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Health Committee

Sine the Summer Term 2016 we have been working towards achieving Healthy Schools Status by evaluating our current provision in PSHCE, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Emotional Health and Wellbeing, and creating an action plan to ensure that we meet 'established' standards.


The Healthy Schools Committee is comprised of Mrs Wilson (PSHE Leader), Mr Murton (PE Leader, Mrs Dockrell (Year 4), Mrs Simmons (Teaching Assistant), Rosemary Franklin (Governor) and Rosie, Poppy, Isobel and Maddison from year 6. They have been working incredibly hard to ensure we achieve the targets in our action plan.


In the Autumn and Spring Terms we have:

  • reviewed and developed the PSHCE Curriculum to ensure that it continues to be in line with current guidance
  • developed both staff and children's physical fitness through staff vs. children's sports events, a staff charity running event and several planned 'come to school' transport days
  • surveyed children's morning snacks and packed lunches to ensure all children are eating healthily and drinking water at school
  • introduced 'Mindfulness' and 'Growth Mindsets' as part of a focus on mental health in school
  • introduced "Wheelie Wednesdays", encouraging children to come to school on a different "healthy" mode of transport on a weekly basis
  • Mr Murton has introduced the 'Daily Mile', encouraging each class to run for a period of time on a daily basis
  • Miss Martindale and the school council have re-introduced the friendship stop to ensure children are using it effectively
  • The children now have a "quiet area" outside at lunch times for drawing, writing and reading, as suggested by some children through a pupil voice questionnaire


Thank you very much for your donations of books and pencils for the outdoor quiet area.


Summer Term .2017

June 26th-30th is sports week and this year we are also thinking abut healthy eating. There will be lots of fun activities and learning. Mr Murton has organised sports day races; inflatables; staff vs. Y6 netball; inter-house dodgeball, benchball and football; Danish longball; cricket and flag football. On the Friday Mrs Wilson will be teaching each class some Zumba! In class the children will also be learning about healthy food. For example where our food comes from (linked to fair trade, allotments and buying locally); "Try it Friday" trying new food from round the world; thinking about poverty and nutrition; a healthy food quiz and also for homework designing a healthy school lunch. The winning lunch will be cooked by Tracy our cook on the last week of term!  It is going to be a great week!


Attached is a copy of the action plan and a few photos if you would like to see what we have been up to. We are coming towards the end of the process and fingers crossed we will achieve Healthy Schools Status very soon!

Year 6 children from the Healthy Schools Committee

Year 6 children from the Healthy Schools Committee 1

Outdoor quiet area

Outdoor quiet area 1

Healthy schools displays

Healthy schools displays 1
Healthy schools displays 2

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  • England, WD4 8RJ
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