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                                                             Welcome to our Health Committee page!

 

Here at St Pauls we are a Healthy School. We are proud of the many things that reflect our status as a Healthy school. For example:

  • reviewing and developing the PSHCE Curriculum to ensure that it continues to be in line with current guidance
  • developing both staff and children's physical fitness through staff vs. children's sports events, staff charity running events and the each class running the 'Daily Mile'
  • surveying children's morning snacks and packed lunches to ensure all children are eating healthily and drinking water at school
  • Our use of 'Mindfulness' and 'Growth Mindsets' as part of a focus on mental health in school
  • "Wheelie Wednesdays", encouraging children to come to school on a different "healthy" mode of transport on a weekly basis
  • a "quiet area" outside at lunch times for drawing, writing and reading, as suggested by some children through a pupil voice questionnaire
  •  a Health Committee made up of children from each class, who help to reinforce and develop aspects of health and well-being. We meet half termly and the children are involved in obtaining the views and ideas of our children and also feeding back to them work we are doing in relation to health and well-being. 

 

We will be choosing new Health Committee members this week for the new school year so watch this space to see who will be working hard to help make our school even healthier!  This term we are going to be focusing further on developing Growth Mindsets in school.

 

See below for  some of our other 'healthy' focuses.

 

Healthy Food!

 

Date for your diary - There will be Healthy food talk from parents on Thursday 4th October 2018 from a local nutritionist focusing on healthy packed lunches, healthy snacks and fussy eaters among other things. More details to follow.

 

 

We have just collected some of the food grown in our new planters that we built in Feeling Good week. despite the very hot weather over the summer we have some squashes, potatoes and small onions. They will be passed onto the school kitchen and used in the children's lunches. KS2 gardening club also grew some potatoes and herbs which again were used by the school kitchen.
  

                                            

 

 

I hope you were able to see the display in the hall showing how much sugar is in different drinks. The children found this fascinating!

  

                                              

 

That was replaced with a display about exercise. We also introduced our Fitter Future workouts which we will use alongside the daily mile as a way of getting more exercise into our day at school in short bursts. The children have been enjoying it in school and we hope you've had a go at home.

 

Feeling Good Week 19th - 23rd February

Feeling Good week was a real success!  Each class enjoyed some circle time sessions, problem solving activities, PE sports tournaments, a board games afternoon and the children brought in their scooters to scoot with their friends. Throughout the week the children also filled the 'bucketful of kindness' to describe who had been kind to them. 

 

We also applied for funding from the county to be able to build some vegetable planters to grow vegetables that can be cooked in our school kitchen. Some parents and children spent a few mornings building the planters and filling them with soil. We are now growing onions, new potatoes and squashes that our cook will use in school dinners next academic year! Each class is also growing a sunflower to see whose can grow the tallest! We'll keep you posted! A variety of children are in charge of watering the planters and gardening club are also keeping a watchful eye on them.

      

 

                    

 

      

 

 


  • St Paul's C of E VA Primary and Nursery School
  • Langleybury Lane, Kings Langley,
  • England, WD4 8RJ
  • tel: 01923 263641
  • email: admin@stpauls779.herts.sch.uk
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