Health & Well Being (PE, School Sports, PSHE, Extra Curricular Activities)
Health & Well Being (Even more photos on our Twitter page!)
BBC Super Movers - We are loving making our lessons more active and getting fitter at the same time! Why not try it at home? A great way to learn your times tables or find out what a suffix is! Super Movers!
Teach Active - (Formerly Maths of the Day) Active Maths is an award-winning online resource tool, proven to improve children’s attitudes and attainment in maths, whilst also increasing levels of physical activity. We aim to deliver at least one active maths lesson per week.
PSHE / Healthy Living
At Much Woolton we follow the 'Jigsaw' scheme for PSHE. Lessons are delivered by our Learning mentor. Our PSHE curriculum is further enriched by the links we have with our community. Jigsaw holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. This is the link to Jigsaw where more information can be found about the programme that we follow. Jigsaw Link There is also a video about our programme.
The children responded well to the workshops delivered by Merseyside Police around staying safe online. We were enthused at how much our children knew about e-safety already!
We are very proud of our Healthy Schools Status and the children enjoy listening to assemblies about keeping our packed lunches healthy. Follow up letters are regualrly sent out to remind all about keeping lunchtimes healthy.
What does junk food do to our bodies? Newsround Article
Link to Change 4 Life website - Change 4 Life
We are looking forward to participating in World Mental Health Day 2019. https://www.place2be.org.uk/ https://youngminds.org.uk/get-involved/how-to-fundraise/helloyellow/
Barnados - Last year the UKS2 children took part in a programme of workshops led by Barnados. https://www.barnardos.org.uk/
We anuallly invite our Road Safety Team into our school and workshops are delivered for all key stages about how to stay safe on the road. In year 6 our pupils are prepared for the transition to KS3 by particpating in sessions which teach them how to use public transport safely.
Our Year 6 pupils also take part in Personal Safety sessions which are delivered by Judo Education.
As part of our programme with LSSP, our EYFS children learn how to ride a bike over a series of 6 weeks during 'Balanceability.' Cylcling proficiency is then offered to our Year 5 children who are all taken out onto the roads by the cycling team.
Our 'Powerability' sessions are delivered during the summer term during the school day to enthuse some of our less active pupils.
Swimming - Year 5 and Year 3 all regularly attend swimming lessons at Garston Baths. Lessons also include how to stay safe in the water. In July 2019, all year 6 pupils left being able to swim 25m.
Last year all year groups began Yoga which was delivered by 'Yoga Bears' via our link with LSSP. Children often do Yoga in class using 'Cosmic Kids.' We look forward to particpating in more sessions this year!
Sport and P.E. - (See our Sporting Achievement Report 2019)
Kite Marks - We currently hold The Sainsbury's School Games Kite Mark at their PLATINUM Level! 2018/19 - 2019/20 We also hold the YST Bronze Award which we will soon be resubmitting.
Young Leaders - We currently have 22 Young Leaders who are trained to deliver and promote active lunchtimes on both playgrounds.
Sports Crew - We have a group of children who carry out 'Personal Challenges'each day. Every Monday a new challenge is announced, the children take part each lunchtime and their time is recorded. They continue to do this each day and watch their time improve as the week goes on! Challenges include: hula hooping, keepie ups, flossing, skipping, jumping jacks etc.
The Daily Mile - As a school we are activley taking part in a National Initative called 'The Daily Mile.' We use our running track to enhance our fitness levels on a daily basis. More information about the Daily Mile can be found by following the link. https://thedailymile.co.uk/
LSSP - Our PE curriculum continues to be supported by our close link with Liverpool School Sports Partnership. All pupils receieve 2 hours of PE per week with one lesson being delivered by our full-time specialist Sports Coach. The second hour of PE is delivered by class teachers and we are now following a new programme called 'The PE Hub.' Our full time coach is on hand to support staff on a daily basis with the delivery of PE and ongoing staff CPD.
Through LSSP we are part of their school work experience programme and continue to work with St. Margaret's Academy, Aigburth by providing sporting placements for their Year 11 pupils. More information about LSSP can be found on their website. http://www.lssp.co.uk/
Competitions - We participate in a record number of competitions and details of our successes from our last academic year can be seen on our Sporting Achievement Report 2018-2019. As well as competitions we also attend many festival style events and development days to ensure as many of our pupils as possible have the oppurtunity to represent our school and try our new sports.
Everton School Supporters Club - Again this year we signed up to be affliated with Everton's School Supporters Club. They provide a number of oppurtunities to affliated schools including match tickets, cross-curricular lessons, coaching and competitions.
Widnes Vikings - After our involvement in the 'Sky Try' programme and 'Game Changer' last year, we are delighted to be continuing with our link with Widnes Vikings and are proud to have been invited to take part in their rugby training sessions for our Year 3 children.
Widnes Vikings Game Changer - The project is the result of a strategic collaboration between Widnes Vikings, Halton Clinical Commissioning Group, Liverpool John Moore University Centre for Public Health, Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Vanguard and Sopra Steria. The project will reach 36 schools across Halton in its first year with the aim for the initiative to be delivered in other areas of Cheshire and Merseyside by professional clubs, ensuring the benefits are received by as many children as possible in the region. Its ethos is that every child should have the opportunity to lead a healthy and physically active life. Through targeting children in years 2 to 4, the scheme will work with over 3,000 boys and girls from September who will access a range of sport and physical activity interventions across a 24 week period delivered by Vikings coaches based around improving fundamental and multi skills.
Whilst engaging the children in the physical activity sessions is a critical part of the ‘Game Changer’ programme, changing parents and teachers habits to physical activity is essential. Through the scheme, schools will develop their own approaches to unlocking an extra 15 minutes of physical activity every day through their own innovative ideas and thus complete their ‘Game Changer’ pledges. The project also includes a range of healthy eating workshops where children and parents will learn how to ‘Eat Like a Pro’ in partnership with Halton Health Improvement Team.
Widnes Vikings has a long history of working in schools on successful initiative such as Sky Try. In a special twist to the scheme, each player will be assigned a first team player who will act as the schools ‘Pro Ambassador’ who visit the school regularly and inspire the children to reach their fitness and wider health goals. Kevin Brown, Widnes Vikings Captain said, It’s been great to visit Weston Primary school this morning to launch the ‘Game Changer’ project. The lads and I are aware of the positive projects the club does in the local community and we really enjoy attending and meeting local people of all ages. Game Changer provides a fantastic opportunity for schools to promote more physical activity in their children and I am sure it will make a big difference in the fight against obesity’.
We deliver over 20 extra curricular activitities thoughout the school year! These inlcude Netball, Football, Judo, Gymnastics, Dance, Drama, Ocarina, Spanish, Cross Country, Change 4 Life, Film Club, Indoor Athletics, Multi Sports, Reading Clubs, Maths Clubs, Tennis and Gardening Club (to name a few!)