Being active

More Children, More Active, More Often

We want all our children to be physically active and learn how to lead healthy lives which we hope they will take into their future lives. They are encouraged to take risks, work effectively in teams and learn how to win and lose.

Physical Education inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Follow the link to the 2014 National Curriculum for PE

Read the school's Physical Education and Sport Policy here

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Forest Schools is a Scandinavian initiative designed to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long term, educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment. As a school we are very fortunate in having a fabulous outdoor environment and a teacher trained to deliver the Forest Schools programme.

Forest Schools is offered to our Reception and Y1 children and also the whole school through our House activities programme. Teamwork skills are developed through games and activities. Individual skills and self-esteem are heightened throughout activities such as trail following, shelter building, tool skills, lighting fires or environmental art, the list is endless. Each activity develops intra and inter-personal skills as well as practical and intellectual skills.

 

 

 The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile is for all the children at our school,; it is a scheme to encourage children to be active.

The Daily Mile initiative was started in February 2012 by the head teacher of a large Scottish Primary school, who was concerned by the children’s poor fitness. This simple approach proved to be both sustainable and effective. 

The beauty of this approach is it is so simple and has been shown to be really beneficial. Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in the school goes out every school day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes; supervised by the teaching, support staff and volunteers. 

We achieve this by completing laps of marked out track around the playground and the school site

The Daily Mile is an integral part of the children’s school day. It  takes place come rain or shine, with the children donning the appropriate clothing. They do not need to change footwear to undertake the Daily Mile. Obviously in exceptional weather conditions where it is deemed inappropriate or unsafe to do the daily mile, we either reschedule during the day if possible or omit that day.

It is inclusive and non-competitive. Most children average a mile, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and well-being. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment.

You can find out more about how it works by visiting the website: www.thedailymile.co.uk.