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

This academic year, as part of the Olympic Legacy, we have received additional funding of £17,310 for Sports and Outdoor Education. We have invested this money in developing the range of equipment available for gymnastics, dance, break times and for gross motor development.  We have also used the money to create a trim trail on a previously unused area of the school site.  The equipment provided supports the development of children’s core strength and balance.  It is accessible to children during the school day and before and after school. 


The impact of this spending is that: children are accessing equipment that supports physical development for an extended time during the day.  The variety of equipment across the school site is supporting high levels of motivation and is promoting healthy lifestyles. Resources provided for PE and clubs ensure that provision for physical development is good or better.  Our children perform very successfully in inter school competitions!


Feedback from the children has been overwhelmingly positive.  They enjoy learning outdoors and respond positively to the different challenges offered by a variety of equipment.  Their involvement in physical activity is high. Children show 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
  • Resourcing of additional lunch and after school sports clubs which are accessed by every KS1 pupil
  • Resourcing of dance, athletics, gym, basketball, badminton, tennis, gross motor interventions, playtime equipment
  •  A covered outdoor area
  •  An additional trim trail that can also be accessed before and after school

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.