stay fit and healthy.  SCL also run one of our after school clubs on a Tuesday from 3.00 - 4.00pm, teaching the same multiskills.  All the coaches are fully trained, have DBS checks and First Aid experience.