Healthy Schools (including Sports Premium)

We strongly promote healthy lifestyles.

Our curriculum includes Personal and Health Education, SEAL (social & emotional aspects of learning), Restorative Practices and Values Education which are reinforced across subject areas, in daily routines and assemblies. We believe that children learn best in a safe and happy environment where their levels of well-being and involvement are high. 

Our Year 1 and 2 children all take part in our 'Forest School'.

Children have:
  • At least 3 hours of physical activity a week, including 2 PE lessons and 2 sport lunch clubs
  • Opportunities to join a range of sports clubs
  • PE apparatus at playtimes
  • Access to water during the school day
  • Free school fruit every morning
  • Access to hot school meals
  • Access to subsidised school milk

Sports Premium

Last year, as part of the Olympic Legacy, we have received additional funding of £8,600 for Sports and Outdoor Education. We have invested this money in developing the range of sports accessed by children including basketball, badminton and tennis. We have also extended provision for Forest School so that all Key Stage 1 children have two seasonal blocks over Year 1 and Year 2  The impact of this spending is that: all Key Stage One benefit from two seasonal blocks of outdoor education which promotes personal development and healthy lifestyles. It also ensures that children access a wide range of sports which promotes excitement, enthusiasm and high levels of engagement in PE and sports clubs. Resources provided for PE and clubs ensure that provision for physical development is good or better. 100% of children achieved age expected at the end of KS1.

Feedback from the children has been overwhelmingly positive.  They love Forest School and show very high levels of engagement during their lessons.  Children show increasing confidence in their physical abilities and a positive attitude towards healthy life styles. They tell us that they enjoy PE and their sports clubs.

PE developments since additional funding began in 2013 include:

  • Sprung hall flooring and gymnastic equipment

  • Traversing wall and safety flooring

  • Forest School training and resources

  • Ongoing developments to our Orchard for Forest School activities

  • Resourcing of additional lunch and after school sports clubs which are accessed by every pupil

This year we will receive £8720 to invest in PE. We will be using this money to:

  • Buy balance bikes to ensure that all children can ride a bike by the end of KS1

  • Develop an outside covered area so that children can always use the outdoor space whatever the weather. This will enable an additional lunchtime sports club to run all year.

Information about healthy lunch boxes is provided for parents during induction.  Further information can be found at:

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/healthier-lunchboxes

Our spending has been focused on large infrastructure projects in order to ensure that the benefits are sustainable.